Looking for ad hoc volunteers to help two hours a month with bucket collections throughout the Forth Valley area.
It takes approximately £540,000 per year to run a Maggie's Centre to provide free practical, emotional, and social support to people with cancer. We need volunteers to help with bucket collections.
We would like to hear from you if:
- you enjoy meeting new people
- you have the ability to work off your own initiative
- you have the ability to work as part of a team
- you have the confidence to sell Maggie's to the local community
Supporting the delivery of sports/physical activity within a school/other venue. Sessions are based on the experience of the volunteer and the needs of the young people to encourage and promote a healthy life.
Volunteers will work with an Active Schools Coordinator to support suitable activities within the current programme, offer encouragement to young people in pursuit of becoming more active, build the confidence of young people and promote the aims and objectives of Active Schools.
Depending on experience, volunteers will be asked to support pre planned physical activity sessions whilst working in collaboration with the Active Schools Coordinator and other lead coaches. Volunteers can gain experience in developing responsibility for the organisation and delivery of physical activity sessions which target primary/secondary aged pupils.
In accordance to current SportScotland guidelines, all volunteers are required to complete COVID Officer training (online module). All sessions delivered by Active Schools will have a designated COVID officer and although not essential, can be assigned to the volunteer role. However, this will be subject to volunteer preference and comfortability.
*Please note, government restrictions may impact the number of weeks whereby the Active Schools programme is delivered.
Our range of opportunities remain open to volunteers with little or no experience. All candidates will require reference and disclosure checks.
Each week, we help over 6,500 young people develop the skills to succeed in life. But this can only happen thanks to our brilliant volunteers.
Volunteering is easier than you think. Whether you can spare an hour a month or a day a year, we have hundreds of opportunities both behind the scenes and directly supporting young people. With full support and training, you can volunteer on a flexible basis.
Not only is it incredibly rewarding and great fun, you’ll learn some brilliant skills transferable to the workplace and further education.
We welcome volunteers from every community and background. You don’t need to have been a Scout.
You just need to believe in a more positive future and the difference we can make together.
Volunteer today and help us prepare more young people with Skills for Life.
The Active Schools programme aims to develop more and higher quality opportunities for children and young people to participate in sport and physical activity.
A Sports Instructor/Coach volunteer will be required to instruct and coach a group of children in the rules and skills of a designated sport or sports.
There will be occasions when the instructor/coach will be responsible, on their own, for the team/group of children.
We are looking for young volunteers to be young coaches at Tamfourhill Gymnastics.
This opportunity offers an exciting chance to begin your coaching journey. Young coaches will learn about the fundamentals and skills of being a coach, and how to apply these skills within a gymnastics environment.
They will learn the roles and responsibilities of a coach, develop a basic understanding of the technicalities of gymnastics, and understand the role of a helper within coaching sessions.
This opportunity will help the volunteer to develop a better understanding of gymnastics and the many exciting opportunities on offer. They would also help set up for sessions and support the gymnasts, access first aid, safeguarding, and start the coaching pathways with Scottish gymnastics.
This role would be ideal for young people interested in coaching or gymnastics specifically, but also teaching, etc.
This role is compatible with Saltire Awards - https://saltireawards.scot/
Museums Northumberland - Union Chain Bridge: Crossing Borders, Connecting Communities
To research and develop content and interpretation materials for walking routes near the Union Chain Bridge. These walking guides will be published on the project website and to inform volunteer-led walks around the area.
The main focus of the role will involve:
• Researching and developing content and interpretation materials for the proposed walking routes in the vicinity of the Union Chain Bridge;
• Researching examples of good practice and popular local walking trails;
• Co-creating online walking resources with professional interpretation experts to create a public walking guide resource.
• Although not an essential requirement of the role, volunteers may be interested in walking the suggested routes, testing and recording detail about them.
Skills and Experience required:
An interest in history, natural history and local culture
Ability to work on your own and in a team
Attendance at appropriate training to develop your skills
Capacity to walk for 3 miles at your own pace (if testing walking routes).
Through this role you will gain:
Experience of working with maps and interpreting them.
The opportunity to develop your knowledge of local history, geography, natural history and culture with a focus on the Union Chain Bridge.
Experience of working independently, yet as part of a bigger team.
Established in 1856 the Sea Cadets were created by communities wanting to give young people instruction on a naval theme. Traditionally old seafarers provided training while local businessmen funded the unit building.
Today, 14,000 young people based in 400 units in towns, cities and ports across the UK are challenging themselves and developing new skills, like sailing, boating and rock climbing - supported by 9,000 volunteers.
At Ayr, we love helping young people launch well in today’s world. Watching cadets grow into better versions of themselves is what makes volunteering for this charity so special. Volunteering with Sea Cadets has so many benefits. Including giving back to the community, helping young people grow into adults and gaining qualifications to teach different courses we have to offer. We’re always looking for people to join us! Whether it’s becoming a trained instructor or just lending a helping hand, your help is always welcome! You don’t need to have a background in the navy or in water sports, you just need to have a positive attitude!
Looking for a new adventure in 2023?
Ayr Sea Cadets is actively recruiting new Sea Cadets (Aged 10-18) as well as new adult volunteers (18+). We have a hugely exciting 2023 planned, why not become part of it? So what are you waiting for?
