This is a fantastic opportunity to gain managerial skills volunteering for Cancer Research uk . Suitable for someone with some retail background and an outgoing friendly personality. This training and work experience will enhance your C.V. and be very rewarding knowing you are helping to beat cancer sooner. We are a very friendly hardworking team who also have a lot of fun This position will include ongoing training on all aspects of managing a Cancer Research UK Charity shop.
Training will involve
-Health and Safety
Good support and relevant training is provided-includes a taster session/shop visit and on going training and support.
For more details please contact Agnes Keilloh, Shop Manager on E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 01224 590580
>Who we are:
The African Council is an independent voluntary organisation with a mission to promote the social and economic welfare of African People.
We celebrate the best in African culture(s), history and values. We promote the attainment of education and life skills especially among Africans. We also advance active citizenship among Africans through engagement in civic and political process, institutions and leadership.
>Some of our projects:
1. Employment/Enterprise coaching events
• The event seeks to provide coaching and empowerment for Africans through education, guidance and support, to increase Africans involvement in employment, enterprise and entrepreneurship opportunities.
2. Civic and Political structures coaching events
• The event seeks to provide coaching that encourages and provides guidance to Africans, to increase involvement and participation of Africans in civic and political life in Scotland,
3. Engagement events
• Our engagement events seek to understand the challenges and barriers that Africans face in participating in all areas of Scottish life and ways to mitigate these challenges.
Volunteers are vital for delivering the African Council's projects and services. We are looking for volunteers to join our team and we currently have volunteering opportunities available in the following areas:
1. Website Support
2. Corporate Communications
3. Social Media Management
5. Digital marketing and advertising
6. Event planning, support and management
9. Help desk
>Benefits of volunteering with the African Council include:
1. Opportunities to learn new skills
2. Employability training
3. Meet new people
4. Networking opportunities
5. Flexible working times
6. Develop your skills and talent and turn it to something employers will be excited about
7. Boost your CV with relevant work experience\n8. Fun hangouts, as well as,
9. Satisfaction of being a part of team that will make a significant difference in Scotland
Fantastic opportunities to help at a very exciting time in the development of the African Council. All help is greatly appreciated.
For more information please contact Ca-ananay Maduka, Volunteer Coordinator at E Mail: email@example.com or Tel.: 01224 579218.
Aberdeen in Recovery (AiR) was granted Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) charitable status in March this year. We are now looking to find talented, passionate and skilled people to fill some vacant seats on our Board of Trustees to help us grow and develop our innovative and solution focused new charity. This is a unique opportunity to help lay the foundations to ensure AiR has a long-term future as a charity with solid processes in place to ensure it meets its mission of:
“To be a bridge from ‘dependence’ to ‘independence’ for the individual seeking to recover from problematic substance use and addictive behaviours”.
This is such an exciting and invigorating prospect for individuals to get involved and be participant in the tsunami of change which is now gaining momentum and being driven by “Experts by Experience” and the vibrant Lived Experienced Communities which are blossoming, not only locally but are now established as a national phenomena.
Since its conception, AiR and its members have worked tirelessly to establish and build collaborative relationships with professional services and third sector support agencies. We have consistently driven the message that individuals who have personal lived/living experience of active substance use, including Family members who have been affected by the addictive behaviours of a loved one, and the Recovery Communities they represent have something valid, essential and extremely beneficial to bring to described Recovery Orientated Systems of Care (ROSC). We can provide existing services and clinical structural systems with resources, skills and capabilities that they, no matter how much effort, time and money they invest, will never be able to offer or provide.
So, it gives the greatest of pleasure to see this is now recognised on the highest levels that “Recoverists” can productively contribute to the design, development and delivery of truly person-centred ROSC. This being evidenced by the vision, philosophy and content of the Scottish Governments “Rights, Respect and Recovery” Drug and Alcohol Strategy.
We also believe it is reaffirmed by the recent success in being granted funding from the Government’s National Development Fund, with our principle partner Alcohol and Drugs Action (ADA), for our ‘Recovery Peer Pathway’ joint two-year project. This collaborative venture will build on three years of pilot work to further establish and build proactive and productive Developmental Pathways within ADA and their Volunteer network while in synergy with AiR membership for individuals who desire to initiate change in their behaviours and outlook as they progress on their recovery journeys within, and imperatively out-with, statutory and formal support services.
We believe that the blue sky thinking behind this project categorically and emphatically fits with the expectations, outcomes and concepts of the above Government policy.
