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!
We are looking for some friendly helpers to take a group of Afghan women who have recently arrived in Inverness to swimming lessons.
They are learning to swim in specially organised women's only sessions which are being facilitated by Highlife Highland. The feedback so far is that they are really enjoying learning to swim for the first time. Unfortunately challenges in organising transport to and from the pool may put a stop to the program, unless we can find some amazing volunteers to help out. Could that be you?
You would pick up the 9 Seater Community Centre Minibus at 6pm (Wednesday) and then the women from their houses, before going to the swimming pool. You are invited to join the swimming session with the women (for free), which runs from 8-9pm and then drop everyone and the bus back.
You don't need to commit to doing every week, but signing up for even just a few sessions will be a huge help. Starting Jan 2024
It will be a wonderful opportunity to support recently arrived Afghan women to learn a new skill and settle into Inverness, as well as a chance to share a fun activity, make friends across cultures and have a good swim together!
We aim to have two volunteers helping for each session to support each other (we know volunteering alone can feel a bit daunting!) and you will be well supported by the coordinators at HLH who run the program.
Due to the nature of the program, we can only consider women volunteers.
You will have a clean driving license (No minibus license required) be able to provide a PVG check, or be willing to do one (we can help you get this).
Equine Outreach are a Social Enterprise Company that allows disadvantaged people from Falkirk and the surrounding areas to interact with horses and people, improving their communication skills and confidence. This helps them to integrate further into society and also improve employment opportunities.
We are currently looking for caring and compassionate volunteers to support our efforts by helping the individuals that visit us interact with our horses and related activities. This role involves spending time with the variety of people that visit us and walking them through the daily duties of a stable, such as animals husbandry (grooming, feeding, leading) and day-to-day tasks (mucking out, yard maintenance).
Someone who is good with people and who loves animals and the outdoors would suit this role. We're a small and welcoming team, we take a flexible approach and our goal is that all our volunteers get something out of their time with us - whether it's being around people and animals that they enjoy, gaining experience of support work or training towards British Horse Society accreditations, for example.
Kirkwall parkrun takes place every Saturday morning, starting at The Peedie Sea at 9.30am. It is an organised run, jog or walk which is free to participate in. Registration is online with participants printing off their personalised barcode which is scanned at the finish line to allow the results to be emailed to the participant. They are in need of volunteers to be marshalls, tail walkers, barcode scanners, handing out finishing tokens and being timekeepers.
Both scanning and timekeeping will require use of the parkrun app so a mobile phone will be required.
We need people to report their squirrel sightings so that we can assess where the threat is prevalent. You can report sightings of both red and grey squirrels at scottishsquirrels.org.uk
We also need people to get actively involved in red squirrel conservation. There is a role for everyone and full training is provided:
• surveying and monitoring of local woods
• raising public awareness and engaging the community (including running events and social media)
• group administration duties
• data management and IT
• grey squirrel control
DUMFRIES Y GYMNASTICS CLUB We are looking for new VOLUNTEER TRUSTEES to join our Board of Directors. Location: Dumfries ( Dumfries and Galloway) Could you provide: • General business management experience? • Financial or legal experience? • IT knowledge? • Human Resources experience? • PR or media skills? • Company secretarial skills? • Knowledge of sports related management? • Trustee or Director experience? What is a volunteer trustee ? Volunteer Trustees serve on the board of our charity and are responsible for directing the management and administration of the club. DYGC currently have three Volunteer Trustees. We are looking to increase the Board of Trustees due to the recent expansion of the Club and opening of our second facility in Annan. We are looking for new Volunteer Trustees with a passion for community sport and business experience to help us drive the club forward. The Club has over 570 members, and with challenges faced since the Covid-19 pandemic, we would like support to continue to build our Club . What will I do as a Volunteer Trustee? Provide overall direction and sound management of charity funds. Decide on the strategic direction of the club. Commitment required is approximately 8 hours a month as well as attending in person / virtual bimonthly board meetings with additional meetings where required. Do you share our Core values? Respect - for ourselves, our gymnasts, our teammates, our coaches and our opponents, demonstrating sportsmanship at all times Growth- to encourage our gymnasts to grow in confidence, self-esteem, resilience, and gymnastic and life skills. Commitment- to do the best we can for our members, our coaches and our Club Nurturing -to provide our members with a safe ,fun and inclusive environment to enjoy and learn the sport of gymnastics Honesty- to build trust within the Club through our policy of openness and honesty Development- offers young people volunteer opportunities providing them with leadership and employability skills. To be considered for the role please send your expression of interest, detailing why you would like to join the board and what skills you will bring to the team, via email to email@example.com and we will be in touch
The RNLI's Lifeboat Station in Campbeltown is looking for a volunteer to lead the existing team in the role of Lifeboat Operations Manager.
Established in 1861, Campbeltown Lifeboat Station is strategically placed to cover the notorious Mull of Kintyre and the North Channel. The crews have been awarded 11 medals for gallantry.
The Lifeboat Crew are all volunteers, headed up by the Lifeboat Operations Manager and Deputy Launching Authorities and supported by a Shore Crew team All boat and shore crew follow the RNLI’s national Competency Based Training Scheme and respond to pagers when there is a request to launch the lifeboats. The wider team includes volunteer fundraisers, shop volunteers and youth education presenters.
The impact you will make
This role will help us save lives at sea by carrying out the day to day management of the lifeboat station to ensure a permanent state of readiness for service.
What you will be doing
Provide leadership of the operations team
Ensure that all operational activities are carried out to maintain the lifeboats and all associated equipment in a constant state of readiness for launching on service
(Optional) Authorise launch of the lifeboats
This role has a tenure of 3 years which can be extended to a maximum of 9 years
What you need for this role
Local maritime knowledge (desirable)
IT literate (desirable)
Knowledge of the RNLI (desirable)
You must live or work within 20 minutes of the station and be between 18 and 70 years of age (if authorising the launch of lifeboats).
What’s in it for you
Gain management experience leading a diverse team in a dynamic volunteering environment.
Receive training on operation decision making and volunteer management.
Join an inclusive and diverse organisation
Make a difference in your local community, saving lives while learning new skills.
All reasonable out of pocket expenses reimbursed