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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 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
We have been investigating government (under) funding of mental health in a particular area in the UK and Scotland and would like to start a campaign to get the UK and Scottish governments to fund this adequately. Ideally using the Theory of Change or a similar tool we would like you to help plan and then implement a campaign to effect change. This could include a full range of options available: PR and the media; Public Affairs and lobbying; petitions; social media etc.
Garioch Community Kitchen exist to enhance the health and well-being of all sectors of the community in Central Aberdeenshire. We provide a range of services including informative food workshops in a safe and supported environment, delivering practical and nutritional information and teaching transferable food skills in the Wyness Hall and on an outreach basis. We work in partnership with other agencies and groups to promote healthy cooking and eating choices.
We are looking for motivated, local individuals who can contribute their knowledge and skill base to the Charity. It is essential our Committee is made up of people with varying skill sets and therefore we welcome applications from individuals from the private, public and/or third sector.
Committee meetings are held quarterly, and Committee members are expected to attend with email communication outwith these meetings. Trustees are responsible for the governance of the Charity and to support the Business Development Manager.
Dundee Healthy Minds Network is a group set up to ensure that people with a lived experience of mental health difficulties are involved in the development of Dundee’s mental health service. We have a twice weekly drop in to provide a more informal and relaxed opportunity for people to discuss wider mental health issues with like minded individuals. We have various activity groups (Arts & Crafts, Guitar Group and Gardening Group. We hope to offer a choir and writing group in the future) and regular events and talks.
We are providing a rewarding opportunity for non-judgemental individuals to further develop their skills by providing a friendly face and ear to our network members, supporting social activities, setting up and leading various group projects and learning skills to support adults with a lived experience of mental health conditions to be meaningfully involved in services. Additionally if you have a special skill (art, music/singing, creative writing, gardening, exercise etc) there may be opportunities to start a new group.
For those that are interested, there will be times when additional opportunities will present, such as supporting the project coordinator at outreach mental health services when collecting data (for example from questionnaires) and at various awareness raising events.
Our clients are at the heart of everything we do. Our walking group encourage clients to improve confidence and self-esteem, becoming more socially connected and enhancing their journey of recovery. As a volunteer walk leader you will be knowledgeable about the benefits of walking and enjoy motivating people of all backgrounds, while being part of a team developing good relationships with our clients and contributing to their health and wellbeing, supporting them to improve their quality of life. You will identify, develop and risk assess walks in and around Perth & Kinross, supervise clients participating and encourage others to take part.
We have an exciting opportunity for a volunteer to join our dynamic cafe team. Supervised by our chef, volunteers have the opportunity to:
- be responsible for preparation and serving food and drinks to customers
- assisting in general cleaning duties
- help ensure high levels of customer service and hygiene are maintained
- undertake appropriate training as agreed with the Chef
- work within our small team of volunteers and clients
- be involved in cash handling and simple record keeping
-support clients to undertake the above tasks
Depending on level of skills and experience may be asked to cover in the absence of the chef.
The cafe currently holds the Healthy Living Award and has an extensive menu of healthy lunch options along with homemade cakes, breads and desserts.
Our clients are at the heart of everything we do. |As part of our Creative Wellbeing focus we are providing activities under the categories of Arts and craft, Music, Performance/Drama and Creative Writing. These are provided in a supported environment to help improve confidence and self-esteem, working with each individual towards their recovery and improved overall wellbeing. Our Creative Wellbeing activity area is a very social space and you will build trusting relationships with clients making them feel involved and engaged. As part of the team you will assist in the preparation of activities, inspiring clients to get involved. You will also assist the activity engagement workers in maintaining the workspace and materials used.
This is a unique opportunity to volunteer in a mental health setting to engage with clients in a variety of settings. As a general assistant you will support the staff team to inspire and engage our clients to sample the activities provided within our premises or in the wider community. You will build positive relationships with clients and be supportive of them as they improve their skills and social interaction. You will also help the team to prepare for activities and maintain workspaces and equipment.
We are a small charity providing horticultural therapy to military veterans and emergency services personnel with mental health challenges. An essential part of the sessions is the social experience of meal times and coffee breaks. We are looking for support in our kitchen, cooking lunches for groups of up to a dozen people per day. We would like our veterans to be able to recreate recipes in their own homes so simple meals and one-pot recipes are ideal.
We encourage all our volunteers to engage with our veterans in sessions, but this role would be focussed mainly on running and managing the kitchen. This would free up staff and horticulture volunteers to focus on the veterans in the garden.
We can provide the training required to work with veterans with mental health problems. We need you to bring enthusiasm, and some culinary experience.