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Dyce & Stoneywood Community Association is looking to recruit volunteers to help us with our programme, These opportunities are:
• Running exercise classes such as Technogym: Technogym is a light exercise class with the use of machines to help people of low fitness get back into exercising. You will need to go through a 2 hour training session for health and safety. These classes run weekly and you will be working alongside another volunteer to help with running the class and cover.
• Movie Club: We run a monthly movie club and would require someone who enjoys movies to help run this for us.
• Youth Activities: such as Lego club and potential summer and holiday activities. PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups check/scheme membership) will be required.
Fantastic opportunities to help and make a real difference for people and the community. All volunteer help is greatly appreciated.
For more information please contact Keri Thomas, Community Development Worker at email: firstname.lastname@example.org
As part of a team, to welcome, supervise and signpost visitors into an exciting new Pop In & Play Table Tennis facility in Centre West, East Kilbride Shopping Centre.
This is a fantastic opportunity to support South Lanarkshire’s first Table Tennis Pop In & Play facility in East Kilbride Shopping Centre. The initiative is led by East Kilbride Table Tennis Club with support from Table Tennis Scotland and EK Life. The facility lets visitors to the centre literally “pop in and play” Table Tennis whilst they go about their normal business.
We need volunteers with an interest in sport/activity to help us supervise the facility by welcoming guests, showing them Table Tennis basics, managing table space and providing guests with additional information about where they can play Table Tennis in the region.
For volunteers who are new to table tennis, we will buddy you up with experienced table tennis’ers in the early days – so don’t worry about that aspect!
Current opening hours are 11am to 2pm, Mon-Fri. However, we want the facility to be open as many hours as possible and as such, we aim to support all your available volunteer hours as best we can.
Volunteers will be working on the reception desk at SMFA, a community facility with a public café.
As a volunteer you will greet visitors/customers as they come into the premises; take bookings; check emails, voice mails and answer the telephone; check the facility for cleanliness and deal with any other issues as they arise (including Health and Safety). SMFA is a vibrant/lively place to work, with a variety of groups using the premises. There is a chance to meet and chat to lots of interesting people and no two days are the same
Why we want you
We are looking for people who have some spare time and would like to support our gardening and general DIY activities. Our gardens are a great place that the autistic people we support enjoy to use.
Your help will be valued and appreciated. You can apply to volunteer for the role whether you come with lots of gardening experience or just a willing pair of hands and lots of enthusiasm.
What you will be doing
This role will include a wide range of gardening tasks
General garden maintenance
Planting and pruning
Looking after the tools, cleaning and putting them away at the end of the day
The skills you need
Interests in gardening and a general knowledge of maintaining a garden
Interest in DIY and a general knowledge of DIY
Ability to volunteer within the boundaries of NAS policies, eg Safeguarding, Confidentiality, Lone Working etc
Reliable, consistent, dependable and trustworthy
You will need to provide 2 references and also complete a DBS check
What's in it for you
You will make a real difference to the autistic people we support
You can learn more about autism
You can develop new skills
When and where
• We are flexible with days and time but a couple of hours per week would be great. • Based at Glasgow Springburn Service
• Induction into the organisation and understanding autism training • Access to online training • Support from a line manager • Agreed expenses paid
Wellbeing Volunteers will support patients who have returned home from hospital by providing telephone wellbeing checks. Volunteers will ask questions regarding the patient’s wellbeing and individual needs which will provide short-term support until other referral pathways can be established. Wellbeing volunteers will also support patients to engage and connect with local third sector organisations.
How would you like to be part of the Guide Dogs family and help people with sight loss live the life they choose? We would love to have you onboard to help with our ambition of a future where every person with sight loss has the confidence and support they need to live their lives to the full.
Did you know that we don’t just provide life-changing guide dogs, we also provide advice, skills, emotional and practical support for children, adults and their families living with sight loss to help them live actively, independently and well?
To do all this we need the support of amazing volunteers like you!
If you would like more information, are unsure or need flexibility around the role then chat to us first by emailing VolunteerScotNI@Guidedogs.org.uk and someone will be in touch.
What does the role involve?
Identifying suitable places and placing our iconic dog-shaped collection boxes locally in shops and businesses and counting up the funds every few months before paying them in to Guide Dogs.
* Identifying and placing collecting boxes in suitable locations
* Talking to the shop owner, receptionist etc at the location about how the boxes will help Guide Dogs and what we do
* Emptying boxes every 3-6 months (as they get full) and banking the income through the paying in book provided.
Give a receipt and letter of thanks to the hosts
* Keeping a written record of the location of all boxes for your supervisor, the dates they are emptied and the dates/
* If boxes aren’t collecting much, you’ll decide to move them to a better location. Your supervisor may also ask you to
* Reporting any stolen boxes to the local mobility team
Please contact VolunteerScotNI@guidedogs.org.uk for more information.
Being a Community Facilitator is all about delivering a variety of lifesaving first aid skills in community engagement workshops and projects, within local communities, and primary and secondary schools. A lot of these projects involve talking about and demonstrating the basics of first aid to community groups that can include children, young people, and vulnerable adults.
An example of events you could be delivering a first aid talk and demo to, are primary and secondary schools, small university groups, local community groups, charities, summer fairs, shopping centres. Some of the skills you could be teaching include how to provide CPR and apply a defib, different bandages and how to use them, and basic information on various health conditions. Not only that but all the training needed, is provided by us at no cost to you!
A fantastic opportunity to help. All volunteers make a real difference and are greatly appreciated.
For more information please contact Naomi Sutton, Community Engagement Officer at email email@example.com or telephone 0141 332 4031 Ext: 2274.
We are looking for a friendly person to volunteer in our busy community café called The Meeting Place. As a volunteer your duty is to provide a warm welcome to all visitors. You will assist with taking food orders, ensuring visitors feel welcome, engaging with customers, assisting the kitchen team with clearing tables, keeping kitchen area clean, making tea and coffee and serving food.
Suitable for groups, One-off volunteering
Want to help our oceans but don’t know where to start?
Ghost Fishing UK is appealing for help in Shetland between the 6th and 11th of August 2023.
If you are on Shetland during these dates and would like to help turn lost fishing gear into a recycled product, read on…
We are looking for volunteers to roll their sleeves up and come and help us in the evenings at Lerwick harbour quayside.
Any lost fishing gear we find needs to be sorted, pressure washed and bagged, ready for transport to the mainland for recycling.
Any creel pots we find will be cleaned and sorted, awaiting collection from fishermen who want them.
We expect the vessel MV Valhalla to return to the harbour at approximately 5 pm each day, where we will need some assistance unloading, cleaning, and sorting any gear found.
Updates on our progress will be daily via our social media channels.
You’ll need your wellies, old or waterproof clothes and gloves if you have some (we can provide if you need them). We will provide all cutting and pressure-washing equipment.
Don’t forget to join us on Thursday evening, 10th August, (adults only) for an evening social and progress update and a Q&A session with the team.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Caithness FC, a community based radio Station in Thurso are looking for a volunteer with technical skills to help the presenters overcome any technical issues. Ideally the volunteer should be based in Thurso or surrounding area to enable them to be called in at short notice. Caithness FM relies entirely on volunteer support and is Broadcast in the evenings.