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We are looking for people to join our team of trained regional Befrienders supporting those who are currently struggling with an eating disorder. Our Befriending Service provides personal support by linking people who are struggling with those who are recovered and trained. Our volunteer Befrienders will provide a weekly telephone call for approximately 6 months in order to support and guide someone towards recovery. The Befriending Service aims to reduce feelings of isolation, offer hope and to encourage people as they work on their recovery. Practical help towards eating again is part of this service, led by ABC's registered dietitian and nutritional therapist. It is really helpful to be able to speak to someone who knows what the road to recovery can be like. Our Befriender's have a big 'heart' for others and a wish to help them through. For more details or to apply please refer to our website www.anorexiabulimiacare.org.uk/befriending where you will find the guide to Befriending along with an application form. Over 30 years of experience enables ABC to offer personal, on-going, emotional support and practical guidance for recovery for people struggling with Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating, in addition to behaviours such as compulsive exercise, self-harming, laxative abuse and suicidal ideation. Our purpose is to safeguard the lives of people struggling with eating disorders, to prevent an eating disorder from developing and claiming someone's life, to care for the emotional and physical needs of people with eating disorders and their families, friends and colleagues, to encourage recovery by equipping people with practical tools and strategies for living life, to train and resource individuals and organisations working with people affected by eating disorders and to support and engage in research into eating disorders.
Volunteers wanted to help with the daily maintenance required to run the yard and look after the various horses and ponies and work alongside the groups of adults and children we help. A good sense of humour, love of animals , outdoors and people required. The role consists of helping bring in and turn out horses and ponies , picking out hooves ,grooming, tack cleaning and rug changing. Field maintenance required, topping up of waters , helping with fencing . You must be quite robust and able to cope with the elements Leading various groups on horse back either around the countryside or in the arena. Helping childrens lessons with balance and utilising the games equipment
Volunteers wanted to help with the daily maintenance required to run the yard and look after the various horses and ponies and work alongside the groups of adults and children we help. A good sense of humour, love of animals , outdoors and people required. The role consists of helping bring in and turn out horses and ponies , picking out hooves ,grooming, tack cleaning and rug changing. Field maintenance required, topping up of waters , helping with fencing . You must be quite robust and able to cope with the elements Leading various groups on horse back either around the countryside or in the arena. Helping childrens lessons with balance and utilising the games equipment
Volunteers wanted to help with the daily maintenance required to run the yard and look after the various horses and ponies and work alongside the groups of adults and children we help. A good sense of humour, love of animals , outdoors and people required. The role consists of helping bring in and turn out horses and ponies , picking out hooves ,grooming, tack cleaning and rug changing. Field maintenance required, topping up of waters , helping with fencing . You must be quite robust and able to cope with the elements Leading various groups on horse back either around the countryside or in the arena. Helping childrens lessons with balance and utilising the games equipment
To help encourage people with learning/physical disabilities to grow, harvest and prepare vegetables and herbs, and to learn how to use them in healthy recipes. Help and encourage in the planting and care of vegetables and herbs - basic gardening skills - supporting those with learning/physical disabilities or mental health problems to do this to give them a healthier diet and the chance for social interaction with others. With facilities provided by local groups to support service users in preparing and incorporating what they have grown into their own diets. Helping with this in local facilities under guidance from chefs/cooks. Also some garden maintenance for these local facilities within their own grounds as a thank you for their input. Volunteers who have some knowledge of basic gardening an advantage but not essential, physical fitness needed up to a point as it is outdoor work and they will need to show what is needed to be done. Most important is patience, tolerance and understanding of the effect of learning disability or mental health issues on a person, and training will be given to help volunteers in this. An interest in helping socially isolated individuals find a place in the community would help, an ability to work 1:1 but within a group setting, top of all is a good sense of humour in dealing with people covered in mud in the pouring rain, but to be sensitive around sensitive areas. No particular experience is necessary, people skills are the most important
We are looking for people to work with our staff helping out and working alongside our young people. We need people in the kitchen helping with washing dishes and very simple food preparation. Here at Hawick Community Cafe our aim is to offer protected and related work placements to young people who, for whatever reason, are struggling to find employment. They will have the opportunity to work towards gaining SVQ Hospitality and Food Hygiene qualifications which could help them gain future employment. The young people will be taught a range of skills which will increase their confidence. It will give them experience of working in a catering establishment and enable them to see something of the dedication and commitment that is required in the working environment. Our staff work alongside a team of dedicated volunteers who help out with everything from serving coffee to washing dishes. The volunteers who are with us work hard at providing every customer with a professional and friendly service and enjoy working with and assisting our young people.
We are looking for people to work with our staff helping out and working alongside our young people. We need people in the cafe to help make coffee, serve customers and clear tables. Here at Hawick Community Cafe our aim is to offer protected and related work placements to young people who, for whatever reason, are struggling to find employment. They will have the opportunity to work towards gaining SVQ Hospitality and Food Hygiene qualifications which could help them gain future employment. The young people will be taught a range of skills which will increase their confidence. It will give them experience of working in a catering establishment and enable them to see something of the dedication and commitment that is required in the working environment. Our staff work alongside a team of dedicated volunteers who help out with everything from serving coffee to washing dishes. The volunteers who are with us work hard at providing every customer with a professional and friendly service and enjoy working with and assisting our young people.
2nd Thurso Scout group are looking for volunteers to help run the Group. you can volunteer to go onto a rota to help existing volunteers if you cannot commit to weekly support. The Scouts help young people with discipline and personal development whilst having fun and social interaction.
We welcome younger volunteers -from different generation than those they will be visiting [usually elderly service users]. Volunteers can help by befriending residents in care homes or hospital on a regular basis
Can you help keep this garden looking nice for those receiving palative care within the hospital? Developing, planting and maintaining the gardens which is overlooked by the ward. Are looking for volunteers to help maintain the garden at the Town and County Hospital, Wick. The garden is the size of a football pitch and is divided into different themed areas. We have also developed part of the grounds to ensure patients have something nice to look at from all windows. Volunteers can have an area to look after or just do whatever is most necessary.