Administration Assistant

Inverness Sea Cadets

Opportunity Description – To assist with general paperwork and computing required to administer such a large and vibrant unit of young people. The Volunteer will find themselves working in a happy atmosphere amongst other dedicated voluntary staff.

Organisation Information – To help young people towards responsible adulthood by encouraging valuable personal attributes and high standards of conduct using a nautical theme.

Ref No. 1809

Assistant Treasurer

 MS Society Scotland

Opportunity Description – To be available to deputise for the treasurer in his or her absence and to assist with financial duties as appropriate. Must be a branch member.

Organisation Information – Our vision: A world free from the devastating effects of Multiple Sclerosis. Our mission: To enable everyone affected by MS to live life to their full potential and secure the care and support they need, until we ultimately find a cure. We rely on fundraising and the efforts of our volunteers and staff to achieve our aims: – To fund and promote the best possible research into MS cause, cure and care. – To be the recognised source of consistent, high quality support and information to all people affected by MS, throughout the UK. – To raise standards of MS care by working in partnership with professionals, promoting equitable access to high quality services based on the needs of the individual. – To be the authoritative voice on MS and to promote the independence, dignity and selfdetermination of people affected by MS. – To work with people affected by MS to help them to retain control of their lives and to be fully involved in everything we do.

Minimum Age -16

Ref No. 162

Reception/Admin

 Signpost Inverness

 

Opportunity Description – Answering telephone calls, helping volunteers fill in application forms assisting the volunteer development officer in her admin alight tasks.

Organisation Information – Working across the Voluntary, Public and Private Sectors, we aim to raise the profile of volunteering as a powerful force for change in people’s lives.

Ref No. 062

(Not available filled at present)

Volunteer Receptionist

Addictions Counselling Inverness

Opportunity Description – Receptionist

Organisation Information – Alcohol Counselling Inverness aims to reduce the harm caused through alcohol and to educate and raise awareness about related issues.

Minimum Age – 18

Ref No. 117

Deputy Secretary

 SSAFA-Fife

Opportunity Description – Undertake the same duties as the Service Committee Secretary in their absence.

Organisation Information – SSAFA is a volunteer-led organisation that started in 1885 and has been built on volunteering. Volunteers are the foundation of the organisation. SSAFA provides life long support for our armed forces and their families.

Ref No. 248

Deputy Treasurer

 SSAFA-Fife

Opportunity Description Undertake the same roles as the Committee Treasurer in their absence.

Organisation Information SSAFA is a volunteer-led organisation that started in 1885 and has been built on volunteering. Volunteers are the foundation of the organisation. SSAFA provides life long support for our armed forces and their families.

Ref No. 250

Deputy Publicity Officer

SSAFA-Fife

Opportunity Description – Undertakes the same roles as the Publicity Officer in their absence.

Organisation Information – SSAFA is a volunteer-led organisation that started in 1885 and has been built on volunteering. Volunteers are the foundation of the organisation. SSAFA provides life long support for our armed forces and their families.

Ref No. 246

Service Committee Publicity Officer & Fundraiser

 SSAFA – Fife

Opportunity Description – Ensuring a high local profile by publicising the committee and its fundraising activities in the local press, radio and other media. Arranging for posters/displays boards to be used at various locations. Undertake any necessary training before taking up the role.

Organisation Information – SSAFA is a volunteer-led organisation that started in 1885 and has been built on volunteering. SSAFA provides lifelong support for our armed forces and their families.

Ref No. 245

Volunteer Recruiter

 Chest Heart and Stroke Inverness

Opportunity Description – This is an opportunity to support the organisation in the ongoing recruitment and retention of volunteers within our charity stores. To attract new volunteers and ensure they are aware of the diverse roles for volunteers within the store. Potential volunteers must have a competent level of the English language.

Organisation Information – To help those with chest, heart and stroke issues.

Ref No. 322

Administration Support Volunteer

 Chest Heart and Stroke Inverness

Opportunity Description This is an opportunity to undertake a satisfying and rewarding role as part of a team of volunteers working in a friendly office atmosphere while providing an extremely useful and appreciated service to the Charity to help the above services. Potential volunteers must have a competent level of the English language. The role could include: Preparing float and cashing up till – Complete banking paperwork – Complete head office returns – Data entry into Gift Aid System Organisation Information To help those with chest, heart and stroke issues.

