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Just a few hours out of your week could make an older person's day! Help reduce loneliness and social isolation by volunteering at our community cafe. This offers older people the chance to meet others for a chat over a cup of tea or coffee and cake at a very reasonable price. We also offer some activities - although this is increasing as covid restrictions lift.
You will get to know the customers and build a positive relationship with them. You will do this by:
meeting and greeting customers in our Tearoom
serving refreshments and clearing away at the end
building a positive relationship with customers by chatting to them and getting to know them,
Last updated 2 days ago
volunteers to help operate the Oxygen chamber in the Healing hub Centre based in Wick. this chamber helps people with ill health, MS etc. The volunteers will supervise people using the chamber ..Can you offer 2 hours anytime on a Tuesday- Thursday from 10-4pm ... .training given
Last updated 3 days ago
Scotland Versus Arthritis is looking for individuals willing to lead short health walks in your area, lead on other physical activities, or facilitate virtual support groups. Full training and on-going support for volunteers will be available.
We are also looking for expressions of interest from anyone keen to become an instructor of Tai Chi or Qi Gong for arthritis.
The current Covid restrictions have meant that for many the wait for treatment may be a year or more away.
Painkilling prescriptions are seldom more than a temporary relief. Support and exercise can however offer a better way to self-manage the daily on-going pain and fatigue.
In readiness for the eventual lifting of lockdown we are asking, can you spare an hour or two each month to help?
Please contact your local Development Officer, Dr. P. Neville, email@example.com or phone 07501 501114 for details.
Last updated 3 days ago
Community Shopping Volunteers wanted to do a weekly shop for older and vulnerable people shielding in the Giffnock, Clarkston and Newton Mearns areas of East Renfrewshire. Commitment of one supermarket shop per week on a Monday or a Wednesday. Volunteers with their own car or bicycle required as deliveries are made direct to the customers home. COVID safe procedures in place
Last updated 7 days ago
Do you wish to help disabled people live a full and independent life? We are a charity that provides free information and support to anyone on a social care support package, disabled or elderly who wants to manage their care in a way that suits them. We champion independent living and work with councils across Forth Valley as well as having links to similar campagning bodies across Scotland. As a user- led organisation we welcome disabled people, family members or anyone with an interest in social care.
The Independent Living Association Forth Valley is looking for Trustees to join our dedicated Board to drive forward our free, independent information service for disabled people, parents and carers forward across the Falkirk, Stirling and Clackmannanshire.
We are a user-led organisation which provides services to promote and support independent living and facilitates people to self-direct their own care packages.
We liaise directly with local councils to engage with people who are looking to exercise informed choice and control over their social care support. We are totally independent and experts in Self Directed Support options and legal requirements.
The Trustees are responsible for the strategic direction and governance of the organisation, whilst day to day running is delegated to our Self Directed Support Forth Valley service.
We are seeking someone who can:
- Be a champion for disabled people’s rights and life choices
- Contribute actively to the Board and regularly attend meetings
- Be involved in setting the future direction of our service.
Trustees play an active role in overseeing the operation of our SDS Forth Valley service which provides the free information and support and has four full time staff memmbers. This service runs regular training sessions, creates information pamphlets and videos. We have run social gatherings prior to Covid and are looking to expend our network. We work alongside other charities in the locality to communicate our service and how it may help their members.
Our Board meets 8-10 times a year including an AGM which is currently via Zoom although we expect to adopt a hybrid meeting system when conditions allow. This role would be of particular interest to those presently receiving a social care package, a current or past social care practitioner, a disabled person or anyone with an interest in the field. We are looking to expand the diversity of our Board and are interested in applicants from all backgrounds and experiences.
No previous Board experience is necessary as full training will be provided.
Last updated 13 days ago
Volunteer drivers to lead the Trishaw [rickshaw] in and around Wick. This vehicles enables disabled or poor mobility people to get out and about for recreational purposes. The vehicle is pedal power and electric back up. volunteers receive full training and support.
Last updated 15 days ago
To use own car to collect pre-packaged books from the local Culture PK library throughout Perth and Kinross and deliver them to to library clients. Return the already read books back to the library. Often conducted in pairs so being able to drive may not be a requirement.
Last updated 16 days ago
To assist in the provision of a pre-cooked lunch to RVS clients once a week that enables our older and vulnerable people to get out of the house and engage with other people with a hot meal included. Be able to serve the food and provide hot and cold drinks and chat with the clients. Lunch Club locations are Perth, Bridge of Earn and Crieff. The Social Club is every 2 weeks in St Matthews Church in Perth where volunteers are required to help serve hot and cold refreshments and engage with clients by chat, games and entertainment.
Last updated 16 days ago
Supporting older and vulnerable people throughout Perth and Kinross in their homes by carrying out tasks such as shopping and dropping, assisted shopping, accompanied walks, chair based exercises or taking them out into the community; all to reduce their isolation and build their confidence.
Last updated 16 days ago
Main duties: If you enjoy being in an office environment, are compassionate and like meeting people then this could be the role for you. Volunteers like you provide people in their local community with wheelchairs and other equipment to help them get moving again after an illness or injury. Whether it is to help take a relative out, or take a child to school, it makes a difficult and distressing time a little bit easier. Spread the power of kindness with us and help make sure that everyone who needs one can get a wheelchair.
Ideally you will live within roughly 10 miles of the volunteering opportunity. If you are unsure of the distance please click on the map to check, as a rough guide.
This role is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act and requires a PVG check. All successful applicants are asked to sign a criminal record declaration appropriate for the role.
There is a minimum of 6 months commitment required.
Last updated 23 days ago