Volunteer resources

RESOURCES AND FORMS

The intention of these resources is for the volunteer to be able to provide information on sources of support, advice or activities to clients when they request it (sign posting). Volunteers should not attempt to give any advice they are unsure of without contacting CARDS staff first.

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

All Rowan Alba services open their doors to you and we encourage you to explore and be curious about all that goes in our world. All services will be happy to invite you along for a introductory session so please feel free to enquire.

ON CALL ROTA

Rowan Alba On Call Rota is on hand to deal with any emergency situation that may occur during your visit with your client.  From time to time we may need to make changes to this rota so please remember that it is your responsibility to check who is on call before your appointments.

VOLUNTEER TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

‘Rowan Learning Centre’ delivers high quality, affordable, qualifications and training to staff and volunteers from Rowan Alba and other Third sector organisations across Scotland.

The professional and personal development of every member of the Rowan Alba team is key to our core values and philosophy, and Rowan Learning Centre will be offering bespoke learning opportunities appropriate to all of the people who allow Rowan Alba to flourish, you.

PEER SUPPORT

At CARDS we have recently included a PEER SUPPORT element to complement the range of the support that we can offer. This step was taken in response to feedback received from our volunteers and Clients who felt that the sharing of “Lived Experience” in the correct context would be beneficial in supporting positive change.

SUPPORT, SUPERVISION AND IMPORTANT DATES

As a CARDS Volunteer you have agreed to attend at least one supervision session a month as part of your role. We have made several dates available throughout the year (twice a month), you can either attend a CARDS group supervision or an Adam Burley Supervision session or both. You also have the opportunity for one to one supervision sessions on request.

CARDS Volunteer Resources

The intention of this list is for the volunteer to be able to provide information on sources of support, advice or activities to clients when they request it (sign posting). Volunteers should not attempt to give any advice they are unsure of without contacting CARDS staff first.

Please ensure that if any incident occurs or any situation arises that the volunteer is unsure of it should be immediately reported to the CARDS staff (or on-call out of office hours).

In the event of an emergency the CARDS volunteer should contact emergency services immediately on 999.