Current Volunteering Opportunities:

Supported Living Services

Volunteer Gardener

ENABLE Glasgow/Esmond Street Service

Minimum Age: You must be at least 16 years of age

About this volunteer role: We are looking for a volunteer to help us with general gardening tasks at our new Esmond Street Service. This will include general maintenance and helping to get people with learning disability involved in some gardening tasks.

You will have the oppoprtunity to gain:

- experience of working within a medium to large garden setting

-experience of working with people with learning disability

-access to in house training and new skills

Opportunity Available: Hours flexible

Where and how do I get there? 61 Esmond Street, G3 8SL in Yorkhill area of Glasgow.

Volunteer Crafter

ENABLE Glasgow/Esmond Street Service

Minimum Age: You must be at least 16 years of age

About this volunteer role: We are looking for someone who is competent in sewing/alterations to help us with furnishings etc. at our new Esmond Street Location.

This role can include some group work with adults with learning disability.

You will have the opportunity to gain: access to training and experience of working to aid a new community venture. You will also have the opprtunity to pass on your skills and experience and meet new people.

Opportunity Available: Hours Flexible

Where?: 61 Esmond Street, G3 8SL. In Yorkhill area of Glasgow.

Volunteer Supported Living Assistants

Location: West End/ South Side

Minimum Age: You must be at least 18 years old to volunteer for this opportunity

About this Opportunity:Interested in a career in social care, social work or community based services?ENABLE Glasgow’s Volunteer Supported Living Assistants are given an excellent opportunity to experience all aspects of day to day social care within a supported living setting.We have two supported living services, one in Broomhill in Glasgow’s West End and the other in the south side of the City. Both projects offer a unique and in depth experience of working to support people in their own homes.

This includes promoting person centred activities and involving people in the life of the local community.

Please Note: All Volunteer Supported Living Assistants are expected to support people with their personal care.

To experience the most from the service, volunteers are encouraged to undertake different shifts and get involved at different days and times of the week.

If you are interested in this opportunity please e-mail us at admin@enableglasgow.org.uk for an application pack. If you would like to speak to someone about this opportunity before applying, please register your enquiry at the above e-mail address or contact us on 0141 332 7420.

 

Fortune Works

Volunteer Supporter- Social Enterprise and Activities

Location: Fortune Works, Drumchapel

Minimum Age: You must be at least 18 years old to volunteer for this opportunity

About this opportunity:

This is an excellent opportunity to get involved in a vibrant and busy social enterprise/training for work service offering a wealth of different opportunities to adults with learning disability.

If you are interested in supporting people to learn new skills and further develop their interests and talents, then this could be just what you have been looking for!

Volunteers support people to take part in different training, activities and new opportunities.  For further details on the many activities and training options on offer please visit the Fortune Works Section of website.

Please note that at this time we are in particular need of volunteers who can support the facilitation of sports and exercise based activities and applicants with a background in health and beauty to volunteer in our health suite. For further information on these roles, please contact Jane (details as below).

You will have the opportunity to gain:

Practical experience  of working with people with learning disability in a unique environment.

Opportunities for relevant  in-house training

The chance to meet and work with a range of new people

Opportunity available: Mon- Fri 9am- 4pm

Frequency and Commitment: Flexible depending on your availability. Office hours are Mon-Fri 9am-4pm and as long as you decide on the hours you want to do and stick to them as far as possible, this is fine with us. It is preferable that you volunteer within the role for a minimum of 6 months.

For further information or to request an application pack, please e-mail admin@enableglasgow.org.uk.

Volunteer Garden Centre Worker

ENABLE Glasgow/ Fortune Works

Minimum Age: You must be at least 18 years old to volunteer for this opportunity.

About this Volunteer Role:

We are looking for a volunteer to help support the work of our increasingly popular garden centre at our  busy Fortune Works Project in Drumchapel.

The individual would preferably have some garden centre experience and/or a good knowledge of plants. The successful candidate would be working with our gardening team including people with learning disabilities and would also be expected to work with the public.

Tasks might include planting, watering, supporting people to make hanging baskets and other general garden duties.

 If relevant the volunteer might be asked to contribute to business plans to further develop the garden centre and some admin skills might come in handy ( although this is not strictly necessary for this post!).

You will have the opportunity to gain:

Practical experience within a small garden centre environment, including the opportunity to gain experience of helping to support people with learning disabilities.

The chance to develop your gardening  skills

Opportunities for any relevant in-house training

The chance to meet and work with a range of new people

Opportunity available: Mon- Fri 9am- 4pm (with option for weekends). We offer flexibility of hours to volunteers, so any time you can give within these hours can be negotiated.

Where does it happen/how do I get there?

Our Fortune Works social enterprise project is based at 195a&d Drumry Road East Drumchapel ( just behind the main shopping area). It is easily accessible by bus or by train.

Volunteer Driver

About this volunteer role: We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who enjoy working with people to undertake driving duties, such as transporting service users and delivering customer orders for our busy social enterprise project at FW.

Minimum Requirements: Applicants for this position must have a clean current driving licence, be over 21 years of age and have a positive attitude towards people with learning disabilities.

The driving role is not simply about driving in and of itself. Supporting our project in this way, allows volunteer drives to make a positive contribution to service users’ personal and vocational development and their role in the local community. Volunteer drivers play a key role in our social enterprise and get to know many of our service users and key contacts. As such it is a key volunteer role within our organisation.

You will have the opportunity to gain:

Practical experience  of working with people with learning disability in a unique environment.

Opportunities for relevant  in-house training

The chance to meet and work with a range of new people in the community

Opportunity available: Mon- Fri 9am- 4pm

Social Clubs

Volunteer Social Activities Supporters

Location: Various

About this opportunity:
Enjoy working with people of all ages and abilities? Pride yourself on taking on new challenges?

We are looking for reliable and conscientious volunteers to join our excellent volunteer teams at our popular day and evening social clubs.

Our social clubs offer adults with learning disabilities a regular and affordable way to meet up with their friends, play pool, darts, snooker, table tennis and take part in activities such as dancing, arts and crafts, and bingo.

Your role as a Volunteer Social Activities Supporter will be to offer flexible support to both groups and individuals in all aspects of club activities.

Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age and have a positive attitude towards people with learning disability. Full induction as well as access to further training opportunities and travel expenses are provided.

If you are interested in volunteering please e-mail admin@enableglasdgow.org.uk to request an  application pack.

Frequency & Commitment: Minimum of two hours per week, preferably for a minimum of 6 months.

Evening clubs are 6.30-8.30pm and Monday club is 10am-12noon.

You can choose either day or evening, 1 or 2 days. For our Monday day club, we would hope volunteers can make a minimum commitment of 1 year.

Alternatively download a copy of our application form here