Minimum Age – 16

Ref No. 323

Administration Support

Waverley Care (Highland)

Opportunity Description – Printing and collating hand-out materials for training courses. Assisting with the administration of our ‘condoms by post’ scheme; packing, posting & data entry. Preparing safer sex materials for outreach. Maintaining a stock of information leaflets in our reception area and organising the ones in our stockroom. Reception and answering the telephone. Packing condoms etc. into outreach packs. Assisting the project worker with outreach work; this consists of placing safer sex materials (condoms, lube, information leaflets etc.) in public sex environments and engaging directly with men that have sex with men (MSM). This requires complete confidentiality as well as the ability to communicate comfortably and confidently with our service users.

Organisation Information – Waverley Care is Scotland’s leading charity providing care and support to people living with HIV and Hepatitis C, and to their partners, families and carers. As part of our work we also strive to raise awareness of these conditions and their prevention.

Minimum Age – 16

Ref No. 806

Volunteer Receptionist

Highland Hospice

Opportunity Description – As the first point of contact, your warm and friendly welcome could make a huge difference to someone’s visit. There’s a choice of two desks, Ness or Netley. Ness Reception deals with telephone calls and the majority of visitors, whilst Netley Reception is quieter and deals mainly with Day Therapy visitors.

Organisation Information – The Hospice aims: To provide specialist inter-disciplinary palliative care to patients suffering from life threatening cancer and other appropriate terminal illnesses. To provide continuing support into bereavement to carers, relatives and friends. To act as an education and resource centre for health care professionals and others interested in furthering the work of palliative care. To initiate and participate in audit and research projects within the field of palliative care. To consolidate, expand and improve these services to achieve the highest possible standard of palliative care within a cost which is affordable.

Ref No. 313

Volunteer Receptionist

Netley Day Therapy Centre, Highland Hospice

Opportunity Description – The Netley Day Therapy Reception is the quieter of two reception desks here at the Hospice and it deals mainly with Day Therapy visitors, patient drivers, Family Support clients, and Education Suite users. Confidence and politeness when dealing with people is essential.

Organisation Information – The Hospice aims: To provide specialist inter-disciplinary palliative care to patients suffering from life threatening cancer and other appropriate terminal illnesses. To provide continuing support into bereavement to carers, relatives and friends. To act as an education and resource centre for health care professionals and others interested in furthering the work of palliative care. To initiate and participate in audit and research projects within the field of palliative care. To consolidate, expand and improve these services to achieve the highest possible standard of palliative care within a cost which is affordable.

Ref No. 387

Ward Clerk

Highland Hospice

Opportunity Description – Main responsibilities: • Meet and greet patients’ visitors • Make internal and external telephone calls • Take incoming calls by telephone and refer calls to appropriate clinical staff • Fax appointments • Arrange patient transport if requested by clinical team • Arrange nurse cover if requested by nursing team • Photocopy documentation including prescriptions • Carry out general administrative duties at the request of the clinical team.

Organisation Information – The Hospice aims: To provide specialist inter-disciplinary palliative care to patients suffering from life threatening cancer and other appropriate terminal illnesses. To provide continuing support into bereavement to carers, relatives and friends. To act as an education and resource centre for health care professionals and others interested in furthering the work of palliative care. To initiate and participate in audit and research projects within the field of palliative care. To consolidate, expand and improve these services to achieve the highest possible standard of palliative care within a cost which is affordable.

Minimum Age – 18

Ref No. 849

Data Entry Volunteer

Highland Hospice

Opportunity Description – The role of the data entry volunteer is essential to helping process the incoming donations and acknowledgements through the Fundraising Database (Raisers Edge) and online fundraising pages such as Just Giving. This is your opportunity to make a valued contribution to our busy fundraising team.

Organisation Information – The Hospice aims: To provide specialist inter-disciplinary palliative care to patients suffering from life threatening cancer and other appropriate terminal illnesses. To provide continuing support into bereavement to carers, relatives and friends. To act as an education and resource centre for health care professionals and others interested in furthering the work of palliative care. To initiate and participate in audit and research projects within the field of palliative care. To consolidate, expand and improve these services to achieve the highest possible standard of palliative care within a cost which is affordable.

Ref No. 305

General Adviser

Inverness Citizens Advice Bureau

Opportunity Description – Help the CAB to make sure every citizen understands their rights, regardless of age, colour, sex, religion, nationality or ability to pay.

Organisation Information – Inverness Citizens Advice Bureau provides free, confidential and impartial advice on any subject, to all members of the public.

Minimum Age – 18

Ref No. 186

Information Assistant

 The guide dogs for the blind association – Lochaber

Opportunity Description – To distribute Guide Dogs enquiry literature as directed by the Engagement Officer, then monitor and re-stock where necessary. To promote our services out in the community. To understand and be able to explain the Guide Dog Information leaflet to prospective enquiries, dispelling myths surrounding guide dog ownership. To pass enquiries onto the Engagement Officer and appropriate mobility centres within 24 hours of receiving them. To respond to any non technical questions regarding enquiries for a guide dog. To suggest o the Engagement Officer any key target areas or establishments where Guide Dogs literature should be displayed. To organise information stands at local events either on their own, with Guide Dog personnel or other volunteers.

