Are you are interested in meeting new people, learning new skills, showing your passion for the all things Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire? We are currently seeking people in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire to provide a warm North-east welcome for visitors to our wonderful region?
*What is a Welcome to Aberdeenshire volunteer?
First impressions count! Our Welcome to Aberdeen City/Aberdeenshire volunteer initiative is looking for friendly, passionate and proud people keen to share local knowledge of our wonderful area with visitors.
To give a warm welcome to visitors arriving in the region and provide information and assistance to make their time in the destination a fantastic experience.
1. Meeting and greeting visitors as they arrive in the region.
2. Providing information on getting around the area. For example, onward transport links, bus timetables.
3. Providing general information on the area. For example, visiting attractions, shopping, eating, walking, places to visit, currency exchange.
4. Providing leaflets, visitor maps and general tourist information.
We aim to recognise the value of the contribution volunteers will make to the success of our local area. We aim to offer satisfying volunteering opportunities and will support volunteers appropriately to carry out their role to the highest standards possible. As part of this excellent support and relevant guidance is provided to all volunteers. Various training courses and information will be shared during the induction period to increase knowledge of the local tourism product and travel around the region.
•Meet new people
•Learn new skills
•Use existing skills – do you speak a second language?
•Feel passionate about your region
*Interested in this volunteering opportunity?
Please go to https://www.visitabdn.com/about-us/volunteers/ for more information and to apply or please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking for committee members to join our group, there is no requirement of in person physical volunteering, all that would be required is a hour a week of “Admin” you would be listed on the group’s constitution and help in the formation & background operations of the group. Suited to anyone with a hour to spare to assist the community.
Community Shopping Volunteers wanted to do a weekly shop for older and vulnerable people shielding in the Giffnock, Clarkston and Newton Mearns areas of East Renfrewshire. Commitment of one supermarket shop per week on a Monday or a Wednesday. Volunteers with their own car or bicycle required as deliveries are made direct to the customers home. COVID safe procedures in place
Pushing up the Daisies is a pioneering charity in Scotland, providing information and support to the newly bereaved during the period between a death and a funeral, the advancement of education in care of bodies at home after death and the advancement of health related to grief. We are especially here to support anyone who instinctively wants to keep the body of their loved one at home (or bring them back home) after their death.
In November 2021 we started to take steps towards setting up a service to empower and practically assist people who want to keep someone close in the days after their last breath and be involved in the arrangements. This is aimed to be instead of or alongside funeral directors. We want to develop this aspect of the charity as a service and also as a source of income.
We are now in a position to expand the Board of Trustees to strengthen and expand the charity and particularly to develop the service aspect of the charity in a business-like way.
The current charity trustees are passionate about the work of the charity. We want to balance this with supportive business expertise. We are also looking to balance people with the inspiration and time to be hands-on in our development and people experienced to take an overview in the development and governance.
If you are interested, please contact email@example.com to arrange a meeting in-person/online to discuss and answer any questions you have.
HM Inspectorate of Prisons for Scotland (HMIPS) - Falkirk
Could you provide invaluable support by ensuring prisoners’ human rights are upheld and that life in prison contributes to their rehabilitation, resulting in a safer Scotland?
If yes, you may be the person who can make a unique contribution to improving Scotland’s prisons, listening to and supporting prisoners and positively impacting on their lives in your local community.
We are currently recruiting Independent Prison Monitors (IPMs), a voluntary role that can be challenging and rewarding. As well as the opportunity to participate in one of the most unusual and valuable types of voluntary work, you will have the opportunity to meet and work with many people from diverse backgrounds and walks of life.
We encourage diversity and particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented in the IPM Team.
We are looking for people with a range of different backgrounds and experiences and we are recruiting for all 15 prisons in Scotland. The role is flexible as visits are conducted at various times and can fit in with your personal circumstances. You do not need any special qualifications or experience because we will provide all necessary training and support.
Above all, we are looking for highly reliable people with the time, energy and enthusiasm to make a difference and to help us to discharge our statutory responsibilities. We welcome applications from people over 18 and are particularly keen to hear from young people, those of working age and individuals from minority communities.
If you are interested please visit our website for more information: https://www.prisonsinspectoratescotland.gov.uk/news/we-are-recruiting-volunteer-independent-prison-monitors
We at Scottish Communities Climate Action Network are welcoming volunteers in our Events Circle for 2022.
We are a nationwide network with the purpose of supporting community-led action in Scotland to address the climate and nature emergency and work for a just, thriving and resilient Scotland.
SCCAN events work to support peer-to-peer networking and learning through:
• Running a regular programme of interactive online workshops and meetings for members. (At least 30% of SCCAN members participate in SCCAN regular network events).
• Organise one national annual gathering plus regular online open networking events and several regional focused events to nurture the development of new regional networks and / or further support emerging networks. (At least 200 participants).
Our events volunteers would commit a couple of hours every two weeks to the following activities:
• Setting up and attending event meetings
• Facilitating and note taking
• Tidying up notes
• Event planning
• Delivering the event
• Emails prior & post (with evaluation Google form survey) to attendees and reports
• Send recordings/pictures and reports
• Feedback forms
Aerial Art House is currently looking for a volunteer to assemble and submit grants requests for our community projects.
