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Volunteers have become an integral and highly valued part of the services Cornerstone provides to people with disabilities and additional support needs. Volunteers add an important extra dimension to the lives of people we support by extending and enhancing their circle of support and broadening the opportunities available, allowing them to enjoy life and feel part of their wider community.
This exciting opportunity for Volunteer Gardeners will contribute to this by helping to maintain our Allotment in Dumbarton East, work alongside our support practitioners and supported persons to develop gardening skills, growing plants/vegetables and any other creative gardening opportunities. This will encourage the people we support to enjoy time outside which can be of benefit to their health and wellbeing and create meaningful outcomes
Maintain regular contact with the service you have been matched with. Carry out specific duties regarding your volunteer role. Maintain appropriate boundaries, respecting confidentiality. Notifying the service if you are unable to attend. Attend regular support sessions. Adhere to the policies and procedures of Cornerstone. Undertake training sessions relevant to your role.
Volunteers are needed to assist in the day to day running of the Marie Curie shop. You will be involved in all aspects of the shop work, including Clothing Sorting, DVD's and Books, Bric a Brac Jewellery and Accessories the role involves meeting and serving the public, taking donations that are handed in and helping to keep the shop area tidy.
Volunteers are needed to assist in the day to day running of the Marie Curie shop. You will be involved in sorting the donations for the shop, checking and sizing the donations in preparation for the shop floor and keeping the stockroom tidy.
Being a Community Facilitator is all about delivering a variety of lifesaving first aid skills in community engagement workshops and projects, within local communities, and primary and secondary schools. A lot of these projects involve talking about and demonstrating the basics of first aid to community groups that can include children, young people, and vulnerable adults.
The role is all about promoting first aid awareness and helping to achieve our mission to create a nation of lifesavers.
This is an opportunity to undertake a satisfying and rewarding role. As part of our team of volunteers, you will provide customer support, whilst working in a friendly atmosphere, providing an extremely useful and appreciated service to the Charity. The role includes: welcoming and assisting customers, customer service and sales service, stock control, sorting donations, hanging and ticketing stock and helping to keep the shop clean and tidy.
Attend regular meetings of the fundraising committee. Identify fundraising opportunities for the Group such as local events held by other community groups or hosted by the Group. Submit funding applications. Establish relationships with stakeholders that can assist in securing funding. Work as a team to ensure fundraising events are well organised, with sufficient volunteers with the right expertise, experience and skills.
The purpose of this role is to support people over 50 to improve and advance their digital skills knowledge through face to face coaching sessions. We are looking for volunteers with strong people skills to assist our learners with specific digital problems they have and help them to improve their digital skills during one-to-one sessions. We are particularly interested in hearing from people with experience using Apple, Android or Windows 10 or 11 systems.
Ward volunteers are welcome companions to patients; listening and talking with them as well as getting involved in activities in and around the ward.
Core Duties include
Ø To listen to and talk with patients
Ø To read newspapers / books/ letters to patients
Ø To take patients out of ward e.g. for a coffee
Ø To help ward staff with provision of refreshments
Ø To help patients complete menus
Ø To provide companionship to patients who may have few visitors
Ø Assist visitors to the ward with infection control procedures.
Ø Any other duties the Senior Charge Nurse has risk assessed and deemed suitable.
If you are interested in becoming a Ward Visitor please get in touch.
Upmo supports adults with disabilities. We run a range of workshops such as art, music, drama, gardening and much more! We hope our volunteers can share skills and support our staff and students in workshops.
Supporting students with a variety of activities
Supporting facilitators to plan and prepare for workshops
Contribute ideas and suggestions for workshops
Take the lead in providing activities for students
Helping to maintain pleasant surroundings, ensuring that spaces are tidy and clean enough to ensure safety of all participants
Maintain effective relationships with students, their families and other staff and volunteers
Implementation and adherence to all of Upmo’s policies and procedures including those relating to equity and health and safety.
To contribute to creating a pleasant, safe and enjoyable learning environment for Upmo´s
students and all colleagues
To attend meetings and training as required.
Midlothian Community Hospital Garden (MCHG) is an NHS Lothian initiative with a mission to make opportunities for good food and healthy lifestyles available to local communities.
We do gardening using climate friendly techniques to grow local food and support wildlife while building community and developing skills. We run practical sessions, workshops, events and shared meals to build skills in gardening while encouraging healthy eating and promoting social inclusion. We provide advice and support for improving lifestyle through good food and good health.
To achieve this aim, we seek volunteers to take part in activities under the direction of the Gardens Coordinator.
There are tasks to suit all abilities from:
Building and maintaining our infrastructure;
Sowing, weeding and harvesting vegetables;
Tree and bulb planting;
Helping to manage areas for wildlife;
Coordinating our garden sales and collaborating on art projects.