Each week, we help over 6,500 young people develop the skills to succeed in life. But this can only happen thanks to our brilliant volunteers.
Volunteering is easier than you think. Whether you can spare an hour a month or a day a year, we have hundreds of opportunities both behind the scenes and directly supporting young people. With full support and training, you can volunteer on a flexible basis.
Not only is it incredibly rewarding and great fun, you’ll learn some brilliant skills transferable to the workplace and further education.
We welcome volunteers from every community and background. You don’t need to have been a Scout.
You just need to believe in a more positive future and the difference we can make together.
Volunteer today and help us prepare more young people with Skills for Life.
Do you have a passion for the environment? you can help with the sustainability of this valued community forest by supporting the group with funding applications. The group relies on Funding to maintain and develop this community asset. Like most charities, funding is essential but can be time consuming and requires specific skills, do you have experience of Funding Applications and can help? You can liaise with the development officer who will offer support and guidance on funding applications?.
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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, email@example.com
Grandmentors is an award winning inter-generational mentoring programme. We recruit, train and support older volunteers aged 50+ to mentor care experienced young people, or young people with Adverse Childhood Experiences.
Grandmentors provides a solution. Put very simply, Grandmentors works by us recruiting, training and providing support for volunteers aged 50+ who draw on their wealth of personal and professional experience to help young people (aged 16 – 24), living with adverse childhood experiences such as leaving care, on their pathway to independence.
Meeting weekly/fortnightly, Grandmentors helps young people to address any challenges and choices they face on their journey.
Our Grandmentors encourage the young person to identify their needs and find ways to help. Mentors provide social, emotional and practical support. Each young person alongside their Grandmentor agree a personalised support plan and set goals based on these needs.
Working together they explore and review, over time, the young person’s challenges and priorities. These can range from career/education goals (CV’s, UCAS forms, job applications), budget planning, support accessing housing, dealing with conflict, stress, enhancing physical, mental health, wellbeing and lots more.
We are looking for Grandmentors to join our new programme in East Lothian
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.
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
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.
We know representation matters, which is why we want our volunteers to reflect the diversity of the community groups we work with. We are actively encouraging applicants from ethnically diverse backgrounds and other minoritised groups to apply as we are currently under-represented in this space.
You will get to meet the inspirational faces of community groups across the UK and immerse yourself in their work; use your existing skills in a rewarding fashion whilst developing new ones; guide members to become more inclusive; network with other like-minded individuals helping grassroots sports groups survive; and so much more.
You will get to meet the inspirational faces of community groups across the UK and immerse yourself in their work; use your existing skills in a rewarding fashion whilst developing new ones; guide members to become more inclusive; network with other like-minded individuals helping grassroots sports groups survive; and so much more. Our volunteers say that making a positive difference to our members is what they most enjoy about volunteering at Sported.
You'll use your professional skills and lived experience to help groups overcome operational challenges, become better equipped for the future, and tackle inequality in sport.
Most of our roles are quite flexible and work around your schedule. We do our best to only share opportunities we think are relevant to you. With most of our volunteering support being delivered digitally, it’s even easier to get started supporting members across our network.
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.