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Based in health, care and community settings, CCL is a service that promotes wellbeing by offering an active spiritual listening service. CCL helps people explore their deepest hurts and draw strength from their own inner resources and from the communities of support around them. CCL is a short term, early intervention model of person-centred, assets-based, spiritual listening with the aim of promoting personal and communal spiritual wellbeing.
We are looking for volunteers to become listeners with the following experience: 1. Recognition of a spiritual dimension to life in self and/or others (create a safe space for the person to verbalise whatever gets in the way of their wellbeing and resilience) 2. Personal resilience, receptiveness to the pain of others 3. High degree of reflexivity, ability to recognise own inner process 4. Accepting and non-judgmental presence, commitment to person-centred ways of being and doing 5. Advanced communication skills, ability to handle raw feelings and emotions 6. Ability to foster wellbeing and autonomy rather than cultivate neediness and dependency 7. Ability to hold clear boundaries about issues and relationships 8. Ability to demonstrate previous experience in active listening it is expected that potential Listeners would be able to demonstrate these skills within their training and continue to develop these qualities when delivering the service.
Based in a health care setting, usually a GP Practice. Commitment to 4 days training and a half day a week am/pm listening. Referral based listening service usually from GP or other Health Professionals.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss our volunteer opportunity please contact Evonne Llewellyn, Community Chaplaincy Listening Service Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07584 217192.
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.
We need volunteers to befriend adults in the Levenmouth area.
How many of you have been there for a friend who has been ill? It may have been running them to an appointment, taking them out for a coffee and lending a listening ear when they're fed up, or going off for a round of golf once they were on the mend. What if their illness wasn't a physical illness but a mental illness? Would you do the same? What's different? 1 in 4 people experience mental health issues at some point in their life, don't they deserve support too? OK, so tell me more -
you might find yourself doing any of the things mentioned above, going to play or watch sport, watching a movie or a play or just going for a walk and a chat. Our volunteers come from all walks of life.
All you need to give is a minimum of 2 hours fortnightly, you will need to be a good listener, have the ability to empathise and have a willingness to learn.
In return you will receive generous expenses to cover travel and activities, ongoing training, regular support and hopefully a great deal of enjoyment.
You can help change someone’s life through volunteering. We are looking for volunteer buddies to be matched with potential volunteers who need some support to volunteer because of a disability, mental health issue or other barrier. Depending on the needs of the volunteer you will possibly accompany the volunteer to meet the organisation, volunteer alongside them and continue to support them through meetings, phone calls, texts, emails etc. Full training and support will be provided.
Why we need you:
The charity has over 100 branches and groups, all run by volunteers, who provide local support to autistic people and their families. Every branch is different and so are the activities they provide – they may run parent support groups, adult social groups, children’s activities, conferences or focus on providing information or campaigning. However, no matter how big or small, all branches are hugely valued by the people in their local area.
The branch chair role is vital to the running of the branch as they act as a leader and a coordinator for the branch. Without these roles, we would not have as many branches as we do.
What you will be doing:
Leading committee meetings and public meetings. This also involves setting out what needs to be discussed at meetings, ensuring that each issue is covered and that other people have a chance to speak.
Represent the branch at external meetings e.g. with local services for people with autism
Chair committee meetings
Motivate the team involved in running your branch
Allocate tasks to other people involved in your branch
Raise the profile of the NAS within your branch and local community
Ensure your branch complies with NAS policies including risk assessment, data protection and safeguarding
Try to resolve difficulties experienced by your branch
Ensure the branch treasurer is administering the branch’s funds properly in accordance with procedures outlined in Branch Handbook
Monitor branch income and expenditure in partnership with the treasurer
Countersign and authorise all cheque payments
Ensuring the insurance renewal form is completed and that the Branch has insurance cover in place.
Co-ordinate and promote local campaigns and bring others on board to help you
Support fundraising in your branch
Act as a key contact for the NAS, keeping the Senior Branch Engagement Officer up to date on branch activities
Designated Senior Branch Engagement Officer to answer any queries and support you with the day to day running of the branch.
