Latest Opportunities


Latest Opportunities 

These are some of the most current local volunteering opportunities that we are aware of. You can also search for more opportunities and sign up for our volunteering ebulletin here.

Alternatively you can also contact us here should you require more support getting started on your volunteering journey.

Hourglass Scotland requires Volunteers

Hourglass Scotland is part of the well-established UK-wide charity, Hourglass (formerly Action on Elder Abuse), the only UK-wide charity dedicated to calling time on the harm, abuse and exploitation of older people. They are dedicated to promoting safer ageing and a fairer society for all older people.
They are currently setting up an exciting new Community Hub, to provide comprehensive advice and support around the abuse of older people and safer ageing. The Hub will be available to older people, their loved ones, and anyone else concerned about an older person; providing immediate advice and support, as well as services to proactively help keep older people safe from harm, abuse and exploitation. Hourglass Scotland are now recruiting a team of volunteers to help them deliver frontline support to older people and others.

Hourglass Scotland are developing a range of services and activities to promote safer ageing and stop abuse, incorporating prevention, recovery and resilience, including interest-based groups, social events, one-to-one support, and more. 

Volunteering roles include:

  • Hosting or assisting with coffee mornings or social events
  • Facilitating or assisting interest groups (e.g. crafts, photography, story-telling, local history, etc)
  • Raising awareness of the work of Hourglass & issues relating to safer ageing and the abuse of older people
  • Providing one-to-one support to an older person in their own home, a community setting or over the phone
  • Hosting information stands or pop-up clinics at community venues and events

Hourglass Scotland are looking for people who are passionate about stopping abuse and empowering older people to live well and age safely; who understand the experience of and issues affecting older people; who can demonstrate empathy, patience, sensitivity and resilience; and who can listen and support non-judgementally.


If you match this description, and are over 18 years of age, and can commit to an hour or more per week, they would love to hear from you.  Some roles may be home-based, and will be working primarily in Fife initially.

>For more information, or to apply, please contact Carralanne Bradley (Community Response Assisitant), Hourglass Scotland, on 07435551657, or by email carralannebradley@wearehourglass.org


Volunteer Walking Group Organiser with RSVP

RSVP Forth Valley volunteers plan, organise and lead around 120 local walks per year. Under the guidance of trained Walk Leaders, regular participating walkers enjoy considerable social & physical benefits.

Working with the walk leader team, the Walking Group Organiser will ensure that new walker membership forms are completed & that walkers' registers are maintained. Together they will also co-ordinate the production & distribution of quarterly walk schedules.

The Walking Group Organiser will also:-

  • take overall responsibility for co-ordinating walk leaders' activity
  • link up with strategic partners to further develop the local walking network
  • attend RSVP Advisory Board meetings & report to members
  • conduct safety checks & risk-assess new walks

This is a tremendous opportunity for you to meet new people, maintain skills and keep fit. In addition, you will have the satisfaction that you are making a real difference to the lives of older people and discovering more about the community.

>To find out more and register your interest please contact John Brown on John.Brown@volunteeringmatters.org.uk


Telephone Befrienders Urgently Needed with Wellbeing Scotland

Wellbeing Scotland is a voluntary organisation with services across Scotland.  They provide a wide range of holistic services for individuals and families whose life experiences have impacted negatively on their wellbeing. Since 1994 they have offered client centred, holistic, trauma informed therapeutic services and have specialised in abuse and trauma work. They work with both children and adults. Due to the Covid 19 crisis their services have never been more needed, and they are currently in urgent need of Volunteer befrienders in all areas.  

Do you or anyone you know have a few hours a week to spare to be listening ear to someone who is currently needing a friendly chat.  At this time, Wellbeing Scotland befrienders will work remotely by telephone or video calling.  No experience necessary(although being a good listener would be an advantage) as training will be provided to help you with this role, and you will be appointed a supervisor for ongoing support. All equipment will also be provided

>if you are interested and would like to find out more please contact Lorna Fraser lorna@wellbeingscotland.org


Covid 19 Retail Champion with Chest, Heart and Stroke

Everyone has the right to live life to the full. After a diagnosis of a chest or heart condition or a stroke, many people experience fear and isolation and struggle with the impact on their lives. Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland will not stand for that. The care and support they deliver every day ensures everyone can live the life they want to.

