Do you enjoy working with children?
Are you available weekday afternoons from 3.30-6.30pm?
Do you have an interest in Cooking?
Enjoy Helping others?
Volunteer required to support the class facilitator (No experience required and training will be provided). To encourage the children of primary school age upwards to learn as much as possible and be confident in the kitchen whilst promoting healthy eating.
1) Assist the class facilitator with preparations prior to class starting.
2) Monitor, assist and support the children with their cooking, as required.
3) Help the children to pack their cooked goods to take home.
4) Assist the children in tidying up and helping the class facilitator to clean and pack everything away.
5) As this involves regulated work a PVG Disclosure is required
We are running our usual 1st Saturday Beach Clean at Monifieth. Litter picker, bin bag holders and bags are available. All are welcome but children aged 16 and under need to be accompaied by a responsible adult.
Help staff facilitate our group sessions by getting involved in activities (crafts, baking and games), meeting and greeting families and supporting play. Our session volunteers are a vital extra pair of hands helping to support our staff so our families can get the most out of our sessions. All session volunteers will be provided with appropriate training and support from our staff. For all volunteers working in our groups, we will organise a personal criminal check through the PVG scheme. This is free of charge and ensures our sessions remain a safe space for our users.
Volunteers needed to help with Dunnet Beavers. This is an established uniform group for children. volunteers can assist existing volunteers or take a leadership role [after training]. The Beavers is part of the Scouting association and provides activities and structures to enhance personal development and social skills for young people
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.
This opportunity is for vibrant people who enjoy all that entails working with young people of various backgrounds. The Ark is open to young people on Friday evenings from 7pm – 9.30pm. Volunteers are required to help from 6.30pm-9.30pm for set up and close down.
Some of the responsibilities include, serving drinks and snacks at the bar, capturing social media images and videos, helping operate the sound booth and music.
Volunteers roles are rotated throughout the night, to allow you to gain more skills and qualities.
Why should I volunteer with the Ayr Ark?
· Opportunity to gain a youth qualification.
· Develop employability skills and work experience.
· Training opportunities.
· Meet new people.
· Volunteer team building days and activities.
One of our volunteers, started coming to the Ayr Ark at the age of 13 and went on to become a part of our volunteer group. Erin recently left us to start UNI but when asked ab out her experience of volunteering she said:
“I’ve made friends for life here and gained skills and real life experience I never thought possible and it helped me grow as a person” – Erin Cran, Volunteer.
The opportunity is for vibrant people who enjoy all that entails working with young people of various backgrounds and for those who are looking for experience within events.
Volunteers will assist with the running of events and activities, helping with the set-up, social media and marketing of the events, as well as running activities all day. Volunteers should be flexible as events and activities will take place during weekends and evenings.
If your interested in volunteering with us, get in touch to find out how you can get involved.
Looking to get experience in a youth work setting? We are open to working with students who require to do a work placement as part of a Youth Work related degree. We have a partnership with UWS, speak to your programme leader or get in touch with us to find out more.
Why should I volunteer with the Ayr Ark?
Opportunity to gain a youth qualification
Develop employability skills and work experience.
Meet new people
Volunteer team building days and activities
The PSYV is heavily reliant on the goodwill of Adult Volunteers who give up their time to suport their local PSYV group and assist with the supervision of the Youth Volunteers at both local sessions and volunteering events.
See below for a list of groups across Scotland.
To become an Adult Volunteer you must be at least 18 years of age and be able to dedicate a minimum of three hours per month for volunteering events.
Each Adult Volunteer will be required to join the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG). This process will be managed by PSYV once you are accepted into the programme.
PSYV is the Police Scotland Youth Volunteering programme that aims to strengthen relationships with young people, break down barriers and promote ways to make Scotland's communities safer. We're open to applications from young people aged 13 – 17 that wish to gain an insight into policing in Scotland and want to do something positive in their communities.
Each PSYV group consists of 24 young people who each give up their own time to volunteer on their communities. As a youth volunteer, you would be expected to complete the PSYV initial training programme which will prepare you for attending local and national volunteering events. The training contains multiple subjects across three units.
- About the programme
- Operational PSYV training
This training and subsequent local 'sessions' take place at a local venue on a weekly or fortnightly basis. During these sessions, youth volunteers will take part in additional training, educational inputs from the police and partner agencies as well as preparing for upcoming volunteering opportunities.
If you live in Scotland and are aged between 13-15 register your interest. You must attend weekly sessions and attend regular volunteering events in your community and occasionally other parts of the country.
Discover more about the training and support you will receive if you are selected as a Police Scotland Youth Volunteer. If your local group are recruiting, your local coordinator will be in touch to discuss the recruitment process. Please note that not all groups are actively recruiting and spaces are limited in all groups due to the popularity of the programme.
We are looking for Leaders/Assistant Leaders for all of our scouting sections; Beavers (6 to 8yrs old), Cubs (8 to 10.5yrs old) and Scouts (10.5yrs to 14yrs old). Weekly or occasional help is always welcome.