*Volunteers are key to the success of SensationALL! *Do you have an hour or more to spare and want to make a difference in a fun and friendly environment?
SensationALL run sensory based therapy groups and services for children and adults with multiple support needs. We need volunteers to assist our team in delivering engaging and rewarding sessions for all our service users. You would be involved in activities such as crafts, baking, games and music as well as helping with the set-up, making refreshments and tidying up. Our children’s groups include access to our soft play area so they can experience free play in safe and comfortable surroundings as well as structured messy play, sensory story-time or craft activities.
Individuals interested in gaining experience working with people who have sensory and learning disabilities and autism will particularly benefit from volunteering with us however no previous experience is required.
Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds are welcome.
We also require volunteers to help with:
*Trustee Board Members
Good support and relevant training is provided to all volunteers. Every volunteer is given an induction prior to starting. Once actively volunteering with us we will extend the opportunity to attend any in-house training such as first aid, introduction to Autism, Makaton amongst others.
Contact us for more information on any of these roles. Any time volunteers can give is greatly appreciated and will make a real difference to our charity! For more information please email us at email@example.com or tel.: 01224 476699
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
If you’re a keen rummager and like things to be neat and tidy, then we have a role for you - helping in our retail stock room to sort the fantastic donations we receive behind the scenes. If you love a bit of ironing, then master the steamer and watch those wrinkles disappear (it’s surprisingly therapeutic!) or become a tagging extraordinaire, allowing customers to understand what item they are purchasing.
Whether you’re a lover of vintage clothing, films, books, vinyl records or stunning jewellery – or perhaps you just fancy the company of other friendly volunteers away from the shop floor whilst making a difference - our retail stock room role is the place to be behind the scenes.
*Say hello to the team:
Funding for researchers begins at your local charity shop. Now, more than ever, we are in urgent need of volunteers to enable us to continue our life saving research and help the 7.6 million people in the UK living with heart and circulatory diseases. This wouldn’t be possible without our fantastic volunteers.
Our team is welcoming and friendly, and we love meeting people from all walks of life.
*Typical tasks include:
· Sorting out donated items and preparing them for sale
· Using a clothes steamer and tagging price labels on to clothing items
· Identifying unsaleable donations for recycling
· Keeping the sort room organised and tidy
· Looking after a certain department based on your interests alongside paid staff
· Acting as an ambassador for the British Heart Foundation
*You get a lot from volunteering too:
· A chance to work in a friendly team, make new friends & meet a diverse group
· The feel-good factor of helping the British Heart Foundation beat heartbreak forever
· The time to develop your confidence and interpersonal skills
· The ability to gain valuable retail experience to add to your CV and learn new skills
· Flexibility to fit with your lifestyle around your other commitments
· Reasonable travel reimbursed in agreement with the Manager
· 25% volunteer discount on donated goods
(Please note - we are unable to accept volunteers aged under 16 and we cannot accept volunteers with unspent criminal convictions or who are subject to criminal registers/orders).
*Here's a little bit more about us:
The BHF is here to Beat Heartbreak Forever. We are working towards a world free from the fear of heart and circulatory diseases. By 2030, we want to see advances across the spectrum of heart and circulatory diseases; to prevent these conditions from developing and we want those with existing conditions to have better, longer lives.
We are COVID-secure, following current Government guidance. We provide sneeze screens at till-points, hand sanitiser, disinfectant and face coverings. We maintain a strict cleaning schedule and social distancing in our shops/ stores.
*For further details please contact our Shop Manager, Eleanor at E Mail: A18@bhf.org.uk or tel.: 01224 252769.
The Allotment Market Stall provides good-quality, well-priced, locally grown fruit and vegetables and reduces waste. We have opportunities this season for volunteers to be a part of developing our nature friendly market garden. To join in with the cultivation of a nature friendly market garden (approx. 2 hours Friday lunchtime or Sunday afternoon throughout the year. We are flexible regarding how many shifts. It can be every week or just a one off according to your availability). Would suit someone who enjoys outdoors and nature and wants to be part of a community project promoting local food growing.
Main tasks involve:
• Help make and plant up our no dig beds.
• Sowing seeds and looking after them.
• Planting and tending fruit and veg.
• Garden maintenance and DIY.
Full training will be given. Volunteers will be accompanied and supported at all times.
This is a great opportunity to:
• Make a difference in your city and the environment.
• Be a part of a community of growers.
• Learn gardening skills.
For more details please contact us at email: firstname.lastname@example.org
British Heart Foundation - Furniture & Electrical Store
If you like to keep active and stay in shape, volunteering in one of our local furniture store warehouses could be the answer you’re looking for.
We need helpful and active people to help keep our stock moving from the van to warehouse and onto the store and from store back to the van for delivery!
This role involves keeping active but it’s not just moving furniture. There are other opportunities to help our warehouse team such as booking in and checking over stock for sale, putting together our flat packed furniture and testing electrical items.
