Poppyscotland – Bud Veteran Volunteer

As a Bud Veteran Volunteer, you will support the delivery of the Bud Project when Bud is in your area or visiting schools, voluntary groups etc. This could see you supporting in one of the key tasks below.

  • Carrying out talks to groups (schools, girl guides, brownies, cubs, cadets etc.), members of the public and community organisations who are visiting Bud, or who you are visiting.
  • Actively engaging with small groups of visitors, answering questions about Bud and remembrance.
  • Taking part in group discussions about the challenges – both positive and negative – faced by the Armed Forces community.
  • To be flexible in the performance of the post and undertake duties requested by the Bud Team.
  • Encourage people to complete the on-board evaluation at the end of the visit.
  • Inform people of volunteering opportunities available through the Bud Project.
  • Support the staff team in set up and take down at visits and events. Support staff in the delivery of activities with schools, groups and public visitors.

Number of volunteers required for this opportunity: 2 to 3

Skills, attributes & experience required: 

  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with an interest/experience in public speaking.
  • Have the ability to represent the organisation effectively to a wide range of external stakeholders and supporters including children and young people.
  • Are confident speaking in front of groups of adults and/or children.
  • Are friendly and approachable, reliable and dependable.
  • Able to work with given instructions.
  • Are committed to equality and diversity, and are prepared to work within Poppyscotland’s health and safety regulations.

Time commitment for this volunteering opportunity: This opportunity is for when Bud is visiting your local area and would be about 3 – 4 hours.

If interested, please email volunteering@valochaber.org

Opportunity confirmed 1.11.19

WW100 Volunteer

As a WW100 Volunteer you will support the delivery of the WW100 exhibition when it is in your area. This could see you supporting in one of the key tasks below:

  • Welcome members of the public and groups visiting the WW100 exhibition on their arrival.
  • Deal with queries from those visiting WW100 exhibition in a polite and professional manner.
  • To identify any problems (both potential and actual) and to inform WW100 exhibition staff as they arise.
  • To maintain and replenish resources as required.
  • To assist with evaluation of WW100 exhibition by encouraging feedback and collecting data.
  • To be flexible in the performance of the post and undertake duties requested by the WW100 exhibition team.
  • Support the staff team setting up and down each day.

Number of volunteers required for this opportunity: 3 to 4

Skills, attributes & experience required:

  •  Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Are friendly, approachable, reliable and dependable.
  • Are committed to equality and diversity.
  • Are flexible and able to work as a member of a team.
  • Able to work with given instructions.
  • Are prepared to work within Poppyscotland’s health and safety.

Time commitment required for this volunteering opportunity: Volunteering with the exhibition will be flexible and dependable on where it is located; we hope to have local volunteers across Scotland that we can rely upon when required.

If interested, please email volunteering@valochaber.org

Opportunity confirmed 1.11.19

Poppyscotland – Bud Heritage Volunteer

As a Bud Heritage Volunteer, you will support the delivery of the Bud Project when Bud is in your area. This could see you supporting in one of the key tasks below:

  • Welcome members of the public and groups (schools, girl guides, brownies, cubs, cadets etc.) visiting Bud on their arrival.
  • To deliver activities both indoor and outdoor as planned by the Bud Team.
  • To assist with evaluation of Bud by encouraging feedback and collecting data.
  • To be flexible in the performance of the post and undertake duties requested by the Bud Team.
  • Support the staff team in set up and take down at visits and events. Support staff in the delivery of activities with schools, groups and public visitors.

Number of volunteers required for this opportunity: 2 to 3

Skills, attributes & experience required:

  • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Be friendly, approachable, reliable and dependable.
  • Be committed to equality and diversity.
  • Carrying out a range of interesting and rewarding duties.
  • Be flexible and able to work as a member of a team.
  • Be able to work with given instructions.
  • Be prepared to work within Poppyscotland’s health and safety regulations.

Time commitment required for this volunteering opportunity: This opportunity is for when Bud is visiting your local area and would be about 3 – 4 hours.

If interested, please email volunteering@valochaber.org

Opportunity confirmed 1.11.19

 

Lochaber Hope – Mentor

Description: Mentoring opportunity as a volunteer at Lochaber Hope. Provide both practical and emotional support to people on a one to one basis. The role can vary from one person requiring help completing a job application to another person needing a listening ear. You will also signpost to other agencies.

Number of Volunteers Required: 3

Skills or Experience Required: Good listening skills, compassionate and caring.

Time Commitment Required: 1-2 hours per week

If interested, please email volunteering@valochaber.org

 

Assistant Leaders – 6th Lochaber Scout Group (The Braes)

Description: 

  • Adult leader role
  • To assist the Sector Leader in delivering Scout Program.

Number of Volunteers Required: 3

Time Commitment Required: 2 hours per week.

Full training provided.

 

 

Scout Active Support Member – Lochaber Scout Active Support

Description: Flexible volunteering opportunity to assist Scouting in Lochaber.

Number of Volunteers Required: 5

Time Commitment Required: Totally flexible

If interested, please email volunteering@valochaber.org

 

Fundraising Champion – 6th Lochaber Scout Group (The Braes)

Description: Seek funding opportunities; organise fundraising events and complete funding applications.

