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LINKnet are looking for volunteers to support paid staff with the smooth running of mentoring and befriending services. This is a great opportunity to gain work experience and develop your skills in various fields of work as the roles at LINKnet will be varied. Volunteering involves once a week (5hrs per day).
Through a range of support structures and services, LINKnet aims to provide a quality experience for volunteer mentors/befrienders and successful outcomes for mentees and befriendees. Your commitment as a mentor will be two or three hours per week, spread over a day or two for a few months not exceeding six months. One to one mentoring is found to be one of the most effective methods of people development for those who have multiple barriers to overcome.
A fantastic ethnic minority charity is looking for enthusiastic volunteers (from all ethnic groups) to join the Fundraising team. You will be part of the team to raise fund to support volunteer mentoring and befriending services. You will be adding value to LINKnet by supporting the Fundraising team and maximizing the efficiency of the fund raising process through creative thinking, creating fundraising opportunities, carrying out administration duties and networking with key contacts.
Volunteers will deliver Hepatitis C education/training sessions in the community, to raise awareness of the risk of Hepatitis C infection, inform participants how to remain safe and to encourage and support individuals into testing for Hepatitis C if appropriate. Volunteers will also assist in providing social and emotional support to individuals both in house and in the community.
To deliver Hepatitis C education/training to groups and individuals in the community
Raising awareness of blood borne viruses
To encourage and support individuals into testing for Hepatitis C if appropriate
To provide hospital support and encourage clinical engagement
To provide telephone support to individuals as and when required
To provide social and emotional support to individuals from diagnosis through to treatment
To provide moving on support and encourage engagement with partner organisations
To promote Waverley Care services and encourage referrals into the service
Reception duties include ensuring visitors are signed in and out of the fire register, informing staff when visitors arrive, answering the telephone and dealing with email enquiries and directing people to the relevant member of staff and booking meeting rooms. Other administrative tasks to support the Office Manager and other staff will include filing, preparing rooms for groups and meetings and other tasks.
We’re a new charity set up to help with the rescue and rehoming of cats. Our main aim is to build our own centre to do this and our whole team are committed to the care and welfare of cats. We work with other small charities to achieve this and our shop is raising funds to allow us to do this whilst helping rehome cats.
Our volunteers work in teams of two at all times in the shop. Serving the public, maintaining stock on shop floor, sorting donations handed into us at shop, keeping shop clean and neat at all times,
We do an induction at the shop with every volunteer, find suitable buddy for them, show how to sort donations ie separate, store and trash. They, if needed, will also be taught to operate the till.
Our morningshift is 10-1 and afternoon is 1-4.
We also need volunteer with a driving licence as we sometimes area asked to collect/deliver things from and to customer. Costs would be reimbursed
Able to work with other people, Pleasant, friendly and confident attitude would be advantageous for serving the public and being first point of contact with our charity.
Due to handling money and serving public we would ask for the volunteers to be over 18. Due to size of premises at the moment we can’t take someone in a wheelchair. Hopefully in the future
You are the face of the charity and often the first point of contact for anybody accessing Waverley Care, through telephone or in person. Thus it is vital for reception/admin volunteers to provide a positive first impression for callers by being polite, welcoming, helpful and efficient. They may also introduce new people to the service and show them around the building
Main Duties: Answering the telephone and transferring calls or taking
clear and concise messages as appropriate.
Receiving, recording and where appropriate, responding to information and advocacy, or whoever is most appropriate.
Welcoming visitors to the building and seating them, offering tea/coffee and making them feel at home.
Assisting with general administrative tasks which support the work of
Queens Crescent in general e.g. assisting with mail-outs, sorting post, maintaining clean reception area.
Taking bookings for rooms in Queens Crescent for various groups or meetings and therapies.
Being of general assistance!
The volunteer fundraiser will provide assistance at occasional fundraising events organised by or on behalf of Waverley Care. Liaising with community contacts in Glasgow based organisations and forming a small fundraising committee to organise local events. To be willing to staff stalls and take responsibility for distributing and collecting buckets.
Bucket Shaking–Taking bucket collections on specific dates such as World Aids Day or World Hepatitis Day.
Exit collections after appropriate theatre shows.
Liaising with community contacts such as Colleges, Universities and workplaces around various fundraising opportunities.
Cover in formation stall during fundraising events, distributing and collecting buckets.
Forming a small fundraising committee to organize local events such as bake sales, bag packs, pub quizzes etc.
Assisting at occasional fundraising events.
Last year the organisation supported and engaged with over 50 individuals from over 25 countries, and delivered sessions on immigration, job search and CV writing, English language support, active mums, and working with those affected by uncertainties of the Brexit outcome. Fife Migrants Forums a community-led and migrants' managed organisation, set up 2010, registered as a Scottish Charity in 2012. The agency was set up by members of migrant ethnic minority and Fife communities to work with the growing numbers of new migrants coming to Fife, generally with limited command of English language.
They work to integrate migrants and minority ethnic communities within Fife communities assisting social cohesion through a range of projects and interventions. Through adopting a human rights approach, our work centers on addressing inequality, reducing poverty and deprivation and, critically, linking people who can be 'hard to reach' from the migrant and minority communities into mainstream provision. We support both the person and the agency; offering language and cultural understanding, advocacy, and two -way interpretation of information and issues.
Their work encompasses crisis preventative intervention and is increasingly concerned with assisting people, who are committed to stay, raise families and work in Fife to integrate within 'host' communities and become active and participative citizens.
The main purpose of our volunteering program is help our workshop coordinators with the preparing and running of both our various workshops and community-based projects. Tasks include the preparing of materials and equipment, the collecting and organizing of donations, as well as assisting workshop coordinators in the running of workshops, helping support workshop participants with their projects. Other tasks include general admin duties as well as PR activities.