As Scouts, we believe in empowering young people with skills for life. We encourage our young people to do more, learn more and be more.
We question and listen and form wide open minds. We take a deep breath and speak up. We think on our feet. See the big picture. Ignore the butterflies and go for it. We get back up and try again. We think about what’s next, and plan for it. We jump in, get muddy, give back and get set.
South Western District, is located within Clyde Region, and is made up of 10 Groups. This covers South West of Glasgow. South Western District total membership is currently 703 young people and 300 adults.
The District Commissioner Role - will provide direction for the District and will help others see the bigger Scouting picture through solid leadership. Building a team around you, you will be fully supported in the role by a Region of Scouting, you will create an amazing group of leaders to provide skills and opportunities for the young people in groups.
This is a management role, and we need someone who can provide leadership, motivation and guidance to our other adult volunteers.
A large part of this role involves supporting managers of local Groups. Adults at every level need support to ensure that they are motivated, inspired and focused on providing first-class Scouting. A good manager thanks other volunteers for their hard work and helps to make sure that they feel happy and supported, week after week. For any adult volunteer in Scouting, their manager will be a regular point of call for support.
You don’t need any prior experience of Scouting to apply for this role: we’ll make sure you’re fully trained and supported.
We believe that everyone in management roles within Scouting should adopt an approach that combines the skills of both leadership and management. You will:
1. Provide Direct Support
2. Work with people in your district
3. Set and achieve goals
4. Enable change
5. Use resources available in your local community and Scouting connections
6. Manage your time and learn new skills to support your district
We encourage any Interest to make contact, to discuss the role and level of commitment.
Join the Oxfam community
As a Lead Volunteer, you will assist the shop manager in leading, managing and planning for the development of a shop team. We’ll give you ongoing training and support to get you ready to lead a shift, train your team, and be left in charge. Best of all you’ll be raising vital funds to support people facing poverty around the world.
About this role
At Oxfam, we believe in empowering you by giving you training and opportunities to learn new skills, develop old skills, and make the most out of your time with us. For this key role, you don’t need to have any leadership or retail experience – we’ve got you covered. You can also get some lunch and travel costs too. Whatever you need, we’re here to help.
As a Lead Volunteer you’ll make a big difference while you develop your own skills that boost your confidence. In this role, we’ll support you to:
Effectively delegate responsibilities and coach individuals and teams
Improve your communication skills in this customer-facing role
Foster an inclusive environment where everyone feels welcome
Follow important policies around safeguarding, Health and Safety, and trading regulations
Opening, closing and managing the shop in the shop manager’s absence
Volunteering that works for you
Volunteering can be very flexible to suit you. Training to be a Lead Volunteer can take anything from a few weeks to several months – everyone goes at the pace that’s right for them. If you’re not sure about this role but want to start as a standard volunteer, get in touch and we will find something right for you. By volunteering for a few hours a week, you will meet new people and have some fun for a good cause.
If you can’t apply online, please visit the shop for a paper form or contact us on email@example.com
Everyone has something to offer
At Oxfam we know that everybody can make a real difference. People come to us for all sorts of reasons, from all backgrounds, and we will do what we can to find a role which works for you. You can find out more about volunteering with Oxfam [ here.] (https://www.oxfam.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer-with-us/volunteering-frequently-asked-questions/)
What happens next?
After you apply the manager will ask you to come in for an initial chat. This is not an interview, just a chance to get an idea of what you'd like to do in the shop. From there you can meet the rest of the volunteer team and get involved with whatever area of the shop takes your interest!
We need one reference and proof of ID for all volunteers and ask you to sign up to Oxfam's Code of Conduct. This role may require an enhanced DBS/PVG check, paid for by Oxfam.
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!
Connecting the Grassroots; Be part of a Global Movement by Taking Action Locally.
Board Member Transition Town Forres
For over a decade, Transition Town Forres (TTF) has been helping our local community increase ways of sustainable living. By initiating projects such as a thriving community garden, as well as providing opportunities for reskilling and recycling, TTF also promotes ways we can all address the Climate Emergency, including our dependence on fossil fuels. TTF works to strengthen a localised economy and by doing so, makes our communities more self-reliant and people more connected.
Currently, a priority of TTF is to develop their board of trustees, and specifically, they are seeking someone to join the Board to serve for an initial one-year period who has a skill set and experience in finance/accountancy or business planning/management or grant-writing or fundraising.
