Are you a good listener? Are you able to manage group conversations and ensure people feel comfortable together and that groups run smoothly? We need you to facilitate our Talk and Support weekly telephone groups that offer blind and partially sighted people the opportunity to socialise with others when the regular group facilitator is unavailable.
This is a telephone-based role that you can do from home. You will need access to a landline and/or mobile phone We ask you to commit to covering up to 3 groups per week, although this will vary on a week by week basis. Each group you cover will last for one hour.
Listening to group conversations, ensuring they flow and are appropriate. Making appropriate contributions. Creating friendly & welcoming atmosphere. Being link between the group & Talk & Support team. Reporting safeguarding concerns.
Do you enjoy speaking to people and working with computers? Are you organised? You could support our Talk and Support team to run our award winning befriending groups by matching blind and partially sighted people from our waiting list into our telephone befriending groups. You would be helping people to get into one of our groups as quickly as possible and helping to end the isolation of sight loss.
We are looking for someone who is available one day each week, preferably on a Monday or Tuesday, who is comfortable using computers and computer based telephony systems and who is familiar with Microsoft Office 365.
Trustees look after Zero Tolerance’s assets and make sure the charity fulfils its main aim, which is the prevention of violence against women in all its forms. Our Trustees commit to volunteering at least 4 hours a month. This time includes attending quarterly online Board meetings, sub-committee meetings, and up to two in-person training and development days annually.
This is a chance to use your experience to shape our work to end violence against women and girls in Scotland. Who are we looking for? We are looking for volunteers who are: Committed to and share our vision, values, aims and positions. Understand that violence against women and girls is caused by, and a result of, a lack of equality between men and women. Able to think creatively and embrace change. Are supportive of our prioritising learning.
We are open to as many different voices as there are different experiences, but particularly welcome applications from Black Minority and Ethnic, LGBT, disabled, migrant, and other backgrounds currently underrepresented within the women’s sector.
This is an opportunity for someone with passion, commitment and drive to make a big difference to the way Scotland/your locality responds to climate change.
The Scottish Communities Climate Action Network (SCCAN) is delivering this climate engagement program for Scotland – Climate Conversations.
Facilitators are our agents of change. As a facilitator you will be part of a team that together will inspire hundreds of people throughout Scotland to stand up on climate change and move society and our leaders to action.
About Climate Conversations
Since 2015, Climate for Change has pioneered the Climate Conversations model. Using a party-plan model of small gatherings in people’s homes, a facilitator leads a discussion about climate change. Each Conversation generates leads for at least one more, resulting in built-in growth. This is a unique model within the climate movement that allows both deep engagement and exponential growth.
C4C’s 2020 Impact Report demonstrates Climate Conversations is a uniquely powerful engagement tool within the climate movement, successful in reaching audiences that others have historically found challenging – especially the “wavering middle” – and in educating and empowering thousands of individuals to take action on climate.
Further information is available on our website: https://sccan.scot/climate-for-change/
This is an exciting role for you to use your love of working with people to empower the community, and to drive a groundswell of community action on climate change.
You will work with volunteer hosts who will invite 6-12 friends, family, colleagues or people from a community group to attend a Climate Conversation online or in their home. At these events, you will present to them about climate change (using our prepared scripts), the urgency for action and facilitate discussion that leads to a commitment to take more effective action.
Our mission is to create the social climate for effective climate action in Scotland.
Imparting the urgency and scale of climate change to the people invited by the friends and family of each host
Inspiring attendees to commit to taking effective action on climate change
Attending monthly Ongoing Facilitator Training (1 hour?)
Recruiting more people to join as hosts and facilitators
Administration and record keeping of your Conversations
Maintaining our a host database and your own activity spreadsheet
Evaluating Conversations and providing feedback for improvement
Main Beneficiary or Client Group Communities
Please provide a more specific client description (if appropriate)
Key Selection Criteria
Passion for solving climate change
Positive attitude, responsible and reliable
Able to foster a welcoming and positive atmosphere
Enjoy working with, supporting and empowering people
Confident with leading a group discussion independently
Engaging communication skills
Professional administration and organisation skills
Connection with a local community group is desirable but not essential. Maybe this is a way to start one if there isn’t already a group in your area
Be or become a member of SCCAN. We welcome both individuals and organisations. You can join here via short form: https://www.scottishcommunitiescan.org.uk/join-us/
Bipolar Scotland facilitates a number of self-help groups across Scotland that bring together people living with bipolar to learn from and support each other. Our volunteer facilitators play an important role in helping ensure our self-help groups remain welcoming, safe and productive spaces where participants can leave feeling more hopeful about managing the challenges of life with bipolar.
