Help us offer the best experience to our Pensioners Club, a lovely social group for older people. Set up the room, tidy the tables and chairs away, become a befrienders during the session.
The pensioners club plays a vital role in the lives of its members, is fun to take part in, and really will make a difference to people’s lives.
This is a great opportunity to develop your Customers Services skills and gain experience in a caring position, while meeting new people and giving back to the older members of our community.
All volunteers are greatly appreciated and provided with excellent support. Please contact us to find out how you can help, join our fantastic team of volunteers and make a real difference in the community: Email: email@example.com / Tel: 01224 325191 / Website: http://www.inchgarth.org/
ARCHIE Child Bereavement Service (part of the ARCHIE Foundation charity) provide direct support to bereaved children and young people throughout Grampian.
Due to an increased demand in our service we are seeking volunteers in a variety of areas including: responders to visit bereaved families, fundraisers, event and admin helpers and a treasurer.
Key objectives of our Volunteers are: To support the work of GCBN through contributing to the range of services provided. To make a positive difference to the lives of the children, young people and their families who have been affected by bereavement
Our responder service entails people visiting bereaved families and undertaking direct support work with children and young people and their families. We also run event days for children staffed up by our volunteers. We are particularly keen to recruit a volunteer with a financial or accounts background to take on our treasurer role.
Excellent support and training is provided to all volunteers e.g.: induction includes self awareness, policy and procedures of charity. Training in child protection and bereavement support. Support from coordinator and board of trustees.
All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated. For more details please contact: Malcolm Stewart, Coordinator at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 01224 554152.
We work with males over the age of 26 years who have had a drug or alcohol problem. Our aim is to give people back their self esteem and a purpose in life away from addiction.
We do this through a variety of ways such as having monthly outings e.g.: fishing gorge walking, bowling. We also do a community garden. This helps people give something back to their communities and helps break down stigma.
We meet on a Tuesday from 12-2.30pm. We also do a Thursday from 10am-12.30pm which is a drop-in with activities such as board games and arts and crafts. We have opportunities for people to volunteer to help out at the groups.
It is very enjoyable, rewarding and you would gain good experience and make a very positive difference. All help is greatly appreciated and makes a real difference to people and the community.
For further details please contact: Aileen Goymer-Davidson on: email@example.com
PAMIS Grampian - Promoting a More Inclusive Society
We are recruiting volunteers to assist in our important and exciting Pamiloo development.
Thousands of people with complex needs across Scotland are unable to attend events or visit outdoor venues due to the lack of appropriate toilet facilities and to this end PAMIS have purchased the first Scottish fully accessible mobile changing places toilet.
PAMIS will use this resource for events that they organise for families and it will also be available for others to hire. To date it has been at the Edinburgh Fringe, visited various beaches and events in Scotland.
We require volunteers to open and close the van, be an attendant and supervise the use of the mobile changing places toilet. This position is open to a wide group of volunteers. Training will be given.
We are also recruiting volunteer drivers (for volunteer drivers you have to be 25 years old and over for insurance purposes). You could volunteer to be a driver and drive it to different venues. All bookings will be arranged through PAMIS.
Excellent support and full training is provided to all volunteers and we reimburse agreed out of pocket expenses and travel. This is a hugely valuable and rewarding experience, the opportunity to learn new skills and to travel.
For more information please contact Lesley Gray on email firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 01382 385154. You can visit our website: www.pamis.org.uk
Note: a child or adult with profound and multiple learning disabilities will always be accompanied by at least one carer at all times. You will not be expected to assist in any personal care activities.
The Foundation for Advancement of Child Education and Youth Empowerment (FACEYOUTH) is a charitable organization, committed to improving the lives of youths and children in Aberdeen and overseas, using the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, as a framework for action.
The organization had its first charity outreach in 2016 and has over the years, impacted people from underserved communities positively, regardless of age, gender, religion and background.
For over 5 years, FACEYOUTH has been supporting individuals, families and communities through our various projects - from awarding full scholarships to indigent students to hosting sessions on Mental Health Awareness, with the aim to relieve disadvantage of any sorts and give people the opportunity to lead fulfilling lives.
There are a great number of ways you can help support the work of FACEYOUTH as a volunteer. Current volunteer opportunities with us include Support Co-Ordinator, Fundraising and Event Volunteers, Marketing Co-Ordinator and PA to our Board. All help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated.
For further details please contact Ify Anyaegbu, Founder/Chief Executive at email: email@example.com or tel.:07717346832.
Fresh Community Wellness is a growing grassroots charity, registered Scottish Charity Number, SC051346. We operate out of Aberdeen city, working within a (S.I.M.D) high neighbourhood to create lasting change and build a legacy for the future. Predominantly in Seaton neighbourhoods and outdoors, we work with volunteers/residents, with a salutogenic approach to community wellness. To help with this we have great opportunities and need people to help out as volunteers for a range of roles including:
*Food growing, gardeners, greenspace management, tidy ups volunteers.
