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
Each Sea Cadet Unit is a self-supporting youth organisation and an individually registered Charity. The management and control of a Sea Cadet Unit is a team effort between the Unit Management Committee led by the (UC) and the Instructional team led by the CO/OiC. These two groups of volunteers have specific responsibilities as explained in their SoRR. The CO/OiC and UC are helped in their duties by CFAV/s instructional and non-instructional. This role will undertake “regulated activity” and will therefore require an enhanced disclosure with barring check to be repeated at no less than three yearly intervals.
Principal Tasks The following are the principal tasks of the CFAV but the list is not exhaustive: − Promote and safeguard cadet’s welfare. − Ensure compliance with the MSSC’s Child Protection Policy and Guidance documentation. Reporting any concerns to the Unit CO / UC or in their absence the MSSC Incident line. − Delivering instruction, training supervision of Sea Cadet adults and cadets as approved by the Commanding Officer. − Application of the MSSC Health and Safety Policy and associated documentation. − Ensure SCC equipment is safe to use, properly maintained and secure in line with policy. − Keep any personal qualifications in date and be aware of current good practice. − If qualified, induct and carry out site-specific training for other CFAV/s. - In conjunction with the Unit Administration Officer, update cadet record and qualifications. - Facilitate cadet access and promote the SCC Portal. − In conjunction with the UTO, direct cadets and adults to District, Area or National courses to further personal and unit development. − Any other activity or task as specified at Unit, District, Area or National level.
We Need Volunteers!
Can You Assist Us With:
Cleaning Play Equipment, Litter Picking, Gardening, Assisting In Manual Labour (Painting & Light Construction), Photography At The Park, Assisting At Our Clean Up Meeting Point Lock Up Or Even Helping Us Online With Our Website & Our Facebook Page.
Interested In Volunteering?
What's The Benefits Of Volunteering With Us?
A Safe & Inclusive Environment, First Aider Onsite, Full PPE Supplied, Free Bottled Water & Sweet Treat, Ability For Youth To Complete A Volunteering Award Such As The Duke of Edinburgh's Award & Saltire Awards, Ability To Gain Confidence, Work As Part Of A Team & Explore Opportunity's To Learn New Skills.
VOLUNTEER CALL OUT
-Event: ‘Spectra – Scotland’s Festival of Light 2022’
-Install Dates: Monday 7th – Thursday 10th February 2022
-Live Dates: Thursday 10th – Sunday 13th February 2022
-De-install Dates: Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th February 2022 (post event)
-Location: Aberdeen City Centre
Curated Place (the production team behind Spectra – Aberdeen’s Festival of Light 2015-22) are looking for volunteers to work alongside them to deliver ‘Spectra – Scotland’s Festival of Light’ 2022. On the evenings of 10th,11th, 12th and 13th February 2022, Aberdeen City Centre will be transformed by immersive light and sound installations inspired by the Scotland’s “Year of Stories”. There will be award winning international, UK and Scottish artists creating a series of artworks around the city which will engage Aberdeen audiences. A full description of the artists and the works can be seen here - https://www.spectrafestival.co.uk/artists
This year we are expecting to welcome 5000-8000 people each night across the festival sites.
-Why Volunteer with Spectra?
• Learn new skills or develop the skills you already have
• Do something positive and active for yourself and your community
• Meet artists, production teams and develop your networks
• Gain insight into the delivery of a large-scale, public facing festival
• Challenge yourself in a safe, welcoming environment
We are looking for volunteers in two different roles.
These roles are dictated by the needs of the Producer and Technical Manager you are supporting, which may include:
• Assisting Producer/Technical Manager on the ground with all elements of project delivery
• General art work installation assistance
• Carrying tools and equipment to and from site.
The Delivery Team role is a key public facing role and will include:
• Welcome and crowd guidance
• Directing people, offering advice & information
• On site production assistance
• Reassure public on COVID-19 mitigations and protocols
• Information sharing with Event Managers
• Assisting if an emergency situation arises (full training provided)
An exciting and fantastic opportunity to help out and be part of a major event. All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated.
We look forward to hearing from you. If you are interested, please fill in this form at https://forms.gle/x3w5gxuutkNrhHUN7 and we’ll be in touch.
Please direct any queries to – Alison Brodie (Creative Producer) at email: email@example.com or tel.: 07738113493.
