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
Wave Radio is a broadcasting service for the wellbeing of patients at Dr Gray’s Hospital -- and by broadcasting online, they aim to bring the community into the hospital and the hospital into the community.
This volunteering opportunity is also a great one if you have a love in music.
They are not just looking for people to present on air, but would also welcome people who have a bit of spare time to catalogue music or music production. For people interested in any of their presenter slots, please know these programmes can be pre-recorded for broadcast at a later time. Right now, volunteers can do their shows from home, through the studios at Dr. Grays. Volunteers who have an interest in specific musical genre (i.e./Classical, show tunes, soul etc. ) or have a wide musical taste can find out more about how to help with their breakfast, afternoon and early evening programmes.
Wave Radio is run entirely by volunteers and donations. Please get in touch if you would like to find out more about volunteering with them!
In your role you will support different teams across CHSS to recruit new volunteers in your local community either face to face, engaging with local community partners and utilizing online social media platforms. Volunteers are vital to the running of our services, shops and our fundraising events. With your help we can reach more people across Scotland to raise awareness of CHSS.
Your main tasks include:
* Identify suitable local organisations and networks to promote our various volunteer roles to.
* Use social media to advertise volunteer opportunities.
* Use offline methods such as presentations and posters to recruit volunteers in the community.
* Raise awareness and the profile of CHSS
As a means of supporting the work of the club, Fife Steel Basketball Club require an enthusiastic, reliable and hardworking individual to take on the role of Digital Media Volunteer – Promoting the club across a variety of social media platforms.
As part of our involvement in the Young Person Community Leadership Programme we are keen to hear from young people within the age range of 16-25 years.
Typical tasks will involve:
-Assist with creating PR/Social Media campaigns (Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & Team App)
-Assistance with creation of graphics and design work
-Social media and web research
-Monitoring and reporting of trends and analytics
-Assistance with administration
-Producing exciting video/media content
-Assist with the production of statistical and written reports for committee meetings
Alongside these tasks candidates will be encouraged to develop their own ideas and where possible, create unique content for our social media brands.
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.
SSAFA - The Armed Forces Charity (Grampian Branch)
SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity is a trusted source of support for serving personnel, veterans and their families in their time of need. As part of this we have great volunteer opportunities for people to help. This includes assisting as a Volunteer Branch Publicity Coordinator for SSAFA Grampian:
*Role – Volunteer Branch Publicity Coordinator for SSAFA Grampian
Could you raise SSAFA’s profile in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray? You don’t need a military background, just the ability to get on with all kinds of people, some basic I.T skills and good written and spoken English. If so, this role could be for you!
*What is a Publicity Coordinator?
As Publicity Coordinator you would work with SSAFA Grampian to develop a Publicity Plan. You would be central to delivering this local plan to raise awareness of SSAFA to potential clients, volunteers and funders.
*Why do we need you in SSAFA Grampian?
We’ve been supporting the Armed Forces community for more than 130 years. We’d love the general public to understand what we do and how they can help us. We need to recruit volunteers that reflect our local communities and raise money to fund our work. We need you to help us get the SSAFA message out!
*When would you be needed and where would you be based?
This role would suit someone looking to give a regular time commitment to SSAFA, although when and where would be flexible to suit you.
*What would you be doing?
• Working with the Branch Chair to develop a Publicity Plan to keep SSAFA Grampian’s profile high in the local area
• Publicising SSAFA events and those where SSAFA will be represented
• Work with Marketing/PR staff at central office to develop case studies of clients and volunteers
• Developing and maintaining networks with local press, TV and radio outlets through providing press releases, interviews, case studies etc
• Working with the Digital Team at Central Office and Grampian’s Digital Marketing Manager to develop and maintain a local on-line presence for the branch via a website and social media channels
*What can you gain from this volunteering role?
• Use your skills, knowledge and life experience to benefit others
• Support from your local SSAFA branch and the wider SSAFA community
• Experience, training and skills that you can highlight on your CV and in job interviews
• Better physical and mental health – studies show that volunteers live longer and experience lower levels of stress and depression!
A great opportunity to help. All help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated.
If you wish to volunteer/for further details please contact Julie Silva (Branch Secretary, Grampian) at email: Julie.Silva@grampian.ssafa.org.uk or telephone: 07879846200.
Aberdeen Blueberry Wellness is a Community Interest Company which exists to work with communities to improve key health and fitness concerns, via education and employment.
Aberdeen Blueberry Wellness (ABW) requires people with time and social media knowledge to increase the awareness of the organisation and the opportunities it is providing in the communities of Aberdeen.
ABW delivers fitness professional education and employment to local people, to deliver a fitness and wellness offering within their communities, for the benefit of the communities health.
ABW is looking for an enthusiastic, social media savvy people to help the CEO tell the wonderful people of Aberdeen about the great work we're doing. We also wish to recruit the amazing local students and future employees of our business through this marketing medium.
If you believe you have these incredible skills and would be able to spare 1-2 hours a week, we would love to hear from you. All help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated.
Please contact Laura Walker, CEO at email: email@example.com or telephone: 07773021851.
Organising, writing, and sending the branch newsletter.
Making sure the newsletter is clearly written and accessible.
Collecting information about news, events, and activities.
Liaising with the Branch Chair, and committee, to make sure all relevant
information is included.
Meeting edit and publication deadlines, which are set by the branch.
Following NAS branding guidelines.
Keeping social media up to date. Activities should be advertised at least two weeks in advance so that people have time to book a place and/or arrange their time so that they can attend..
Making sure the information is clear and well written. Information needs to be relevant to the branch and should be displayed in a way that is easy for someone to follow.
Communicating with other committee members to encourage and remind them to pass on information to go onto the website.
We are a small voluntary group that promotes the use of Fairtrade goods in Orkney, and publicises the work of the Fair Trade movement. We need help with setting up and making the most of social media for publicity and promotion. We have a Facebook page and maintain this but need to keep it lively and appealing with links to other relevant pages. We are open to new ideas. This can all be done very flexibly and from home of course, and to suit the volunteer’s availability. It needs a commitment for at least six months initially to get processes well established and members trained up to use them. This is an ideal opportunity for someone who wants to use their social media and website skills to make a difference.