SSAFA - The Armed Forces Charity (Grampian Branch)
Would you like to support people who have served in the Armed Forces? You don’t need a military background, just the ability to listen, some basic I.T skills and good written and spoken English. If so, this could be the role for you.
*What is a caseworker?
Caseworkers visit clients to work out what type of help they need. Next, they find the right sources of support and arrange for clients to access it. This might be funds for special equipment for someone with a disability, adaptions to a property so an older client can remain at home or funds for a rental deposit. Caseworkers also sign-post clients onto specialist local services for advice on benefits, housing, mental health, debt, finding work etc.
*Why do we need you?
Volunteer Caseworkers are the lifeblood of SSAFA, supporting a growing number of people in need of financial, practical and emotional support. Clients come from all backgrounds and age groups and may have served in WW2 or in a more recent conflict like Iraq or Afghanistan. Our trained volunteers listen without judgement to assess and provide tailored support to help people navigate life in and beyond military service. We need you to join your local SSAFA team to help us achieve this.
*When would you be needed and where would you be based?
The essential part of the role is visiting clients, so you will need access to a vehicle or another way to travel to meet clients at home or in a care home setting.
*What does this role involve?
• Contacting clients and arranging to meet them at a mutually convenient time
• Meeting clients and completing a form to assess their circumstances
• Sign-posting clients onto local services providing specialist advice
• Applying on the client’s behalf to military and non-military sources of charitable funding
• Keeping in touch with the client so they know how their case is progressing
• Keeping in touch with your branch so they know your availability
• Volunteering within the standards and values of SSAFA including observing our policies such as the Volunteering policy and data protection policy (these will be covered in your training and local induction).
A great opportunity to help. All help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated.
If you wish to volunteer/for further details please contact Julie Silva (Branch Secretary, Grampian) at email: Julie.Silva@grampian.ssafa.org.uk or telephone: 07879846200.
We are a local charity in Aberdeen (Registered Charity SC049024). We raise vital funds for Orchard Brae school which is a school for children with multiple and complex additional support needs. More information is available at https://orchardbrae.aberdeen.sch.uk/parents/friends-of-orchard-brae/ and www.facebook.com/friendsoforchardbrae
We are seeking a treasurer, a valuable part of the committee which is made up purely of volunteers. This is a great opportunity to enhance the education of children with disabilities. All help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated.
For more information please contact Lisa Simons (Chairperson) at email email@example.com or telephone 07708801886.
We have a fantastic opportunity for people to volunteer with the PATH - Prejudice and Solidarity Archived Through History Project as a Community Researcher.
You will help research and share local history in Aberdeen with a focus on minority ethnic groups’ perceptions and experience of equality, social justice, solidarity, and prejudice.
You will guide the project research questions and influence the direction of the project through your participation in various group discussions and workshops.
The principal volunteering activities will be to:
• investigate physical and digital archives in Aberdeen, newspapers, museums collections and other sources to find information on the history of prejudice and solidarity in Aberdeen.
• record, document and transcribe interviews with members of minority ethnic groups.
• reach out to your community and find relevant historical events and testimonies to record
Through volunteering as a Community Researcher you will also:
• gain experience and skills related to heritage research.
• help diversify archives in Aberdeen and surrounding areas by sharing minority ethnic groups’ history.
• learn how to conduct interviews sensitively following ethical principles.
• have access to funded opportunities for further training and development in relation to local heritage and history.
• relevant training and excellent support is provided to all volunteers.
A tremendous opportunity to assist with an exciting project. All help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated.
For more information please contact Louise Henrard (PATH Project Co-ordinator) at email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Development Volunteers we need you !!!!!!!!!
We are looking for a person(s) to serve as a board member on the Management Board of HALLA (Harlaw Area Lifelong Learning Association).
The board run daytime and evening classes at Kaimhill Learning Centre (Garthdee).
Main tasks and duties include:
-Attend our monthly Board meetings
-Taking notes and prepare a monthly report for the Board meeting.
-Identifying the learning needs of the local community with the Board
-Assist in sourcing funding
A fantastic opportunity to help and make a difference for the community. Your volunteering would be much appreciated, you would be a great addition to our tremendous Board!!!
For further details please contact Giuseppina Caligiuri, HALLA Vice Chair at email Hallaassociation@gmail.com or telephone: 01224 498164.
We also have a FB page (@HALLACommunity) where you can see some of our activities and tutored classes.
