Moray Handyperson Services are looking for new DIY-ers to join their team, especially in the Elgin area. Volunteers complete small/minor maintenance jobs that some older or vulnerable people cannot do by themselves in their own homes. Each year, this local charity helps hundreds of people stay safe and independent in their own home. Small jobs can range from changing a light bulb, to fitting curtain rails, from assembling flat-packs, to even doing a bit of decluttering.
These jobs usually take less than an hour and you can choose to do a job at a time that is convenient for you. Volunteers are usually matched to a job in their local area, and if you can't help out, that isn't a problem either, as you can say no or yes to a job. Now that's flexible volunteering! Contact them if you think you could part of their volunteer team.
How It Works:
The MHPS staff receive requests from clients and collect relevant details, usually over the phone. They then find a volunteer who has the skills, is nearby and is available. If the volunteer accepts the job, MHPS send the volunteer all the details they need to do the job. Most jobs require the volunteer to visit the client in the client’s own home.
The volunteer first makes a brief assessment to ensure the job is as described and it is safe for them to proceed. Once the job has been carried out, there is usually opportunity to chat with the client to determine if they are well, need support in any other areas. Completion paperwork (easy and quick to do) is returned to the MHPS office.
This opportunity is to carry out life-skill workshops in primary and secondary schools to inspire the next generation. The work is sessional and you can do as many or as little sessions as you like. We are looking for people with skills and knowledge to share, no matter what it is, as long as it differs from what is already available to children in the usual academic curriculum. Volunteers would be carrying out sessions in whatever way they like, such as through presentations, games or doing team activities. If even one child in the classroom is inspired, then the work is definitely beneficial.
We rely on volunteers like you to help us improve the lives of people with sight loss. We have dogs at various ages and stages of their career who may need temporary accommodation and the need will be dependent on your location and circumstances. In this role your support will include:
• Providing a safe, secure, and welcoming environment for a dog or puppy.
• Ensuring the dog or puppy is fed, exercised, and cared for to maintain excellent health.
• Using positive reinforcement training techniques to teach or maintain behaviours.
• Ensuring the dog is not left alone for more than 4 hours in a 24-hour period.
Foster volunteers who care for dogs in training need to drop off and collect their dog from a local regional centre. Times are normally Monday to Friday between 8 - 9am and 5 - 6pm however there are allowances. Dogs will stay with our staff in the centre during the day to complete training. In the evenings and at weekends volunteer dog fosterers will keep the dog at home.
If you require any more information or would like to chat to someone about this role then please email VolunteerScotNI@Guidedogs.org.uk
VSGWL volunteers have a valuable role in the community supporting people to maintain a full and independent life at home whilst they are waiting for their package of care and statutory needs to be met.
Through volunteering with VSGWL you will provide one to one support to an individual(s), offering friendship, support and social interactions which positively impact on their health and wellbeing.
- Support engagement in social activities such as going for a walk, attending group activities and sharing interests or hobbies.
- Helping to access and use technology (i.e. Zoom and What’s App).
- Accompanying shopping and running errands such as collecting parcels, prescriptions and going to the Post Office.
- Assistance to attend medical and non-medical appointments.
- Building confidence and support to use public transport.
- Helping to heat up prepared or processed meals and/or hot drinks.
- Signposting to additional help available from partner organisations via Volunteer Manager.
A young carer is someone up to the age of 18 who provides unpaid help and support to a relative, friend or neighbour who due to illness or disability cannot manage to live independently without the carer’s help. It may involve practical support like cooking, housework, or emotional support.
A group volunteer with Aberdeen Young Carers will assist staff members in delivering any planned activities e.g. arts and crafts, baking etc. They will actively participate with the activity, encourage young people to join in and have fun and build up positive relationships with the children and young people by being friendly and non-judgemental. They will also have the opportunity to lead groups if they wish to.
At this time we are predominantly looking for volunteers to help at our School Holiday groups in the Summer Holidays in 2023. We are working on a schedule of groups which we would need volunteers for but these groups will have a range of activities!
There will also be the opportunity for volunteers to help with our monthly groups, on an ad-hoc basis or at events. Events typically include summer outings, Christmas parties and Young Carers’ festivals. Further opportunities are available to assist in promoting our events e.g. putting up posters and spreading the word, in helping us at groups.
Excellent support and relevant training is provided and our volunteers tell us about lots of other benefits of volunteering including; experience of working with children, young people and families; experience for your CV; supporting your local community; meeting new people; increasing self-confidence; feeling like you are making a difference; improving your health and wellbeing; and a chance to contribute to a worthwhile children’s charity.
