Volunteering Opportunities by Type

Group Activities

Activity Enabler - Children

Location: Moray
Reference Number: V140

Our Childrens Service in Moray provides after school clubs for children who have disabilities and various support needs. Clubs will be based in various locations throughout Moray and run after school, Monday to Friday and at holidays periods throughout the year. As an Activity Enabler you will be assisting staff in providing fun activities, supporting and encouraging children to take part according to their individual abilities. We are particularily keen to hear from people who have experience or an interest in activities such as music, arts and crafts, storytelling amongst others.

All volunteers who work with vulnerable groups are required to complete a PVG application.

To find out more please get in touch on 01382 220238 or lorna.hornsby@cornerstone.org.uk

If you'd like to find out more, please contact Lorna Hornsby on 01382220238.

Cafe at Irvine

Location: North Ayrshire
Reference Number: V298

We have an exciting opportunity for volunteers to become involved in our new Café which will be run by the people we support. It will be fantastic for volunteers to share and grow a local business whilst helping to develop the confidence of the café staff. We need volunteers to help oversee the day to day running and ensure that tasks are completed smoothly.

Duties will include supporting staff, making sure procedures are followed, cashing up the till, monitor stock levels, oversee prep and opening and locking up of the café.

We are looking for individuals who have excellent communication skills and the ability to work well with others in a team environment. Enthusiasm, willingness to learn and share skills with others is essential. Previous experience in café would be helpful but not necessary as training will be given.

Each volunteer will be required to complete a PVG application.

If you feel you would like to get involved with our new and exciting café then please contact Lorna Hornsby on 01382 220238 or lorna.hornsby@cornerstone.org.uk

If you'd like to find out more, please contact Lorna Hornsby on 01382 220238.

Bus Driver

Location: North Lanarkshire
Reference Number: V268

Our Cornerstone Connect service has recently bought a new bus to take the people we support on weekly bus trips every Thursday. This opportunity involves driving/escorting people we support and their non driver support staff to activities within the local community and wider communities.

The ideal volunteer needs to be confident driving a bus and currently hold a clean D1 licence as well having excellent communication skills and be able to navigate around the city.

We will provide all relevant training, a named contact person and regular support sessions to all volunteers.

We require a couple of hours a week on a regular basis.

All travel and reasonable out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed

Please contact Lorna Hornsby on 01382 220238 or lorna.hornsby@cornerstone.org.uk

If you'd like to find out more, please contact Lorna Hornsby on 01382220238.

Boccia Club Volunteer

Location: Aberdeen Sports Village
Reference Number: V285

Cornerstone runs a weekly Boccia Club for people with disabilities in Aberdeen City. Boccia, which is similar to garden bowls, is a Paralympic sport which tests hand-eye coordination as well as accuracy in a way that people of all abilities can enjoy. We are looking for a volunteer to help out at each session so more games can run concurrently. The club takes place every Tuesday at Aberdeen Sports Village, 1pm until 3pm. The members of the group will give you a warm welcome and you are welcome to play a game or two yourself.

Full support will be given in your role and we will pick up all travel expenses.

All volunteers who are supporting vulnerable people are required to complete a PVG application. You will receive a full service induction.

Feel free to call Lorna Hornsby on 01382 220238 or lorna.hornsby@cornerstone.org.uk

If you'd like to find out more, please contact Lorna Hornsby on 01382220238.

Drivers

Location: Scotland Wide
Reference Number: V290

Many of the people we support enjoy going along to groups or activities in their community. Sometimes this can be restricted by the staff not being able to drive.
Some people we support like to attend groups by themselves but again are not able to get there due to the lack of transport.

So we are looking for drivers across Scotland who are drivers and have use of a car to help support individual get to their activities and get the most out of their day.

If you feel you have a couple of hours per week to spare then please get in touch.

You will receive a full induction and training. All volunteers who support vulnerable adults and children are required to complete a PVG application.

Call Lorna Hornsby for more information on 01382 220238 or lorna.hornsby@cornerstone.org.uk

If you'd like to find out more, please contact Lorna Hornsby on 01382220238.

Short Breaks Volunteer

Location: Dundee
Reference Number: V147

Our Short Breaks Service based in Dundee offers children who have additional support needs, the opportunity to attend an after school club which runs on a Wed 3.30 -5pm, 5.30 - 7pm and a Saturday 9 - 5pm (split into morning and afternoon sessions). The club offers a variety of activities where children can have fun and socialise with others.

We are looking for volunteers who are willing to help staff organise activities, support the children to take part and help clear away at the end of each sesion. We are particularly keen to hear from volunteers who would be willing to share any experience and skills in activities such as Arts and Crafts, storytelling or music.

If this sounds like it is for you then please get in touch.

All volunteers supporting vulnerable children require to complete a PVG application, you will receive a full induction and training.

Call Lorna Hornsby on 01382 220238 or lorna.hornsby@cornerstone.org.uk

If you'd like to find out more, please contact Lorna Hornsby or James McQueen on 01382220238.

Sunday group volunteers

Location: Galashiels
Reference Number: V262

Fantastic opportunity to get involved with your local community!

The group runs every Sunday 12am – 2.30pm.

Activities include art, cooking, social skills, budgeting, gardening, developing computer skills, exercise, music and attending local events and activities as well as inviting interesting people along to do presentations which are of interest to the group.

A key part of the club is to help develop friendships. This group is run both for, and by, the people we support.

If you feel that this opportunity is for you then please get in touch.

A PVG will be required for this opportunity which is supplied by Cornerstone.

If you'd like to find out more, please contact Lorna Hornsby on 01382220238 or James McQueen on 01224256000.

Canalside Bus Driver

Location: Canalside Day Centre
Reference Number: V301

We are looking for enthusiastic, caring and professional individuals to join our team at Canalside Day Centre as volunteer Mini Bus Drivers.

We require drivers at different times during the day to enable the people we support to come along to the day centre.
Morning times – 9.30am to 11.30am
Afternoon – 3pm to 4.30pm

We cover Wester Hailes, Balerno, Currie and the surrounding areas.

For this position applicants must have a D1 on their Licence and complete a PVG application.

To apply or for more information please contact Lorna Hornsby on 01382 220238 or lorna.hornsby@cornerstone.org.uk

If you'd like to find out more, please contact Lorna Hornsby on 01382 220238.

Activity Enabler - Music

Location: Ellon
Reference Number: V223

Our service in Ellon supports 4 gentlemen to live an active and valued life. The Support Workers who work there describe them as energetic, fun, chatty and affectionate. Music is something that they all love and have in common because of its calming influence. We are looking for someone who can spare a couple of hours once a week/fortnight who has and can play an instrument. Guitar, violin, cello, recorder – it doesn’t matter, just as long as it is calming.

All volunteers will be very welcome! Full support will be given in your role and we will pick up all travel expenses.

If this is something you are interested in then please get in touch with lorna.hornsby@cornerstone.org.uk or 01382 220238.

If you'd like to find out more, please contact Lorna Hornsby on 01382220238.

Cornerstone welcomes applications from all sections of the community and actively seeks to increase the diversity of our workforce. Scottish Charity No: SCO04780