So, if you have lived experience, or a stakeholder interest, and a passion for recovery and are willing to give of yourself that another may learn, you will not find a better opportunity to indulge your appetite than from within Aberdeen in Recovery.
For more information please contact Dermot Craig, Recovery Community Development Manager at E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 01224 638342 / Mobile: 07751 213108.
Do you want to help people to deal with the challenges of work and life? The Business Connection (TBC) is a charity founded by 4 Christian businessmen to ‘encourage, equip and empower men and women working in the corporate business environment’. Although founded on Christian principles we support people of all faiths and none.
We run fortnightly Tuesday breakfasts at the Holiday Inn Express, Chapel Street, Aberdeen giving folks a chance to meet informally to be encouraged & supported and signposted to appropriate help. We also run a monthly breakfast on the last Friday of the month at the Palm Court Hotel when we have a guest speaker. The topics are aimed at bringing useful content on wellbeing, personal development and practical guidance. In March 2019, TBC held its inaugural ‘Thrive’ conference in Aberdeen. This was to encourage those of a Christian faith in how they could thrive within the marketplace. With guest speakers from across the UK and the USA the excellent feedback received, both on content and quality of the conference, has led to plans being made for Thrive 2020 not only in Aberdeen but also expanding to Edinburgh. Exciting times!
Jim Grimmer, co-founder & managing trustee cut back from full-time work in 2015 to dedicate 2 days a week, on a voluntary basis, to the development of TBC. TBC has now grown to some 300 individuals on the events mailing list and has become known for its work across the UK. Jim is also founder of a social enterprise P3 Business Care bringing personal & proactive care to employees in business in partnership with their employer and with his team, is visiting businesses on a weekly basis across the UK so no longer has the capacity to manage TBC.
The opportunity of Volunteer Operations Manager of TBC has fantastic potential. Currently the fortnightly breakfasts takes place in the City centre however there is an opportunity to expand the breakfasts to multiple locations across the city on different days. There is also work to be done in developing our relationships with the local church ideally identifying a TBC focal point from the business community within each church and creating a network of TBC contacts.
For more information please contact Jim Grimmer, Managing Trustee at E Mail: email@example.com or tel.: 07449336606. Details also available at www.thebusinessconnection.org
Orthodox Research Institute of St. John Chrysostom SCIO
Great opportunity to develop leadership, writing, communication, management and marketing skills and to be part of the vibrant community of young theologians and to make a contribution to the enterprise that matters!
We need your help in:
• Maintaining effective internal communications within the organisation
• Coordinating events
• Planning and implementing promotional campaigns
• Overseeing the social media strategy
A fantastic opportunity to assist a brilliant group/charity. All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated.
For more details please contact Dr. Olga Sevastyanova, Chairperson at email firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 07884971624.
The Mission of Time to Heal is to provide holistic support and, to relieve the needs of persons affected by domestic violence primarily, but not exclusively, women and children from minority ethnic groups.
We are currently seeking volunteers to help at our Empowerment Centre in Bon Accord House, Riverside Drive, Aberdeen. Tasks include:
● See that the Reception area is kept tidy and looks professional at all times. ● Ensure procedures for signing in, identifying, escorting, and signing out are adhered to at all times. ● Welcome visitors in a pleasant, courteous manner ● Distribute incoming mails and deliveries to the appropriate personnel/function. ● Maintain the door entry system, ensuring there is an adequate supply of key fobs. ● Provide training on the duties and responsibilities of Reception to the appropriate personnel. ● Supervise the labelling of keys, ensuring they are stored in the Key Safe. ● Produce and maintain Operating Procedures for the Reception Rota. ● Answer calls in a timeous, courteous and effective manner.
A fantastic opportunity to help. All help is greatly appreciated. For more details please contact Abiola Crown, Manager at E Mail: email@example.com or tel.: 07796511319.
Grampian Housing Association, with its subsidiaries, Kirkgate Developments and TLC Housing Maintenance, is a leading provider of social housing and related services throughout the North East of Scotland. The Association is a Registered Social Landlord and Charity, with a portfolio of 3500+ homes under management and an annual turnover of over £18m.
It is an exciting and challenging time at the Association and we are looking for several new Board members with the drive and ambition to help us achieve our strategic aims during our business transformation process. This will see the move to a new operating model and a commitment to digital participation to realise our vision of self-organising teams supporting self-managing tenants.