This is an exciting time to join TTF as it embarks upon another important milestone, in securing an asset transfer of the building in which it operates on Bogton Road, Forres.
Applications are welcomed from individuals who understand the challenges faced by small nonprofits, want to make a difference in their local community, and have a commitment to the Transition Towns movement and what it seeks to achieve.
Trustee meetings take place 12 times a year and last approximately 1.5 hours. If unable to commit to being a board member, short-term (3-6 months) pro bono arrangements are welcomed, as well.
For more information and an informal chat about the role, please contact Kelly Warren, firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
If you want to give back to your community, this is a great way to do it. The Moray Firth Credit Union is seeking people who are interested in the exciting opportunity to serve on their Board.
The Credit Union has a long history of serving the local community. Formerly the Forres Area Credit Union until 2020, it was set up in 1995 as a response to high unemployment in the area when a nearby Fabrication Yard closed. Today, the main office of the ‘Savings & Loans Co-operative’ is located at 53 High Street Forres, and there are now ‘satellite’ collection points in other places in Moray as this social enterprise develops.
If you have an interest in people, community or even if you want to learn more about the unique role a credit union plays in the lives of the people and communities they serve, (and have some spare time) the Moray Firth Credit Union would be delighted to hear from you. For a Board of Directors Pack please call 01309 676735 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and an application. Volunteers are invited to join the Credit Union if they are not already a member.
Grampian Child Bereavement Network (part of the ARCHIE Foundation charity) provide direct support to bereaved children and young people throughout Grampian.
Due to an increased demand in our service we are seeking volunteers in a variety of areas including: responders to visit bereaved families, fundraisers, event and admin helpers and a treasurer
Key objectives of our Volunteers are: To support the work of GCBN through contributing to the range of services provided. To make a positive difference to the lives of the children, young people and their families who have been affected by bereavement
Our responder service entails people visiting bereaved families and undertaking direct support work with children and young people and their families. We also run event days for children staffed up by our volunteers. We are particularly keen to recruit a volunteer with a financial or accounts background to take on our treasurer role.
Good support and training is provided to all volunteers e.g.: induction includes self awareness, policy and procedures of charity. Training in child protection and bereavement support. Support from coordinator and board of trustees.
All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated. For more details please contact: Malcolm Stewart, Coordinator at E Mail:email@example.com or tel.: 01224 554152.
Fa’side Community Kitchen (FCK) is a registered Charity operating as a SCIO. Serving Tranent, and its surrounding villages, our aim is to tackle food inequalities and develop a provision that will support the Community to alleviate the pressures of food insecurity and food poverty. We will work alongside community partners to enable us to reduce the impact of food poverty, reduce isolation and relieve some of the hardships in our area, which is in the top 20% of SIMD, by delivering a fresh meal service , to include transport and activities that will enhance a persons mental health and well being.
Having undergone a period of review we need members of the public to join our Board. We are keen to recruit members of the local community in East Lothian who are motivated, experienced and passionate about “building back better”.
To find out more about joining the Board, please email Tracey@volunteereastlothian.org.uk
Are you passionate about positive mental health?
Do you believe in the strength of community?
Do you have a few hours to spare every 6-8 weeks (minimum commitment)?
We are seeking new members to support Changes strategic development.
We are particularly keen to hear from people who have accessed support for their mental health (with Changes or elsewhere).
Changes is an inclusive organisation - we celebrate and welcome diversity.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org, sharing a short paragraph about yourself or call 0131 653 3977.
Handicabs Lothian (HcL) are looking for new Trustees to join our Board, we are particularly interested in volunteers with relevant experience in Community/PSV Transport legislation, Human Resources and Business Development. As a Trustee you will serve on our Board and help us support the Governance and management of the charity to deliver our new 5-year strategy. HcL provides travel solutions for people across the Lothian’s who have limited mobility. We provide much more than door-to-door transport through our fleet of vehicles and trained drivers, but a door-through-door service, assisting passengers, as needed, at the start and end of their journeys. Our funds come from the four Lothian Councils; fares income; donations; Transport Scotland; and local and national Funders and Trusts. We appreciate all of their support and throughout COVID-19, we have continued to deliver services adapting our support to the current circumstances.