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 Thursday Phoenix Club Befrienders (1-3pm). The Phoenix Club is a wonderful social club for adults with learning or physical disabilities, where people have fun and socialise together. Every Thursday from 1pm-3pm, the club meets at Inchgarth Community Centre to play pool, video games or board games, to sing karaoke or paint.
We are seeking new volunteers for the club and for befrienders. Your role would be to take part in activities, play pool and board games with our members, take people to the cafe and have a hot drink. No experience necessary we just need you to be friendly and enthusiastic. We want our Phoenix Club members to feel special during this fantastic club and you could be that difference in people’s lives.
It is also a good opportunity to improve your communication skills, to gain experience working with people with learning and physical disabilities and to help the community grow. You will also be joining team Inchgarth that was awarded the highest award in the country by Her Majesty the Queen via the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, a collective MBE for all team members who volunteer. Be part of this fantastic centre and the wonderful Phoenix club.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org / 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 email@example.com
Creative wellbeing volunteers should have a creative skill of their own and an understanding of how engaging with
creativity can support positive wellbeing and reduce stress. They will be keen to share their creative skill with others.
The Volunteer and Training Coordinator at Carers of East Lothian will support them by organising an opportunity
to deliver a workshop introducing carers to the skill. A wide variety of skills could be introduced to carers, but could
include: art, dance, drama, cooking, baking, yoga, writing, needlework, photography, pottery, knitting, music, holistic
Carers of East Lothian will support the volunteer to identify a suitable venue, source resources, provide
administrative support, advertise and promote the session, conduct risk assessments and support the facilitation of
Volunteers could provide a one of session, but it may be more suitable to run multiple sessions. If interest is
high, volunteers may be invited to run further sessions in the future.
Wick Players are offering Drama Workshops/ activities/dance for their Junior section to encourage young members age 11-18. this is an opportunity for young people to gain an interest in the Arts and drama, gain social skills and help with confidence. However, they need new volunteers to help with this new group. This opportunity is subject to free PVg disclosure check
Nitten Canaries is a brand new community singing group that meets in Newtongrange to sing for fun and enjoyment. Currently we have 6-7 members. We are expecting this to grow.
Whilst we are starting small, we are a happy, friendly group and greatly enjoy meeting to sing. At the moment the group does not intend to perform in public, but may be open to this further into the future.
The group name, 'Nitten Canaries', is reflective on Newtongrange Village's mining heritage and the shortform name by which the village is locally known. We would love to have a Musical Director who can help our group grow in confidence and ability and to have fun through singing.
Your role as Musical Director will be to direct the singers be open to the group's song choices and advise on what is manageable
This is a wonderful opportunity to work with and befriend adults with additional support needs.
The PHAB Club is a registered charity and offers a range of activities in a social setting. Volunteers offer friendship and help facilitate members to engage in craftwork, computing, music and cooking. The club also organises social events such as a meal out, Christmas party and panto nights.
The club takes place during school term time only
University of Edinburgh - Simulated Patient Programme
We require volunteers from both sexes and all age groups who will pretend to be patients so that students can gain experience in dealing with patients in a relaxed and safe atmosphere. A simulated patient is someone who has been carefully trained to portray the emotional, symptomatic and physical characteristics of an actual patient. They are additionally trained to provide feedback to students on their performance during the simulated patient encounter.
Aberlour Sycamore Highland is one of several children’s houses across Scotland offering a safe and loving place to live for children who have experienced abuse and trauma. Our vision is that our children’s houses will provide a loving home where everyone laughs, learns, grows into the future, and is treasured always. We put the children and young people who live with us at the heart of everything we do. Our approach is therapeutic, allowing young people to take responsibility for their own choices and be important voices in decisions that affect their lives. This approach means we support them to understand and overcome their trauma and go on to live happy lives. The children and young people we look after are active members of their communities, encouraged to participate in local clubs and groups.
Volunteers are a very important part of the healing process required to support our children and young people back into the cycle of positive social development.
What will I be doing?
• Making a difference in a child or young person’s life by spending time with them
• Sharing an activity/hobby
• Supporting them whilst they take part in an activity/hobby
• Supporting them when difficulties arise
• Completing a diary after each visit
• Attending regular support sessions
• Contributing to service assessments through support.