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Citizens Advice and Rights Fife (CARF) aims to tackle inequality, discrimination and disadvantage in Fife through the provision of high quality information, advice and representation services.  These services are free, confidential, non-judgemental and independent.  CARF also aims to influence, inform and promote change in local and national policy to enhance the social welfare of people in Fife.

CARF is a volunteer led organisation with many years' experience supporting and developing volunteers.  Recognition of this was recently acknowledged with the receipt of the Volunteer Friendly Award, a quality standard for good practice in working with volunteers.  There is a wide range of opportunities available, meaning whatever experiences individuals bring, the skills they want to develop or the time commitment they can make, there is probably something suitable.  The role of an adviser is the most popular and one where it's easy to see the change you can make to someone's life just with the right bit of information.  It needs the most training (6 - 9 months to reach competence) and most commitment, but also provides the most opportunity to develop a wide range of skills.  When you complete the General Adviser training, you'll be issued with an open badge, with further badge opportunities also available.

There is lots more information on our website www.cabfife.org.uk and listed below you can also find details of all the roles available and how you can get in touch with us.

CARF Volunteer Administrator
CARF Volunteer Advice Assistant
CARF Volunteer General Advisor 
CARF Volunteer Client Assessment
CARF IT Volunteer
CARF Social Policy Co-ordinator Volunteer
CARF Volunteer Receptionist


CHAS

CHAS is the only charity in Scotland that provides vital hospice services for children and young people with life-shortening conditions. 

We offer care for the whole family in our two children’s hospices, Rachel House in Kinross and Robin House in Balloch. We also run a homecare service called CHAS at Home helping families in their own homes across Scotland when they need it most.

We are currently supporting over 415 families, as well as a significant number of families who receive bereavement support.

Our services are funded mainly through the generosity of our many supporters who help us to raise the vital funds needed to provide these hospice services.

To watch a short film about CHAS and the work we carry out please click HERE

CHAS Volunteering Poster

Can you spare a few hours of your time? Every hour given by one of our volunteers in our shops raises over £20 for CHAS. That’s enough to provide one hour’s specialist nursing care for a child at one of our hospices.

 

Want to update your Customer Service or Visual Merchandise Skills...then we need YOU.  Please click CHAS Volunteering Poster for details.  

Fife Voluntary Action 

MindforYou - MindforYou offers you supported holidays for people living with dementia and their carers to enjoy together, as an alternative to traditional respite. 

We take the time to get to know both of you and understand how we can support you both to relax and enjoy yourselves. Our holidays have a maximum of 10 guests and our caring and compassionate staff with experience in dementia are on hand to give you extra support at the house and when we are out and about.
If you want to find out more just click on our links or don't hesitate to contact us directly to find out more on 07788292938 or email info@mindforyou.co.uk Please click here to download a copy of our 2016 brochure

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Lead Scotland - Volunteer Befrienders Lead Scotland’s Fife Befriending project is a service is for adults (16+) and older people in Fife who feel isolated, lonely or disconnected, perhaps as a result of disability, ill health or other circumstances. We are recruiting volunteers from the local community to offer one to one support to enable adults and older people to improve their confidence, to try new activities and to make more connections with their communities and local services. You do not need to have any qualifications as full training and support will be given. This role is more about who you are, not what you have done! 
 

Lead Scotland - Volunteer Opportunities

Would you like to make a difference and develop your own skills at the same time?

Lead Scotland is a voluntary organisation set up to widen access to learning for disabled young people and adults, and carers  We support learners to learn something new.  This can include computing skills, literacy and numeracy skills, improving employability skills or study an area of interest.  The experience can be flexible to suit both learner and volunteer.   Volunteers will receive induction training, support to carry out their role and own self-development, travel expenses, further training opportunities, the opportunity to meet new people and, most importantly, a good experience!  If you have a couple of hours to spare each week and are interested in volunteering with Lead Scotland, please get in touch with the Fife Learning Coordinator, Dawn Robb, who would very much like to hear from you! 

Contact Dawn on: Tel:  01333 360672 or email: drobb@lead.org.uk 

Fife Women's Aid - Befriending Volunteers

The Ecology Centre - Volunteers - Volunteer based at Kinghorn Loch

The Third Sector Internships Scotland

Good Moves

CSV The UK Volunteering and Social Action Charity

Scottish Fisheries Museum

Royal Voluntary Service - Together for Older People - Would you like to help older people in your local community? If you have a few hours, Royal Voluntary Service would like to hear from you. Enrich the lives of older people and your life too. Our volunteers share time with older people to help them stay healthy, independent and active members of society. Our volunteers share time because it's enjoyable and rewarding. You will be fully trained and expenses will be reimbursed. For more information, please contact our Fife office on 01592 269654 or email fifegnhs@royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk

Cancer Research UK - Find out how you can volunteer for Cancer Research UK on your local high street and search for vacancies in our shops.

Dunfermline Advocacy - Friendship changing lives, sharing your time and interests could mean the world to a vulnerable young person living in your community. Call us today to find out how volunteering with us could help change a life.  We also have a dedicated youtube channel, which has links to various film clips including our recent film, Friendship Changing Lives

Projects Abroad - Volunteer abroad, gap years and internships

Waterway Recovery Group - Volunteering with the Waterway Recovery Group is a great way for students to get ahead in the jobs market, whilst having fun, learning new skills and making a difference.

Scotcon Volunteer Opportunities - closing date 26-08-16 - calling all volunteers, we need your help on the 3rd and 4th September 2016.

We are seeking passionate and dedicated volunteers with an adoration for Scotland!  Scotcon is hosting a two day comic con and festival extravaganza!  We are looking for volunteers for the event days who would be willing to work at taking tickets, ushering attendees, managing queues, decorating and designing the event venue and other general help where needed. http://www.scotcon.scot/

If you are interested and wish to find out more, please contact shelley@scotcon.scot or complete the online registration form at www.scotcon/volunteers

Down's Syndrome Scotland - Volunteer info booklet

YOU can help young people and adults with Down’s syndrome have more confidence, self esteem and independence skills by helping them get out and about more, meet up with each other and grow their friendships. All it takes is a commitment to one session every fortnight. No experience necessary, just a positive attitude towards people with Down’s syndrome, reliable and enthusiastic. We will provide training and all the help you need to be a successful Mentor. Friends Connect is an exciting, new project run by Down’s Syndrome Scotland. Over the next 3 years, we will be supporting adults with Down’s syndrome to connect with each other, develop and sustain their friendships and be better connected to their local communities.

We are looking for Mentors from Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Dundee, Fife and Glasgow. Call us on 0131 313 4225 or email brenda@dsscotland.org.uk 

Scottish Police Authority Volunteer Independent Custody Visitor

Fertility Network Student Ambassador

An opportunity to represent and raise awareness of Fertility Network Scotland within your place of education and local area. 

Home Start Home Visiting Volunteer - Home Start are a voluntary organisation which supports individual local families with at least one child under 5.  Home Start are always looking for volunteers and if you have a few hours to spare each week to visit a family to offer practical help, friendship and support, we wpould love to hear from you.