Volunteers are required to carry out 10-minute whale and dolphin (cetacean) watches from designated sites along the Scottish coastline. Volunteers will be trained up to identify common cetacean species found in Scottish waters, use specialised watching equipment and record presence and absence sightings data. Their current survey locations in Orkney are Hoxa Head, the Gloup, Ness bunker (Stromness), Broch of Gurness and Yesnaby
Impact volunteers help us to evaluate our work so that we can understand the impact of our services. This can involve interviewing older people or asking them to complete questionnaires.
The role asks you to give around two hours each week (or eight to 10 hours per month). You will spend most of your time surveying older people on the phone and gathering their responses, and there may be interviewing opportunities for those volunteers who would like to do so. This is a flexible and remote voluntary role that can be carried out from home.
You will need one reference and to complete an ID check for this role.
Tasks could include:
• Conducting evaluation surveys with older people over the phone.
• Collecting evaluation responses on an online form during calls and submitting to Re-engage.
• Compiling and inputting data from written surveys into spreadsheets or systems.
• Conducting evaluation interviews with older people over the phone (this requires prior experience and / or qualifications).
• Following all guidance in your impact volunteer training modules to ensure that you handle all personal data securely, are aware of our safeguarding framework, and that the activities are completed in line with our charitable aims.
Join the Asthma and Allergy Foundation: Make a Difference!
Are you passionate about improving the lives of individuals affected by asthma and allergies? Do you want to make a meaningful impact within your community? Look no further! The Asthma and Allergy Foundation is seeking dedicated volunteers like you to join our mission and help us create a healthier, more informed world.
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation is a leading nonprofit organisation committed to advocating for individuals with asthma and allergies. Our goal is to enhance the quality of life for those affected by these conditions by providing education, support, and resources. We work tirelessly to raise awareness, promote research, and advocate for policies that improve access to proper care and treatment.
By joining our team of volunteers, you will have the opportunity to make a genuine difference in the lives of individuals with asthma and allergies. Here are some of the exciting and rewarding volunteer roles available:
• Education and Outreach: Help us spread awareness and knowledge about asthma and allergies by organising and participating in community outreach events, workshops, and educational campaigns. share your expertise and empower others to manage their condition effectively.
• Fundraising and Events: Assist us in organising fundraising events, such as charity walks, runs, and galas. Contribute your creative ideas, communication skills, and organisational talents to make these events successful and impactful.
• Support Groups: Provide emotional support and guidance to individuals and families affected by asthma and allergies. Facilitate support group meetings, offer resources, and create a safe space for sharing experiences and coping strategies.
• Advocacy: Be a voice for change by engaging in advocacy efforts at local, regional, and national levels. Help us advocate for policies that improve access to quality healthcare, promote allergen safety, and ensure the rights of individuals with asthma and allergies are protected.
• Volunteer Receptionist/Administration Assistant: Providing support to the administration team, answering phone calls and greeting visitors, and helping with general administrative tasks.
*Why Volunteer with Us?
• Make a difference: Your time and skills can have a direct impact on improving the lives of individuals with asthma and allergies.
• Personal growth: Gain valuable skills, knowledge, and experience in healthcare advocacy, community outreach, event planning, and more.
• Join a supportive community: Connect with like-minded individuals who are passionate about making a difference and building a healthier future.
• Flexibility: We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities, allowing you to choose the role that aligns with your interests, skills, and availability.
• Recognition and appreciation: Your efforts will be recognized and appreciated through various means, including certificates, letters of recommendation, and public acknowledgments.
*Join Our Team Today!
If you are ready to make a lasting impact and contribute to the well-being of individuals living with asthma and allergies, we invite you to join our dedicated team of volunteers. Together, we can create a world where asthma and allergies no longer hinder individuals from living their best lives. All help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated.
For more information please contact Vicki McGrain Rae, Head of Services and Health Promotion at email: firstname.lastname@example.org / telephone: 07967054745 or Stephen Nakote, Finance & Admin Officer at email: email@example.com / telephone: 01224 973001.
