Citizens Advice Bureau - Inverness, Badenoch & Strathspey
If you are looking for a new challenge, have life or work skills you wish to put to good use & you’re interested in helping others in your community consider becoming a Volunteer General Adviser or Volunteer Receptionist. If you're interested and/or would like more information just get in touch with us for a chat or to ask for our volunteer application pack. We provide full training and support.
Volunteer receptionists are currently wanted for Wednesday/Thursday/Friday afternoons. Full training given, expenses paid. Call Polly for more details 01463 219743.
Do you love sewing and would like to share your skills with others in the community?
We are looking for volunteers to help in our Sewing Group.
-Uses sewing machines to repair and make clothing and other textiles.
-Learns new techniques together.
-Is looking for new group projects
We are looking for people who love sewing and helping others, and who would be able to help host, you do not need to be an expert.
This is a small group still getting established so are open to new ideas if you would like to share them.
If this sounds like it's for you, fill in the application form or email Jocelyn via firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
The Kincorth Community Centre Hub has great volunteer opportunities to assist with a range of activities at the Hub.
Volunteer roles include supporting our busy community cafe, which has rapidly taken off, we currently open 9.30 -2.30, but our aim is to run a breakfast and supper club, as well as have the cafe open for activities in the evening.
We have a diverse community that has a lot to offer e.g.: art classes/exercise group/dance class/music lessons and we are always open to new ideas-we are more or less a blank canvass.
Excellent support and relevant guidance is provided to all volunteers. Level 2 Hygiene Certificate will be offered to those who want to volunteer/cook in the café. Any other training would be reviewed and provided if proved relevant.
A fantastic, enjoyable opportunity to volunteer and help make a real difference for people and the community. All volunteers are greatly appreciated.
For further information please contact Andrea Stewart at email email@example.com or telephone: 07985 600037.
We are a not for profit community interest organisation supporting young people and children's mental health and wellbeing.
Our Volunteer roles vary from organising and hosting workshops and assisting with community fundraising projects, face painting, entertainment and supporting local charities and events.
We are seeking volunteers to support our community hub learning skills such as customer service, stock taking, cashier skills, hosting and organising. We also have volunteer opportunities for our up and coming projects such as our youth group.
A fantastic opportunity to be involved in exciting projects and activities which make a positive difference for children/young people’s mental health and wellbeing and the community. All help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated.
For further details please contact Zara Grant, Managing Director at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01358741874.
Jazz Scotland promotes, supports, develops and champions jazz and related musics in Scotland. Jazz Scotland is a registered charity.
Jazz Scotland are currently inviting applications for new board members who are passionate about enabling Jazz Scotland's community of audiences, students and musicians to thrive. More information about the role/s and how to apply can be found here: https://sites.google.com/jazzscotland.com/joinourboard/home
Although some skills and experience are of particular interest, such as education, community engagement, finance, marketing and fundraising, we are open to applications from individuals who can contribute to the future of our charity organisation and its good governance, and we are open to hearing from anyone who is interested.
Jazz Scotland intends for its board to be inclusive and gender balanced and to represent all of Scotland so applications will be welcomed from people of all ages and backgrounds. If you have any questions or would like an informal chat, please email Coralie (CEO) email@example.com
Citymoves Dance Agency SCIO is a regional dance charity based in Aberdeen, in the North East of Scotland. Our charitable purpose is to lead positive impacts through dance. The organisation was established as an independent Scottish charity in 2015.
We’re committed to making continued improvements to how we work, across all parts of the organisation. We strive to remove barriers so that people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds can experience the benefits of a life enriched by dance. We welcome a diversity of perspectives in the work that we support, the classes we teach, the talent we nurture, and the people we recruit. We believe this makes us an organisation that is stronger and more meaningful to the communities we serve.
The next period will see us deepening our commitment to artists, audiences, and participants across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, and thinking about how we best serve our communities.
*About the role
Citymoves’ trustees are responsible for the governance and strategy of the charity. We welcome applications at any time, from individuals with a variety of skills. Experience in any one or more of the below areas would be particularly welcome:
• Finance and fundraising
• Knowledge of the local Aberdeen ecology
• Running an arts or community organisation
We welcome both new and experienced trustees from across the UK. We are interested in people who are enthusiastic about learning, and who would like to contribute to the development of dance in the North East of Scotland.
Trustees are expected to attend the quarterly Board Meetings and one strategic away-day per year. We also have a Finance Committee who meet quarterly, and an Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Working Group. Other working groups are formed subject to need. Meetings are held on Zoom.
This is a voluntary, 3-year appointment, with reasonable travel expenses covered. We also have a learning budget and are committed to supporting the development of our Trustees.
Excellent support and relevant training is provided to all Board Members. Trustee training for board members is through an online onboarding process. Citymoves Dance Agency takes new trustees through their induction pack and has two sessions 1-2-1 with the chair of the board, prior to attending their first board meeting.
