Searchlight Scotland runs a restoration programme and supported accommodation for women whose lives have been affected by human trafficking, addiction, abuse and other life controlling issues
We are recruiting volunteers to help us in our mission. In particular we would like to reach out to students who are currently studying psychology, social work or health care. However, anyone who is enthusiastic, caring and passionate about helping make a difference in people’s lives is what we are looking for the most.
Our volunteers will mainly be based in our safe house assisting with aspects such as:
• Assisting with the running of the safe house
• Take women to appointments
• Help women learn life skills in a practical way
• Encourage independence
• Encourage participation in activities
• Help run informal activities
• Document all events and handover
Our amazing volunteers provide us with their time, passion and energy, helping us to continue supporting the vulnerable people we serve in our community. In return, our volunteers have been able to:
· gain new skills and confidence
· enhance their CV and employability
· meet new people
· get training and support
· make a difference
If you wish to volunteer or for any further details please contact Eva D’ Amico, Volunteer Coordinator at email: email@example.com or telephone.: 07927371717. More details are also available at our website: https://www.searchlightscotland.org/volunteer
Bonnymuir Green Community Trust is a thriving community owned green space and registered charity. We have a productive, managed community garden, a social hub and cafe, which is led, developed and sustained by local volunteers. We encourage all members of the public to meet and share in a space that is accessible, providing the community with a mix of educational and social activities, encouraging fun, good health, wellbeing and sustainable living.
Our aim is that Bonnymuir Green Community Trust develops and uses the site of the former Bonnymuir Green Bowling Club as an asset, owned by and operated for the benefit of the community. Our vision is to create an urban sustainability hub. All residents in our community and beyond will be encouraged to use it as a social hub where the emphasis is on promoting greener, carbon reducing lifestyle.
To assist in this and the continued exciting developments at Bonnymuir Green Community Trust we are seeking new Board Members, particularly people with HR or finance experience and/or a background in the community/third sector. If interested please contact John Wigglesworth at email John.Wigglesworth@bgct.co.uk for more information.
Further details about Bonnymuir Green Community Trust are also available at http://www.bgct.co.uk/
The Allotment Market Stall provides good-quality, well-priced, locally grown fruit and vegetables and reduces waste. We have opportunities this season for volunteers to be a part of developing our nature friendly market garden. To join in with the cultivation of a nature friendly market garden (approx. 2 hours Friday lunchtime or Sunday afternoon throughout the year. We are flexible regarding how many shifts. It can be every week or just a one off according to your availability). Would suit someone who enjoys outdoors and nature and wants to be part of a community project promoting local food growing.
Main tasks involve:
• Help make and plant up our no dig beds.
• Sowing seeds and looking after them.
• Planting and tending fruit and veg.
• Garden maintenance and DIY.
Full training will be given. Volunteers will be accompanied and supported at all times.
This is a great opportunity to:
• Make a difference in your city and the environment.
• Be a part of a community of growers.
• Learn gardening skills.
For more details please contact us at email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a fantastic opportunity to use current child care and hospitality skills or to develop new ones. The playgroup is well attended and is a wonderful atmosphere.
Duties include helping with setting out toys, craft activities, snacks and occasional help with teas and coffees for parents/carers.
There is opportunity to develop skills in leading craft, story time and games if desired. Volunteers would engage with the children during free play, being mindful of health and safety, modelling sharing, praising children's creative ideas etc. Volunteers would be warm and welcoming to parents and carers encouraging them to engage in play with their children and stepping in to play while parents/carers have a chance for a cuppa. Duties also include tidying up, cleaning the assigned toy set , and putting away toys and crafts.
This is a joyful, fun team who work hard to ensure the children and families have a positive and enjoyable experience while they are with us. You would be a welcome member of our team. This is a term time opportunity on Thursday's. The group runs from 1pm until 2:30pm. Volunteers are needed from 12:30 until 3pm each week.
If you are interested in helping and for more details please contact Claire van Geete, Children and Families Development Worker at email: CVanGeete@churchofscotland.org.uk or tel.: 07526465105.
The aim of our small charity is to improve the physical, emotional and social wellbeing of those who feel isolated and also to offer support to those living with dementia, as well as their carers. We offer a Befriending Service for older people as well as dementia cafés in local communities.
We are looking for someone to develop a new website and to review and improve our IT and email set-up. You will need IT skills and experience of website development as well as practical experience and knowledge. We are a team of three who have limited technical expertise so we need someone with the necessary skills to liaise and communicate with us in simple English! We are very enthusiastic about what we do and try to find the fun in things, but IT issues are SO not fun for us and we need help!
This is a great opportunity for someone to develop and showcase their IT skills. It could suit someone who finds themselves with spare time and who would like to offer our charity the benefit of their experience.
For an informal chat to find out more information about what’s involved, please call Ruth on 07423 071448 or email us at email@example.com
Everyone can feel lonely and isolated at times, especially if experiencing hardship.
In response to the effects of loneliness and isolation on peoples wellbeing (physical, emotional, social and mental health), that the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated, TLC have responded to this need and further developed our befriending service to combat the loneliness and isolation felt by many in our city.
Our expertly trained and compassionate volunteers not only provide a lifeline to people, in the form of friendship, but also a helping hand to reconnect to the community, bringing joy and passion back into people’s lives.
If you would like to be a beacon of hope to someone in need, please do apply to join our fantastic team of volunteers. For further information please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Open up in the Centre, put out toys, welcome parents and carers, make tea/coffee, offer support and include new people, clear up and tidy up at end of session. This always works well when there is a wee team of volunteers, it is a great way to support parents. You don't have to be a parent to volunteer, but if you do have wee ones it is all done with them there and around them.
