WDCVS is committed to including volunteers in all areas of service delivery. We currently have vacancies in the following activity areas:
Link Up Call Handler
The Link Up service is a telephone helpline service for West Dunbartonshire, providing direct access and referrals to services in the local community which older residents care about and could benefit from accessing. Call Handlers deals with incoming calls and requires you to direct the enquiries.
The volunteer broker is a peer mentoring role where brokers support other volunteers as they progress into their own volunteering opportunity. The role is to support volunteers into their chosen opportunity by going through the registration process, either face to face or by telephone, inputting data into the database.
WDCVS are looking for Wellbeing Buddies to support adults aged between 18 and 55 experiencing mild to moderate depression and anxiety, enduring mental health problems and frequently attending primary care services in order to help them to follow through on goals outlined in their social prescribing well-being plan.
Befriending and telephone befriending are an opportunity to help elderly, vulnerable lonely people to help themselves and reduce isolation. Our VC Befriend service offer friendship in a professional setting providing regular support to people with their day to day concerns. We match people according to various factors, these include interests, hobbies and personality. Volunteers must be at least 55 years of age.
We are looking for Volunteer Assistants who will be supporting other volunteers with barriers while they undertake an opportunity.
WDCVS are looking for enthusiastic, reliable people to become Health Walk Leaders. The role of the walk leader will be to lead group walks using local walking routes in a safe, responsible and enjoyable way. We are currently recruiting walk leaders in Alexandria, Dumbarton, Bowling and Clydebank.
We are looking for volunteers who are interested in helping to lead other volunteers in a group doing weekly conservation work at the Forth and Clyde canal in Dalmuir, Clydebank. Volunteers will be involved in litter picking, removal of graffiti, keeping the path accessible from vegetation, etc making the area as safe and clean as possible.
The Allotment Assistants will be responsible, with guidance from WDCVS staff, for the planning, planting, tending, etc of seasonal fruit and vegetables at a community allotment in Dalmuir. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with good gardening/allotment skills to pass on their knowledge, skills and experience to other volunteers from different backgrounds.
We are looking for litter picker volunteers who would be involved in a group that would do a weekly litter pick at the Forth and Clyde Canal near Linnvale and Whitecrook in Clydebank. We do a weekly litter pick at the side of the canal in Clydebank, separating the material so that we can recycle as much as possible and make the area a safe and clean place that the local community can use.
If you are interested in any of these volunteer opportunities please call us on 0141 941 0886 to discuss.