Samaritans Orkney are looking for a new treasurer. Are you interested in giving up a few hours of your time to become treasurer for our branch? We would be happy to hear from you if you have experience in finance and would like to join our team of volunteers. Please contact me via email if you would like further details.
Democracy Volunteers is the UK's leading election observation group. We observe elections to assess the quality of them and to report back to returning officers, the UK's Electoral Commission and to government. We do this by a combination of interview with key election officials as well as in-person observations of elections, such as attending polling stations and the counting process.
On May 6th, 2021 we will be deploying around 200 observers, accredited by the Electoral Commission, to observe the devolved parliamentary election in Scotland and other electoral events across the UK.
The day will consist of travelling around your designated area (this will be within the city’s wider area) and visiting polling stations with a partner, in order to help us collect data on a wide variety of subjects. Don’t worry: This will all be explained in depth through online training and seminars in addition to other events such as a pre-deployment event taking place in the week prior to polling day. Election observation is a great way to learn more about the democratic process in action, learn more about electoral standards in the UK and contribute to civil society!
Key things to consider before applying are:
• You must be available all day from 6:45am until 10:15pm on the May 6th 2021. The day is very long and tiring, but enjoyable and rewarding!
• You must be polite and respectful to all officials and the public throughout the day in line with our code of conduct.
• Have a positive mental attitude.
• Be able to follow the training provided and accurately record data.
• Be available for a training and deployment session in your area scheduled to take place in the week prior to the election (More details will be given nearer the deployment)
Please note that this role is apolitical and as such we are not able to consider any volunteering candidate if they are a member of a political party or are actively campaigning for any candidate at these elections.
Expenses are covered for travel and subsistence on polling day and for counting. Full training is conducted online and we will be holding a series of online events to tell potential observers more about the process.
Application is by CV. Once processed we will be in touch with all applicants within 10 working days informing you whether we intend to proceed with your application. More information can be found about Democracy Volunteers at www.democracyvolunteers.org
(All observers will be equipped for elections based on the health limitations in place at the time and be registered by Democracy Volunteers with the UK's Electoral Commission).
Online Recruitment Quiz Mentor
Fledgling are looking for an Online Recruitment Quiz Mentor to take new Volunteers through our induction quiz reliably and efficiently.
The quiz is in 3 parts and is a PowerPoint quiz, it's very user friendly.
Your job would be to ask questions based on the induction quiz and explain what the position with us entails. You would need to be friendly and welcoming.
It takes around 30-35 mins to complete the induction quiz process. We usually have 2-3 new volunteers a week. So you would probably need to have about 2 hours in total availability for the position.
You would also need to be available on WhatsApp in order to arrange the inductions which take place on Facebook messenger.
Fledgling is an online community that encourages using creativity to help mental wellbeing. Our potential volunteers join us to give positive and encouraging feedback.
If you are reliable and can commit to what is needed to be an Online Recruitment Quiz Mentor, please message me at email@example.com
Jewels Johnson: Founder: Fledgling Arts Collective Central
Shetland Women's Aid are looking for women to join us in promoting the safety and wellbeing of women and children in Shetland who are affected by domestic abuse and gender-based violence. SWA is a registered charity funded by local and national grant aid to provide safety planning, counselling, refuge, advice and guidance about housing, finance and legal issues to women. There is also a children and young person's service focused on offering therapy and support to children and young people. The aim for Shetland Women's Aid is 'An equitable society in which women, children and young people are valued participants, able to determine their own future and are free from all forms of abuse.'
As a trustee you will be instrumental in helping us realise our vision and mission. Part of your role will be to ensure that our day to day operation fulfils our strategic vision.
If you decide to join Shetland Women's Aid, you can make a real difference to the women and children who experience domestic and sexual abuse.
You will be helping provide practical and emotional support to people. Every individual will need different support from us to help, below are some examples of what you might support with:
Practical support such as light shopping for someone who has been discharged from hospital
Reconnecting people someone with their communities to help overcome loneliness
Helping someone connect with other organisations who can offer them support with their long-term health condition
If this is something that you feel you could support with we encourage you to submit your application form without delay to avoid disappointment, as this vacancy may be closed prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed applications.
Location: Galasheils Office
Commitment: The service operates from Monday to Friday. Volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of 12 months for 4 hours per week.
Volunteers for this role must be over 18 and preferably live within 20 miles of the volunteering location. It is desirable to hold a full UK driving licence, but not essential. The volunteer will be supporting service users from hospital discharge and will help to reduce isolation and promote independence. The volunteer should acquire good people skills.
Entails working alongside a main steward receiving entries from exhibitors and making them ready for judging.
You would help to arrange exhibits for public display.
May also involve running sideshows, erecting and dismantling equipment and helping with sports programme
The Cunningsburgh Show is held annually on the 2nd Wednesday of August.
Volunteers taking up an opportunity to help in the Visitors Centre have a variety of activities to choose from:
Welcome visitors including visitors from coaches.
Do you have good local knowledge? Share it with visitors and advise on the visitors information resources.
Help in the Café.
Help provide an enjoyable experience for 12,000 visitors coming to the centre annually. Local people mingle with visitors, browsing the visitors' information or the Shetland crafts on sale and the displays of local heritage