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We are a registered charity offering an accessible, flexible, child-friendly and needs-led therapeutic service to children and families in the Lothians. We aim to recruit two new Board members to strengthen and broaden the skills of our existing Board of Trustees. New members would act as consultants/advisors, offering specific knowledge and experience in the following areas:
• Human Resources – policy and practice
• Finance –support of voluntary agencies in establishing good practice in line with legislation, and of developing self-sustaining business practices
• Early Years – policy and practice (experience in one or more of the fields of health, social work, education, therapeutic support services, or voluntary sector supporting children and families)
• Strategic Planning
• IT- technical support and/or client database systems
• Voluntary sector – as practitioner or board member
• Children’s mental health - as practitioner or policy maker
The Board meets every 8-10 weeks for around 1 ½ hours at our premises in Eskbank. Meetings take place on a Monday morning.
Carers of East Lothian (CoEL) supports adult carers - people who are looking after a family member or friend who is chronically ill, disabled or frail. We help carers to get information and services to help their individual caring role, enhance their own well-being and strengthen their collective voice to improve services. Our Board comprises people with a wide range of experiences and backgrounds. We are always looking for people with a commitment to improving support to carers in East Lothian and who have the experience and qualities which could help us achieve our aims, we would be delighted to hear from you. We would particularly welcome people with additional finance, fundraising, negotiating and PR skills but this is not essential.
Moray Stroke Folk are looking for helpers to assist the people who attend this local group and their carers. This can include helping to set up and clear the room when needed, helping with teas and coffees, chatting to members, playing cards or board games, helping members to take part in safely organised activities, being on hand at outings to assist members, respecting group's health and safety procedures and confidentiality.
We are looking for people to provide a 'kindness call' to help people have social contact to reduce social isolation and lonliness; this can be done through our new telephone check in service, text message or facetime call to our Peer Group membership or Rehabilitation Support Service Users.
This role could also entail doing some shopping, dog walking or collecting medication where it is safe to do so, in compliance with current offical guidance. Please note that you would only be able to take on these extra duties if you are not classed in the vulnerable category (anyone recommended to receive a flu jag).
The role includes:
* Sorting stock
* Hanging and ticketing stock
* Steaming Stock
* Ticketing bric-a-brac
* Pricing books
Help keep the stock room clean and tidy.
Grampian Child Bereavement Network (GCBN) provides a range of services including a Volunteer Responder Service. This is a service where our trained volunteers receive referrals and visit families within their own homes. This can be to support a parent by offering support and guidance, to undertaking direct work with a child or young person. The coordinator matches volunteers with families usually close to the volunteer's area as possible.
This is a very rewarding role providing much-needed support for people who are accessing our service. Based at one of our mobility aids spoke locations, the main element of the role is serving the public who require a wheelchair or other mobility aids equipment. This is the ideal role for someone who enjoys meeting people, can show compassion and empathy and who likes administrative duties with a customer service perspective.
Typical tasks include:
Liaising with the hub to arrange stock/deliveries/collections.
Issuing and receiving wheelchairs (or other mobility aids equipment) using a computer based stock control system.
Demonstrating how to use and look after our wheelchairs (and other equipment)
Dealing with enquiries from people wanting to borrow a wheelchair (or other equipment) by telephone and face to face
Receiving payments / donations and issuing receipts
Contacting service users about overdue and upcoming return of equipment
Signposting to other Red Cross services/providers
Actively promoting the Retail Mobility Aids offer/website
These are just some examples. You will work within a great team and be fully supported by the Volunteer Coordinator.
Befriender volunteers are required to meet with a beneficiary to help alleviate loneliness and isolation, listen to and engage with the beneficiary, promoting positive outlooks and raising self esteem.
Regularly meet with a beneficiary, either in their home or at a mutually agreed location. Listen to and engage with the beneficiary, promoting positive outlooks and raised self-esteem. Research into local community groups and activities to find relevant interests for the beneficiary. Identify any additional areas of support and make referrals to the Area Welfare Manager if required. Keep a note of visits undertaken, with recommendations and actions.
Our staff and trustees are dedicated to ensuring Kinship Carers have a strong platform from which to carry out their important work. We aim to support them in maintaining suitable, secure placement opportunities for children and young people
The role includes:
* Preparing and counting the float for the till
* Dealing with potential volunteer enquiries
* Completing the required paperwork for volunteer support
* Cashing up the till
* Completing the necessary banking paperwork
* Completing the weekly and monthly shop and head office returns
* Undertaking stock counts