Being a Community Facilitator is all about delivering a variety of lifesaving first aid skills in community engagement workshops and projects, within local communities, and primary and secondary schools. A lot of these projects involve talking about and demonstrating the basics of first aid to community groups that can include children, young people, and vulnerable adults.
An example of events you could be delivering a first aid talk and demo to, are primary and secondary schools, small university groups, local community groups, charities, summer fairs, shopping centres. Some of the skills you could be teaching include how to provide CPR and apply a defib, different bandages and how to use them, and basic information on various health conditions. Not only that but all the training needed, is provided by us at no cost to you!
A fantastic opportunity to help. All volunteers make a real difference and are greatly appreciated.
Do you own a friendly, outgoing, though not too boisterous dog who loves to have a fuss made of them? Then perhaps, you might like to thank about registering them in our THERAPET visiting service. You heard of it? Let me tell you about it.
For some years now it has been recognised, more nd more, that pets are good for us! Indeed it has been scientifically proved that the mere action of stroking a dog, cat, slows down the heartbeat, reduces blood pressure, and makes someone who has already suffered a heart attack much less likely to have another.
Through no fault of their own, many people find themselves deprived of the companionship of a much loved dog. It may be they have had to go into sheltered housing, residential care, a long stay hospital etc. The same applies to children and adults who have an additional support need and those suffering from a terminal illness.
THERAPETS come in all breeds, cross-breeds, or 57 variety mongrels! They can be small, medium or large. The only vital statistic is a steady and happy temperament. The dogs are approved for temperament and general stability being accepted and are not considered until at least one year old.
Volunteer owners must become actual members of CANINE CONCERN SCOTLAND TRUST - mainly so that we can be sure of insurance cover - although happily so far we only know of one, very minor accident, a happy day's tail sweeping a vase from a low table.
Volunteers must be willing to make a regular commitment to visit, it need not be very often, once a fortnight, once a month or whenever, but the visits must be regular because the residents and patients look forward to them so much and are disappointed if they suddenly cease.
Sometimes small miracles occur - people who have never spoken, turned their faces to the wall in fact - magically come to life at the first appearance of a dog in a ward! This to the surprise and delight of the nursing staff, in many cases the dogs and owners provide some light relief for them too. Sadly, it has to be said that some of the residents or patients the THERAPETS are their only visitors. We like to encourage them to regard the doggy visitors as their very own. There is no charge for this service which is organised and carried out entirely by volunteers. We fund raise in various ways to keep it going.
More than anything else, we need MORE VOLUNTEERS! The service has proved so popular that they demand has overtaken the supply. So, if you think this might be for you, or once importantly, for your dog, please do contact us for more detail and perhaps an application form to register your dog.
Santa is looking for some enthusiastic, fun-loving volunteer Elves to help him in his workshop in Bon Accord Centre Aberdeen this Christmas.
Elves will meet and greet children and their families, check bookings, ensure gifts are ready to be handed out, introduce children to Santa, prepare and take photographs, sell Charlie House merchandise and photo packages, and ensure that the workshop is clean and tidy. There will always to a Chief Elf on hand to keep any mischievous elves in order!
This is a busy and fun role where you will be helping to make special Christmas memories for local families.
You will also be helping to raise funds for Charlie House. The charity was founded in 2011 with the goal of improving quality of life for babies, children and young people in the North-east of Scotland who have life-limiting or life-threatening conditions and to provide support for their families.
A fantastic opportunity to help. All help (and Christmas Elves) makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated.
For more details please contact us at E Mail: email@example.com or telephone: 01224 313333.
Glasgow North West Carers Service provides practical help and emotional support to unpaid Carers and their families in the North West of Glasgow. Looking after someone can be an isolating and debilitating experience and we are here to help Carers manage their caring role whilst maintaining their own health and wellbeing.
Purpose of the Role
To be part of a Team of Volunteers who assist Centre staff to provide sessional interpreter and translation skills to Carers.