Research and identify sources of funding and grants that match the company’s objectives
Write high quality and winning grant proposals
Excellent writing and verbal skills.
Result oriented and persuasive.
Good interpersonal skills.
Prior experience of fundraising is desirable but not compulsory.
The challenge of maintaining good mental health is becoming more visible. We are looking for people with lived experience of mental health challenges who are passionate about helping others and want to improve awareness and understanding of mental health issues.
The Mental Wealth Academy (MWA) is a peer led group of experts by experience and professionals who want to work together to share and develop knowledge and learning about experiences of mental health, wellbeing and recovery. Together we are proving that experts by experience have knowledge, skills and talents that are valuable in their own rights.
Currently we are collecting the evidence that this is true, conducting peer led, professionally supported research alongside the University of Dundee. We are also making contacts with other organisations to work collaboratively to make positive changes that will benefit people living in Dundee.
The Mental Wealth Academy is still being developed and we would welcome your knowledge, skills and talents in shaping the future of the project. There are various working groups within the MWA that you can get involved in including our research group, and the training and workshop development group. Maybe you're interested in doing research and would like help to develop your research skills? Or perhaps you are good at talking to people and would like to join our networking and signposting group. Do you have a talent for administrative tasks or do you enjoy engaging with people using social media platforms to raise awareness?
You will be fully supported by experts by experience and professional staff at all times. Why not come along to one of Steering Group meetings and meet our friendly team, find out more about the MWA's mission and share your thoughts and ideas with us.
REAP is currently looking for 2 or 3 volunteers to help support upcoming gardening sessions at their Maryhill Therapeutic Garden in Elgin. Working alongside the REAP team, volunteers will help participants get involved in gardening activities, helping people to build their skills, confidence, and wellbeing.
Therapeutic gardening is the use of garden space to improve and build resilience in mental health; to increase physical activity; develop social skills and encourage a healthier diet. REAP’s aim is to help participants improve their mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing through gardening and socialising in a beautiful, peaceful environment.
Sessions are returning soon on February 11th and will run on a weekly basis on Tuesday afternoons 2-5pm or Friday mornings 10-12:30pm. Volunteers can help people take part in various gardening activities such as sowing seeds, learning about composting and harvesting vegetables to take home. There’s also a chance to socialise during the tea breaks! Volunteers will also be supported in their development by being offered training relevant to the project.
If you are a friendly, patient person, able to engage with a wide variety of people, and can volunteer outside in a practical way, have an interest in gardening ( food growing or ornamental 😊 ), or even have skills that could help build a new garden bench!) please do get in touch with REAP, who will be very happy to tell you more about how to get involved.
Tel 01542 888070
Ayrshire Tigers Powerchair Football Club (South Ayrshire)
Ayrshire Tigers PFC is a community-based Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) based in Ayr which works in partnership with the Scottish Powerchair Football Association (SPFA) to provide equal opportunity for powerchair users in Ayrshire to engage in team sport. The Club is an independent organisation run by its own board of trustees which is elected by its members. The club is focused on providing opportunities to play, coach and support powerchair football and is open to everyone. The team is currently playing in the Scottish Powerchair Football Premiership. The Club was formed to benefit powerchair users living in Ayrshire to engage in team sport and prevent isolation by offering a place for people to come and feel welcome, have fun and be part of a team.
The Fundraising officer role is important to the sustainability of the club as they help organise fundraising events to raise much needed funds. We are looking for someone to help the Chairperson and Treasurer with funding applications and also help plan, co-ordinate and oversee fundraising activities.
What you will be doing
Putting collection tins in local shops or community areas.
Holding a ‘tin shake’ in a local town – this is where players/club supporters stand outside shops with collection tins and get donations
Holding a sponsored event such as a swim or walk.
Holding an event for local people to attend – quiz night, auction, raffle, talk, coffee and cake morning – people will give donations when they come.
Having a section on the club website that people can click on if they want to give money.
Talking to Charity Trustee/Committee Members about different ways to fundraise and deciding what to do as a club.
Publicising events, distributing flyers/leaflets or fundraising forms
Support people who are fundraising on behalf of the club
Working with the Treasurer to ensure that the money is collected safely and banked accurately
Home based (plus travel to club activities). Ideally you will live in Ayrshire.
We seek applications from anyone interested in the role, but particularly welcome applications from people with prior experience of fundraising for other clubs/groups.
You will be asked to attend committee meetings and also have knowledge of the local area so we ask that you live locally to be able to do this role.
We process applications as we receive them, we will close the role when we find a suitable volunteer for the role. Consequently, the role may close before the advertised closing date.
A full UK driving licence is essential.
To apply for this role, please upload a covering letter (maximum 2 sides of A4) and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing date for applications is Friday 25th February 2022 at noon. Interviews will take place, via video conference and will be conducted by a small panel of current Board Trustees.
Benefits of being a committee member with Ayrshire Tigers PFC include:
Improve support to powerchair users and their families in your local area.
You could build up knowledge and hands on experience of disabled people.
Access free training and learn new skills.
Meet new people.
A worthwhile achievement to add to your CV.
Having fun whilst carrying out a valuable role.
This is a rewarding and fulfilling opportunity and will allow you to make a difference to those you are supporting and their families.
Volunteering can keep you mentally stimulated and provide you with a sense of purpose.