North Angus & District Scouts require a wide range of volunteer roles - from casual helpers to leaders, trainers, trustees and more – we have a role for everyone. We also offer flexible volunteering roles too, so we can fit around you and the time that you want to give to Scouting.
We have 8 groups in North Angus, but 2 are more desperate for help. These are our Letham and Edzell Groups.
What do volunteers do?
Week by week, our volunteers empower thousands of young people to learn new skills, make new friends and stand on their own two feet. They’re our everyday heroes. They shape young people’s lives for the better, and find out a whole lot about themselves in the process, too.
Today, there are nearly 60,000 young people on waiting lists to join us in the UK. We’re more relevant and more needed than ever, but it’s not always easy to keep up with the demand.
That’s where you come in
You don’t need to be Bear Grylls to join us. You don’t need to have been a Scout when you were younger. You don’t even need to know how to put up a tent. Our door is open to people of all ages, genders, races and backgrounds, and we’re only able to change lives because people like you lend a hand. We’re talking about tea makers, tidy-uppers and skill sharers. We’re talking about minibus drivers and first aiders. We’re talking about students who want to boost their CV, and parents who volunteer so they can spend more time together as a family.
Whatever your skillset, lend a hand for as little or as much time as you can spare, and we promise you’ll get more out than you put in. Because whether you’re helping a leader to run an activity in the
local town hall, organising a night away, or buttering 120 slices of bread a group of very hungry eleven-year-olds - no two Scout meetings are the same. The difference you make, though, is always great.
We provide the training.
All of our adult volunteers receive full induction and ongoing training and support. Our training has been recognised with a National Training Award by UK Skills and over 90% of our volunteers believe that the skills and experiences they have gained through Scouting have been of relevance to their working or personal lives.
You show up, get stuck in, and make memories for life.
As long as you're over 18, you can help out as an adult volunteer in Scouting. There is no upper age limit for adult volunteers.
Sounds fun? Worthwhile? It is.
To find out more, please contact Ian Fleming, District Commissioner, North Angus District Scout Council on firstname.lastname@example.org
Thurso Girl guides are needing new adult leaders to help to continue offering girls the opportunity to attend the Girl guides. They are particularly needing volunteers to help on Friday evenings. Training program provided and support for new volunteer leaders to help with the aims of the Girl guide association. volunteers needed post COVID due to retirement of some existing Guide Leaders. Can you help?
2nd Thurso Scout group are looking for volunteers to help run and assist the Group. You can volunteer to go onto a rota to help existing volunteers if you cannot commit to weekly support. The Scouts help young people with discipline and personal development whilst having fun and social interaction.
volunteers needed to help with Dunnet Beavers. This is an established uniform group for children. volunteers can assist existing volunteers or take a leadership role [after training]. The Beavers is part of the Scouting association and provides activities and structures to enhance personal development and social skills for young people
Radio Lollipop Glasgow are celebrating 30 years of service for children and young people in the Royal Hospital for Children.
The primary responsibility of a Radio Lollipop Volunteer is to provide care, comfort, play and entertainment for children in hospital to a consistently high standard for a minimum of two hours per week, one night per week between 6pm and 8pm.
Main Areas of Responsibility:
• To be accessible, available and adaptable to meet the needs of sick children and their families in hospital and elsewhere.
• To uphold the highest standards of ethics and integrity
• To work as part of a care team supporting sick children
• To keep the welfare of the children uppermost in your mind at all times
• To assist in making a child’s stay in hospital brighter and better
• To promote awareness of the importance of play for children in hospital and elsewhere
• To assist in the development of Radio Lollipop’s play and entertainment services
• To assist in the development of co-operative partnerships with hospitals and other organisations with whom we work
• To assist in securing the financial resources to achieve these aims i.e. fundraising
• To maintain confidentiality in your dealings with children, their families, hospital staff and Radio Lollipop’s Business
• To attend volunteer meetings and mandatory training sessions
• To assist with external Radio Lollipop events
• To sign in and out of the hospital each time you attend
• To act as an ambassador for Radio Lollipop, actively promoting the best interests of the charity within the local area and beyond
If you are interested please click the ‘Apply’ button below (available when logged in and registered). You will then be contacted by the coordinator by email or phone call. If you have not heard back after 5 working days, the first step is to contact the organisation with the contact details provided. You could also check your junk/spam folder on your emails just in case the response is there. If that doesn’t work out then please feel free to contact Volunteer Glasgow on email@example.com
Each week, we help over 6,500 young people develop the skills to succeed in life. But this can only happen thanks to our brilliant volunteers.