They currently have around 50 shops/ community hubs across Scotland. The shops and hubs help to raise funds so they can provide services to the people who need help. Every one of their stores relies on a team of volunteers to help run it and support staff.

About the role
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 doing the following:

  • 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, including hand sanitising and social distancing.
  • Accepting donations and completing gift aid applications.
  • Helping with the ongoing good hygiene procedures of the shop.

Required Skills

  • Have a good understanding of the Scottish Government advice to keep yourself and others safe (further training in store procedures will be provided)
  • Have a confident, friendly outgoing nature
  • Enjoy meeting and engaging with new people
  • Enjoy working in a team including the store manager and other volunteers
  • Able to volunteer for a minimum of 2 hours a week


About the Training
Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland will support you in this role providing:

  • Regular contact with the store manager, who will be available for support and to answer questions
  • Induction to the role, specific to your circumstances
  • Training in ‘Roles, Responsibilities and Boundaries’
  • Online manual handling training
  • Gift Aid training
  • PPE will be provided – mask covering, gloves and hand sanitiser

For more about Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland please click here

>For further info about this opportunity and to apply please contact volunteering@chss.org.uk


Shoppers, Drivers and Driver Helpers required with Food Train Stirling

Food Train Stirling and Clackmannanshire provide a volunteer led, low cost grocery delivery service to people aged 65 or over who are unable to do their shopping. Customers may come to use the service due to disability, frailty or mobility issues. The service is not means tested or health tested anyone aged 65 or over, living in the Stirling local authority area, who is struggling to access groceries can use the service.

They are currently recruiting for volunteer drivers, helpers and shoppers to support older people across Stirling and Clackmannanshire with their food shopping.

Volunteer list collectors work in pairs and collect lists from customers using a Food Train van on a Monday. Once lists are collected, volunteer shoppers work together to gather the shopping in a supermarket either in Clackmannanshire or Stirling. Shopping takes place on a Tues, Wed and Thurs depending on which area the customer lives in. Volunteer drivers and helpers collect the food shopping then deliver it to customers. This includes unpacking the shopping and putting it away for customers if appropriate. Food Train provide an induction and training for volunteers, and also buddy up helpers and drivers with an experienced volunteer.

Food Train offer 45p per mileage expenses and cover travel costs. Volunteer shoppers are asked to commit to one morning minimum per week shopping from 8am to 11am. Volunteer helpers and drivers are asked to commit to one day per week which usually starts at 9.30am and may finish around 2pm. They provide water and snacks. After completion of a successful volunteering period Food Train can offer a professional reference. They will also provide PVG registration, training and ongoing support in the form of one to one meetings or volunteer meetings.

>To find out more about this opportunity contact Stuart Miller stuart@thefoodtrain.co.uk


Volunteers required at Duncarron Medieval Village

Looking for Volunteers with a love for all things history, more specifically Scottish History!

Duncarron Medieval Village have spent the last 25 years building a living history facility to host children and adults alike in an environment in which they can learn about how Scotland would have lived through the eras gone by. Be it Roman times, Viking invasions, the rise and fall of the Jacobite Rebellion against the Redcoat Forces or even so far as the fight of King Robert the Bruce!

They are looking for volunteers who have some spare time to assist in continuing to maintain their beloved Fort and join in the fun, getting kitted up in period historic dress and assisting with their Education Visits from Schools as well as getting involved with events and day to day opening schedule to offer the public an experience to remember!

No experience required!

If you have great customer facing communication skills and a passion for Scotland and it's history this could be the place for you!

Any and all welcome through all walks of life, together volunteers pool skills and teach each other new skills along the way!

Personal transport is required due to the location of the village.

For health and safety regulations all volunteers must be 16+ however those who are 12-15 may assist so long as they are accompanied by an adult at all times!

> If you are interested in finding out more about this opportunity contact Finn Allan finn@clanranald.org


Community Health Champion Volunteer with Stirlingshire Voluntary Enterprise Ltd

People living well within supportive communities is at the heart of the local Health and Social Care Partnership’s aspirations. One of its priorities is to connect people to their neighbourhoods and communities, promoting good health and self-help.

