UPDATE: We currently have a full complement of Volunteer Book Group Facilitators, however we welcome new members to the book group. A good way to experience it first, with the potential to volunteer later when vacancies arise.
Role: To facilitate conversation in small groups of readers in our Book Group (which meets quarterly on a Thursday evening online) using Zoom breakout rooms. Our Book Group Facilitators provide an enjoyable and engaging experience for all participants. This book group is for members and supporters of the charity Humanist Society Scotland, so books will often be chosen with a humanist theme or angle. For example Andrew O'Hagan's book 'Mayflies' which complimented our campaign for Assisted Dying as part of our Last Rights campaign focused on giving people at the end of their life control, dignity and choice.
We are looking for adults who support the vision and values of Humanist Society Scotland and have a love of books, and feel confident in their reading and group facilitation skills. You will need good communication and listening skills, and key to making a success of this role is the ability to make all participants feel welcome and included, and that their contributions are valued. Keeping conversations on topic, being ready with relevant prompts and questions, ensuring everyone who wants to, has the opportunity to speak, and summarising contributions made will all be essential in this role. You do not need to be a member of Humanist Society Scotland to apply, but we would expect you to join going forward.
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Real Life Options is a charity which has services located throughout the UK , including Moray. They offer services such as Day Centres, Outreach and supported living to support people within their care to live their lives as full as possible.
Currently, they are looking for people to join their Real Life Volunteers programme and specifically for people who would like to get involved with some creative activities such as Arts and Crafts, Baking/Cooking and/or Music. These activities bring such a huge positive impact to the people they support...and it is fun and enjoyable for everyone involved!
During the last year it has been quite unsettling and now, more than than ever, the people Real Life Options support would really benefit from any time, commitment and kindness a volunteer could give.
We are looking for volunteers who can provide a strong foundation to help strengthen their communities by helping Care Experienced children and young people engage in activities to build their skills and confidence and to be included, understood, respected, and valued in their communities.
The Participation Support Volunteer role will assist in providing and supporting activities for young people, providing supportive adults to ensure all children and young people can thrive and bring communities together.
This role will involve interacting with primary aged young people through supporting and leading on a variety of activities e.g. arts/crafts/general youth work at our fortnightly sessions as well as at our National events that happen throughout the year.
Who Cares? Scotland is a people organisation. We invest in our people, our relationships and in a positive working culture. It’s important to us that our volunteer team is included, involved and motivated to change society.
We aim to recruit people with excellent qualities from a wide variety of backgrounds who share in our mission. We particularly welcome applications from individuals with care experience.
What will I be doing?
- Picking up young people and driving them to the group.
- Involved in the project from the planning stages and building the team
- Supporting staff to plan & undertake activities
- Supporting youth group sessions
- Leading on activities& planning
- Supporting young people’s sense of belonging and connection
- Building community ties, ensuring Care Experienced people are welcomed within communities
- Helping children and young people to have fun
- Building children and young people’s confidence and self esteem
- Being a positive role model
What skills can I bring to this role?
- Full/Clean Driving License
- Experience of working with children (Not essential)
- A knowledge of issues affecting Care Experienced children and young people
- Ability to work well with children and young people
- Good communication and listening skills
- Ability to encourage and motivate children and young people to participate in activities
What qualities do I need?
- To have a non-judgemental approach to people, have empathy
- Be enthusiastic, flexible, and committed
- Reliable and approachable
- Friendly, helpful, and understanding
- Reliability and a commitment to treat all information in a confidential manner
- To have a good value base, be open minded and level-headed
When will I be needed?
- Regular groups and events
- Crafty Foxes meets every second Tuesday 5pm – 6.30pm (8-12 years)
- Bellshill (picking up in North Lanarkshire Area)
What will I gain from the role?
- A sense of satisfaction in helping children and young people build their confidence and self-esteem to achieve their full potential
- Practical experience of working with children and young people
- Experience to get back into the workplace or education
- Have fun!
What support will I be given?
- Induction and child protection training
- Role specific training
- Expenses – all out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed
- Supervision and support from your manager / coordinator
Friendly Compassionate volunteers to help support a Womans Group in Thurso For people struggling with isolation. volunteers can help with activities, crafts and a listening ear. commitment 4-6 hours per month , Training provided and this opportunity subject to an enhanced PVG check.
We require volunteers to help with Front of House duties: ushering, maybe programme selling. Required an hour before concert starts – end of concert. Enjoy the concert for free.
Montrose Town Hall - Saturday 10th June
Forfar Reid Hall - Friday 21st July
Please direct all interest to our Concerts Assistant, Ellen Taylor firstname.lastname@example.org or 07729 081743
Do you like music?
Do you have good communication skills?
Can you spare 2 hours per week?
Do you attend fundraising events?
Do you like working as part of a team?
Would you like to help your local community?
Have you ever wanted to be on the radio?
Then we would love to hear from you. We are currently looking for volunteers to join our on-air team of presenters. If you think you are interested in joining our charity then we want to hear from you.
Volunteer to support Exhibition the 'East and West - Scottish paintings - Barbara Rae' exhibition that will be shown in Callendar House, Falkirk from 20th May – 10th September 2023!
A gallery volunteer is an exciting opportunity to support the temporary exhibitions at Callendar House and share your passion for the arts. We are inviting volunteers to help us engage our visitors with this special exhibition.
East and West - Scottish paintings - Barbara Rae is an exhibition which will feature work by one of Britain’s outstanding contemporary painters. Born in Falkirk Barbara Rae is a member of both the Royal Scottish Academy and the Royal Academy in London and is the recipient of numerous awards. Rae’s bold richly coloured paintings combine the influence of landscape and travel with painterly abstraction and can be found in many public collections.
Gallery volunteers will meet and greet visitors to this exhibition and provide informal tours or information about the artist and her work. The exhibition will provide an opportunity for visitors to see and purchase work of the highest standard. As a volunteer you will add that extra spark to this exciting new exhibition and be part of a team that will contribute to enhancing our visitors’ experience at Callendar House.
What is in it for you?
• Skills development opportunities in teamwork, confidence building, communication etc.
• Experience in a museum/visitor attraction/customer service environment.
• Opportunities to meet like-minded people.
• Opportunity to share your passion for art and craft
• Your support will contribute to your local community cultural/museum services
What is involved?
• Interaction with visitors to the temporary exhibition spaces, providing information on the exhibition and the artists involved.
• Supervising work on display.
• Provide and share information about the exhibition, Callendar House and upcoming events/exhibitions.
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
We're looking for an adult volunteer who will provide a supportive friendship for a socially isolated young person aged between 8 and 18 who lives in South Ayrshire. Ideally this will involve meeting with their young person every couple of weeks for a few hours, spending time together accessing local activities.
• Be matched on a 1:1 basis with a young person.
• Go on regular outings and activities with the young person.
• Have the opportunity to participate in group outings/activities and also volunteer support sessions.
• Keeping in touch with the Project about the young person’s achievements / growth and activities, and to receive ongoing support from the Project.
• Open minded as the Project works with young people from a wide variety of backgrounds.
• Following training, to be able to have empathy and understanding of some of the issues encountered by young people referred to the Project.
• Continuous focus on the needs of the young person who you are matched with.
• Willing to participate in a broad range of activities mutually agreed with the young person.
• To be a positive adult role model for the young person and, very importantly, to have FUN!
• Have an awareness of and be able to adhere to the Project’s policies and procedures.