Social groups are a great way to give people on the autism spectrum an opportunity to improve their confidence, self-esteem and reduce isolation through spending time with others in a group setting and accessing social activities in the community.
What you will be doing
Attending the monthly support group sessions
Supporting the group leader with setting up and clearing away after a meeting
Welcoming new members
Signposting to other support, professionals, organisations etc
Liaising with the group leader and the other volunteers to ensure there is a volunteer present for the duration of the meeting
Do you have personal experience with autism and want to make a difference in your local community? Being a few hours a month, this role can fit around your responsibilities and you can decide when you would like to volunteer. We know our volunteers have busy lives and we do our best to fit around you.
The role is fully supported by the regional Senior Branch Engagement Officer and the other branch volunteers. You will receive full guidance and training for everything you’ll need to do.
When and where Online meetings every 3rd Thursday evening of each month
Why we want you
Empower up is a programme of support is aimed at autistic young people between the ages of 12 and 19 who are living in Glasgow (and surrounding areas).
Participants will benefit from structured support to build and develop social navigation strategies and confidence. Social groups will also be created to encourage the development of peer friendships. Empower Up will take place over the course of 40 weeks, where participants will access 20 Social Navigation sessions and 20 Social Group sessions. There is also a Scotland Wide online group for young people between the ages of 12 and 15.
What you will be doing
Attending l group sessions
Volunteering with individuals to build their self-coping strategies and promote their self-management.
Talking with individuals, helping them to understand how their autism impacts them.
Building up positive relationships with people autistic people and other volunteers in group settings.
Spending time with / share activities with the group members
Help improve self-confidence, self-esteem and self-worth of people at the group
Help individuals to self-manage their own needs on a 1-2-1 basis in a public setting.
Welcoming new members
Accompanying group members in local outings
Keeping in touch with the group leader and notifying if you are unable to attend
Airdrie Foodbank is run by Calderbank Parish Church and its volunteers, in association with the Trussell Trust. We exist to provide a lifeline to hungry people in our community. Our volunteers provide food, a listening ear, and signposting to help clients tackle the root causes of their food poverty. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.
Overview of the role: This role involves helping to promote the work of the food bank and encourage donations through our website and social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
• Maintain the social media channels for the food bank
• Respond to comments and messages appropriately
• Generate content to promote the work of the food bank, encourage donations, myth bust
• Regularly reviewing website content to ensure it remains up to date
• Adding relevant and engaging news items and stories to website and social media channels
• Prepare and send press releases for significant foodbank events
• Support PR requests from The Trussell Trust, as required
• Follow Trussell Trust PR to understand any local implications
Citymoves Dance Agency SCIO is a regional dance charity based in Aberdeen, in the North East of Scotland. Our charitable purpose is to lead positive impacts through dance. The organisation was established as an independent Scottish charity in 2015.
We’re committed to making continued improvements to how we work, across all parts of the organisation. We strive to remove barriers so that people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds can experience the benefits of a life enriched by dance. We welcome a diversity of perspectives in the work that we support, the classes we teach, the talent we nurture, and the people we recruit. We believe this makes us an organisation that is stronger and more meaningful to the communities we serve.
The next period will see us deepening our commitment to artists, audiences, and participants across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, and thinking about how we best serve our communities.
*About the role:
Citymoves’ trustees are responsible for the governance and strategy of the charity. We welcome applications at any time, from individuals with a variety of skills.
Experience in any one or more of the below areas would be particularly welcome at this time:
· Head of Finance Committee with Finance Experience
· Human Resources Skills and Experience
We welcome both new and experienced trustees from across the UK. We are interested in people who are enthusiastic about learning, and who would like to contribute to the development of dance in the North East of Scotland.
Trustees are expected to attend the Quarterly Finance Meeting and 2 weeks later followed by the Quarterly Board Meetings and one strategic away-day per year.
The Head of the Finance Committee will also attend an annual close out meeting to enable the final approval of annual accounts.
This is a voluntary, 2 to 3 year appointment, with reasonable travel expenses covered. We also have a learning budget and are committed to supporting the development of our Trustees.
A fantastic opportunity to help and make a real difference. All Board Members/Trustees are greatly appreciated.
For more information please contact: Hayley Durward, CEO at email email@example.com or telephone 01224 984159.
OPAL: East Dunbartonshire’s Information Line is a free information service for residents of East Dunbartonshire. OPAL helps people get the information/support they need and to access local services vital to both their mental/physical health and wellbeing.
By assisting with the coordination of OPAL’s social media activities, you will be raising awareness of the service and helping us reach people who need help and support, but don’t know where to get it. Although our social media channels are well established, we feel we do not utilize these tools to their full capacity. We are keen to work with someone who is interested in this area and in return for your time, we will offer you the chance to showcase your skills and develop new approaches to promoting the organisation digitally.
There will also be opportunities for training, networking, and other tasks related to OPAL but most importantly you will be working alongside skilled OPAL Advisers, helping you develop your skills and knowledge on a range of topics.
This role is to connect veterans to the group call, monitor the connection throughout and update the contact management database to help ensure the smooth running of the comradeship circles.
