Survivors of Human Trafficking in Scotland (SOHTIS)
Assisting with the development of our social enterprise which will allow us to support more victims and survivors of human trafficking. A range of opportunities:
-marketing new merchandise lines
-uploading and managing online shop
-preparing items for sale at market/craft fayres and shops
-planning new ideas for sales
More roles available on discussion.
Why we want you
The charity has around 100 branches, all run by volunteers, who provide local support to autistic people and their families. Every branch is different and so are the activities they provide – they may run parent support groups, adult social groups, children’s activities, conferences or focus on providing information or campaigning. However, no matter how big or small, all branches are hugely valued by the people in their local area.
What you will be doing
Assisting at in person branch activities such as bucket collections, fundraising activities, etc. Where extra volunteers are required on the day of an event.
When and where
Flexible, role is on an ad hoc basis and will be as and when required for branch events.
Home based (plus travel to branch activities in North Lanarkshire).
Written guidance on a range of branch activities.
You must complete any requested eLearning training modules before you start volunteering.
Insurance cover for all branch activities.
Why we want you
Empower up is a programme of support is aimed at autistic young people between the ages of 12 and 19 who are living in Glasgow (and surrounding areas).
Participants will benefit from structured support to build and develop social navigation strategies and confidence. Social groups will also be created to encourage the development of peer friendships. Empower Up will take place over the course of 40 weeks, where participants will access 20 Social Navigation sessions and 20 Social Group sessions. There is also a Scotland Wide online group for young people between the ages of 12 and 15.
What you will be doing
Attending l group sessions
Volunteering with individuals to build their self-coping strategies and promote their self-management.
Talking with individuals, helping them to understand how their autism impacts them.
Building up positive relationships with people autistic people and other volunteers in group settings.
Spending time with / share activities with the group members
Help improve self-confidence, self-esteem and self-worth of people at the group
Help individuals to self-manage their own needs on a 1-2-1 basis in a public setting.
Welcoming new members
Accompanying group members in local outings
Keeping in touch with the group leader and notifying if you are unable to attend
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.
Quarriers Village Supported Living is a supported living service for people with disabilities.
Are you friendly, outgoing, reliable and would enjoy working with adults with disabilities? Do you have a few hours each week to spare? Would you like to be part of this exciting new initiative that will make a lasting positive change in people’s lives? If yes, then this exciting new opportunity for you.
We are looking for friendly, outgoing individuals to facilitate our weekly social groups within Quarriers Village. The groups are for a wide range of individuals with learning and physical disabilities. To achieve engagement, reduce social isolation and enable people to feel included in their community.
* Plan and organise weekly group sessions including various activities to ensure engagement, stimulation and participation. These may include Arts, Crafts, Health, Fitness, dancing and games.
* Engage with people attending the social group and encourage them to meet new people, try new things to increase their social and physical skills and have fun!
* To coordinate with staff around any financial aspects required in planning activities and resource.
* Ensure tea, coffee, soft drinks available in “tuck shop”
* Liaise with staff support teams around planned activities and budget.
* Greeting members as they arrive and introducing new members to the group.
* Feeding back any issues, comments, suggestions or incidents that have taken place during the weekly groups
* To ensure venue is secure at the end of each session.
Hillcrest Future’s Community Hub in Dundee provides music activities for enthusiasts over the age of 16 who have various disabilities and support needs. Dependent on the individuals involved, activities may include helping and encouraging service users to take part in playing the drums, Ukulele and or singing. Volunteers will assist the group leader in activities, chat to service users and make them feel welcome, undertake admin tasks such as taking register, handing out paperwork as required.
Our Fundraising Groups extend our reach across the UK, building awareness of the charity and raising vital funds.
We're looking to develop new fundraising groups around the country, bringing together small groups of individuals who'd like to act as enthusiastic ambassadors for MDUK, raising awareness of muscle-wasting conditions. As the volunteer group co-ordinator, your role will be to work closely with MDUK staff to set up a new group in your area.
You'll meet new people, develop your leadership, teamwork, fundraising and communication skills, and you'll be doing something meaningful for people affected by muscle-wasting conditions in your local area.
As a Fundraising Group co-ordinator, you will be:
Working closely with your MDUK Regional Development Manager to identify great opportunities to fundraise and raise awareness in your local area
Building relationships with prospective group members in your area
Supporting with admin and research to get the new group off the ground.
Support workers work directly with people with additional support needs; providing personal care and developmental support, as needed, by each individual student both in the houses and sometimes in the workshops. The support worker actively promotes the rights of our students as individuals; helps them to achieve their potential by strengthening areas where they can develop; and assists in creating a safe and homely environments.
“Beannachar is a Camphill Community where we support young adults with additional support needs aged 18 to 33, to meet their full potential.
Beannachar is situated in countryside on the edge of Aberdeen, two miles from the city centre. There is a large 19th century house, comprising one house community (Silver Birch) and two purpose-built houses, Rose and Linden. With workshops for weaving, wool processing, woodwork, rug making, leatherwork, laundry and herb processing, and also additional co-worker accommodation. A large walled garden, a farm, a sports area and extensive woodland make up the 28 acres of ground.
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/