The Active Schools programme aims to develop more and higher quality opportunities for children and young people to participate in sport and physical activity.
A Sports Instructor/Coach volunteer will be required to instruct and coach a group of children in the rules and skills of a designated sport or sports.
There will be occasions when the instructor/coach will be responsible, on their own, for the team/group of children.
We have great volunteering opportunities at Angus Independent Advocacy (AIA). We are looking for Angus residents to become Citizen Advocate's. An ideal Citizen Advocate will share our core purpose of supporting people to have their voice heard and uphold our Values. They must be aged 18+, are non- judgemental and have good communication and listening skills. All Citizen Advocates undergo a PVG check and must provide 2 references. We also ask that all new Citizen Advocates complete our preparation course. The purpose of this course is to give the person a better understanding of what Citizen Advocacy is and the principles and standards that underpin our work, focusing on; inclusion, confidentiality, non-discriminatory practice and adult protection.
Main purpose of the role:
- To connect with people who may have a learning disability, mental ill health, acquired brain injury, have dementia or are an older person.
- Independent advocacy is a 1:1 equal partnership between an advocacy partner and citizen advocate. The citizen advocate will bring the concerns of the partner into ordinary life and help the partner to connect with their local community.
A Development Worker will support you until you are matched with an Advocacy Partner. Our volunteering is unique as once you are matched as an equal Partnership, there are no set hours it is up to the two people when they want to meet or talk. Have a look at some of our Stories for examples of what may be involved in a Partnership.
To become a Citizen Advocate or to find out more information, register your interest here or call our office on 01241 434413.
The Secretary shall convene all meetings of the Society on behalf of the Captain, and maintain accurate minutes of all procedures and decisions, deal with all correspondence, maintain accurate records of membership, sight classifications, contact details, and to distribute news and information, including match results and minutes of meetings, to all members as required.
We're looking for friendly people who can spare 2-3 hours a week to help us in our Bo'ness charity shop. If you want to gain new skills, meet new people or be part of a fantastic team who go the extra mile to help us make a difference then we would love to hear from you!
Our shops are an important part of how we raise the funds we need to support our patients and their loved ones, and we need volunteers to help us continue to run our shops successfully. You will be helping us with all aspects of running the shop; sorting through bags of donations, processing items for sale and serving our customers on the till.
If you have an eye for fashion and design then we would love you to help us create attractive window displays with seasonal and other items, so that our customers want to come in and browse. You will receive full training when you join us, so no previous retail experience is necessary. If you love working with others and would enjoy volunteering in a place where no two days are the same then this could be the opportunity for you.
This role involves using personal experience as a peer worker/volunteer to raise awareness/promote understanding about peer work. Previous discussions in the group have included pay and peer work, opportunities to progress in peer work, language in peer work and employer’s understanding of peer work. Currently the group is seeking to conduct peer research exploring people’s experiences as a peer worker and how this changes over time.
What Ambassadors Do – Main Tasks and activities
- Representing Pain Concern in a professional manner
- Build a network with local GP surgeries, NHS health board.
- Pain Concern already attend Pain Management groups, to highlight long term support options available to graduates once their pain management programme has ended. Continuing this work will be a key part of this role.
- Making conversation with members of the public as appropriate, and answering questions about the charity’s work.
- Signpost to helpline, Pain Concern information leaflets, Airing Pain etc
- Carry out research into community groups, local events and businesses in your area, so that you can contact them to attend fayres, exhibitions etc
- Have personal experience of chronic pain (e.g., a diagnosis or experience of supporting a family member or friend).
- Attend cheque presentations and local events officially thanking donors and hosts for their support
- Adhere to Pain Concern’s policies and procedures at all times, including Safeguarding; Equality, Diversity and Inclusion; Health & Safety; Data Protection; Confidentiality;
- Attend training and volunteer meetings
- Keep your Volunteer Manager up to date on your activities, including the contacts you’ve made and talks that you’ve arranged.
This is a fantastic opportunity for someone to join our kitchen team at North Edinburgh Dementia Care, a day care centre for people with dementia. We are looking for an enthusiastic person to assist our staff and chef in our day care centre kitchen. Specifically the individual will assist with catering for our members and ensuring a clean and controlled kitchen environment is maintained.
Volunteer in our shops
Our shop volunteers are helping us beat cancer right now.
In 2019/20, 14,000 volunteers gave 3.1 million hours of their time and sold items totalling £15million. These funds are helping us start new clinical trials and research treatments as we speak.
If you volunteer at a Cancer Research UK shop, you too could make a real difference to what we can achieve. Nothing we do would be possible without amazing volunteers like you.
You’ll also gain valuable skills to help develop your CV and experience. And you’ll volunteer alongside a wonderful team of passionate, friendly people who will support you every step of the way.
Volunteering is open to everyone and no experience is required. So, if you’re looking for a new challenge, we’d love to hear from you.
What do shop volunteers do?
Volunteering in our shops is varied, exciting and rewarding. No two days are the same and you have the chance to flex different skills regularly. There are always new opportunities to keep you engaged and help you grow and develop in your role.
While this list is not exhaustive, it gives you a flavour of some of the typical tasks in our charity shops:
Serving customers, taking payments and providing good all-round customer service
Sorting through donated items and pricing stock
Working on window and shop displays
Keeping the shop tidy, clean and well organised
Interacting with the general public
Following new health, safety and social distancing measures
You don’t need any experience to volunteer
You just need to be motivated, hardworking and enjoy being part of a team. There’ll be a full induction as well as ongoing training opportunities to make sure you’re fully confident and able to excel in your role.
At CRUK we value diversity and we're committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and to reach their full potential. We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures and believe that volunteers from diverse backgrounds will help us to beat cancer.
Why should I volunteer?
Volunteering brings a wealth of benefits, both personal and professional.
Every volunteer hour you donate means we can sell 6 items and make £20 of income. So, if you volunteer for a 7-hour day, this can generate £140. That means that every day you volunteer, you’ll be raising more funds to beat cancer.
You’ll gain important skills that are hugely valued in the workplace such as teamwork, communication and using your initiative.
You can boost your CV by working towards an NVQ in Retail with Derby College, and we'll provide you with a reference.
It will allow you to get involved in your local community and to meet new friends.
Our friendly CRUK team will be there to suppor t you all the way – offering guidance and helping you build your confidence.
It’s fun – you’ll gain real satisfaction from volunteering alongside our warm, friendly shop volunteers who will make you feel right at home.
The minimum age for volunteering in our shops is 18 . If you’re aged between 16 -18 you may still be able to volunteer in our shops, but you must be on a recognised scheme, for example the Duke of Edinburgh
Female buddy/befriender required to help a mum reach a personal goal over 16 weeks.
Increase confidence building through sharing an interest and regularly meeting in the community or by videocall.
Some note taking involved.
Good verbal communication with mum and volunteer coordinator by video, text, phone or email.
Time 4 Mum focusses on helping isolated parents and carers explore what is available to them in their local area. With the support of a volunteer parent/carers are encouraged to identify and try out an activity or hobby on a weekly basis until they are confident to attend without support and have built networks of their own.
You will be matched with a child/young person (4 to 16 years) who has additional support needs e.g. Learning Disability, Autism, ADHD, Asperger’s or their siblings. Spending regular 1:1 time with you, weekly for 3 or 4 hours, they will become more confident and have fun in the process. You will develop a positive and trusting relationship with the child you are matched with, encouraging and enabling them to go to places and try new things that interest them with you.