CTSI, SVE and partners are recruiting Volunteer Health Champions, who will receive training so that they can help to make a positive difference to health and wellbeing in their own family, community and workplace. Activities may include:

  • Speaking to family and friends about health and wellbeing topics
  • Signposting someone to a health and wellbeing service or support group
  • Promoting health campaigns within neighbourhoods and being champions on the ground for supermarket/ library/workplace exhibitions
  • Encouraging a group of friends to meet for a weekly walk rather than staying inside.
  • Linking with some of the specific support groups within Clackmannanshire and Stirlingshire that include people with dementia, arthritis, heart problems and Diabetes, for example.

The health champions will work together to develop local information resources and will attend an accredited course by the Royal Society of Public Health run by Forth Valley College. Additional training will be provided by NHS Forth Valley on various health topics.

We would like to hear from anyone who is passionate about health and well-being issues and would like to develop their knowledge and gain experience in this area.

>If you are interested in finding out more contact Liz Rowlett  liz@sventerprise.org.uk


Volunteer Cook with Meal Makers

Meal Makers is a local neighbourhood food-sharing project that connects people who love cooking, and who are happy to share an extra portion of home cooked food, with an older neighbour who would really appreciate a freshly prepared meal and a friendly chat. By turning an everyday activity into a volunteering opportunity, Meal Makers strengthens connections within communities and provides a flexible way for people to volunteer their time and skills locally in a way which suits them.

>If you are interested in finding out more contact hello@mealmakers.org.uk


Cooks, Bakers & Drivers with Ladies of the Rock

Ladies of the Rock in Stirling currently assists 145 people that benefit from twice per week fresh meals. Making meals twice per week means that they need all the helping hands they can get.

As communities slowly return to work, they are now experiencing a decline of our available volunteers.

It’s for that reason that they are making an URGENT appeal to those in our communities that would like to help and make a difference to the lives of our community family members.

They are currently looking for

  • 3 cooks with ideally food and hygiene certificates (but not necessary as training could be offered)
  • 2 keen bakers with food and hygiene (training offered if not certified)
  • 3 delivery drivers (must have own transport)

The activities that Ladies of the Rock can carry out depends a lot on the help they can get from very valuable volunteers

This project was created by the community for the communities

>If you would like to find out more about this opportunity contact Fran Nicol ladiesoftherock.stirling@gmail.com


Patient Transport Driver – St John Scotland

St John Scotland works in partnership with the Scottish Ambulance Service and local NHS Trusts to provide patient transport for people attending oncology and renal clinics. All passengers are referred to us by the Scottish Ambulance Service or NHS clinics.

A standard dialysis prescription is treatment for approximately 4 hours, 3 times a week. Patient Transport services are so valuable as they contribute significantly to reducing patients’ anxieties about transport costs, how they might get to dialysis or over-burdening loved ones.

As a Patient Transport Driver, it will be your role to transport renal patients to and from the Renal Unit at Forth Valley Royal Hospital (FVRH) in Larbert. This service is completely free to patients. Drivers will need access to their own car and all vehicles and drivers require full insurance.

Your tasks include:

  • Safely transport patients from their home to the hospital, and back home again at a pre-arranged time
  • Liaise with coordinator and commit to regular shifts (there are morning and afternoon shifts Monday-Saturday)
  • You will not be required to actively help patients boarding and debarking vehicles as all patients are mobile enough

Restrictions

Experience required

  • You must be between 25 – 70 years old
  • Hold a full driving license and be a competent driver
  • Outgoing and welcoming personality
  • Ability to communicate with patients and fellow drivers accordingly
  • Great sense of responsibility and commitment
  • Good health and reasonable level of fitness

>If you would like to find out more please contact Katie Barrick on Katie.Barrick@stjohnscotland.org.uk


Volunteer Befrienders with Town Break

Town Break provides person-centered services to support people with dementia and their carers using the skills of trained, supportive and committed staff and volunteers. They liaise with other agencies, both statutory and voluntary, to help to support people with dementia to continue to live in their own homes within the Stirling District.

Town Break are looking for volunteer befrienders to build relationships with people living with the early to moderate stages of dementia in Stirlingshire. These relationships can help prevent social isolation and help reconnect people with the community they belong to. They match befrienders with people who have similar interests so they can be encouraged to pursue loved hobbies or supported so they can build the confidence they need to take part in new activities. This might be visiting a garden centre, having a walk or even just having a coffee and chat in the person’s home for two hours per week. This is a great opportunity to build meaningful relationships with people in your local community. They also have volunteering opportunities at our day clubs so contact Town Break to find out more. They provide a training programme and offer ongoing support including peer support at volunteer meetings. They would ask that you commit to 2 hours per week and for a minimum one year. Younger volunteers can befriend clients in group sessions we run at the Day Therapy Unit in Stirling Community Hospital.

