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.
Friends of Overtoun Park host a range of family fun days to help encourage people to use the park more and to bring the community together. The park has hosted events such as Sport in the Park, Easter Eggstravaganza, Strutt the Mutt, Spookey Part and Perk up the Park. Volunteers are needed to join the fun in helping to set-up for events and help run them. This will include putting up gazebos, manning a stall, registering visitors, being involved in arts & crafts as well as helping with bouncy castles and picture hunts. If you enjoy meeting people and having a chat and some fun in the park, then this is the volunteering opportunity for you!
Owing to COVID restrictions we are currently focusing on Park tidy up, cutting back of bushes and general gardening activities. We are still welcoming volunteers to come along and get involved
This opportunity is for vibrant people who enjoy all that entails working with young people of various backgrounds. The Ark is open to young people on Friday evenings from 7pm – 9.30pm. Volunteers are required to help from 6.30pm-9.30pm for set up and close down.
Some of the responsibilities include, serving drinks and snacks at the bar, capturing social media images and videos, helping operate the sound booth and music.
Volunteers roles are rotated throughout the night, to allow you to gain more skills and qualities.
Why should I volunteer with the Ayr Ark?
· Opportunity to gain a youth qualification.
· Develop employability skills and work experience.
· Training opportunities.
· Meet new people.
· Volunteer team building days and activities.
One of our volunteers, started coming to the Ayr Ark at the age of 13 and went on to become a part of our volunteer group. Erin recently left us to start UNI but when asked ab out her experience of volunteering she said:
“I’ve made friends for life here and gained skills and real life experience I never thought possible and it helped me grow as a person” – Erin Cran, Volunteer.
Your role as a Clan events volunteer is essential in helping to generate the funds needed for us to provide our vital support services to people affected by cancer diagnosis in your local community. You could be asked to get involved in a variety of activities, whether it's manning a cheering point on one of our runs, walks or cycles, helping to welcome guests at our annual lunch or ball, or providing information at one of our open days, Typical activities include:
- Helping to prepare for an event - this might involve preparing information and signage, setting up routes for runs/walks/cycles, sorting displays and activities, moving chairs and tables, putting up gazebos etc.
- Providing a warm and friendly welcome to all attendees of Clan events, answering any questions and encouraging people to get involved in the event/activity
-Assisting at larger scale events such as the Clan Ball or Clan Lunch - this might involve manning the car park, directing attendees to the right location, providing information, running stalls, assisting with activities, salling tickets or accept donations
- Working together with Clan staff to ensure the best possible experience for our events attendees/participants and signposting where appropriate
- Helping to raise awareness of Clan services
The opportunity is for vibrant people who enjoy all that entails working with young people of various backgrounds and for those who are looking for experience within events.
Volunteers will assist with the running of events and activities, helping with the set-up, social media and marketing of the events, as well as running activities all day. Volunteers should be flexible as events and activities will take place during weekends and evenings.
If your interested in volunteering with us, get in touch to find out how you can get involved.
Looking to get experience in a youth work setting? We are open to working with students who require to do a work placement as part of a Youth Work related degree. We have a partnership with UWS, speak to your programme leader or get in touch with us to find out more.
Why should I volunteer with the Ayr Ark?
Opportunity to gain a youth qualification
Develop employability skills and work experience.
Meet new people
Volunteer team building days and activities
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 email@example.com or call 01224 647000.
*Volunteer with Charlie House and give the gift of time*
Thousands of volunteers across the North-east of Scotland make an amazing contribution to the third sector and provide vital hours of support to charities and the families which they support. Our volunteers are an integral and invaluable part of Team Charlie House. Every single hour they contribute makes a difference to the babies, children, young people and families we support.
As we develop our range of services to support even more families across the region, we are looking to expand our team of Charlie House volunteers. Some of our volunteers gift an occasional hour or two, some a whole day, and some make a regular commitment every week or month. We have a wide range of volunteering opportunities available for each and every individual, based on their available time.
To find out more about volunteering with Charlie House and the full range of current ways you can help and make a real difference through volunteering please visit: https://www.charliehouse.org.uk/support-us/volunteer-with-us/ or contact us at E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Archie Foundation exists to make the difference for children and their families accessing local NHS healthcare and in bereavement. By working with our NHS colleagues, child development and childcare professionals, Archie provides a lifeline of support for local children and their families.
Whatever age you are, and whatever your background is, if you have an interest in supporting the work that we do we would love to hear from you! There are many activities that volunteers can help us with, here are just a few examples:
• Place and gather back in our collection cans – lots of pennies soon mount up and make a huge difference.
• Administrative support in our donor care office – writing thank you letters and cards to let our donors know how appreciated they are.
• Volunteering at events, both on the day and to help us plan for their success.
• Delivering leaflets and putting up posters on community noticeboards.
• Staffing a stall at a local market or community centre to help spread the word about the work we do.
• Speaking on behalf of the charity at community events.
• Assisting with our supporters/groups e.g.: knitting and craft groups who
• Organising your own fundraising events with friends and family.
• Training to become a Volunteer Responder as part of Archie’s Child Bereavement Service team.
All help from people volunteering makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated.
For full details and links for volunteering with us please visit https://archie.org/volunteer/ or email email@example.com
Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (Aberdeen City Services)
CHSS Speakers are trained volunteers that deliver inspiring talks, to raise awareness about the services across Scotland for people with chest, heart and stroke conditions. Our Speaker Volunteers engage audiences about the important work of CHSS, inspiring them to take action, as they speak with schools, universities, businesses, youth groups, religious places of worship, service organisations, and many more community groups face to face or virtually.
Your role will include:
*Alongside the fundraising team you will be supporting the team to find opportunities to share the work of CHSS with new audiences, raising the profile of CHSS.
*Delivering inspiring talks to a wide rand of community groups and corporate partners
*Keeping up to date with CHSS key messages, appeals, campaigns, fundraising and volunteering.
*Providing feedback on talks for our fundraising team.
*Demonstrating the CHSS values, leaving your audience, large or small with a positive view of the organisation and the work that we do.
A fantastic opportunity to help and make a real difference. All volunteers are greatly appreciated. For more details please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at https://www.chss.org.uk/volunteer-with-chss