NEEDS - North East Eating Disorder Support (Scotland) is looking for volunteer facilitators, 1 evening per month, for our monthly support group meeting for those who are suffering from an eating disorder, as well as for our carers who are supporting someone with an eating disorder, either in person or from a distance (e.g., a family member at university or living elsewhere).
Have you suffered from an eating disorder and been fully recovered for at least 2 years, or have you had experience of caring for a family member or friend who has suffered from an eating disorder and who is now fully recovered or who is still suffering from an eating disorder having had it for several years?
If the answer is yes, are you someone who can and is willing to support others in this journey, who can always observe confidentiality, be empathetic, kind, and non-judgemental, be a good listener, be sensitive to those who are not yet able to share, and who can demonstrate the value of self-care. Volunteers should be aware that their social media profiles may be examined to ensure that these are compatible with the aims of our charity.
Meetings are held on the 1st Monday of each month 7.30-9.00pm at The Macrobin Centre, Royal Cornhill, Hospital. All help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated. For further information please contact Irene Kerr, Charity Administrator at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 07789888345.
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.
Scottish Ambulance Service Involving People Network
The Scottish Ambulance Service Infection Control Committee plays a vital role in ensuring ambulance staff are trained to the highest standards and our vehicles maintained in accordance with national cleanliness specifications. We need a volunteer to provide an independent patient’s perspective to assist in this process.
This role will require you to have access to Microsoft Teams and an internet connection. The group meets for four times per year for three hours. Though we cannot pay for attendance, we do pay agreed expenses.
We pride ourselves on providing a very high standard of care and you could play a key role in helping to maintain these standards. Please get in touch here to apply: https://www.scottishambulance.com/contact-us/involving-people-network/
This is an opportunity to directly inform and collaborate with agencies working to reduce suicide in Aberdeen. Community Planning Aberdeen* is working to improve mental wellbeing and has a project focused on raising awareness of how we can all make a difference to reducing suicide.
Improving mental wellbeing is a priority within the North, South and Central Locality plans and our communities through their Plans have identified ideas that could help reduce suicide and improve mental wellbeing.
We now need COMMUNITY CONNECTORS to help make sure the development of this project and the ideas for improvement continue to be informed by and are linked back to our communities.
As a Community Connector you will be the “connection” between the reducing suicide project and your community. You will be supported to provide updates to your Locality Engagement Group (LEG) or Priority Neighbourhood Partnership (PNP) meeting. For more information about the role of a Community Connector and the support that we will offer, please visit https://communityplanningaberdeen.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Community-Connector.pdf
We anticipate that a Community Connector will commit around 3 hours per month at times flexible to suit each Community Connector.
Excellent support and relevant training is provided to all volunteers. Includes:
•An induction from your aligned Locality Lead, Communities Team, or associated organisation
•Training opportunities to support you in this role
• Support from your aligned Locality Lead, Communities Team, or associated Organisation as identified at induction
• Support from a Project Team (made up of partners from across the Community Planning Partnership)
A fantastic opportunity to help and make a difference for the community. All help is greatly appreciated.
For further details please email: LocalityPlanning@aberdeencity.gov.uk
*(Community Planning Aberdeen is the name for your local partnership of public, private and third sector organisations and communities all working together to improve people’s lives across Aberdeen City. We are delivering an ambitious local outcome improvement plan to deliver our vision for Aberdeen - A place where all people can prosper).
The Royal Air Forces Association is the charity that supports the RAF family, looking after the welfare of serving and former-serving personnel and their dependants, helping them in times of need. We exist to ensure that the sacrifices made by those who serve their country in the Royal Air Force does not result in suffering, poverty or loneliness.
*How do we support them?
We provide a wide range of needs-based welfare support. This includes everything from providing home visits and much needed short breaks, to offering advice and, in some cases, financial assistance in times of difficulty.
*Could you give a little time to help others? Join our Volunteer programme today!
Volunteering for the Association is both exciting and rewarding. We offer a variety of exciting roles, each with different tasks and commitment required.
In the Aberdeen area we are currently recruiting volunteer caseworkers.
*What do I get out of volunteering?
There are so many benefits to joining our fantastic team of volunteers, including:
• Giving you the opportunity to learn new skills, increase knowledge and gain experience in other sectors
• Boosting your self-esteem and confidence
• Contributing to a worthy cause by engaging in meaningful activities and by giving back to those who gave so much
• Enhancing personal effectiveness
• Looking great on your CV!
So please get in touch to find out more about how you can help today! You can register on our website at https://rafa.org.uk/give-support/volunteering/ and we will confirm your registration via email. If you have any queries or questions, please do contact us at email@example.com Alternatively, you can call us for a chat about the roles on 0800 018 2361.
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.
Age Scotland Comradeship Circles (Aberdeen & Grampian)
The Comradeship Circles service aims to reduce loneliness by offering older members of the ex-service community the opportunity to enjoy regular group camaraderie by telephone. A Comradeship Circle will host typically six people on the same day and time each week to chat about a range of topics and interests over the phone. A Technical Support Volunteer or Supervisor will be on hand to connect everyone and ensure the call runs smoothly.
We are looking for facilitator volunteers who will join the group phone calls, which last up to an hour, helping to facilitate discussion, developing resources to enrich Circles in response to member's interests. Currently this role is home-based and access to either a landline or mobile is required.
• Main tasks include - Welcoming members to the circle and to facilitate group discussions and ensuring all members have a chance to participate. Creating and developing engaging resources in response to circle participant’s interests.
• Reporting any concerns or issues with the circles to Supervisor.
1-2 hours per week at the same time each week (with some flexibility for cover) over a 6 month minimum period.
For more information please contact Caroline McDonald, Comradeship Circles Coordinator at email: email@example.com or tel.: 0131 378 7206.
There are many benefits of volunteering with the Asthma and Allergy Foundation.
By volunteering you will meet new people, improve your cv, learn new skills and utilise your current ones and contribute to a great cause and have a positive impact on your local community. The culture of the organisation is suited to open minded individuals who have the potential to help build on the good work of the team. Volunteering might mean you learn greater detail about asthma and allergies, which will certainly be a rewarding experience that will enhance your life skills and help improve the quality of life of others.
For volunteers with asthma, it could mean using past experiences and turning them into positive ones by helping others through sharing real-life examples of living with asthma and helping other people learn how to manage their symptoms.
All volunteers are welcomed, make a real difference and are greatly appreciated. For more details please contact us at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 01224 973001.
Inchgarth Community Centre provide a fantastic programme of activities for the community with the tremendous help of volunteers. Inchgarth has over 170 sessions of activity per week-serving every age group and section of the community. As a big and vibrant community centre, we offer a large range of activities for all ages and welcome a range of charities at the community centre.
We have a great opportunity for people to help as Gym/Gentle Exercise Instructor Volunteers. We are looking for people experienced in fitness instruction and/or with gym experience to help people get the best out of the keep fit and gym facilities at the community centre and progress safely. We are also planning sessions targeted at people over 60 years of age.
All volunteers are greatly appreciated and provided with excellent support. Please contact us to find out more, join our amazing team of volunteers and make a real difference in the community: please email: email@example.com / Tel: 01224 325191 / Website: https://www.inchgarth.co.uk/volunteer.html
The Board of Trustees are responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity, developing the charity’s aims, objectives and goals in accordance with the governing document, legal and regulatory guidelines.
While all Trustees always retain their responsibility for the Charity as a whole, some will be chosen for their specific expertise in particular areas and will support and advise the Board on that area of expertise.
• Work together to provide leadership and strategic direction to the charity
• Ensure that M4U meets its charitable objectives as laid out in the constitution
• Ensure that M4U is effectively run and meets all of its legal and regulatory requirements
• Ensure that assets are safeguarded and used efficiently for those for whom the charity exists
• Ensure that the charity is accountable financially and in other ways
• Take on specific roles as required for the smooth operation of the Board of Trustees and charity
• To maintain absolute confidentiality about all sensitive/confidential information received in the
course of trustee’s responsibilities to the charity.
• Act in the best interest of the charity, beneficiaries and future beneficiaries at all times
• Promote and develop the charity in order for it to grow and maintain its relevance to society
Trustees are expected to contribute around 10 hours per month to the charity and to attend 6 Board Meetings per annum. A minimum commitment of 12 months is requested.
Trustees are expected to attend a minimum of 2 Workshops, 2 Performances and 2 Fundraising Events
This is a voluntary position, although reasonable travelling expenses can be refunded.
As the board are responsible and liable for the governance and functioning of the charity, they are accountable in varying degrees to a variety of stakeholders, including: service users, funders and OSCR.
M4U depends on Trustees having a wide range of skills, and each Board member should have strengths in at least one of the following areas. We do not expect Trustees to be skilled in all of these areas.
• Musical theatre
• Organisational development/strategy
• Financial management
• Charity legal compliance responsibilities
• Management and development of paid staff/volunteers
• Lobbying & campaigning
• Ability and time to represent M4U in meetings with stakeholders
• Best in employment
• IT Management
• Project development/management experience
A fantastic opportunity to assist in the continued successful development of Music 4 U. All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated. For further details please email firstname.lastname@example.org