WaterAid enables the world's poorest people to gain access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene education. These basic human rights underpin health, education and livelihoods and form the first, essential step in overcoming poverty.
We work with local partners who understand local issues and we provide them with skills and support. This empowers them and local communities to set up and manage practical and sustainable projects that meet communities real needs. We also campaign locally and internationally, to change policies and practice, and to ensure water and sanitation's vital role in reducing poverty is recognised.
During the current COVID 19 pandemic and for the foreseeable future there will be no face-to-face WaterAid talks. Applicants will be asked to complete the Volunteer Speakers ONLINE training course and will stay at home and comply with COVID19 containment requirements until the crisis is over.
However, during the crisis many schools are arranging activities for their students via Microsoft Teams, Skype and other applications to complement students’ home-schooling during COVID19. Our Speaker Network has made our PowerPoint presentations available for teachers to download. If applicants know how to use Microsoft Teams or Skype with slides and would like to deliver webinars to schools and organisations, they should let us know when they apply. Training and excellent support is provided to all volunteers.
*People can express interest to volunteer at https://www.wateraid.org/uk/get-involved/volunteering/volunteer-as-a-wateraid-speaker after which they will be sent an application form to complete.
*If you have any questions or for more details please email Speakers@wateraid.org .
STAMP is a project run by young people, for young people. Our project is member-led so your skills and ideas are extremely valuable to us! The STAMP project supports 16-25-year olds to gain the skills, experience and confidence to challenge gender inequality in the media.
As a STAMP member you will:
· Meet other young feminists
· Learn about feminism + how to use your voice to make change
· Raise awareness + campaign for gender equality
· Have access to training opportunities in digital media, journalism, public speaking and more
We are hosting an online meeting on Wednesday 15th July so you can find out who we are, how to become a STAMP member and how we can take action. We look forward to meeting you!
Miricyl Mental Illness Research in Children and Young Lives
The Scottish Government have agreed to review how they fund health research and we think this could be worth £5m per year in additional funding for mental health. The review has been postponed and we want to gather support to make sure the review has the best outcome for young people affected by mental illness. If you have the ideas and motivation as to how we could do this please get in touch. This could include a full range of options available: PR and the media; Public Affairs and lobbying; petitions; social media etc.
Cancer Research UK campaigns to raise awareness of cancer, make changes in law and increase investment in cancer research. We can only do this with the support of volunteers. We are looking for more volunteers, particularly within Belfast, to help us achieve more successes (we have already introduced plain tobacco packaging, laws to protect young people from sunbeds, increased investment in radiotherapy services).
What will you get out of it? Being a Campaigns Ambassador gives you demonstrable skills and experience. Learn how to engage and meet with your MLA. Train alongside likeminded people to put cancer at the top of the political agenda. Increase your awareness of cancer and policy, and put your influencing skills to the test. We have a team of expert campaigners to support you in your role, and you’ll receive training, advice and materials.
This is a flexible, home-based volunteering role, which can fit around your current commitments. To find out if the role is right for you, download our role profile and apply on our website to take part www.cruk.org.uk/ambassadors.
Give Blood 4 Good are looking for students at the University of Edinburgh to form a Bloody Brilliant Uni Squad. The Squad would be tasked with promoting and raising awareness of blood donation at the university. You will work with sports clubs and societies to help them organise blood drives, hold fundraising events and generally educate students and staff about the importance of blood donation.
Being a CLIC Sargent Speaker means being the face of the charity. You will become known for your effective, informative and interesting presentations on our work. This is a flexible role, and will largely involve presenting at evenings and weekends, or as and when a group requires a talk.
The role is a proactive one, with a focus on developing relationships with new supporters, and can include - Promoting the work of CLIC Sargent by organising and giving talks and presentations; Proactively approaching local companies, groups and organisations in order to organise speaking opportunities; Collecting cheques from community groups, businesses and organisations – saying thank you and giving a talk on behalf of CLIC Sargent.
