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AbilityNet is a UK wide registered charity that helps disabled and older people to use computers and the internet at home, at work and in education. We provide a number of free IT services for disabled and older people at home to help them get the most from their computers, laptops, tablets, ipads and smart phones. One such service is our ITCanHelp service. ITCanHelp is a network of volunteers with IT knowledge and experience who are able to visit people in their own homes to help with their computer needs. Volunteers may be asked to help set up a new computer system for someone, install software or hardware, troubleshoot problems or even help to change to a printer cartridge or give some basic training on how to use systems.
Opportunity available to assist with general administration duties within the unit such as computer work, filing and general administration tasks.
We are looking for volunteers who can help people get out and about. Weekly bus runs are planned and volunteers are needed to help residents on and off the bus and also accompany them, chatting and showing things of interest along the way.
The Hands on Project (HOP) is a well established project which provides an invaluable handyperson service to isolated members of the community who are frail, elderly, disabled or have mobility problems. The service provides practical assistance with minor tasks around the home such as changing smoke detector batteries, changing light bulbs or curtains or fitting new curtain or towel rails and many other tasks. We do not carry out decorating. Volunteers will not be asked to undertake tasks outside their comfort zone but will be allocated tasks according to their level of skill and expertise.
Bud is Poppyscotland’s brand new vehicle for exploration and learning, a truck that transforms into a mobile community space, comprising a mini poppy factory, micro-museum and with interactive learning opportunities.
Bud is an interactive experience that encourages visitors to create their personal remembrance journey through exploring the exhibits. It is helping us keep remembrance relevant all year round.
About the opportunity:
As a Bud Veteran Volunteer, you will support the delivery of the Bud project when Bud is in your area or visiting schools, voluntary groups etc. This could see you supporting in one of the key tasks below:
Carrying out talks to groups (schools, girl guides, brownies, cubs, cadets etc.) members of the public and community organisations who are visiting Bud, or who you are visiting
Actively engage with small groups of visitors, answering questions about Bud and remembrance
Taking part in group discussions about the challenges – both positive and negative - faced by the Armed Forces community
To be flexible in the performance of the post and undertake duties requested by the Bud Team
Encourage people to complete the on-board evaluation at end of visit
Inform people of volunteering opportunities available through Bud project
Support the staff team in set up and take down at visits and events. Support staff in the delivery of activities with schools, groups and public visitors
At the Active Travel Hub Ayr we're passionate about active travel through walking and cycling and its wider reaching benefits. We're working to make our communities healthier by changing travel habits and encouraging people to be more active. One of the key ways we're doing this is by taking part in events and activities aimed at developing partnerships that work to promote active travel in South Ayrshire.
Organising and carrying out a series of led rides for people of various abilities, in the local area. Promoting the rides and finding people who might like to take part will also be part of the role. There will also be a degree of recording and monitoring required (ie capturing how many attendees etc).
Volunteer will receive Ride Leader Training (1 day course)
Volunteer would be expected to attend some of our existing rides before attending the Ride Leader Training
Residents at the Walter and Joan Gray home all have individual care plans, within the care plans are recorded their interests and hobbies.
The role of the volunteer person would be to visit residents and encourage them with their interests and hobbies. For some residents this may just be general chat, whilst others enjoy having the daily newspaper read to them.
Some group work may also be required such as assisting staff with a baking group, an arts and crafts group, or reading group. Or perhaps you have hobbies and interests of your own which you are willing to share with others.
During the spring and summer we arrange bus trips for residents and there may be an opportunity for the volunteer to accompany staff and residents on these trips.
You will not be expected to assist residents with personal care, toileting or feeding.
Help us build up the pace in Scotland by sharing our badges and displaying posters across your local area; playing your part in the future of Scottish medical research and taking on heart disease. We can provide posters for you to display in your local shops, community centres, libraries, supermarkets, pharmacies and doctors surgeries to help us reach as many people as possible. Our Heart of Scotland Appeal is a fundraising campaign to raise and spend money in Scotland on vital medical research into the prevention, treatment and cure of heart disease. 41 people die every day in Scotland from cardiovascular disease and we know that the death rate form coronary heart disease is almost 50% higher than for the South East of England. This isn't fair and we want to change this. The Heart of Scotland Appeal is backed by internationally acclaimed Scottish fashion designer, Christopher Kane. Christopher has designed four unique badges to sell to friends, family and colleagues for donations, as well as asking local shops if they will have a box of badges on their counter (that we can send out to them). Join our network of volunteer Pace Makers and help us get everyone wearing a Heart of Scotland badge.
*Why not join our exciting Hearing Forces project, which is providing support to veterans aged 65+, who have hearing loss or tinnitus and their families and carers. If you’ve got a few hours to spare every month, you could help reduce loneliness and social isolation and provide life changing support to older veterans.*
There’s the opportunity to assist with hearing screening, information and hearing aid maintenance. You’ll also inform veterans about helpful equipment and signpost veterans to other services within the Unforgotten Forces consortium that can help them.
No previous experience is essential, as you will get lots of training and support.
For further details please contact Heather Hart, Hearing Forces – Project Assistant at E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 0141 341 5344.