This volunteer role is specifically focused on creating a space online where young people across Scotland can chat together, share ideas, raise issues and have fun! This opportunity is open to any young person aged 18-25 across Scotland with Type 1 diabetes. You will be given support and training to run this group and for other skills needed to be a peer supporter.
What you will be doing
Attend project activities and meetings with the other Peer Supporters over zoom to design and oversee the project.
Share ideas about what would make a difference to the life of young people with Type 1 Diabetes.
Alongside your fellow Peer Support volunteers, you will plan and moderate conversation on a large scale with young people across Scotland
Promoting the project to young people across Scotland
Moderate and interact with young people with Type 1 Diabetes from across Scotland on our digital stay connected working group.
Plan and suggest discussion topics, conversation and competitions that your group can take part in
This is an great opportunity for a young person aged 18-24 to co-design and deliver a series of wellbeing workshops for young people aged 13-24 with type 1 diabetes. These workshops will explore the Five Ways to Wellbeing and what these mean for young people with type 1. We are hoping to recruit people from across Scotland to deliver these workshops and to help us design and write the activities and session plans. This is part of our Youth Peer support project - Type 1 Youth: Connect, Support and Share, and you will be part of a wider volunteering team.
The Elgin Sports Community Trust is literally a game-changer. This volunteer led community project has broken ground to a create a new all-weather sports facility for Moray. The project, now entering a final exciting stage, is looking for outgoing volunteers with professional experience to help develop and write funding bids that will support specific elements of the build.
Are you a resourceful, take-the-initiative sort of person that possesses marketing and writing skills? Could you help identify and research prospective funding sources and help to write persuasive compelling bids? Could you pen awesome case studies or reports and maybe even share some of our news on social media?
The Elgin Sports Community Trust has built an accessible all-weather, full-size facility, that is being used for a multitude of sports and is inclusive for all members of the community. Your time and skill will help this facility build office space, changing facilities and viewing galleries and become a place where people can play and meet all year – even walk, train, coach, the sporting options (and the health benefits to our community) are endless!
This volunteering commitment would last between 3 to 6 months or longer if you are the sort of person who would be prepared to join the board.
If you would like to have a chat about the role or would like to be involved or just find out more, please drop us a hello at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Our vision is to provide opportunities for the young people, help them to develop life skills and empower them to make a difference in the community. We are very much a youth led organisation with our youth committee being supported and mentored by our Advisory Group & Trustees.
We have monthly Advisory Group/Trustee meetings (usually on a Monday evening), for approx 2 hours, in Dufftown Community Centre.
We currently have 5 Trustees however we are looking for 2 or 3 new members who can bring fresh, new
ideas to our group and help ensure we can continue to offer this valuable project to the young people of
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You will be an excellent written communicator to identify and apply for trust and corporate grants. You will be researching funding opportunities and writing grant applications for the charity, keeping records on appropriate grant giving bodies, (application closing dates and processes), and reporting back to donors the difference their grant has made. You will also keep in touch with the team at local and executive level about the progress of applications.
This is an exciting opportunity to work with one of the most respected charities operating on the Scottish Canal network.
No matter how good our services are, we can't properly support our users/community well if we don't have good leaders in the team. If this sounds like you?... we would love you to consider volunteering with us for a few hours per week.
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The Vale of Leven Trust are looking to recruit some new Trustees to join their board of directors, they are particularly interested in hearing from people who have an interest or specialised knowledge in Financial Management, IT, Data Management, Employment or Charity Law Governance. As part of our board you will develop your career skills, team working skills and have the satisfaction of supporting a local charity that benefits the local community. Ideally the person we are looking for would be a representative of the Vale of Leven or West Dunbartonshire.
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