The Elgin Sports Community Trust is literally a game-changer. This volunteer led community project has broken ground to a create a new all-weather sports facility for Moray. The project, now entering a final exciting stage, is looking for outgoing volunteers with professional experience to help develop and write funding bids that will support specific elements of the build.
Are you a resourceful, take-the-initiative sort of person that possesses marketing and writing skills? Could you help identify and research prospective funding sources and help to write persuasive compelling bids? Could you pen awesome case studies or reports and maybe even share some of our news on social media?
The Elgin Sports Community Trust has built an accessible all-weather, full-size facility, that is being used for a multitude of sports and is inclusive for all members of the community. Your time and skill will help this facility build office space, changing facilities and viewing galleries and become a place where people can play and meet all year – even walk, train, coach, the sporting options (and the health benefits to our community) are endless!
This volunteering commitment would last between 3 to 6 months or longer if you are the sort of person who would be prepared to join the board.
If you would like to have a chat about the role or would like to be involved or just find out more, please drop us a hello at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Touchdown Memorial Home for Horses is a charity that provides rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming for horses and ponies in need. We welcome volunteers at all levels in our work from trustees to admin, from fundraising and compliance to 'on the ground' opportunities such as yard work, field work, animal care, rehabilitation, education, work with young and older people. This is a great way to make new friends two and four legged, learn new skills and have fun in the open air in beautiful countryside.
The Ladybird Development Group is a small local nursery and charity based in Lossiemouth which cares for pre-school children with disabilities. The Group would like to welcome some new faces onto their committee, to help oversee the management of the nursery and to help with fundraising. They would be delighted to hear from anyone with an interest in assisting the Group to continue providing this wonderful service to such brave small children, who often experience disadvantage through no fault of their own. Fund-raising can also be great fun, and new ideas are always welcome. Visit https://www.theladybirdgroup.com/ and get in touch for a chat!
Across the UK, our 270 local groups play a vital part in supporting people affected by MS. They provide sense of belonging, unity and friendship. And they deliver services and support for their local MS community.
We are looking to recruit a Group Coordinator for our Wigtownshire group. As our local Group Coordinator you’ll take the lead in making sure your local group works as effectively as possible. You’ll recruit, induct and support other group volunteers to make sure your group’s activities meet the needs of your local MS community. You can see a video about one of our Group Coordinators here.
In this role you’ll be able to develop your leadership, management, communication, organisation and motivation skills. To find out more about what services this group currently offer please go to https://volunteers.mssociety.org.uk/group-coordinator
We estimate this role will need around 5 hours a week. Our roles are flexible and aim to fit around you. Time commitments for this role may vary depending on your activities. This is an ongoing role.
This is a great opportunity to gain experience within a large charity and develop your existing skills and learn new ones. We need you to get involved and help make positive changes to the lives of people affected by MS.
You’ll have an interest in the MS Society and the work that we do, as well as the enthusiasm to represent both us and our values locally. You will understand the needs of people affected by MS in your area and be sympathetic to the needs and motivations of volunteers. You’ll be confident using Microsoft Office, the internet and email. You’ll be able to apply disability, equality and inclusion practices and understand and apply our risk management system. Ideally you’ll understand the local area and organisations that provide local services.
You will be reliable and easy to contact and you need to live in or near the Lanarkshire area to carry out this role.
Apply online or for further information contact email@example.com
The MS Society is committed to promoting diversity. We can only offer roles to over 18s.
Seagull Trust Cruises provide free canal cruises for the elderly, infirm, and those with special needs. Founded back in 1978, and operating from 4 Scottish bases, we are wholly run by volunteers, and 100% funded by grants and donations. Our Ratho team are currently looking for a fundraising coordinator, who working with others in the team, can source grant opportunities, liaise with potential funders, prepare quality application forms, and process through to successful completions. Liaison with our Executive Board will be required to ensure a consistency and avoid duplication in applications.
You will be an excellent written communicator to identify and apply for trust and corporate grants. You will be researching funding opportunities and writing grant applications for the charity, keeping records on appropriate grant giving bodies, (application closing dates and processes), and reporting back to donors the difference their grant has made. You will also keep in touch with the team at local and executive level about the progress of applications.
This is an exciting opportunity to work with one of the most respected charities operating on the Scottish Canal network.