Citizens Advice Bureau - Inverness, Badenoch & Strathspey
If you are looking for a new challenge, have life or work skills you wish to put to good use & you’re interested in helping others in your community consider becoming a Volunteer General Adviser or Volunteer Receptionist. If you're interested and/or would like more information just get in touch with us for a chat or to ask for our volunteer application pack. We provide full training and support.
Volunteer receptionists are currently wanted for Wednesday/Thursday/Friday afternoons. Full training given, expenses paid. Call Polly for more details 01463 219743.
The People-led Policy Panel project, a project run by Inclusion Scotland, is being funded by the Scottish Government to make sure that people are at the heart of good decision making as they are the experts in their own experiences.
“We are looking for 15 people from across Scotland who represent all the different ways that people use adult social care support to join our Policy Panel.” said Inclusion Scotland’s Lisa Ehlers.
At this time, we are particularly welcoming applications from people who need social care support with certain additional lived experiences:
Young people or young carers aged 18-28 who use adult social care support or have supported someone who uses adult social care support from a young age
Deaf, Deaf Blind, deafened, hard of hearing or visually impaired people who need or use adult social care support.
People with experience of Dementia either as an unpaid carer/supporter or a person with Dementia.
Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) supported people or unpaid carers who use adult social care support
Supported people/ unpaid carers from different faith groups
Supported people and unpaid carers who identify as Lesbian, Bisexual, Gay, Transgender, Queer, Non-binary or Intersex (LBGTQI+)
Supported people and unpaid carers who have recent experience of pregnancy or maternity
Supported people and unpaid carers who live in the Western Isles, Orkney, Shetland or other remote island community.
The Policy Panel regularly meets with the Scottish Government, and other decision makers, to co-produce Scotland’s proposed National Care Service. We are looking for new members to contribute to our bi-monthly meetings on various aspects of the new National Care Service including eligibility criteria, advocacy and transitions.
The main purposes of this new role are to:
Share your experiences of using or trying to use adult social care support in Scotland.
Put forward ideas and solutions to issues raised about adult social care support.
Respond to policy ideas that the Scottish Government or other agencies want to get your feedback on.
Help us design and promote a new way of working that can be used by decision makers in Scotland to shape policies and services in Scotland.
Inclusion Scotland are seeking applications, by 4 October 2023, from people who are 18 years or older who have received, are receiving, or have been unable to access adult social care support in Scotland. This might be people using social care services or their unpaid carers.
As a volunteer with the Mamacita Foundation charity you will be at the forefront of building and maintaining strong relationships with the local community and key stakeholders. We currently have great opportunities to volunteer with us including:
• Community Outreach Volunteers
• Youth Program Volunteers
• Community Engagement Volunteers
• IT and Technology Support Volunteers
• Volunteer Coordinators
• Administrative Assistant Volunteers
• Foodbank Volunteers
Join our volunteer team and be an integral part of the Mamacita Foundation’s efforts to create a more inclusive and supportive community in Aberdeen. A fantastic opportunity to help and make a real difference. All volunteer support is greatly appreciated.
For more details please contact Vivian Draghici, Chief Officer at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 07449826988.
*What does a Zero Tolerance trustee do?
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.
*The role of the Treasurer
The Treasurer is the Chair of the finance sub-committee. Working closely with the Co-Directors and Operations Manager, they oversee the preparation of the management accounts for distribution to the Board before each Board meeting. The Treasurer guides and advises the Board of Trustees on all matters relating to the financial administration of the charity, the approval of budgets, independently audited annual accounts, and financial statements. With the other trustees, the Treasurer develops strategic plans that ensure that the charity is on a stable financial footing.
*What do we offer?
-The chance to use your experience to shape our work to end violence against women and girls in Scotland.
-Induction and training on how to be a charity trustee plus a board ‘buddy’.
-As far as possible we will offer practical support to carry out the role, depending on individual needs, for example equipment, travel expenses, or help to cover caring responsibilities.
-Training on our policy areas.
-Equality and diversity training.
For further details please contact Carolyn Hughes, Trustee at email: email@example.com
At the Health Services Research Unit (HSRU), University of Aberdeen, we're passionate about making our research both useful and easy to understand. We strive for excellence in everything we do, and a big part of that is including patients and the public in our work from the very beginning. We believe this helps us focus on research questions that really matter to people like you.
