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Since the outbreak of Covid 19 the government has set out guidelines for retail to ensure all our staff, customers and volunteers are safe. This volunteer role will help make this possible by: Meeting and greeting customers at the entrance of the shop Managing a socially distanced queuing system Advising customers of the COVID19 procedures we have in place in the shop Accepting donations and completing gift aid applications Helping with the ongoing good hygiene procedures
Our charity shops rely on the generous donations made by the public to raise crucial funds for Marie Curie. From clothes, homeware, books, to CDs and DVDs, we sell a wide variety of products. We are looking for volunteers to help collect donated goods from local homes, companies and other organizations. Without the help of our dedicated volunteers we could not provide our customers with high quality items at affordable prices, all with the aim of raising funds so our nurses can continue to provide care to terminally ill people and support for their families. Your role as a Stock Generation Volunteer is to support the Manager to ensure the shop has sufficient donated goods to achieve maximum sales. Your role will include some of, but is not restricted to, the following tasks: • Arrange to collect goods from different donors and/ or arrange delivery of donations - as requested by the Shop Manager • Drive to addresses, or make arrangements for the Area driver, to collect the goods and return them to the shop. • Ensure all donors of goods are told about Gift Aid. • Support with the sorting process of goods where applicable. • Assist the Shop Manager, Community Fundraiser and local Fundraising Group to identify local companies and organisations with staff/members willing to give donations. • Help set up and maintain a system to record collection requests, pick-ups and/ or deliveries Help with other shop activities when required
Clackmannanshire Community Healthcare Centre - COVID19 We are looking for volunteers to assist with meeting visitors to the Clackmannanshire Community Healthcare Centre. Visiting is now permitted in hospitals and healthcare settings from Monday 13 July 2020. All visits are by prior arrangement and are currently restricted to afternoons between 1p.m. and 4p.m. Volunteers will support NHS staff by monitoring the entrance doors and greeting visitors. They will ask if visitors have any Covid-19 symptoms, ask them to sanitise their hands and ensure they are wearing a face covering before directing them to the ward. PPE is not currently essential but is available if the volunteer prefers to have some. Social distancing (2m) must be used at all times. A Volunteer t-shirt is provided. The project is co-ordinated by the Retired and Senior Volunteer Programme (RSVP) but we welcome volunteers from younger age groups. RSVP is a project delivered by the national volunteering charity, Volunteering Matters. For any further information contact Rosemary Fletcher on 0737 929 6087
We are committed to offering exciting opportunities based on trust and mutually agreed expectations. Volunteer selection is based on skills, experience, values and interests of the applicant being matched to the skills profile. All interested volunteers should complete our application form and submit to the local office or via the link on the Real Life Options website. Applicants who we believe match our criteria to carry out the role will be invited to an information and selection meeting. The meeting makes up part of the recruitment process and will allow RLV to select suitable applicants who will then be invited to the RLV induction course and complete additional training as required. Are varied and dependent on the needs of the people we support. We try to match volunteers to people with similar interests and provide opportunities for volunteers to utilise existing skills and knowledge. • Chatting to and befriending people we support • Home checks to make sure vulnerable people are safe and well • Everyday practical household tasks • Provide information and support to allow people to make informed choices about their lives • Assist with shopping • Support with correspondence • Provide transport • Support with social outings • Assisting with pet care • Assist with food preparation • Prescription collections
We have a generous monthly budget via a charity Adword grant to help implement a social media marketing strategy for the organisation and we need a skilled volunteer to help facilitate this.
Every day of your life matters – from the first to the last. We’re a passionate, committed and diverse team of more than 4,000 staff and 10,000 volunteers, here for people living with any terminal illness, and their families. We offer expert care, guidance and support, to help them get the most from the time they have left. Marie Curie has numerous Retail shops across the UK which support fundraising for the work they do to provide care and support for people living with terminal illness and their families. We are looking for active and helpful volunteers who can help us to process incoming stock and donations and get it ready to be distributed out to shops to support their need for a steady supply of good quality stock. We need volunteers who are reliable, committed and happy to participate as part of a team. You will need to engage with the public face to face and via the telephone. You will also help to meet deadlines so that stock is dispatched on time.
Having set up at the start of the Covid-19 lock down we've created a community of hospitality and food workers helping each other and our communities. We collect food donations and convert them into free meals for the food insecure citizens of Edinburgh. We need professional chefs who want to keep their hands in the kitchen and help their communities.
