Survivors of Human Trafficking in Scotland (SOHTIS)
Assisting with the development of our social enterprise which will allow us to support more victims and survivors of human trafficking. A range of opportunities:
-marketing new merchandise lines
-uploading and managing online shop
-preparing items for sale at market/craft fayres and shops
-planning new ideas for sales
More roles available on discussion.
As an Energy Advice Event Volunteer you will support colleagues from our Low Carbon Community Team, as they deliver outreach events across the Highlands.
You will provide light touch energy advice to members of the public, helping them to understand how to reduce their energy use and minimise their carbon emissions.
No prior skills or experience are needed. However, the volunteer will need to have:
•An enthusiastic and positive approach
•An ability to communicate confidently face-to-face with members of the public
•Ability to proactively approach the public
•Ability to follow Changeworks’ process for event management including managing customer data in a secure way
•Flexible outlook and ability to adapt approach
Aberdeen Arts Centre is looking for volunteers to help support our Panto performances of Rapunzel over the festive period.
A fantastic, enjoyable opportunity to help the Aberdeen Arts Centre during an exciting time of the year. Full guidance and support is provided to all volunteers. All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated.
If you’d like to know more, please get in touch with Tanya at email: firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up for an information evening on Wednesday 6th December.
Quarriers intandem mentoring service recruits volunteer mentors in local communities across Falkirk, Stirling and Clackmannanshire, the mentors seek to help children aged 8-14 years who are looked after at home by providing; regular visits, access to appropriate activities and a positive role model within the child’s life. We also promote volunteering opportunities by attending open days and events at colleges, work places and universities. The service is looking for a reliable, enthusiastic and motivated volunteer to join the team to help support this work.
Purpose Of The Role:
We are looking for a motivated individual to join our friendly team and provide support with, database input, updating volunteer recruitment files, spreadsheets, and general admin duties and also representing the service at volunteer recruitment events.
• Input/update data on spreadsheets/database
• Filing & photocopying paperwork
• Dealing with enquiries
• Dealing with incoming/outgoing mail
• Raising awareness of the service through events, advertising etc
• Linking with service coordinator to ensure systems and processes are consistent
Previous administration experience is desirable in particular experience of using spreadsheets and databases as the volunteer will be expected to work using own initiative. Initially the volunteer will work alongside the service coordinator until confident in undertaking various office tasks on their own.
Where & When
This opportunity will take place in the office at Falkirk. Ideally 3 - 7 hours per week but this dependent on the volunteer’s availability.
No-one Dies Alone Ayrshire is a registered charity providing compassionate care to people in communities across Ayrshire who are alone and dying. Our experienced volunteers help people by being there in their final hours, offering a break and support to those with families who need it.
We offer our support free of charge and rely on alternative funding and events, which we organise from time to time. We are looking for volunteers to assist at local events.
NODa Ayrshire (No-one Dies Alone) are looking for volunteers to operate stalls at events handing out leaflets and spreading awareness. We can't underestimate how crucial this role is to helping us reach people who aren't on social media but need our services.
Full training and support offered and travel expenses paid.
What you will be doing:
• Engage with the public by operating a stall and handing out leaflets
• Set up and break down on event days.
• Ensure the safety and enjoyment of the visiting general public.
• May also involve supporting people who visit the stall.
Volunteering can be a rewarding and much valued service and has many benefits including meeting new people and gaining new skills.
Santa is looking for some enthusiastic, fun-loving volunteer Elves to help him in his workshop in Bon Accord Centre Aberdeen this Christmas.
Elves will meet and greet children and their families, check bookings, ensure gifts are ready to be handed out, introduce children to Santa, prepare and take photographs, sell Charlie House merchandise and photo packages, and ensure that the workshop is clean and tidy. There will always to a Chief Elf on hand to keep any mischievous elves in order!
This is a busy and fun role where you will be helping to make special Christmas memories for local families.
You will also be helping to raise funds for Charlie House. The charity was founded in 2011 with the goal of improving quality of life for babies, children and young people in the North-east of Scotland who have life-limiting or life-threatening conditions and to provide support for their families.
A fantastic opportunity to help. All help (and Christmas Elves) makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated.
For more details please contact us at E Mail: email@example.com or telephone: 01224 313333.
Our tea party hosts are a vital part of the Re-engage team.
Tea parties provide a lifeline of friendship for our older people, and the regular, warm, friendly chats and companionship provide a vital link with the outside world from which they have become isolated. Re-engage needs enthusiastic volunteers to work as tea party hosts.
This is a flexible, voluntary role that can easily be fitted in around your own lifestyle and availability. As a volunteer host you will run a local Re-engage tea party one to two times a year. You will host a group made up of volunteer drivers, the group coordinator and older guests in either your home or a community venue. The tea parties will last around two hours and will usually take place on a Sunday afternoon. You must be comfortable socialising with people and providing guests and other volunteers with refreshments.
You will need one reference and to complete an ID check for this role.
• Welcoming a group of older guests and volunteer drivers into your home or to the community venue.
• Providing and serving refreshments for your group – usually food and drinks for afternoon tea.
• Liaising with your group coordinator to ensure dietary requirements and the older guests' needs are met prior to the tea party.
