Despite building 25 operating rooms for children in some of the world's poorest communities, people in Scotland still do not know who KidsOR are. This is where you come in - we need enthusiastic volunteers who can help spread the word in their community. This might involve:
Approaching local businesses, nurseries, schools and community groups for support and donations
Finding homes for our collection cans and replacing them when they are full
Putting up posters or flyers
At Community Food Initiatives North East we are currently looking for volunteers who can take on some key roles within our charity, focusing on developing our current structures to meet the changing needs of our disadvantaged and vulnerable beneficiaries.
This includes the opportunity to join our great volunteer team as a Fundraising Committee Member. Fundraising is key to our work; we aim to continually innovate and expand our offering to ensure our disadvantaged communities are never left behind. We would like someone to assist on our fundraising committee to identify new ideas and opportunities to maximise local fundraising efforts, help to plan and coordinate group fundraising activities, promote fundraising events and initiatives in the local community and will commit to our vision of a UK without food insecurity and poverty.
A fantastic opportunity to volunteer at an award winning charity and social enterprise. All help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated.
For more information and to discuss further please contact Kevin Mathew, FareShare Sustainability Development on email KMathew@cfine.org
Four Pillars is a Grampian only based LGBT+ Charity that looks after the community in relation to their mental, emotional, physical and sexual health.
As a volunteer you will be at the heart of this unique service that looks to work with individuals on reducing risky sexual behaviour and STI/HIV transmissions whilst protecting the whole person.
There are many different roles within Four Pillars and what kind of role you play is entirely up to you and your skills.
For more information please contact Deejay Bullock at E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 01224 211963.
Why we want you
We are committed to supporting carers across Lanarkshire & volunteers are key partners in the success of our organisation and support all aspects of our work. Your contribution is key to supporting our services & the donation of your time, skills and experience is of invaluable benefit to us and the carers we support. We are looking for friendly individuals with a pleasant personality to assist our fundraising team.
When we want you
We are seeking support to our fundraising team, hours will be flexible on an ad-hoc basis depending on events or activities.
Involvement with the bi-monthly fundraising meeting approx. 2 hrs
Locations: Varied across North & South Lanarkshire
The skills we need
Professional & friendly attitude
Enthusiastic and passionate about support for unpaid carers
Ability to work as part of a team
Good communication skills
Good organisational skills
Experience in retail (optional)
What you will be doing (you are not required to do all tasks)
Bucket collections at events/supermarkets/shopping centres
Securing donations for raffles
Assist in the planning & promotion of events
Assisting with raffles at events
Sourcing and promoting items for sale in our centre shops
Stock control of shop items
What's in it for you
Full training and support
The opportunity to build & develop skills
The opportunity to meet new people
Valuable work experience to add onto your cv
Reasonable out-of-pocket expenses
Make a real difference to the lives of carers
Our Save the Children Shops help raise lots of money for children living in the UK and in 120 countries worldwide. It’s always lovely chatting to our customers about the fabulous items we sell and telling them about the fantastic work that Save the Children does. You’ll get the chance to meet new people and make friends plus you’ll be part of an amazing team of volunteers.Your donation of time, creativity and kindness can help improve the lives of children all over the world - via sustainable shopping!
There’s so much for you to get stuck in to when you’re volunteering in our shops. We get lots of donations and it's always exciting when one of our volunteers spots a real gem. You'll be taking in, sorting, steaming and pricing donations, rolling up your sleeves in the backroom as well as being on the shop floor.
Serving customers with a smile is so important. You’ll be using the till (don't worry, we'll show you how) and handling money. And when people come in to donate items you'll also be completing the Gift Aid forms that let their donations help us even more.
It’s really important that our window and shop displays look appealing so people keep visiting our shops. So you'll be wielding a duster and vacuum as well as your imagination to make the shop look its best.
It would be ideal if you could volunteer one shift a week, which is about four hours but we're also happy to have more flexible times. No special skills are needed as we’ll show you what to do and we provide all the training you’ll need. But if you have any experience or particular interest tell us, it may come in useful. It’s really easy to get your volunteering started.
If you're over 18 years old, just click on ‘Apply’ and get filling in your details!
A fantastic ethnic minority charity is looking for enthusiastic minority ethnic volunteers (from all ethnic groups) to join the Fundraising team. You will be part of the team to raise fund to support volunteer mentoring and befriending services. You will be adding value to LINKnet by supporting the Fundraising team and maximizing the efficiency of the fund raising process through creative thinking, creating fundraising opportunities, carrying out administration duties and networking with key contacts.
Scottish Communities Climate Action Network (SCCAN)’s purpose is to inspire and promote, connect and support community-led action in Scotland to address the Climate Emergency. Please see our website: https://www.scottishcommunitiescan.org.uk/
Would you like to help take climate action to the next level?
We have a new volunteer role available with our Events working groups! You would be helping once a week with the following:
-Events organizing and facilitating
-Taking part in regular events working group meetings
-Contacting potential speakers and facilitators
-Promoting events by writing blog posts and promoting on social media.
