Volunteer for PKAVS
PKAVS relies on over 100 dedicated volunteers who help with all aspects of our work. From driving minibuses, helping with an arts and crafts session, lending a friendly ear to someone in need, taking a group of Young Carers on a wilderness adventure, or helping behind the scenes!
There are many reasons why people volunteer and the benefits are vast - not just for you, but for the people you help. PKAVS volunteers gain new experiences and learn skills whilst making a valuable difference to their local community.
Would you like to do a bit of volunteering, meet new people, and help raise vital funds for a fantastic local cause, but can't commit to a certain time each week? If so, then we'd love to hear from you! You will receive update on one-off opportunities such as charity bag packs, fun events, charity collections, and ore. If you'd like to be added to our 'Flexible Fundraiser' list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01738 567076.
Alternatively, if you know which service you'd like to get involved in, you can use the following contacts:
- Carers Hub: email@example.com
- Minority Communities Hub: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub: email@example.com
- Third Sector and Volunteering Hubs: see www.vaperthshire.org
Below is a list of some of the volunteering roles we are looking to fill:
Mental Health & Wellbeing Hub - Polish Speaking Support Worker Volunteer
As a Polish support work volunteer/ translator you will gain work experience in supporting Polish clients whom have been referred to our service. You will support the client to attend the service during their 4 week trial period, to help them feel more at ease and comfortable. You will be able to meet new people and support clients to engage in the activities within the premises. You will advocate on behalf of Polish speaking service users making sure staff and other clients understand their wishes. This will help the client to integrate into the service and improve their communication and language skills. In this role you may be requested to support English-speaking clients too.
PKAVS Charity Shop Volunteers
We are looking for volunteers to help with various aspects of running our PKAVS Charity Shop. Visit our Charity Shop page to find out more.
Our Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, Wisecraft and The Walled Garden, are seeking someone who is knowledgeable about the benefits of walking and enjoys motivating people of all backgrounds. As a volunteer walk leader you will be part of a team developing good relationships with clients and contributing to their health and wellbeing, supporting them to improve their quality of life. You will identify, develop and risk assess walks in and around Perth & Kinross, supervise clients participating and encourage others to take part. A minimum of 3 months commitment to the walking group is required, and you must be available to attend every Wednesday. To find out more contact Janice.Paterson@pkavs.org.uk
At the Wisecraft Joinery Workshop, supported by staff and volunteers, our clients repair and produce furniture, garden pieces and small craft items. We have an exciting opportunity available for a Woodwork Assistant to join our team and help our clients on their journey of recovery. You will develop good relationships with clients, and provide support and guidance in the use of tools and equipment, under the direction of the joinery supervisor. You will have some DIY, woodwork and/or joinery skills. Hours are flexible however a minimum of 3 hours per week are required. For more information please contact Janice.Paterson@pkavs.org.uk
Creative Arts and Crafts Assistant
Wisecraft, part of our Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, are looking for someone with creative ability that enjoys working with people from all backgrounds to help the adults who attend the service produce arts and crafts in a therapeutic environment. You should be a good listener, non-judgemental, and able to provide support and encouragement. Although knowledge of arts and crafts and other creative art activities would be beneficial, it is not required as some training can be provided. Hours are flexible. To find out more please contact Janice.Paterson@pkavs.org.uk
The Walled Garden, part of our Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub, are looking for an enthusiastic, hardworking volunteer who enjoys working with food and people, and has or would like to gain experience working in the catering industry. This is an exciting opportunity to join the dynamic cafe team at The Walled Garden, and would suit an individual who enjoys working with people from all backgrounds. To find out more please contact Janice.Paterson@pkavs.org.uk
Pool of Volunteer Minibus Drivers - Perth, Blairgowrie and Crieff Day Clubs
The day club is for adults over the age of 18 who have basic care needs. The service aims to provide respite for carers, to allow them some time for themselves whilst the person they care for attend day respite. The day clubs are looking for a pool of volunteer minibus drivers. Drivers must have D1 on their licence. PKAVS Carers Services will provide MIDAS TRAINING (Minibus Driver Awareness Scheme). Volunteers MUST have a clean driving licence. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Day Club Volunteers - Blairgowrie, Crieff, and Perth
Our Carers Hub are always looking for volunteers to help in the Day Clubs, which give respite to unpaid Carers by looking after their family member, usually an elderly relative, for one day a week. Volunteers assist setting up the facilities, preparing teas and coffees, serving lunch, helping with activities and socialising with the Day Club users. You can give anything from a few hours or a full day. Hours are flexible and can fit around your other commitments. Volunteers should have a good sense of humour and be proactive, but no experience is required. To find out more contact email@example.com