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Befriender/Buddy: Go along to clubs/meetings as a support as often the first meeting is anxiety provoking. To support people in their recovery journey to socialise; go our for coffee, walking, gym etc.
We are looking for volunteers to staff the office on Dumbarton Central train station platform. We have a small shop where we fund raise for the Association which involves working with the public, minimal cash handling and paperwork. There is also the opportunity to help create displays, conduct research and update our social media pages.
We require individuals who have some time to spare, even a few hours per week, to help in our office. Our volunteers will work with the Co-ordinator and Secretary in keeping the office open and running. This role will include but is not limited to:
Meeting members of the public,
Helping at fundraisers, if possible;
Counting of money raised;
Helping maintain stock;
Rotating of items in the office
Helping out with the Heritage Centre.
Managing the front desk,
Computer work ie word documents, spreadsheets, etc.
Days within the office are fluid on a day to day basis and the individual would require to be flexible in turning their hand to many other tasks.
We have opportunities for peer mentors who have personal experience of substance misuse and recovery. The opportunity is to support others through the recovery journey. We are looking for people who are willing to share their own experience of recovery to help others to sustain their recovery journey and build a meaningful life in their own community.
The role will involve working with staff to deliver group support sessions and also to support individuals in a befriending and advocacy support role. Training and support will be provided.
Within Alcohol & Drugs Support South West Scotland (ADSSWS) day to day operations are devolved to the Chief Executive, and in turn to the senior management team. ADSSWS is a company Ltd by guarantee, so charity trustees will be company directors.
The board meets once every 2 months on a Monday at 5.30 p.m. at the head office in Castle Douglas. Meetings usually last 11/2 hours.
Access to training & development opportunities is available.
Out of pocket expenses are paid.
We are looking for someone who can take on the responsibility of the day to day running of the office. The tasks included are varied but will include:
Greeting members of the public and aiding their enquiries;
Ensuring requests for fundraising days are processed timeously;
Smooth running of the office and keeping the Trustees informed regularly;
Liaising with other charities and contacts to aid the association;
Attending, if possible, functions to help promote the Association and ensuring we have enough stock.
We also have various fundraisers throughout the year, usually on a Saturday and help at these would appreciated, but not essential. The office also has display cabinets which require updating with item rotation on a regular basis. We also have a small Heritage Centre that needs promoting to the wider community, this would initially fall under the remit of the office co-ordinator.
Facilitating individual and/or group sessions with clients of the substance misuse service, as directed by staff. May involve working with clients without direct supervision, within ward/department or community settings. Acting as a positive role model and demonstrating that recovery from drug or alcohol dependence is possible. Promoting recovery in all its various forms and providing information on recovery support services available.
The Clackmannanshire Befriending Project recruit, train and support volunteers who befriend isolated, vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people (aged 8-18) in the local area.
Volunteers are paired with a young person, meet them on a regular basis (usually fortnightly) and take part in fun activities in the community. This could include going swimming, bowling, ice skating etc. This usually happens after school, in the evening or at weekends, depending on when the volunteer is available. Befrienders are reliable, trusting and a positive role models for these young people who often find themselves in a challenging situation at home or school.
Activities are “timeout” for young people who often live in difficult circumstances. These young people often benefit from an adult befriender who they can talk to and trust, as well as providing them with a reason to get out of the house. The project helps young people with their social skills, self-esteem, school attendance/ performance, resilience, personal safety/ health and relationships.
Young people are referred from local schools, social work or other partners. Befrienders are aged 18 years or over, have spare time on a regular basis and are committed to befriending for a minimum period of 12 months. If you are interested, contact us today for an informal chat.
This role will be act as a volunteering lead to help support staff to develop an allotment that will be able to grow a variety of vegetables, and to provide guidance to other volunteers who are interested in learning more about gardening.
Jericho House which is an alcohol rehabilitation unit in Dundee, is looking for minibus drivers to take our residents to A.A. meetings in Dundee and beyond. This is an excellent opportunity to build relationships with staff and residents and is a rewarding way to spend an otherwise dull evening.
A sense of humour would be a great advantage as the guys you would be driving are always up for a laugh. We would be looking for someone who could cover 2-3 evenings per week and if possible, perhaps daytime outings at the weekend.
If you think this would be an enjoyable experience for you we would love to meet you and look forward to getting to know you.
OPEN is a project that trains young people (16-25) to become peer educators, to deliver workshops and training to other young people across Shetland. The issue-based training focus on Drugs and Alcohol use, Sexual Health, and Mental Health.
We believe in open minded information - not telling people what to do.
We will give you the training and support you need so that you can volunteer as part of the OPEN team to design and deliver workshops and activities to other young people.
If you're interested in being a part of the OPEN Project please get in touch!