Find out what keeps us coming back for more by getting in contact with us.
We’re working with farmers, the national park, pastures for life, and nature friendly farming network, to trial a new grazing technique in the Spey valley. Very briefly, by concentrating grazing stock and moving them every few days, the sward should ideally have a chance to recover well and mature, reaching flowering and seed setting before being grazed again, which will ideally improve meadow diversity and health. Our part is to facilitate volunteer surveying of these meadows for at least this and next years to monitor the changes that come because of the new technique. So, we’re training volunteer up in meadow species ID and grassland habitat assessment and then partnering them up with farms to perform habitat surveys over several sessions in the summer months. Our training day for this is booked for the 3rd of June, with surveys likely to commence into August.
Volunteer Officer – Assisting with Volunteering Activities for Adults (Voluntary position, training and travel expenses covered – 6 months)
Why TCV need you:
The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) connects people to the green spaces that form a vital part of any healthy, happy community. From urban to rural, local parks and community gardens to Local Nature Reserves and Sites of Special Scientific Interest; from school grounds and hospital grounds to waterways, wetlands, and woodlands. By taking part in TCV activities people improve their health and wellbeing, develop new skills, build stronger communities and have a real impact on the environment. TCV are seeking enthusiastic individuals with a passion for conservation and enthusing others who are looking to develop their skills and gain experience in the sector. By giving your time to become a TCV Volunteer Officer you’ll be helping TCV to reach even more people and improve even more greenspaces for people and nature.
Benefits to you:
Volunteer Officers (VOs) take on roles with real responsibility – including leading projects and supporting groups of volunteers. Being a VO gives you the opportunity to build skills, knowledge and practical experience and enhance your employability.
Some elements of the induction may be online and you will need access to a computer to complete some of the training. We will also organise some practical workdays for all new VOs to give you an introduction to some of the practical conservation activities TCV deliver. You will be supported by a nominated Senior Project Officer who oversees your training and development. You will receive a First Aid training qualification and the opportunity to attend courses on Project Leadership, Safeguarding, Risk Assessment and other training relevant to the specific role.
What you need:
TCV are looking for enthusiastic individuals with a passion for conservation and helping other to engage with the natural environment. You will be reliable, organised and punctual to ensure workdays run smoothly. Volunteers value the social aspect of our activities so it is important that you are able to interact with volunteers in a friendly manner to enhance their volunteering experience.
No past experience of working or volunteering in conservation or with volunteers but you will have to demonstrate why you are interested in volunteering with TCV and how your personality and personal interests make you suitable for the VO role. No qualifications are required but a driving license is desirable.
How much time:
TCV are looking for a minimum commitment of 1 day a week for 6 months.
It can be flexible in terms of which day it is or if it changes week to week. You can be VO for more than one day a week, which greatly improves the level of experience gained and increases the number of opportunities open to you. Indicate your availability in the applicationwhich can be discussed later. People are able to be a VO commitments around work, studies and other commitments.
For further details please contact Rebecca Strofton on 07739447964. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for an application form and submit your application by 5pm on Wednesday the 30th of June.
You will be supported in your role by experienced staff through regular meetings where issues can be resolved and guidance provided.
North Angus & District Scouts require a wide range of volunteer roles - from casual helpers to leaders, trainers, trustees and more – we have a role for everyone. We also offer flexible volunteering roles too, so we can fit around you and the time that you want to give to Scouting.
We have 8 groups in North Angus, but 2 are more desperate for help. These are our Letham and Edzell Groups.
What do volunteers do?
Week by week, our volunteers empower thousands of young people to learn new skills, make new friends and stand on their own two feet. They’re our everyday heroes. They shape young people’s lives for the better, and find out a whole lot about themselves in the process, too.
Today, there are nearly 60,000 young people on waiting lists to join us in the UK. We’re more relevant and more needed than ever, but it’s not always easy to keep up with the demand.
That’s where you come in
You don’t need to be Bear Grylls to join us. You don’t need to have been a Scout when you were younger. You don’t even need to know how to put up a tent. Our door is open to people of all ages, genders, races and backgrounds, and we’re only able to change lives because people like you lend a hand. We’re talking about tea makers, tidy-uppers and skill sharers. We’re talking about minibus drivers and first aiders. We’re talking about students who want to boost their CV, and parents who volunteer so they can spend more time together as a family.
Whatever your skillset, lend a hand for as little or as much time as you can spare, and we promise you’ll get more out than you put in. Because whether you’re helping a leader to run an activity in the
local town hall, organising a night away, or buttering 120 slices of bread a group of very hungry eleven-year-olds - no two Scout meetings are the same. The difference you make, though, is always great.
We provide the training.
All of our adult volunteers receive full induction and ongoing training and support. Our training has been recognised with a National Training Award by UK Skills and over 90% of our volunteers believe that the skills and experiences they have gained through Scouting have been of relevance to their working or personal lives.
You show up, get stuck in, and make memories for life.
As long as you're over 18, you can help out as an adult volunteer in Scouting. There is no upper age limit for adult volunteers.
Sounds fun? Worthwhile? It is.
To find out more, please contact Ian Fleming, District Commissioner, North Angus District Scout Council on email@example.com