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We offer gardening activities to support our clients journey of recovery. With support from our paid staff and volunteers they help to develop and maintain our gardens. Along with tending borders and plant cultivation we grow vegetables, soft fruit, apples and pears to be used for our café menu and for sale. Whereevre you gardening interests lie you may find an opportunity to broaden your skills and contribute to our development
As a Polish support work volunteer/ translator you will gain work experience in supporting Polish clients whom have been referred to our service. You will support the client to attend the service during their 4 week trial period, to help them feel more at ease and comfortable. You will be able to meet new people and support clients to engage in the activities within the premises. You will advocate on behalf of Polish speaking service users making sure staff and other clients understand their wishes. This will help the client to integrate into the service and improve their communication and language skills. In this role you may be requested to support English-speaking clients too.
We are looking for volunteers to staff the office on Dumbarton Central train station platform. We have a small shop where we fund raise for the Association which involves working with the public, minimal cash handling and paperwork. There is also the opportunity to help create displays, conduct research and update our social media pages.
We require individuals who have some time to spare, even a few hours per week, to help in our office. Our volunteers will work with the Co-ordinator and Secretary in keeping the office open and running. This role will include but is not limited to:
Meeting members of the public,
Helping at fundraisers, if possible;
Counting of money raised;
Helping maintain stock;
Rotating of items in the office
Helping out with the Heritage Centre.
Managing the front desk,
Computer work ie word documents, spreadsheets, etc.
Days within the office are fluid on a day to day basis and the individual would require to be flexible in turning their hand to many other tasks.
At AdvoCard our highly valued team of Volunteer Advocacy Workers deliver a vital 1:1 independent advocacy service to mental health service users living in the community in Edinburgh. Our volunteers come with a wide range of backgrounds, skills and experience. What they all share is a commitment to advocacy and a belief that mental health service users should have their voices heard and their rights respected. AdvoCard's trained volunteers work with service users to listen and explore options.
Befrienders of all ages and backgrounds are needed from Nairnshire and Inverness areas. We take care to introduce you to someone who shares some of your own interests so that you have something in common straight away. Enjoy your spare time and make a difference to someone's life - befriend!
Befrienders Highland supports people who are isolated as a result of mental health problems.
We are an established charity with support groups in Fife, Glasgow and Perth. We plan to run two groups on the same evening, one for sufferers over 18, and the other for families and carers for people affected by an eating disorder in Forth Valley. These groups are confidential, supportive, informal, friendly and caring. Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of all psychiatric disorders, therefore this is a valuable opportunity to make a significant difference to peoples’ lives. This is done by helping sufferers and their families to discuss their feelings and concerns, to provide information and support and to look towards a more positive future in a group setting.
No prior experience of eating disorders is necessary.
As an Online Peer Support Volunteer, you will provide email support on a one-to-one basis to young people with an eating disorder, aged between 12-25 years old.
All of our Online Peer Support Volunteers have recovered from their own eating disorder and are aged between 18 – 35 years old. You will be trained in how to offer support and guidance, as well as how to manage boundaries. All contact will be moderated by Beat staff as everyone’s safety is our priority.
The service will require you to commit to 1-2 hours per week, comprising of sending 1-3 emails within this time frame. The maximum length of time someone can receive this support is one year, however we would welcome your commitment in supporting others over the duration of this contract.
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.
Each volunteer supports a re:discover client to recover a sense of who they are by encouraging them to step outside their illness and discover / rediscover activities and interests they enjoy. Volunteers work with clients as a whole person focusing on their talents, skills and assets rather than problems or needs. Volunteers encourage clients to set goals which they will work towards during their time with re:discover. They also act as a 'community bridge builder' supporting clients to step outside their comfort zones whilst providing support and encouragement. Volunteers work with clients for a minimum of 6 months which is the minimum commitment that we are looking for from volunteers. We are particularly looking for male volunteers in the 20-40 year old age category.
Volunteers and clients agree together when and where they will meet (not in their own homes) - usually once a week for a few hours. Activities are usually based on shared interests and have included: meeting for coffee; cinema; theatre; art galleries museums; zumba, martial arts; gym; walks; garden centres; hill walking; pilates . . . We cover volunteer out of pocket expenses.
We have regular training courses for volunteers, so get in touch to find out more. We welcome volunteers who are available to volunteer during the day, the weekend or in the evenings.
We are looking for a compassionate, patient and friendly person to support our members to attend a weekly computer group at Edinburgh College, Dalkeith Campus.
Orchard Centre Services provides support to people living in Midlothian who experience mental health difficulties. Volunteering would include driving members who struggle to attend a group independent from the Orchard Centre. Volunteer would work along college tutor and offer support to member of the group