Are you a dedicated and organised person, passionate about helping others? Join our night-time party and 1,000 other volunteers at The MoonWalk Scotland on Saturday 11th June 2022 from Holyrood Park, Edinburgh! Bring your energy and be a superhero helping the thousands of woman and men, walking an overnight marathon in decorated bras, raising lots of money for breast cancer!
We recruit hundreds of volunteers to make The MoonWalk a safe and enjoyable event; looking after our walkers at busy crossings, keeping them hydrated and above all giving the encouragement they need to complete their epic challenge.
You could spend your Saturday evening in MoonWalk City, Holyrood Park by joining one of 20 different teams, from around 6pm through to midnight – from litter picking to registering baggage or handing out volunteer uniforms!
The night time is where the challenge really gets going for our amazing walkers. If you like the nightlife, marshalling or giving out water whilst surrounded by Edinburgh’s famous landmarks could be for you! Start times vary between 9pm and 1am, depending on your role, and last on average 8 hours. We can also offer site based roles at MoonWalk City throughout the night. Early finishes can be requested.
Finally, the early morning team take the helm on Sunday 12th June, starting between 5 - 6am until midday. Watching the sun rise against Arthur’s Seat is quite a sight to see! This truly is the most testing time for our walkers…whether you join the route or MoonWalk City teams…your kind and motivating words could be all that is needed to get someone across that finish line!
On the night you will be provided with training, a t-shirt, cap and free light refreshments. All roles will develop teamwork and confidence, no matter what you do on the night…so why not bring your friends and family along to share this unique experience!
So what are you waiting for?! Join us for a truly remarkable experience and helps us give breast cancer the push! Please contact us for a chat if you are unsure of what you would like to do. We guarantee you won’t forget the night you volunteered at The MoonWalk Scotland 2022!
Roles include: Baggage, Clean & Recycle, Cyclist, Directional, Driver, Entrance Gate/Start Line, Finish Line, Kitchen, Route Marshal, Water Stations, Volunteer Tent Support.
In order for you to volunteer we will need you to officially register through our website by visiting www.walkthewalk.org/volunteerscotland We will ask you to fill in a form to tell us a bit about yourself and confirm your availability for the event. Please note if you are under the age of 18 at the time of the event, you will need to register with a guardian over 18 who will also be volunteering.
For any further details please contact Nancy Baxendale, Director of Volunteers at E Mail: Volunteers@Walkthewalk.org or tel.: 01483 741430.
The Forres Heritage Trust celebrates and helps preserve the great buildings, including the Tolbooth and Nelson’s Tower, histories, stories and traditions that embody this area’s unique cultural heritage, both now and for future generations.
The Trust has created a new tour at the Tolbooth which unlocks the history of the building’s old police office and cells, highlighting the newly renovated courtroom as well as the parapet around the clock tower – which has never been open to the public before.
Volunteers are needed as tour guides, to help by providing a warm welcome and to help visitors understand the history and context of both these remarkable buildings and their conservation.
Could you help to inspire and engage our visitors with helping to tell the story and fascinating history of both of the Tolbooth and Nelson’s Tower?
Training and support will be given to all volunteers, giving you materials and information for your own learning.
Frequency of tours and times have yet to be finalised and will initially be dependent on volunteers' availabilities. If you would like to find out more about this role or have a chat please get in touch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Why we need you
Our Young Ambassadors are a group of young autistic people, aged 16-21, who meet at least four times a year to raise awareness of the challenges autistic young people face.
Our Young Ambassadors are here to make sure that young autistic people are a key part of our work, and to highlight issues that are important to them.
By sharing your experiences and learning about how to create change, you’ll be transforming lives and changing attitudes through the campaigning that you undertake over the next two years.
What you will be doing
The Young Ambassador Group will meet at least four times a year in London, where you will:
Learn how social change can happen
See how to influence the media and decision-makers
Collect and share people’s stories
Create amazing videos to grab supporter’s attention
Run your own amazing social media campaign
Between meetings, Young Ambassadors are expected to work with each other in an online group to make sure their campaign can be the best it can be!
Skills experience and qualities useful for the role (but not essential)
Knowledge about autism (your own experience is enough!)
A desire to learn new things
When and where
We will meet in London every 2-3 months, on a Saturday for half a day
Between meetings, there will be regular activities online for you to work together to complete
Optional extra opportunities to support the National Autistic Society’s campaigns.
