Are you passionate about the benefits of cloth nappies? Do you want to spread the word and get people chatting about nappies? We would love to hear from you! We have a lending library of nappy library kits established for the last six years but during Covid our meets had to stop, and while we have continued to have a doorstep hire, it hasn't quite been the same community.. We are looking for a Nappy Library coordinator who can inject some passion into the library, create a welcoming, safe space for parents and parents to be to learn all there is to know about cloth nappies. Nappy kits could be hired from a monthly meet or your home, allowing people a chance to try reusable nappies before they buy.
We have a well established nappy library Facebook group and the wider NCT Aberdeen City and shire branch to help and support you in this role.
The role can by shared a couple of individuals. broken up into a mini team, depending on how big your ambitions are!
Give a Dog a Bone are all about Companionship in the Community - through offering a safe space for retired people to make new friends, learn new skills and mix with dogs.
Can you support Give a Dog a Bone by helping in their local Community Space in Alloa? Are you confident and friendly with good listening skills? Are you dependable and trustworthy? Are you a real team player who can ‘think on your feet’? Do you make a mean cuppa? If yes all/some of the above and can spare 3 to 4 hours a few times a month then Give a Dog a Bone might have the perfect opportunity for you (and your well-behaved dog too, if you have one!)
Volunteers can expect to be:
- Welcoming visitors and their dogs to the Community Space, engaging with them and make them feel at ease.
- Confidently and accurately promoting the aims and objectives of the charity.
- Maintaining high levels of cleanliness and tidiness at all times, ensuring that the Community Space presents no risks to visitors, dogs, staff or volunteers.
- Dealing with any donations handed via the Community Space for the charity as instructed by the Management Team.
- To attend any additional training necessary for the volunteer role.
Benefits of the role include:
- Full training will be provided – in your local community space with a member of staff or experienced volunteer. It is a hands-on role and you will be well supported throughout.
- Increased confidence and sense of purpose.
- Meeting new people and building new relationships.
- Giving something back within your local community.
- If you have a well-behaved dog, they can volunteer with you as a Companionship Dog!
- It’s a win/win!
The volunteer can expect to be given a named contact within the charity to help and support you and your dog throughout your volunteer journey!
If you need any more information or would like to apply, please register your interest on our website www.giveadogabone.net or contact us at email@example.com
Kingdom Companions is a short-term (16 weeks) service for vulnerable adults who need support to achieve something for themselves such as getting back into the community, travelling independently, or becoming involved in volunteering themselves.
Volunteers are asked to provide friendly, relaxed, practical, and emotional support to the adult on a one-to-one, regular basis, within the adult's own home or in the community.
There are roles all over Fife for befrienders who have a couple of hours a week/fortnight to help someone with this. Could this be you? Befriending can be a terrific way to build confidence and skills for jobs such as social care or customer service, as well as helping you to get out, feel good about helping others and even go to new places.
Your travel and other out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed. FVA aim to match you with someone who lives in your local area.
FVA provide detailed training, as well as ongoing support. Get in touch now.
Mentoring Young Talent (MYT) is seeking new volunteer mentors…
MYT works with young people between the age of 12-26yrs, supporting them 1-1 to gain confidence, explore their strengths, help make future plans to either increase their educational attainment or secure a destination like work, training or further education.
Our younger project (12-16yrs) provides mentors to care experienced school attendees while our project for 16-26 year olds aims to support young people locally who may be unemployed, struggling to identify their next steps, need to strengthen their skills and gain from the interaction with a positive role model.
Everyone is welcome to apply to be a mentor, it’s a great way to give back, support local young people and share your knowledge and experience.
We provide training, support and fund some great activities to take part in alongside your matched young person. This volunteer opportunity is also a great career development opportunity, increasing your own employability skills as a result.
During Covid 19 we have seen many young people’s future plans dashed, unemployment rise and increased insecurity for this age group.
Mentoring provides a positive way to help this generation, If you can manage between 1-2 hours a week please get in touch. We are seeking volunteers of all ages and life experience and have young people waiting.
North East Sensory Services' social groups are looking to return to full capacity in Moray, but need some friendly, welcoming volunteers to help them. NESS delivers a 'Community Inclusion Project' that aims to reduce social isolation and loneliness in people over the age of 65 who have a significant sight or hearing impairment. They do this by supporting social groups in Forres, Elgin, Keith and Buckie, which provide their service users with the opportunity for friendship, activity and support. Transport to attend community groups is often an issue for members so they provide drivers too! ( and would welcome new volunteer drivers as well!)
As a group volunteer volunteer, you might be needed to guide someone on an outing, to describe the cake selection, or assist someone to take part in a game of floor curling: every session is different. Induction training will be provided, so no previous experience of groups or of sight/hearing loss is required. A PVG check will be required for this role and a 6 month commitment would be ideal.
Some main tasks can include:
• support the group to achieve what they wish to do
• assist group members with refreshments
• assist group to plan and organise activities/speakers
• assist group members to find seats and negotiate the room
• interact with group members and develop positive relationships
• encourage the group to interact with one another
Volunteers are well supported and find their experience rewarding, uplifting and fun, often forming fulfilling
long-term friendships with our service users. Roles solely based on driving or escorting on bus transport
may also be available.
Full induction and Sensory Awareness training is provided, as well as the opportunity to get more involved
with the charity in other ways if desired. Out-of-pocket expenses are reimbursed monthly.
Volunteer professionals utilise their expertise and knowledge to help the focus person and their family to navigate through a challenging time or a period of transition.
The volunteer will meet with the family, providing advice and answering questions. For example, a retired school teacher might help a young person who is transitioning from school to college
Befrienders, as part of the circle of support, help the focus person to build their confidence and participate in social activities within their community.
As a Volunteer Befriender, you will be a part of a person's circle of support and help the focus person to build their confidence through participating in social activities within their community. This may include going for walks, participating in clubs or classes together or attending Equal Futures' monthly social events.
Befrienders attend the circle meetings (approx. bi-monthly) and meet 1:1 with their focus person weekly or fortnightly. Equal Futures supports you throughout your volunteering
The befriender will be matched up to the befriendee by having the same interests and hobbies. On average the pair will meet up once a week and undertake a range of activities depending on a preferred choice, (e.g. meeting for coffee, going for a walk). This opportunity will give the befriender a chance to do something worthwhile in the full knowledge that it is much appreciated.
The Volunteer Befriender helps residents who feel isolated or unable to get out very easily on their own by giving time on a one to one basis to help a person maintain social contact, provide companionship and reduce loneliness and social isolation. Volunteer befrienders build a positive relationship with an individual and visit them on a regular basis in their own flat. This could mean spending some time with a person for an hour or two every week/fortnight, we also encourage getting out and about for a coffee or short walk. Generally, befrienders are there to chat and get to know someone, have fun. Support the person to continue with existing interests, whilst encouraging them to embark on new activities.
• Organising visits / trips out on a regular basis.
• Support residents with their interests
• Encourage residents to embark on new activities
• Be a friend and have fun
The SPRING Social Prescribing Project supports people self-manage long term health conditions and connects them with local activities and support available. Volunteers assist individuals through providing regular contact and a non-judgemental listening ear as well as identifying relevant local support available.