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
Cultivate your Community!
Cultivate Aberdeen has a clear vision to create kind, confident, and connected communities through the power of food growing. How that vision manifests means different things to many people, it belongs to our community and it belongs to you; come and join the conversation and food revolution.
For more information and details of how you can get involved as a volunteer with Cultivate Aberdeen please visit https://www.cultivateaberdeen.co.uk/get-involved/volunteer/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org
You will be providing a puppy with a vital foundation for its future role as a guide dog. This is a full-time volunteering opportunity as a puppy will live with you in your home for around 12-16 months. It should be noted that although it is possible for another Puppy Raiser to look after a dog on your behalf for short periods of time that this may not always be possible. Consideration should be given to your future plans such as holidays abroad.
“It’s so rewarding to know that the dog will go on to help people with sight loss gain independence and freedom.” – Chris, Puppy Raiser
We rely on volunteers like you to help us improve the lives of people with sight loss. In this role your support will include:
• Developing, caring and providing for the needs of one of our puppies using Positive Reinforcement Techniques and following Guide Dogs Puppy Raising for Excellent Partnerships (PREP) programme
• Familiarising a puppy to a wide range of environments including shops and outdoor off lead exercise areas in all climates and seasons.
• Teaching a puppy it’s ok to be left alone by gradually building up from a few minutes to a maximum of 4 hours
• Attending regular puppy classes
• Regularly meeting with Guide Dogs representatives to discuss your pup’s development
• Completing regular on-line questionnaires to help us monitor puppy progress
-Ideally you will:
• Be able to handle large breed dogs (around 25-40kg)
• Have access to a car on a weekly basis for training and vet visits
• Have your own home or written permission to have a dog in the home
• Have access to a secure area where the puppy could go to the toilet during the day, especially first thing in the morning and last thing at night
• Be able to access online content and training materials (you will need your own email address)
If you don’t feel you tick every box but are sure this role is the one for you, please drop us a message and tell us why. We’re open to suggestions and happy to chat with you to find out what’s possible!
-Volunteering is a two-way street, so in return for your time you will get;
• A dedicated volunteer manager/key contact who will help you settle in and support you during your time with us.
• The challenge and reward of seeing a puppy develop in your home.
• The opportunity to learn and develop your understanding in dog body language, learning theory, the human animal bond and the life of a Guide Dog.
Volunteering for Guide Dogs should never leave you out of pocket. We’ll make sure we pay any expenses related to your volunteering with us in line with our policy.
-For more details and to apply to be a Guide Dogs - Puppy Raiser please visit: https://www.guidedogs.org.uk/how-you-can-help/volunteering-for-guide-dogs/
-If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role further before applying please email Guide Dogs Volunteer Coordinator, Aaron Puckrin at email@example.com Thank you.
Scottish Communities Climate Action Network (SCCAN)’s purpose is to inspire and promote, connect and support community-led action in Scotland to address the Climate Emergency. Please see our website: https://www.scottishcommunitiescan.org.uk/
Would you like to help take climate action to the next level?
We have a new volunteer role available with our Events working groups! You would be helping once a week with the following:
-Events organizing and facilitating
-Taking part in regular events working group meetings
-Contacting potential speakers and facilitators
-Promoting events by writing blog posts and promoting on social media.
-Compile a report on the event.
As a volunteer led organisation, our capacity to offer thorough training on events coordination is limited so we would expect you to have some experience or to be adaptable. There will be some initial training on the way SCCAN operates.
The start date is flexible to suit your availability.
Our events and meetings are currently done online through zoom.
Commitment could range from once / week to twice a month.
If interested, please drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
At Community Food Initiatives North East we are currently looking for volunteers who can take on some key roles within our charity, focusing on developing our current structures to meet the changing needs of our disadvantaged and vulnerable beneficiaries.
This includes the opportunity to join our great volunteer team as a Fundraising Committee Member. Fundraising is key to our work; we aim to continually innovate and expand our offering to ensure our disadvantaged communities are never left behind. We would like someone to assist on our fundraising committee to identify new ideas and opportunities to maximise local fundraising efforts, help to plan and coordinate group fundraising activities, promote fundraising events and initiatives in the local community and will commit to our vision of a UK without food insecurity and poverty.
A fantastic opportunity to volunteer at an award winning charity and social enterprise. All help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated.
For more information and to discuss further please contact Kevin Mathew, FareShare Sustainability Development on email KMathew@cfine.org
>Who we are:
The African Council is an independent voluntary organisation with a mission to promote the social and economic welfare of African People.