Organisation Information – To provide guide dogs and other rehabilitation services that meets the needs of the blind and partially sighted people. Guide dogs want a world in which all people who are blind to enjoy the same rights, opportunities and responsibilities as everyone else.

Ref No. 377

Leaflet Lunch Volunteer

Sight Action – Inverness

Opportunity Description – To meet on a quarterly basis with other volunteers to assist with sending out regular mailings including the newsletter to all our customers.

Organisation Information – Sight Action is an established local charity making life better for blind and partially sighted people in the Highlands and Western Isles through the provision of various services.

Minimum Age – 18

Ref No. 421

Resource Centre Volunteer

Sight Action – Inverness

Opportunity Description – To help out and assist Reception or in the Resource Centre:- * Assisting the member of staff who manages the Resource Centre. * Meeting and greeting customers at the Resource Centre. * Meeting and greeting visitors to the building and making them feel comfortable. * Assisting with the demonstration of equipment. * Occasionally helping at the various drop in centres held throughout the Highlands.

Organisation Information – Sight Action is an established local charity making life better for blind and partially sighted people in the Highlands and Western Isles through the provision of various services.

Ref No. 862

Fundraising, Admin. Volunteer (ADM)

 British Red Cross – Northern Scotland

Opportunity Description – Reporting to: SENIOR FUNDRAISER. This is an exciting opportunity to get involved with the biggest humanitarian organisation in the world. You will be working in the office on a regular basis, taking part in a wide range of tasks from creating mail merges to phoning around community groups and offering them a Red Cross Speaker. Typical tasks include: Offering general administrative support / Brainstorming fundraising ideas / Making telephone calls to businesses, volunteers and supporters / Helping with the admin. and organisation of fundraising events and promotions.

Minimum Age – 15

Ref No. 423

Reception/Main Office Assistant

Shopmobility Highland

Opportunity Description – Operating the booking system, attending to customers at the desk and over the phone, keeping records of phone messages and general admin duties eg. photocopying and filing

Organisation Information – Shop mobility Highland provides electric and manual equipment to members of the public with disabilities, be it short or long term. There is also a mini bus service to assist with supermarket shopping.

Minimum Age – 16

Ref No. 476

Volunteer Shinty Referee

Camanachd Association (Highland)

Opportunity Description – The opportunity to be a valued contributor to the growth of Scotland’s oldest sport, officiating in some of the most beautiful parts of Scotland. Where: Shinty pitches around Scotland. Usual travel arrangements are 100-150 miles.

Organisation Information – To develop the sport of shinty, running competition programmes and training volunteers to run clubs and officiate at matches.

Minimum Age – 18

Ref No. 100

E-Bay Volunteer

Highland Hospice (Highland)

Opportunity Description To assist Highland Hospice fundraising through the operation of the Highland Hospice online eBay shop. Organisation Information The Hospice aims: To provide specialist inter-disciplinary palliative care to patients suffering from life threatening cancer and other appropriate terminal illnesses. To provide continuing support into bereavement to carers, relatives and friends. To act as an education and resource centre for health care professionals and others interested in furthering the work of palliative care. To initiate and participate in audit and research projects within the field of palliative care. To consolidate, expand and improve these services to achieve the highest possible standard of palliative care within a cost which is affordable.

Minimum Age – 16

Ref No. 129

Marketing and Communications Assistant (volunteer)

 Trees For Life

Opportunity Description – We have a fantastic opportunity for a creative and enthusiastic volunteer to work alongside our M & C Officer. Based in our small, friendly office in Findhorn, there will also be opps. To visit our conservation projects in the Highlands. Responsibilities will include:- * Assist in managing the different social media platforms * Assist with updating and maintaining the photo library * Update the Trees for Life website * Carry out research into new audiences and opps to promote the work of TFL *Assist with events and other projects Work hours: 9am-5pm, 2-3 days per week (negotiable)

Organisation Information – Restoration and regeneration of the Caledonian forest in Scotland.

Minimum Age – 18

Ref No. 240

Sports Journalist

Youth Football Scotland Ltd

Opportunity Description It is an excellent opportunity for anyone who is keen to develop their skills, put their work in front of a large audience and play their part in raising the profile at the grass roots level of our nation’s most played sport.

