Are you interested in social media?
Can you create interesting and topical posts in a range of formats like video, photos and text?
ACE/Adventure Carrick are looking for a talented, motivated and enthusiastic digital-savvy person to volunteer to create new content for our Facebook and Instagram profiles.
We want our audience to know who we are and what we can provide, and we need help to do it!
If you don’t know, ACE/Adventure Carrick is an outdoor activities provider for locals and visitors.
We do things like archery, axe-throwing, forest walks, coasteering, paddle boarding, kayaking and much more.
Our social media platforms are one of the best ways to let people see all these exciting opportunities and learn how to book them. We're ideally looking for someone who lives locally as you will be required to spend some time at the centre.
What we need
We’re looking for someone who can provide about 5 hours per week (this is flexible) to work with our team on the following:
• Create a social media plan to release new content on Facebook and Instagram on a frequent basis;
• Create and curate social media posts for each platform;
• Capture the occasional live event (subject to the correct permissions being in place);
• Come up with new, innovative and creative approaches to showcasing our work to those both living in South Carrick and to the wider world;
• Work closely with the CEO and wider ACE team.
What will you get?
• Access to a range of land and water-based equipment to further your own active adventure;
• Chance to develop skills and experience for career-based paths
• You can use these hours towards volunteer programmes such as the Saltire Awards or Duke of Edinburgh if you’re a young person, or work-based skills programmes if you are 16+
To apply, please send your C.V. and a short statement about your suitability for the post including skills and experience to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking for friendly, non judgemental and sociable individuals to help organise and run activities for the people that we support in our services. Ideally you are enthusiastic, patient, have a sense of humour, good communication skills and experience of life. We are looking for people who can teach or pass on skills and tailor activities to small groups or individual interests. We are always looking for suggestions and activities that are fun and will add enjoyment to a supported person’s life.
• Help organise and run fun and engaging activities for the people that we support in our services
• Supporting group sessions
• Participate in group activities and help the people we work with to identify personal interests, strengths, skills, and their own potential.
• Leading on activities
• Contribute ideas and attend planning meetings
• Demonstrating life skills to people receiving ongoing support or whose support could be heading towards a close e.g., encouraging them to cook a meal or bake, leading by example.
• Accompany small group outings where appropriate.
• Encouraging our supported people’s sense of belonging and connection
• Building our supported people’s confidence and self esteem
Bressay parkrun will take place every Saturday morning at 9.30am (9am ferry over). It is an organised run, jog or walk which is free to participate in. Registration is online and participants print off their personalised barcode which is scanned at the finish line and results are emailed to the participant. Bressay parkrun therefore requires volunteers to undertake the following roles: marshalls, photographer, barcode scanner, volunteer coordinator, run director, time keeper, funnel manager, finish token provider, tail walker, support for new volunteers, data processor. This event promotes the health and wellbeing of our local community by encouraging social fitness. There may also be an opportunity for someone to start a junior parkrun once the Bressay parkrun is well established and successful. The event is ongoing and open to all ages, abilities, genders, races etc. We want to encourage everyone to take part in some way.
As a Sported volunteer you will use your professional skills and lived experience to help groups overcome operational challenges, become better equipped for the future, and tackle inequality in sport.
Most of our roles are quite flexible and work around your schedule. Most of our volunteering support is delivered digitally, making it even easier to get started supporting members across our network. Travel expenses in line with our policy are covered where in-person meetings occur.
Our roles include:
SHORT TERM PLACEMENTS - Focused on one topic area or specific challenge, placements usually last about 6 sessions.
LONG TERM PLACEMENTS - Placements span a series of months and encompass multiple topics, or a single complex subject.
ONE-OFF SUPPORT - Kickstarts are semi-structured, informal chats to learn more about a group's strengths and challenges, and recommend a course of action.
SPECIFIC PROJECT WORK - Facilitating/delivering webinare and training, or supporting Sported itself plus much more!
We are looking for volunteers who have 3 or more years professional and/or lived experience in any of the below core support topics;
Evaluation and Impact / Facilities / Financial Management / Fundraising and Income Generation / Governance / Inclusion / Leadership Coaching / Marketing/PR / Planning (Business/Strategic) / Project Planning / Sports Development / Volunteer and Staff Management / Women and Girls / Other skills or lived experience that might be applicable.
Please note: Our members operate across the UK, and support varies depending on their needs. As such there may not currently be any opportunities within your region.
NEXT STEP: Unsure if you've got the right qualifications? Not terrible interested in sport? Don't let that stop you form getting in touch and chatting with a member of the Sported team! We think volunteering with us is a rewarding member of the Sported team! We think volunteering with us is a rewarding opportunity to help community groups survive so that young people thrive.
To lead safe and enjoyable walking sessions for people of all ages and abilities particularly those who are or have been inactive.
To promote the health benefits of walking and motivate people to take up walking as a form of physical recreation.
To help people tailor health walking to meet their individual needs.
As part of our role in making more children, more active, more often, we are seeking volunteers to help set up and run a variety of activities.
Our activities mostly take place outside curriculum time but can sometimes take place during the school day. Groups usually consist of around 10-20 children.
We will consider any activity that will help the children to be active and that they will enjoy- this could take the form of sport, walking, fun games, fitness activities or even gardening! For example, a volunteer may wish to run 6 weeks of after-school badminton or football at their local primary school for an hour a week. Or maybe they prefer to help out with playground games at lunchtime. We can also supply a volunteer to assist them.
The Western Isles Duke of Edinburgh’s Award are looking for volunteer Youth Expedition Leaders.
