ASA is a local charity and was founded in 1996. We provide an independent advocacy service for people living in Aberdeen City.
We help people to have a voice, to gain information to help them make choices and to help them feel better prepared and able to engage with social care, health care and housing and educational professionals. Our values are at the core of the work we do together with those we support. Advocacy Service Aberdeen believes in: Independence; A Non-Judgemental approach; Inclusion; Respect; Person Centred; Confidentiality; Team work; Empowerment.
If you have some spare time to offer and feel you have the skills and qualities to support the work we do, we would like to hear from you.
The work we do is carried out Monday to Friday between 9:00am-5:00pm.
There are many ways you can support our organisation, this includes : –
*Gathering feedback and Service Evaluations - Contacting people who use the service to ask them about their experience of using the service. This could be carried out in person, by phone or via a video call.
*Supporting our Collective Advocacy Groups - this would include meeting patients at Royal Cornhill Hospital; People who live in supported or shared accommodation; Expert by experience group who share their personal views and experiences of using Aberdeen City Health & Social Care provision.
*Administrative/Clerical - Helping us with admin and clerical tasks. Supporting case work / referrals in the following areas: Carers, Domestic Abuse, Mental Health, Autism, Learning Disabilities, Older Adults (65+), Older Adults Mental Health, Self-Directed Support or Problematic Substance Use.
If your values are aligned with ours and you have the time to give to support a local charity in your community, we would love to hear from you.
Currently we are particularly interested in people who would be looking to volunteer in the following roles:
- Domestic Abuse Service Volunteer
- Administrator Volunteer
To find out more about our volunteering opportunities please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Joanne Grant at email: email@example.com or telephone 01224 332366.
Further details are also available at https://www.advocacy.org.uk/volunteer/
We are looking for more people to join our incredible team of volunteers who provide information, guidance, emotional support and practical assistance to help anyone affected by crime, including victims, witnesses their families and friends. This may take place in person, online, and in court.
By choosing to volunteer with Western Isles Citizen Advice Service you'll be giving something truly valuable back to your community. As a charity, our volunteers are essential to allow us to deliver the important work we do.
There are a broad range of volunteering roles available within Western Isles CAS, so you can use your skills, knowledge and experience where it matters most from adviser roles to behind the scenes support we will let you choose were you think you'll make the greatest impact.
What are the benefits?
Volunteering is a fantastic way to stay active and involved in the local community. As a new member we will instantly make you feel at home. Let's not forget the feel good factor too! Giving people the information and advice they need to turn their lives around is very rewarding. As well as making a difference you can also learn valuable skills . 42% of our volunteers go on to further education or employment. As an adviser you will be part of the wider network and will have access to ongoing training and development. If you would like to volunteer with us or find out more we would love to hear from you!
We are looking for someone to come in to our office to provide Admin Support, your role would be offering general administrative support, ideally you should have Good IT Skills and be familiar with Microsoft packages such as Word and Excel, you be able to manage and prioritise multiple tasks. Office tasks include: Handling incoming and outgoing mail, check and detail office supplies for re-ordering. Manage HYS documentation and update office documents. Printing and distribution of materials to parents, assisting with research and any day to day admin tasks needed.
Are you friendly, organised, and passionate about helping others?
St John Scotland is looking for volunteer Coordinators to support our Patient Transport service in Ayrshire.
The service will support people living with chronic kidney disease to access dialysis treatment at the University Hospital in Ayr.
Dialysis treatment must be given three times a week, and for patients who would otherwise rely on taxi or ambulance transport, the St John Scotland service means they have a reliable, friendly service they can depend on.
The service is currently in development, with an expected launch date in Autumn 2022. We are keen to recruit volunteers in good time so we can provide a reliable service to patients from the offset.
As a volunteer Patient Transport Coordinator, you will be the main link between the team of volunteer drivers and the NHS renal unit, ensuring the service runs smoothly and efficiently.
You will work alongside another volunteer Coordinator to manage volunteer schedules, support volunteer driver recruitment and induction, and manage administration and record keeping for the service.
This is an ideal role for you if you want to make a real difference by helping people in your community. It's a role with a lot of responsibility, but one that brings a lot of reward.
The role would be most suitable to someone who can commit around 5 hours a week, but can also be flexible with their time as there may be occasions when the Coordinator is required to respond to short-notice changes to patient journeys or volunteer availability.
We are looking for someone who is based in Ayrshire who is familiar with the local area.
Applicants will be required to undergo a PVG check as part of the recruitment process.
If you're organised, capable and keen to make a difference, we'd love to hear from you.
Min volunteering tasks:
Volunteering alongside the other Volunteer Patient Transport Coordinator to:
• Communicate regularly with volunteer drivers and create a shift rota considering changes in volunteers’ availability
• Liaise and maintain relationships with the Renal Unit to ensure that patient information is up to date
• Support the volunteer driver recruitment process by taking part in volunteer interviews and inductions
A Caseworker is someone who carries out work for the Royal Air Force Association on a voluntary basis by gathering information, asking questions and completing necessary forms and by doing so, you will make a real difference. You will also work closely with the Area Welfare Officer to complete each case successfully.
What’s in it for you
This is an opportunity to play a key role in helping the RAF Association deliver valuable support to members of the RAF community and their families. You will receive ongoing support provided by both the Volunteering and Case working Team. Upon completion of the training course, you will achieve a Level 2 Information and Advice qualification accredited through the AIM Qualification and Assessment Group. Further/refresher training is also available.
A range of volunteering opportunities available including:
- staffing the front desk
- showing people around our Discovery Centre
- maintaining the display tanks
- DIY & maintenance of grounds
Our team of events planners and community engagers are looking for some admin support to create a structured filing system on SharePoint to meet our admin needs.
We are looking for a friendly volunteer for a period of 8 – 12 weeks to create a structured filing system on SharePoint. You will be working with the National Lead to create an efficient and effective system.
The opportunity is based in our Govan base and will be 1 day a week. Preferably a Wednesday but we are flexible. You will be working with a friendly bunch of people who will provide support as and when needed.
We're looking for someone with vast knowledge of Microsoft office 365 applications especially SharePoint. Someone who is friendly and confident and has excellent people skills.
Volunteers must be over 18 years old.
Volunteers must be available to work one full day from our office in Edinburgh per week for about three to four months. They should have good IT and communication skills. Must be aiming to secure employment in the UK or further education for themselves.
LINKnet Mentoring is a voluntary sector charitable organisation that provides support for minority ethnic people on employment, education admissions, personal development and health and wellbeing through various projects. We have many vacancies for volunteers in different categories to provide online or face-to-face support. If you are keen to participate in the voluntary work, please email Dissa.