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Hair, nails and makeup volunteers (#010)

Location:
Dumfries / Annan
Time commitment:

Volunteering sessions are discussed and agreed with all concerned beforehand so that everyone is happy with their time commitment and availability. We envisage this role to be a two hour visit around once a fortnight  - but its very open to discussion.

A wonderful and engaging opportunity for a volunteer with amateur or even professional skills and experience in make-up and hair styling to support a young disabled lady to enjoy pamper sessions in her supported living house in Dumfries.

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Disability Equality Speaker (#002)

Location:
Dumfries
Time commitment:

Will vary from month to month dependent on requests from groups in your area. However we would like you to commit at least 2 hours per month for a minimum of 6-9 months.

If you are a disabled person, looking for a challenging role that has the potential to really change people’s lives for the better, come and join us as a Disability Equality Speaker.

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Leonard Cheshire Speaker (#002)

Location:
Dumfries / Stranraer
Time commitment:

Will vary from month to month dependent on requests from groups in your area. However we would like you to commit at least 2 hours per month for a minimum of 6-9 months.

If you are looking for an engaging role where you can deliver presentations about our charity to groups and/or support disabled people to deliver disability equality and inclusion sessions to groups, join Leonard Cheshire as a Speaker.

Karina. Gareth, and Steve using computers at the STARS Community Centre

Activities Befriender Volunteer-Dumfries (#015)

Location:
Dumfries
Time commitment:

Volunteering visits are discussed to agree the best and suitable days and times for everyone concerned. Visits would normally take place in the afternoon or early evening.

We have an exciting and very rewarding opportunity for a volunteer to support a young man who has learning difficulties to engage in pass-times, hobbies and learning computer skills.

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Activities Befriender Volunteer (#016)

Location:
Dumfries
Time commitment:

 

Normally only around one-two hours per befriending visit once or twice a week two on days and at times to suit all parties.

We're looking for a male volunteer to visit a disabled man for chats, read books and play board games (dominoes, chess) in our supported living service in the early afternoon or evenings.

Two volunteers holding collection buckets

Fundraising Admin Volunteer (#001)

Location:
Dumfries
Time commitment:

Generally, 2-3 hours a week at most when street collections are ongoing in the Spring and Summer months. Collection cans in shops are administered routinely throughout the year. All money raised is counted and accounted for in our service Administration Office. Time commitment is discussed and agreed beforehand to ensure that everyone is happy.

An extremely worthwhile role for the right person who would like to offer their skills and time in planning and overseeing local charitable collections conducted by a small team of volunteer fundraisers.

A man smiling while sitting at a table covered in newspaper and paints, with two woman standing next to him

Group Activities Volunteer (#017)

Location:
Stranraer
Time commitment:

Days and times of volunteering visits are discussed and agreed with the volunteer to suit all parties. This role will be best managed with early evening visits, i.e. 6pm for an hour or two.

This is a very rewarding role for the right person who would like to support four disabled men to enjoy indoor pass-times, activities, games and other hobbies within the comfort of their shared, supported living house in Stranraer.

Resident and carer on computer

Go-Digital Volunteers (#004)

Location:
Annan / Dumfries / Stranraer
Time commitment:

Time and dates of tutor visits will be entirely flexible and agreed beforehand between the Go-Digital volunteer and the resident, i.e. a two hour session once a week might best suit both parties, or more if desired.

 

This is an exciting new opportunity for volunteers with a good working knowledge of standard IT programmes / Apps / Social Media to tutor people with disability to learn the basics of computers / tablets / smartphones.

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Activities Befriender Volunteer (#013)

Location:
Annan
Time commitment:

 

Normally only around two hours per befriending visit on days and times discussed and agreed to suit all parties.

We're looking for a volunteer to support a young woman who has learning difficulties to go out and about in the local community. The resident likes to visit outdoor centres, wildlife venues, cafes, shops and also enjoys amateur photography.

A woman in a wheelchair smiling holding a gardening tool, with a young girl and a man behind her holding watering cans

Gardening Volunteer (#003)

Location:
Dumfriesshire.
Time commitment:

Times and days will all be discussed in detail with the volunteer to ensure a mutually agreeable arrangement which works for the volunteer, the residents and the tasks required. A commitment of no more than 2-3 hours per week would suffice.

We seek volunteer gardeners who would like to use his or her gardening experience and abilities to support the charity and its residents with light gardening maintenance in our supported living houses.