We are looking for Community Engagement Officers to help raise awareness of the support that Covid Aid offers individuals affected by Covid-19 and how it can be accessed.
The duties of a Community Engagement Officer may include:
Engaging with public and third sector organisations in your local area, in order to raise awareness of Covid Aid and the support we offer
Initiating and maintaining contact, initially by phone and email, but with the potential to attend meetings and give presentations about Covid Aid’s work (either via video call or in person)
Developing and regularly reviewing presentations and other communication materials
Maintaining accurate records of work undertaken
We are looking for an enthusiastic volunteers to help provide an opportunity for all in our community to take part in our wellbeing groups and activities.
You will engage with members of the community within our wellbeing centre groups. Volunteers are required to take on simple administrative tasks for example taking a register and assist with delivering the activities or leading the activity sessions. Our groups include men’s group, women's group, knit & natter, mindfulness, craft group and family groups.
Being part of these group would mean you are giving people in our local community the chance to participate in groups and activities whist encouraging a healthier lifestlye and social interaction with others.
There are many benefits to be gained from this volunteering opportunity, such as relevant work experience, meeting future contacts, learning new organisational and group leader skills.
We would love if you could support us by volunteering with us as a volunteer minibus driver. Every Thursday we rent out a 14 seater minibus to drive our service users from Ayr to Prestwick for their Thursday Lunch club. We start with the van pick up at about 10am and drive round Ayr for door to door pick ups. A helper and the driver would then assist the service users onto the van, using a tail lifter (if need be). The second run at about 2:30pm is the way back from Prestwick, to the different residences. The volunteers could join the group and get a free lunch in between the van runs. Transport service should be ended by 5pm at most. Although the lunch club is a weekly event, we would also welcome volunteers who cannot commit to a weekly run but rather join a pool of volunteers that could commit to any number of monthly commitments.
This winter is going to be a very busy one for REAP's energy advisors.
They'll be visiting communities across Moray giving energy advice and helping people find practical ways to cope with the rising costs of energy.
Could you help this team?
A few volunteers are needed to provide a wee bit of practical logistical support to the Energy team during outreach events or workshops. An extra pair of hands, for example, to help up and set down a gazebo, distribute flyers, and perhaps most importantly, practically support the Energy adviser with any small operational tasks that will help the event run as smoothly as possible.
Times are flexible and you don't need to commit to every event... If you'd like to find out more, please just get in touch.
Goudie's is a community led facility, bar, and café/restaurant. We have function rooms that are available for hire which can be tailored to suit individual needs to use for Weddings, Engagements, Conferences, Meetings, Parties, Baby Showers and Tea Dances and a wide range of other activities. Being community led, we value and welcome volunteers.
We offer a very flexible set up for volunteering, whether it is a couple of hours a week or a daily drop in at our outlet, we'd love to have a chat with you. It could be anything from:
- Engaging with hospitality duties, such as greeting and serving customers, tidying up and cafe preparations.
- Dishwashing and general tidying up of cafe and outdoor area.
- Being part of the events team, helping out with the setting up/clearing away of decorations and room set up, helping out with technical aspect of events, etc.
We safeguard all our staff and volunteers with all the health and safety requirements.
Benefits for you as a volunteer:
- Volunteering experiences on your CV gives you the chance to show your skills.
- It will give you the opportunity to improve communication skills, team work experiences, networking with other people.
Do you envisage a world free from animal suffering? Do you care about the plight of factory farmed animals? Do you have some spare time to give to help us end the abuse of animals raised for food?
If so, we'd love for you to join our Volunteer community. As a Grassroots Organiser, you will inspire and support people in your local area to take action for the animals, organising community events including Meet-ups, protests and public outreach on a regular basis. Your role is to bring people together in order to effect change. Being a warm, friendly and approachable person, like-minded people will feel comfortable to join you and get involved, taking action together to end the abuse of animals raised for food.
This role can be done from anywhere, no matter where you are in the UK. No prior experience is required, training and ongoing support provided. There is no set time commitment, but roughly 3-5 hours a month is average for this role.
If you agree with our vision, and you want to do your part to help end the abuse of animals raised for food, join our team today.
The Humane League UK is committed to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive team. We are an equal opportunities organisation and welcome volunteer applications from all people, regardless of their race, sex, age, religion, disability, neurodiversity, orientation, gender identity or expression.
We particularly encourage those currently under-represented in the animal movement to join our team - individuals who are Black, Indigenous or People of the Global Majority, a person who is differently abled, and people who are LGBTQIA+.
If you prefer to apply in another way, or you have alternative requirements you'd like to discuss, don't hesitate to contact us - please see the Personal Specification document for contact details.
We're looking for an adult volunteer who will provide a supportive friendship for a socially isolated young person aged between 8 and 18 who lives in South Ayrshire. Ideally this will involve meeting with their young person every couple of weeks for a few hours, spending time together accessing local activities.
• Be matched on a 1:1 basis with a young person.
• Go on regular outings and activities with the young person.
• Have the opportunity to participate in group outings/activities and also volunteer support sessions.
• Keeping in touch with the Project about the young person’s achievements / growth and activities, and to receive ongoing support from the Project.
• Open minded as the Project works with young people from a wide variety of backgrounds.
• Following training, to be able to have empathy and understanding of some of the issues encountered by young people referred to the Project.
• Continuous focus on the needs of the young person who you are matched with.
• Willing to participate in a broad range of activities mutually agreed with the young person.
• To be a positive adult role model for the young person and, very importantly, to have FUN!
• Have an awareness of and be able to adhere to the Project’s policies and procedures.