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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:
- This is the opportunity for you if you can’t commit to a regular volunteering slot but you’re free this Sunday, and would enjoy getting some fresh air and exercise as you help your community! Zetland Park in Grangemouth has a beautiful volunteer maintained rose garden and they need a group of helping hands to work on it this Sunday October 31st between 11am – 2pm. There will be some heavy tasks and some lighter tasks to get on with, to suit a range of abilities – tools and refreshments provided on the day.
‼️ HINT: You can note your interest and see any updates about this volunteering session on the Zetland Park Regeneration Project Facebook page.
- Do you have experience of taking a minute of meetings and could complete this task for daytime meetings that take place approx. 6 times each year? Our organisation hosts the local Older People’s Network and they need help from a volunteer who can attend their meetings to take notes and produce an accurate minute of this afterwards, please get in touch if this role would be a good fit for you – presently the meetings remain online, via Zoom.
‼️ HINT: This role is an opportunity to join a welcoming group of volunteers who come together regularly with the aim of improving the lives of older people in the Falkirk area!
- Call to action for folk who love our feathered friends and would like to help fundraise for a national organisation who help to ensure birds have natural habitats to exist in! As a Pin Badge Box Volunteer you will place pin badge boxes in sites like cafes and shops in your local area, then visit them every 6 weeks to collect and bank the kind donations given in exchange for the pin badges.
‼️ HINT: This can be a really flexible role as the tasks can be carried out in your own community, wherever that may be, and at times/days that suit you!
- Could you help a local history group to assess their current social media presence with a view to maximising their reach and engagement on digital platforms? They would love to hear from you to discuss their Social Media and Content Volunteer role – experience of one or more of the following would be beneficial: writing and editing content for social media; developing a brand; or planning ahead for social media activity.
‼️ HINT: This volunteer will carry out their tasks remotely from home, with support from the group, but you must have your own working laptop, computer or other suitable digital device with internet access!
- Do you have a working knowledge of IT, digital devices and how to use them for tasks like email, online shopping and entertainment, and the skills to help learners over 50 increase their confidence using their own devices? As a Volunteer IT Support Tutor you could help in a supportive group environment for a couple of hours each Wednesday morning, at their Club in the Camelon area.
‼️ HINT: Due to the nature of this role, and the importance of continuity for learners, volunteers are required to be able to commit to regular attendance at the learner’s sessions!
- Getting out to the shops to get food and other essential household items in is a challenge for some people in our communities and you can help as a Shopping Friend volunteer! Shopping Friends check in with the person they help every week to find out what they need from the shops, then deliver their shopping to them and help them put it away if needed – a wee chat and check-in on delivery is also often appreciated by the person receiving shopping too.
‼️ HINT: Shopping Friend volunteers will be matched with a person who needs help within 5 miles from them, unless they indicate they are able and willing to travel further!
- Due to the success of their Falkirk footcare clinics for older and less mobile people, a local project needs more Footcare Volunteers! These volunteers receive a wealth of support and training so that they can safely cut toenails for folk who are now unable to do this personal care task for themselves – clinics take place at different times and days throughout the week so get in touch to see if you could help at one of them.
‼️ HINT: Footcare Volunteers make a huge impact to the lives of older and less mobile people – good footcare can allow people to live in their own home for longer, move comfortably, get out and about in their community, and see a decrease in slips, trips and falls!
Contact us if you’d like to get started with one of these roles, by phone: 01324 692000, or email: email@example.com
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.