Younger volunteers will be supported by the Befriending Co-ordinator who will closely guide these volunteers through the process of establishing friendships. Befrienders are expected to maintain contact with the Befriending Co-ordinator by completing a simple form once a month to log visits and taking part in informal bi-monthly meetings.

>To find out more please contact Lesley Milne lesley@townbreakstirling.org


PDSA Volunteer Stock Processing Assistant

This Role involves being behind the scenes helping the PDSA team sort donated goods and prepare them for sale in the shop.

You never know what you'll find, so part of your job will be to look out for any hidden treasures amongst the donated items. PDSA will provide training and will reimburse any travel expenses.

They need someone who is organised for this role with a keen eye for detail and maybe a person with special interest in an area such as books, music, jewellery, collectables or fashion who would be interested in focusing on a particular department.

> If you are interested in this opportunity please contact Fran by email at callander.shop@pdsa.org.uk


PDSA Volunteer Customer Service Assistant

This is a customer-facing role for anyone who loves building relationships with people. PDSA provides training so you don't need to worry about being a pro straightaway.

This role is based in Callander and PDSA will reimburse any travel expenses so you won't be out of pocket if you want to volunteer from Stirling, Dunblane etc.

> If you are interested in this opportunity please contact Fran by email at callander.shop@pdsa.org.uk


Action in Mind Volunteer Gardener

Do you like gardening? if so then Action in Mind would love to hear from you. responsibilities for this role will include

  • assisting in the upkeep and maintenance of Action in Mind front and rear gardens, patio area & driveway.

Garden Areas:

  • To weed all garden areas, patio, driveway and pathways as required, to cut grass once a fortnight or as required. 

Maintenance of Sheds: 

  • Report  broken or faulty equipment stored within sheds.

General:

  • Planting of bulbs and bedding plants (seasonal)
    Watering/feeding of plants, shrubs as required (summer months)
    Clearing up debris/leaves etc (winter and as required)
    Ensure adequate supplies of compost/feeding/weeding sprays etc requirements are notified to administrator
    Report any broken, faulty or missing garden furniture, fencing etc

> If you are interested in this opportunity or would like to know more please contact Anne by email at info@actioninmind.org.uk


Killin and District Volunteer Car Scheme Volunteer

Killin and District Volunteer Car Scheme are looking to recruit a Volunteer to help out with admin for the organisation. 

This will involve creating and maintaining data bases, circulating satisfaction surveys, producing publicity materials for events and fundraising,  You would be working from your own home and be supported by the Trustees, who will provide induction. 

Hours are flexible and will be agreed by both the Volunteer and Trustees.   
 
> If you are interested in the opportunity please call Don Fraser on 01567 820690 or email dfraser3610@gmail.com


Green Routes are looking for Support Volunteers

Green Routes is a registered charity offering hands-on training in horticulture and an alternative to classroom based education for young people with additional support needs. The focus of their training includes horticulture, employability skills and independent living skills.

Their employability programme ‘Routes to Work’ is now looking for volunteers within the Stirlingshire area to support and mentor students on a variety of work placements. If you enjoy working with young people and supporting them to develop valuable employability skills, Green Routes would be delighted to hear from you. No experience is needed, just a willingness to learn and support a young person achieve their full potential.

> If you are interested in applying or would like more information, please contact Jean by email at Jean.gavin309@googlemail.com or by telephone on 01877 389082


Cats Protection Social Media Volunteer

Social media and cats go hand in hand, and social media volunteers use their passion and knowledge of social media to promote the activities of local volunteer groups and teams though various channels.

This is a volunteer role that can be done from home, on the train or even from the sofa! Social media volunteers directly help our feline friends by helping raise awareness of Cats Protection.  A higher profile can help raise the funds Cats Protection needs, ensure people know they can adopt a cat, help promote neutering and help as many people as possible learn more about feline welfare.

Social media volunteers usually spend 2 to 3 hours per week in this role, which is flexible and can be shared by more than one volunteer if needed.