Number of Volunteers Required: 1

Skills & Attributes Required: Computer literate.

Time Commitment Required: 1 hour per week.

If interested, please email volunteering@valochaber.org

 

Rehabilitation Opportunity Support Volunteer – Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland

Description: Do you want to help people who have had a stroke set and achieve rehabilitation goal? We help people gain confidence and independence. You can volunteer in a hospital or community setting. Take the plunge!

Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland is looking for caring, empathetic, sociable and versatile people to join our team of rehabilitation support volunteers.

We provide hospital or community-based support to people who have had a stroke. Our volunteers support people to set, plan and achieve their rehabilitation goals. We help people gain confidence and independence. We do not provide personal care.

We seek to reduce social isolation, increase health and well-being, and support people to achieve the best recovery they can.

We are an inclusive and diverse organisation. Many of our volunteers and staff self-identify as disabled, stroke survivors, business people, civil servants, self-employed people and many more!

We provide comprehensive training appropriate to your volunteer role and all travel expenses.

Skills & Experience Required: No specific skills/experience required. Must have a person-centred approach. Desired qualities include empathy, good communicator, caring, sociable and versatile. Where possible, we attempt to match the volunteer with the appropriate service according to their location, skills, interests, experience, background etc.

Number of Volunteers Required: 6

If interested, please email volunteering@valochaber.org

 

 

Boat Builder – The Workshop, Lochaber Hope  

Description – “Lochaber Hope is expanding the services that we currently offer to include a new woodworking focused social enterprise branch: The Workshop. Our inaugural project will be to build a skiff – a primarily therapeutic project intended to encourage the well-being of participants through the production of something which will be used to the benefit of others. The skiff will be of the St Ayles design, and will be unique in that it will be built for disabled access. We are excited to launch this project and are keen to identify participants.” Volunteers will receive an individual health and safety induction, and will be trained in the use of a variety of hand and power tools and woodworking methods and techniques.
Travel expenses paid (train fare, bus fare, or car fuel @.45p/mile)

Skills & Experience Required:
No special skills or previous experience are required.

Number of Volunteers Required: 6

If interested, please email volunteering@valochaber.org

 

Workshop Volunteer, The Workshop, Lochaber Hope

Description:  ‘The Workshop’ is building a St Ayle’s Skiff starting March 2020 and ending around August 2020, when The Workshop will focus on producing bespoke, quality wooden items of furniture.  Volunteer opportunities are available for anyone who would like to be involved in the project or to learn or provide support to learners in woodworking skills. The aim of The Workshop is to reduce social isolation and suicide in Lochaber, therefore the opportunity is encouraging people who are isolated or vulnerable to get involved in a safe, positive environment.


Skills & Experience Required: 
A willingness to learn. The ability to follow instructions and adhere to health and safety procedures.

If interested, please email volunteering@valochaber.org

 

Lochaber Hope – Zoom Host

Description: To set up and host zoom meetings to connect the Lochaber Community, and identify people who are not coping during the Coronavirus isolation.

Meetings can be themed, e.g. relaxation; for parents who are home schooling; for women, for men, weekend meetings, craft, supporting anxiety, age specific, creative writing, or they can be simply chat groups.

We have currently over 50 meetings set up but need many more to meet the need in the community.

Skills & Experience Required: Be able to set up zoom, or be willing to be helped to set up zoom remotely and to keep in email and/or telephone communication with the coordinator.

Be confidential

A good listener

A Positive outlook

Number of Volunteers Required: 30

Time Commitment Required: ½ hour per day or what the volunteer can offer

If interested, please email volunteering@valochaber.org

 

Lochaber Hope – Webchat Volunteer

Description:

Lochaber Hope’s Webchat service has been set up as part of our response to the Covid-19 outbreak.

The purpose of the Webchat is to provide an internet-based messaging service for clients who wish to reach out and contact someone but prefer to message rather than talk on the phone/join one of our Zoom groups. In order to access the Webchat clients simply visit our website and begin a conversation in the chatbox which appears at the right hand corner of the screen.

The volunteer’s role is to

  1. respond and engage with messages from clients that are visiting the website providing them with support and a ‘listening’ ear.
  2. refer clients who express the wish to receive further/more specialised support to Lochaber Hope or to another mental-health support organisation

Number of volunteers required: 3

Skills, Attributes & Experience Required: 

Volunteers should have good communication skills and an open friendly manner. They should also be non-judgemental and have the ability to keep calm ad reassuring in distressing/emotionally charged situations.

It is vital that volunteers have undertaken at least 1 of the following training/courses, along with previous relevant volunteering/work experience that has helped them consolidate the skills needed.

  • Mentor training
  • Mental Health First Aid
  • Introduction to Counselling

Time Commitment Required: 1 – 2 hours per week

Training and Induction Provided:

New volunteers will be provided with the following:

  • Suicide training (in the event of a suicidal client)

Ongoing training and technological/general support.

If interested, or for further details, please contact volunteering@valochaber.org