The 60 Plus Drop In has been operating since 2016 and meets weekly from 2pm – 4pm on a Wednesday. The last Wednesday of the month is the lunch club which meets at 1pm until 2.30/3pm.
We are looking for volunteers to help run the clubs, this would involve setting up, planning activities and helping with these, making tea/coffee etc half way through. The members clear this up and wash the dishes etc. We often have guest speakers or agencies in as well as running activities ourselves.
Most of the members are in their late 70’s and 80’s hence the need to look for more volunteers to help with the club and keep it running. The volunteers would need to start at 1.30pm but should be finished around 4pm as everyone helps clear up.
Volunteers for the lunch club would start earlier in the morning as we cook the lunch at the Centre and help prepare and dish this up as well as clearing up.
We also will be look for volunteer drivers to pick up people around the Scalloway area and mileage would be paid.
We are looking for an enthusiastic person(s) to work with us in our CIS (Connect Include Support) service assisting the members to get to and from our groups as well as participation in the group activities. CIS is a support service for older people with hearing and sight loss and we provide social group opportunities across Aberdeen City.
Interested? then please contact Sheila at email: email@example.com or telephone: 0345271234 for more information!
As part of our Supporting You at Home service we help vulnerable clients to become less isolated, increase confidence and become part of their local community. We accept referrals for people who have recently been discharged from hospital, but we consider applications for any adult aged 18+. Your role as a Support at Home Volunteer will be to offer valuable support for clients who require help with any of these services. This role is available in Aberdeenshire.
-Home Visit: you will provide a friendly chat/visit to someone who is lonely/isolated.
-1-1 Garden Visit; 1-1 Assisted Walks: weather dependant! You can provide social companionship or encourage mobility.
-Shopping: you can help get shopping for someone who is unable to do their own shopping or take someone shopping (depending on mobility) to encourage mobility and socialisation.
-Transport: taking someone to an appointment.
All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated. For further details please contact the RVS Grampian Team at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01224 937110.
COG: Community Outreach Group provides support to homeless and vulnerable people in the City of Aberdeen.
We provide meals and essentials for the homeless and vulnerable people of Aberdeen on a Wednesday and Sunday evening. We are looking for drivers to pick up and drop off various food donations.
This is a vital role in what we do as an organisation, collecting all the donations and dropping them off so we have the food ready to serve. All help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated.
For more details please contact Rebecca Fyfe at email: email@example.com or telephone: 07415723938.
Leading north east cancer charity Clan Cancer Support is appealing for 100 new volunteers across the north-east as it aims to reach more local people affected by cancer ahead of its 40th anniversary next year.
Clan is looking for people to take on a range of roles involving listening and support services, event support, retail support, driving clients to medical appointments and gardening to help maintain the grounds at Clan’s support centres.
Volunteers will also have the opportunity to take part in Clan’s sculpture trail, The Big Hop Trail, which is due to take the public on a cultural tour of the north-east and the islands from July to September in 2023. The event, which coincides with Clan’s 40th anniversary next year, will see 40 striking hare sculptures located throughout Clan’s geography celebrating the charity’s commitment to supporting people affected by cancer, their family, carers and friends.
Claire Mechie, Clan’s volunteer coordinator, said: “Volunteers are the lifeblood of Clan and we are indebted to them for the amazing role they play in ensuring we can provide first class support services to people affected by cancer across the north-east.
“Lockdown completely disrupted our operations and our volunteering programme, but we’re now back with face-to-face events and client services, meaning we are looking for motivated and positive people who are keen to invest their time with us.
“Whether it’s listening and providing support, helping at one of our events or supporting our shops or driving our clients to appointments, our volunteers have the power to help people affected by cancer in their local area.”
To find out more and to enquire about volunteering at Clan please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01224 647000.
Volunteers required to drive a 17-seater minibus for an over 50s walking group based at Kaimhill Learning Centre, Pitmedden Terrace, Aberdeen AB10 7HR. Drivers should be over 25 and under 70 and have category D1 on their driving licence.
We are a friendly group who walk on Thursdays leaving the centre at 9.30am and usually return around mid afternoon. We normally walk between 5 and 7 miles and most drivers in the past have been happy to walk with the group but this is not a requirement!
Prospective volunteers will be given support to familiarise themselves with the vehicle and are welcome to come along on a walk to see what is involved.
A fantastic opportunity to help. All volunteers make a real difference and are greatly appreciated. For more information please contact Doris Strachan, Secretary at email: email@example.com or telephone 07766752284.
Give the gift of time, and make a difference.
Aberdeen Cyrenians started life as a soup kitchen run by student volunteers back in 1968. That ethos of volunteering and direct community support remains at the heart of what we do and it is essential in allowing us to provide the range of support that our service users rely on.
We’re fully flexible and can take regular, ad hoc, seasonal and team volunteers across a range of services and opportunities.
Our volunteer roles are as varied as our projects, service users and volunteers, whatever your interest, we've got something that's just right for you. All help makes a real difference and is always appreciated.
Excellent training and support is provided to all volunteers.
For more information and to find out about the latest volunteer opportunities we have please visit: https://www.weareac.org/volunteering
Searchlight Scotland is involved in managing more than 200 asylum seekers from around the world, currently residing at a facility in Aberdeen. We provide people with support and have a range of activities during the day.
We are recruiting volunteers to help us during the daytime mainly in running outdoor and sport activities.
Our volunteers help by:
• Creating and running different activities (sport, DIY, craft, walks around Aberdeen city, art lessons etc.).
• Drive clients to their appointments or to outdoor activities.
Our amazing volunteers provide us with their time, passion and energy, helping us to continue supporting the vulnerable people we serve in our community. In return, our volunteers have been able to:
· gain new skills and confidence
· enhance their CV and employability
· meet new people
· get training and support
· make a difference
If you wish to volunteer or for any further details please contact Eva D’ Amico, Volunteer Coordinator at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone.: 07927371717. More details are also available at our website: https://www.searchlightscotland.org/volunteer
We have exciting opportunities for people to join our great team of volunteer drivers.
Our group meets at Inchgarth Community Centre, Aboyne Place, Garthedee, Aberdeen on Tuesdays between 11.00am to 2.00pm. You will be made to feel very welcome as we are a very friendly, dynamic group and greatly appreciate help that volunteers give. This is a great, enjoyable opportunity to help in the local community, make a positive difference and also the opportunity to develop new skills.
For more information regarding this or any other volunteer opportunities at Future Choices please contact us at email: email@example.com or through our website: www.future-choices.org.uk