For further details please contact Victoria Ellis at email: email@example.com
We’re looking for enthusiastic volunteers who wish to gain some valuable experience at Nuart Aberdeen 2022. Our volunteers are an essential part of Nuart Festival and contribute to all areas of the production and events programme. We are looking for event staff, runners, artist assistants, drivers, production crew and admin/marketing support for the festival. There is no need for any training or previous experience as you will be fully briefed by the Nuart Team for your shifts.
We create dynamic schedules for our volunteers so you can try your hand at more than one role and get a well-rounded experience at the festival. Production will take place from around 1-9 June, with the launch weekend programme running 9-12 June. Our volunteer sign up form will ask you to indicate your areas of interest and your availability so we can allocate shifts and roles. This is a relaxed and fun volunteer opportunity and we really look forward to working with you soon!
-Summary of the volunteer roles we need help on:
-Event volunteers: Our launch weekend features a wide variety of public and private events such as receptions, film screenings, walking tours, a street art conference and workshops and we need volunteers to help all of these run smoothly. We need friendly people for this who are happy to deal with the public and the bonus is you get to enjoy the event too!
-Artist Assistants Volunteers: Our artists tend to create large works of art and will need a helping hand. This could include anything from working directly with the artist to paint their mural, helping set up their supplies and get them tools, and even assisting on our lunch runs. This is a multi-faceted role, where having a creative bone in your body is helpful.
-Volunteer Drivers: Artists and crew may need to be driven and collected from sites around town, including to the airport and back. Do you have your driver’s license and access to your own vehicle? This role is for you. Drivers are very important to us, as we are guests in your city and need a hand.
-Production Volunteers: Assisting artists and producers with the production of artwork on the street. This includes a huge amount of variety, and you will get a hands-on understanding of what it takes to work in production.
-Volunteer Runners: There are a million little tasks that go into a production like Nuart. Runners are our chaos pilots that work in every part of the production and are happy to pitch in and get things done as needed!
-Marketing and Admin Support Volunteers: With lots to do in the lead up to the festival this role could include office based work getting things sorted and tasks such as flyering in the days leading up to the launch weekend to make sure the people of Aberdeen know Nuart Aberdeen is happening!
-What's in it for you?
• Free entry on selected events
• Festival t-shirt
• Food and drinks the day you're working
• Valuable experience
• The chance to make some wonderful new pals!
• Work/volunteer references can be supplied on request
*To sign up as a volunteer please complete the form at: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeR-zcPfb1h4_qLwG8vkaU8F4Ievz6poLZ-lCUWdA8SHtgJcw/viewform
*If you have any specific questions on volunteering, please contact us at email: firstname.lastname@example.org Otherwise we'll be in touch in the coming weeks to organise shifts and tell you more about the festival!
*For more information on Nuart Aberdeen 2022, please visit the Nuart Aberdeen website - https://2022.nuartaberdeen.co.uk/
*Aberdeen volunteers needed for NSPCC’s flagship Childhood Day*
NSPCC Scotland is bringing people in Aberdeen together this summer to have fun while helping to protect children from abuse and neglect.
Childhood Day, which is on June 10, is the NSPCC’s landmark charity day where families, friends and colleagues fundraise and take action to help keep children safe.
To help make this the best Childhood Day yet, the NSPCC is appealing for volunteers on Friday 10 and Saturday 11 June at the ASDA Beach Superstore from 10am until 6pm.
Caroline Renton, Supporter Fundraising Manager for NSPCC Scotland, said:
“Last year, the NSPCC Helpline made 897 referrals to agencies in Scotland about child abuse and neglect concerns - an average of two referrals a day. With the support of local people here in Aberdeen, we can take action against child abuse, and raise funds to ensure young people always have someone to turn to. We need volunteers to help at our Aberdeen collection, so please contact us if you’re able to give your time, energy and enthusiasm. It would be great if you could spare a couple of hours to help us. Together we can make all the difference for children. Or you may prefer to set up a fundraising event. Whether you’re organising a sponsored kickabout in the park, a board game, a musical get-together or an online gaming tournament, we want your help to get the UK playing and to raise money to help us keep children safe from abuse.”
-To help with a collection, visit: www.nspcc.org.uk/support-us/events-fundraising/childhood-day/volunteer/
-If you want to do your own fundraising, then visit https://www.nspcc.org.uk/childhoodday for a fundraising pack.
-For any further information please feel welcome to also email us at CHDVolunteering@NSPCC.org.uk
**All our volunteering activities are outdoors and managed carefully with covid in mind**
Are you passionate about cycling? Do you have an interest in bike maintenance? Volunteer with I Bike!
I Bike is a really fun and rewarding project to volunteer with that offers plenty of opportunities to get outdoors for cycling-related activities, boost the CV, gain experience of work with children and young people, meet new people and learn new skills.
In Aberdeen, we're particularly looking for people who are interested in bike maintenance. Maybe you want to improve your existing skills, get some practice alongside others or put your expertise to good use! Training and support is provided for all levels.
I Bike is a schools programme which aims to help children and young people become more active through taking part in cycling and walking activities. You would be volunteering alongside a dedicated I Bike Officer in schools. Our maintenance sessions are called Dr Bike where we set up a workshop in the school grounds to fix children's bikes. But there are plenty of other activities we run for children such as learn to cycle, playground cycle skills, led bike rides, led walks and much more!
Hear from some of our fantastic volunteers via our website at https://ibike.sustrans.org.uk/home/volunteers/
We advocate for volunteering for all - please talk to us if you have any accessibility requirements or other specific requirements.
A fantastic opportunity to help. All volunteers make a real difference and are greatly appreciated. For further details please contact Anna Whealing, Project Officer, I Bike Volunteering, Sustrans Scotland at email: Anna.Whealing@sustrans.org.uk