As a Trustee, you and your fellow Trustees on the Board have the ultimate responsibility for managing Homestart Wigtownshire – for its property, finances and the employment of any staff or volunteers. Although you can delegate some of your authority to staff or other volunteers, you can never delegate your responsibility. The role of the Trustee and the Board is leadership which means setting the vision for the Organisation and running it in a way that will achieve these aims. As a Charity Trustee, you are defined by charity law as ‘the persons having the general control and management of the administration of a charity.’ Ideally, you will be: • Honest and trustworthy • Confident and good at communicating • Familiar with aspects of management and business practices • Diplomatic and discreet • Well-acquainted with the running of the Organisation • Well-organised and good at timekeeping • Committed to upholding the values and reputation of Homestart Wigtownshire What you will do: • Participate fully in all Board functions including attending meetings and keeping up to date with all business and issues and contributing appropriately • Provide leadership with other Board members to the wider Homestart Wigtownshire membership and stakeholders • Assume accountability, and financial, HR and legal responsibility for Homestart Wigtownshire with other Board Members • Follow the specific Code of Conduct for Board Members • Make sure (alongside other Trustees) that: o the Organisation is clear in its purpose and direction o all decisions taken are in line with the purpose and ideals of the Organisation as laid out in its constitution o assets are safeguarded and used efficiently for those for whom the Organisation exists o the Organisation fulfils all its legal and regulatory requirements o the Organisation is effectively managed, operates efficiently and works within its policies and budgets, any relevant good practice guid-ance and the law o the Organisation is accountable financially and in other ways o there is a proper procedure for the recruitment and supervision of staff o the Board itself is representative and functions effectively In addition, charity trustees have several duties as outlined by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR), and must: General Duties 1. Act in the interest of the charity. Trustees should put the interests of their chari-ty before their own interests, or those of any other person or organisation. 2. Operate in a manner consistent with the charity's purposes. Trustees should carry out their duties in accordance with their governing document. 3. Act with due care and diligence. Trustees should take such care of their chari-ty's affairs as is reasonable to expect of someone who is managing the affairs of another person. 4. Ensure that the charity complies with the provisions of the 2005 Act and other relevant legislation. Specific Duties 1. Keep an up to date register of trustees and members (SCIOs) 2. Update your charity's details. Trustees must make sure that OSCR hold the latest information about their charity on the Scottish Charity Register 3. Report to OSCR, complying with the statutory duty to supply certain information including: a. Annual Monitoring b. Charity Accounting c. Making Changes to Your Charity. 4. Have compliant financial record keeping and reporting. Section 44 of the 2005 Act states that charities must: a. keep proper accounting records b. prepare a statement of account, including a report on its activities, at the end of each financial year c. have the statement of account independently examined or audited d. send a copy of the accounts, along with the annual return, to us. e. Accounting records must be kept by the charity for a minimum of 6 years from the end of the financial year in which they were made. 5. Trustees are responsible for taking control of how their charity fundraises. 6. Trustees must make sure that their charity meets legal requirements when referring to their charitable status, e.g. in advertisements, and in providing their duty in providing information about their charity to the public. What you will get out of it: Trustees are overall responsible for Homestart Wigtownshire and are figureheads for the Organisation. Being a Charity Trustee is highly respected within the community and the world of work. As the Organisation’s leaders you’ll have a direct hand in the outcomes Homestart Wigtownshire achieves – it’s a demanding role, but incredibly rewarding.
Home-Start Wigtownshire are now recruiting volunteers to work on the garden area at the Stranraer Office base. We support families with at least one child aged 0-5 by home-visiting or through family groups once per week for 2-4 hours.
Our volunteers offer support to families with at least one child under 5 both in a home setting and family group setting. Volunteers offer practical support such as helping to access appointments, encouraging families to go out to community resources, providing encouragement with regards to parenting skills, help to have a positive parenting experience. Volunteers also offer emotional support and a listening ear. Volunteers all have parenting skills and understand the stresses and strains in bringing up a young family. The role of the volunteer is complementary to the professionals and offer an informal, flexible approach to the family needs. Volunteers help at group sessions, supporting parents, making them feel welcome and encouraging them to participate Although the aim is to enable them to achieve independence. Volunteers specfic needs are met by ongoing training days, regular support meetings and the support of the co-ordinator at all times. We offer training opportunities which benefit the personal development of the volunteer which can help with career prospects and further education. Induction training and ongoing training is offered, such as first aid, domestic abuse awareness, autism awareness, engaging with dads and any other appropriate training which benefits the families.