Having a conversation can have such a positive impact. That’s why we offer a Friendship Service which listens, provides friendship and offers support. We can talk about all sorts, from current interests, hobbies, personal and professional goals, top tier biscuits, time travel – the list is endless!
The role of a Friendship Caller Volunteer is to provide friendship, companionship and a listening ear to people who are 50 and over and would benefit from a weekly chat. We are looking for volunteers who can volunteer 2-3 hours of their time on the same day each week.
Excellent support and relevant training is provided to all volunteers. Including:
*Full training on call-handling and our systems will be available to ensure you’re confident taking your first call!
*In addition, on-going training, support and Age Scotland In-House training will be made available to volunteers.
*If you enjoy a blether over the phone and commit to 2 hours per week on the same day, for 6 months we’d love to hear from you!
All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated.
For further details please contact Ashley Marr or Sheona Dorrian, Age Scotland Friendship Service Co-Ordinators at E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Talkable offers a talkline to anyone affected by panic or anxiety.
We currently have a range of ways that you can help as a volunteer as we continue to grow and provide ever more vital support to people. Opportunities to join our team of volunteers include:
*Phoneline Volunteers – you will be required to provide anxiety relief over the phone to our service users.
*Phoneline Team Leader – you will be required to manage the phoneline volunteers as well as be available on the phone.
*Message Line Volunteers – you will be required to provide anxiety relief to our service users over our Facebook page, full training will be given.
*Promotion Volunteers – you will be required to create social media posts and reach out to companies to make our services known more.
*Funding Volunteers – you will be required to help come up with funding ideas to support our vital services.
*Policy Assistance Volunteers - we are also looking for a volunteer(s) who can help us with policy work.
Excellent support and any relevant training is provided to all volunteers. All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated.
For more information about any of these volunteer roles or any other ways you wish to help us as a volunteer please contact Chelsea Birkett at E Mail: email@example.com or tel: 07999 453655.
ProjectScotland (part of the Volunteering Matters Family)
ProjectScotland supports young people to reach their potential through tailored support, the opportunity to experience the benefits of a volunteering placement themselves and the support of volunteer mentors.
This is a national programme which we have recently secured funding to deliver in the Aberdeen area.
As a guide -6-month commitment – 1 hour weekly although this will be flexible and may fluctuate to meet mentor and mentee availability, this meeting would ideally be face to face however given the COVID situation many matches are virtual using email/telephone/video chat/WhatsApp.
In the role you may be assisting a young person to identify personal goals and aims and support them to work towards these in a planned and thought through way. e.g building self-esteem, feeling more confident in social situations, expressing themselves effectively, recognising personal strengths. In other matches you might be working on softer outcomes such as helping them to develop life skills, routine, planning for the day, managing their time effectively and in many cases just checking in to make sure all is well and they are doing alright.
For further information please contact Emma Hanlon, Mentor Manager at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 07746938237.
Aberdeen Multicultural Centre (AMC) is an outcome driven, user led charity, committed to making a positive impact on the lives of wider communities in Aberdeen. AMC encourages co-operation and integration amongst diverse community groups. AMC’s vibrant aims are to support communities from social, economic, welfare & environmental perspectives. AMC has run Climate Change projects for the last five years aimed at awareness raising and changing behaviours in relation to home energy efficiency, active travel, food waste, recycling and home gardening amongst diverse communities in Aberdeen. AMC has become cultural hub of communities in Aberdeen. AMC has been organising different cultural events such as International Mother Language Day, Aberdeen Mela- One World Day, Multicultural Burns Night etc. AMC also involved in different sports & physical activities such as Multicultural Football Festival, Multicultural Bike Rally, Wellbeing & Mindfulness Meditation Sessions, Relaxation & Chair base exercises for BAME older people etc.
We are seeking volunteers to help us with grant proposal writing support to expand our reach and services even further.
A fantastic and exciting opportunity to assist in the continued successful development of Aberdeen Multicultural Centre and make a real difference for people and communities. All help is greatly appreciated.
For further information please contact Ahashan Habib, Centre Manager at E Mail: email@example.com or tel. 01224 561992.
