“A digital world accessible to all”
Award winning IT charity AbilityNet is looking for IT Support volunteers to help people get the most out of technology. We support older and disabled people to use technology, from setting up a new device, to showing how to use zoom or do an internet food shop.
The role would take place in your local area, face to face with clients or help over Teamviewer. You don’t need to be a tech guru to help out. If you use a computer at home or work, and perhaps support family and friends with their tech issues, you are likely to have the skills we are looking for. Relevant guidance and excellent support is provided to all volunteers.
A fantastic opportunity to help and make a real difference for people. All volunteer assistance is greatly appreciated.
For more information please contact Donna Baker-Smith at email email@example.com or telephone 01926 956850.
Miscarriage Information Support Service (MISS) SCIO
MISS (Miscarriage Information Support Service) is a registered charity. We are a miscarriage support service covering all of Scotland for anyone who has experienced baby loss.
We are offering a rewarding and exciting opportunity for Fundraising & Events Volunteers who will play a key role within the MISS charity as it continues to expand and develop. You will be working closely with the Fundraising & Events Manager and be supporting the fundraising team. All help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated.
If you would like to help/for more details please contact Abi Clarke, Chief Executive Officer at MISS at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 07808638428.
Further details about our work and volunteering is also available at https://miss-support.org.uk/
Scottish Communities Climate Action Network (SCCAN)’s purpose is to inspire and promote, connect and support community-led action in Scotland to address the Climate Emergency. Please see our website: https://www.scottishcommunitiescan.org.uk/
Would you like to help take climate action to the next level?
We have a new volunteer role available with our Events working groups! You would be helping once a week with the following:
-Events organizing and facilitating
-Taking part in regular events working group meetings
-Contacting potential speakers and facilitators
-Promoting events by writing blog posts and promoting on social media.
-Compile a report on the event.
As a volunteer led organisation, our capacity to offer thorough training on events coordination is limited so we would expect you to have some experience or to be adaptable. There will be some initial training on the way SCCAN operates.
The start date is flexible to suit your availability.
Our events and meetings are currently done online through zoom.
Commitment could range from once / week to twice a month.
If interested, please drop us an email at email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 07751275757.
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: email@example.com.
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.
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/
Fresh Community Wellness is a growing grassroots charity, registered Scottish Charity Number, SC051346. We operate out of Aberdeen city, working within a (S.I.M.D) high neighbourhood to create lasting change and build a legacy for the future. Predominantly in Seaton neighbourhoods and outdoors, we work with volunteers/residents, with a salutogenic approach to community wellness. To help with this we have great opportunities and need people to help out as volunteers for a range of roles including:
*Food growing, gardeners, greenspace management, tidy ups volunteers.
*Mentors, community engagement, events, entertainers (kids, adults, 55+).
*Outdoors games & sports volunteers, building outdoor areas for residents (sheltered housing seating), health.
*Artists/ Sculptors to begin on our Street Art & Design projects, and sculptures.
*Admin, coordinators, team lead volunteers, advisors & support volunteers.
*Drop-in café helpers, advisors, cooking assistants.
All are fantastic opportunities to make a real difference for people and communities in Aberdeen. Excellent support and relevant training is provided to all volunteers.
For more details about these volunteer roles or other ways you can help support the important work and volunteering at Fresh Community Wellness SCIO, please contact our website www.freshcom.org.uk or email us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Age Scotland Comradeship Circles (Aberdeen & Grampian)
The Comradeship Circles service aims to reduce loneliness by offering older members of the ex-service community the opportunity to enjoy regular group camaraderie by telephone. A Comradeship Circle will host typically six people on the same day and time each week to chat about a range of topics and interests over the phone. A Volunteer Facilitator or Supervisor will be on every call to encourage discussion and ensure the conversation flows.
We are looking for Technical Support Volunteers who will ensure the smooth running of the Comradeship Circle by connecting veterans to the call, monitoring connection throughout the hour, and updating the contact management database. This role is home based and requires access to a laptop, headphones and the internet.
Main tasks include dialling in the veterans and connecting them to the circle an updating the charity database.
1-2 hours per week at the same time each week (with some flexibility for cover) over a 6 month minimum period.
For more information please contact Caroline McDonald, Comradeship Circles Coordinator at email: email@example.com or tel.: 0131 378 7206.
We have a number of different volunteer opportunities all forming part of our Youth Peer Support offers for young people aged 13-24 across Scotland. These include Community Young Leader - https://volunteer.diabetes.org.uk/opportunities/24396-community-young-leader-aberdeen-2022-01-14 who will be setting up, running and facilitating an online (and in person when safe to do so) peer support group for young people with type 1 diabetes; Dia-Buddy - https://volunteer.diabetes.org.uk/opportunities/24400-youth-dia-buddy-2022-01-14 who will be matched with a young person with type 1 to provide a kind of mentor/buddy type support on a 1-2-1 basis; Digi-know moderator - https://volunteer.diabetes.org.uk/opportunities/24387-digi-know-connector-scotland-wide-2022-01-14 who will be moderating and running an online discussion group; and, a Wellbeing session facilitator - https://volunteer.diabetes.org.uk/opportunities/24399-youth-wellbeing-facilitator-scotland-2022-01-14 who will be trained in facilitating a series of workshops for young people with type 1 diabetes to explore their wellbeing and emotional health.
These opportunities are varied, fun and exciting and perfect for anyone who wishes to give back to their community, meet new people and learn new skills that will be valuable in future work/study and general life.
As a Diabetes Scotland volunteer, you will be part of a large team of passionate people who give their time and experiences to support people living with diabetes across Scotland and the whole of the UK. You will get excellent opportunities to try new things, to meet new people and to gain key skills!
To apply, follow the links above, and to find out more get in touch with us at email: firstname.lastname@example.org