Organisation Information Youth Football Scotland is the membership organisation which supports youth football teams across Scotland. It acts as a one-stop shop to provide governance and support to regions and local teams across the country.

Minimum Age – 16

Ref No. 724

Merkinch Partnership Sports Development

Merkinch Development Ventures Ltd

Opportunity Description – Opportunities to become involved in developing sporting activities and clubs in Merkinch, whether you are qualified or not.

Organisation Information – Merkinch Development Ventures Ltd is a registered company and registered social firm. We help long term unemployed/adults with social problems in Merkinch.

Minimum Age – 16

Ref No. 146

Volunteer Coach

 Highland Hockey Club

Opportunity Description – Coaching young people and adults in hockey to be able to compete in local and national leagues. WHERE: Bught Park-Astro Turf, Tuesday nights 6.15pm

Organisation Information – To provide a pathway for youth members & adult beginners to compete in local & national leagues.

Ref No. 114

Volunteer Online Campaigner

World Wildlife Fund

Opportunity Description – Online campaigner to help achieve real change on environmental issues by lobbying decision makers by email.

Organisation Information – To protect and conserve wildlife and the environment for our future through work with volunteers, general public and decision makers.

Minimum Age – 16

Ref No. 099

Youth Worker

 Hilton Community Centre Youth Groups

Opportunity Description Our volunteers receive the same training as our paid staff and volunteers play an active role in our activities. Monday evenings have two groups 5-7 year olds and 8-12 year olds. Thursday evenings- Youth Cafe S1-S6. Where: Hilton Community Centre.

Organisation Information For over 3 years Hilton Community Centre has been running youth provision after the Highland Council withdrew its funding. Since this time our numbers have quadrupled. Our leaders come from a wide range of backgrounds and have a variety of skills which they are happy to share.

Minimum Age – 16

Ref No. 101

Newsletter Editor

MS Society Scotland

Opportunity Description To provide, through a branch newsletter, relevant, accurate and up to date information to people affected by MS and others interested in the work of the branch.

Organisation Information Our vision: A world free from the devastating effects of Multiple Sclerosis. Our mission: To enable everyone affected by MS to live life to their full potential and secure the care and support they need, until we ultimately find a cure. We rely on fundraising and the efforts of our volunteers and staff to achieve our aims: – To fund and promote the best possible research into MS cause, cure and care. – To be the recognised source of consistent, high quality support and information to all people affected by MS, throughout the UK. – To raise standards of MS care by working in partnership with professionals, promoting equitable access to high quality services based on the needs of the individual. – To be the authoritative voice on MS and to promote the independence, dignity and self-determination of people affected by MS. – To work with people affected by MS to help them to retain control of their lives and to be fully involved in everything we do.

Minimum Age – 16

Ref. 127

Committee Members

Highland Senior Citizens Network

Opportunity Description – Highland Senior Citizens is looking for new committee members to enlarge its current committee. We are keen to recruit volunteers – who do not need to be retired or aged – who could bring expertise in the fields of law/ethics, business/accountancy, health/social care, publicity and income generation.

Organisation Information – Advocacy for elderly in Highland Region.

Ref No. 172

Executive Member

Alcohol Counselling Inverness

Opportunity Description – Would you like to be a member of our Executive Committee? The committee provides support to staff and volunteers and oversees the long-term direction of the organisation such as devising and implementing new policies and procedures.

Organisation Information – Advice, education and counselling support for individuals and family members with drug and alcohol related problems

Minimum Age – 18

Ref No. 203

Directors

 Inverness Women’s Aid

Opportunity Description The role of the Directors is to take decisions on management policy and generally control and supervise the activities of the company.

Organisation Information Support, information and safe accommodation for women, children and young people escaping domestic abuse.

Minimum Age – 18

Ref No. 104

Executive Committee Member

 Relationship Scotland – Family Mediation Highland

Opportunity Description – Contribute to steering the organisation successfully through a period of development and change.

Organisation Information – Family Mediation Highland aims to lessen the trauma and distress of family break-up in order to help separated parents and wider family members work together to reach their own decisions about issues concerning their children arising from parental separation. Also, to assist children and young people, affected by parental separation, come to terms with their changing family situation.

Minimum Age – 18

Ref No. 159

Board Members

 Relationship Counselling Highland

Opportunity Description – Board member to meet 6 times a year to extend and help existing board members.

Organisation Information – To offer a Relationship Counselling Service throughout the Highland Region.

