Creative wellbeing volunteers should have a creative skill of their own and an understanding of how engaging with
creativity can support positive wellbeing and reduce stress. They will be keen to share their creative skill with others.
The Volunteer and Training Coordinator at Carers of East Lothian will support them by organising an opportunity
to deliver a workshop introducing carers to the skill. A wide variety of skills could be introduced to carers, but could
include: art, dance, drama, cooking, baking, yoga, writing, needlework, photography, pottery, knitting, music, holistic
Carers of East Lothian will support the volunteer to identify a suitable venue, source resources, provide
administrative support, advertise and promote the session, conduct risk assessments and support the facilitation of
Volunteers could provide a one of session, but it may be more suitable to run multiple sessions. If interest is
high, volunteers may be invited to run further sessions in the future.
All across the UK our 300 volunteers support older and/or disabled people at home to offer one-to-one support with technology, whether a computer, laptop, smartphone or tablet. We are looking for people to join our nationwide team of volunteers who offer free technology help and support remotely and in people's homes.
* Trouble shoot technical issues
* Offer impartial advice on technology
* Set-up new tech and install hardware and software
* Show people how to use their tech at home eg, shop online, send/receive emails, Skype with family/friends
* Make adaptations to support a disabled person’s specific technology needs
As one of our volunteers you can...
- Use your IT skills to help change the lives of older people and disabled people of all ages.
- Benefit from regular training and technology updates.
- Network with a nationwide team of other IT volunteers.
- Plan your volunteering time around your home life and other commitments.
Grampian Women’s Aid (GWA) is recruiting Trustees to join our Board. GWA is a charity based in Aberdeen, with over 45 years’ experience providing information, support and safe accommodation for women and children experiencing domestic abuse across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.
The role of Trustee is a unique voluntary opportunity for women from diverse backgrounds who have expertise, time and are committed to making a real difference to the lives of women and children who have experienced domestic abuse.
As a member of GWA Board, you will play a key role in the strategy of GWA and overseeing its governance to ensure it can continue to provide high quality services to women, children and young people across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. You don’t need to be an expert in domestic abuse, but you do need to have an understanding of the impact it has on women and children and be committed to GWA’s vision and values.
GWA would particularly like to recruit Trustees who have experience in any of the following areas: Human Resources, Finance, Housing Management or have a Legal background. However please don’t let this put you off applying if you don’t have experience in these areas, GWA are committed to representing the diversity of our service users on our Board and welcome applications from all women. Grampian Women’s Aid strives to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. Women only need apply under Schedule 9 (Part 1) of the Equality Act 2010. The role will also be subject to PVG scheme membership.
The Board currently meet 6 weekly via virtual platforms, the frequency and the method of meeting will continue to be reviewed regularly to meet the needs of the organisation. Board members are also invited to join one of our sub-committees to accelerate progress on important topics such as fundraising or strategy, driving forward key actions between Board meetings. Although this fantastic volunteering opportunity is unpaid, travel expenses are available for Board members to attend meetings.
As well as benefitting from being part of a talented and supportive team of Trustee’s, you will also receive a comprehensive induction plan and ongoing personal development and support.
If you are interested and would like an application pack, please contact: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking for new volunteer darts coaches to join our team. Duties can include marking games, greeting members, giving darts advice, taking photos, handing out prizes, money handling and socialising with our members.
No experience needed but an interest in darts would be good!
Do you love animals?
Are you passionate about their welfare and wellbeing?
Could you possibly spare some time to support the work of Moray Cats Protection?
If so, we would love to hear from you!
We are looking for someone within easy reach of the area between Glenlivet in the north and Tomintoul in the south. Within this area, there are some feral cat colonies who live happy and comfortable lives but need occasional human help too. The role would be to respond to a call from a member of the public, visit the site with a totally humane trap and deliver puss to one of the local vet practices so that the cat(s) can be neutered and then returned to their home range. In the case of kittens, if they are below a certain age; they can socialised and later placed for adoption.
Your work will be invaluable to the colony as neutered cats live longer and more content lives as well as keeping the colony to healthy numbers. All neutered cats are tested for FIV/FeLV too, which ensures the health of the entire colony as well as the individual cat or kitten. You would receive plenty of hands-on training from other members of our TNR volunteer team as well as all the support you might need at any time.
Cats Protection are totally committed to the care and welfare of cats and also the hundreds of volunteers who kindly give of their time. This would include mileage expenses, a uniform, plenty of information and training, a chance to develop numerous skills and also being a much-valued member of our local team. If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, then please do get in touch.
We look forward to hearing from you!
We are looking for an enthusiastic person with a real interest in and knowledge of social media apps (in particular Facebook), to update our page on a regular basis with relevant posts. There is also an opportunity to work with our website such as adding/updating pages as required. Experience of making short videos+ films (basic editing) would be a real advantage.
At Friends of the Broadway Prestwick we are looking for a volunteer to lead the production of professional on-screen assets such as adverts, titles, and daysets for our pop-up cinema shows. This will require someone who has experience in the relevant technical areas (e.g. video editing, animation, graphics, design etc.) but also someone who can take responsibility for leading and coordinating this activity ongoing.
The ideal candidate will have a passion for cinema, a strong eye for branding and brand-identity, and will enjoy seeing their work appear on the big screen.
Do you have an interest in cycling?
Would you like to spend time running an e-bike project?
Would you like to get experience in e-bike maintenance?
Volunteer with us, by supporting our cycling project in Maybole. Responsibilities might include:
- helping out during cycling events
- dispatching bikes from the Carrick Centre, Maybole and/or Kirkmichael
- picking up bikes from different localities around the North Carrick area
- cleaning and up keeping of e-bikes after and before rentals
- communicating with people hiring e-bikes
- give a short demonstration/explanation of using an e-bike before rental
Oshay’s Brain Domain CIC, previously known as Oshay’s FASD, was formed in 2019 to raise awareness, spread knowledge & understanding of what FASD is, and support for the individual with FASD.
We also provided a much needed support service for biological parents, foster carers, adoptive parents, kinship carers and step parents across the whole of the UK, as well as the professionals who work and support these families.
Now, after the Covid-19 pandemic, we have relaunched as Oshay’s Brain Domain’s CIC
This allows us to offer all our support and services to more people that are effected by ANY brain based condition.
We would like the support of a group leader/tutor fluent in Makaton and/or BSL to support parents and staff to relate with nonverbal children.
As part of our volunteer support package, we offer bi-monthly volunteer meetings during which volunteers can share updates, opinions, discussions, etc. Any out-of-pocket expenses are reimbursed and volunteer night outs. We can give references after 6 months commitment with our group.
A skilled knitter or crochet volunteer is required to lead a small group of novice knitters at the supper club. You will be teaching students how to knit and crochet. Groups of up to 10 people in a relaxed inviting environment.