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.
We are a young democratically run organisation that needs to grow. At the moment we are a small group working at projects that reduce waste and we intend that Aberdeen and Shire become zero waste areas. That is, that everything we use becomes part of a circular economy and is not discarded needlessly to be tipped or burned.
Currently, our main projects are :-
*Go Green Café
*Trash to Treasure
*Planting Fruit Trees for Community Benefit
These worthy projects are undertaken alongside family and work commitments but we need to do more if we are to make inroads to the waste we generate each day. That presents exciting opportunities for volunteers.
Our next step then, is for more 'Trustees' to join with us to take on an officer of the board role, or to become an ordinary member and help steer the way forward to a successful reduction of waste to zero.
If you’re/for more information then please do get in touch with Brian Allan at email email@example.com or tel.: 07751275757.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 07796511319.
>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.
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.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an individual who is competent with all social media – website, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook - to join our charity on a voluntary basis. To provide help and support to establish these sites and help manage them on a regular basis.
>Individuals’ benefit – Develop relevant work experience - marketing, IT, advertising, PR, community and publicity. Look good on CV.
>Public benefit – making the public and potential service users aware of the charity and informing them of what the charity does.
The charity was established in 2004 and has gone from strength to strength ever since.
We are a local charity offering housing advice and advocacy to vulnerable/disabled individuals and managed by a committee of local people. We received the Queens Award for Voluntary Service last year in recognition of our work, volunteering and positive difference we make.
For more information please contact Anne Findlay, Board Member at E Mail: email@example.com / Tel No: 07984219950.
The 70/30 Campaign is aiming to reduce child abuse and neglect by 70% by 2030. As a 70/30 Ambassador you will be empowering your local community to protect our children by spreading awareness and gaining support to prevent child abuse and neglect from happening in the first place. You will gain new skills, and be part of a large network of volunteers and professionals, while making a real difference in your local community and across the UK.
The role is very flexible and depends on your skills and on the needs in your local area, but you can take part in a range of activities, such as: spreading awareness with people you know and on social media; fundraising; organising events; engaging with MPs, MSPs, AMs and councillors; engaging with local press; expanding your local 70/30 group.
Ambassadors will take part in a training session with a member of the team and are invited to join the bi-monthly national conference call with other ambassadors across the country. Ambassadors usually give 2 or more hours of their time a week, but get in touch if you are interested and don't have much time available as there is always some way you can help!
Please visit our website and complete the form to become an ambassador today at www.wavetrust.org/7030 or contact Alex Williamson at email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Youth Radio Network is a digital place where young people can easily access and develop their skills and interests. It acts as a sounding board for youth news and issues and promotes all youth organizations. The Youth Radio Network's focus is on young people, and topical issues such as Bullying, Racism, LGBT and much more.
Our music is generally chart music, and we play any young artists/bands from across the world. The aim is to have a fresh and upbeat sound and something that young people feel; they can get involved in and we encourage our young people to influence the music we play. There are also opportunities for our listeners to interact with radio programmes. We will highlight any young musicians, artists or bands, after all, it’s the internet and you never know who may be discovered next!
The Youth Radio Network is completely digital so anyone can present for us from any location! We also want to help young people ages 16 to 25 years old get into employment and we hope that we can help open many doors for young people looking for a career in the broadcasting industries.
The Youth Radio Network’s vision is to empower, teach and entertain young people, aged 13 to 25 years, through the power of music and digital technology, opening doors to the broadcast industries, and to become more employable helping them to get the best start in life.
*Teach - Teach young people how the broadcasting industry works and what is involved. Help them understand what employers in different industries look for. This could include: helping them build/create their CV, doing mock interviews, helping them build contacts and get different experiences!
*Empower - Give young people the opportunities, skills, and equipment they need to get experience in the broadcast industry. We do this through our cloud-based web system that allows our volunteers to broadcast from anywhere in the world with just a PC / Laptop, an internet connection and a USB microphone! We will also empower young people to: have a voice and speak their opinions; be heard and recognized for what they do as singer songwriters; and, gain as much experience in different industries as possible and help them to be more employable so they have the best start in life!
*Entertain - The Youth Radio Network wants to entertain young people out there and have a radio station dedicated to them, making sure it is sounding fresh and upbeat and something that young people feel; they can get involved in. We will also highlight any young musicians or artists or bands through this! After all it is the internet and you never know who you will discover next!
We work with all our volunteers to understand their skill sets, needs and aspirations for the future (whatever that may be). All volunteers are required to complete an application form and to agree to certain terms and conditions and that helps our support workers to match potential volunteers to the most suitable roles that will help them with their goals. The roles we have on offer vary from time to time and they generally centre around:
*Broadcasting: presenter/DJ, producer, technical support/engineering.
*Marketing, fundraising and business development: PR, marketing, events, web/app development, content production.
*Volunteer Management: youth support, training, human resources.
*Operations: station admin, finance, IT, facilities.
A fantastic opportunity to be part of the Youth Radio Network and our exciting developments. For more information please contact Keiran Harvey, Managing Director / CEO, The Youth Radio Network at email: Keiran.Harvey@theyouthradionetwork.com or tel.: 03301131520 / 07494800622.
With so many classes at the centre, loads of new things taking place, events, shows, opportunities, we would love to have a monthly newsletter and e-bulletin to send to our users, partners and members. You could also create flyers & posters for our upcoming events and new activities/classes.
This a great opportunity to develop your creative skills (Design, Writing) & gain experience in project management.
All volunteers are greatly appreciated and provided with excellent support. Please contact us to find out how you can help, join our fantastic team of volunteers and make a real difference in the community: Email: email@example.com / Tel: 01224 325191 / Website: http://www.inchgarth.org/
We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to inspire the people of Aberdeen about Greyhope Bay and our plans for a new marine experience centre that will connect the city to our marine world!
As part of this we are seeking a tactical Social Media Marketing Officer(s) to come and join our close-knit team and help get the word out about Greyhope Bay and our exciting plans for Aberdeen.
This role will involve:
*implementing online and offline marketing campaigns that drive engagement with Greyhope Bay across our social media channels.
*Manage social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, MailChimp and Instagram) for marketing Greyhope Bay activity, fundraiser and events.
* Ad-hoc administration
An ideal opportunity to gain fantastic work experience and meet new people whilst contributing towards an exciting and innovative project for Aberdeen.
For further information please contact Fiona McIntyre at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 07531826302 or visit https://spark.adobe.com/page/ZT0ryLNHocglw/