Inchgarth Community Centre provide a fantastic programme of activities for the community with the tremendous help of volunteers. Inchgarth has over 170 sessions of activity per week-serving every age group and section of the community. As a big and vibrant community centre, we offer a large range of activities for all ages and welcome a range of charities at the community centre.
We have a great opportunity for people to help as Thursday Phoenix Club Befrienders (1-3pm). The Phoenix Club is a wonderful social club for adults with learning or physical disabilities, where people have fun and socialise together. Every Thursday from 1pm-3pm, the club meets at Inchgarth Community Centre to play pool, video games or board games, to sing karaoke or paint.
We are seeking new volunteers for the club and for befrienders. Your role would be to take part in activities, play pool and board games with our members, take people to the cafe and have a hot drink. No experience necessary we just need you to be friendly and enthusiastic. We want our Phoenix Club members to feel special during this fantastic club and you could be that difference in people’s lives.
It is also a good opportunity to improve your communication skills, to gain experience working with people with learning and physical disabilities and to help the community grow. You will also be joining team Inchgarth that was awarded the highest award in the country by Her Majesty the Queen via the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, a collective MBE for all team members who volunteer. Be part of this fantastic centre and the wonderful Phoenix club.
All volunteers are greatly appreciated and provided with excellent support. Please contact us to find out more, join our amazing team of volunteers and make a real difference in the community: please email: email@example.com / Tel: 01224 325191 / Website: https://www.inchgarth.co.uk/volunteer.html
The Board of Trustees are responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity, developing the charity’s aims, objectives and goals in accordance with the governing document, legal and regulatory guidelines.
While all Trustees always retain their responsibility for the Charity as a whole, some will be chosen for their specific expertise in particular areas and will support and advise the Board on that area of expertise.
• Work together to provide leadership and strategic direction to the charity
• Ensure that M4U meets its charitable objectives as laid out in the constitution
• Ensure that M4U is effectively run and meets all of its legal and regulatory requirements
• Ensure that assets are safeguarded and used efficiently for those for whom the charity exists
• Ensure that the charity is accountable financially and in other ways
• Take on specific roles as required for the smooth operation of the Board of Trustees and charity
• To maintain absolute confidentiality about all sensitive/confidential information received in the
course of trustee’s responsibilities to the charity.
• Act in the best interest of the charity, beneficiaries and future beneficiaries at all times
• Promote and develop the charity in order for it to grow and maintain its relevance to society
Trustees are expected to contribute around 10 hours per month to the charity and to attend 6 Board Meetings per annum. A minimum commitment of 12 months is requested.
Trustees are expected to attend a minimum of 2 Workshops, 2 Performances and 2 Fundraising Events
This is a voluntary position, although reasonable travelling expenses can be refunded.
As the board are responsible and liable for the governance and functioning of the charity, they are accountable in varying degrees to a variety of stakeholders, including: service users, funders and OSCR.
M4U depends on Trustees having a wide range of skills, and each Board member should have strengths in at least one of the following areas. We do not expect Trustees to be skilled in all of these areas.
• Musical theatre
• Organisational development/strategy
• Financial management
• Charity legal compliance responsibilities
• Management and development of paid staff/volunteers
• Lobbying & campaigning
• Ability and time to represent M4U in meetings with stakeholders
• Best in employment
• IT Management
• Project development/management experience
A fantastic opportunity to assist in the continued successful development of Music 4 U. All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated. For further details please email firstname.lastname@example.org
*NEW YEAR, NEW CHALLENGE? PUSHING OUT THE BOAT MAGAZINE IS LOOKING FOR A VOLUNTEER TREASURER*
Pushing Out the Boat magazine (North-east Scotland’s Biennial Magazine of New Writing and the Visual Arts) is looking for a new treasurer to join our team of unpaid volunteers.
We are a small registered charity (SCIO No SC044919). We get our main income from selling our magazine and holding events. Our main costs are printing the magazine and administration.
Your duties would include:
1. Management of our receipts and payments through our bank and PayPal accounts and in cash
2. Using Excel spreadsheets to keep our financial records and prepare our annual accounts.
The Treasurer is also a member of our management committee. Whilst the basic skills required to perform the duties described above are essential, we will provide help and support on other aspects of the role. A general interest in the arts would be an asset but is not essential.