For more information please contact our Store Manager at email: A25@bhf.org.uk or tel.: 01224 432910.
**All our volunteering activities are outdoors and managed carefully with covid in mind**
Are you passionate about cycling? Do you have an interest in bike maintenance? Volunteer with I Bike!
I Bike is a really fun and rewarding project to volunteer with that offers plenty of opportunities to get outdoors for cycling-related activities, boost the CV, gain experience of work with children and young people, meet new people and learn new skills.
In Aberdeen, we're particularly looking for people who are interested in bike maintenance. Maybe you want to improve your existing skills, get some practice alongside others or put your expertise to good use! Training and support is provided for all levels.
I Bike is a schools programme which aims to help children and young people become more active through taking part in cycling and walking activities. You would be volunteering alongside a dedicated I Bike Officer in schools. Our maintenance sessions are called Dr Bike where we set up a workshop in the school grounds to fix children's bikes. But there are plenty of other activities we run for children such as learn to cycle, playground cycle skills, led bike rides, led walks and much more!
Hear from some of our fantastic volunteers via our website at https://ibike.sustrans.org.uk/home/volunteers/
We advocate for volunteering for all - please talk to us if you have any accessibility requirements or other specific requirements.
A fantastic opportunity to help. All volunteers make a real difference and are greatly appreciated. For further details please contact Anna Whealing, Project Officer, I Bike Volunteering, Sustrans Scotland at email: Anna.Whealing@sustrans.org.uk
Inchgarth Community Centre provide a fantastic programme of activities for the community with the tremendous help of volunteers. Inchgarth has over 170 sessions of activity per week-serving every age group and section of the community.
We have a great opportunity for people to help as Handyperson and Maintenance Volunteers at the community centre. As a big and vibrant community centre, we offer a large range of activities for all ages and welcome a range of charities at the community centre. We rely on volunteers to help us in keeping the place nice, tidy and welcoming for the community. We are looking for people with knowledge in DIY to help us with some wee jobs around the building. From painting jobs to plumbing, we have plenty to do! We are also looking for people to help us keep our ground tidy, if you would rather help in our outdoor community areas.
All volunteers are greatly appreciated and provided with excellent support. Please contact us to find out more, join our amazing team of volunteers and make a real difference in the community: please email: email@example.com / Tel: 01224 325191 / Website: https://www.inchgarth.co.uk/volunteer.html
Join Our Warehouse Team
The New Start Highland lorries collect a huge range of household items that are generously donated by the local community. We have a busy warehouse with lots of roles from unloading vans to cleaning, sorting, repairing and restoring everything that comes in. This means that you can expect to do anything from assembling a bed, to washing china, or folding linen. No two days are the same! The work that you do helps us to create our starter packs of kitchen items, bedding, or cleaning materials to give people a great start in their new homes.
Forthbank Recycling Centre, Alloa (Donation Station)
Recycling Sorters play a pivotal role in saving valuable items from landfill. Alloa Community Enterprise (ACE) is currently looking for volunteers to identify and sort salvageable items at our Donation Station based at the local recycling centre in Forthbank, Alloa.
The role involves identifying and sorting, recyclable materials which can be sold or recycled as is at our local retail outlet at the Hub, the Whins, Alloa.
· Identify and remove non-recyclable materials.
· Sort recyclable materials into the storage area.
· Ensure compliance with safety procedures and regulations.
· Keep work area clean and organised.
· Communicate with team members to optimise efficiency.
· Report any issues to supervisor.
· Physical stamina and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
· Attention to detail and the ability to identify different types of recyclable materials.
· Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team and follow instructions from supervisors.
· Willingness to work in various weather conditions.
· Basic math skills for calculating weights and measurements.
· Good communication skills to enable interaction with members of the public.
· Familiarity with safety procedures and equipment for handling hazardous materials.
· Willingness to work flexible hours as needed.
THIS ROLE WILL SUIT SOMEONE WHO
· Is friendly, reliable and hardworking and can communicate effectively with staff, volunteers and members of the public and engage with people of all ages, races, cultures and abilities.
· Is reliable, confident, and a responsible individual, with enthusiasm.
· Can cope with duties and responsibilities of the role.
· Has a patient and approachable manner.
· Can follow instructions and guidelines.
· Is interested in reuse and saving valuable items from landfill.
All volunteers will be expected to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which will be provided. An Induction and training for this role will be carried out by Clackmannanshire Council.
This opportunity is for the Caithness area. [and Helmsdale Area] volunteers must be willing to work outdoors in all weather conditions and not afraid to get hands dirty and 'muck-in'. The aim is to improve paths and walks for members of the public around the coastline. A level of mobility and fitness is required for this role because conditions underfoot can be hazardous. Make a difference and feel good! Please Note- this is Not a residential opportunity, no accomodation provided