> If you are interested in applying or would like more information, please contact Roslyn by email at ForthValley.VTL@cats.org.uk or by telephone on 07393 799136


Cats Protection Receptionist and Shop Assistant Volunteer

Cats Protection Adoption Centres are key in helping the thousands of cats and kittens that come into Cats Protection’s care each year needing to be rehomed.

As the receptionist/shop assistant volunteer you will be the first person from Cats Protection greeting the public visiting the centre. You will give the public information on the cats available and activities of Cats Protection, serve customers, help with stock rotation, create displays - and everything in between! You will be part of a passionate team of volunteers at the centre. Great customer service leads to repeat custom and vital funds being raised to help our feline friends in need.

volunteer shop assistants usually spend 3 to 4 hours per week in this role (Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons), which is flexible and can be shared by more than one volunteer if needed.

> If you are interested in applying or would like more information, please contact Roslyn by email at ForthValley.VTL@cats.org.uk or by telephone on 07393 799136


Children's Hospices Across Scotland (CHAS) require Home Support Volunteers

CHAS are currently looking for volunteers to come and join their Home Support Volunteer Team.  You may already know that caring for a child with a life-shortening condition is a full-time job.  CHAS families would appreciate some practical support in their own homes with tasks such as cleaning, ironing, shopping and/or dog walking to give a few examples but practical tasks can vary, as they are dependent on the family’s needs.  CHAS also knows that siblings of children with life-shortening conditions need extra support too with fun activities, playing, baking, homework and/or drop off and pick up from local clubs or groups.

Does this sound like something you would like to be a part off?

If you can spare between 2-4 hours weekly to visit a family in their own home please get in touch.

At present due to the success of the pilot project CHAS are upscaling their existing project and are currently recruiting volunteers in the Stirlingshire area to become home support volunteers like Susie.

>For further information please contact Katrine MacPhail on 01577 865777 or katrinemacphail@chas.org.uk or you can find out more here


Heart to Heart Young Persons Befriender

Job Purpose

  • To work with young people one to one using the Heart to Heart six week toolkit
  • To support young people struggling with the emotional impact of family breakdown
  • To listen actively with a non-judgemental manner
  • To deliver group work with the befriender Supervisor if required
  • Assist to organist and lead young people group socials

Duties and Key Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate initiative which will include prioritising and scheduling own workload
  • Facilitate individual support for affected young people as required

General responsibilities

  • A commitment to confidentiality, risk assessment and child protection
  • To support the Christian ethos of Heart to Heart

Training which will be required and given to fulfill befriending role

  • Policies and Procedures
  • Safeguarding
  • Listening and Mentoring Skills
  • Training in how to deliver Heart to Heart Toolkit

>For further info or to apply for this role please contact Lisa at info@hearttoheart.org.uk


Town Break are looking for Befrienders!

The Befriender can help someone with dementia to regain some of the skills they may have had in the past. They can provide them with company and stimulation which their carers are unable to provide. They can help them with reminiscence therapy or take them on outings e.g. theatre, museums, cinema, garden centres, tearooms - whatever they enjoy and are happy doing. This can be a very rewarding type of befriending and benefits all parties involved.

Normally in the carer's own home, but may be outings in car or public transport. If using own car, befriender must have a clean driving licence and fully comprehensive car insurance.

They are looking for someone weekly for two hours. 

Skills required: Caring, empathy, patience and understanding

Normally 3 training sessions for induction, occasional ongoing training and bi-monthly support meetings.

> If you are interested then please contact Gisele Hall on 01786 476797 or at gisele@townbreakstirling.org


Creche Workers Urgently Needed for Stirling School of English

We are looking for friendly creche workers who could come on a regular basis on Mon, Tues or Wed morning from 10-11:30am to look after max 5 pre-school children.

Some experience working with children would be an advantage, but it is more important to have patience, a friendly attitude, helpfulness and generally enjoy working with children.The Stirling School of English offers free tuition to ethnic minority and migrant workers. Often the most isolated and excluded in our society are mothers with young children who don't speak English. We would like to offer a creche to give opportunity to learn English to everyone. We are a voluntary organisation and need the help of someone who like to work with children.

>If you are interested, contact Ilona on stirling.school@yahoo.co.uk or 07925249243.