Making change for animals happens in many different ways. Protesting and public outreach is a powerful engagement tool, but sometimes we also need to combine this with talking directly to people in power - your local decision makers. As a Campaign & Lobbying Volunteer, you will combine these 2 campaigning tools to fight for legislative change. By building relationships with your local politicians, whilst also delivering outreach and awareness raising events locally, you will inspire your local MP to take action for the animals. And - you don't need to be an expert on politics. We will give you everything you need, and ultimately this about raising an issue to your MP as a concerned member of their constituency. It's their job to listen to you!
If you envisage a world free from animal suffering, and you want to play your part in making history for animals, we'd love for you to join our volunteer community.
As a Campaign & Lobbying Volunteer, you will take the lead on driving local action for our legislative campaigns. You will help animals in 2 key ways:
1. Lobbying your local politician(s): you will be building and maintaining a relationship with your local MP, talking to them about The Humane League UK's campaigns and encouraging them to take the steps we need to drive progress for animals. This will happen in many ways, including writing letters, sending emails, using social media, and sometimes even meeting them in person (or online) when this is strategically important. Through effective and persuasive communication, you will keep animal welfare firmly on their agendas.
2. In addition, you will have the opportunity to organise public outreach events in your area. These events will help to raise awareness of the issues facing animals in factory farms amongst other constituents in your area, helping to get the attention of your MP. These events may range from door-dropping information, delivering talks, or engaging with members of the public at street events. The more people in your area who know about the issues facing animals, the more pressure your local MP will receive to do the right thing. Your grassroots events can help us gain support of decision makers, and you can play your part in making history for animals.
This role is remotely accessible and focused on local action near where you’re based. No prior experience is required, just a passion and drive to make a difference. There is no set time commitment, but roughly 4-6 hours a month is average for this role, depending on how involved you can be.
A fantastic opportunity to help and make a real difference. For further details please contact Aimee May, Organising Administrator at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 01273 569 057.
If you’re interested in volunteering with The Humane League UK, but aren’t sure if the Campaign & Lobbying role is right for you, please check out our other volunteer opportunities on our website: https://thehumaneleague.org.uk/volunteer-with-us
*Our award-winning charity is looking for Tech volunteers to support older and disabled people with their tech at home.*
- Our Vision:
Do you have a passion for the power of technology? Our vision is to create …..
“A world in which digital services are equally accessible to all”
As an AbilityNet Tech volunteer you can help unleash the power of technology to ensure that older people and disabled people are not excluded from the digital world.
“One of your advisors, Trevor, has been helping me with some very basic computer skills on a tablet that I have hardly touched since it was bought for me as a present from my wife. I suffer from Parkinson’s and it is very difficult for me to concentrate. Trevor has been extremely kind and patient and has opened up a world I hardly knew existed.” (AbilityNet client).
All across the country our 300 volunteers support older and/or disabled people at home to offer one-to-one support with their technology, whether that’s a computer, laptop, smartphone or tablet.
-Trouble shoot technical issues.
-Offer impartial advice on technology.
-Set up new tech and install hardware and software.
-Show people how to use their tech at home e.g. shop online, send and receive emails and Skype with family and friends.
-Make adaptations to support a disabled person’s specific technology needs.
- What will I be doing?
-Contacting clients to arrange a date/time to support (home visits or supporting them remotely).
-Carrying out tech support for the clients you have accepted.
-Feeding back on progress via our online ticketing system.
-Supporting your local Coordinator with promoting the volunteer service in the local area.
-Getting together with other tech volunteers at team meetings and wider company events.
-Undergoing training on technology, particularly adaptive technology.
-Supporting other volunteers through our online chat facility.
- What skills do I need?:
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 need:
-A passion to help others.
-Good IT and computer skills.
-Knowledge of standard operating systems and software.
-The ability to communicate well with people.
-Patience and empathy.
- What are the benefits to me?:
As an AbilityNet Tech volunteer you can:
-Change the lives of disabled and older people.
-Benefit from technology and disability training.
-Network with a nationwide team of other Tech volunteers.
-Be flexible with your volunteering and plan it around your other work and home commitments.
- How much time will I need to offer?:
The service is client led and will depend on the demand in your local area. The work is flexible and you can arrange visits around your home and work commitments. On average a volunteer undertakes 4 hours of volunteering a month, this can be in or out of work hours, in the evenings or weekends.