-Compile a report on the event.
As a volunteer led organisation, our capacity to offer thorough training on events coordination is limited so we would expect you to have some experience or to be adaptable. There will be some initial training on the way SCCAN operates.
The start date is flexible to suit your availability.
Our events and meetings are currently done online through zoom.
Commitment could range from once / week to twice a month.
If interested, please drop us an email at email@example.com
WaterAid enables the world's poorest people to gain access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene education. These basic human rights underpin health, education and livelihoods and form the first, essential step in overcoming poverty.
We work with local partners who understand local issues and we provide them with skills and support. This empowers them and local communities to set up and manage practical and sustainable projects that meet communities real needs. We also campaign locally and internationally, to change policies and practice, and to ensure water and sanitation's vital role in reducing poverty is recognised.
During the current COVID 19 pandemic and for the foreseeable future there will be no face-to-face WaterAid talks. Applicants will be asked to complete the Volunteer Speakers ONLINE training course and will stay at home and comply with COVID19 containment requirements until the crisis is over.
However, during the crisis many schools are arranging activities for their students via Microsoft Teams, Skype and other applications to complement students’ home-schooling during COVID19. Our Speaker Network has made our PowerPoint presentations available for teachers to download. If applicants know how to use Microsoft Teams or Skype with slides and would like to deliver webinars to schools and organisations, they should let us know when they apply. Training and excellent support is provided to all volunteers.
*People can express interest to volunteer at https://www.wateraid.org/uk/get-involved/volunteering/volunteer-as-a-wateraid-speaker after which they will be sent an application form to complete.
*If you have any questions or for more details please email Speakers@wateraid.org .
Help us take on Scotland’s single biggest killer! Help us build up the pace in Scotland by sharing our badges and displaying posters across your local area; playing your part in the future of Scottish medical research and taking on heart disease.
Our Heart of Scotland Appeal is a fundraising campaign to raise and spend money in Scotland on vital medical research into the prevention, treatment and cure of heart disease. 41 people die every day in Scotland from cardiovascular disease and we know that the death rate from coronary heart disease is almost 50% higher than for the South East of England. This isn’t fair and we want to change this.
We will provide posters for you to display in your local shops, community centres, libraries, supermarkets, pharmacies and doctors surgeries to help us reach as many people as possible.
The Heart of Scotland Appeal is backed by internationally acclaimed Scottish fashion designer, Christopher Kane. Christopher has designed four unique badges featuring the words Love, Care, Brave and Life. We can send you a box of badges to sell to friends, family and colleagues for donations, as well as asking local shops if they will have a box of badges on their counter (that we can then send out to them directly).
Join our network of volunteer Pace Makers and help us get everyone wearing a Heart of Scotland badge. Together we can keep those we love around for longer.
For more information please contact Pamela Hook at E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 0113 234 7474.
At NSPCC Scotland we believe that every childhood is worth fighting for. We work to make child abuse and neglect a thing of the past.
We run Childline, the free and confidential counselling service for children and young people which is accessible every day, all year, 24 hours a day. Our Childline bases in Aberdeen and Glasgow.
We also aim to go into every primary school in Scotland to deliver our Speak Out, Stay Safe programme, talking to children about how to stay safe and speak out if they have any worries or concerns.
>NSPCC Scotland Fundraising Group Members:
Are you looking for a flexible and varied volunteering opportunity which allows you to be part of a team? Could you champion the work of NSPCC Scotland in your local area, helping us to raise funds to support our work and keep children in Scotland safe?
We’re looking for friendly, enthusiastic volunteers from across Aberdeen to create fundraising groups within their local communities. You’ll have the chance to shape and drive the activities of the group and raise vital funds for children and young people in Aberdeen and across Scotland. If you enjoy being involved in your local community and can spare a few hours each month, we’d love to hear from you.
>What is the role?:
•Join with other likeminded local people or get your friends/colleagues together to establish a local NSPCC Scotland fundraising group and help drive a range of fundraising events.
•Creating new fundraising events in your community or support an existing event using your skills in planning, marketing, social media, networking or event management.
•Represent NSPCC Scotland in your community, and raise awareness of our ‘fight for every childhood’.
>Why join a fundraising group?:
•Meet, socialise and make friends with other NSPCC Scotland volunteers
•Develop & learn new skills, gain experience of fundraising for a national charity and enhance your CV.
•You will have an induction, access to free training and our online community of NSPCC volunteers.
•Benefit from the support of a Community Fundraising Manager to guide and advise your fundraising group.
>What do fundraising groups do?:
•We would expect fundraising groups to organise and hold at least 3 fundraising events each year, these could include:
•Bucket collections (at supermarkets, shopping centres etc.)
•Create your own fundraising event
>How much time should I give?:
• 2-3 hours per month (Flexible)
>For more details please contact Matthew Connelly, Community Fundraising Manager at E Mail: email@example.com or tel.: 01224 531556.