Experience of public speaking is desirable but not essential
Aberdeen in Recovery (AiR) was granted Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) charitable status in March this year. We are now looking to find talented, passionate and skilled people to fill some vacant seats on our Board of Trustees to help us grow and develop our innovative and solution focused new charity. This is a unique opportunity to help lay the foundations to ensure AiR has a long-term future as a charity with solid processes in place to ensure it meets its mission of:
“To be a bridge from ‘dependence’ to ‘independence’ for the individual seeking to recover from problematic substance use and addictive behaviours”.
This is such an exciting and invigorating prospect for individuals to get involved and be participant in the tsunami of change which is now gaining momentum and being driven by “Experts by Experience” and the vibrant Lived Experienced Communities which are blossoming, not only locally but are now established as a national phenomena.
Since its conception, AiR and its members have worked tirelessly to establish and build collaborative relationships with professional services and third sector support agencies. We have consistently driven the message that individuals who have personal lived/living experience of active substance use, including Family members who have been affected by the addictive behaviours of a loved one, and the Recovery Communities they represent have something valid, essential and extremely beneficial to bring to described Recovery Orientated Systems of Care (ROSC). We can provide existing services and clinical structural systems with resources, skills and capabilities that they, no matter how much effort, time and money they invest, will never be able to offer or provide.
So, it gives the greatest of pleasure to see this is now recognised on the highest levels that “Recoverists” can productively contribute to the design, development and delivery of truly person-centred ROSC. This being evidenced by the vision, philosophy and content of the Scottish Governments “Rights, Respect and Recovery” Drug and Alcohol Strategy.
We also believe it is reaffirmed by the recent success in being granted funding from the Government’s National Development Fund, with our principle partner Alcohol and Drugs Action (ADA), for our ‘Recovery Peer Pathway’ joint two-year project. This collaborative venture will build on three years of pilot work to further establish and build proactive and productive Developmental Pathways within ADA and their Volunteer network while in synergy with AiR membership for individuals who desire to initiate change in their behaviours and outlook as they progress on their recovery journeys within, and imperatively out-with, statutory and formal support services.
We believe that the blue sky thinking behind this project categorically and emphatically fits with the expectations, outcomes and concepts of the above Government policy.
So, if you have lived experience, or a stakeholder interest, and a passion for recovery and are willing to give of yourself that another may learn, you will not find a better opportunity to indulge your appetite than from within Aberdeen in Recovery.
For more information please contact Dermot Craig, Recovery Community Development Manager at E Mail: email@example.com or tel.: 01224 638342 / Mobile: 07751 213108.
Shetland Women's Aid are looking for women to join us in promoting the safety and wellbeing of women and children in Shetland who are affected by domestic abuse and gender-based violence. SWA is a registered charity funded by local and national grant aid to provide safety planning, counselling, refuge, advice and guidance about housing, finance and legal issues to women. There is also a children and young person's service focused on offering therapy and support to children and young people. The aim for Shetland Women's Aid is 'An equitable society in which women, children and young people are valued participants, able to determine their own future and are free from all forms of abuse.'
As a trustee you will be instrumental in helping us realise our vision and mission. Part of your role will be to ensure that our day to day operation fulfils our strategic vision.
If you decide to join Shetland Women's Aid, you can make a real difference to the women and children who experience domestic and sexual abuse.
Abertay Students’ Association has an immediate vacancy for 2 external trustees. Experience of a governance role and/or human resources and business processes would be especially desirable.
Trustees have responsibility for overseeing the administration and management of the Students Association. More information about the Trustee Board can be found at: https://www.abertaysa.com/representation
As a Tustee, you will be responsible for the governance of the Students Association, The Students Association’s budget, and the strategy of the Students Association.
The constitutional responsibilities of the Board, based on the guidance from OSCR (with some additional duties), are set out in the Students Association Constitution
Orthodox Research Institute of St. John Chrysostom SCIO
Great opportunity to develop leadership, writing, communication, management and marketing skills and to be part of the vibrant community of young theologians and to make a contribution to the enterprise that matters!
We need your help in:
• Maintaining effective internal communications within the organisation
• Coordinating events
• Planning and implementing promotional campaigns
• Overseeing the social media strategy
A fantastic opportunity to assist a brilliant group/charity. All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated.
For more details please contact Dr. Olga Sevastyanova, Chairperson at email firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 07884971624.