Team Jak provides practical and emotional support to children and young people with cancer and related illnesses, their family and friends and those bereaved.
Team Jak Ambassadors can have different roles including family support and fundraising, including - raising awareness and fundraising opportunities such as bag packs, helping at a merchandise stand and collection buckets in supermarkets, schools, colleges, shopping centres and concerts.
We will be hosting a number of larger fundraising events in Aberdeen throughout the year with the aim to raise £70,000 to open our Jak’s Den in Aberdeen.
Family support roles can be rewarding and involve anything from playing with the children during our activity days and at our child and teenage groups, to making tea and coffee at our support sessions, talking with parents, sorting out merchandise bags and delivering to our newly diagnosed warriors in hospital, and preparing items for events.
Volunteers receive initial induction training, ongoing support and any further relevant training opportunities. Team Jak have an Awards scheme and we hold a yearly event dedicated to thanking our volunteers and celebrating their success. All volunteers make a real difference and are greatly appreciated.
For more details please contact: Caitlin Stewart (Children, Young Person and Family Coordinator) at email email@example.com or phone.: 07852 877157/ 01506 412302
*Volunteers are key to the success of SensationALL! *Do you have an hour or more to spare and want to make a difference in a fun and friendly environment?
SensationALL run sensory based therapy groups and services for children and adults with multiple support needs. We need volunteers to assist our team in delivering engaging and rewarding sessions for all our service users. You would be involved in activities such as crafts, baking, games and music as well as helping with the set-up, making refreshments and tidying up. Our children’s groups include access to our soft play area so they can experience free play in safe and comfortable surroundings as well as structured messy play, sensory story-time or craft activities.
Individuals interested in gaining experience working with people who have sensory and learning disabilities and autism will particularly benefit from volunteering with us however no previous experience is required.
Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds are welcome.
We also require volunteers to help with:
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Good support and relevant training is provided to all volunteers. Every volunteer is given an induction prior to starting. Once actively volunteering with us we will extend the opportunity to attend any in-house training such as first aid, introduction to Autism, Makaton amongst others.
Contact us for more information on any of these roles. Any time volunteers can give is greatly appreciated and will make a real difference to our charity! For more information please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 01224 476699
Befrienders help a person we support build their confidence and participate in social activities within their community. This may include going for walks, participating in clubs or classes together, or attending Equal Future’s monthly social events.
If you are training in childcare or youth work, we might have the perfect volunteering opportunity for you. At the Carrick Centre we welcome children from P1 up to P7 for different groups and activities. Every Sunday evening (6pm to 9pm) we organise an activities programme for kids from P4 to P7 (6 - 9 years). We include a variety of options, which can be sports, casts, cooking and all which can be fun for the children. We also have a holiday activity programme running on Tuesdays during the school holiday period. Activities are also constantly being held during the shorter school holidays. There is always a role to fulfill or a task that needs to be done at the Carrick Centre, and your help and support would be greatly appreciated.
Join our gardening team at the Carrick Centre. As a garden volunteer you will have the opportunity to do basic maintenance gardening duties such as cutting grass, pruning, weeding, leaf racking, planting, etc. but also if you would like to step it up a little you could support our service users and different groups.
Our Tea Party Group Coordinators 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. Over time, the members of the group will get to know each other well and together you will spend many hours full of fun, laughter, and stories.
As a Tea Party Group Coordinator, you will ensure older guests know when and where the next tea party will be held and who will be collecting them each month. This is an administrative role that requires planning and scheduling, you must be comfortable organising monthly events with volunteer hosts, socialising, communicating with people and resolving issues that might arise. You will need a PVG for this role. Sometimes, Tea Party Group Coordinators are also drivers or hosts for their group, but this is not a requirement of being a coordinator.
- Welcoming new volunteers and ensuring they have the right checks in place.
- Checking ID documents for a PVG when required.
- Meeting / communicating with older guests prior to them joining the group.
- Reporting group activity to Re-engage via our feedback form.
- Responding to any issues and queries from the volunteers and older guests in your group.
- Following all guidance in your group coordinator training modules to ensure that the tea parties are enjoyable, appropriate, and in line with our charitable aim.
- Reporting any safeguarding issues that may arise or have been bought to your attention.
- Planning and scheduling monthly tea parties.
- Contacting hosts and arrange a rota of venues for the year.
- Organising the monthly event, ensuring that tea party volunteers (hosts and drivers) have all the support and information they need.
- Being the main point of contact for all the volunteers and older guests in your group (an average group has a total of between 4 and 12 people).
Our Tea Party Drivers 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. Drivers take older people to the parties and stay with them to enjoy the get-together. Over time, drivers and older guests get to know each other well and together you will spend many hours full of fun, laughter, and stories.
As a Tea Party Driver, you liaise with your group coordinator and take older guests to and from the tea parties each month. Staying at the tea party is part of your role, so it’s much more than being a driver.
You will need to have a full, clean, driving license, and a PVG. You will also need to check that you are covered by your regular motor insurance policy to do this role.
- Driving 1 or 2 older guests using your own car to a tea party venue and returning them home again after the event.
- Staying at the tea party to help with conversation and serve refreshments.
- Liaising with the group coordinator to confirm which older guests you will pick up.
- Informing the group coordinator of any safeguarding concerns or issues you might have.
- Following all guidance in your driver training modules to ensure that the tea parties are enjoyable, appropriate,?and in line with our charitable aims.
- Completing a driver declaration before your first tea party and on an annual basis. The declaration is to confirm you will adhere to Re-engage's policies and procedures and that you have completed the relevant training provided for your role.
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 be 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 of 4 to 12 people (which includes drivers and the group coordinator as well as 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 two references and to complete an ID check for this role.
- Completing and submitting a host’s home checklist for your own home or signing a declaration if you’re hosting at an external venue before your first tea party and on an annual basis.
- 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.
Enthousiam is infectious. If you are keen and you have passion of singing we would like you to volunteer with us. We are looking for a volunteer to set up and take choir practice with our older residents on a weekly basis.
- Share your passion
- Choose your own availabilities
- Choose a repertoire
- Engage our residents
- Practice at our home
- Show off the choir success to other residents
- Be part of our entertainment productions for our residents
- Have fun