Museums Northumberland - Union Chain Bridge: Crossing Borders, Connecting Communities
To research and develop content and interpretation materials for walking routes near the Union Chain Bridge. These walking guides will be published on the project website and to inform volunteer-led walks around the area.
The main focus of the role will involve:
• Researching and developing content and interpretation materials for the proposed walking routes in the vicinity of the Union Chain Bridge;
• Researching examples of good practice and popular local walking trails;
• Co-creating online walking resources with professional interpretation experts to create a public walking guide resource.
• Although not an essential requirement of the role, volunteers may be interested in walking the suggested routes, testing and recording detail about them.
Skills and Experience required:
An interest in history, natural history and local culture
Ability to work on your own and in a team
Attendance at appropriate training to develop your skills
Capacity to walk for 3 miles at your own pace (if testing walking routes).
Through this role you will gain:
Experience of working with maps and interpreting them.
The opportunity to develop your knowledge of local history, geography, natural history and culture with a focus on the Union Chain Bridge.
Experience of working independently, yet as part of a bigger team.
Volunteers welcomed to support Live Borders curators, archivists and educators. Tasks vary from contributing information, research and digitising resources for Borders Collections Online database, to helping at events/exhibitions or supporting on-site conservation, cataloguing and storage projects.
Role Description :
Volunteers can get involved in a range of ways to help our team deliver priority programmes in museums/archives work. We have opportunities available working either remotely (online) and in our Museums/Galleries plus Heritage Hub archive, located across the Scottish Borders area.
We are looking for volunteers with a diverse range of skills and subject interests. Our collections and database projects cover everything under the sun from textiles, photography and local history, to natural sciences, art and motorsport. Current projects involve assisting with cataloguing, inventories, storage/labelling and digitising of 150,000 historic objects, artworks and images. In addition, volunteers can also support our team in the care and conservation of collections on-site and help with associated research topics. We also have opportunities for volunteers to assist at events or invigilate at exhibitions. Volunteering can be either digital/online work for collections database and research work, or site-based at museum/archive area offices located in Hawick, Peebles, Duns or Selkirk.
Hours to be arranged by agreement, minimum commitment of 3 months required.
What’s on Biggar is an on-line calendar of events in the Biggar area with the purpose of promoting community spirit and activity.
Designed, developed and coordinated in Biggar, the online calendar had more than 14000 visits last year and our Facebook page has more than 800 followers.
What’s on Biggar is looking for a volunteer to grow our on-line community and build the network of local organisers who contribute to the calendar.
Our volunteer will have the opportunity to contribute ideas on how to achieve our aims and the autonomy to take these ideas forward.
Three sessions of professional support will be offered to facilitate this.
We are currently looking for Volunteer Wellbeing Facilitators to support the delivery of our virtual Living Well with MS sessions. These online sessions aim to provide information, guidance, support and connection to people with MS or affected by MS. Our virtual programme of sessions offer a safe, informative and supportive place for people with MS via information webinars, peer groups, themed chat sessions. We offer a number of different sessions, including one for newly diagnosed people, progressive types of MS, symptom themed sessions covering fatigue, mental health through to employment.
We also have volunteer peer-led monthly sessions which include Staying active, book club and make & chat. Volunteer wellbeing facilitators are an important part of all our sessions, by sharing their experience of the subject matter, thus making it relatable to other people affected by MS. The aim of the sessions are to increase the knowledge, confidence and skills of people who are affected by MS to manage their own health and well-being. You will help co-facilitate these sessions alongside a Livingwell coordinator. The sessions take place over a digital platform called Zoom, so the role can be undertaken from home.
In order to carry out this role, you will need access to a reliable internet connection and a tablet, laptop or smartphone which has a microphone and camera. How much time might it take? This role is flexible and aim to fit around you. Each online session is generally 1-hour and in most they are held in the evening. Time commitments for this role may vary depending on what activities you want to get involved with but we ask that you commit to a minimum of one hour per quarter; this can be co-facilitating a session, providing in-sights into planned sessions, helping with new topics, volunteer get together. We like to provide these sessions flexibly across the week and so are keen to recruit volunteers who are able to support us to deliver online sessions during weekends or evenings in particular. What we're looking for We are looking for volunteers who are living with MS and who are able to share personal experiences appropriately of how to live well with MS to support and inspire others. You should be able to focus on what is important for that individual. Personal experiences can include
Hints and tips to help managed symptoms
Who can help support you in managing your health
What makes life better for you
It would be helpful if you had previously attended a face-to-face or virtual Living Well with MS session, but not essential. Guidance, Support and Development You'll have support from a member of staff as well as a welcome and induction and a resource which provides available support for you in your role. As part of your role, you will have to complete some mandatory learning. You will be expected to complete facilitator and other relevant training to get started in the role and will be asked to attend annual refresher training. Please note that all volunteer training will be completed online via Zoom and that there are limited spaces
Do you have spare time and you'd like to give back to the community? Community First are calling out for help. We have various volunteering opportunities for individual
- Grocery Shop Assistant
- Kitchen Help
- Social Media
- Stockroom Assistant
- Clothing Shop Assistant
- General Assistant
Interested and keen to learn more, get in touch for a chat.
Carers Link provides information and support to unpaid carers. As part of that we record podcasts on a range of topics of interest to carers in East Dunbartonshire, as well as our office banter podcasts which let carers get to know Carers Link staff and the work we do.
The podcasts are recorded on zoom about once a month, and are normally 20 to 30 minutes long with up to 4 people taking part. The podcast editor is responsible for editing the sound for clarity as well as adding music at the start and end of the recording. Editing is normally done using free sound editing software, which can be done at home or in Carers Link’s office.
The volunteer can also upload the podcast to our Bluberry account and prepare the show notes, but this is not a requirement.
Volunteers we need you, with you inspiration and motivation to serve as a board member on the Management Board of HALLA (Harlaw Area Lifelong Learning Association).
We are a Board of people who run daytime and evening classes at Kaimhill Learning Centre.
We have a FB page ( @HALLACommunity) where you can see some of our activities and tutored classes.
We meet once a month to discuss new opportunities and management issues, to find new ways of how-to bring people of all ages in the local community into the centre.
We have several weekly, social, informal learning groups where Board members can get to know each other and form a friendly working relationship.
A volunteer should be passionate, enthusiastic and have a keen interest in community matters.
A volunteer does not necessarily require specific skills since we all support each other to develop new skills but if you have specific ones, it would be good to introduce them to the rest of the Board so we can use them to benefit the local community.
The Board would appreciate people with knowledge of IT and office procedures but enthusiasm and interest in the community are equally important.
This is an amazing opportunity to discover your “hidden talents” !!!
You are very welcome to attend a committee meeting and see if this is for you.
WE ARE WAITING TO WELCOME YOU TO OUR FRIENDY AND DIVERSE HALLA BOARD !!!!!
A fantastic opportunity to help and make a difference for the community. All assistance is greatly appreciated.
For further details please contact Giuseppina Caligiuri, HALLA Vice Chair at email Hallaassociation@gmail.com or telephone: 01224 498 164 / 07511377364.
An exciting opportunity to join a long established, user led organisation supporting people with disabilities and long term medical conditions. Based in modern premises in Bridge of Don. Alongside the admin. personnel and requests from the benefits personnel the role will include general administrative duties, filing, photocopying clients records and answering the phone. Inputting of data information from telephone sheets into computer spreadsheets. Checking of e-mails when in the office.
A fantastic opportunity to help. All assistance makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated.
For more details please contact Roslynn Fowler, Volunteer Admin. Assistant at email email@example.com or telephone: 01224 641355.