• Informing the group coordinator of any safeguarding concerns or issues you might have.
• Following all guidance in your host training modules to ensure that the tea parties are enjoyable, appropriate, and in line with our charitable aims.
The number of older guests attending your tea party will be confirmed by the group coordinator prior to the group meeting so you have plenty of time to plan. It is important for the older guests to have access to a downstairs toilet. They will also require seating; a combination of lounge chairs and hard back chairs is fine. Don’t worry if you don’t have chairs for all the drivers as they will be circulating and helping you if required, so you can enjoy the afternoon too. A lot of stairs can present problems, although just a few steps are usually manageable.
Experience required: No experience necessary however we are looking for hosts with the following skills and attributes:
• Good conversational skills
• An enthusiasm for making genuine connections with older people in your community
• A friendly, patient, and empathetic approach
• Passion for entertaining, providing food and refreshments
• Basic understanding of food hygiene
• Basic computer literacy (including the ability to use email)
Being a Community Facilitator is all about delivering a variety of lifesaving first aid skills in community engagement workshops and projects, within local communities, and primary and secondary schools. A lot of these projects involve talking about and demonstrating the basics of first aid to community groups that can include children, young people, and vulnerable adults.
An example of events you could be delivering a first aid talk and demo to, are primary and secondary schools, small university groups, local community groups, charities, summer fairs, shopping centres. Some of the skills you could be teaching include how to provide CPR and apply a defib, different bandages and how to use them, and basic information on various health conditions. Not only that but all the training needed, is provided by us at no cost to you!
A fantastic opportunity to help. All volunteers make a real difference and are greatly appreciated.
Aberdeen Arts Centre is an independent arts venue and registered charity in the heart of Aberdeen, Scotland — delivering a varied programme of theatre, dance, music, spoken word, comedy, film and creative learning events.
We are currently looking for volunteers. You can combine all three of the roles below or partake in just one area that interests you.
Opportunities to Volunteer include:
• Front of House
Front of House volunteers are responsible for greeting the audience, showing them to their seats and ensuring their well-being throughout the evening.
Café and Bar volunteers serve customers drinks and snacks before the show and in the interval. The bar may also remain open after the show for customers to stay and relax.
Full training will be provided for each position and you will be supported by our experienced team of current volunteers and staff throughout your time with us. Whether you can commit to several nights a week or only a few nights a month, we'd love to hear from you!
A fantastic opportunity to help at a leading arts, culture, community venue and charity. All volunteers make a real difference and are greatly appreciated.
For more details please contact Tanya Read, Operations Manager at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 01224 635208.
Could you help to raise vital funds for SSAFA in your local area? You don’t need a military background, just the ability to get on with all kinds of people and some occasional free time.
Help us raise vital funds by representing SSAFA at local fundraising events, providing a friendly and approachable service to potential donors.
What is a Fundraising volunteer?
As part of a local team, our fundraisers represent SSAFA at events, and in public. The role includes helping at fayres, street collections, concerts, quizzes, raffles, sporting events etc.
Why do we need you?
SSAFA branches rely on regular charitable income to fund all the necessities behind our support for clients. This includes volunteer travel expenses, phone bills, publicity and grants for clients in urgent need. A varied programme of fundraising also keeps the SSAFA profile high in the local community, so everyone knows who we are and how we can help.
Key role responsibilities
Being part of a team with collection/buckets tins at events, supermarkets, shopping centres, etc.
Acting as a marshal at a public event e.g. handing out water to runners, supervising parking etc.
Being part of a team running a stall at an event, Armed Forces Day, fayre, county show etc.
Helping with putting up posters, building gazebos, serving refreshments, packing/unpacking cars etc.
Being a positive ambassador for SSAFA, engaging people of all backgrounds and interests
Volunteering within the standards and values of SSAFA including observing our policies such as the Volunteering policy and data protection policy (these will be covered in your training and local induction.)
When would you be needed and where would you be based?
This role involves being out and about at public events and would suit someone looking to give the occasional day, half day or evening to support SSAFA; when and where would be flexible to suit you.
What can you gain from this volunteering role?
Use your skills, knowledge and life experience to benefit others
Give tangible and practical support to your local branch by raising funds used directly to support clients
Support and friendship from your local SSAFA branch and the wider SSAFA community
Experience, training, and skills that you can highlight on your CV and in job interviews
What are we looking for?
Friendly and approachable people
Confident people who feel happy to engage with the public, potential clients, volunteers and SSAFA colleagues face-to-face
Reliable attitude, keeping in touch the Fundraising Coordinator about your availability
Ability to maintain confidentiality and keep information safely
Access to public transport or a car to get to events
Able to provide two referees: former employers or other people that know you well (other than relatives)
We have a few restrictions on who can act as a referee for you and your application:
The referee must have know you for at least two years - and you must still be in contact now.
The referee cannot be a member of your family.
The referee cannot live at the same address as you.
Equality, diversity and inclusion
We welcome volunteers of all backgrounds, abilities, races, sexual orientations, socio-economic backgrounds, and of all faiths and none. SSAFA are committed to making reasonable adjustments to support disabled volunteers, so they have access to the same opportunities and experiences as non-disabled volunteers.