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Love Wool? Have a good knowledge of knitting? Fancy helping in our yarn and craft shop for a few hours on a Saturday? Then, Moray Reach Out would like to hear from you. The shop is open from 10- 3pm on a Saturday. Volunteers will receive training on how the shop works, and task such as working the till. Training will be given
We are looking for someone who can engage our clients to participate in our dance sessions and reach their full potential, the role requires someone to assist with the classes and support the work of our tutors whilst supporting our clients as they participate in the session. Our clients may need a little encouragement to participate but we hope that once they try the sessions they will be keen to continue.
We require someone to assist with our swimming sessions, our clients enjoy swimming and may need some support getting access to the swimming pool and possibly a level of support whilst they are in the pool. Ideally we require someone who is a strong swimmer and will be able to support our clients whilst they are participating in activities within the pool. This role should not require assisting people to get dressed.
Play Alloa was set up in 1992 and gained charity status in 1995, and is the leading provider of play and social opportunities for children, young people and adults with additional support needs and disabilities from across Clackmannanshire and the central belt.
Play Alloa are looking for volunteers aged 14+ to support staff and service users in Children's sessions.
Broad Street Play Session
10am-1pm(9:30am-1:30pm for volunteers and staff)
Dumyat Centre Play Session
10am-12:30pm(9:15am-1:15pm for volunteers and staff)
These groups are for children aged between 5 and 16 years old with disabilities and complex additional support needs. As a volunteer in this group you will be able to facilitate and get involved with a variety of activities whilst supporting our service users.
In these sessions, some structured activities will be laid out but the sessions are also an opportunity for free play which often involves loose parts and materials being made available for the children to choose their own play with.
All volunteers will work closely with the sessional staff and the session co-ordinators and will have regular contact with the development officer. Before starting, volunteers will go through an induction process and a PVG background check. Additional training will also be offered to volunteers.
The Breadmaker, as part of the Aberdeen Day Project (a registered charity) is an artisan bakery and coffee house. Located in Aberdeen City we produce and sell a range of quality handcrafted breads and confectionary to wholesale and retail customers alike with the purpose of providing a range of work placements, training and social activities for adults with learning disabilities (apprentices) who can otherwise experience exclusion and isolation in society.
As Volunteer Trustees/Directors you would help maintain the objectives and aims of the Breadmaker to include and empower people who attend the charity to play a full and active role in the community, reduce isolation, increase friends/social life, increase confidence and self esteem of individuals who have a learning disability. We would especially be appreciative of people to join our Board of Trustees who have a professional background, people who come from HR, IT, Marketing, Care, Counsellor background etc.
Our Board of Trustees meetings take place monthly and there is also an Annual General Meeting.
An exciting and fantastic opportunity to volunteer at an award winning social enterprise/charity, working alongside our CEO and senior management team to enhance apprentices/people we support lives.
For more information please contact Donald Anderson, CEO at email email@example.com or tel.: 01224 641520.
Inspire have opportunities for people to assist as Befrienders. Befriender Volunteers allow individuals supported by Inspire to have regular contact with a volunteer who shares their interests and with whom they can carry out activities, such as going for coffee, going to the cinema or even going with them to the football. A befriender is someone who will make a regular commitment to an individual supported by Inspire, to come with them to events or do activities with them, but will also be there to listen and talk with and share experiences.
This is a great, enjoyable opportunity where you will make a vital contribution to the work of Inspire and the people we support in the North-east of Scotland and be part of a friendly and supportive team.
For more details please contact:
tel: 01224 280005 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Lifestyles supports adults with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and mental health problems. We recognise the importance of enabling service users to develop friendships and community support networks. You could become part of this! Lifestyles has set up various groups across Glasgow covering a wide range of activities including, arts & crafts, drumming, baking, singing, tea dances, Ceilidh dancing, cycling, karaoke, football, lunch clubs and walking. We are looking for volunteer involvement in all of these groups – so if you have an interest in any of these activities or would just like to invest some time working with people in the community we would like to hear from you. No previous experience required, just a genuine interest in working with adults with various disabilities.
The workshop is a safe alcohol / drug free working environment. Our aims are to support our workers and where possible enable them to enter into mainstream employment.
Working in a supported workshop, assisting worker / volunteers with barriers to employment e.g. mental health, drugs / alcohol issues, to carry out assigned tasks.
Our All Ability Cycling project enables and encourages everyone to get cycling.
For some children, and many adults, riding a bike is difficult or impossible due to disability, illness, lack of equipment or confidence. All Ability Cycling aims to give those people the chance to experience the freedom, fun, independence and the feeling of achievement - gaining fitness, confidence and balance that can be achieved through bicycling.
We run supported sessions, guided social rides, events and a buddy scheme across Perth and Kinross. Our volunteers play a vital role in supporting groups and individuals, giving them the chance to have fun and get active. Some of our participants will need one to one support to help them gain confidence riding a bike; with support they can gain the experience to help them gain more confidence and independence. Volunteer Cycle Buddies will make a real difference to participants’ lives through; gaining independence, therapy, social stimulus, exercise and fun all rolled into one. That has to be a great thing and we welcome volunteers to get involved in our work
Leonard Cheshire operates in 51 countries around the world, working with 21,000 people in the UK. Volunteers assist the users of their service to break down barriers. Their staff and volunteers are essential in enabling involvement with social activities and integration within the local community.
Leonard Cheshire are looking for 1 or 2 befrienders for a lady with additional support needs who lives in supported living and a wheelchair user. She likes going out for walks and drives, enjoys music, musicals, bowling and the cinema. She likes hand massages, manicures, shopping and garden centres . If you share these interest then please get in touch. Leonard Cheshire are especially looking for someone who wants to create a long-term friendship but it’s not necessary to commit to a regular time slot - volunteering can be flexible.