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Some Volunteers may also have special talents, abilities or experience that you would like to use in helping Carers Link. If you think that there are other ways in which you could assist, please call and have a chat with Sharon, on 0800 975 2131. If we have the resources available and your idea fits with our aims, we will do our best to help put your ideas into action.
If, however, volunteering for Carers Link will not meet your needs or interests, why not contact the local Volunteer Centre on 0141 578 6680 They have information about all local groups who may be looking for help.
Providing support through Carers Call - Volunteers provide Carers with regular telephone or email contact from our offices in Milngavie. Each Carer receiving this type of support is contacted regularly by a Volunteer for a chat about how things are going, this gives an opportunity for Carers to share how they are feeling and for volunteers to answer questions or provide support.
Helping at support groups or training events - Volunteers help with setting up the room, meeting and greeting Carers, helping with teas & coffees, chatting amongst the group and providing a listening ear. Volunteers will also have the opportunity to benefit from attending the training for their own personal development. For an idea of what groups and training events might need additional support, please visit our What’s On section
Showing how to use a computer - Are you comfortable using a computer? Do you use the internet for day to day things like: email, reading the news, checking weather, shopping? Why not help our Comic Relief Project by getting carers online and showing them how to get the most from their computer?
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Distributing our publicity material to shops, venues etc - Carers Link needs to ensure that our publicity materials are available to people throughout East Dunbartonshire. Carers Link has several leaflet racks in GP surgeries, Health Centres, Libraries etc. We require volunteers to top up the leaflet racks and put up our posters in agreed places. This role is very flexible and can be done at a time to suit you. Even if you were only able to visit 5 or 6 places per month, this would be very much appreciated.
Providing information at outreach events, gala days etc - On occasions Carers Link have an information stand at community events, this helps to promote the work that we do and also helps to find 'hidden' Carers. Volunteers are required to assist staff with preparation of publicity materials, help set up the stand and chat to members of the public or network with other organisations.
Fundraising - Volunteers can get involved in helping to raise vital funds for Carers Link in a variety of ways. We need help to organise events and/or to assist staff members to research and complete funding applications. Some Volunteers may already have fundraising experience, and we always welcome any new ideas that people may have to raise funds!
Board of Management - Good Board Members have a vital role to play in directing the success of any charity. The main responsibility is governance: to ensure Carers Link is run efficiently and properly, that our funds are spent properly, to monitor the progress of the work of the organisation and to make sure that as the organisation grows, it continues to meet the needs of Carers in East Dunbartonshire. Acting as a Board Member of any charity usually involves decision-making. However, not all decisions are of major importance, sometimes these can also be very run-of-the-mill decisions about how something is done! You can find out more information about joining the Board here.
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