*How to apply
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your CV and covering letter for consideration by the Board. Please confirm in your email that you are not disqualified from acting as a charity trustee.
Any questions, please contact us at email@example.com, or call 01224 984159.
Music 4 U is a registered charity and inclusive provider of performing arts classes in Aberdeen.
We currently have fantastic opportunities for people to assist us through helping at our fundraising events - setting up, selling raffles, overall help for the events.
A tremendous opportunity to assist with a great charity and be part of exciting events. All help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated. For further details please contact Natalie Burness, Fundraising & Events Co-ordinator at email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Love the arts-want to support a respected local charity-volunteer at Aberdeen Arts Centre!
Aberdeen Arts Centre is recognised nationally as an inclusive community hub which hosts arts activities across a wide demographic. With our ethos of “everyone is entitled to an enriching cultural life, regardless of age or social circumstance”, we are a truly intergenerational organisation, with performing arts tuition at the heart of what we do. More than 100,000 individuals pass through our doors each year, with over 40 professional, amateur and youth companies who rely on us.
Our backbone is our strong, dedicated volunteer base and we have a range of volunteer opportunities that people can get involved in including café volunteers, bar volunteers, front of house assistants, box office and reception support.
All volunteers are greatly appreciated and provided with excellent support.
For further information please email: email@example.com or visit https://www.aberdeenartscentre.com/volunteering
Look Again hosts a range of events and exhibitions throughout the year all designed to connect, highlight and strengthen the creative sector and community in North East Scotland.
The Look Again team have two spaces in town for showcasing art within an exhibition capacity in Aberdeen. One is named the Look Again Project Space, at 32 St Andrews Street, which we have had for a few years now. The other is at 1-5 George Street and is a recent addition to our cohort. We are looking for volunteers to join us at the weekends to help us with invigilating our exhibitions.
We also have other events such as Art Pints, which are relaxed chit chat nights, which are currently held at the Lemon Tree. These events happen each month and we are also looking for people to greet visitors at the doors and hand out free drink tokens.
If you are interested in helping out, please fill out the volunteer interest form at: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=nKagUU8OPUu2QhLgExmGNW_e4WddtKVNuvqf6Cb3psVUODk2Tk8zOTJXVERXS1A1Q0E3NlExQlFaQS4u&wdLOR=c9C68CC61-B45C-4D84-9FEA-519B4C3A2DC3
We have a Whatsapp chat as well where we advertise our volunteer times, which we will add you to if you fill out the form.
A fantastic opportunity to help with the vibrant arts and creative sector in Aberdeen. All help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated.
Any questions please contact Caitlin Robb at email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Grampian Hospital Radio (GHR) provides a dedicated broadcasting service to patients in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen Maternity Hospital and Roxburghe House. You can listen via the bedside entertainment consoles or via our free Grampian Hospital Radio App or on our website at www.grampianhospitalradio.org/listen
GHR volunteers bring a bit of cheer into the lives of patients through our therapeutic hospital radio service. Volunteers undertake tasks such as collect requests around the wards, present programmes, fundraise and help with our music library database.
Feedback from volunteers include:
‘I volunteer on Grampian Hospital Radio because I wanted to do something worthwhile after retiring from my job as a sports journalist in 2017 and get a lot of enjoyment out of hosting the Breakfast Show, although the patients may not feel the same when they hear my jokes of the day! Volunteering for GHR is fun and it’s humbling to see so many of our team have been involved for decades, all for the sake of offering some light entertainment to patients during a difficult period in their lives.’ (Charlie Allan, Breakfast Show Presenter, Mon-Fri 0700-0900hrs, Grampian Hospital Radio)
‘I volunteer for GHR because as a music request collector I am the face of the Grampian Hospital Radio and I have the privilege of meeting patients and their families in the wards. I get great satisfaction in getting a request as the musical tastes can be so varied and interesting and even broadening my music knowledge too. It is so satisfying to see how patients engage in providing a music request as it is a distraction to being in hospital and hearing their request played on our nightly Request Show.’ (Denise Angus, Request Co-ordinator, Grampian Hospital Radio)
‘It gives me the chance to both showcase my passion for the UK charts and, more importantly, to give patients the chance to relive their happiest memories.’ (Nicholas Jackson, Retro Chart Show Presenter, Sunday 1100-1300hrs)
‘It can be difficult for friends and family to visit, particularly if home is quite a distance away from Aberdeen. If tuning in to us as the local station helps things feel a little better for even a short spell, that’s something positive.’ (Brenda Massie, Request Show Presenter Saturday 1900-2100hrs)
Grampian Hospital Radio (GHR) is a registered Scottish Charity. GHR is a member of the national Hospital Broadcasting Association.
A fantastic opportunity to make a difference in our local hospitals. All volunteers are greatly appreciated.
For further details please contact:
John Graham, Vice Chairman
E-mail: email@example.com / Tel: 01224 552964 / Mobile: 07545319940 / web: www.grampianhospitalradio.org/volunteer