Forth Valley Migrant Support Network

Get Involved  Project
 

Get involved! Make a difference....
  

Forth Valley Migrant Support Network is currently delivering a three - year project funded by the Scottish Government through the Voluntary Action Fund. Its aim is to develop the Network’s volunteer management, increase the diversity of the people involved in the organisation and improve employability of the migrant communities in Falkirk area. The project will also address the issue with the social isolation that some of migrant community might face. The project will enable migrant people (especially newly arrived, unemployed, stay-at-home housewives, people with language barriers) to develop relationships with others who they might not have met otherwise and will help them to integrate with their peer group, by making friends with and through the volunteering.
     
 

Why volunteer?

 
Volunteer for us will give you the opportunity to:
  • learn new skills
  • gain practical experience of working with local communities in an office environment
  • develop personal and social skills
  • build your self-confidence
  • meet new friends
  • improve your English language skills
  • overcome social isolation and increase social network
  • make your time in the UK a positive experience
 
 
 
Our volunteers gain practical work experience in office administration, information research, community development work, project management, event organising.
 
We offer in-house training on the various services we provide as well as access to external training opportunities with CPAG Scotland. In order to provide adequate training to our volunteers, we ask that they commit to a minimum of 1 day each week during the course of a 3-6-month placement. 
 
Our volunteers are the cornerstone of our services and our work is based on the kind contribution and the commitment of people wanting to make a difference to someone's life.
 
 
What can I do?  

We have many different opportunities for your talents and interests. You can help organise an Annual General Meeting or provide general assistance at projects’ activities, gather information, write news features and more.  We welcome and value every volunteer, from all walks of life.  
We are constantly recruiting for new volunteers and the following are a list of skills and support that we are currently looking for: 
 
Language Support Volunteers
 
Our bi-lingual volunteers provide translation assistance (verbal and written)
to our service users whose understanding of English is limited.  
Office Assistance Volunteers
 
Volunteers assist with day-to-day running
of the office and undertake various clerical
duties.
Communication & Publicity Volunteers
 
Volunteers design and distribute publicity
materials and promote the organisation
and our services via social media. 
 
 
 
Casework & Integration Volunteers
 
Volunteers provide guidance and practical
support to ensure client access the
services and support they need to rebuild
their lives in the UK, including applying for
benefits and housing, opening bank
accounts, registering with a GP and
accessing health support.
Projects’ Activities Volunteers
 
Volunteers help to run various projects’
activities and workshops, providing
assistance to the facilitator, guiding and
looking after participants and guest
speakers.
Digital Inclusion Volunteers
 
Volunteers support service users of all ages
to get online and build the skills, motivation and confidence needed to use the internet safely in everyday life. Volunteers also assist service users with writing CVs, filling job application forms, online job searching, preparing for job interview.  
 
 
 
Event Organiser Volunteers
 
Volunteers assist with planned events from
venue selection and preparation to
promotion and invitation.  
Fundraising Volunteers
 
Volunteers assist with grants research
and identifying potential funders, writing
funding applications, developing
fundraising event ideas.  
Membership of the Committee
 
Volunteers play a vital role in governance
and overseeing the organisation's work
by ensuring the proper procedures and
policies are in place to manage it
effectively.  
 
 
Whatever your interests, experience or skills, we have a role for you, and we will train, mentor and support you in whatever role you choose to do.
 
How to apply?
Interested applicants need to send in their CV and completed Volunteer Application Form.
 
 
For more information call our Volunteer Coordinator on 01324 489990 or email: volunteer@fvmigrantsupport.com
 
 
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Forth Valley Migrant Support Network! 


 
 
 
VOLUNTEER OPEN DAY
FRIDAY 9th NOVEMBER 2018
10am - 2pm
 

When it comes to boosting your skills, making new friends and improving your health, there is nothing quite like volunteering. Giving some of your spare time – whether it is an hour or two once a week or several days a month – to help a good cause has been shown to do all of this and more while providing vital support to help community              organisations like Forth Valley Migrant Support Network.

 
 



 
Address:
 
Office 12
Newhouse Business Park
Newhouse Road
Grangemouth
FK3 8LL
 
Telephone:
Office:  01324 489990       
Mobile: 0751 2025100
 
Email:
info@fvmigrantsupport.com
 
Opening Hours for clients:
 
Tuesday        9am - 1pm
Wednesday    9am - 1pm
Thursday       9am - 1pm
 
Or by appointment
Job Club:
Friday 10am - 12pm
 
Computer Classes:
Friday 1pm - 3pm
Learn Together women's group meeting
 
every Thursday
10am -11:15am