Our volunteers come from all walks of life and don't need to have lived experience of bipolar. We are seeking reliable, enthusiastic individuals with excellent communication skills and a willingness to learn. Training takes place throughout the year across three evening sessions, and the role can be carried remotely although we are also seeking individuals who would be willing to co-facilitate groups face-to-face in their local communities where there's a desire for this.
To co-facilitate a self-help group for people living with bipolar on a monthly basis. This will include welcoming people, encouraging and guiding discussion, as well as dealing sensitively with issues or conflict that may arise within the group meeting. One facilitator is also responsible for collating and reporting group statistics after each meeting, whilst the other facilitator takes the lead for booking guest speakers.
• Attend Group Facilitator Training organised by Bipolar Scotland
• To co-facilitate a self-help group at the agreed time each month
• To act as first point of contact for individuals who wish to join a group (as required), ensuring they receive a warm welcome
• To send the Zoom meeting link to group participants prior to each session (online groups only)
• To welcome and book guest speakers
• To note attendance and submit a short statistical form online after each meeting
• To inform the Delivery and Development Officer of any adverse incidents or concerns following a group session
• To attend regular support and supervision sessions with the Delivery and Development Officer and other volunteers
As a CHSS Community Connector you can support CHSS any time or anywhere, giving as much or as little time to the tasks as you wish. As long as you have access to a smartphone, tablet or computer you can get involved.
You will be liking and sharing posts on social media to help us spread our word, completing on-line surveys, signing campaigns or petitions, and more. As little as 5 minutes of your time per week could help us ensure no life is half lived in Scotland!
Tasks will include:
- Liking and sharing posts on social media to help us spread our work
- Completing online surveys
- Signing campaigns or petitions
As a CHSS Community Connector you can support CHSS any time or anywhere, giving as much or as little time to the tasks as you wish. As long as you have access to a smartphone, tablet or computer you can get involved to ensure No Life is Half Lived.
Youth Panel Volunteer
Do you care about your local wildlife and want to inspire others to take action?
We’re looking for young people aged 16-25 from across the Species on the Edge project areas to join our Leading Edge Youth Panel. With your creativity and innovative voice, you’ll work alongside the wider Species on the Edge team to drive forward our engagement work across the programme.
Why we want your help?
Species on the Edge is a partnership of NatureScot and seven conservation charities dedicated to improving the future of 37 of the rarest and most threatened species on Scotland’s coasts and islands.
We know we can’t do this alone, and people are the heart of this programme. We want to include everyone in the fight to save nature and we need the knowledge, experiences, and innovation that the youth voice can bring.
How can you help us?
You’ll meet the other panel members through virtual online meetings, with a chance to join a spring residential. You’ll be supported in the development of your own local projects to help more young people to connect to nature.
The skills we need:
• An interest in Scotland wildlife.
• Good listening and communication skills.
• Commitment to support the needs of diverse communities and a commitment to equality of opportunity.
• Willingness to learn new skills.
• Commitment to join at least 4 virtual meetings a year and a spring residential, dates to be planned with the panel members.
• Commitment to planning your own connection to nature project, with budget and staff support from the Species on the Edge team.
What will you gain from this experience?
This role offers a fantastic opportunity to develop your volunteering in the conservation sector.
This role offers you:
• Chance to meet new people and learn from people’s expertise within the conservation sector.
• Opportunity to develop your own project to support other young people to connect with nature.
• Opportunities for training to support your personal development.
The programme will cover all travel, accommodation and reasonable expenses associated with the Leading Edge Youth Panel. The programme seeks to remove barriers to participation, and you are encouraged to inform us of any additional requirements when you apply.
The Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) is inviting expressions of interest for people with lived experience of palliative care, or their carers or family members, to take part in our upcoming palliative care guideline. You would join the multidisciplinary guideline group and provide your experience to contribute to the finished guideline.
Our Connections for Life service entails friendship telephone calls from volunteers to beneficiaries within the RAF community who maybe experiencing loneliness, adapting to life after service or just looking for a general chat. As a Connections Volunteer, you will have the support of a dedicated coordinator as your point of contact.
What’s in it for you
The opportunity to help members of the RAF community to feel less isolated and lonely and the sense of achievement having done this. It can help enhance your communication and listening skills, be very rewarding and you will gain a new meaningful relationship.
A RAF or forces background is not essential, and we welcome applications from all areas of the community.