Calling All Volunteering Heroes: Join Our Mission to Brighten Lives!
Are you ready to make a difference in the lives of those who have dedicated their lives to serving our country? Erskine Veterans Charity is searching for compassionate and enthusiastic volunteers to be a part of our impactful volunteering family. Join us as we create moments of joy, connection, and companionship for our esteemed residents.
Why Volunteer With Us?
🌟 Meaningful Impact: Your time and effort will directly contribute to enhancing the quality of life for our veterans. Whether it is supporting activities, offering practical support or simply sharing stories as a visitor or befriender, you will be making lasting memories.
🌼 Fulfilment: There is nothing quite like the feeling of bringing smiles to the faces of those who have sacrificed so much. Your involvement will add purpose and fulfilment to your own life as well.
🤝 Connection: This is an opportunity to connect with veterans, their families, staff, and other volunteers, share experiences, build on your interpersonal skills and build friendships that transcend generations. Your presence will help combat feelings of loneliness and isolation.
🧠 Stimulating Activities: .Our activities programme is as varied as our residents’ interests are. From group outings to creative projects, your ideas and energy will be welcome, and your involvement will keep their hearts and minds active. Help us create an environment where veterans can thrive physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Join Our Team Today!
Step forward and be a part of something truly extraordinary. Erskine is ready to welcome you into our family, where your kindness will ripple through the lives of those who deserve it the most. Together, we can create a haven of happiness and camaraderie.
Be the light that illuminates their days. Join our volunteers and show our veterans the care and respect they have earned. Your time, compassion, and dedication will make all the difference.
Honouring Our Heroes: One Activity at a Time
Ready to Make a Difference? Contact Us:
📞 0141 814 4640
Join Our Team and Be the Heart of Change! 🌟
Position: Fundraising & Events – Events Volunteer
Location: Erskine Edinburgh / Various Community Venues - Scotland Wide
Your Mission: Unite with us to build a Scotland where Veterans and their families thrive. At Erskine, our vision is clear: to offer Veterans their best possible future through the best possible care and community support.
Role at a Glance:
As an Events Volunteer, you'll be at the forefront of generating vital funds to support our Veterans. Your enthusiasm will light up various community settings as you:
📆 Schedule: Coordinate with our fundraising team based on your availability, making this a flexible commitment.
🏢 Event Setup/Clear up: Play a crucial role in setting up and tidying event/venue areas and displays, ensuring everything runs smoothly.
📋 Registration Desk Host: Welcome participants with a warm smile and assist them with registrations.
🛍️ Merchandise Maestro: Show off your sales skills by manning our Erskine-branded merchandise stalls.
🎟️ Raffle Rockstar: Sell raffle tickets and/or collect donations on-site during events.
🚚 Logistics Pro: Help transport goods and resources to and from event venues.
🏃 General Runner: Be the go-to person for various on-the-day tasks that keep the event running seamlessly.
🎉 Event Extraordinaire: If you're up for it, you might even contribute to event entertainment, activities, or event photography to capture the magic.
🤝 Support Ambassador: Provide support, encouragement, and resources to event participants taking on sponsorship challenges.
Length: A minimum of one day.
Weekly Hours: 2-8 hours, depending on your availability. We're flexible to accommodate your schedule.
🌟 Core Induction: Get acquainted with Erskine's history mission and values.
🏛️ Site Briefing: Familiarise yourself with the event location and role tasks.
🤝 Optional Fundraising Session: Enhance your fundraising knowledge to learn re our targets and how our money is spent on veterans
Diversity and Inclusion:
Erskine welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities, aged 14 and above. You don't need prior experience; our training program will support you every step of the way.
Skills and Attributes:
💙 Passion: A deep commitment to supporting Veterans.
🤝 Trustworthiness and Honesty: Essential qualities for our team.
😄 Professional and Friendly: An outgoing manner that engages people.
📜 Adherence to Guidelines: Ability to work within fundraising guidelines.
Requirements and Benefits:
👥 Age Requirement: Must be 16+ for bucket collections unless accompanied by a parent/guardian or volunteering as part of a uniformed group.
🚗 Travel Expenses: Receive reimbursement for out-of-pocket travel expenses, up to £15 per day.
Rewards of Volunteering:
By joining us, you become an essential part of raising funds and awareness for Erskine. You directly contribute to ensuring that our residents receive the quality of care they so richly deserve.
Ready to Enlist for a Cause? Apply Now!
Your dedication can change lives and shape a brighter future for Veterans and their families. Together, we'll make Scotland a place where they truly thrive. Join us today and be the heart of change! 🤝
Ready to Make a Difference? Contact Us:
📞 0141 814 4640
Are you a young person (12-25) with existing experience of volunteering? Do you live in South Ayrshire?