Ref No. 037

Service Committee Members

 SSAFA-Fife

Opportunity Description – The role of committee members is not clearly defined to allow for flexibility to support the committee at local level. Committee members will attend committee meetings as and when called by the committee secretary and at the request of the committee chair. Committee members will abide by the code of confidentiality and sign up to the volunteering policy and agreement. Committee members may be asked to undertake a variety of tasks including helping with fundraising and/or awareness events as deemed appropriate by the committee chair.

Organisation Information – SSAFA is a volunteer-led organisation that started in 1885 and has been built on volunteering. Volunteers are the foundation of the organisation. SSAFA provides life long support for our armed forces and their families.

Ref No. 244

Service Committee Secretary

 SSAFA-Fife

Opportunity Description – To arrange meetings book venues, send out reminders, produce agenda using the guidance available under Service Committee Appendices. Acknowledge initial contacts on behalf of the Service Committee, referring them on where appropriate. Takes notes of the meetings using the guidance available under Service Committee Appendices and distribute – first to the Chairman for approval, then to committee members, Volunteer Development Manager (VDM), other relevant agencies. Maintain membership records and inform VDM of contact details. Keep the VDM and Central Office informed of any changes of membership. Ensure that sufficient supplies of stationery are maintained. Issue general correspondence (thank you, invitations, requests).

Organisation Information – SSAFA is a volunteer-led organisation that started in 1885 and has been built on volunteering. Volunteers are the foundation of the organisation. SSAFA provides life long support for our armed forces and their families.

Ref No. 247

Service Committee Treasurer

SSAFA-Fife

Opportunity Description – Ensure systems of financial administration are in place using the Financial Management System (FMS). Abide by the code of confidentiality and undertake induction. Ensure contact with Finance Manager in Central Office. Monitor income and expenditure. Ensure the Committee Account is audited annually prior to submission to Central Office. Provide a financial report at each Service Committee meeting. Oversee banking of any fundraising. Ensure Service Committee account is audited annually (for year to 31st December). Submit accounts to central office before 28th February annually. Ensure the bank accounts are maintained correctly with relevant signatories to bank account. Support and promote the work of the Service Committee and the Association. Have one of the four Committee voting rights.

Organisation Information – SSAFA is a volunteer-led organisation that started in 1885 and has been built on volunteering. Volunteers are the foundation of the organisation. SSAFA provides life long support for our armed forces and their families.

Ref No. 249

Speaker

British Heart Foundation (Highland)

Opportunity Description – Help raise the profile of the British Heart Foundation and awareness of heart disease within schools, colleges and/or nurseries by giving short presentations about the work of the charity and the importance of healthy lifestyles.

Organisation Information –The aim of the British Heart Foundation is to play a leading role in the fight against heart disease so that it’s no longer a major cause of premature death or disability.

Ref No. 145

Management Committee Member

 Ross-shire Waste Action Network

Opportunity Description – ROWAN is looking for Management Committee members to support our staff and projects and to guide the future of the organisation. ROWAN is a waste awareness charity based in Highland whose aim is to help people cut their waste.

Organisation Information – ROWAN works with communities in Ross-shire on waste awareness and waste prevention activities. We encourage and support householders and businesses to reduce the amount of waste that they create and send to landfill. We are a registered charity and company limited by guarantee.

Ref No. 156

Board Members

Highland Senior Citizens Network

Opportunity Description – Looking for new Board Members – meet monthly in Inverness – last Monday of each month – variety of skills being welcomed.

Organisation Information – Advocacy for elderly in Highland Region.

Minimum Age – 55

Ref No. 326

Speaking out Speaker

Save the Children (Scotland)

Opportunity Description – We are looking for enthusiastic people willing to help us make an impact on the lives of the children around the world by volunteering as a speaker, delivering engaging talks on Save the Children within your community.

Organisation Information – Save the Children is the world’s independent children’s rights organisation. We’re outraged that millions of children are still denied proper healthcare, food, education and protection and we’re determined to change that.

Minimum Age – 16

Ref No. 194

Driver

 Youth Inclusive

Opportunity Description Transport band equipment between Hiton and culloden times are 5.30- 9.30

Organisation Information An Inverness church based organisation to relate to young people and build bridges between young people and churches.

Minimum Age – 17

Ref No. 060

Driver

 Charity Shop Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (Highland)(Access)

Opportunity Description – Drivers are needed to collect donated stock from members of the public in Transit van. Need flexibility to do collections as and when, also small bag drops and a trip to Forres once a week.

Organisation Information – Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland aims to improve the quality of life for people in Scotland affected by Chest, Heart and Stroke illness through medical research, advice and information and support in the community.

Minimum Age – 18

Ref No. 679

Minibus Escort

Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre (Highland)

Opportunity Description – By having volunteers on the minibus, it ensures the driver isn’t distracted as the clients have someone to talk to and to make sure they have a comfortable journey.

