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Welcome to the search engine for volunteering within Falkirk!
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most volunteering opportunities and roles have been suspended.
However, as restrictions are lifted more opportunities are becoming become available, with organisations seeking volunteers more than ever to support their activities. Please check out this page on a regular basis as we highlight the opportunities coming online, including:
- A Forth Valley organisation dedicated to tackling health inequality and to helping older adults improve and manage their health need new volunteers who would like to join their Board of Trustees. An application pack with everything you need to know about this role, including the skills and qualities applicants will have to demonstrate and how to apply, is available!
‼️ HINT: If this could be the right role for you, don’t delay as the closing date for applications is Monday 1st November!
- Could you be a ‘Phone Friend’ for an older person (aged 65+) who would benefit from a regular phone call for a friendly chat and catch-up? If you love a good blether, are a good communicator, can commit to around 6 months volunteering in the first instance, and would like to help older people at risk of feeling isolated and lonely this role could be a great fit for you.
‼️ HINT: No travel involved for this role, it can all be done from the comfort of your own home!
- A national charity who help to train and prepare puppies who will go on to be valued companions to adults who have a disability are looking for Falkirk folk who would like to be ‘Puppy Parents’! Puppy Parents will provide a loving home, early socialisation and training, with support from the organisation and other volunteers, until their pup is around 14 months old and can move on to the next step of their journey.
‼️ HINT: This role requires a sizeable commitment – approximately 1 year of full-time caring for your placed puppy – so we recommend you have a read of the Canine Partners website to explore their work in more detail, in the first instance!
- Supported by the Life Changes Trust, a partnership project of Bo’ness groups will soon start to transform the garden space at Bo’ness Community Hospital – and they’d like local volunteers to help! The hospital is located off Dean Road in Bo’ness and the work on the garden will make it an appealing space for patients, visitors and staff to enjoy.
‼️ HINT: You do not need to have previous experience of gardening as help and support will be given, volunteers need only be up for a bit of hard work and getting their hands dirty for a good cause!
- Another opportunity for anyone who would like to get involved in maintaining local green spaces and turning their hand to a bit of gardening – this time in the Stenhousemuir and Larbert area, as a ‘Gardening Team Volunteer’. The Gardening Team have been responsible for half-barrels of flowering plants that are currently brightening up the local area as well as working on other spaces, they’re now ready to prepare for Autumn and Winter and would love more hands on deck!
‼️ HINT: Volunteers will join a welcoming group of other local folk so tasks can be shared and group members can take part around their other commitments!
- A group who run local support and social groups for people who have dementia and their carers are delighted that they are now back to enjoying in-person meetings, and they’d like more ‘Friendship Group Volunteers’ to join them! Volunteers will join the group for an afternoon tea with great company once a month, and help with a variety of tasks involved with running the group, including setting up and helping with refreshments.
‼️ HINT: The locations of the groups are accessible by car and public transport, and each volunteer’s travel expenses will be reimbursed!
- If you are able to provide friendship and support to families with young children in the Falkirk area during a weekly visit to their home, being a ‘Home Visiting Volunteer’ could be the perfect volunteer opportunity for you. Full training and support will be provided by the organisation – the initial training course is 8 sessions of 3 hours over 8 weeks, then monthly group training and an individual Support and Supervision session every 6 weeks with the Family Support Co-ordinator.
‼️ HINT: Volunteers should have some experience of parenting and be able to offer a commitment of around one year volunteering in the first instance, due to the nature of the role!
- Volunteers are needed to help young people who face barriers to engaging with employment, education and training – the ‘Equip Mentor’ volunteer will use their life experience to act as a positive and reliable role model and mentor a young person to achieve their goals. Equip Mentors receive initial and ongoing training, volunteer expenses paid and access to a network of existing mentors and team members for support (all training will be carried out online currently).
‼️ HINT: Whilst the young people receiving support will be based in the Clackmannanshire area, Volunteering Matters would be delighted to work with volunteers from across the Forth Valley area!
Contact us if you’d like to get started with one of these roles, by phone: 01324 692000, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for something more specific in the Falkirk and surrounding areas and can’t find it in the results above? Please don’t hesitate to contact our team here at Volunteer Falkirk via the contact details above.