News – Volunteering

Welcome Cafe scheme embraced by communities

You may have read a previous story about FDAMH’s Welcome Café scheme. Inspired by a project in Manchester, we’re working to encourage simple everyday connections in our community with the help of enthusiastic local cafés and restaurants. If you’d like to find out more, including which cafés have joined the scheme, click the Welcome Café icon on our front page!

We’re also keen to develop volunteers to support this community-based project. If you like the sound of dropping in on local cafés in the scheme to keep them up-to-date with materials, ideas and a bit of encouragement then please get in touch!

The Falkirk Welcome Community Café project now has 28 cafés and coffee shops on board and they’re all listed on our Welcome Café pages.

We also have a pilot exercise in Stirling with the following cafés involved: Waitrose, Burgh Coffee shop, Stirling University, Recyke-a-bike Causewayhead. Look out for a launch at Waitrose in the next few weeks! And in Alloa we’re delighted to welcome on board ASDA and Ladybird Café.

Our small team of volunteers are vital to the project, they…
• Visit participating cafes, ensure they have enough literature, i.e. cards, posters etc. to promote the service
• Speak to staff and managers and note how the project is going
• Observe in cafés and see how it effective the service is
• Provide regular feedback of comments/suggestions
Visit our volunteering pages to find out more.

Feedback from the public would be greatly appreciated! Have you used the card at a table, been involved in a conversation? You can feedback by getting in touch with Jim…

To find out more or let us know what you think contact Jim Thompson 07889809878 or email jim.thompson@fdamh.org.uk

Tag: FDAMH, Local News, Volunteering
02/12/2019 at 11:03 am



Welcome Cafe seeks Volunteers

Smiley Coffee Cup

You may have read a previous story about FDAMH’s Welcome Cafe scheme. Inspired by a project in Manchester, we’re working to encourage simple everyday connections in our community with the help of enthusiastic local cafes and restaurants. If you’d like to find out more, including which cafes have joined the scheme, click the new Welcome Cafe icon on our front page!

We’re also really keen to develop volunteers to support this community-based project. If you like the sound of dropping in on local cafes in the scheme to keep them up-to-date with materials, ideas and a bit of encouragement then please get in touch! Visit our volunteering pages to find out more.

Tag: FDAMH, Volunteering
27/08/2019 at 11:45 am



Vacancy in Volunteer Management

Passionate about volunteering? Develop your existing career in volunteer management with an award-winning mental health charity and holder of the Investing in Volunteers standard.

Put your excellent interpersonal and promotional skills to good use managing the volunteer journey, from generating interest through recruitment, selection, induction and continued support and development. You will ensure volunteers feel valued and monitor your success.

Take your first step towards joining our lively team by finding out more on our jobs page

Application Deadline: 15/02/2019 (noon)
£22,595 pro rata, 21 hours per week (2 year fixed term contract)

Tag: FDAMH, Volunteering
29/01/2019 at 8:52 am



David McClements completes final term as Chair

Board Members

The team at FDAMH were sad to say farewell to FDAMH’s Chair, David McClements, this week as he chaired his final Board Meeting and AGM.

David has provided ten years of service on FDAMH’s Board and, at the AGM, he highlighted the great changes he has seen since he joined in 2008. In particular, David noted how much more willing people are to talk about their mental health and seek support from organisations like FDAMH. This is reflected in the continued growth in demand that FDAMH has experienced through all the years of David’s tenure.

With this in mind, David mentioned the importance of FDAMH’s efforts to find new premises and the role of funders and partners, old and new, to help us achieve this vision.

David also expressed his gratitude to volunteers for the hugely valuable work that they do.

We are pleased to reveal that David will continue supporting FDAMH in another volunteer role, although his excellent contribution to the work of the Board will be missed.

At the AGM we were delighted to have Hollie Houghton and Chris Gray appointed as new Board Members. Angus MacVicar, serving on FDAMH’s board since 2013 has been appointed as FDAMH’s new Chair.

If you would like to find out more about volunteering at FDAMH please visit our Volunteer Page.

(Pictured left, David McClements, right, Angus MacVicar)

Tag: FDAMH, Volunteering
12/10/2018 at 10:36 am



Keen Gardener? Opportunity to help our High Street gardeners

Flowers

FDAMH seeks a Gardening Group Volunteer to oversee and support a group of around 6-8 people within Falkirk to advise and support them in aspects of gardening, planting and maintaining a garden bed located in the High Street in Falkirk.

As well as our aim to reduce social isolation for those who attend, it is also to give people the opportunity to find a new interest, or re-engage with an old one, whilst being supported.

The group hope to meet one afternoon a week, for 2or 3 hours during the Spring and Summer, reducing to once a fortnight as Autumn moves into Winter. The group will run for 12 months, with a hope that the group is ongoing, with new members. If you are reliable with good communication skills, some gardening knowledge and able to commit to the programme we would love to hear from you.

Please get in touch with Morag Fullard at FDAMH to find out more, or you’ll find an application form on our Volunteering Page

Tag: Activities, Volunteering
02/10/2018 at 10:31 am



FDAMH seeks volunteer eventing receptionists

Evening receptionists are vital, helping us to extend support and services to people whose commitments mean they can’t get help from FDAMH during the day.

Are you someone who is reliable and able to provide evening reception and administration support? With a welcoming and understanding nature the successful applicant will help to ensure the smooth running of appointments and provide reception service for people attending meetings and appointments. Full training for this role will be provided.

Not ‘just’ an admin role – your efforts will help us to reach out to people when they need it, and hopefully before they become overwhelmed.

If you’re interested in this role please contact Morag Fullard at FDAMH by calling 01324 671600.

Tag: Volunteering
18/09/2018 at 9:41 am