Members of local community councils act as representatives for their communities. They find out what issues are affecting the local community as a whole and articulate these concerns to Angus Council and its planning partners – NHS, Police, Fire services etc. They play a vital role in representing the views of the community to local authorities and other public bodies.
They usually meet once a month to discuss the issues of current concern in their area, particularly major planning applications and steps to improve our local environment.
• They contact and are contacted by relevant agencies to put forward the views of the community which involves collating views from members of the community, including individuals, families and groups.
• They discuss and negotiate solutions to local issues and concerns.
• They attend meetings with relevant groups, liaise with City Councillors and officials.
• When necessary they campaign on big issues of local concern.
The Arbroath Community Council is currently looking for people of all ages to take part in the council. We would especially like to hear from younger people who would like to take a more active role within their community. Those interested need to reside in the Arbroath area.
Meetings are once a month on a Tuesday evening at Round O Five O in Arbroath.
At Marie Curie we value the voices of people who have lived experiences and believe they can help us achieve our strategic objective to ensure the best experience for people in death, dying and bereavement.
We are looking for community engagement volunteers to work alongside our community engagement team
· Engage with local community groups/services to raise awareness of the range of Marie Curie support services (including our national services)
· Engage with and bring together people in communities (especially those who are poorly served by end of life care), to understand their experiences.
· Support Marie Curie in co -designing and developing new and existing services to support people at the end of life or in their bereavement.
· Feel confident in sharing their story and listening to others in an open and sensitive way.
NCT Community Builders are at the heart of our local volunteer teams. You will engage with parents in the local community to understand where support is needed. You will help build a team of community volunteers who offer welcoming, and inclusive, events and activities that improve the wellbeing of parents.
Local NCT groups and activities are an essential part of what we do. Our aim is to build welcoming and inclusive communities that improve the wellbeing of parents.
As a Community Volunteer you will know what support parents need most in your local area and play an important role in creating spaces for parents to connect and access trusted information and support.
Crossroads is a registered charity which has been operating for 37 years in South Ayrshire (although also with a national footprint). We provide a highly needed service in offering a respite service for at home carers. The charity runs with a small office team supported by a team of Care Attendants and over seen by a Management Committee comprising of volunteers who each bring a different set of skills and expertise to aid the operation of the charity.
Our next aim is to raise our profile in South Ayrshire and we would gladly welcome the support of volunteers who would like to share our aim and interest by supporting us, as a volunteer fundraiser.
Ideally the volunteer would have a sales and marketing background, yet it is not mandatory as the sales pitch can be delivered by one of the committee members. The volunteer fundraiser would support by identifying donors, raising the group's profile, writing applications for funding opportunities, organising events, etc.
The group meets on a Tuesday of every second month at 7pm in a meeting room at Biggart Hospital, Prestwick (where the office is located), yet most of the volunteering can easily be done remotely and perhaps meet with the team occasionally as required.
Kindly fill in the contact us form on https://crossroads-sa.org.uk/contact.asp and we will get back to you at our earliest.
Everyone has different experiences of health and social care. We need to hear about these to make sure that our work makes care better. Healthcare Improvement Scotland is part of the NHS in Scotland. Our job is to make sure that everyone in Scotland has the best possible health and care. The People’s Experience Volunteer role is a brand new role. It is one way that we hope to better hear people’s views in our work. You can help us put people’s different experiences of health services at the centre of the work we do by:
• Sharing your views on some of our ideas and programmes to give us a better idea of what is important to people in your area
• Helping us find out how people read and understand our reports, websites or information about health and care
• Working with us when we are thinking about how to engage with people on a topic or a change. You can help us shape and test our questions, test understanding of the topic and discover what is most important to people.
We are seeking to recruit volunteers from across Scotland with a range of different experiences and identities; you don’t need any healthcare related experience. The time commitment will be no more than half a day a month. Ideally we would like volunteers to be involved throughout our first year to help us get established. How you take part might vary depending on the activity and your personal circumstances. Activities may be face-to-face, online or by telephone.
Volunteering has been shown to have a positive effect on volunteers. Volunteering in this role may give you a sense of purpose or may help you gain confidence and new knowledge. As a volunteer with us you can help improve the health and care experience of people receiving care in Scotland. This role may also give you opportunities to meet other volunteers in your own or other areas and be part of a community of volunteers within HIS.
HIS is seeking to recruit volunteers with a range of different experiences and identities. We are particularly keen to involve disabled people, people who are black, Asian or from a minority ethnic group and people who are living on low incomes as we know that any of these things can cause differences in people’s health. It is important to us that we are able to listen to a broad range of people to hear about their different experiences of health and care.
If you would like to find out more please contact us. Chris Third works for Healthcare Improvement Scotland as a Public Involvement Advisor. Chris will be pleased to hear from you and tell you more about volunteering with us.
Public Involvement Advisor
telephone: 07929 025816
Saturday Sacks litter pick sees local young people and adults cleaning up the local area.
Do you have a few hours to spare to help them?
Want to help the environment and clean up the town
Sometimes the group are joined by their sponsor Mark Guild from Guild Homes and local important people.
Next litter pick will be in January keep an eye out for more information in the new year or contact Denise Black 07738419810 for more information if you wish to come along and help, we hope to see you there. https://www.guild-homes.co.uk/ #FCFT.
Forfar Community Football Trust are currently on the look out for a ball attendant supervisor for Forfar Athletic home matches. Great opportunity to get involved with the trust and support your local community team by providing local kids the opportunity to be a ball attendant.
Main duties for this role are:
- meet and brief group
- allocation of clothing/equipment
- point of contact during game
- coordinate half time refreshments
Volunteer must be 18 and willing to complete a PVG.
Volunteering for the Scouts is a great way to take part in new experiences, meet a whole load of friendly people and have fun. There is something for everyone whether you’d like to help out week-after-week or whenever-you-can, the Scouting Association will provide training, learning opportunities and cups of tea – every step of the way.
As a volunteer, working in teams, you might:
1. Welcome young people and families to sessions and events
2. Make sure everyone’s safe, supported, included and having fun
3. Help to plan and lead activities
4. Get involved with days out, camps and expeditions
5. Share and learn skills – from coding to cake decorating to canoeing
6. Celebrate young people’s achievements big and small
You don't need to be Bear Grylls to volunteer with Scouts - we need everyone to muck in and help support young people to learn #SkillsForLife.