Volunteering is easier than you think. Whether you can spare an hour a month or a day a year, we have hundreds of opportunities both behind the scenes and directly supporting young people. With full support and training, you can volunteer on a flexible basis.
Not only is it incredibly rewarding and great fun, you’ll learn some brilliant skills transferable to the workplace and further education.
We welcome volunteers from every community and background. You don’t need to have been a Scout.
You just need to believe in a more positive future and the difference we can make together.
Volunteer today and help us prepare more young people with Skills for Life.
Helping out in a BB group with children and young people can make all the difference to young lives – meaning happier young people, happier communities and a society that values the contribution that we can all make; young, old or in-between. We call our volunteers “leaders” because they guide a course for children and young people.
Many of our volunteers say they’ve learned things through their involvement with BB that have helped them to get new jobs or even change career. This would be ideal for someone undergoing Teacher Training. For example, as well as helping out in a local BB group, you might like to train as a Trainer and help run courses for other volunteers. Once you volunteer there’s a whole world of opportunities for you to participate in within our movement – locally, nationally or internationally.
For further information about the Boys’ Brigade within South Ayrshire, please contact – Stuart Hyslop, Ayr Battalion Secretary, Tel – 07709 715545 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also visit our website ayr.boys-brigade.org.uk or the Boys’ Brigade main website – boys-brigade.org.uk for any other assistance.
Research shows that the fact we volunteer and help others makes us happier! If you choose BB as the place to volunteer, that would make us very happy!
Volunteers will be supported by experienced Group Leaders, to encourage children to try new activities, develop their skills and hobbies and make and maintain friendships. Can Do believe that every child should have opportunities to socialise, have fun and adventures and strive to promote a fun activity programme to eliminate social isolation and disadvantage. Volunteers will be paired up on a 1-1 basis with a young person and become their buddy and mentor. They will ensure that the child’s basic care needs are met and promote independence. Volunteers are expected to participate in a variety of activities alongside members to encourage participation. Full training, volunteer expenses and support provided.
Skilz is a non-profitable charity, and our mission is to enhance the lives of individuals and communities by providing a diverse range of opportunities, which promote Health and Wellbeing for all.
Our Introduction to Sport class is aimed at Under 5's & their parent or carer. Little one's have the chance to explore a range of sports equipment inspired by Free Play and structured games or activities. The sports coaches help with all aspects of the class. They plan and execute a fun and enjoyable session which allows the families to interact with one another and build positive relationships through sports. Songs, Dance & Smiles is an intergenerational class that is aimed at Under 5’s & their parent or carer and older adults. The hope is to create relaxed sessions that bring joy and form long lasting friendships. Participants are led on an adventure of exploration and magic as they learn and develop language and social skills using a variety of props that stimulate the imagination and senses. Sessions are created to focus on interactive participation for everyone.
What you could expect:
• Setting up and taking down equipment
• Collecting fruit from the local supermarket
• Session planning
• Delivering sessions
• Interacting and befriending with the families
• Completing risk assessments
Were looking for someone with
• The ability to participate in the delivery of sessions
• A friendly and outgoing personality
• Good communicational skills
• Good organisation skills
We ask for commitment of 1 hour per week. Introduction to Sport is delivered on a Saturday morning. Songs, Dance & Smiles is delivered on a Thursday morning.
Skilz will provide any necessary support or training that is needed for this role so that volunteers can feel confident and happy when volunteering with us.
What’s in it for me?
Volunteering at these groups has several benefits for you including:
• The opportunity to work with members of the local community
• Meeting new people and making new friends
• Being part of a team of coaches
• Developing new skills
• Enhancing your ability to deliver sports sessions
• Expanding your knowledge of Charity work
Please contact Lauren Simpson on 07535396523 for more information.
Rosewell Development Trust Community Company Limited
You will support activities at our fun and exciting After School Groups working with children aged 5-11. Tasks include preparation, set up and delivery. Our inspiring programme covers Arts, Crafts, Lego club and Community activities.
As a Volunteer you will support a Community Activities Leader to plan and deliver a wide variety of activities helping the children learn new skills, increase confidence, and have a greater awareness of the world around
them. You will have the opportunity to bring new ideas and could take the lead on sessions once you feel confident.
All we ask is that you are committed and enthusiastic ready to support the children and provide a fun atmosphere where children can take part in activities safely.
Great for the experienced or those looking to gain experience, enhance your CV or your volunteering hours.