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Dundee Survival Group is an organisation which provides accommodation and support for homeless people. Volunteers would be working with the Engagement project, aimed at improving our service, building our service users skills and confidence.
The project is run as a drop in. Volunteers will help with the daily running tasks and supporting service users. The project also runs a programme of workshops, discussions, events and outings. Volunteers are encouraged to develop this programme along side staff and service users.
Peer learning is highly valued and so any skills or interests volunteers hold, we would encourage them to utilise. This may be in art or other creative fields, writing, music, sport, computer skills, cooking e.t.c. Other tasks may be assisting with funding, fund-raising, light admin tasks, outreach and liaising with similar organisations. Support and on the job training will be provided.
Home Basics (Hawick) needs volunteers to assist our van driver with collections and deliveries of furniture from our warehouse at Hawick.
Home Basics is a Borders-based charity providing second-user furniture to individuals and families throughout the area.
We require cash desk volunteers to help within the Shelter Scotland shop by providing help with the following roles: Completing till transactions accurately and effectively; Completing delivery dockets and delivery slots; Accepting customer donations; Promoting the benefits of the Gift Aid Scheme.
Using your own car, you will be supporting the project by uplifting our food packs and supplies from our Storage Unit and deliver them to our Community Access Points. Deliveries should take no more than a couple of hours and all driving will be in the city centre area.
Become a part of a small and very friendly team in the cairn centre in Lochgelly, a small charity shop that helps a great deal with people affected by homelessness.
The garden at the centre will require ongoing maintenance, including digging, weeding, mowing the lawn and pruning flowers and bushes.
The garden maintenance will facilitate befriending and supporting residents in learning basic gardening skills. These residents may have multiple and complex needs and are living in Anne Hope House.
(Note that this post is restricted to female applicants in order to reduce barriers of access for the all-female residents.)
Home Basics has a small Board of Directors who assist in overseeing the work of this local charity. Our aim is to support families and people on low incomes
furnish their homes or set up their first home by providing affordable furniture, household items and electrical goods. There are always further opportunities to
become more directly involved with the charity in a practical hands-on basis providing the Director with a feel for the day to day operation of the business.
Providing knowledge and expertise in an area of benefit to the charity. Experience in business, marketing and financial management is particularly beneficial and
advantageous to Home Basics.
Attending regular evening meetings (six weekly).
Taking on specific responsibilities in which you have a personal interest or knowledge.
Sales of furniture and home goods to the general public from our shop in Hawick. To be part of an expanding social enterprise working within a small happy team to help people on low incomes.
Home Basics reuses donated items of furniture, white goods, electrical items and furnishings and sells them at reduced cost to those in need. Surplus is sold to the general public to support the charity. Following a change in premises we now require sales staff to work directly with the general public Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.
Provide a transport service for guests (both pre-planned routes, and required detours)
Transport resources (food, consumables, equipment etc) from donors/storage/crisis office to Southside community centre or the volunteer hub.
Keep in touch with the Logistics volunteer and welcome team
Follow all health and safety instructions
Chat to guests and encourage them to attend other days
Please note, drivers will be in pairs, so you will not be driving the whole time
Provide hairdressing or beauty therapy services to our guests
Keep the salon area clean and workable (with support from general volunteers)
Support the general volunteers to manage the appointment system
Keep up to date with our key messages and news through the online volunteer hub and/or facebook group.