- What else do I need to know?:
-We pay travel expenses at 45p per mile.
-As you will be help vulnerable adults you’ll need an enhanced PVG (Scotland) –Protection of Vulnerable Groups check which will be renewed/checked every 2 years (at no cost to the volunteer).
- What should I do next?:
If you think you have what it takes to be an AbilityNet Tech volunteer please either apply online at https://abilitynet.org.uk/abilitynet-itcanhelp-volunteer-application or if you would like more information, or to chat further about the volunteer role contact the AbilityNet Free Services team on 0800 048 7642, or email email@example.com
You will be contacted by a local volunteer Coordinator to arrange an informal interview.
Volunteering with Action Tutoring is an easy and rewarding way to make a difference to the lives of young people. By volunteering and tutoring for just one hour a week, you will be able to directly support disadvantaged young people to build their confidence and help ensure they leave school with the grades needed to build a bright future, as well as developing your own skills.
And now you can volunteer with us as an online tutor to support pupils to reach their potential. Online tutoring is a great option for anyone on a busy schedule or those continuing to keep their distance from groups of people. For our online programmes, tutors work remotely and support pupils in English or maths in a virtual classroom.
For further details please contact us at email firstname.lastname@example.org
Age Scotland is the national charity for older people. They work to improve the lives of everyone over the age of 50 so that they can love later life.
Their 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.
Circle Hosts will join the group phone calls, which last up to an hour, helping to facilitate discussion, developing resources to enrich Circles in response to member's interests.
You should also have an internet capable device with strong Wi-Fi connection. Time and commitment needed is flexible.
VTO provides free one to one tuition to children and young people (aged 8-18) to help tackle the attainment gap in Scotland. We work with young people from diverse backgrounds including those from low income families, care experience, EAL, or those faced with perceived barriers to learning. Our volunteers are responsible for developing a person-centred tutoring experience online. A key part of this role is relationship building, mentoring, instilling confidence, and empowering young people through education. Volunteers from a range of diverse backgrounds and experiences are welcome. Our next induction training will be held on the (Date)
What will I be doing?
Working one to one with a young person who requires tutoring support online.
Relationship building and mentoring
Instilling a growth mind set towards learning
Monitoring and recording progress of learning and keeping in contact with your assigned Learning Communities Coordinator.
Take part in relevant training.
Tutoring in English, Maths and potentially other subjects, dependant on experience.
Sourcing and creating engaging ways to support pupils’ skills and learning.
Usually, 1 hour per week time commitment for tutoring with some additional time for learning material preparation.
What skills do I need?
You don't need any formal teaching or mentoring qualifications to become a tutor. The main requisite is good literacy and numeracy skills and you must be fluent in English. All our tutors must be able to provide 2 references and be members of the PVG scheme managed by Disclosure Scotland. VTO will assist with the processing of this and there is no cost to you.
Capability, creativity, and enthusiasm to communicate and work with children and young people.
Good relationship building skills
Ability to support young people with a lack of confidence/ motivation.
Ability to be non-judgemental, empathetic, and supportive.
What skills and experience will I develop through this role?
We want to support our volunteers through their time with us.
Satisfaction of giving something back and reducing the attainment gap.
Gain teaching, tutoring and youth work experience useful in careers working with young people.
Developing new enhanced communication skills.
Enhanced personal statement/ CV.
Fulfil volunteering requirement of Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme/ Saltire award scheme if eligible.
Reference after 6 months.
All across the UK our 300 volunteers support older and/or disabled people at home to offer one-to-one support with technology, whether a computer, laptop, smartphone or tablet. We are looking for people to join our nationwide team of volunteers who offer free technology help and support remotely and in people's homes.
* Trouble shoot technical issues
* Offer impartial advice on technology
* Set-up new tech and install hardware and software
* Show people how to use their tech at home eg, shop online, send/receive emails, Skype with family/friends
* Make adaptations to support a disabled person’s specific technology needs
As one of our volunteers you can...
- Use your IT skills to help change the lives of older people and disabled people of all ages.
- Benefit from regular training and technology updates.
- Network with a nationwide team of other IT volunteers.
- Plan your volunteering time around your home life and other commitments.