Organisation Information – The Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre aims to provide support and therapies to people with multiple sclerosis, their families and carers.

Minimum Age – 18

Ref No. 221

Driver’s Assistant

Highland Disabled Ramblers

Opportunity Description – The Driver’s Assistant meets the Driver to pick up a hired van and takes it to a garage from where electric scooters (wheelchairs) are loaded. They are then driven to the start of the ramble (20-40 miles) and unloaded and members assisted onto the scooters. Accompany disabled, semi disabled, carers, volunteers on a ramble with stop for picnic lunch. Suit retired volunteer of someone with time to spare.

Organisation Information – To enable disabled people to enjoy rambles in the outdoors in the companionship of other disabled and able-bodied members. We provide electric scooters for use on our programmed walks.

Ref No. 401

Van Driver

 Highland Disabled Ramblers

Opportunity Description – The group holds monthly day outings from April to December within 10-40 miles of Inverness. The day will vary according to programme. The Van Driver will collect Luton sized van from appointed van hire in Inverness. Drive to mobility scooter store. Load scooters using tail lift into van. Drive van to appointed venue – unload. Accompany disabled, semi disabled, carers, volunteers on a ramble of 3 – 4 miles. Load scooters for return procedure, top up van with diesel return van to van hire. A ramble lasts 2-3 hours including a lunch stop. Suit retired volunteers or someone with time to spare. Day varies according to programme.

Organisation Information – To enable disabled people to enjoy rambles in the outdoors in the companionship of other disabled and able-bodied members. We provide electric scooters for use on our programmed walks.

Minimum Age – 20

Ref No. 616

Driver

 L’Arche Inverness

Opportunity Description – From the workshops to the houses starting at 4:00pm. The workshops are open Mon – Fri 9:00 – 4:00pm for adults with learning disabilities. Both houses requiring transport are in Inverness.

Organisation Information – L’Arche, as a worldwide organisation, believes that people with learning difficulties should be welcomed and encouraged to live alongside able bodied people – living, working and being together. In the workshops, this is continued – and as a workplace, we believe that everyone has something to contribute and should be encouraged to work in a team to produce products to sell.

Ref No. 796

Collection and Delivery Volunteers

 New Start Highland

Organisation Information – New Start Highland is a charity established to provide practical help to homeless people who are moving into their own tenancy. Experience Required We are looking for volunteers who conduct themselves in a courteous manner when dealing with the public and represent New Start in a positive way. Volunteers should be physically fit and enjoy working as part of a team.

Minimum Age – 16

Ref No. 802

Collection and Delivery Volunteers

 New Start Highland

Organisation Information – New Start Highland is a charity established to provide practical help to homeless people who are moving into their own tenancy.

Organisation Information – New Start Highland is a charity established to provide practical help to homeless people who are moving into their own tenancy.

Minimum Age – 16

Ref No. 1802

Driver ReBOOT

Moray Computer (Recycling)

Opportunity Description – We are looking for drivers to assist in the collection and transport of hardware from our facilities in Inverness to various locations in the Highlands and Moray. These positions would be on an ad-hoc basis, so would suit a retired / semi retired person, although any individuals would be considered.

Organisation Information – To prevent unwanted computer equipment, mobile phones, printer ink cartridges and related technology for being a wasteful storage problem or from being disposed of unnecessarily into landfill. To recycle unusable components and related materials in an environmentally sound way. To actively encourage members of the community to be environmentally aware and promote good practice in environmental matters. To provide opportunities for volunteers to contribute their skills to the community. To enable community/voluntary/charitable groups and disadvantaged individuals to access information communication technology (ICT) appropriate to their needs. To provide skills training for groups and individuals who may be socially or economically disadvantaged. To raise awareness of householders/businesses to the benefits of recycling and reuse of computer equipment. To encourage households/businesses to use the service provided by ReBOOT thereby increasing our recycling tonnage.

Ref No. 860

Volunteer Drivers

 Inverness Voluntary Transport Scheme

Partnerships for Wellbeing is a registered Charity who needs your help with the Inverness Voluntary Transport Scheme.  We are looking for Volunteers who could spare some time to transport patients to Primary Care services such as GP Practices, Physiotherapy or Podiatry, and also to Day Care Centres. 

Your level of involvement can be flexible, to suit your availability.

A vehicle is provided, and full training will be given.  Alternatively, you may wish to use your own vehicle and travel expenses will be reimbursed.

Minimum Age – 18

Ref No. 118

Minibus driver

 Shopmobility Highland

Opportunity Description – Minibus and mobile unit driver

Organisation Information – Shopmobility Highland provides electric and manual equipment to members of the public with disabilities, be it short or long term. There is also a a mini bus service to assist with supermarket shopping.