Not all expeditions are done on foot, although this tends to be logistically most simple so many are, but can also be by other forms of transport that don’t have a motor. Options include cycling, kayaking, sailing, horse-riding, coasteering, long boarding etc. If you have experience in any of these activities (or others you can think of) then we would be very happy to hear from you! Bronze expeditions are for 2 days and 1 night, Silver are 3 days and 2 night, and Gold are 4 days and 3 night. At Bronze, there is just 1 expedition to complete, but at Silver and Gold each group complete a ‘practice’ expedition at each level, and then if leaders are happy to go on to complete their ‘qualifying’ expedition, which is assessed. If expeditions are not your thing, you can help out with the ‘admin’ side of things supporting the young people with their ‘edofe’, logging on and uploading their evidence and ensuring that their profile is up to date and assessor reports are in.
Training will be provided for any new volunteers.
Commitment would be various hours between April – September for Expeditions and the admin role would be ad-hoc all year round.
Do you thrive in organising unforgettable experiences and love to be part of creating memorable moments? Erskine Care Home in Gilmerton, Edinburgh, is searching for enthusiastic individuals to join our team as Volunteer Activities & Events Volunteers.
Erskine is more than a care home; it's a community. We are seeking volunteers to assist, in the organisation of events ,with outings, and group activities to bring joy and excitement to the lives of our veterans.
Why Volunteer in this role?
Play a crucial role in creating memorable experiences for veterans.
Contribute your organisational skills to make a positive impact.
Join a community that values your creativity and enthusiasm.
As an Activities & Events volunteer, you will be the magic behind our big events, outings, and group activities. You will assist to ensure that our veterans have engaging and enjoyable experiences.
Are you a fitness enthusiast with a passion for making a positive impact on the lives of others? . Erskine Edinburgh Care Home in Gilmerton, is seeking dedicated individuals with a background in personal training or similar to join our team as Active Lifestyles Volunteer
Erskine has a long-standing tradition of providing exceptional care for veterans, and you can be part of this meaningful journey. By becoming an Active Lifestyle Volunteer, you will play a vital role in enhancing the well-being and quality of life for our residents.
At Erskine, we believe in promoting holistic well-being for our veterans. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to bring their expertise in the exercise field to enhance the physical health and vitality of our residents.
Make a meaningful difference by promoting health and well-being for veterans.
Utilise your skills and support staff to create engaging and tailored exercise classes or gym sessions for residents
Contribute to a positive and supportive community environment.
As an Active Lifestyle Volunteer, you will have the opportunity to assist with exercises, gym sessions and even cycling. Your expertise will play a crucial role in improving the overall fitness and mobility of our residents.
Love Her Wild is a UK-based nonprofit women’s adventure community. We believe outdoor adventures boost well-being, increase confidence and help protect our planet through better connections to nature. Love Her Wild is an inclusive community providing opportunities, support and funding to make the outdoors more accessible. We’ve taken thousands of women on adventures from first-time mountain hikes to world-first overseas expeditions! To learn more about Love Her Wild visit the website: https://www.loveherwild.com/
Many of these experiences are run in our Local Groups and led by Local Wilders. We now have 39 local groups covering the whole of the UK including 10 groups in Scotland! Most of our Scottish groups are new so we are reaching out for volunteers who can help us build the community in Scotland. Each of these groups is run by a Local Wilder. These groups give women and non-binary people the opportunity to connect with others looking for adventure, ask for advice, share their stories, and join local meetups.
Local Wilders have a wide ranging but flexible role which can be adapted to suit the needs of the volunteer and the wants of the Local Group. As well as leading outdoor activities you will also be responsible for a Facebook group and community. Most groups have more than one Local Wilder who work together to manage their group. The description bellow outlines the typical responsibility taken on by a local wilder. however if you are interested in volunteer but are not sure you are able to meet certain aspects of the role then please get in touch so we can discuss how you could be involved.
You need to be:
• Enthusiastic about helping other women experience adventure.
• Confident to stand up, chat and lead in front of a group of women.
• Experienced enough to lead a walk/ride/swim etc in your local area.
• Competent enough on social media to help with admin work within the group.
• Able to commit to running 8 (or more!) events each year as Local Wilder as a mixture of evening and weekend events.
As a local wilder you will be expected to:
• Help admin the online group (approx 1 hour per week, usually 10 minutes a day),
approving membership requests, checking the mood of discussions (stepping in if required to maintain peace), and removing any advertising or offensive members. We will work together as team to do this and discuss any borderline cases together by messenger.
• Run FREE local events in your local group. (approx 8 per year between 3-7hours) These could be walks, bike rides, , wild swims, canoe trips, camping trips, surfing, picnic’s, SUP trips, trail running or anything else that you fancy organising!
• Help maintain online engagement within the Facebook group (particularly over the winter months) This might include hosting a free online zoom event or sharing educational content.
Benefits and rewards.
• It’s hugely rewarding. You'll get to accompany people on life changing trips from their first wild swims, first camping trips and confidence building first expeditions.
• The opportunity to meet and chat with a broad range of women and make new friendships.
• There is the option to run occasional paid events within our group (once you have some experience with running free events). With the agreement of Love Her Wild staff and using pre-approved qualified leaders the Local Wilder who undertakes the organisation for these events will have a free place made available to them in return for their time.
• Free attendance at the Local Wilder Weekend (run approximately every 9 months). This is a weekend open to all Local Wilders giving them an opportunity to meet each other, gain advice and mentorship, take part in training and have lots of fun!