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We need people to tell us their own stories of how they have been impacted by stroke, to help us to raise awareness in the media and elsewhere. When we want to talk about stroke, we find that people are more inclined to listen if we use real stories that are told by people affected by stroke. Can you help us to do that?
Who Cares? Scotland is a national voluntary organisation, working with Care Experienced young people and care leavers across Scotland. We support Care Experienced people to have their voice heard through advocacy and participation. We are looking for volunteers who can help Care Experienced people who may feel lonely and isolated this Christmas. Our Christmas volunteers will assist in supporting the set up of our Christmas venue in Glasgow on Christmas Eve, providing transport to and from the venue on Christmas day if possible and help with the set up and delivery of Christmas dinner on Christmas day. This role will involve interacting with people aged 18 plus through providing a memorable day for so many on a day that can be extremely challenging. Who Cares? Scotland is a people organisation. We invest in our people, our relationships and in a positive working culture. It’s important to us that our volunteer team is included, involved and motivated to change society. We aim to recruit people with excellent qualities from a wide variety of backgrounds who share in our mission. We particularly welcome applications from individuals with care experience. What will I be doing? - Supporting with the set up of the venue of Christmas Eve - Helping to deliver food, gifts and decorations to the venue - Providing transport to Care Experienced people to and from the venue on Christmas day - Helping to deliver Christmas Dinner - Helping Care Experienced people connect and have fun - Helping to clear the venue after the event - Building community ties, ensuring Care Experienced people are welcomed within communities - Helping Care Experienced people to have fun What qualities do I need? - To have a non-judgemental approach to people, have empathy - Be enthusiastic, flexible, and committed - Reliable and approachable - Friendly, helpful, and understanding - Reliability and a commitment to treat all information in a confidential manner - To have a good value base, be open minded and level-headed If you are interested please click the ‘Apply’ button below (available when logged in and registered). You will then be contacted by the coordinator by email or phone call. If you have not heard back after 5 working days, the first step is to contact the organisation with the contact details provided. You could also check your junk/spam folder on your emails just in case the response is there. If that doesn’t work out then please feel free to contact Volunteer Glasgow on info@volunteerglasgow.org
The Women’s Group is a weekly wellbeing group for local women to meet new people and take part in activities of the groups own choice. These can include cooking, arts, creative writing, outings, talks from organisations, and more. The group takes place on Thursday lunch times at Wester Hailes Healthy Living Centre and we would love to find a volunteer to come along and support our facilitator. If you have experience or an interest in supporting groups, please do get in touch for an informal chat
We are looking for a volunteer to help facilitate our long running Carer's Group. Based at Wester Hailes Healthy Living Centre, the group are currently meeting on a Monday. This is a chance for them to have a chat and offer each other support. The facilitator will help also organise activities – maybe days out or crafts or have a speaker in. Whatever they would like to do. It is a close knit group of women, some who have been attending for years. The facilitator will record attendance.
The Health Agency are looking for qualified Volunteer Counsellors or CBT Therapists to join our mental health team. Opportunities are available in person at the Wester Hailes Healthy Living Centre, by phone, or on Zoom. Contributions will be made to supervision costs.
What you’ll be doing As Volunteer Data Administrator, you will: • accurately transfer data and information from paper to database • record hearing aid interventions carried out. • Record any onward referrals • Work with Project Co-ordinator and other volunteers to ensure efficient data processing As an RNID volunteer, you will: • make a real difference to the people you support • help us run this important service • receive training and learn new skills • meet people in different situations • raise awareness of deafness in the community • have reasonable, out-of-pocket and pre-approved travel expenses repaid.
Provide support to NHS hearing aid users at our hearing aid maintenance clinics, helping with basic maintenance and support of hearing aids. As a hearing aid support volunteer, you will: • undertake basic maintenance on hearing aids, cleaning or changing tubing and replacing batteries • offer practical support to optimise hearing aids • signpost other agencies that may be beneficial to the service user • monitor the number of visits to drop-in service and feedback to the Project Co-ordinator • Meet with other RNID volunteers and staff to discuss the project and suggest any improvements. Full training will be provided by NHS Shetland audiology dept, with ongoing support provided by locally based project co-ordinator. As an RNID volunteer, you will: • make a real difference to the people you support • help us run this important service • receive training and learn new skills • meet people in different situations • raise awareness of deafness in the community • have reasonable, out-of-pocket and pre-approved travel expenses repaid.
As a community volunteer, you will: • reach out to community groups, other charities, etc. to offer informative presentations or attend meetings to share insight into deafness, hearing loss and tinnitus • deliver talks, presentations online and face-to-face (depending on practicality) • set up RNID Information stands at various locations, including libraries, community centres and hospitals within your local area • ensure leaflets and equipment arrive at the venue in time, and pack up at the end of the event • promote the work of RNID and associated local services • respond to questions and enquiries from visitors and assist as appropriate • record any enquires that are out of your knowledge base and follow up accordingly • monitor the number of enquiries at each event and feedback in a timely manner • be proactive in sourcing venues for information stands. As an RNID volunteer, you will: • make a real difference to the people you support • help us run this important service • receive training and learn new skills • meet people in different situations • raise awareness of deafness in the community • have reasonable, out-of-pocket and pre-approved travel expenses repaid.
Place2Be works with over 280 primary and secondary schools, reaching a school population of more than 116,000 children. As a volunteer counsellor you will work one to one in a therapeutic capacity with up to 3 children per week. The commitment is for one day per week, for three school terms, from 8.30am to 4.30pm to include therapy sessions and supervision of clinical work. There may also be opportunities to get involved with group work alongside the School Project Manager.
Your role as a Clan events volunteer is essential in helping to generate the funds needed for us to provide our vital support services to people affected by cancer diagnosis in your local community. You could be asked to get involved in a variety of activities, whether it's manning a cheering point on one of our runs, walks or cycles, helping to welcome guests at our annual lunch or ball, or providing information at one of our open days, Typical activities include: - Helping to prepare for an event - this might involve preparing information and signage, setting up routes for runs/walks/cycles, sorting displays and activities, moving chairs and tables, putting up gazebos etc. - Providing a warm and friendly welcome to all attendees of Clan events, answering any questions and encouraging people to get involved in the event/activity -Assisting at larger scale events such as the Clan Ball or Clan Lunch - this might involve manning the car park, directing attendees to the right location, providing information, running stalls, assisting with activities, salling tickets or accept donations - Working together with Clan staff to ensure the best possible experience for our events attendees/participants and signposting where appropriate - Helping to raise awareness of Clan services