Minimum Age – 25

Ref No. 058

Volunteer Van Driver

 Highland Hospice (Highland)

Opportunity Description – To drive the van from Inverness to various Highland locations to transport goods for selling to the public. Locations include Alness, Aviemore, Forres, Fort William, Grantown, Nairn, Portree, Tain, Thurso, Wick. To work with the Van Driver’s Assistant to move various items in and out of the van. From time to time there may be additional requests to transport and/or collect items outwith normal rota’d shifts. To observeall health and safety regulations and policies in regard to safe driving and manual handling.

Organisation Information – The Hospice aims: To provide specialist inter-disciplinary palliative care to patients suffering from life threatening cancer and other appropriate terminal illnesses. To provide continuing support into bereavement to carers, relatives and friends. To act as an education and resource centre for health care professionals and others interested in furthering the work of palliative care. To initiate and participate in audit and research projects within the field of palliative care. To consolidate, expand and improve these services to achieve the highest possible standard of palliative care within a cost which is affordable.

Minimum Age – 21

Ref No. 218

Driver

Visual Impairment Services Highland

Opportunity Description – Enhancing the lives of visually impaired people by giving them a weekly opportunity to leave their home and meet new people, you will be responsible for driving the mini bus to uplift clients and take them to their required destination then deliver them safely home at the end of the excursion

Organisation Information – Our aim is to help and support children, young people, adults (and carers) who are visually impaired to become as independent and safe as they choose to be through the provision of a range of services which offer positive choices in attaining this goal. We seek to ensure they have the same rights and opportunities as others. We work for full social inclusion.

Ref No. 382

Vol. Van Assistant

 Highland Hospice (Highland)

Opportunity Description – Starting at Inverness, the Van Assistant’s role is to accompany the van driver to various Highland Hospice locations to transport goods for selling to the public. To work with the Van Driver to move various items in and out of the van. From time to time there may be additional requests to accompany the Van Driver to transport and/or collect items outwith normal road shifts.

Organisation Information – The Hospice aims: To provide specialist inter-disciplinary palliative care to patients suffering from life threatening cancer and other appropriate terminal illnesses. To provide continuing support into bereavement to carers, relatives and friends. To act as an education and resource centre for health care professionals and others interested in furthering the work of palliative care. To initiate and participate in audit and research projects within the field of palliative care. To consolidate, expand and improve these services to achieve the highest possible standard of palliative care within a cost which is affordable.

Ref. 220

Volunteer Drivers

Merkinch Community Centre

Opportunity Description – Driver 25yrs to 74yrs, around Inverness ,a pleasant disposition, patient and flexible, 7 days a week, notified well in advance when required.

Organisation Information – The Centre provides a variety of opportunities for local people in the community to join activity groups, learn new skills, improve self esteem, socialise and diminish social isolation and volunteering opportunities. A community theatre gives people of all ages a variety of cultural experiences, opportunities to perform, develop confidence and enjoy the arts.

Ref. 257

Patient Drivers

Highland Hospice (Highland

Opportunity Description – Some of our Day Unit patients do not have any access to transport. If you are a safe driver with your own car you can help enable these patients to attend their sessions, which is a great help towards their wellbeing. Flexible role, you pick and choose the day (s) and time (s) to suit you. Seeking drivers from Inverness, the Black Isle and Easter Ross.

Organisation Information – The Hospice aims: To provide specialist inter-disciplinary palliative care to patients suffering from life threatening cancer and other appropriate terminal illnesses. To provide continuing support into bereavement to carers, relatives and friends. To act as an education and resource centre for health care professionals and others interested in furthering the work of palliative care. To initiate and participate in audit and research projects within the field of palliative care. To consolidate, expand and improve these services to achieve the highest possible standard of palliative care within a cost which is affordable.

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Van Drivers/Van Assistants

 Highland Hospice (Highland)

Opportunity Description – Our van helps keep all our 11 shops well stocked up by picking up and dropping off donated items each week. We require safe drivers with a clean licence to drive our van as well as van assistants who accompany the Drivers so no licence is required.

Organisation Information – The Hospice aims: To provide specialist inter-disciplinary palliative care to patients suffering from life threatening cancer and other appropriate terminal illnesses. To provide continuing support into bereavement to carers, relatives and friends. To act as an education and resource centre for health care professionals and others interested in furthering the work of palliative care. To initiate and participate in audit and research projects within the field of palliative care. To consolidate, expand and improve these services to achieve the highest possible standard of palliative care within a cost which is affordable.

