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Volunteering roles

Below is a list of all the volunteering roles within Vibrant Communities.

Opportunities are subject to placements being available and this varies depending on the time of year.

Active schools volunteer

Active Schools provides opportunities for children and young people to take part in sport and physical activity before school, during lunchtime and after school, as well as creating pathways between school and sports clubs in the local community.

Volunteers help to deliver sport and physical activities within the school and community, ensuring that the children and young people have a fun and positive experience.

All ability volunteer

All Ability is our sport and physical activity programme for children, young people and adults with physical, sensory or learning disabilities. The clubs include sports, arts and crafts, free play and games.

Volunteers help deliver these activities and support those attending.

Community based adult learning volunteer tutor

Community based adult learning opportunities encourage participants to take a first step back into their learning, acquire new skills, qualifications, increase their confidence and improve their employment prospects. Courses are delivered in partnership with Ayrshire College and the Job Centre.

Volunteers help support participants on their learning journey.

Community health volunteer

Community health volunteers:

  • assist on the Community Health Activity Team (CHAT) van with the delivery of health checks, healthy lifestyle information and signposting onto other health professionals and agencies.
  • lead health walks in conjunction with other volunteers and assist in the development of new walking routes.
  • provide support at community based exercise classes. Assist the instructor by overseeing participants within the class.  Register attendance and assist with refreshments.
  • assist the CHAT Team to promote the programme of activities currently on offer and distribute any relevant promotional material.

Digital skills volunteer tutor

Digital Skills Volunteer Tutors support learners on a one-to-one basis or in small groups to improve their digital skills. Activities include using digital devices, sending and receiving emails, accessing learning opportunities and staying safe online.

Diversionary volunteer

Diversionary Sport Volunteers support the delivery of the following activities: 

  • mobile skate park
  • streetsport cages
  • football night leagues

Diversionary activities are aimed towards reducing anti-social behaviour using sport as a tool for engagement.

Volunteers help to build positive relationships with young people in and around their local communities.

Essential skills volunteer tutor

Essential Skills Volunteer Tutors support learners on a one-to-one basis or in small groups to improve their everyday life skills in reading, writing and numbers.  Opportunities are available to support adults, young people, families and English as a Second/other Language (ESOL).

Learning centre volunteer

Learning Centre volunteers welcome learners to Community Learning Centres and IT suites.  They also provide an introduction to the IT suite and support learners with basic IT skills.

Move more motivator

Move More is a physical activity programme delivered in partnership with McMillan Cancer Support. The programme is designed to improve health, wellbeing and promote recovery during and after cancer treatment.

Move More Motivators are vital to the delivery of this programme.

Supported accommodation volunteer

Sheltered Housing volunteers offer support and friendship to older people within our Sheltered Housing Communities in a bid to tackle social isolation.

Volunteering opportunities include general activities, lunch clubs, outings and social events.

Play volunteer

Play volunteers support the delivery of play related activities for children, families and communities. Activities include:

  • play activities including:
    • badge making
    • balloon modelling
    • den building
    • natural crafts
    • water slides
    • arts and crafts
  • supervising bouncy castles and soft play equipment
  • outdoor and indoor community events such as:
    • grounds 4 play
    • playtimes
    • national play day
    • menzone
  • fun 4 hire - delivering activities for groups and schools who have hired a variety of play equipment

Volunteer befriender (children and young people)

Volunteer befrienders support children and young people on a one-to-one basis or within groups.

Befrienders help build confidence and self-esteem and are a positive influence. They give children and young people opportunities to take part in social and recreational activities which due to a number of factors they may not have had the chance to experience.

Volunteer befriender (older adults 65+)

Volunteer befrienders support older adults aged 65+ on a one-to-one basis.

Befrienders make a positive difference to the lives of older adults by building a relationship of trust over a period of time. Befrienders provide support and encouragement to older adults to participate in local activities and help reduce loneliness and isolation.

Youth group volunteer

This is an opportunity to volunteer with Community Based Youth Groups.  These range from transition groups for those in primary 6 to 1st year; 11+; 16+ and a number of mobile youth activity programmes.

Other volunteering opportunities

East Ayrshire Leisure

Find out about volunteering opportunities with East Ayrshire Leisure:

CVO East Ayrshire

Belford Mill
16 Brewery Road
Tel: 01563 574000

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