• Work closely with Family Wellbeing Workers to provide high quality interpreting and translation Services to assist carers to provide accurate and detailed information to help identify needs to continue in their caring role and ensure their own health and wellbeing
• To ensure that Carers have full access to Services to provided by the Centre and the wider Community
• To assist family wellbeing Worker in preparing high quality, confidential information and support to Carers and their families
Minimum requirement 10 to 12 hours a week as required by the Centre.
Minimum Age Requirement
18 + : Volunteers will be expected to display a high degree of maturity and commitment, understanding of importance of confidentiality and sensitivity to carers experience.
Yes - in Centre, however meetings with carers in other premises (home, café etc.) may be required.
Application Form, Interview, References, PVG check
We are looking for young people aged 16-25, who are care experienced and/or at risk of exclusion to become peer mentors.
The Project will offer young people aged 16-21 a chance to build relationships with volunteer peer mentors aged 16-25. This will be achieved by using group mentoring ratios such as 2:2, 1:1, 2:1 etc. We are recruiting 6 to 8 young adults that want to commit one year to develop their personal skills, knowledge and understanding to become effective peer mentors. Young adults will be able to apply directly to the Project to become a peer mentor, completing the Mentor Application Form.
You will need to be willing to complete training and believe that there is a value in peer mentoring. OPEN are looking for those that are willing to share their life experiences and be a positive influence in supporting their mentees so they can make positive life choices and learn from their peer mentoring relationship.
Volunteers are invited to support the Arts & Craft Group leader with this very valuable activity.
What you will be doing
Building up positive relationships with people on the autism spectrum and other volunteers in an arts & craft group setting.
Sending a report to the branch to outline how the sessions are going etc.
Attending the art & craft group sessions
Welcoming new individuals to the group
Liaising with other volunteers to ensure there is a volunteer present for the duration of the group sessions.
When and Where
This group meets monthly on Thursday afternoons and Saturday mornings
What's in it for you
Improve support to autistic people and their families in your local area
Build up an understanding of autism by volunteering with autistic people
Access free training and learn new skills
Meet new people
The Branch Secretary role is important to the running of the branch as they act as a coordinator and communicator for the branch. Without these roles, we would not have as many branches as we do.
What you will be doing
Liaising with the Branch Chair to monitor the branch email.
Checking through e-bulletins and newsletters received.
Circulating information of interest to the mailing list and working with the Website Editor to ensure this information is put on the website.
Taking and writing committee meeting minutes.
This role can fit around your responsibilities, and you can decide when you would like to volunteer. There is flexibility on the amount of the time you give too. We know our volunteers have busy lives and we do our best to fit around you.
Advocacy Service Aberdeen is a registered charity providing independent advocacy support to a wide range of people living in Aberdeen City. Independent advocacy is about helping people and groups have a stronger voice, addressing imbalances of power and ensuring people’s rights are recognised, respected and secured. We have advocacy services for:
• People with a mental disorder, including a learning disability
• Victims of domestic abuse
• Older adults
• Self-directed support
• Children and Young people
• Substance use
We are looking for people to join our Board of trustees who are passionate about the rights and inclusion of people in decisions which matter to them. The Board is responsible for setting the strategy and policies of the charity and overseeing the running of the organisation. We are open to applicants from a diverse range of experiences and background and would also be interested in hearing from people who have the following experiences:
• Experience of supporting/caring for people in the above service areas
• Human Resources
Board meetings are held on Mondays every 6 weeks 5pm to 7pm, either remotely via Microsoft Teams or in-person.
To find out more please contact us at tel: 01224 332314 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://www.advocacy.org.uk/ and https://www.advocacy.org.uk/our-board/
Carers UK is the leading national charity for unpaid carers. We support, advocate for, champion and connect carers across the UK, so that no one has to care alone.
We are seeking to appoint up to three people to join our Board of Trustees, to steer us towards our vision of a world where carers are recognised, valued and supported.
We need Board members who are able to attend four Board meetings per year, plus the AGM. They will also need to respond to emails periodically throughout the year when decisions need to be made in between meetings. There are also opportunities to join sub committees (Communications or Audit and Risk), should you be interested in either of those specific areas of work.