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Could you spend regular time with a child, sharing a hobby or activity on a weekly basis? If you have a genuine interest in the well being of children and live in the Langlees / Falkirk area then we would love to hear from you. Aberlour Family Support Centre – Langlees helps families by building confidence in parents and offering lots of fun for children.
Falkland Palace and Garden welcomes over 44,000 visitors every year and there’s something here for everyone, from the Palace with a working Chapel Royal, apartments for kings and queens, stunning gardens, an orchard and the oldest tennis court in the country. If you are passionate about heritage and education, why not get in touch and help to bring the 16th century alive for a range of visitors, school groups, adult learners and families. Under the guidance of the Learning Officer, you will help to deliver the school visits and workshops in the Palace and Garden, donning one of our fantastic costumes and sharing the stories of Falkland as you do so. If you would like to get involved, we would love to hear from you! Main Duties: • Welcoming and leading learning groups around the Palace and Garden (in conjunction with school teachers and the Learning Officer) • Learning about the history of the property, its previous inhabitants and its artefacts, and sharing that knowledge with others • Using and maintaining educational resources and equipment, ensuring that they are returned to their proper storage place • Helping to take due care for pupils’ and visitors’ welfare while on Trust premises • Providing other educational assistance as may be reasonably requested by the Learning Officer and property staff
Are you passionate about animal welfare? Join our growing team of volunteer Home Visitors and play a vital role in supporting owners and pets in your local area who are facing an emergency situation. Our Home Visitors play a vital role in delivery of our service by visiting potential volunteer pet foster carers to assess their house, home situation and the fosterer. You will be contacted by PFSS when there is a need for a home visit in your area. Main tasks: - Contact the potential fosterer and arrange a time for the home visit to take place - Carry out the home visit following the guidelines provided by PFSS - Complete the home visit report and return a copy to the Home Visit Coordinator
• Lead a team of volunteers to ensure the foodbank warehouse is run efficiently, meeting legislative standards i.e. Health & Safety/Environmental Health, in accordance with Renfrewshire Foodbank policies and procedures. • Ensure that all Trussell Trust warehousing procedures and processes are followed as per the foodbank operating manual and Renfrewshire Foodbank policies and procedures • Receive food donations from members of the public and thank them • Ensure that incoming stock is checked, weighed, and recorded • Ensure food is sorted and stored by date and type, removing any items that are damaged or out-of-date and weighing these out separately • Ensure that food is checked weekly and rotated as required • Notify the project manager/assistant project manager when food stock is low so that appeals can be made for these items • Ensure warehouse area is kept clean and tidy at all times, checking for evidence of pests and notifying the project manager if there are any concerns • Prepare stock orders for the foodbank centres as appropriate • Report any health and safety or safeguarding concerns to the project manager/assistant project manager • Undertake an annual stock take according to Chapter 6.5 of the foodbank operating manual • Assist project manager/assistant project manager with training and inducting new volunteers for the foodbank centre • Maintain a weekly foodbank warehouse/van volunteer rota, ensuring that there are adequate volunteers for each session • Ensure that foodbank warehouse volunteers read and follow Renfrewshire Foodbank policies and procedures, including health and safety and safeguarding Raise any concerns with the project manager/assistant project manager
Role: Foodbank centre(s) team lead volunteer Task Description: • Lead a team of volunteers to ensure the foodbank centre is run efficiently, meeting legislative standards i.e. Health & Safety/Environmental Health, in accordance with Renfrewshire Foodbank policies and procedures. • Assist project manager/assistant project manager with training, and inducting new volunteers for the foodbank centre • Maintain a weekly foodbank centre volunteer rota, ensuring that there are adequate volunteers for each session • Ensure that foodbank centre volunteers read and follow Renfrewshire Foodbank policies and procedures, including safeguarding • Adhere to the confidentiality agreement and ensure that other volunteers do the same • Ensure that all areas of the foodbank centre are clean and meet with environmental health requirements • Monitor food stock levels and request resupply from the warehouse, as required • Coordinate the setting up and clearing away of each foodbank centre session • Lead a volunteer debrief at the end of each session • Raise any concerns with the project manager/assistant project manager • Report any health and safety or safeguarding concerns to the project manager/assistant project manager
No experience necessary, just enthusiasm, love the outdoors and passionate about seeing young people develop in confidence and resilience
No experience necessary, just enthusiasm, love the outdoors and passionate about seeing young people develop in confidence and resilience
We know that little things can make a big difference for people and their families living with a terminal illness – like having someone to chat to over a cup of tea. You will be matched with someone who you’ll visit in their home, go out somewhere with or chat to over the phone. You can offer your time any day of the week, between 9am and 9pm, so that you can find a time that works for you and the individual that you are supporting. The type of support our Helper volunteers give often includes: • Companionship and emotional support • Practical help • A break for families and carers • Information on other support available •Support after a bereavement. Volunteers need to be aged 18 years or over, live in Lothian and commit at least three hours each week for a minimum of one year Can contact Katie Wardlaw directly at E: katie.wardlaw@mariecurie.org.uk
Being a Gig Buddy with Thera means that you will be paired one on one with a person who has a learning disability (They will be known as your buddy). You will be paired with this person based on any interests you share. Being a Gig Buddy involves regularly attending events with your buddy and meeting up with them as often as your ‘gig’ requires. You will also help them choose the events you go to, and help with practical/transport arrangements. Being a Gig Buddy also means empowering your buddy to expand their social networks. For this reason we ask that you attend at least 3 of our social events every year, these can be anything from an Open Mic night, to a world class comedian at the Edinburgh Fringe. As part of Gig Buddies you will become part of a growing community of ‘sound people’ here in the Lothians who are encouraging people with a learning disability to live the social life they choose.

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Help build up the pace in Scotland by sharing badges and displaying posters across your local area; playing your part in the future of Scottish medical research and taking on heart disease. The Heart of Scotland Appeal is a fundraising campaign to raise and spend money in Scotland on vital medical research into the prevention, treatment and cure of heart disease. 41 people die every day in Scotland from cardiovascular disease and the death rate from coronary heart disease is almost 50% higher than for the South East of England. This isn’t fair and we want to change this. You'll be given posters for you to display in your local shops, community centres, libraries, supermarkets, pharmacies and doctors’ surgeries to help reach as many people as possible. The Heart of Scotland Appeal is backed by internationally acclaimed Scottish fashion designer, Christopher Kane, who's designed 4 unique badges. You can be sent a box of badges to sell to friends, family and colleagues for donations, as well as asking local shops if they will have a box of badges on their counter (that the organisation can then send out to them). Let’s get everyone wearing a Heart of Scotland badge.