Written guidance on a range of branch activities
Various training courses relevant to running a branch
Insurance cover for all branch activities
Expenses covered for attendance at any event organised by the branch support team.
What you will get out of it:
Improve support to families affected by autism in your local area
Access free training and learn new skills
Meet new people
We seek applications from anyone interested in the role, but particularly welcome applications from those on the autism spectrum.
You will be asked to attend some branch meetings and also have knowledge of the local area so we ask that you live locally to be able to do this role.
If you have any difficulties with the application process or questions about this role please contact email@example.com
They are looking for volunteers drivers to assist them with transporting their service user's to and from their activities, the locations are Inverkeithing, Rosyth, Dunfermline and Dalgetybay. you must be aged 30 or over for the requirements of the Insurance.
All candidates will be subject to a PVG Check which they will carry out for the successful candidates, this is a great opportunity for someone to give something back to the community and help other vulnerable members of the public to have a fuller lifestyle.
Volunteers are matched up on a one-to-one basis with a vulnerable adult. The matches meet regularly either weekly or fortnightly for a few hours at a time. The aim is to engage in purposeful activities within the community which will help to reduce social isolation and feelings of loneliness. It is also about continuing to support the adult to engage in their own community and have positive social connections.
Enthusiastic Befrienders are required to help support people suffering from eating disorders and/or their carers to beat their illness. This is an interesting and rewarding role and full training is provided. Your role as a befriender will be to support and/or upskill the Befriendee over a 6-month period, by having a regular weekly phone call.
Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of all psychiatric disorders. This is therefore a valuable opportunity to make a significant difference to people's lives by helping sufferers and their carers, discuss their feelings and concerns, to provide information and support and to look towards a more positive future.
This role will initially be telephone befriending, based within your own home but has the potential to have some face to face befriending in the future.
Experience of eating disorders as a sufferer or carer is required for this role.
We are an established charity with support groups in Fife, Forth Valley, Glasgow and Perth. In Perth we are starting a group to support people aged 18 years and over, their families and carers who are struggling with an eating disorder. The group is confidential, supportive, informal, friendly and caring. Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of all psychiatric illnesses. This is therefore a valuable opportunity to make a significant difference to peoples’ lives. By helping people suffering from an eating disorder and their families to discuss their feelings and concerns, to provide information and support and to look towards a more positive future. This role would suit a caring and empathetic person who can help those attending to feel less isolated, more understood, cared for, listened to and supported. No prior experience of eating disorders or being a facilitator is necessary as a comprehensive training package is provided. You will be supported in this volunteering role by experienced people who are knowledgeable about eating disorders.
We are a non-profit-making-volunteer run Arts Collective and charity providing a platform both online and offline for those who struggle with mental health, addiction, gender dysphoria, sexuality, feel like they don't quite 'fit', or feel estranged to this world.
We encourage people to express themselves through art as catharsis. Combining Art & Catharsis, we believe in being CathARTic! We believe the arts are a great elixir and creativity is our currency. Our ethos is based on 'pay it forward' exchanging the arts for positive and encouraging feedback from our team of art enthused volunteers and encouraging our members also to create a ripple effect.
The arts is an area where we are all free to express ourselves , be liberated in a way that we can't in our usual regimented , institutionalised world. It's a place where we don't have to colour within the lines, but we can go over the edges and...well...who knows where that might lead.... We see the arts as emancipation and an area where we can all be unified by transmitting and sharing expression, unified by love, the arts and expression.
We know that expressing ourselves through Creativity makes us all feel great and empowered! Fledgling Arts Collective Central believe that there are no 'amateurs' in the Arts & Creativity- WE ARE ALL ARTISTS ; and that the feel good ethos we encourage can really help with issues like building self esteem and helping to lift depression for instance.
We are currently recruiting new online support volunteers to support our vital work. Your role will include interacting with online members giving feedback on the creative arts posts they leave in a positive constructive way. Having a creative, positive and constructive approach will be required. Mentoring will be provided. Spread your wings and come fly with us.
A fantastic opportunity to help volunteering-all help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated. For further details please contact: Jewels Johnson at email: firstname.lastname@example.org