Don’t forget, the deadline for responses to the Forth Valley Third Sector Conference workshop survey is 5pm on Wednesday 11th September. As the conference is specifically for the third sector, we feel it is important to have your input on the workshops we offer at the event. We’ve created a short online survey with a range of suggested workshop topics, and ask that you rank these in order of preference, based on what you feel will be of most interest and benefit to you.
Dial-a-Journey is currently recruiting drivers. The positions are 20 hours per week, with an immediate start and a wage of £8.36 per hour. Applicants must have a category D1 (101 restriction) on their licence and will be subject to a Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme application. There is currently no deadline for applications.
Falkirk Community Trust are looking for volunteers to join their event teamin November at this year’s Fireworks Display in Callendar Park. Volunteers will help the team raise money for next year’s event, and will be given a collection can to accept donations from attendees.
Paragon Housing Association is looking for Volunteer Committee Members. Volunteer Committee Members will meet monthly with the Management Committee at a venue in Grangemouth. Volunteers should have an interest in housing issues, wider community issues, be committed to good governance and like working as part of a team.
Strathcarron Hospice is currently looking for volunteers to join its Council of Management. Council members have no direct management responsibilities, but set the overall strategic direction of the Hospice, ensuring the staff team works within their objectives, as laid out in Strathcarron Hospice’s governing documents. The deadline for expressions of interest is Thursday 31st October.
Productivity Club Scotland is a new pilot project, delivered in partnership with the Scottish Council for Development and Industry (SCDI) and Scottish Government, aiming to strengthen networking and peer-to-peer learning for businesses. The Club will offer half-day sessions delivered by businesses in Glasgow and Edinburgh, and offer support to businesses who want to improve their own performance.
The free Evidence Search and Summary Service (ESSS) is available to anyone working within social services across all sectors in Scotland, including the third sector. The service, part of the Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (Iriss), aims to help people find and use evidence from research, practice and experience to inform practice, service improvement and continuous learning.
The Adult Achievement Awards is a nationally recognised certificate at SCQF levels 2, 3, 4 and 6 (with level 5 in development), administered and accredited by Newbattle Abbey College. The Awards give learners the opportunity to gain a qualification for learning they have undertaken in the last 12 months through a variety of ways, including in the community, at work, home, or through volunteering programmes.
Through the Warmer Homes Scotland scheme, Scottish Government is offering assistance to homeowners and private sector tenants struggling to heat their home, who have lived in their property for at least 12 months, and who meet the qualifying criteria. Warmer Homes Scotland is designed to help make homes warmer and more comfortable by installing a range of energy saving measures.
Denny and Dunipace Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) will hold their 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Tuesday 17th September from 12:30pm. The AGM will be held at Denny Parish Church, 1 Duke Street (Denny Cross), Denny, FK6 6DB. Those wishing to attend will need to confirm their attendance with the bureau in advance.