City Centre Pop Up

WHEN: 9th – 22nd September

LOCATION: The Thistles Shopping Centre, Marches Mall (Outside HMV)

About

As part of this years Festival of Volunteering in Stirling, Stirlingshire Voluntary Enterprise offered local organisations the chance to take over the Festival Pop Up stand in the Stirling Thistle Shopping Centre to promote their volunteering opportunities, showcase their work and celebrate the work of volunteers, throughout September.

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The stand ‘popped-up’ just outside HMV in the Thistles Shopping Centre, with more than 25 different organisations taking over. Each organisation was allocated a half day slot. View photos from the pop up stall here.

Pop-Up Stall Calendar

WEEK 1:

MORNING SLOT:

FORTH VALLEY SENSORY CENTRE

Forth Valley Sensory Centre, in Camelon, is a place where people with visual or hearing loss and the wider community can access quality services and advice from our partner organisations.

 

AFTERNOON SLOT:

GLENDRICK ROOST

Glendrick Roost Animal Welfare Centre is a small registered Scottish charity who have been exclusively self funded since 2003 and we have successfully carried out our work with a tiny team in incredibly difficult circumstances.

MORNING SLOT:

STIRLING COUNCIL ADULT LEARNING

Adult Learning provide lifelong learning opportunities for adults, particularly working with people at all levels to improve their reading, writing or number skills.

 

AFTERNOON SLOT:

THE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT OF STRATHCARRON HOSPICE

We provide specialist palliative care and expert end of life care for the people of Forth Valley, Cumbernauld and Kilsyth. We care for people with illnesses that cannot be cured including cancer, lung, heart or kidney failure and a range of non-malignant and neurological diseases.

MORNING SLOT:

 

AFTERNOON SLOT:

HEART TO HEART

Heart to Heart offers confidential support to those affected by divorce, separation or relationship breakdown. We can support you whether you are an adult needing support yourself; a young person wanting help to get through your parents’ breakup or a parent or professional looking to refer someone.

MORNING SLOT:

STIRLING SCHOOL OF ENGLISH

The Stirling School of English is a voluntary organisation that aims to provide low-cost English language tuition to all whose first language is not English, regardless of ability, ethnicity and political or religious beliefs. We try to be as flexible as possible to meet students’ needs while maintaining a high standard of learning.

 

AFTERNOON SLOT:

CENTRAL SCOTLAND REGIONAL EQUALITY COUNCIL

Central Scotland Regional Equality Council (CSREC) exists and works to promote  equality; fight hate crime and discrimination; foster good relations and build partnerships in  the Falkirk, Stirling and Clackmannanshire Council areas.

MORNING SLOT:

VOLUNTEERING MATTERS

We develop and deliver high impact volunteer-led solutions across the UK in response to some of the most difficult challenges facing individuals and their communities today.

 

AFTERNOON SLOT:

STIRLING COUNCIL LIBRARIES

Stirling Council’s Library Service, providing top notch libraries from Killin to Strathblane. We have 16 public libraries, two mobile libraries and an Archive.

MORNING SLOT:

MARIE CURIE

We’re here for people living with any terminal illness, and their families, with expert care, guidance & support. We provide care and support for more than 40,000 terminally ill people and their families in the UK each year.

 

AFTERNOON SLOT:

TBA

 

FULL WEEKEND:

THE CUBE

The Cube will be at the Festival Pop-Up the weekend of the 14th and 15th of September, alongside the following organisations.

The Cube is an inclusive platform that everyone can take part in. The Cube sparks creativity and collaboration, which is great for kids/families and friends; The Cube is also for individuals, who want to take part in Scotland largest participatory arts project at present. More info available here.

MORNING SLOT:

LOCH LOMOND & TROSSACHS NATIONAL PARK

Established in July 2002, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park encompasses around 720 sq miles of some of the finest scenery in Scotland. It is an area of contrasts from rolling lowland landscapes in the south to high mountains in the north, and has many lochs and rivers, forests and woodlands.

 

AFTERNOON SLOT:

ACTIVE STIRLING

Active Stirling is a leading provider in the delivery and management of sport, physical activities and facilities in the Stirling area.

FULL WEEKEND:

THE CUBE

The Cube will be at the Festival Pop-Up the weekend of the 14th and 15th of September, alongside the following organisations.

The Cube is an inclusive platform that everyone can take part in. The Cube sparks creativity and collaboration, which is great for kids/families and friends; The Cube is also for individuals, who want to take part in Scotland largest participatory arts project at present. More info available here.

WEEK 2:

MORNING SLOT:

THE ARGYLL AND SUTHERLAND HIGHLANDERS REGIMENTAL MUSEUM

The aim of the Regimental Museum, as an integral part of the rich heritage of the nation, is to preserve, display and interpret for all time the historical records and material culture of The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in order to perpetuate the memory of past and present deeds and men of the Regiment.

