Orkney Samaritans Need Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to become a full listening volunteer following training and a probationary period. Duties will be to provide emotional support to callers who are distressed and could be suicidal.



Samaritans will be holding an information evening on 5th Oct 7-8.30pm at The St Magnus Centre where you can find out more about what being a Samaritan involves.

The selection evening will be held on 12th Oct 7-8.30pm also at the St Magnus Centre.

If you would like to know more about the information evening and the selection process please contact Paula Hemsley at: superphysio@hotmail.com or call on 07876 635 622.


Connect Project - Creative Writing Helper

To support a young person in his creative writing efforts, mainly poetry. He has some literacy difficulties so the volunteers role is to support him by reading through, transcribing and editing his efforts for about 3 hours per week.

Police Scotland - Special Constables

With a long and impressive history the Special Constabulary is a part-time, volunteer body consisting of officers with similar powers to that of police officers. As a special constable, you'll forge strong partnerships in the community, patrolling the streets, preventing crime and interacting with all kinds of people to help keep your local community safe.

Special Constables can act as a positive force for change - bringing with them an extensive pool of skills, talents, experience, local knowledge and diverse backgrounds - as well as enhancing the overall level of service provided by the police. So whatever your walk of life, step forward now and find out how being a Special Constable could be the perfect fit to suit your lifestyle.  

VAO Adult Befriending - Activity Group Helpers

Volunteers are needed to help at an exciting new group which is aimed at stimulating and having fun with people with mild to moderate dementia. Duties will include helping to run the activities, making a cuppa and helping to clear up at the end of the session.

Orkney Library - Yip and Yarn Knitting Volunteers

Orkney Libraries are looking for volunteers to run  Yap & Yarn sessions in Kirkwall and Stromness libraries. The sessions run on alternate Mondays from 5-7pm from October to March. Two volunteers each are needed for Kirkwall and Stromness. Knitting/Crocheting experience is essential.
Duties are: • Start at 4.45pm • Prepare teas/coffees • Set up for session • Assist group members with their projects as necessary • Share new ideas • Wash up cups and tidy up at end of session to finish by 7pm • Liaise with library staff members - Karen Walker and Heather Balfour -who will also provide support

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