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Kinross Show looking for Treasurer
Good with numbers? We need you!
The Kinross Show Committee is looking for a new Treasurer. Do you have the skills and time to help with this great community event by offering some help. Briefly, the role entails:
• Working on Spreadsheets which are kept on Excel (Microsoft Office)
• During Event season (July to beginning of October) this will probably involve several hours work per week. Outside these dates, it might only require one / two hours per month.
• Kinross Show financial year accounts ends on 30 September
• Bi-monthly Committee Meetings (although attendance at all these will not be necessary)
• All invoicing and receipts are dealt with / kept by the Secretary of the Show
If interested please contact Secretary Jane Drysdale for more information by email kinrossshow@gmail.com or phone 07836 764183

Kinross Show looking for website/facebook content manager
Do you enjoy being online and on social media!
The Kinross Show Committee need help with keeping our website, facebook and twitter pages up to date. Is this something you could help with to promote this great local event? The role would cover the following media:
• website: https://kinross-show.co.uk/
• https://www.facebook.com/KinrossShow/
• https://twitter.com/kinrossshow1

We would also like you to develop new ways to promote the Kinross Show online.

Please note that the Kinross Show website structure will be renewed and updated within the next few months.
If interested please contact Secretary Jane Drysdale for more information by email kinrossshow@gmail.com or phone 07836 764183


Monthly Dementia Carers Group - seeking volunteers!
We are looking for volunteers to lead conversation and simple activities with a small group of people with dementia for 30 minutes whilst their carers attend a support group. The group with dementia will be in the next room to their carers and are used to being separate from their carers for a short while. The idea volunteer will be happy to lead conversations and some simple games and will have a warm and open style of communication. Also present will be an experienced carer who knows the group well. The group will meet on the third Thursday of each month at 1.30pm at Kinross Day Centre. Anyone interested in supporting the group should get in touch with Susan on 07873 268438.

1st Kinross Cubs
1st Kinross Cubs is a part of the 1st Kinross Scout Group and offers the young children of Kinross-shire the opportunity to gain new skills and experiences under the guidance of the Scout Association. Every year the Scout Association help over 450,000 young people in the UK enjoy new adventures; to experience the outdoors, interact with others, gain confidence and have the opportunity to reach their full potential. It’s not just young people who can get in on the action. Working alongside our youth members are thousands of adult volunteers, with a huge variety of roles and opportunities available.
Why not strengthen your CV while making a real impact on the lives of young people?
How much time you give is up to you, and you don’t need any previous experience. We currently have several volunteering roles available with the Cub section, and whatever you choose, we’ll make sure you’re properly trained and supported. If you are interested and would like more information about our volunteering opportunities, then please contact Daryl on 01577830346 or kinrossbeavers@hotmail.co.uk


Greyhound Rescue Fife
Baltree Country Centre, Gairneybank, Kinross, need volunteers to clean the kennels and walk & feed the greyhounds.
Can you Help?
Phone 01592 890583. Visit our website at www.greyhoundrescuefife.com
Homes for Cats Wanted Fife Cat Shelter, a Scottish Registered Charity, is always looking for homes for rescued cats.
Cats can be visited, by appointment, at Causeway Cattery, Scotlandwell. Contact Rhona on 01383 830286.

RSPB Loch Leven Reserve needs volunteer fundraisers to help support the wonderful world of nature on our doorstep. From pin badges to bucket collections, events and sponsored walks, if you would like to join our team of community fundraisers, we’d love to hear from you.
What’s in it for you? You’ll gain great experience of community fundraising, valuable insight into the RSPB, a chance to work with a friendly, enthusiastic team and the opportunity to raise vital funds for conservation at Loch Leven Reserve.

If you would like more information about becoming a volunteer fundraiser, please email, Area Coordinator (volunteer), Lyndsay Stobie at
lyndsay.stobie@rspb.org.uk or phone 01577 862 355.

The RSPB is an active and exciting conservation charity, the largest in Europe. We can help you gain skills and give you a valuable insight into our work.
 
     

 

Operations Support Volunteer
Our plan for the creation of a flight and space exploration themed visitor attraction is gaining momentum, and at the same time the pace of our STEM outreach activities across Scotland is accelerating. Consequently, our “flight crew” is fully occupied and we are looking for someone who could volunteer to support the crew by spending a few hours per week at our office in Milnathort helping with operations, enquiries, events, projects and communications with our clients, friends, members and supporters.
For info on our ambitions and activities please visit our website: www.aerospacekinross.com
If you would like to help, please email: info@aerospacekinross.com


Children’s Hospices Across Scotland Volunteer Opportunities
We are currently looking for volunteers to join us at Rachel House, Kinross. Our children’s hospice is a place full of warmth and love providing respite and end of life care to families at their time of need.
Housekeeping Volunteers support our housekeeping team to make Rachel House a welcoming ‘home from home’. If you can give just a little of your time we’re sure you’ll find it a rewarding experience.

Garden Volunteers help to make our gardens beautiful, relaxing and fun spaces for our children and families to enjoy.

Kitchen Volunteers are an essential help in the heart of our ‘home’ where families and staff gather to relax and enjoy a cuppa or a home cooked meal.

Volunteering with CHAS is a great way to meet new people and to make a huge difference to the lives of the families who use our services.

To get more information on the many roles we have available please contact the Volunteering Team at www.chas.org.uk or call 01577 865777.
We would love to hear from you!
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We are also looking for Charity Shop Volunteers in Kinross, selling donated stock as well as new goods to raise the vital funds required to care for children and their families.

The aim of this role is to work within our retail team assisting with the day to day running of the shop, ensuring we are always open and available to the general public.