Then you might be interested in becoming a Saltire Ambassador!
Our recently formed 'Saltire Squad' are looking for new members to help us 'fly the flag' about volunteering across South Ayrshire. If you are passionate about the benefits and impact of volunteering, then this is the ideal opportunity for you.
You will be a member of a growing group of Saltire Ambassadors who are promoting volunteering and the Saltire Awards in their local communities. This opportunity is flexible to your schedule and your talents - ideal for those in school, college or university. If you sign-up, you will have the opportunity to:
• Plan and attend events across South Ayrshire to promote youth volunteering.
• Create engaging social media content and videos to raise awareness about volunteering and the Saltire Awards.
• Work as part of a team to come up with new and fun ideas for increasing youth volunteering in South Ayrshire.
• Help to plan the Saltire Awards Ceremony - an annual event celebrating the achievements of Saltire Award participants.
• Join a group of young people who are passionate about making a difference in their local community!
All participants will be provided with a mentor for ongoing support as well as access to events, training, and opportunities.
Friockheim Park Community Volunteers Have Been Successful In Getting Trees From The Woodland Trust For Planting In & Around Friockheim:
Small Hedge (30 saplings)
Medium Wildlife (105 saplings)
Large Wildlife (420 saplings)
This Will Be A Massive Undertaking & Require Some Extra Help Planting All These Trees!
Tree Delivery Will Be In November 2023, Planting Will Take Place Between Then & March.
The Halliday Foundation use skills and knowledge to build relationships with our service users ensuring individuals know they are valued and feel there is hope. This person-centred approach will then progress onto engaging with other services such as drug rehabilitation programmes and accommodation which will hopefully see light for a future.
The Halliday Foundation aim to support families in Glasgow and surrounding areas by providing wellbeing, play and child development resources to those in need.
We are hoping to recruit two new Thrive Project Volunteers to help us develop and deliver our programme. If you have an interest in childcare, early years or community development, and can offer 3-6 hours of your time each week, we would love to hear from you.
If you are interested in working with children in the future, this would be a good opportunity to gain experience while helping children and families who are facing difficulties.
Volunteer hours are very flexible with various opportunities available.
Duties would include:
• planning/setting up play and learning experiences
• organising resources
• preparing thrive packs to be distributed via our nursery partnership staff
• interacting with families at our Baby & Toddler groups
• attending events and fun days
• helping at our surplus food and preloved clothes stalls
Volunteers will be fully supported by our team leader and there is an opportunity to gain qualifications while volunteering through our college partnership scheme. It is a great chance to make friends and learn new skills while supporting those in need.
If you are interested please click the ‘Apply' button (available when logged in and registered). You will then be contacted by the coordinator by email or phone call. If you have not heard back after 5 working days, the first step is to contact the organisation with the contact details provided. You could also check your junk/spam folder on your emails just in case the response is there. If that doesn’t work out then please feel free to contact Volunteer Glasgow on firstname.lastname@example.org
We are a not for profit community interest organisation supporting young people and children's mental health and wellbeing.
Our Volunteer roles vary from organising and hosting workshops and assisting with community fundraising projects, face painting, entertainment and supporting local charities and events.
We are seeking volunteers to support our community hub learning skills such as customer service, stock taking, cashier skills, hosting and organising. We also have volunteer opportunities for our up and coming projects such as our youth group.
A fantastic opportunity to be involved in exciting projects and activities which make a positive difference for children/young people’s mental health and wellbeing and the community. All help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated.
For further details please contact Zara Grant, Managing Director at email: email@example.com or telephone 01358741874.
Support our exciting community Compass Project and help to transform the naturally-beautiful and historic 4.1 acre former Waldorf School site into a centre demonstrating practical solutions for healthy, sustainable lifestyles.
The project has something for everyone including opportunities to find out and participate in:
• sustainable building practices with conservation of the listed main building & sensitive repurposing of the others – dry-stone wall restoration, stripping back damaged plasterboard ready for refurbishment, sorting building materials and items for re-purposing and upcycling.
• an integrated, creative health & education approach, supported by the natural & built environment – we offer opportunities for volunteers from secondary schools to participate in appropriate outdoor projects onsite.
• sustainable social enterprise projects serving the local community and involving those with learning disabilities – experience circular economy in practice as we start to outlet local organic produce and plants onsite on a donation basis.
• organic/biodynamic land use with nutritious food production, no-dig demonstration allotments, composting, beehives, wild flower meadow and woodland – keen gardeners are always welcome to come and help create a no-dig system from scratch so you never have to weed again! Experienced chain-saw operators can help manage our woodland.
