RSVP (Forth Valley)

• Working with volunteers aged 50+
• Delivering a wide range of activities to benefit the local communities
• Activities are based on volunteers’ skills and interests, or local needs

The Retired and Senior Volunteering Programme (RSVP) in Forth Valley provides volunteering opportunities primarily for the 50+ age group. Forth Valley covers Stirling, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire Council areas. Groups are run by volunteer organisers with support from a Membership secretary. The organisers’ group meets quarterly with the Delivery Leader at Volunteering Matters.

In general projects undertaken by RSVP groups are self-funded through local fundraising and grants. RSVP Forth Valley relies on local grant funding groups such as the Rotary, and occasional donations.

Volunteering Matters provides insurance for RSVP groups and operational support including support towards the creation of new projects. There is some in-kind support from the NHS and local Councils for hospital and school volunteers. All Walk leaders are trained by Paths for All.

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Activities run by the project include:

Our volunteers provide support for patients, visitors and staff in a wide range of inpatient and out-patient services across the NHS Forth Valley Health Board.

Volunteers support children in several primary schools across all three Council areas with aspects of their learning such as reading, classwork or anything else suggested by the teacher.

Trained walk leaders provide a programme of walks of varying degrees of difficulty on 4days per week, across Stirling and Clackmannanshire. A new schedule is published every quarter.

All Walk leaders are trained by Paths for All.

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April – June 2024

Two groups meet approximately every three months in Dunblane and Alloa. They bring in items they have knitted that are then distributed to a wide range of local and international organisations. Wool is provided free of charge.

Current volunteering opportunities

Handyperson (Stirlingshire & Clackmannanshire)

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Handyperson Organiser (Stirlingshire & Clackmannanshire)

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Schools Volunteer (Forth Valley)

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Knitting Group Volunteer (Forth Valley)

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NHS Volunteer (Forth Valley)

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School Organiser (Stirling & Clackmannanshire)

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Walking Group Member (Stirling & Clackmannanshire)

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