The main thing that we ask for is your time! This will be a combination of attending meetings (mostly in person) and events, along with some reading of reports and documents all of which revolve around providing oversight and governance of the company and its activities.
It adds up to a few days per month with most of the business conducted at our company HQ in the Bridge of Don. There are board meetings once a quarter then a variety of sub-committees that meet 3-4 times a year. The expectation is that you will be a member of at least one of the sub-committees which should align to your area of interest and/or expertise.
On appointment, you will be registered as a company director at Companies House and you will meet with our Managing Director who will provide a comprehensive induction and introduction to the company.
A full role profile will be provided once you apply, so for now the key things to know are:
*What your duty is as a trustee: Responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charitable company, developing its aims, objectives and goals in accordance with company guidelines, legal and regulatory guidelines.
Protect the wealth and assets of the organisation and be legally responsible for the assets and debts of the charitable company.
*Term of office: Three years(with the option of a further three years)
*Remuneration: None, but out of pocket expenses are paid (excludes attending routine meetings)
*Statutory responsibilities: Ensure the company complies with its constitution, articles of association and relevant legal, regulatory and governance frameworks.
Provide leadership and assist with setting the overall direction and strategy of the company.
Ensure that the charity’s governance is of the highest possible standard.
Monitoring the financial position and ensuring that the company operates within its means and that there are clear lines of accountability for financial management.
Act as guardian of the charity’s assets, both tangible and intangible, taking all due care over their security, deployment and proper application.
Bring challenge and rigour to the business presented to the Board and its Committees and actively participate in the debate and discussion, offering expertise, advice and opinion as appropriate.
Fully meet the requirements of the trustee code of conduct Safeguard the good name and values of the charity.
*Your key attributes will be your professional experience and expertise, having worked in commerce and business at a management level. Ideally your past or present career will align with one or more of the following key areas:
• Finance and accountancy • Property and asset management* • Human resource management •Marketing and commercial development* • Digital and technology* • Health, safety and environment* • Legal and governance • Architecture, capital projects and procurement • Sports administration • Change management • Charitable enterprises.
*denotes area of particular interest
A fantastic opportunity to make a difference for people, the community and sport in Aberdeen. For more information please contact Tess Murphy, Corporate Support Manager and PA to the Board of Directors at firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested in radio? Why not volunteer as a Radio Presenter.
Volunteers will be given a minimum of 4 weeks training to learn how to use equipment and software. They then will go on to do a few shows with a current presenter and then go on to host there own show.
The volunteer producer will operate and maintain the recording equipment in our small studio to record the volunteer readers who come in to record excerpts from the local newspapers, books, magazines etc. The recordings are copied to USBs which are then sent out to our sight impaired membership. When the service users have finished with them, they return the USBs to us so that we can delete the old recordings and replace them with new ones. We need volunteers with relevant skills/expertise in audio software such as Audacity/Windows 10, who can work on a digital audio recording system for our Talking Newspapers Service for the Blind. Volunteers are needed to help us maintain and keep this vital recording equipment in good running order.
You will be providing a puppy with a vital foundation for its future role as a guide dog. This is a full-time volunteering opportunity as a puppy will live with you in your home for around 12-16 months. It should be noted that although it is possible for another Puppy Raiser to look after a dog on your behalf for short periods of time that this may not always be possible. Consideration should be given to your future plans such as holidays abroad.
“It’s so rewarding to know that the dog will go on to help people with sight loss gain independence and freedom.” – Chris, Puppy Raiser
We rely on volunteers like you to help us improve the lives of people with sight loss. In this role your support will include:-
• Developing, caring and providing for the needs of one of our puppies using Positive Reinforcement Techniques and following Guide Dogs Puppy Raising for Excellent Partnerships (PREP) programme
• Familiarising a puppy to a wide range of environments including shops and outdoor off lead exercise areas in all climates and seasons.
• Teaching a puppy it’s ok to be left alone by gradually building up from a few minutes to a maximum of 4 hours
• Attending regular puppy classes
• Regularly meeting with Guide Dogs representatives to discuss your pup’s development
• Completing regular on-line questionnaires to help us monitor puppy progress
Ideally you will:
• Be able to handle large breed dogs (around 25-40kg)
• Have access to a car on a weekly basis for training and vet visits
• Have your own home or written permission to have a dog in the home
• Have access to a secure area where the puppy could go to the toilet during the day, especially first thing in the morning and last thing at night
• Be able to access online content and training materials (you will need your own email address)
If you don’t feel you tick every box but are sure this role is the one for you, please drop us a message and tell us why. We’re open to suggestions and happy to chat with you to find out what’s possible!
Volunteering is a two-way street, so in return for your time you will get;
• A dedicated volunteer manager/key contact who will help you settle in and support you during your time with us.
• The challenge and reward of seeing a puppy develop in your home.
• The opportunity to learn and develop your understanding in dog body language, learning theory, the human animal bond and the life of a Guide Dog.
Volunteering for Guide Dogs should never leave you out of pocket. We’ll make sure we pay any expenses related to your volunteering with us in line with our policy.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role further before applying please email VolunteerScotNi@guidedogs.org.uk Thank you.
As a Remap Volunteer you will get to meet the disabled people we help, often with an occupational therapist who can provide clinical input. Your job is to solve whatever practical challenge they throw at you, designing and then making a special piece of equipment that will help them become more independent. We also ask that you risk assess, provide basic documentation, and take photographs of your project.
You will need somewhere to work independently on your projects, some of our volunteers have their own workshop, others use community facilities or have a workbench and tools in the garage. However you like to work, we would be pleased to hear from you.
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.
Aerial Art House is looking for a video maker to produce a video for a crowdfunding platform.
The Video Producer will be responsible for leading on, creating and delivering compelling video content for Aerial Art House
The IT and Technology Support Specialist Volunteer at Mamacita Foundation plays a crucial role in ensuring smooth technology operations and supporting the organization's digital infrastructure. This position involves providing technical assistance to staff and volunteers, troubleshooting issues, and implementing solutions to enhance the foundation's digital capabilities.
• Technology Support: Assist staff and volunteers with technology-related inquiries, including hardware, software, and network issues, to ensure efficient daily operations.
• Troubleshooting: Diagnose and resolve technical problems promptly, employing analytical skills to identify root causes and implement effective solutions.
• System Maintenance: Regularly update and maintain the foundation's hardware, software, and digital systems to ensure they operate optimally and securely.
• Data Security: Implement data backup and security measures to safeguard the organization's information and protect sensitive data from unauthorized access.
• Training and Documentation: Provide training sessions to staff and volunteers on using technology tools effectively. Create and maintain documentation for technology processes and procedures.
• Technology Upgrades: Research and recommend new technology solutions that align with the organization's needs and budget constraints.
• Hardware and Software Setup: Set up and configure computers, printers, and other technology devices as needed for new staff and volunteers.
• Cybersecurity Awareness: Promote cybersecurity best practices among staff and volunteers, emphasizing the importance of data protection and safe online behaviour.
• Technology Planning: Collaborate with the management team to develop and implement technology plans that support the foundation's strategic goals.
• Continuous Learning: Stay up-to-date with the latest technology trends, tools, and best practices to enhance the foundation's technological capabilities.
Join us as an IT and Technology Support 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.
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: email@example.com or telephone: 07449826988.
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.