Parkour Expression CIC is a not-for-profit organisation based in Aberdeen and it aims to attract funding and coaches to enable regular parkour workshops / classes / events in the North East of Scotland.
As part of our ongoing development we are recruiting a Director for an initial one-year term and are now inviting applications.
Ideally, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:
- A keen interest in parkour and the development of parkour in the North East of Scotland
- An understanding of funding applications and experience in successful funding applications
- An impressive track record of success in the private, public and/or voluntary sector
- A good understanding of the role that sport plays in society
- A clear commitment to improving diversity and equality and understanding the needs of under-represented groups in sport
- A good understanding of the UK’s sporting landscape.
Please note that this will be a volunteer role and will be unpaid.
You will be expected to attend at least eight to ten Board meetings a year, which are normally held online via Zoom. In addition, we would encourage your attendance at a number of Parkour Expression events and classes.
For an informal discussion about the role of Director please contact our current Director, Duncan Munro at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07938 218608
Please send a covering letter stating your interest, suitability for the role of Director and CV to Duncan Munro by email at email@example.com
You will be able to attend board meeting to discuss the charity and make difficult decision to make sure the charity remains successful. there is approximately 4 face to face meetings a year.
we would prefer that you have transferable skills including knowledge of funding applications and promotional work
ADA – Alcohol and drugs Action is an award-winning charity, delivering specialist services to reduce harms and promote recovery of individuals and families affected by alcohol & drugs in the North East of Scotland.
If you share our passion for supporting and enabling recovery for people and families affected by substance use, why not join our board to help shape our strategic direction and make sure we focus on what matters.
Successful candidates will have the enthusiasm and breadth of experience needed to make a real difference. We welcome applications from candidates who have governance experience and/or expertise at board or senior management level in their field, especially with skills and experience in the following areas:
•Fundraising and campaigning
•Stewardship of charity assets
We also welcome applications from people with lived experience who have been affected by alcohol and drug issues.
We embrace diversity and strive to ensure that no one is disadvantaged in terms of their ability to join our organisation on the basis of age, ability (or disability), gender, social class, ethnic origin, religion, marital status or sexual orientation.
Time commitment for board members is an average of 6 hours per month for attendance at board and sub group meetings. Meetings are currently taking place via Zoom and therefore applicants do not need to be physically based in the North East of Scotland to be considered.
In return we can offer:
•Relevant training and development to enhance your knowledge and skills.
•Networking opportunities, both internally and externally.
•The opportunity to share your wisdom to make a positive impact on your local community
Full details, role description and Board Member Information booklet are available at https://alcoholanddrugsaction.peoplehr.net/Pages/JobBoard/Opening.aspx?v=4e0e4a6b-ee30-44a9-9e87-24c30c5a9f43
For further information to apply or if you have any questions or queries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact 01224 577120 and ask to speak to Fraser Hoggan in the first instance.
*Closing date: 31st March 2023 – interviews will be arranged with interested / successful candidates following the closing date.
Dunfermline based Talk Matters offers counselling/ psychotherapy for up to 50 clients per week and placement opportunities for those training in the field.
Talk Matters is seeking volunteer trustees to join its board. Trustees contribute to the realisation of Talk Matters’ goal of relieving people in need of psychological support by the provision of a financially accessible, professional counselling service.
The board is fully responsible for the governance and fiscal probity of the charity. Ten monthly meetings are held with an annual general meeting in November. Presently, the board comprises five trustees. The charity is held in high standing and trustees are rightly protective of its reputation.
There is an opportunity for you to use your skills in the areas of HR/IT/Finance or Law whilst other skills in administration and fundraising would be most welcome. It is not necessary that you have work/volunteering experience within the psychological therapy sector.
Volunteering can be a rewarding and much valued service for many people who need it. At the moment we are also looking for more board members, in particular board members with experience in strategic marketing and fundraising as well as a digital trustee.
To enable the organisation to meet its aims, trustees should perform the following functions:
Set and maintain the vision, mission and values of the organisation.
Develop direction, strategy and planning.
Ensure the organisation has the structure and resources for its work.
Establish policies and procedures to govern organisational activity, including guidance for the board, volunteers and staff.
Establish systems for reporting and monitoring.
Manage risk and ensure compliance and accountability with the governing document, external regulators and the law.
Make certain that the financial affairs of the organisation are conducted properly and are accurately reported.