 

AFTERNOON SLOT:

QUARRIERS

Quarriers is one of Scotland’s leading social care charities. We provide practical care and support for vulnerable children, adults and families who face extremely challenging circumstances. We challenge poverty and inequality of opportunity to bring about positive changes in people’s lives.

MORNING SLOT:

SCOTTISH NATIONAL RESERVES

The NNR accolade is awarded to the best nature reserves in Scotland. These are places where you can appreciate and be proud of Scotland’s wonderful nature.

All NNRs are home to nationally or internationally important species and habitats.

The reserves must be well managed for wildlife. They are also managed so that people can enjoy these special places. For example, visitor centres and trails are designed so that you can visit and explore without disturbing the habitats or wildlife.

 

AFTERNOON SLOT:

CAT’S PROTECTION

From humble beginnings in 1927, Cats Protection has grown to become the UK’s leading feline welfare charity. We help around 200,000 cats and kittens every year through our network of 250 volunteer-run branches over 30 centres.

Our work doesn’t stop there, however: we also provide an array of cat care information via our publications, website and National Information Line; promote the benefits of neutering to prevent unwanted litters from being born and becoming the abandoned cats of tomorrow and seek to educate people of all ages about cats and their care.

MORNING SLOT:

CAMPHILL BLAIR DRUMMOND

Camphill Blair Drummond is a rural community situated six miles from the historic city of Stirling, Scotland. We offer a home, meaningful activities and opportunities for personal development to adults with learning disabilities and other special needs. In all some 200 people live and work within Camphill Blair Drummond.

 

AFTERNOON SLOT:

HOMESTART STIRLING

Home-Start Stirling supports families from across the local area who have at least one child under the age of five years and are experiencing difficulties.

MORNING SLOT:

FORTH ENVIRONMENT LINK

Forth Environment Link is a Scottish environmental charity, based in the Forth Valley, leading the way on connecting people and place. We support more day to day journeys on foot or by bike; we encourage more local food to be grown and eaten in our communities; and we help increase the lifespan of our everyday items.

 

AFTERNOON SLOT:

FOOD TRAIN STIRLING

Food Train is a registered charity, voluntary organisation and social enterprise. Since 1995 Food Train has been making daily life easier for older people, providing vital services to those who are no longer able to manage independently, through age, ill health, frailty or disability.

MORNING SLOT:

PLUS FORTH VALLEY

PLUS aims to provide a better quality of life for children and young people with disabilities and their families across the Forth Valley through social inclusion and regular short breaks.

PLUS was founded in 1988 by parents and carers, who wanted their children with disabilities to have access to the same social, leisure and recreational activities as their non disabled peers and siblings. These services were initially developed in Stirling, but are now taking place on a smaller scale in Clackmannanshire and Falkirk, supporting parents to have regular short breaks which help to increase the capacity and resilience of families in their caring roles.

 

AFTERNOON SLOT:

THE CONSERVATION VOLUNTEERS (TCV)

We recognise that each community and the people living there have different needs. Whether improving wellbeing, conserving a well-loved outdoor space or bringing people together to promote social cohesion, combat loneliness or enhance employment prospects, TCV works together with communities to deliver practical solutions to the real-life challenges they face.

MORNING SLOT:

INDEPENDENT AGE

Whatever happens as we get older, we all want to remain independent and live life on our own terms. That’s why, as well as offering regular friendly contact and a strong campaigning voice, Independent Age can provide you and your family with clear, free and impartial advice on the issues that matter: care and support, money and benefits, health and mobility.  A charity founded over 150 years ago, we’re independent so you can be.

 

AFTERNOON SLOT:

CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU

Stirling District Citizens Advice Bureau Ltd is here to offer free, impartial and confidential advice to Stirling. We deliver support and guidance on a range of topics, giving people the information they need to deal with any situation and improve their lives.   Every year Stirling District Citizens Advice Bureau works with 6500 clients and helps resolve 10,500 issues. As a registered charity, we rely on donations and the work of our volunteers to continue to provide these important services.

MORNING SLOT:

ABERLOUR CHILDCARE TRUST

Aberlour has a rich history of delivering vital services to vulnerable children, young people and their families. Since our inception as an orphanage in Speyside in 1875 and the formal establishment of Aberlour Child Care Trust in 1976, we have developed a significant reputation for delivering the following services: residential care and fostering, dependency, early years, disability and early intervention youth work.

 

AFTERNOON SLOT:

DYSLEXIA SCOTLAND

We support people affected by dyslexia and campaign on their behalf in many different ways. 

Our mission is to inspire and enable everyone to reach their full potential. To make that happen, we have set four clear goals:

  • provide and promote high quality services to people with dyslexia

  • influence and achieve change at a national and local level

  • give dyslexic people an effective individual and collective voice

  • support our network of branches, members and partners