• repair, reuse & recycle practices minimising waste and encouraging sustainability – furniture and other items for upcycling.
-Compass needs you!
We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who are willing to lend a hand with whatever needs doing. We hold regular volunteer days where you can enjoy meeting like-minded people working together to make a visible difference to our site after each session. Volunteers tell us it is very satisfying to see how much of a difference their work can make.
Volunteers with specialised skills such as joiners, plumbers and DIY-enthusiasts will be especially welcome as we enter the next phase of our project to strip out the existing buildings ready for refurbishment.
‘Being out in the fresh air with others, seeing changes happening and feeling like I was part of a bigger process. I have also enjoyed meeting others who are enthused about the project. Sense of community, healthy activities. Very friendly co-ordinator and other helpers so feeling of welcome is lovely. I also value the fact that I only manage a couple of hours but this is still appreciated and I don't feel guilty when I feel like my body needs to stop! Beautiful grounds to work in’. – Compass volunteer
‘Such a great sense of satisfaction and wellbeing experienced at the end of 2 hours of hard physical work. This has sparked off an interest in gardening and growing plants at home. And also enjoyed being part of a community and meeting new people each time I come along who are equally enthusiastic about this project’. – Compass volunteer
Everyone is welcome at Compass and we look forward to working with you onsite! You can find out more on our website: www.camphillwellbeing.org.uk/compass or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for further details on volunteering with this exciting project.
Early Intervention is a neurodivergent safe space for neuro divergent children and their families. A non-judgmental environment where you can be your true authentic self.
Managed by volunteers we offer specialist support - Speech and Language therapy, Music Therapy, Pet therapy, and opportunities for children up to 9 years old to socialise with their neurokin whilst empowering them to embrace their identity, we also offer opportunities for semi structured play, arts and crafts and sensory messy play.
Looking for friendly volunteers to help us support families at sessions, no experience necessary but would especially love to hear from those with lived experience - neurodivergent adults and or people with a close connection to neurodiversity or ASN for example an autistic family member.
Although no experience is necessary, we would love to hear from any practicing/retired or student Speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, play therapists, teachers, or those with experience in social care and early years childcare.
Early Intervention is a volunteer-led organisation which has been providing services to neurodivergent children and their families since February 2022. This is an exciting time to get involved with us as we are seeking to develop the services we offer and to look at making the transition to becoming a Scottish Charity.
A fantastic opportunity to help and make a real difference. All volunteer assistance is greatly appreciated. For more details please contact Linda Lumsden, Early Intervention Founder/Volunteer at email: email@example.com or telephone: 07867 524150.
*Looking for a fun and exciting way to inspire the next generation? Help local children get active? Boost your confidence? Develop important life skills? Enhance your CV?*
Active Schools are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help support existing activities or develop new ones to enhance the opportunities available to children throughout the City. Whether it’s football, netball, tennis, yoga, dance or multisport, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Opportunities are available before school, during lunchtime, after-school or in the evening. There is a Club out there for everyone! Most volunteers attend activities within their local area on a weekly basis and commitment is from as little as one hour a week.
Getting involved in an Active Schools Club will help get more children active and give them the opportunity to develop important life skills. Be it making friends, getting active, improving health and mental well-being or gaining self-esteem, the benefits of participating in sport is endless.
Aged 12-25? Boost your CV and prospects by joining the Saltire Awards. Gain certificates based on your volunteering and earn extra Young Scot award points for fantastic prizes.
Full support is provided to all volunteers.
For more details please contact us at email ActiveSchools@sportaberdeen.co.uk
Urban Uprising was launched in the UK in 2017 with the aim to improve the physical, social and emotional wellbeing of young people struggling to elevate themselves. Since then our programmes in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Bristol have reached hundreds of young people and seen their confidence, self-reliance and resilience grow alongside their climbing skills.
Due to growing success, the team is now starting a new project in Aberdeen and recruiting Session Volunteers. This is a crucial role in the successful delivery of our unique climbing programme, with individuals being responsible for helping to run climbing sessions alongside qualified instructors, creating a consistent experience for groups and participants, and providing participants with a positive role model.
It is a hugely rewarding role. Through a structured programme, you will help young people learn how to climb safely and responsibly, but also gain improved self-esteem, develop life and employment skills, find adventure and a sense of community.
If you wish to be considered for the role, please complete the form accessed through the following link: bit.ly/UUvolunteer
For more information or further details please contact Ben Campbell, Project Coordinator at email: firstname.lastname@example.org / tel.: 07754622448 / web: https://www.urbanuprising.org/support-us