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Home-Start Glenrothes is a Family Support charity offering support and friendship for parents with young children (0-5years). We offer support to families across Glenrothes through home visiting volunteers and Family Support Groups.
The purpose of the Home-Start Glenrothes Family Support Group is bringing together parents and children who may be feeling isolated or lacking in confidence and who may like the opportunity to meet other families. Children have the opportunity to play with their peers and form friendships and are also encouraged to play with parents. We provide activities that are designed to allow families to play and grow together and to build confidence in a relaxed atmosphere.
Volunteers assist the Family Support Group Co-ordinator to provide the activities. We are particularly interested in hearing from you if you have experience of supporting families and have ideas for activities to engage our younger children.
Perhaps you have an interesting hobby or a creative mind? Either way, we are keen to build on the range of activities offered and would love to hear your ideas.
Please note, we are currently working to government guidelines and have various measures in place to protect our families, volunteers and staff. Please feel free to get in touch to speak to us about these safety measures should you have any concerns.
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Ensuring meetings are well organised and minuted. Maintaining records and administration- these should be kept in a file or storage box to be handed on to the next Secretary.
Handling communication and correspondence
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Help support children aged 8 and over, and their families, who have worries about their emotional health and wellbeing. By promoting positive relationships, we empower families to understand and improve their emotional wellbeing. We tailor our support to meet the needs of individual families.
What will I be doing?
Usually our volunteering is face to face but currently this is difficult to achieve in most circumstances, so contact may be online initially.
Volunteers build relationships with families in different ways including;
Family Wellbeing – helping to establish and support family play and activities or offering support and encouragement to help a parent or carer maintain their relationship with their child/ren.
Befriending – developing a 1 to 1 supportive, reliable, social relationship with a child, young person or adult by arranging weekly opportunities to experience new activities and develop interests. Befriending relationships can help build self-esteem and confidence and supports personal and social development.
Group Work – working with groups of young people, parents and children; supporting the work of Children 1st staff within group sessions.
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***Please only call if you have the following:- an up to date Disclosure Check and a 4 door car, as we need people who are ready to start straight away***
We have a very specific urgent appeal. We desperately need more volunteer drivers to take patients to their cancer treatment. If you are under the age of 70, have a Disclosure or PVG and access to a reliable 4 door car please call us now on 01563 538008. We reimburse travel expenses. Thank you. (Disclosures can be updated or obtained online from: https://www.mygov.scot/disclosure-types/
Our Drivers provide transport to and from cancer patient’s homes to hospitals in Glasgow and locally for cancer treatment. The service is especially useful for those who feel unwell after treatment, those living in rural areas the elderly and parents taking children for treatment.
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The Service offers family mediation, counselling and therapies, child contact and other family support services to families, children, young people, parents, couples and individuals. All our work centres around supporting them to overcome relationship difficulties, separation and conflict.
Volunteers work in our Perth Child Contact Centre on Saturdays between 10am and 4pm. Child Contact Centres are child-friendly, safe, neutral, staffed places where children can come to spend time with their parent, sibling or any other family member, following a relationship breakdown or separation, where otherwise they wouldn’t get to see them due to family conflict. Parents do not meet and children get to develop relationships through play. This enables parents to develop trust in each other as parents and move towards making their own arrangements if possible. Volunteers are invaluable in enabling children and family members to connect through play and offering a service that benefits the local communities and families. Volunteers have enabled the development of child contact centres in the area and they continue to be crucial contributors, by managing the families’ coming and going on the day and facilitating children to engage in play and develop important family relationships.
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Cystic Fibrosis is a progressive, life-limiting, genetically inherited condition with no cure. We are the leading provider of social support to the Cystic Fibrosis community of Scotland, providing face-to-face services for individuals and families, and access to the support needed to ensure they benefit from optimum homecare and enjoy the best quality of life.
Volunteering is a fantastic way to make a difference to the life of someone else, and an opportunity to enhance your own life and build new skills. The support worker undertakes tasks that make a real difference to the quality of life for the young people we support. He/she is our first point of contact with clients responding to requests that are often for practical help but also just someone to talk to. Support workers receive training to develop skills in understanding and completing official forms, and can be trained to provide advocacy if they wish to be more challenged.
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Our volunteers visit families at home to help them to play, get out of the house, settle into a new area, enjoy family life and have fun. The families all have children under 5 and are experiencing some difficulty or stress. Volunteers make a real difference by offering them a listening ear and practical and emotional support.