We celebrate the best in African culture(s), history and values. We promote the attainment of education and life skills especially among Africans. We also advance active citizenship among Africans through engagement in civic and political process, institutions and leadership.
>Some of our projects:
1. Employment/Enterprise coaching events
• The event seeks to provide coaching and empowerment for Africans through education, guidance and support, to increase Africans involvement in employment, enterprise and entrepreneurship opportunities.
2. Civic and Political structures coaching events
• The event seeks to provide coaching that encourages and provides guidance to Africans, to increase involvement and participation of Africans in civic and political life in Scotland,
3. Engagement events
• Our engagement events seek to understand the challenges and barriers that Africans face in participating in all areas of Scottish life and ways to mitigate these challenges.
Volunteers are vital for delivering the African Council's projects and services. We are looking for volunteers to join our team and we currently have volunteering opportunities available in the following areas:
1. Website Support
2. Corporate Communications
3. Social Media Management
5. Digital marketing and advertising
6. Event planning, support and management
9. Help desk
>Benefits of volunteering with the African Council include:
1. Opportunities to learn new skills
2. Employability training
3. Meet new people
4. Networking opportunities
5. Flexible working times
6. Develop your skills and talent and turn it to something employers will be excited about
7. Boost your CV with relevant work experience\n8. Fun hangouts, as well as,
9. Satisfaction of being a part of team that will make a significant difference in Scotland
Fantastic opportunities to help at a very exciting time in the development of the African Council. All help is greatly appreciated.
For more information please contact Ca-ananay Maduka, Volunteer Coordinator at E Mail: email@example.com or Tel.: 01224 579218.
Food and Fun was introduced by the Council as a pilot to deliver free meals and activities to children in key areas of Aberdeen during school holiday periods and has been rolled out on a permanent basis. Over Christmas, as an extension of the project, special events were hosted for young people to enjoy the festivities – from ice skating and crafts to a disco and visit to Santa.
For everyone involved in Food and Fun there’s a busy period ahead. The main aim is to ensure children continue to be fed, recognising the importance of school meals during term time for a large number of families, and also to provide the opportunity to take part in physical activity in a nurturing environment.
The initiative has been recognised with awards – but the reward and motivation for the many people who have put their heart and soul into developing the programme is in the positive impact there is on children, families and communities.
When we talk about our purpose – about caring for our city and our people – we think Food and Fun is a shining example that we can all be incredibly proud of.
Many participants obtain great life skills which has assisted them in securing other opportunities as well as the personal development and satisfaction that this also brings.
All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated. To volunteer / for more information please contact Martin Smith, Locality Inclusion Manager at E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel.: 01224 788538.
We are always looking for new classes and group opportunities. Here are some ideas we would love to see becoming reality at Inchgarth Community Centre. If you would like to pass on your knowledge, skills or special gifts please contact us to make it happen!
*Cooking class tutor
*Computer class tutor
*Mobile phone class tutor
*Sports tutor (football, tennis, badminton, etc)
*Fitness gym instructor
*Gentle exercise instructor for 60+
This is a great opportunity to gain experience as a volunteer tutor and develop your communication and organisational skills.
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/
Northfield Community Centre is a popular and dynamic community centre and registered charity with a range of activities to support people and the community.
Our popular P1 to P7’s group (over 50 members) has been running for over 30 years now with the fantastic help of volunteers. We now need / have exciting volunteer opportunities for new people to assist volunteering at the group to keep it going. Activities the children/young people at the group take part in include arts and crafts, play etc. This is a great, enjoyable opportunity which also provides brilliant experience for volunteers. All volunteers are provided with excellent support and any relevant training e.g.: first aid, health and hygiene, basic child protection. All help is greatly appreciated and makes areal difference.
If there is anyone out there who would like to help out on a Thursday night from 5.00pm till 7.30pm at Northfield Community Centre, Byron Square, please contact Jacqui Innes, Centre Coordinator at E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01224 695416.
We have exciting opportunities at HALLA – Harlaw Area Lifelong Learning Association to help in the community as a Development Volunteer. This can involve aspects such as looking at the learning needs of people around the Kaimhill School area, encouraging volunteering with the charity/association, help develop new programmes and classes at the Kaimhill Learning Centre, help prepare funding proposals and applications, act as a ‘face’ of the charity/Learning Centre and help with room bookings at the Learning Centre.
A fantastic opportunity to assist in the positive development of the Kaimhill community. Good support is provided to all volunteers e.g.: board members and part time admin. worker will always be there to help. All help is greatly appreciated. Please contact us on email: email@example.com or tel.: 01224 861129 for further details.