Ref No. 311

Charity Store Driver Volunteer

 Chest Heart and Stroke Inverness

Opportunity Description Your level of involvement is arranged to suit as we require weekly drivers, regular rota drivers and relief drivers who may be called upon to over any unavailability of our regular team. You should have use of your own car and hold a full driving licence for a minimum of 3 years. Potential volunteers must have a competent level of the English language. The role requires: collecting donated stock – delivering stock to the charity store.

Organisation Information To help those with chest, heart and stroke issues.

Minimum Age – 16

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Volunteer Van Driver

 Highland Hospice (Highland)

Opportunity Description – To drive the van from Inverness to various Highland locations to transport goods for selling to the public. Locations include Alness, Aviemore, Forres, Fort William, Grantown, Nairn, Portree, Tain, Thurso, Wick. To work with the Van Driver’s Assistant to move various items in and out of the van. From time to time there may be additional requests to transport and/or collect items out with normal rota’d shifts. To observeall health and safety regulations and policies in regard to safe driving and manual handling.

Organisation Information – The Hospice aims: To provide specialist inter-disciplinary palliative care to patients suffering from life threatening cancer and other appropriate terminal illnesses. To provide continuing support into bereavement to carers, relatives and friends. To act as an education and resource centre for health care professionals and others interested in furthering the work of palliative care. To initiate and participate in audit and research projects within the field of palliative care. To consolidate, expand and improve these services to achieve the highest possible standard of palliative care within a cost which is affordable.

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Driver

 Scottish Highland Snow Dogs Rescue

Opportunity Description Drive dogs to various destinations including; homes, health checks. Meet with other transport volunteers for the organisation and co-operating organisations.

Organisation Information To rescue unwanted Huskies / malamutes that are not suitable for the family due to circumstances changed i.e. illness, or Dog is stranded or not required anymore. SHSDR(Home to Paws) also provides a service to clients requiring a Pet Home Sitter Service.

Minimum Age – 25

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Event Marshall

Inverness Radio Volunteers

Opportunity Description – To assist with communication and the smooth running of an event and improve safety and security for all participants and general public; by road escorting, traffic control, ground control and car parking etc.

Minimum Age – 18

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Health & Social Care Transport Support Volunteer (TEV)

British Red Cross – Northern Scotland

Opportunity Description – Reporting to the local SERVICES MANAGER Either using your own car or a Red Cross vehicle, you will offer door-to-door assistance for those in need, providing freedom of travel for those with mobility problems. You will help people get to medical appointments, carry out everyday essentials like shopping, or event just to get out of the house and socialise. Besdides transport, we can also provide an escort who, if necessary, will stay with a client throughout their journey.

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Bike Project Volunteers

New Start Highland

Opportunity Description – Volunteers duties will include stripping bikes for parts and rebuilding bikes for resale as instructed. Volunteers will also help to advise customers and sell bikes to the public.

Organisation Information – New Start Highland is a charity established to provide practical help to homeless people who are moving into their own tenancy.

Minimum Age – 14

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Furniture Restorer

 New Start Highland

Opportunity Description – 3 Furniture restoration opportunities have arisen for anyone wishing to revive quality unloved furniture, which will support clients as they set up new homes. Where: Either at Carse, Inverness; Cromlet Road, Invergordon or Ben Nevis Industrial Estate, Fort William. These are the addresses of the Warehouses in which volunteers will be working alongside staff and trainees.

Organisation Information – New Start Highland is a charity established to provide practical help to homeless people who are moving into their own tenancy.

Minimum Age – 16

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Horticulture/Gardening Volunteer

 New Start Highland

Opportunity Description – Assist with maintenance of grass surfaces. Assist with propagation of plants from seed and cuttings. Assist with maintenance of plants, trees, borders and beds. Use and maintain tools and machinery. The Hawthorne Project is run at Dalneigh, Inverness.

Organisation Information – New Start Highland is a charity established to provide practical help to homeless people who are moving into their own tenancy.

Minimum Age – 16

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Adopt a Beach/ BeachWatch Organiser

Marine Conservation Society

Opportunity Description – Help the Marine Conservation Society stem the tide of marine litter. By organising beach litter surveys, you can collect valuable information for use locally, nationally and internationally.

Organisation Information – The Marine Conservation Society is the UK charity dedicated to the protection of the marine environment and its wildlife. The Objectives of MCS are to undertake for public benefit the study ,conservation and research of the marine environment and to publish and disseminate the useful results of such research. MCS seeks the effective conservation of the marine environment encompassing all areas of the seabed, the intertidal zone and areas directly influenced by tidal waves.

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