The Board’s role is to provide strategic direction and corporate governance. We are looking to recruit Board members who can add value by sharing their knowledge and experience in areas such as:
>Housing / Property / Construction.
>Charity / Social Enterprise.
>Finance / Audit.
An open mind and commitment to making a difference are also essential for the role. Board members are asked to prepare for and attend up to 11 Board meetings a year in Aberdeen (normally held in the early evening), and occasionally attend ad hoc events, team away days etc.
In return for giving your time and sharing your expertise, we offer:
>The opportunity to make a significant, positive difference to people’s lives in the local community.
> Interesting and challenging meetings, events and away days.
>The opportunity to work at board / strategic level.
>Being part of an organisation who really care about the difference they make to people’s lives
>Provision of training and development to enhance your own knowledge and skills.
>Internal and external networking opportunities.
The role of a Board member is voluntary and unpaid, other than reimbursement of approved travel costs or associated expenses.
For further information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
*Your Credit Union needs you…...come and help shape the future of Grampian Credit Union!*
We have vacancies for Non-Executive Directors, and members of our Supervisory Committee.
Information about the available roles, responsibilities and essential skills required for both roles can be accessed on our website at https://www.grampiancreditunion.co.uk/content.asp?section=25&bgc=&sbgc=
Volunteering with us in these roles is rewarding and offers the satisfaction of knowing you are helping our Credit Union to grow, develop, and maintain a successful organisation for the common good. Moreover, you will develop and or hone transferable skills.
Want to know more about volunteering with us? Contact us via email - email@example.com and we will be pleased to hear from you.
Also, would you (a member of Grampian Credit Union) like to nominate someone that you think would be interested in our roles? Please contact us via email firstname.lastname@example.org OR call us on 01224 561506.
We look forward to hearing from you!
We are currently looking for a Minutes Secretary to join us on a voluntary basis.
DRiNKLiNK believes that no one life should be negatively affected by someone else’s drinking. Our aim is to link people affected by someone else’s drinking, we know the impact of this can be wide reaching so we work to provide signposting to support, and services to facilitate education and recovery.
*Objective of the role:
To ensure that the decisions, commitments and major discussion points made at Board Meetings are accurately recorded and stored for quick reference.
*Key Responsibilities include:
• Take the minutes of meetings.
• Record accurately the decisions, commitments and major discussion points made at Board Meetings.
• Prepare draft minutes from each meeting for review and approval.
• Draft minutes to include accurate resolutions from the meetings.
• Write up the minutes as soon as possible after the meeting (ideally within 7 days), send to Chair and Secretary for approval and once approved distribute to all committee members.
• Prepare and distribute the Agenda and Minutes in a timely manner.
• Read, reply and file correspondence promptly.
• Collate and arrange for the printing of the Annual Report.
• Maintain registers of members’ names and addresses, life members and sponsors.
• Maintain files of legal documents such as constitutions and titles.
• Maintain confidentiality at all times.
• Other duties may be assigned.
All volunteers receive induction, ongoing support and all help is greatly appreciated. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who wants to make a difference and join a passionate organisation supporting us from the core.
Should this role be of interest, to apply please forward your CV to email: email@example.com
Miscarriage Information Support Service (MISS) SCIO
The Miscarriage Inormation support Service (MISS) is offering a rewarding and exciting opportunity for a Personal Assistant to the Board which will play a key role within the MISS charity and make a meaningful difference to people who have had a miscarriage, helping to achieve their goal of supporting women and men after an early pregnancy loss and onto their next pregnancy.
As a Personal Assistant to the Board, your role is to provide assistance and support to the Chairperson and Board of Trustees within the charity. This includes the Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer.
· To liaise with the Chair and Board of Trustees to plan, arrange and produce agendas, supporting papers and minute for management meetings and AGMs
· To work alongside the charity Secretary and ensure that charity law, and regulatory requirements of reporting and public accountability are complied with
· To ensure that all meetings comply with the requirements of the governing document
· Support the Board and Committee for any administration tasks
· Assist with communications within the team
· Organising trustee induction and any ongoing training
What we can Offer you?
When you join the MISS charity, you are gaining a unique opportunity to make a difference in your community and raise awareness. You will be working with a team of passionate people who really care about the mental health and wellbeing of our members, and who want to make a positive and lasting difference for local families.
Being part of such a small (but growing!) team offers the opportunity for real variety in your day-to-day work and the development of your role.
For more information please contact Abi Clarke , Chairperson/Founder of MISS at email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information and details are also available at our website at: https://miss-support.org.uk/