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.
Could you spare a few hours a week? Would you like to help children to participate in group activities to build their skills and confidence? If the answer is yes we are currently looking for volunteers with experience in a range of sports and community activities. This could include racket sports, football and play activities which can help improve the health and social wellbeing of our young people.
Aberlour YouthPoint Glasgow works with young people aged 8-18 who may be experiencing a range of difficulties in their lives. Volunteers will help to lead groups, encouraging young people to achieve their individual goals and become positive role models.
What will I be doing?
• Encouraging young people to get involved with games activities
• Helping with outdoor play & sports activities
• Helping to motivate young people
• Supporting young people to try new activities
• Helping young people to have fun
• Building young people’s confidence and self esteem
• Being a positive role model
What will I gain from the role?:
• A sense of satisfaction in helping young people build their confidence and self-esteem to achieve their full potential
• Practical experience of working with young people
• Learning new skills
• Experience to get back into the workplace or education
• Be part of a professional and supportive team
• Have FUN!
What qualities do I need?
• To have a non-judgemental approach to people, have empathy
• To have a good value base, be open minded and level headed
• To be a team player
• Be enthusiastic, flexible and committed
• Reliable and approachable
• Friendly, helpful and understanding.
When will I be needed? :
- The club is on Tuesdays 5pm - 7pm. This is a flexible opeprtunity so there is availability for volunteers to attend depedning on ehat suits thier schedule.
- We have school holiday clubs with extra sessions in April, August and October
Girls in Brownies have incredible experiences together, make brilliant friends and discover the world around them. Every time they meet up, groups of Brownies learn new skills and take on challenges as they work out what they want to be and do in the future.
We are looking for volunteers to help us set up a Brownie unit in Crosshill. We already run the Guides and the Rangers units yet there is already a demand for a Brownie Unit. This opportunity is ideal for someone who is training to work in teaching or childcare, and would like to gain experience.
There's no doubt that volunteering at Girlguiding will enhance your CV. Here are some of the valuable skills you could gain as part of our charity.
Teamwork – whether you're planning meetings with your fellow volunteers, or collaborating on a community project, guiding offers numerous chances to work effectively as a team.
Leadership – developing leadership skills is integral to many of our volunteering roles, especially those responsible for coordinating local guiding.
Organisation – planning a event or simply a weekly meeting - it all counts.
Motivation. Gaining any experience in Girlguiding shows that you are reliable, dedicated and can work independently.
Communication – if you’re making contact with parents, Commissioners, young members, external contacts – anyone – then you’re demonstrating excellent communication skills.
That’s not to mention the more specific skills that different roles within guiding can give you. Whoever you want to be, guiding can support you to achieve your full potential.
Guiding can enhance your experience and help you build a host of highly transferable skills. It's all about...
Fun – Guiding can give you the space to let off steam when work mounts up – whether that's through once-in-a-lifetime opportunities or just the mess and mayhem of weekly unit meetings.
Friendship – guiding can offer you a support network. Many of our volunteers make life-long friends through guiding.
Flexibility – volunteers can be involved in guiding plan their unit meetings on a termly basis – meaning you don't need to worry about guiding getting in the way of your schedule.
Future – volunteering at Girlguiding offers a highly enjoyable way of enhancing your employability outside of ordinary work experience.
Volunteering is a crucial part of the centre’s operation and it is our volunteers that help us achieve the service we provide today. We are always on the look-out for new volunteers and would love to have you join us. No matter how little time you may have your support will help maintain the service and future success of our operation.
The centre also offers work and volunteer placements for young people, individuals with learning disabilities, work experience placements to pupils from local secondary schools and candidates requiring short term work placements.
The Carrick Sensory group meets every first Sunday of the month (12pm to 5pm) and welcomes around 6 families for a children's play session to encourage play and development. The group is open to families with children needing additional support needs and their siblings. Children attending the play session can vary from early years to primary 6.
The group also runs every Monday morning (9am to 1:30pm) excluding school holidays. This part of our operation allows all ages within the community to share/maintain their skills and talents and make a valuable and rewarding contribution to the community. After at least 6 months volunteering with the Carrick centre, we can provide volunteers with references for their personal statements required for further education.
This opportunity is for vibrant people who enjoy all that entails working with young people of various backgrounds. The Ark is open to young people on Friday evenings from 7pm – 9.30pm. Volunteers are required to help from 6.30pm-9.30pm for set up and close down.
Some of the responsibilities include, serving drinks and snacks at the bar, capturing social media images and videos, helping operate the sound booth and music.
Volunteers roles are rotated throughout the night, to allow you to gain more skills and qualities.
Why should I volunteer with the Ayr Ark?
· Opportunity to gain a youth qualification.
· Develop employability skills and work experience.
· Training opportunities.
· Meet new people.
· Volunteer team building days and activities.
One of our volunteers, started coming to the Ayr Ark at the age of 13 and went on to become a part of our volunteer group. Erin recently left us to start UNI but when asked ab out her experience of volunteering she said:
“I’ve made friends for life here and gained skills and real life experience I never thought possible and it helped me grow as a person” – Erin Cran, Volunteer.
The opportunity is for vibrant people who enjoy all that entails working with young people of various backgrounds and for those who are looking for experience within events.
Volunteers will assist with the running of events and activities, helping with the set-up, social media and marketing of the events, as well as running activities all day. Volunteers should be flexible as events and activities will take place during weekends and evenings.
If your interested in volunteering with us, get in touch to find out how you can get involved.
Looking to get experience in a youth work setting? We are open to working with students who require to do a work placement as part of a Youth Work related degree. We have a partnership with UWS, speak to your programme leader or get in touch with us to find out more.
Why should I volunteer with the Ayr Ark?
Opportunity to gain a youth qualification
Develop employability skills and work experience.
Meet new people
Volunteer team building days and activities
As a community interest company we value volunteers and their support really means a lot to us. We are looking for General Volunteers to help us in the day to day running of our organisation and other volunteers to help us out in different projects.
Any skill or interest you might have, might be suitable for one of our many projects - whether it is painting, decorating, shifting/sorting/organising through stuff, clearing up, creative skills, practical skills, all manner and form of skills appreciated. A passion for food and arts would certainly be an asset.
In exchange for your time and energy volunteering with us, we can offer the opportunity to improve employability skills, fulfill your volunteering hours for Saltire Awards/Duke of Edinburgh or your company's corporate social responsibility. You can improve your customer service skills and we can even provide you with a character reference if you have volunteered with us for a number of months.
Volunteers will be helping in the production of making Items from our own Greyfriars tartan which will include. soft toys, purses, bags, kilts ect.
All these items will then go on sale to generate additional funds which will provide learning opportunities to adults who have or are experiencing homelessness, abuse, addiction, poor mental/physical health, loneliness, and social isolation. Embracing an asset-based approach, we provide free meals and skill-based activities to empower participants to re-connect and boost their self-esteem and social capital.