To enquire about any of these opportunities please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or by phone to 01383 732136.
With: Disability Sports West Fife
The club is on for one hour per week and the members play basketball, football, hockey and games. It only takes place during term time, so during the summer we have a day out, and try to do something during the October break too. We have been fortunate to have tickets to FMC pantomime donated to us.
Where: Dunfermline High School on a Thursday night
Opportunity: International Citizen Service
With: International Service
You will join with other young people from across the UK in the fight against global poverty and gain invaluable skills and experience whilst you're at it. Placements could be in a range of areas e.g. advocating for disabilities through sport; supporting women's centres through capacity building and legal aid; building businesses through HR, marketing, finance, social media and website design; working with cooperatives to produce marketable items; supporting disadvantaged children through schools; promoting maternal health, well-being and independence; finding employment for the blind, deaf and those with other disabilities. All UK-based 18-25 year olds for general participants are welcome to apply, regardless od background, qualifications, disability and work history.
Time and Place: We offer 10-12 week, overseas volunteering placements in Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Ghana and Palestine in April and June 2015. Flights and visas, medication and vaccines, travel and medical insurance, food and accommodation and a minimal allowance while overseas are included.
Opportunity: Wardrobe Manager/Coordinator
With: Staut Burgh Highland Dancers
Minor repairs to costumes (sewing on buttons, hooks and eyes, etc.)
Allocating reference numbers to costumes and noting these, together with description of costume and assessment of it's condition either on paper or on spreadsheet (depending on preference of volunteer)
Taking deposits from parents for costumes and making a note of these.
Other opportunities at volunteer's discretion:
Dressmaking and selection of costumes for shows
Assisting children/parents with costumes
Assisting with other aspects of dance classes and displays (e.g. making juice, distributing newsletters at hall)
Time and Place: Takes place at Dysart Community Hall, West Port, Dysart, KY1 2TD. Regular bus service to Dysart from Kirkcaldy. Monday Afternoons
Opportunity: Financial Inclusion Volunteer
With: Fife Voluntary Action
The main tasks are:
To support the delivery of Financial Inclusion Workshops to groups across Fife.
Raise awareness of basic budgeting issues, through 1-2-1 support.
Increase understanding of Financial Inclusion.
Time and Place: Financial Inclusion Workshops take place across Fife, Monday – Friday
Opportunity: General Helper
With: Blether Together
A volunteer group for the elderly in West Fife villages, looking for someone to help serve meals and escort on the bus.
Time and Place: Blether Together is at Blairhall Centre, Wilson Street, on Mondays. Times are 10-12, then escort on the bus home to be finished by 3 pm. One day per week.
With: Down’s Syndrome Scotland
We will be running Friendship Groups in the Fife area, Volunteer Mentors will support 'two friends' from the groups to meet up socially, get out and about and do things they enjoy, the same as any friends do. Mentors are really important on this project, helping the friendships to develop, assisting with meeting up arrangements, finding out what's on in local areas and supporting friends when they meet up.
Time and Place: Throughout Fife, volunteers will be responsible for their own travel, but expenses will be reimbursed.
Opportunity: Digital Skills Volunteer
With: Fife Council Community Learning and Development
This opportunity is for people looking for work and wishing to help adult learners in their own community improve their IT skills and use the computer in order to fulfil requirements set out by the Job Centre to continue claiming benefits. You will volunteer alongside the tutor and support the delivery of Digital Skills courses which teach IT at a basic level.
Time and Place: Digital Skills are taking place across Fife. You will be volunteering at the most convenient location to you and helping adults within your own community. (Details of particular venues in your area can be obtained from the Volunteer Coordinator)
Opportunity: Café Assistant
With: Abbot House
The cafe assistant will be part of a small team of volunteers who work in the cafe within Abbot House. The atmosphere is informal but busy. They take food orders, prepare and serve hot, cold drinks and cakes. They serve the food orders to the customers at their tables, some of which are outside in the Abbot House gardens. Clear away dirty dishes and ensure that the tables are clean for other customers use. They handle cash and use the cash machine. They must be pleasant and patient as it is a busy cafe and some of the customers are elderly. They will meet a variety of people of various nationalities and it can be rewarding, helping and serving the public.
Time and Place: Abbot House, Maygate, Dunfermline
Title: Shop Assistant
With: Sunrise Africa Relief
Sunrise Africa Relief is a new start-up charity opening its frist retail shop in Dunfermline. An opportunity to volunteer for a number of hours each week, to learn new skills such as customer service, retail management, cash handling, stock handling and pricing.
Time and Place: 76 High Street, Dunfermline
Central and North East Fife
To enquire about any of these opportunities please contact: email@example.com
Or by phone to 01592 645540
With: Ladybank Youth Club
Weeding, maintain bedding plants and opportunity to change and improve garden area.
