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We are a registered charity offering an accessible, flexible, child-friendly and needs-led therapeutic service to children and families in the Lothians. We aim to recruit two new Board members to strengthen and broaden the skills of our existing Board of Trustees. New members would act as consultants/advisors, offering specific knowledge and experience in the following areas:
• Human Resources – policy and practice
• Finance –support of voluntary agencies in establishing good practice in line with legislation, and of developing self-sustaining business practices
• Early Years – policy and practice (experience in one or more of the fields of health, social work, education, therapeutic support services, or voluntary sector supporting children and families)
• Strategic Planning
• IT- technical support and/or client database systems
• Voluntary sector – as practitioner or board member
• Children’s mental health - as practitioner or policy maker
The Board meets every 8-10 weeks for around 1 ½ hours at our premises in Eskbank. Meetings take place on a Monday morning.
The Clackmannanshire Befriending Project recruit, train and support volunteers who befriend isolated, vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people (aged 8-18) in the local area.
Volunteers are paired with a young person, meet them on a regular basis (usually fortnightly) and take part in fun activities in the community. This could include going swimming, bowling, ice skating etc. This usually happens after school, in the evening or at weekends, depending on when the volunteer is available. Befrienders are reliable, trusting and a positive role models for these young people who often find themselves in a challenging situation at home or school.
Activities are “timeout” for young people who often live in difficult circumstances. These young people often benefit from an adult befriender who they can talk to and trust, as well as providing them with a reason to get out of the house. The project helps young people with their social skills, self-esteem, school attendance/ performance, resilience, personal safety/ health and relationships.
Young people are referred from local schools, social work or other partners. Befrienders are aged 18 years or over, have spare time on a regular basis and are committed to befriending for a minimum period of 12 months. If you are interested, contact us today for an informal chat.
Responsible for dealing with incoming and outgoing calls. Recording invoices and receipts. Dealing with any filing required. Keeping a record of stock that comes into the centre.
Citizen's Advice understand that everyone can, at some point in their life, face problems that seem complicated or intimidating. At Denny CAB we believe no one should have to face these problems without good quality, independent advice. That’s why we’re here: to give people the knowledge and the confidence they need to find their way forward - whoever they are, and whatever their problem.
As such we require people willing to volunteer their time to help us provide this service. The role of a CAB admin is wide and varied, so we understand that this in return requires a wide and varied range of skills to tackle and in most cases the opportunity can be tailored to suit your strengths and time constraints. Some of the things CAB admins do include:
- Scanning of documents and case work to ensure information is held to GDPR standards.
- Filing and management of the Bureau's paperwork
- Shredding sensitive documents
- Microsoft Office/IT Suite use
(Please note that this opportunity can be heavily tailored to your preferences and availability)
The North Lanarkshire Befriending Project are to help support vulnerable young people aged 8-18 in the local area through one to one outings. With social isolation, inequality and child poverty on the rise, the need for befrienders to help offer support to a child is higher than ever.
Volunteers give a young person a positive role model in their life by passing on their skills and experience, enabling them to try new things and simply providing them with a few hours of fun. Your young person may have experienced social isolation, bullying, domestic abuse or neglect, parental drug and alcohol abuse, may have learning difficulties, may be a young offender, or any combination of these. By giving up just a couple of hours every fortnight, you could make a real difference where it is needed most. Volunteers are recruited, trained and matched 1-1 with a young person, meeting them on a regular basis and participating in fun activities within the local community. Victims of circumstance, vulnerable young people often benefit from an adult befriender who they can talk to and trust. Our project has helped many young people in the past with their social skills, self-esteem, school attendance/performance, resilience, personal safety/health and relationships. As a volunteer, you would have the satisfaction of helping a young person in need, increasing your own confidence, enhancing your skills and experience – all the while having fun as you do so!
Please email email@example.com or telephone 01698-337488 to apply.
Volunteers will be given training on how to deliver and facilitate educational workshops that are designed to give people who are on low income or affected by the welfare state the tools to become financially resilient. The volunteers will work closely with the Community Finance Co-ordinator, who will provide them with the training and support needed. They will deliver the education workshops to members of the community with the Community Finance Co-ordinator and build their skills and experience. In time, there may be opportunity for the Volunteers to lead the delivery/facilitation of the workshops, depending on ability.
- A trainee adviser goes through the Basic Training Course.
- Interview clients - listen to the client and let the client explain the problem. Help the client to clarify the issue by exploring the problem and asking questions.
- Giving information - use Advisernet, online services and reference books to find out the correct information.
- Give advice - explain the information to the client and the choice that the client has, so he/she can decide what to do.
- Give practical help - for example, filling in forms, doing a benefit calculation, speaking or writing to another agency on behalf of a client.
- Record cases - make a record of the client's details so that further help can be given if a client returns to the CAB.
Home-based volunteering, Suitable for groups, One-off volunteering
An exciting opportunity to make a real difference in your community.
As a Community Health Champion you will help the elderly in your community, once discharged from hospital, to regain their independence, confidence and participate in community life.
This can range from making sure that their house is warm and there are basic foods in for their return, to encouraging and motivating them in their recovery by volunteering alongside the START team, offering social and practical support, collect prescriptions and basic shopping, pop in for a chat, telephone support, and engage in local activities.
We are looking for volunteers who are passionate about people and can support those facing financial hardship to regain financial control and move forward positively by delivering money advice and assist clients to reach debt solutions.
The Money Adviser works alongside a Support Adviser to assist our clients to regain control of their finances. The Money Adviser builds a relationship that will reduce the clients stress and assists them to gain an accurate view of their finances. You will then help the client find solutions to their money concerns. The Money Adviser will assist the client to manage any debt they have and may negotiate with creditors on their behalf. The Money Advisers work with their clients until such times as the client is debt free or feels able to manage their own finances.
If you are interested in this opportunity, you can apply through https://bit.ly/2IhbRaC
Are you organized? Do you have a passion for people? We are looking for some Administration to support our Financial Wellbeing work. You will be help people in financial hardship regain financial control and move forward by ensuring that the clients Hope Plan Goals are actioned.
The Financial Wellbeing Administration Support will assist our Advisers to maintain full and accurate case records in accordance with Bridge Money Advice Service systems and support the team as they negotiate with creditors on our clients behalf. This will ensure that our clients receive the highest standard of advice & support possible and will have a significant impact on their Financial Wellbeing.
If you are interested in this opportunity, you can apply through https://bit.ly/2IhbRaC