We are a friendly group of volunteers whose meetings and occasional events are held in or near Aberdeen. Please browse our website at https://www.pushingouttheboat.co.uk/ to get a feel for what we do.
Contact us at email@example.com to discuss this opportunity. If you’re interested and qualified, we’ll invite you to meet a small group of trustees to confirm that we’re suited for each other.
Volunteering Matters: Retired and Senior Volunteer Programme (RSVP)
Volunteering Matters, the UK’s largest volunteering charity, believe that everyone in the UK should have the opportunity to thrive. We bring people together to overcome some of society’s most complex issues through the power of volunteering. Our Retired and Senior Volunteer Programme (RSVP) encourages those aged 50+ to volunteer and be active in their communities. RSVP projects can take many forms, from school support, to driving schemes, all having an incredible impact both on the wider community, and our volunteers.
In Aberdeen, we are looking for a passionate, friendly individual to re-establish RSVP knitting groups in the Aberdeen area as a Group Volunteer Organiser. As our RSVP Knitting Group Volunteer Organiser, you will engage other adults aged 50+ in the local community who enjoy knitting, bring them together as knitting volunteers, but also providing a social forum for the knitters to chat and spark friendships. Activity will also happen in between, with knitters completing items at home too.
In addition to setting up groups and arranging for them to come together (if they would like to), the Organiser will collect items created, and ensure they are donated to local organisations that can benefit from them. Previously, this has included clothes for the local neonatal unit, trauma teddies, and others. This will involve networking in the Aberdeen area to establish relationships with organisations and agree how donations will work.
You don’t have to be an avid knitter yourself, this role is more to organise knitting activity, and be the point of contact for knitters and partners in the local area. However, if you would like to be involved in the knitting activity, that would be most welcome.
- Engaging with keen knitters in the local area to form groups, and on-going contact with knitters
- Promoting knitting opportunities/encouraging wider involvement via local press, social media etc.
- Working with organisations to create partnerships for the knitting to be donated to
- Ensuring quality control of items
- Applying for small grants/funding/some fundraising activity would be beneficial
- Gathering items from knitters and arranging collection/delivery
- Ensuring social opportunities for knitters to come together (if they wish to)
- Inputting to the wider RSVP network as and when appropriate
*You will be:
- Honest, reliable, and friendly volunteer aged 50+
- Regular commitment
- An interest in networking/building relationships
- Good communication, organisational, and people skills
- Ability to volunteer independently, taking initiative to grow the groups, with minimum support
- Able to lift/move bags of knitting donations and transport them – being a driver would be useful
*We will provide:
- A fun, enjoyable and worthwhile voluntary experience
- Sense of achievement
- Relevant training and support
- All travel expenses
- Relevant insurance for activities
- Opportunity to engage with the wider RSVP and Volunteering Matters Network
A fantastic opportunity to help and make a real difference for people and the community.
For further details please contact Louise Orr, Delivery Leader at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 07534 108 842.
As a Voluntary Workshop Assistant you will become part of a team within our farm and gardens, set in beautiful surroundings 5miles outside of Aberdeen city centre and close to the Deeside Railway line.
The opportunity does not require you to have previous experience, we just ask that you are caring, patient and willing to help our pupils, have an interest in people and different ways of communications.
Our pupils age from 12-25 years old and as part of your position, you will be with them when they attend the various workshops (woodwork, metal, weavery, felt, candle, pottery, bike and Fruver- our food workshop)as part of their personalised daily routines and assist them with their tasks.
Training provided in induction and support given throughout the volunteering time within Camphill School Aberdeen.
A fantastic opportunity to help with all assistance making a real difference and greatly appreciated.
For more details please contact Naomi Paton, Recruitment Administrator at E Mail: email@example.com or tel.: 01224 866162.
Station House Media Unit (shmu) have plenty of opportunities for people to get involved, including volunteering for radio and community magazines, events and more. shmu is a friendly place where everybody is welcome. The main strength of the organisation is our volunteers and we're always keen to get new people involved - if not, you're missing out! We work primarily in the Cummings Park, Mastrick, Middlefield, Northfield, Seaton, Tillydrone, Torry and Woodside localities of Aberdeen and are looking for people to get involved in our community magazines and radio shows.
