Forth Valley Migrant Support Network
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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.
 
 

Frequently Asked Questions about volunteering

Got a question about volunteering? Why not check our FAQ's about volunteering before contacting us.
 
 
Get involved! Make a difference....

  


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.
 

So how can I become a Forth Valley Migrant Support Network volunteer?

 
Step 1. Complete our Volunteer Application Form
 
Identify preferred volunteer role, download our  Volunteer Application Form, complete it and send it to us along with your CV.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Step 2. References check
 
Application acknowledged within one to two weeks. We will contact your referees within a few days via email or phone.
Step 3. Interview
 
Successful applicants will be invited to meet with our Volunteer Coordinator for an informal interview (not as scary as it sounds!) to get to know a bit more about you and to determine your interests, training and availability. The object of this interview is to try to match your motivation and expectations to what we need from a volunteer.

Step 4. Induction
 
Successful applicants will be asked to attend an induction (orientation session) where confidentiality, dress code and safety information are reviewed. You will have the opportunity to meet our staff, other volunteers, our services and where you will be volunteering.

Step 5. Training to carry out your volunteer role
 
Depending on role, you may be required to attend and complete additional onsite training with a team member in the department where you’re volunteering.

Step 6. Begin volunteering
 
You can begin volunteering as soon as you have completed the induction and the training for you volunteer role. Your placement will be based on preferences and schedule. Every effort is made to provide you with a rewarding volunteer experience.
Unsuccessful applicants
If unsuccessful in applying for the volunteer role you are interested in, our Volunteer Coordinator will be happy to discuss other opportunities available relevant to your skills, offer the option to re-apply for the next intake or discuss other opportunities with our partners.

 
For more information call our Volunteer Coordinator on 01324 489990 or email: volunteer@fvmigrantsupport.com
 
 
 
Start your volunteer journey with Forth Valley Migrant Support Network! 





Contact Forth Valley Migrant Support Network

ADDRESS
Office 12  
Newhouse Business Park
Newhouse Road
Grangemouth
FK3 8LL

PHONE
Office: 01324 489990 
Mobile: 07512025100
 
EMAIL
info@fvmigrantsupport.com
 
OPENING HOURS for clients:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 
9:00am - 1:00pm
 
Or by appointment
                                                                                        
                    
The support from funders has been crucial to the development of the organisation and we gratefully acknowledge their assistance. Our current projects are funded by: