What will you be doing? Providing a valuable extension to our team within Localities •Build relationships with people, places and organisations to raise awareness of stroke and the Stroke Association •Engaging with your local community to represent the Stroke Association •Delivering presentations •Attend fundraising events or share your experience of stroke
What the role can offer you personally: • Support with learning new skills • Meeting new people, building a network and engaging with your local community • Get together with other Community Connectors from your locality.
Training for this role: You will have access to our learning system where you can take part courses to support your role. • You will increase your knowledge and awareness of stroke, its effects and the challenges that people face after stroke. • Mandatory training: GDPR, basic health & safety, lone working, safeguarding. • Plus, other stroke related topics that you may be interested in or are relevant
The RNLI shops started life as simple cake stalls, run by volunteers and their supporters to raise money for the local Lifeboats and stations. These stalls started selling commemorative RNLI products in around 1920 and quickly moved on to selling souvenirs and Christmas cards. The first shop to be run as part of an actual station opened in 1990.
Today we operate 160 RNLI shops and this number is growing, based inland and on the coast across the UK and Ireland, attracting almost 1 million visitors every year selling an excellent range of unique and competitively priced products ranging from jam to clothing, and key rings to model boats, all to raise vital funds for our volunteer crew members and lifeguards.
For many people, buying something from an RNLI shop will be the first time that they come into contact with our Charity, and as a shop volunteer you could be the person that engages them to support us now, and in the future.
The impact you will make
You will help save lives at sea by generating vital funds as well as promoting the work of the RNLI to customers and raising awareness of key safety messages.
What you will be doing
Delivering the smooth day-to-day running of the shop, maintaining a safe environment and alerting line management to any issues.
Offering a great shopping experience, creating a friendly and welcoming environment.
Operating the till (including end of day cashing up) and card machine.
Championing the RNLI, it’s key messages, One Crew ethos and building its reputation in the local area.
What you need for this role
Good communication skills and personable manner.
Ability to contribute as part of a team.
Confident handling money.
Comfortable volunteering in a customer service environment.
What’s in it for you
Join an inclusive and diverse organisation
Have fun, meet new people and join a motivated and enthusiastic team who are making a difference
Learn skills and gain experience to enhance your CV
Gain the satisfaction of giving back
Training to fulfil your volunteer role will be provided and reasonable out of pocket expenses reimbursed
Pet Fostering Service Scotland (South Lanarkshire)
Are you passionate about animal welfare? Why not join a growing team of Home Visitors who play a vital role in supporting owners and pets in your local area who are facing an emergency situation.
Home Visitors play an essential role in delivery of their service by visiting potential volunteer foster carers to assess their house, home situation and the fosterer.
Volunteers will be contacted by PFSS when there is a need for a home visit in your area and as part of this - your role will include contacting the potential fosterer and arrange a time for a home visit to take place; carry out the home visit following guidelines provided by PFSS; complete the home visit report and return a copy to the Home Visit Coordinator.
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 work with clients to figure 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.
-What does this role involve?
• Contacting clients and arranging to meet them at a mutually convenient time either face-to-face or remotely
• Liaising with 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
• Arranging for the purchase of goods and services
• 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
• Keeping up to date with training and SSAFA news so that you are best able to support clients
• Being a positive ambassador for SSAFA remembering that anyone you meet could be a potential client, volunteer or fundraiser
• 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.)
-What can you gain from this volunteering role?
• Support people in your community with a military background
• Use your skills, knowledge and life experience to benefit others
• Support and friendship from your local SSAFA branch and the wider SSAFA community
• Experience, training and skills that you can highlight on your CV and in job interviews
• Better physical and mental health – studies show that volunteers live longer and experience lower levels of stress and depression!
-Is a criminal record check required?
Yes *A disclosure certificate that contains convictions, cautions, warnings, reprimands or other information may not automatically mean that you are not able to volunteer. All certificates will be reviewed on a case by case basis and, where possible, a modified or alternative role will be offered. There is no cost for volunteers for this.
-How to find out more?
• Visit us/apply on line at https://www.ssafa.org.uk/volunteer or call our friendly central Volunteer Team on 0800 032 5612. They can answer any general questions about volunteering and put you in touch with your local branch.
Bud is Poppyscotland’s brand new vehicle for exploration and learning, a truck that transforms into a mobile community space, comprising a mini poppy factory, micro-museum and with interactive learning opportunities.
Bud is an interactive experience that encourages visitors to create their personal remembrance journey through exploring the exhibits. It is helping us keep remembrance relevant all year round.
*About the opportunity:
As a Bud Heritage Volunteer, you will support the delivery of the Bud project when Bud is in your area. This could see you supporting in one of the key tasks below:
-Welcome members of the public and groups (schools, girl guides, brownies, cubs, cadets etc.) visiting Bud on their arrival
-To deliver activities both indoor and outdoor as planned by the Bud team
-To assist with evaluation of Bud by encouraging feedback and collecting data
-To be flexible in the performance of the post and undertake duties requested by the Bud team
-Support the staff team in set up and take down at visits and events. Support staff in the delivery of activities with schools, groups and public visitors
*Benefits for you:
-Having access to appropriate training for the role
-You will have the opportunity to meet a wide range of new people
-Building on your existing skills and developing new ones
-Being part of a friendly, committed team
-Attending local events
A fantastic opportunity to help PoppyScotland and be part of the exciting Bud Project. All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated.
For further information or to express your interest in this opportunity, please get in touch either *Online – www.poppybud.org.uk/volunteer , * Email – firstname.lastname@example.org or *Phone – Sandra Comrie – 0141 773 6221.
LATNEM Peer Support (AKA Let’s All Talk North East Mums)
Did you know that around 1 in 5 Mums and birthing people will develop a mental illness in the ante/perinatal period? At LATNEM (AKA Let’s All Talk North East Mums) we have lived experience. We’ve been there and now provide a safe, free peer support group for mums and birthing people in the North East of Scotland. LATNEM is registered as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR)-registration number: SC051029.
We now have an exciting opportunity for the right person to help us start an Aberdeen group.
Our groups are warm, welcoming spaces where Mums and birthing people can come together and support each other, guided and assisted by our trained volunteers.
Volunteers tasks include:
• Prepare room for peer support meetings, return room to original state after meeting
• Manage stock of resources and refreshments for meetings
• Provide members with refreshments
• Facilitate peer support group
• Building supportive and respectful relationships with members
• Supporting others using the personal experience and confidence you have gained having overcome similar challenges
• Talk openly and honestly about your experiences, demonstrating that poor maternal mental health is nothing to be ashamed of
• Assisting people to identify their own recovery goals
• Providing information and support to family and friends of members where required
• Signposting members to professional services, other 3rd Sector support
• Modelling personal responsibility, self-awareness, self-belief, self-advocacy and hopefulness
• Processing personal members data in line with GDPR
• Responding to enquiries about the group
• Identifying material to share via Social Media
Excellent support and relevant training is provided to all volunteers Including:
• Initially meetings will be run with a trained LATNEM volunteer/founder as a mentor to the new volunteer.
• Full Safeguarding training will be given by LATNEM safeguarding officer.
• An accredited Mental Health First Aid qualification will be paid for by LATNEM (subject to a training fees agreement).
• LATNEM provide insurance with access to an Employee Assistance counselling and legal advice line.
All help is greatly appreciated and makes a real difference.
For further information please contact Gill Skene, Chair and Peer Supporter at email: email@example.com
Further details are also available on our website at: https://latnem.org/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Alternatively, you can call us for a chat about the roles on 0800 018 2361.
WaterAid Speakers are trained volunteers that deliver inspiring talks and workshops, to raise awareness about the importance of clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene, to transform peoples’ lives for good.
Our Speaker volunteers engage audiences about the important work of WaterAid, inspiring them to take action, as they speak with schools, universities, businesses, youth groups, religious places of worship, service organisations, and many more.
Expectation for WaterAid Speakers:
•Deliver a minimum of four talks or workshops per year, either online and/or face to face.
•Deliver talks or workshops on key days such as: World Water Day on 22 March, World Toilet Day on 19 November, Menstrual Hygiene Day on 28 May and Global Handwashing Day on 15 October.
•Contact new audiences to organise and deliver talk and workshop opportunities.
•Complete online Speaker Network training and adhere to volunteer guidance and best practise.
•Make use of our public speaking resources (such as PowerPoint presentations) included in our Speaker e-newsletter, emails, and online resource library.
•Keep up to date with our key messages, appeals, campaigns, fundraising and volunteering.
•Regularly liaise with the Speaker Network team about talks and workshops.
•Provide feedback on talks or workshops by completing the online evaluations.
•Provide support to new Speakers around their public speaking development.
•Demonstrate the WaterAid values including being considerate when representing WaterAid and always leaving others with a positive view of our organisation and the work that we do.
Welfare Volunteers work together helping to ensure the mental, physical and emotional wellbeing of volunteers and members of the SHRUB Coop. This could include helping create accessible welfare policies, assisting with workshops and drop in sessions and arbitrating conflicts and complaints - not all volunteers have to take part in all tasks, giving the volunteers opportunity to focus on their interest areas. We ask for a minimum commitment of 6 months of volunteering, approximately 2-3h/week.
This an opportunity to be part of the Musselburgh Museum & Heritage Group to bring together interesting exhibitions within Musselburgh Museum from April to September each year and sharing these exhibitions with members of the community while on duty within the museum and gaining more information on your community and beyond enriching your knowledge of East Lothian’s Heritage and preserve it for future generations