New Volunteer Opportunities!
The following is three examples of the types of volunteer roles we have available. If any of them interest you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!
In partnership with our local Integrated Mental Health Service, we are looking for volunteers to assist with this agenda by promoting health and wellbeing locally.
This role will have a key focus on providing information about local services and support, and signposting people to relevant services as required. These sessions will take place in community settings (Speirs Centre, Community Groups etc) to reach as many people as possible.
This could include delivering sleep sessions, or letting people know about the local walking club. But the beauty of this role is that you can get involved as much or as little as you would like – some volunteers may choose one outreach session a week, whilst others may wish to be trained up to deliver the Wellbeing Workshops.
You would need to have excellent communication skills, and be able to work effectively with lots of different people. A non-judgemental attitude is vital and you need to be willing to undertake relevant training (Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid, Stress Control, Sleep Sessions, etc.) to carry out this volunteer role:
– listening skills
– local information/services
– information literacy
– Scotland’s Mental Health First Aid
– Stress Control
Expenses will be covered.
As a response to Universal Credit becoming live in Clackmannanshire, we have an IT and Employability Trainer within the team, to support claimants with the online system. This is done on a drop- in basis across the County.
As demand for this service is growing, more general IT and digital support is required, so we are looking for volunteers to support people on a 1:1 basis. This may include:
– Assisting with online job searches
– Helping to build confidence with general IT tasks (using Microsoft word to be able to write a CV or cover letter, setting up or using an email account etc.)
– CV/Cover letter/Application form assistance
– Assisting people to make their online claim for Universal Credit, or update their online journal.
This volunteer role will be based in various locations across the County, but you would be able to choose the location(s) most suitable for you. We are looking for a commitment of at least one session a week, which usually last between 2-3 hours depending on location.
To carry out this role, you will need to be:
– confident and capable using IT equipment yourself
– be comfortable working with people on a 1:1 or small group basis
– have excellent communication skills
Training will be provided.
Apex Alloa is part of Apex Scotland. They assist people with long term barriers to employment to get back into work. They have over 25 years experience in working with people with criminal convictions or at risk of committing offences to give them the necessary skills to change their behaviour and lead fulfilling lives. Apex Scotland’s work is about reducing re-offending, promoting desistance, tackling deprivation and making communities safer.
This volunteer role is to assist their local centre coordinator with office tasks. This could include such things as:
– answering the telephone
– inputting information to certain on-line forms
– paperwork filing
To carry out this role, it would be useful to have some computer literacy, however, full training will be provided. It is also important you have a nice pleasant phone manner. To allow for training, the best available time would be on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 9am to 5pm (you do not need to commit to a full day) but this can change later.