We are looking for a supportive and enthusiastic person with lived experience of mental health and/or learning disability who would like to be part of the MHLD PEG (Mental Health Learning Disability Public Empowerment Group) who wants to influence the changes happening in mental health and learning disability services, We're looking for someone who is - aware of and able to represent the views of others - passionate about representing the voice of lived experience · wants to be a part of changing services and supporting transformation · able to support the Chair (Person) - happy to lead a PEG meeting (with support) in the absence of the Chair · able to attend the agenda setting meeting where possible (30 minutes online days ahead of the PEG meeting) · able to do occasional other bits and pieces.
A fantastic opportunity to assist and make a real difference. For more details please contact: Cate Garrow, Public Empowerment Officer Mental Health Learning Disability, NHS Grampian Public Involvement Team at email email@example.com
We have opportunities to join our brilliant team of volunteers to help us at our offices at 33-35 Carnie Drive, Aberdeen, AB25 3AN (has free parking/good public transport access). We have opportunities for you to assist in any tasks you can ranging from assisting with reception duties, person our phone in the office, support initial and general enquiries and be a friendly, supportive voice and face to those who call and attend at our office.
Whatever amount of time you can provide is massively welcomed. Excellent support and relevant training is provided to all volunteers and all help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated.
If you think this may suit you, please get in touch, give us a call on 01224 277900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
*Volunteer with Charlie House and give the gift of time*
Thousands of volunteers across the North-east of Scotland make an amazing contribution to the third sector and provide vital hours of support to charities and the families which they support. Our volunteers are an integral and invaluable part of Team Charlie House. Every single hour they contribute makes a difference to the babies, children, young people and families we support.
As we develop our range of services to support even more families across the region, we are looking to expand our team of Charlie House volunteers. Some of our volunteers gift an occasional hour or two, some a whole day, and some make a regular commitment every week or month. We have a wide range of volunteering opportunities available for each and every individual, based on their available time.
To find out more about volunteering with Charlie House and the full range of current ways you can help and make a real difference through volunteering please visit: https://www.charliehouse.org.uk/support-us/volunteer-with-us/ or contact us at E Mail: email@example.com
We are looking for individuals to take up an exciting opportunity to support the delivery of the vaccination programme for COVID-19 and Flu vaccines in Aberdeen city. Working with the team at the Aberdeen City Vaccination Centre in the former John Lewis site in the city centre, you will be an integral part of the team supporting the flow of patients through the centre and providing help to the public where required.
Duties will include greeting patients as they attend the centre, assisting those with mobility issues as they move through the centre, and escorting patients to other areas (i.e. toilet facilities) where required. You may also be asked to help with restocking of supplies, assist with queue management, and support the team with other tasks where required.
All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated.
For more information please contact Ali Macaulay, Support Manager at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 07790 713260.
The Archie Foundation exists to make the difference for children and their families accessing local NHS healthcare and in bereavement. By working with our NHS colleagues, child development and childcare professionals, Archie provides a lifeline of support for local children and their families.
Whatever age you are, and whatever your background is, if you have an interest in supporting the work that we do we would love to hear from you! There are many activities that volunteers can help us with, here are just a few examples:
• Place and gather back in our collection cans – lots of pennies soon mount up and make a huge difference.
• Administrative support in our donor care office – writing thank you letters and cards to let our donors know how appreciated they are.
• Volunteering at events, both on the day and to help us plan for their success.
• Delivering leaflets and putting up posters on community noticeboards.
• Staffing a stall at a local market or community centre to help spread the word about the work we do.
• Speaking on behalf of the charity at community events.
• Assisting with our supporters/groups e.g.: knitting and craft groups who
• Organising your own fundraising events with friends and family.
• Training to become a Volunteer Responder as part of Archie’s Child Bereavement Service team.
All help from people volunteering makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated.
For full details and links for volunteering with us please visit https://archie.org/volunteer/ or email email@example.com
National Childbirth Trust (NCT - Aberdeen City and Shire)
Join our branch team in a 'volunteering from home' role, all done around around your own life. It will probably take a couple of hours a week, checking the branch email account, replying to any enquires.
A great way to support local parents and carers. NCT Aberdeen City and Shire are a local branch of a national charity, we provide support to parents in the first 1000 days. Our groups and support are open to all.
For further details please contact Victoria Ellis at email: firstname.lastname@example.org