We need male and female volunteers for 2 hrs a week for about 6 months
Our aim is to make families more confident and resilient. We’ll train you to be a good listener to the parent’s worries and to encourage them to give their children a positive start in life.
Each family needs something different, most of them need another adult for a non-judgmental weekly chat; someone reliable that they can trust; someone with the energy to play and the patience to read with children; someone who can help everyone get out and connect with their community. Volunteers might also do things like baking with the kids; helping families to be more organised; helping parents feel more confident about playing with their children.
We’ll support you all the way with regular meetings with a paid staff member. We’ll also match you carefully with the type of family that suits you to ensure that you can build a good supportive relationship.
We’ve been going for over 30 years and won awards for our work. Our volunteers say they feel very well looked after and that they get really solid experience to use in careers like Social Work, Social Care and Psychology. Others just say it is fun and rewarding to be able to make such a difference to a family.
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A young carer is someone up to the age of 18 who provides unpaid help and support to a relative, friend or neighbour who due to illness or disability cannot manage to live independently without the carer’s help. It may involve practical support like cooking, housework, or emotional support.
Aberdeen Young Carers are looking for volunteers to spend some quality time with a child or young person between the ages of 5-18 on a regular basis, getting to know them, and building up a positive relationship by being reliable and non-judgemental when listening to them. A one-to-one volunteer will support the young person to enjoy activities and experiences within the Aberdeen community therefore reducing isolation, and promoting self-esteem and confidence.
This is a flexible opportunity and you can commit to meeting with a child or young person for a few hours on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis depending on what time you have available. We also have ad-hoc volunteering roles available.
This would take place out with school hours, predominately over evenings or weekends.
To be a one-to-one volunteer we ask for a minimum time commitment of six months, so that the child or young person has some consistency.
To apply, please visit: https://volunteer.barnardos.org.uk/opportunities/16050-befriender-aberdeen-young-carers-2020-11-24 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for any more details.
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Home-based volunteering, Board/trustee role
Absafe is a unique safety education charity dedicated to saving lives and reducing harm by instilling a positive safety culture in our communities and inspiring a passion for safety through education and engagement. No one else does what we do locally!
Our vision is for a safer future; free from life-changing unintentional injury and harm, with protective communities inspired by a passion for safety, so that no one has to learn by accident.
We are passionate about the power of educating in a participative and engaging environment, using fun to create lasting change in children’s lives and in the communities in which they live. We believe in the transformative impact that a positive safety culture can have on the health and prosperity of future generations.
Absafe provides health, safety and well-being education and risk awareness. Protecting people and places from harm, helping communities thrive by building a strong positive safety culture, and giving individuals the confidence, skills and attitudes to create a safer future.
We deliver a range of unique projects and interactive training programmes designed to inform, instruct and engage to reduce vulnerability to unintentional injury and harm, and support positive decision-making in relation to harmful behaviour.
We are looking for a Volunteer Treasurer to join our Board of Trustees, so we are able to continue to deliver education to the children and young people of Aberdeen, we would like you to have an interest in Education, health, safety risk management, and also health and wellbeing.
We are a small Charity and every member is important, joining Absafe means that you will be making a real difference to the children and young people of Aberdeen.
For more information please contact Louise Richardson, CEO at email: Louise@absafe.org.uk or tel.: 07748654105.
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Ditch Debt with Dignity has a vacancy for a Volunteer Client Adviser. The post holder will provide free, non-judgmental, discreet, professional, and personal advice and support to people in financial distress.
We are looking to hear from enthusiastic and motivated people who have a positive attitude to support individuals who are privately struggling with their finances, empowering them to put a manageable debt repayment plan in place to enable clarity and a positive, fresh perspective for the future.
Having experience in dealing with finances is helpful but not essential as training will be given. More importantly is a desire to support vulnerable people with an empathetic, non-judgemental and practical approach.
The role requires good communication skills both written and verbal, with the ability to communicate effectively with people on a 1:1 basis and as part of a team. Strong IT skills and a keen interest in using technology to deliver the service.
Individuals will be subject to a Disclosure Scotland check (there is no cost to volunteers for this), credit check and will need two satisfactory references.
For more details and information on how to apply, please contact: Karen Bain, Volunteer Co-Ordinator at Email: email@example.com *(Closing date for applications: 5pm on Friday 26th February 2021).
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