We have many volunteer opportunities available, offering a wide range of roles, depending on your interests and the time you have available. This includes Home Visitor (Befriending), helping with materials (clothing and furniture), IT support, admin support, life and language skills, fundraising and events. Click on the button below for a summary of roles or click on the images for more information on each role.



Home Visitor

 Home Visitors support the families to learn English, involve them in activities with their own families, take them shopping and help them understand information coming out of children’s school bags.

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Fundraising

This is a small team who develop and implement the FVW fundraising strategy and research and write fundraising applications to appropriate trusts and foundations.

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Life & Language Skills

They support English language learning, literacy, volunteering and employment opportunities.  This team also runs conversation cafes and a digital inclusion project, to practice English and deliver IT sessions of various tops.

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Events

This role has two main parts: you can be part of the core team that plans and coordinates fundraising events and/or be an Assistant Events person who helps out from time to time as events across Stirling and Clackmannanshire.

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Snack & Chat

Help organise and run the monthly ‘Snack and Chat’ events where we bring the New Scot families together for information and social events.  Volunteer jobs range from welcoming families, setting up the hall, kitchen duties, tidying up and supporting the families to supervise the children. 

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External Relations

Designing, printing publicity materials to raise awareness of FVW; help keep Facebook account active and post interesting content; liaise with partnership organisations to help organise outings for the families.

Trustee

FVW trustees work always in the best interests of the charity, helping to keep the public informed of their work, helping to keep clear financial records and helping with fundraising.

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We are also open to offers! If none of our roles take your fancy but there is something you'd like to offer to do that you think would be useful, please get in touch with our Manager on volunteer@forthvalleywelcome.org

All volunteers must complete some mandatory training. We run training periodically, comprised of two sessions; a 1.5 hour introductory session, followed by a more in-depth 3 hour training.

All volunteers are expected to remain with us for a minimum of a year and dedicate at least four hours a month. Obviously, we are understanding of time off for holidays, illness and studying.

 If you are interested in volunteering with us please contact admin@forthvalleywelcome.org to request an application form and to be notified of our next training. 

 

If you have any questions, please email volunteer@forthvalleywelcome.org

Reach out

Email admin@forthvalleywelcome.org for an application form. You will be notified about our next training sessions.

Induction & Training Sessions

From here you must complete our online induction session and in-person training sessions.

Final Checks

Once that's done, we will check your references and send out our Volunteer Handbook. 

Ready to go!

Finally we arrange a meeting; whether that be a Home Visitor placement meeting with our Volunteer Coordinators and New Scots, or with the teams who help with Material Needs, Conversation Café or Snack & Chat. Now you are officially a volunteer!