Forth Valley Sensory Centre Require Volunteer Drivers

Drivers are required to Collect blind and partially sighted Centre users from their homes and assist them to get into the Centre in the Centre minibus.  This may involve guiding people with a visual impairment but full training will be given for this.  Centre users are coming into access one of the groups that take place so you can stay for the group or come back after a couple of hours for the return journey.  The groups are involved in many activities including knitting, art, history, reading, dining and personal safety.  Occasionally groups go out for afternoon tea or to visit local visitor attractions.

Forth Valley Sensory Centre is a place where people with a visual or hearing loss can access services and advice in an inclusive and accessible way.  We need minibus drivers to help transport people to and from the Centre so that they can take advantage of what we offer.

Drivers require to have a clean, current driving licence.  We would provide MIDAS training for a driver who would be prepared to undergo this training to drive our minibus.

If drivers are driving their own car the car should be in good condition with current MOT, insurance and tax.  We would require to see a copy of these annually.  A PVG will require to be undertaken.

>Contact Caroline Storey on carolinestorey@forthvalleysensorycentre.org or telephone 01324 590888


Relationship Scotland are looking for intake workers!

This opportuntiy entails giving the first contact interview for couples who have requested Counselling. The volunteer will have to be welcoming, accepting and supportive, whilst assessing the couple's need of counselling and the appropriate use of our organisation or referral to another agency. The skill also requires competent information gathering skills as well as good communication skills- written and oral. 

The role is based in Falkirk and Stirling and is from 6-9pm. The address is 9 Callendar Road, Falkirk. The website is www.relationships-scotlandcccs.org.uk

Completion of the first two modules of the COSCA course are required.

>If interested, please contact Relationship Scotland on info@relationships-scotlandcccs.org.uk or phone on 01324 670067


FABB Scotland are looking for a Driver/ Life skills support worker!

Driver/Life skills support worker:

About Opportunity We currently have a weekly opportunity to help support young people with general life skills. We require someone to pick up two or three young people on a Monday morning from Stirling train station support them through the day as they take on general life skill tasks and then drop them back off to the train station in the afternoon. FABB Trossachs Tryst is the venue and is surrounded by unsurpassed natural beauty, packed with activities, adventure and some really cool accommodation. FABB Scotland is a national charity that's been supporting disabled young people in Scotland for over 60 years. By having fun at Fabb Adventure you're directly helping to support these children and young adults as well as their families. Thanks to you they'll get a taste of the outdoors, spend time with their friends all while gaining valuable new experience and for many gaining their first steps to independence.   About FABB Scotland Fabb Scotland is a charitable company that exists to facilitate inclusion for people with disabilities to actively engage in social, leisure, educational and vocational activities of their choice. Fabb Scotland works with people of all ages and abilities in both Edinburgh and across Scotland. Fabb Scotland works with mainstream services to encourage inclusiveness and develop opportunities for people with disabilities to access services.

Skills & Experience Driving license and vehicle necessary. Disability awareness/knowledge desirable but not essential. Patience, good communication skills, sense of humour, positive outlook on life and must work well as part of a team.

Travel Details Fabb Scotland Trossachs Tryst Invertrossachs Road Callander FK17 8HW   Work Type Driving / escorting / support work

Client Group Physical disability

Expenses Detail Transport/fuel costs paid

Frequency & Commitment +- 5 hours per week every Monday

Minimium Age Volunteers must be at least 21 years of age.

>If you are interested then please contact Rosie on rosie@fabb.org.uk or on 07939036360


The Salvation army is looking for volunteer employability advisors!

To assist the local community via support provision to help move towards employment. This is a free voluntary service provided by The Salvation Army to anyone wishing to access support to improve their life circumstance. 

Assisting at weekly drop in facility to assist service users in all aspects of employability. This can range from IT skills, creating and using email accounts and accessing benefits/housing opportunities/ employment opportunities online, encouraging healthy attitudes towards employment, financial management and budgeting, interview techniques, application form completion, in work support, motivation and confidence building.  We also have a range of in-house support provisions and work closely with Jobcentre plus re referrals. This is also a self-referral service. We currently have various support provisions including SDAS addictions support, Debt Advice, Foodbank referral assistance and a daily drop in café.

Takes place at The Salvation Army, Stirling Corps, 19 Drip Road, Stirling, FK8 1RA.

Skills required:

IT skills, good communication skills, empathy and a willingness to resource and signpost to support where it is unavailable in house.