*Mentors, community engagement, events, entertainers (kids, adults, 55+).
*Outdoors games & sports volunteers, building outdoor areas for residents (sheltered housing seating), health.
*Artists/ Sculptors to begin on our Street Art & Design projects, and sculptures.
*Admin, coordinators, team lead volunteers, advisors & support volunteers.
*Drop-in café helpers, advisors, cooking assistants.
All are fantastic opportunities to make a real difference for people and communities in Aberdeen. Excellent support and relevant training is provided to all volunteers.
For more details about these volunteer roles or other ways you can help support the important work and volunteering at Fresh Community Wellness SCIO, please contact our website www.freshcom.org.uk or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Scotland Versus Arthritis is looking for individuals willing to lead short health walks in your area, lead on other physical activities, or facilitate virtual support groups. Full training and on-going support for volunteers will be available.
We are also looking for expressions of interest from anyone keen to become an instructor of Tai Chi or Qi Gong for arthritis.
The current Covid restrictions have meant that for many the wait for treatment may be a year or more away.
Painkilling prescriptions are seldom more than a temporary relief. Support and exercise can however offer a better way to self-manage the daily on-going pain and fatigue.
In readiness for the eventual lifting of lockdown we are asking, can you spare an hour or two each month to help?
Please contact your local Development Officer, Dr. P. Neville, firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07501 501114 for details.
Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (Aberdeen City Services)
Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland is Scotland’s health charity supporting people and their families across Scotland with chest, heart and stroke conditions. We want to make sure life living with a chest or heart condition or after a stroke is a life lived to the full.
To help in this we are currently seeking people to volunteer with us as Community Support Services Volunteers.
As a Community Support Services Volunteer you will support people who have had a stroke to develop autonomy and confidence in self-management, enabling them to fully engage with their community and activities of their choice.
The service is delivered to provide specified person centred support for those with a communication difficulty and/or to support a specific physical or everyday task.
The role includes:
• providing specified support for the service user, this will be dependent upon their individual goal(s).
• supporting with specific physical and/or everyday activities.
• supporting with specific use of communication strategies.
This may involve either one-to-one or small group support or a combination of both.
To undertake your role you will be required to undertake membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Adults) Scheme in Scotland (PVG) (there is no cost for this for volunteers).
Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland will provide all necessary training, provide excellent ongoing support to all volunteers and all authorised out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.
For more details please contact us at email@example.com or visit our website at https://www.chss.org.uk/volunteer-with-chss
Volunteers provide much needed support for our activities and services through a variety of volunteer assignments. We are always happy to hear from people who can offer some time be it an hour a week or a couple of days a week. Volunteers are currently involved in a range of assignments which offer them an opportunity to use their skills or maybe learn new ones.
We are currently looking for volunteers to become involved in...
-Clubs and Social Groups
-Admin and Clerical Support
-Helping in our Charity Shop and Store
-Assisting in our AudioService
-Running our Fitness Room
-Visiting people in their own homes
-Outings and Holidays
-Our Resources Centres
-HELLO Centre (Home Entertainment Lending Library)
-Doing odd jobs (painting etc.)
-Driving for our clients
We would like to hear from anyone who feels they have something to offer. Some people feel they have time to spare but don't really know what they can do. We want to hear from them and will take time to explain our services and opportunities available.
Full support and training is provided. Please contact us on Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel.: 0345 271 2345 for more details.
For people leaving hospital, adjusting to life at home can be a difficult time. Helping someone get their essential shopping, pick up their prescription or get the heating turned on can make all the difference for them to feel safe at home.
This service is available in Aberdeen 7 days a week 9.00am - 8.00pm depending on needs.
We would like you to :
• volunteer at least 4 hours a week within the above times
• to drive and have use of a car if possible, though this is not essential
*Why we want you
If you are compassionate and like helping and meeting people, then this could be the role for you. Volunteers like you support people who are leaving hospital, helping to build their confidence so that they can continue to live independently in their own home.
*What you will be doing
• Visit people in hospital as they are getting ready to go home.
• Bring people home from hospital.
• Help someone settle in when they first arrive home.
• Support with shopping and collecting prescriptions.
• Help people find further support if they need it.
• Keep records of tasks.
*The skills you need
• Warm and friendly with empathy for others.
• Good communication skills.
• Encouraging and supportive.
• Enjoy meeting and spending time with new people.
• Can work independently and as a part of a team.
• Able to commit to a regular shift.
*What's in it for you
• Meet new people and be part of a dynamic and inclusive team.
• A great opportunity to develop your existing skills and gain new ones.
• All training and induction for the role (there is no charge for training).
• Reasonable pre-agreed travel expenses for the role including for attending training.
• An opportunity to be part of the world’s largest humanitarian organisation and the knowledge that you are making a difference to people’s lives.
All help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated. For full details and to apply please visit: https://volunteer.redcross.org.uk/opportunities/21249-independent-living-service-volunteer-grampian-2021-10-13