Main task include:
• Dialling in and welcoming callers to the circles
• Ensuring circle attendance and notes are updated.
• Reporting any concerns or issues with the circles to Supervisor.
• Where possible, giving the Supervisor advanced notice of any absence.
• From time to time, providing feedback and completing further training as necessary to support you and your volunteering role.
We would like to meet people who live with bipolar disorder and who have reached the point that they are managing their bipolar well. If you would like to spend a little of your time helping someone who has recently been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, then we would like to hear from you.
The Volunteer Role:
Working collaboratively with the Peer Workers and other colleagues, our Peer Support Volunteers provide complimentary practical and emotional support to those who have been newly diagnosed with bipolar.
Our volunteers are able to utilise their lived experience of living well with bipolar disorder, to inspire and empower those who use the service to acquire and enhance skills to improve their personal resilience and enable them to live well with bipolar too.
They will draw on their knowledge and skills to provide practical support in areas such as personal finance, budgeting, social inclusion, employability and education to support individuals to achieve their goals, to create meaningful and sustainable connections with other sources of support within their communities and instil a sense of hope for the future and what they can achieve.
Volunteering times are flexible on any day, either morning, afternoon and evenings, to mutually suit the volunteer and the person benefitting from peer support. We would expect approximately 2 hours per week time commitment.
Induction training is provided, as are additional on-going training opportunities. Support is proved by our Volunteer Manager and our Peer Support Workers.
We would encourage you to consider the impact of volunteering in a peer role on your own mental health and wellbeing and ensure you feel ready and able to support others. We do understand that mental health will fluctuate and will provide support as needed throughout your volunteering journey with us.
Are you interested in social media?
Can you create interesting and topical posts in a range of formats like video, photos and text?
ACE/Adventure Carrick are looking for a talented, motivated and enthusiastic digital-savvy person to volunteer to create new content for our Facebook and Instagram profiles.
We want our audience to know who we are and what we can provide, and we need help to do it!
If you don’t know, ACE/Adventure Carrick is an outdoor activities provider for locals and visitors.
We do things like archery, axe-throwing, forest walks, coasteering, paddle boarding, kayaking and much more.
Our social media platforms are one of the best ways to let people see all these exciting opportunities and learn how to book them. We're ideally looking for someone who lives locally as you will be required to spend some time at the centre.
What we need
We’re looking for someone who can provide about 5 hours per week (this is flexible) to work with our team on the following:
• Create a social media plan to release new content on Facebook and Instagram on a frequent basis;
• Create and curate social media posts for each platform;
• Capture the occasional live event (subject to the correct permissions being in place);
• Come up with new, innovative and creative approaches to showcasing our work to those both living in South Carrick and to the wider world;
• Work closely with the CEO and wider ACE team.
What will you get?
• Access to a range of land and water-based equipment to further your own active adventure;
• Chance to develop skills and experience for career-based paths
• You can use these hours towards volunteer programmes such as the Saltire Awards or Duke of Edinburgh if you’re a young person, or work-based skills programmes if you are 16+
To apply, please send your C.V. and a short statement about your suitability for the post including skills and experience to firstname.lastname@example.org
As a Sported volunteer you will 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. Most of our volunteering support is delivered digitally, making it even easier to get started supporting members across our network. Travel expenses in line with our policy are covered where in-person meetings occur.
Our roles include:
SHORT TERM PLACEMENTS - Focused on one topic area or specific challenge, placements usually last about 6 sessions.
LONG TERM PLACEMENTS - Placements span a series of months and encompass multiple topics, or a single complex subject.
ONE-OFF SUPPORT - Kickstarts are semi-structured, informal chats to learn more about a group's strengths and challenges, and recommend a course of action.
SPECIFIC PROJECT WORK - Facilitating/delivering webinare and training, or supporting Sported itself plus much more!
We are looking for volunteers who have 3 or more years professional and/or lived experience in any of the below core support topics;
Evaluation and Impact / Facilities / Financial Management / Fundraising and Income Generation / Governance / Inclusion / Leadership Coaching / Marketing/PR / Planning (Business/Strategic) / Project Planning / Sports Development / Volunteer and Staff Management / Women and Girls / Other skills or lived experience that might be applicable.
Please note: Our members operate across the UK, and support varies depending on their needs. As such there may not currently be any opportunities within your region.
NEXT STEP: Unsure if you've got the right qualifications? Not terrible interested in sport? Don't let that stop you form getting in touch and chatting with a member of the Sported team! We think volunteering with us is a rewarding member of the Sported team! We think volunteering with us is a rewarding opportunity to help community groups survive so that young people thrive.
We are delighted to offer an opportunity to a volunteer to support Blueberry in delivering their amazing services through a vital source of information, our website.
We require an enthusiastic experienced Wordpress operator to make updates and additions to our website on a monthly basis, as required. We are aware of our need to add a blog page, adding in a sign-up to our mailing list is required and updates to the site itself.
We would be happy to also take advice form our volunteer regarding performance and SEO on our site.
Hours are flexible. All work can be undertaken at home.
A great opportunity where all help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated.
For more information please contact Laura Walker, CEO at email: email@example.com or telephone: 07773021851.