Restriction details:

Due to the nature of this provision and GDPR legislation there is a requirement for basic disclosure and confidentiality

>Contact Lorraine Duncan if interested on lorraine.duncan@salvationarmy.org.uk or phone 07407176460


Transition Stirling are looking for a Volunteer Repairer for the Repair cafe

Get involved with Transition Stirling’s aim to divert waste from landfill by helping others build their skills and make repairs to items at Repair Café events.

The volunteer would assist at our Repair Café events where members of the public bring their items in to learn how to repair them. Items are in a range of different categories including small electrical items, clothing & textiles, jewellery, furniture and bikes. Volunteers would focus on one area. 

Typical Tasks may include:  • Assist with setup & cleardown for event including any specific equipment needed for their repairs.  • Help members of the public to repair items.  • To weigh and log information on items repaired.  • Work with members of staff to ensure any electrical items are PAT tested before leaving.

Dates for events vary. All within Stirling Council area – any travel costs will be covered.

Experience required:

• Experience of making repairs or in-depth knowledge of one of the repair categories – small electricals, clothing & textiles, jewellery, furniture and bikes.  • Patience and confidence to show beginners how to repair their items.  • Passion and enthusiasm for repairing items.

>If you are interested then please contact Lyndsay Sutton on lyndsay@transitionstirling.org.uk or phone 01786 357171


 Cats Protection are looking for volunteers

Cats Protection is the UK’s leading feline welfare charity and our vision is a world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs. Our objectives are neutering, homing and educating people about cats and their care. 

At Cats Protection we strongly believe that neutering cats before they can breed is an essential part of cat ownership. Unfortunately some people have misconceptions about neutering, for example, that female cats should have one litter of kittens before being neutered. Our community cat champions play an important role in helping promote neutering in local communities. They build relationships with members of the public, encourage people to neuter their cats, dispel myths about neutering and ultimately help prevent unwanted cats in the future. The role will involve: talking to members of the public, promoting neutering campaigns and giving advice at community events.

The campaign covers the FK post code area so the opportunity will be in around this area although we try and keep our volunteers near to where they live. Public transport expenses will be paid.

Minimum age 16

We’re looking for someone with the following: a calm, friendly manner, the ability to speak to people from different backgrounds, a passion for meeting new people, building relationships and networking, knowledge of your local area, willingness to be part of a team, good IT skills and the ability to travel by own or public transport.

This is a flexible role but volunteers could expect to spend between around 5 - 10 hours per week volunteering

We would begin with an induction and we would continue to provide support and guidance both remotely from our National Cat Centre and face to face through our regional and local volunteer groups. We also offer varied online and face to face training and have wide-ranging policies covering all aspects of volunteering.

I will contact the volunteer to arrange to have an informal chat over the phone. Following that I will arrange to meet up for an interview with the volunteer.

> If you are interested then please contact Sarah Reid at sarah.reid@cats.org.uk or phone 07976432709


Babes in the Wood Stirling need a volunteer retail assistant

Volunteer Retail assistant required to assist in all aspects of stock processing within our thriving community shop. This will include assessing donations, sorting various toys, clothing & equipment & as appropriate, light cleaning, preparation & presentation. Ensuring the shop is well presented at all times, is clean, tidy & offers a pleasant retail experience. To deliver excellent customer service. 

About Babes in the Wood  We are a registered Community Interest Company (CIC) meaning that we work towards providing benefits socially, economically and environmentally. These include but are not limited to:  • We sell affordable quality preloved goods to families in Central Scotland and beyond through our shops in Stirling and Bishopbriggs.  • We work to alleviate the environmental burden of landfill waste by encouraging the recycling of children’s toys, clothing & equipment.  • We work to reduce the impacts of poverty on children & their families in our local area. We facilitate support from the wider community, via health & social care professionals to families in need.  • We host a variety of subsidised sessions for families to promote the family bond & to encourage the gathering & cooperation of our communities. We are passionately committed to combating the loneliness which affects people of all ages in our community.  • We provide a social space for parents and families, including advice and information and baby feeding and changing facilities. We support and encourage social networking.  • We advocate and appreciate our volunteers and employees. We endeavour to promote job satisfaction, personal development and advancement.  • We operate Monday – Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm

Within our community shop located at:  Unit 32 Stirling Enterprise Park, Players Road, Stirling, FK7 7RP 

Travelling expenses may be claimed back from the organisation

> If you are interested then please contact Linda Barrack on 01786 849216 or at linda@babesinthewoodstirling.com


 Friends of Kings Park

Can you spare a few hours each month to help us with simple gardening tasks in Kings Park?