To volunteer for this position(s) people must reside in one of SHMU’s core communities of either Cummings Park, Mastrick, Middlefield, Northfield, Seaton, Tillydrone, Torry or Woodside areas of Aberdeen. Other than this you don’t need to have any previous experience as all training is provided – just an interest in your community!
If you would like more information on how to volunteer at shmu, please contact Tracy Ewing, shmu Volunteer Co-ordinator at email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 07712301849.
Aberdeen Mela-One World Day (OWD) will return in 2022. Aberdeen’s biggest celebration of cultural diversity across the North East of Scotland. Food, music, dance and children’s activities will bring Westburn Park to life this August in an all-encompassing festival of multiculturalism.
We are looking for a volunteer Treasurer/Bookkeeper to assist our steering group in making the MELA a reality in 2022.
This is an exciting opportunity to be closely involved with one of the most important expressions of the cultural diversity of north-east Scotland.
We need you to provide the steering group with financial information and forecasts to enable the best decisions to be made. This opportunity would suit someone with a background in accountancy or book-keeping.
Familiarity with Bank of Scotland account management software would be an advantage but training will be provided.
We anticipate this being a commitment of about 2 hours per week. Part of that would be reporting to the steering group in person or via Zoom. This would sometimes be in an evening.
The period of time for the opportunity would be from the present to the end of September. The Mela itself takes place in August and we would ask the volunteer to assist in preparing reports from the event itself.
A fantastic and exciting opportunity to assist in a great, major event in Aberdeen. All help makes a real difference for people and communities and is greatly appreciated.
For further information please contact Ahashan Habib, CEO at email: email@example.com or telephone: 01224 561992.
Aberdeen Arts Centre operates a snack/cafe bar which is at the heart of all the Centres activities. All of the visitors, drama groups and musicians visit the cafe, as well as visiting companies, exhibitors and guests. This is a busy and exciting area of the Aberdeen Arts Centre.
Volunteers are required to assist in the cafe bar which operates before and during evening performances, and as and when required.
For further information please contact Stephanie Walls on email: firstname.lastname@example.org / tel.: 01224 635208.
As a front of House Attendant volunteers assist customers attending theatrical performances and concerts. Activities include checking tickets, showing people to their seats and selling programmes. Volunteers get the opportunity while volunteering to watch the performance.
Volunteers are provided with good support, given a tour of the building and can attend any shows for free. Aberdeen Arts Centre is a recipient of the Queens Award for Voluntary Service and Volunteer Friendly Awards in recognition of the great support it provides to volunteers and the community.
For further information please contact Stephanie Walls on email: email@example.com / tel.: 01224 635208.
We believe every child and young person deserves the same opportunity to succeed and so we provide free, immersive, instrumental music tuition to pupils and pre-school children. This leads to an enhanced ability to learn in school, improvements in emotional wellbeing, confidence and esteem, as well as the acquisition of a range of social and life skills. To achieve this, volunteers are vital for our Big Noise Centre in Torry.
As a Big Noise volunteer, you'll be helping us transform children's lives through music. You don't need to have any musical experience, just a passion for making a difference to the lives of young people.
Volunteers help in a variety of valuable ways, including:
• Helping children stay focused and engaged during music lessons
• Walk children from school to the Big Noise Centre
• Helping set up for rehearsals and music lessons and assisting the children and young people to play their instruments if required
• Supervise children during snack times, breaks, time-out etc.
• and much more...
You can become a positive role model in children’s lives and someone they look forward to spending time with. You will benefit from this by receiving training, developing skills in communication and gaining experience of working with children and young people. Big Noise Torry/Sistema Scotland have also achieved the Investing in Volunteers Award-a national quality standard for good practice in involving volunteers as part of our commitment to volunteering and providing excellent support to volunteers.
A fantastic opportunity to help with a major charity in Aberdeen and Scotland. All volunteer help is greatly appreciated and makes a real difference. For more details please either:
-Visit our website at https://www.makeabignoise.org.uk/volunteering/ and apply online at https://www.makeabignoise.org.uk/volunteering/apply-online/aberdeen/
-Contact us at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 01786 462923.