Right now, we're looking to welcome three new members into our group. The primary purpose of this group is to share their perspective on what we do here at the research unit. Your viewpoint is invaluable to us!
We get together roughly six times a year. Usually, we meet face-to-face, but occasionally we meet online if that's easier for everyone. Apart from these meetings, we ask the group for help with special tasks from time to time, like checking over our written materials to make sure they're easy for everyday people to understand. You may also have chances to join in on specific studies as part of the team. You'll get to hang out with a friendly group of people, have engaging chats, and meet our diverse team made up of different kinds of experts.
And don't worry, we'll cover any costs you might have for helping us out and we'll also give you a little thank-you payment for your time at the end of the year.
To join our group, here's what you need:
• You should be interested in health services research. In other words, you're curious about how we can improve healthcare.
• You should live in the Grampian area.
• You should be able to travel to Aberdeen for our meetings.
• You should be able to use emails.
But that's not all. We're especially keen to include people who haven't always had the same advantages as everyone else. Maybe you've had a tough time because of health problems, disability, race, gender, financial struggles, or more. Or maybe you support someone who's had these experiences.
Reach out to Dr Magda Rzewuska-Díaz if you're interested! You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or give her a call at 01224 438148. She'd be more than happy to chat with you and answer any questions you might have. This is a great opportunity, and we can't wait to hear from you!
As an Administrative Assistant Volunteer at Mamacita Foundation, you will play a crucial role in supporting the smooth and efficient functioning of our organization. This position involves assisting with administrative tasks, office operations, and providing vital support to our team. Your efforts will directly contribute to the foundation's ability to serve the community and fulfil its mission.
• Office Support: Assist with general office tasks, including answering phone calls, responding to emails, and managing correspondence.
• Document Management: Organize and maintain digital and physical files, ensuring easy retrieval and secure storage of important documents.
• Scheduling: Help coordinate meetings, appointments, and events, and maintain the organization's calendar.
• Data Entry: Accurately input data into databases and spreadsheets, maintaining up-to-date records of volunteers, beneficiaries, and other essential information.
• Reception: Welcome visitors and guests to the office, offering assistance and directing them to the appropriate staff members.
• Supplies Management: Monitor and replenish office supplies, ensuring essential items are readily available for daily operations.
• Communication: Assist in drafting and proofreading communications, memos, and reports for internal and external distribution.
• Filing and Organization: Maintain a tidy and organized office space, creating a conducive environment for productive work.
• Event Support: Provide logistical support for events, workshops, and community engagement initiatives hosted by the foundation.
Join us as an Administrative Assistant Volunteer and be an integral part of the Mamacita Foundation's efforts to create a more inclusive and supportive community in Aberdeen. A fantastic opportunity to help and make a real difference. All volunteer support is greatly appreciated.
For more details please contact Vivian Draghici, Chief Officer at email: email@example.com or telephone: 07449826988.
Interested in weight loss, nutrition, gut bacteria, and health?
The Rowett Institute are looking to recruit participants (with moderate habitual fibre intake) for a weight loss study to look at the effects of dietary fibre and artificial sweeteners on gut health.
In this study, the research team will ask you to follow a set diet (all food provided) for six weeks, the diet will vary in fibre content and type.
You will be asked to come to the Rowett Institute for a screening session and to complete a 7day food diary to confirm that you are eligible. Once on the study you will be asked to collect food every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and on four of these occasions there will also be a short test session (approximately 1hr) where will take a blood sample and ask you to provide a stool sample.
During the 6 week study participants will also be asked to wear glucose monitors which are applied to the back of the arm.
At the end of the study participants will receive feedback on health markers (like cholesterol).
*Overweight adults (BMI 28-40kg/m²) who eat 18-23g of fibre per day. You will not be able to participate if you have a food allergy or are vegetarian.
*healthy males; or healthy females (on oral contraceptive pill, other hormonal contraceptives, or postmenopausal)
To take part/for more information please visit the study webpage at:
https://www.abdn.ac.uk/rowett/volunteer/scot_sweet.php or contact Claire Fyfe, Research Technician at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 01224 438664 or 01224 438752.