South Lanarkshire Council are trying to facilitate outdoor visiting to Care Homes in the Hamilton area and to assist with this we are looking to buy Gazebos to provide a bit of shelter from the elements for carers and service users alike as visits are restricted to outdoor areas at the moment. We need a couple of local volunteers who could help with putting up and taking down the gazebos (this might be a daily requirement, depending on the weather etc) Volunteers will erect the gazebo in the morning and take it down around tea time each night. This volunteering would go a long way to helping in facilitating the re-connection of family members.
Last updated a month ago
Each year we support over 11,000 residents and visitors to explore our rich natural and cultural heritage. We welcome volunteers who can help us deliver environmental interpretation to schools, groups and at public events. We also welcome volunteers who would like to help us in promoting and protecting our biodiversity through site and species monitoring.
The people we are looking for should be:
-Welcoming and comfortable working with a wide range of audiences.
- Knowledgeable about Aberdeenshire’s natural and cultural heritage.
- Confident with basic species identification.
- Knowledgeable about the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.
- Content working outdoors throughout the seasons, with lone and remote working on occasion.
- Aware of the importance of maintaining confidentiality.
What will I get?
-Work opportunities to fit around your personal commitments.
-Opportunities to share your previous skills and experience.
-Induction and ongoing support from experienced Rangers.
-Named supervisor to support you in your volunteering role.
-Access to related training.
-Opportunity to gain experience working within a Ranger Service.
All volunteers will be required to be enrolled through Aberdeenshire Council’s volunteer policy and pre-enrolment checks.
Last updated 2 months ago
Graeme High School in central Falkirk would like to engage with a volunteer who can lend their skills and experience as a hairdresser to enrich the experience of a group of secondary (3rd and 4th year) pupils who have chosen to study for a City & Guilds Level 1 Certificate in an Introduction to the Hair and Beauty Sector. As well as the mandatory theory units the pupils are presented for 3 practical units – Shampoo and Conditioning Hair, Plaiting and Twisting Hair and Styling Women’s Hair.
The involvement of a volunteer who is an experienced hairdresser will add value to the pupil’s learning by offering the perspective of someone who has first-hand experience of the industry and knowledge of how the skills being learned might translate into future employment.
This is not a formal teaching role and the successful volunteer will be fully supported at all times by the class teacher, they will not instruct the class on their own at any time or be responsible for managing the class. The volunteer is not responsible for any pupil’s accreditation however they would support the class teacher in assessing pupils’ practical skills by observing pupils’ work and completing prepared assessment checklists.
• Demonstrate various hairdressing techniques in a salon environment (specific techniques to be agreed with the class teacher in line with the various techniques pupils will learn for their City & Guilds course outcomes, for example braiding techniques)
• Provide pupils with specific instruction on how to carry out the technique during the demonstration
• Provide informal pupil feedback on their technique to help them to improve
• Most techniques will be demonstrated on the salon training heads but pupils often pair up to practise techniques and staff would provide support with this
Availability: The programme is delivered over the course of the week but for volunteering purposes the core commitment is all day on a Wednesday (8.50 am until 2.40pm with appropriate coffee and lunch breaks). If a volunteer is keen to offer more than that then other days and times can be identified. The class teacher will work with any interested volunteer to agree mutually suitable times, dates and sessions.
COVID: Graeme High School have conducted a full risk assessment for this volunteer to engage with the school, and the class pupils. A full induction will be carried out by Jennifer Lauder (class teacher) before the volunteer undertakes any tasks, this will include general health and safety guidance, as well as the COVID specific measures in place. Graeme High School have appropriate insurance to cover engaging with volunteers in this role.
Last updated 3 months ago