Support will be provided by the Campaigns team and other relevant members of staff
Agreed expenses (including travel) will be reimbursed
What you could get out of it
Learn new skills
Be a more confident communicator
Meet new people
Create more understanding of autism
We seek applications from anyone aged 16-21 who is interested in the role, but particularly welcome applications from those with a diagnosis of autism. Suitable applicants will be invited for an informal chat.
The Foundation for Advancement of Child Education and Youth Empowerment (FACEYOUTH) is a charitable organization, committed to improving the lives of youths and children in Aberdeen and overseas, using the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, as a framework for action.
The organization had its first charity outreach in 2016 and has over the years, impacted people from underserved communities positively, regardless of age, gender, religion and background.
For over 5 years, FACEYOUTH has been supporting individuals, families and communities through our various projects - from awarding full scholarships to indigent students to hosting sessions on Mental Health Awareness, with the aim to relieve disadvantage of any sorts and give people the opportunity to lead fulfilling lives.
There are a great number of ways you can help support the work of FACEYOUTH as a volunteer. Current volunteer opportunities with us include Support Co-Ordinator, Fundraising and Event Volunteers, Marketing Co-Ordinator and PA to our Board. All help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated.
For further details please contact Ify Anyaegbu, Founder/Chief Executive at email: email@example.com or tel.:07717346832.
FRESH Community Wellness is a registered charity (OSCR-Office of Scottish Charity Regulator charity number SCO51346).
We are currently working to help engage the community and we are seeking more friendly volunteers to reach residents who may be looking for safe, free options. Anyone of any ability can volunteer with us in some way. We are working in several partnerships which include Aberdeen City Health and Social Care Partnership, Keep Scotland Beautiful, Paths for All, Aberdeen City Council and many more.
Are you interested in health, wellness, caring for others, community gardening, food growing, nature, the environment, children’s activities, event planning, fundraising or sports and up for helping to regenerate an entire community? In addition to our community based activities, we also have multiple home-based volunteering options for graphic design, admin, website and social media editing. If you have a couple of hours free to spare each week and are enthusiastic about the idea of uniting communities and making the local area safe, tidy, and beautiful – then please do help us out.
Ways you can join and assist us as one of our great volunteers include:
*Practical, Wellness Volunteer roles: Practical roles include helping gardening, painting, building, labouring, groundworks, walk leaders, wellness coaches, health and fitness coaches, tree planting – with both skilled, semi-skilled, or unskilled positions available for all.
*Project Leader roles: Project leaders for Fresh trails (walking/ Lifestyle), Fresh SLING (Seaton Linksfield Inclusive Neighbourhood Gardens), Fresh SNUG (Seaton Neighbourhoods United Garden), NEST (Neighbourhood Environmental Safety Team), FRESHEN (Fresh Events, News), FreshCOM (Fresh Communications (radio, film, written, digital & photography) with more to follow!
*Outreach & Welfare Volunteer roles: Outreach & Welfare opportunities are local residents’ welfare checks, street welfare checks, food growing/poverty outreach, gardening outreach, environmental safety outreach. Volunteer Team Leader positions are also available.
*Professional/Skilled Volunteer roles: Include assisting with charity governance, health and safety, first aid and trainers, surveyor/architect, environmental/greenspace management, digitisation, carers/counsellors, mental health first aiders, trustees/committee members, and more! With optional roles as assistants/trainees too.
*Volunteer Admin Opportunities: Helping with a range of admin related tasks which can include as fundraisers, event planners, donation acquisitions, community engagement, PR and flyer distribution, food/hospitality, media group, local/national business liaison, safeguarding, health and wellbeing, youth groups, 55+ groups, equality and diversity, digitisation and trustee board assistants.
We offer induction, training courses, as well as free PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) applications for our safeguarding process. We have the ability for immediate starts following application/references, to start the volunteer’s pathway.
This is an excellent opportunity to give back. Also, if you wish it is a great way to boost your CV, prospects, gain experience and skills. Most of all you will be making a real positive difference for people and the community, which will be greatly appreciated by all. As a registered Scottish charity, we are happy to issue references for your volunteering with ourselves.
For further details about helping volunteering with us please contact Sam Raion, Chair/Co-Ordinator at E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 07562689691.