An new exciting volunteer role to support unpaid carers in East Dunbartonshire to gain confidence in using smart technologies, computers and other new technologies.
The Switched On project is designed to empower unpaid carers by teaching them how to use new technologies to improve their lives. This is an exciting and fun project that will improve your teaching skills and understanding of technology. Your role is to contact carers remotely, identify and deliver training that the carer needs. This will be conducted over a limited number of sessions.
We are looking for volunteers to "adopt" 1km squares in the PoMS network, which takes a systematic approach to pollinator monitoring through a set of 95 1 km squares across the UK. The site network has been set up with the kind permission of the land-owners involved. Volunteers visit their adopted square four times a year, once each in May, June, July and August. Our 1km square volunteers set out pan traps to capture insect samples, survey flowers around the traps, and complete FIT Counts to monitor insect abundance.
We have squares available to adopt across Scotland - please see our website for a map of available squares, or contact us (email@example.com) for a precise location.
Volunteers we need you, with you inspiration and motivation to serve as a board member on the Management Board of HALLA (Harlaw Area Lifelong Learning Association).
We are a Board of people who run daytime and evening classes at Kaimhill Learning Centre.
We have a FB page ( @HALLACommunity) where you can see some of our activities and tutored classes.
We meet once a month to discuss new opportunities and management issues, to find new ways of how-to bring people of all ages in the local community into the centre.
We have several weekly, social, informal learning groups where Board members can get to know each other and form a friendly working relationship.
A volunteer should be passionate, enthusiastic and have a keen interest in community matters.
A volunteer does not necessarily require specific skills since we all support each other to develop new skills but if you have specific ones, it would be good to introduce them to the rest of the Board so we can use them to benefit the local community.
The Board would appreciate people with knowledge of IT and office procedures but enthusiasm and interest in the community are equally important.
This is an amazing opportunity to discover your “hidden talents” !!!
You are very welcome to attend a committee meeting and see if this is for you.
WE ARE WAITING TO WELCOME YOU TO OUR FRIENDY AND DIVERSE HALLA BOARD !!!!!
A fantastic opportunity to help and make a difference for the community. All assistance is greatly appreciated.
For further details please contact Giuseppina Caligiuri, HALLA Vice Chair at email Hallaassociation@gmail.com or telephone: 01224 498 164 / 07511377364.
Support our exciting community Compass Project and help to transform the naturally-beautiful and historic 4.1 acre former Waldorf School site into a centre demonstrating practical solutions for healthy, sustainable lifestyles.
The project has something for everyone including opportunities to find out and participate in:
• sustainable building practices with conservation of the listed main building & sensitive repurposing of the others – dry-stone wall restoration, stripping back damaged plasterboard ready for refurbishment, sorting building materials and items for re-purposing and upcycling.
• an integrated, creative health & education approach, supported by the natural & built environment – we offer opportunities for volunteers from secondary schools to participate in appropriate outdoor projects onsite.
• sustainable social enterprise projects serving the local community and involving those with learning disabilities – experience circular economy in practice as we start to outlet local organic produce and plants onsite on a donation basis.
• organic/biodynamic land use with nutritious food production, no-dig demonstration allotments, composting, beehives, wild flower meadow and woodland – keen gardeners are always welcome to come and help create a no-dig system from scratch so you never have to weed again! Experienced chain-saw operators can help manage our woodland.
• repair, reuse & recycle practices minimising waste and encouraging sustainability – furniture and other items for upcycling.
-Compass needs you!
We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who are willing to lend a hand with whatever needs doing. We hold regular volunteer days where you can enjoy meeting like-minded people working together to make a visible difference to our site after each session. Volunteers tell us it is very satisfying to see how much of a difference their work can make.
Volunteers with specialised skills such as joiners, plumbers and DIY-enthusiasts will be especially welcome as we enter the next phase of our project to strip out the existing buildings ready for refurbishment.
‘Being out in the fresh air with others, seeing changes happening and feeling like I was part of a bigger process. I have also enjoyed meeting others who are enthused about the project. Sense of community, healthy activities. Very friendly co-ordinator and other helpers so feeling of welcome is lovely. I also value the fact that I only manage a couple of hours but this is still appreciated and I don't feel guilty when I feel like my body needs to stop! Beautiful grounds to work in’. – Compass volunteer
‘Such a great sense of satisfaction and wellbeing experienced at the end of 2 hours of hard physical work. This has sparked off an interest in gardening and growing plants at home. And also enjoyed being part of a community and meeting new people each time I come along who are equally enthusiastic about this project’. – Compass volunteer
Everyone is welcome at Compass and we look forward to working with you onsite! You can find out more on our website: www.camphillwellbeing.org.uk/compass or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for further details on volunteering with this exciting project.