To apply for this role – please visit: https://volunteer.barnardos.org.uk/opportunities/16049-children-s-activity-support-group-helper-aberdeen-young-carers-2020-11-24 or contact Jacqui Hall, Volunteer Coordinator at email firstname.lastname@example.org / telephone: 07783 848410 for any more details.
- Willing to participate in activities and learn about new cultures?
- Ready to create social change and improve peoples lives?
No matter where you are in Scotland, you have access to training and learning opportunities abroad that can help you gain skills, boost confidence, and earn qualifications.
Our organisation offers multiple trips throughout the year, with mentors available to provide support. We partner with other organizations to offer placements in Ghana, Romania, and potentially Eastern European countries, each with a unique set of activities and tasks that focus on developing various skills.
We offer shorter 3 to 4 day trips for young people, aged 16-30, as well as longer trips of 2 to 3 weeks for anyone over 16.
An exciting and great opportunity to help and make a difference.
For more information please contact Megan Beattie, Project Delivery Lead at email: email@example.com or telephone: 0131 659 9943.
Further information is also available at: https://www.standinternational.org/
Help us take on Scotland’s single biggest killer! Help us build up the pace in Scotland by sharing our badges and displaying posters across your local area; playing your part in the future of Scottish medical research and taking on heart disease.
Our Heart of Scotland Appeal is a fundraising campaign to raise and spend money in Scotland on vital medical research into the prevention, treatment and cure of heart disease. 41 people die every day in Scotland from cardiovascular disease and we know that the death rate from coronary heart disease is almost 50% higher than for the South East of England. This isn’t fair and we want to change this.
We will provide posters for you to display in your local shops, community centres, libraries, supermarkets, pharmacies and doctors surgeries to help us reach as many people as possible.
The Heart of Scotland Appeal is backed by internationally acclaimed Scottish fashion designer, Christopher Kane. Christopher has designed four unique badges featuring the words Love, Care, Brave and Life. We can send you a box of badges to sell to friends, family and colleagues for donations, as well as asking local shops if they will have a box of badges on their counter (that we can then send out to them directly).
Join our network of volunteer Pace Makers and help us get everyone wearing a Heart of Scotland badge. Together we can keep those we love around for longer.
For more information please contact Pamela Hook at E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 0113 234 7474.
Food and Fun was introduced by the Council as a pilot to deliver free meals and activities to children in key areas of Aberdeen during school holiday periods and has been rolled out on a permanent basis. Over Christmas, as an extension of the project, special events were hosted for young people to enjoy the festivities – from ice skating and crafts to a disco and visit to Santa.
For everyone involved in Food and Fun there’s a busy period ahead. The main aim is to ensure children continue to be fed, recognising the importance of school meals during term time for a large number of families, and also to provide the opportunity to take part in physical activity in a nurturing environment.
The initiative has been recognised with awards – but the reward and motivation for the many people who have put their heart and soul into developing the programme is in the positive impact there is on children, families and communities.
When we talk about our purpose – about caring for our city and our people – we think Food and Fun is a shining example that we can all be incredibly proud of.
Many participants obtain great life skills which has assisted them in securing other opportunities as well as the personal development and satisfaction that this also brings.
All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated. To volunteer / for more information please contact Martin Smith, Locality Inclusion Manager at E Mail: email@example.com or Tel.: 01224 788538.
New to volunteering/looking for an introduction? Have a few hours to spare?
Working alongside Angus Health & Social Care Partnership, we are looking for volunteers to help deliver recruitment leaflets across Angus
ABOUT THE VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITY:
- Deliver leaflets in your local neighbourhood
- Available morning, afternoon, evening and/or weekends
- This can be once a week, a few times a week or a one off
- Open to people of all ages and abilities
If interested, please call 01307 466113 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or ask any questions by pressing the 'I want to volunteer' button below.
World Bicycle Relief is thrilled to announce that we have been named the official global charity partner for the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships in Glasgow, and across Scotland, from 3 – 13 August.
For the first time in history, the 2023 UCI Cycling Worlds will bring 13 UCI World Championships together in one place at the same time. The biggest cycling event ever, will see the world's greatest riders get together in Glasgow and across Scotland this August to compete at the highest level, make history, and show the world the power of the bike.
United by a fundamental belief in the power of bicycles, this opportunity is more than just an 11-day event. It’s a chance to recognise the greatest athletes in the sport while also supporting those using their bicycles to get to school, deliver healthcare and build better lives for their families and communities.
We're seeking volunteers to support our fundraising and activations at fan zones across the event, from VR experiences to exclusive goodies we're hoping to make a positive impact and have fun while doing it!