In return you will be rewarded by our friendly and welcoming retail team and volunteering with CHAS is a great way to meet new people, learn new skills and become involved in the local community.
For further information, please contact the volunteering team on 0141 779 6195 or go online to www.chas.org.uk to complete an application form.


Orwell, Portmoak and Glenfarg
District Girl Guiding
Due to an increase in guide numbers and the new exciting
programme recently rolled out, we are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer to open a unit in Portmoak and a unit helper for our Milnathort unit.
There will be full support from our great team. If interested, please give Alison a buzz on 07764 750212.


S.H.I.P is a local charity that support children and young people with additional support needs and disabilities. We have recently started a Youth Club here in Kinross on a Tuesday evening and we are looking for some new volunteers to come along and help out. We put on a range of fun and exciting activities for the young people every week so we are looking for people who are enthusiastic and like to have fun!

All of our volunteers will receive a 6 week induction training on how to support young people with additional needs which will cover a range of topics including child protection, supporting visual impairment, promoting positiveness and information on a range of additional needs and disabilities.

Our club runs from 6.30 - 8.00 on a Tuesday night at the campus and we can take volunteers from thr age of 14 up. We happily support Duke of Edinburgh or Saltier candidates or anyone who is looking to get some experience in childcare.

For an application pack, please email us or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SHIPCharity



All parents know that those early years before children go off to school are vital in a child’s life and at Home-Start we believe parents have the key role in creating a secure childhood for their children.
It’s just that sometimes they need a bit of help ...your help
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Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Community Asset Register (CAR)

This is a register of volunteers who have a particular asset or skill which they feel could be used to support emergency services and responders at an incident.
Examples include someone with a boat who could be called in times of flooding to assist evacuate people from houses to a place of safety. Similarly someone with a 4X4 may be used in times of severe snow to transport vulnerable people to a community hall.
Further information about the CAR can be found on the link below: on the website
Unfortunately, it is impossible to gauge how often a volunteer will be requested.
Mobilisations can be determined by severe weather, a specific type of asset/skill required for the incident, the emergency services availability and resources in the area and the location of the volunteer.
It must be stressed that even when someone has registered, they are under no obligation to mobilise when they are called by the Operations Control centre.
For anyone to register an interest and request a form please contact SFRS.CommunityAssetRegister@firescotland.gov.uk and a registration form will be sent to be completed along with guidelines on how to complete the registration process. Or use this email address to contact CAR directly.

 

SPARKs need 2 volunteers
SPARKs are a group which offers adults
of all ages who have support needs or
disabilities to meet together with their
carers to improve their health & wellbeing.

They meet in Loch Leven Community Campus every Thursday 1-3pm.
The group are using their personal experiences to take forward difficulties they have within their local area; dropped
pavements, parking for disabled & bringing relevant services to the area and access to local facilities. The group helps to combat isolation and build informal support networks.
The Group gives members the opportunity to:
• Share experiences and knowledge of issues around disabilities
• Members also take part in activities such as group quizzes, arts/crafts, learning programmes & “Friendly” Boccia games
• The group are always looking for new things to do together & go on outings

Volunteers are needed to support all of the above. Volunteers will be supported by workers Shona Fowler, NHS Project
Worker, and Roseanne Gray, P&K Community Learning and Development Worker.
For more information please call
01577 867216 / 867218


Kinross-shire Day Centre
We are looking for volunteers to help serve lunch to a lively bunch of over aged teenagers (over 65's).
If you have time to spare one day a week and would like to help between 11.45am and 1.15pm we would love to hear from you.
Pop in and speak to Nan or telephone 01577 863869

 PKAVSThinking of volunteering? You can search for volunteer opportunities in your area on our website: www.vaperthshire.org

If you would like help finding out about volunteering you can drop into our centre in Perth Mon–Fri 10 – 4, Voluntary Action Perthshire, The Gateway, Nth Methven St, Perth, PH1 5PP
OR one of our development workers would be happy to meet with you in your own area, please contact us to make an arrangement:
E: info@vaperthshire.org
T: 01738 567076

Voluntary Action Perthshire helps groups to recruit volunteers through our volunteer drop in and website.


Common Grounds

We are open Tuesdays, Wednesday, Fridays and Saturdays from 10.00am to 12.30pm in the Church Street Hall, Milnathort.
Although we have a dedicated group of volunteers and have welcomed a number of new faces over recent months, we are always on the lookout for more to cover holidays, etc. So, if you are interested and prepared to give up a few hours a week in a good cause, or know someone who might be, why not give one of the contacts below a call or drop in for a cup of coffee and speak to one of the volunteers on duty.

Contacts outside opening hours are:-Elspeth Caldow 01577 863350 and Linda Freeman 01577 865045


Potager Garden
The Potager Garden is a small community garden in Bowton Road in Kinross, KY13 8EQ. It is a registered charity run by volunteers, and a main aim is to give education to school children about plants, gardening and the environment. A P5 class from Kinross Primary school visits during the summer term, and they plant vegetables in the L shaped beds, and these are tended by volunteers, until the children return to harvest them in September. We also propagate potted plants for sale to fund our activities. The garden is also open to the public during the summer.

We have a small friendly group of volunteers who meet at the garden on Monday mornings throughout the spring and summer, who help with the maintenance of the garden, according to their own availability, interests and skills.
We would welcome any new volunteers who would like to help with any gardening activities, or learn about growing plants, fruit and vegetables in an environmentally friendly way. Activities can include potting and pricking out seedlings, weeding, tying up plants, and watering. Most of our green waste is composted on site to feed the soil. We also have a small raised bed which can worked at from a seated position. It may be possible to arrange for volunteers to come at a different time, if Monday mornings are not convenient.
If you would like more information about our volunteering opportunities, please contact the Convenor, Amanda James on [01577] 840809, or amanda@tyafon.plus.com