Current volunteer opportunities
Are you a good communicator, would you enjoy doing social activities on a one to one basis with someone who may be homeless or have their own tenancy but are socially isolated, may have had substance misuse and/or offending backgrounds? We are looking for both male and female volunteers who will require to successfully complete our 2 days Befriender training, a P.V.G. (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) and 2 reference checks. Meetings are between 1-4 hours a week and a 1 year commitment to this role is required.
Interested in learning skills within a professional retail setting, or utilising the skills and experience which you already possess? If so, why not consider volunteering within our busy Charity Shop. From sorting, checking and preparing donations for sale to window and internal shop displays, dealing with and serving customers and working as part of a team with other volunteers and staff. A 2 hour taster session is initially offered and on successful completion a regular shift would be agreed with the Shop Manager.
Our Trustees come from all walks of life, and are united in a desire to create positive change in Perth and Kinross. Some are retired; others are working full or part time, and find trusteeship can fit conveniently around work, home and other commitments.
Being a trustee is rewarding and enjoyable. It is a great way to be involved in an organisation which supports a cause which matters to you, it can help you meet new people, change your community for the better, learn new skills or use your existing skills in a new context.
As a trustee you are at the centre of the work that CATH does. Some people worry that they will not have the specialist skills required, but you don’t need to have these – just common sense and an ability to work as part of a team.
We are looking for people of all ages and backgrounds to become a trustee to help govern CATH thereby helping staff to get on with the day to day job of supporting the homeless or those at risk of homelessness in Perth and Kinross.
The more effective our board of trustees, the greater difference we can all make.
SHORT TERM VOLUNTEERS
Our Day Centre provides an opportunity to volunteer in our kitchen and also to mingle with Service Users who join us on Christmas Day & New Year’s Day. Volunteers will assist our volunteer Cook with the food preparation, serving of lunches and refreshments, any other general kitchen duties and interact with our Service Users accessing our Day Centre either on Christmas Day or New Year’s Day. This is always a very popular time when people wish to volunteer so it is advisable to enquire about this opportunity as early in the year as possible.
For more information call 01738 580188 (Option 2) or complete an ENQUIRY FORM and our Volunteer Co-ordinator will contact you to arrange an informal chat.