The Trust requires a volunteer to get involved in social activities, who loves talking to older people and getting them involved, whether it's playing cards or dominoes, calling bingo numbers or holding a creative session drawing, painting or another craft skill. Sometimes just being around to befriend people and have a cup of tea with them. The Trust is a charity which brings mining families and miners' relatives along for a holiday and we offer full bed & board. The Trust has 8 day staff to deliver the services and there is a gap in the provision of entertainment/befriending/activities for the residents and we would like a volunteer to hold craft sessions, play games, or any activity that the residents are interested in. There is a minibus available for trips and someone with a full licence would be very useful. Fundraising events such as a Casino night or Murder Mystery are also held.
no upper age limit has been specified
Training and support will be given for the time anyone is here, from basic Health & Safety to vehicle use (including tail lift usage), fire safety and further job skills in the building if the volunteers want it to help them get a full-time job.
Out of pocket expenses paid?
Volunteer needs to be an outgoing, social person who enjoys people's company and making a difference to individuals or groups who just need some time and and interests to share.
Someone with arts & crafts experience would be beneficial.
Someone with a willingness to have a go and try something new.
Restrictions on who can volunteer
We have a public bar area and have a 25 age policy.
Application Form; Informal Chat; Interview; References; Trial Period
No, not for this opportunity.
The opportunity takes place at The Scottish Mining Convalescent Trust, Blair Castle, Culross, KY12 8JW.
The Castle is set in 28 acres of grounds and is a very peaceful environment. The building is listed and is very impressive to look at. Buses come as f
This opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.
To enquire/register an interest in this opportunity call us (FVA) on 0800 389 6046, e-mail us, or fill out this form:
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