- Do you have a free hour or two every month?
- Do you have a skill that you could pass on?
- Do you want to help your local community?
If the answer is yes to any of these questions why not volunteer for local initiatives that are helping people and communities in Argyll & Bute.
Have a look at some of the volunteering opportunities available that provide fantastic services in your local community.
They need your help so that they can help others.
“The greatest gift you can give somebody is your time”
In Kintyre, Shopper-Aide provides a variety of services including:
Shopping, Appointments, Housekeeping, Social Groups (including Elderberries and Gary’s Gang), Prescription Collection and general advice. The group also runs a shop which sells second hand books, eggs and preserves to name a few.
All services come with a small charge. If you are interested and would like to volunteer, even the odd hour here or there please contact Susan or Joan on:
Phone: 01586 551600
The Lade Centre (TLC) on Bute is providing drop in cafes and events for people with life limiting conditions. This new initiative is always looking for volunteers to help in the garden, make a cuppa or offer some skills to their users. If you are interested please contact Beverley Scoullar or by popping into the centre and speaking to one of the volunteers. They would love to see you.
Phone: 01700 501983
The Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Helpline is a 24-hour service which is always there for people with dementia, their carers, relatives, friends and neighbours, as well as for professionals working in the field of dementia care.
The volunteers come from a wide range of backgrounds. Many have been carers, others have a professional interest in dementia and some simply relish the challenge of this volunteering opportunity.
Working with volunteers allows Alzheimer Scotland to offer a freephone, 24 hour service. Aside from the issue of cost, volunteers working a few hours a week are more able to come to their work fresh. The emotional support side of the work does not lend itself to being done day in and day out.
The Helpline Manager organises training, supervision and support for the volunteers. A four day Volunteer Preparation Programme is held over two weekends, followed by a probationary period and one further day’s training. There are also regular training update days for all volunteers.
If you are able to spare a few hours a week and are interested in volunteering then please contact Alzheimer Scotland for more details.
Phone: 0141 4101069