Where: Ladybank Youth Club
Opportunity: Committee Members
With: Ladybank Youth Club
Attend monthly committee meeting and help promote club.
Where: Ladybank Youth Club
With: East Neuk Frail Elderly Project
The Chairperson Role is to co-ordinate and chair meetings, to support the Project Officer to carry out tasks, to take active part in the evaluation of the project. Carry out adhoc visits to clubs, to continue the excellent relationship established with the Committee Members, there are 2 members of staff and 50 club members. The Lunch Clubs meet for 48 weeks of the year, with a wide and varied active calendar and a well-supported team of 32 volunteers, eight committee members and 3 advisors.
Time and Place: Kilrenny Parish Church, Kirk Wynd, Kilrenny, Anstruther, KY10 3JJ. Starting on the 01/03/2015, 2 hours, bi-monthly on a Tuesday afternoon from 3.30pm. Also attending the Annual General Meeting.
Opportunity: Board Member
With: Methilhill Community Children's Initiative (MCCI)
Methilhill Community Children's Initiative (MCCI) provides a range of services to children in the Methilhill and Levenmouth area. They are based in the Community Learning Garden adjacents to Methilhill Primary School. They are a Scottish Registered Charity a Company Limited by Guarantee, a member of Youth First and their activities are regulated by the Care Inspectorate. Their vision is to work in the local community to propvide opportunities for young children to allow them to feel more involed in the local community, through a variety of clubs.
Time and Place: Board meetings are held in the community garden.
Opportunity: Youth Worker
Penumbra Youth Project, based in Kirkcaldy, works to support the mental health and well being for young people between the ages of 12 – 21yrs throughout Fife. They provide services that promote recovery, develop resilience and coping strategies. The youth project provides regular, weekly drop-in sessions and 1:1 support in identified high schools staffed by workers and volunteers. Volunteers are invited to participate in this work and learn about the range of tools and resources used to enable people to regain confidence and to achieve their preferred future.
Time and Place: Penumbra’s office in Kirk Wynd, Kirkcaldy
Opportunity: Victim Support Volunteer
With: Victim Support Fife
Do you have a sensitive and caring nature? Do you have the personal confidence to offer help to distressed and vulnerable people? Do you understand the importance of confidentiality? If so, Fife Victim and Witness Services could be the volunteering opportunity for you.
Victim Support provides support to victims of crime all over Fife. Their volunteers, working from their own homes, make the initial contact with victims by telephone and assess their needs. They then can provide emotional support by listening and reassuring. On a practical level they can provide them with information on the criminal justice system, help with claiming compensation, information on personal safety and home security. Their victims have suffered from a variety of different crimes but the impact is unique to the individual.
Time and Place: Home based
Opportunity: Adult Helper
With: 3rd Kirkcaldy Girls Brigade
This is an exciting opportunity to work with girls between the ages of 5-18 enabling and facilitating them to craft, play games, go on trips and participate in fundraising and learning about the society and the role that each of us has within it.
Time and Place: Linktown Church, Nicol Street, Kirkcaldy on a Tuesday evening from 6pm – 7.30pm during term time.
Opportunity: Excel Volunteer
With: Scottish Disability Golf Partnership (SDGP)
A Microsoft Excel wiz, is needed to assist members of The Scottish Disability Golf Partnership (SDGP) to record the all-important scores. The focus of this voluntary role will involve the formation of a brand new scoring system as well as the development of a current system.
Time and Place: At home – flexible
Opportunity: Volunteer Trustee
KASP are currently seeking to recruit additional members to join their management committee. As a Trustee you could contribute to the provision of high quality professional services to sexual abuse survivors throughout Fife and influence the wider sexual abuse agenda at a critical time in the field of sexual abuse.
Time and Place: The Trustees meet every 6 weeks on a Monday from 5.30 to 7pm at 182A The Esplanade, Kirkcaldy.
Opportunity: Leisure Assistant
Collydean Community Connections is a project led by FEAT and local partners to improve the health and wellbeing of residents. Funding has enabled the purchase of a 9-hole portable golf course for the area, after this option was selected by local children as their preferred use of the finances. We are now looking for individuals to assist in the assembly of the course in various locations in the Collydean area, supervise its use for set periods of time, then dismantle and return the course to the office. Most of this activity will take place during weekends and school holidays, and from springtime, between 3 and 5 pm on certain weekdays. The successful candidates will be required to undertake a PVG check and as well as setting up/dismantling of the equipment, manage users of the facility (from young children to adults). Users will access the facility free of charge.
Time and Place: The office base is Pitmedden Loan, Collydean, Glenrothes and various sites in the local area will be used.