We are a small friendly group of volunteers who usually meet in the park on the last Friday morning each month to tidy up the Community Garden, park orchard, etc.

No particular experience required

Refreshments and home baking available

Meet 9.45am -12noon at Peace of Mind community garden, near Play Park

>For more information email dorothy.wilson7@sky.com


Volunteer Befriender with Volunteering Matters

Volunteering Matters is the UK’s leading volunteering charity. They recruit, train and support 30,000 volunteers across the UK. Their Clackmannanshire Befriending Project involves volunteers who befriend vulnerable and disadvantaged children and young people aged 8-18 in the local area. Volunteers are fully recruited and trained before being matched one-to-one with a young person in Clackmannanshire. Together, the volunteer and young person participate in “outings” in the community on a regular basis.

Volunteers pass on their skills and experience as well as providing the young person with a few hours of fun. A victim of circumstance, the young person may have experienced difficulties in their lives such as isolation, problems at home or disability. By giving up a couple of hours on a regular basis, you could make a real difference where it is needed most.

>Contact John Brown on john.brown@volunteeringmatters.org.uk or on 01259 928088.


Conservation Volunteers with The Conservation Volunteers (TCV)

TCV Stirling’s mid-week volunteer team carry out practical conservation tasks across the Forth Valley area and its beautiful green spaces. We carry out various tasks the group consists of loads of fantastic volunteers from different areas around Stirling and Falkirk, different backgrounds and abilities. No experience is needed but always welcome.

Join our conservation volunteer team! We work to improve green spaces across the Forth Valley- from wildflower meadow creation, tree planting, path building and much more!
 
It takes place Monday to Thursday 9.30am till 4pm

>Contact Rosie Walker on rosie.walker@tcv.org.uk or on 01786 479697

 

 


Volunteer Gardener with Camphill Blair Drummond

Camphill Blair Drummond are a residential Community supporting adults with learning difficulties to work and live together.  Working under the direction of our head gardener you will help maintain and develop the shared areas (of which there are many) of herbaceous borders, planting around the houses, orchards and areas of woodland around the estate. 
 
Task orientated skills that we need help with include:
• General gardening chores
• Fencing repairs
• Hedge trimming
• Staking
• Weeding
• Mulching, Composting
• Pruning
• Developing a new Sensory Trail
• Garden furniture restoration

>Contact Jocelyn Glebocki on volunteering@camphillblairdrummond.org.uk%20or on 01786 841573.


Volunteer with Stirling Albion Junior Academy

Are you looking for an opportunity to take your skills and experience to really make a difference to youngsters in the local community?  Are you feeling a bit bored and looking for something to fill your spare time?  Are you super organised and love getting others the same? Do you love a challenge and thrive under pressure?  If so read on…
 
Stirling Albion Junior Academy was established in 2011 and already we are offering football to over 200 young people aged 5 to 15 but we aren’t stopping there.   Over the next 3 years we want to be offering high quality football coaching to even more and to wider age range. 
 
We know that running a football club is more than just football & whilst the majority of our team are passionate football people, many of our volunteers bring different skills which they are equally passionate about.  It’s a great combination, which works superbly well for us
 
Currently there are around 50 volunteers all playing different but vital roles within the academy.   We are looking for a highly organised, motivated individual with a passion for helping the community to join us, you’ll support us with ensuring we have the right people in the right place and put in processes to ensure all relevant checks are completed in a timely manner.  Skills wise you’ll need to have strong admin skills, be capable with a computer and be able to build relationships both within the club and wider community.  You’ll be patient and adapt your approach to ensure the job gets done.
 
This is a great opportunity to get involved and really drive the Academy forward.  It’s a chance to fill your free time with a volunteering role that you’ll see is making a difference.  You can build the task around your life and own priorities but we’re sure you’ll enjoy it so much you’ll be a BINOS super fan in no time.
 
To apply please send over your CV and a note to show us why you’d be the perfect candidate. 
 
Nicola Howieson
Chairperson
Stirling Albion Junior Academy
Forthbank Stadium
Springkerse
Stirling
FK7 7UJ

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