The aim of our small charity is to improve the physical, emotional and social wellbeing of those who feel isolated and also to offer support to those living with dementia, as well as their carers. We offer a Befriending Service for older people as well as dementia cafés in local communities.
We are looking for someone to develop a new website and to review and improve our IT and email set-up. You will need IT skills and experience of website development as well as practical experience and knowledge. We are a team of three who have limited technical expertise so we need someone with the necessary skills to liaise and communicate with us in simple English! We are very enthusiastic about what we do and try to find the fun in things, but IT issues are SO not fun for us and we need help!
This is a great opportunity for someone to develop and showcase their IT skills. It could suit someone who finds themselves with spare time and who would like to offer our charity the benefit of their experience.
For an informal chat to find out more information about what’s involved, please call Ruth on 07423 071448 or email us at email@example.com
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. 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 have a great opportunity for people to help as Gym/Gentle Exercise Instructor Volunteers. We are looking for people experienced in fitness instruction and/or with gym experience to help people get the best out of the keep fit and gym facilities at the community centre and progress safely. We are also planning sessions targeted at people over 60 years of age.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org / Tel: 01224 325191 / Website: https://www.inchgarth.co.uk/volunteer.html
>What is this role?
This role involves visiting blind and partially sighted people in their homes, installing their new radio and teaching them how to use it as well as proving ongoing support, where needed. This role also involves a small amount of admin.
>Where is it based?
The role is based within your local area. You will be asked to travel around a reasonable distance within your local area. (To be mutually agreed.)
>How much time will I need to commit?
Each visit will take around 2 hours to complete. Depending on your area, we envisage that there will be around 1-2 visits per month.
>What does the role involve?
• Contact recipients by phone to agree appointment time
• Visit people in their homes and install our audio equipment
• Give instruction and demonstration of the equipment
• Complete paperwork for each visit
• Make follow up telephone call, and if required arrange further visit and training
• Collect broken sets and arrange repairs
• Deliver replacement sets to existing clients
>What kind of person are you looking for?
• Someone patient
• IT knowledge an advantage but not essential
• Full, clean driving licence
• Good communicator
>What’s in it for me?
• Full training
• Full expenses
• The chance to gain valuable experience within a national charity
• Provide support to blind and partially sighted people within your community
**Please note that a full CRB check (provided by us) is required for this position**
**This role requires a full, clean driving licence and access to your own vehicle**
For more information please contact email@example.com
Find out about us, our products and services and much more at www.blind.org.uk
The Breadmaker (part of Aberdeen Day Project charity)
The Breadmaker, as part of the Aberdeen Day Project (a registered charity) is an artisan bakery and coffee house. Located in Aberdeen City we produce and sell a range of quality handcrafted breads and confectionary to wholesale and retail customers alike with the purpose of providing a range of work placements, training and social activities for adults with learning disabilities (apprentices) who can otherwise experience exclusion and isolation in society.
As Volunteer Trustees/Directors you would help maintain the objectives and aims of the Breadmaker to include and empower people who attend the charity to play a full and active role in the community, reduce isolation, increase friends/social life, increase confidence and self esteem of individuals who have a learning disability. We would especially be appreciative of people to join our Board of Trustees who have a professional background, people who come from HR, IT, Marketing, Care, Counsellor background etc.
Our Board of Trustees meetings take place monthly and there is also an Annual General Meeting.
An exciting and fantastic opportunity to volunteer at an award winning social enterprise/charity, working alongside our CEO and senior management team to enhance apprentices/people we support lives.
For more information please contact Donald Anderson, CEO at email firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 01224 641520.
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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Age Scotland Comradeship Circles (Aberdeen & Grampian)
The 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. A Volunteer Facilitator or Supervisor will be on every call to encourage discussion and ensure the conversation flows.
We are looking for Technical Support Volunteers who will ensure the smooth running of the Comradeship Circle by connecting veterans to the call, monitoring connection throughout the hour, and updating the contact management database. This role is home based and requires access to a laptop, headphones and the internet.
Main tasks include dialling in the veterans and connecting them to the circle an updating the charity database.
1-2 hours per week at the same time each week (with some flexibility for cover) over a 6 month minimum period.
For more information please contact Caroline McDonald, Comradeship Circles Coordinator at email: email@example.com or tel.: 0131 378 7206.