The Ladybird Development Group is a small local nursery and charity based in Lossiemouth which cares for pre-school children with disabilities. The Group would like to welcome some new faces onto their committee, to help oversee the management of the nursery and to help with fundraising. They would be delighted to hear from anyone with an interest in assisting the Group to continue providing this wonderful service to such brave small children, who often experience disadvantage through no fault of their own. Fund-raising can also be great fun, and new ideas are always welcome. Visit https://www.theladybirdgroup.com/ and get in touch for a chat!
Join people with a common interest to start a Crisis Fundraising Group. Plan and organise fundraising events and collections with group members. A group could be any number of people from 3 upwards, and we expect the group to organise 3 events per year (e.g coffee morning, Bag pack, Quiz, cake bake, book club, Outdoor collections). Keeping records of the group’s financial activities and arranging submission of funds raised. Ensure all supporters have a positive experience of supporting the char
Interpret during member and staff appointments so the members receive the fullest support
• Interpret during phone calls between staff and members to clarify advice given, appointment dates and times
• Translate key advice documents that explain basic housing options, benefits, immigration and other services that can help
• Potentially accompany staff and members on external meetings including to the Job Centre, council / local authority, night shelter or hostel interviews
Proactively identifying local businesses or organisations that could host a Crisis collection tin, Ensure all supporters have a positive experience of supporting the charity, Emptying collection boxes, counting and banking donations, Maintain accurate records of venues holding boxes, how much each collection box placed raised. Provide feedback on local supporters, in particular any further fundraising opportunities that you may have identified. Provide banking/donations sheets and details.
Not all of Outfit Moray's outdoor instructors can drive a minibus, so we often need drivers to transport our groups from our base in Lossiemouth to the activity location in Moray. Minibus drivers require a D1 category on their licence. Join our pool of drivers!
Food Train Connects provides a one to one befriending service for older people by visiting them in their own home for a friendly chat and some company on a weekly basis. Our Food Train Connects Befriending service is a fantastic way to make an impact on the lives of older people in your community. Our aim is to support older people to age well and live well.
Becoming a Food Train Connects Shopping Friend is rewarding and it makes a huge difference to people’s lives. It’s amazing the impact that a regular befriending visit can have on someone who is isolated or lonely. If you want to make sure that an older person is able to live well in their own home this is a great opportunity to do so.
• Provide an effective befriending service for your befriendee .
• Spend time with your befriendee, listen, chat and discuss various topics.
o Keep within the boundaries of the role
o To inform Food Train Connects Staff of any accidents, incidents or complaints
o To maintain confidentiality
o To represent Food Train in a professional manner to our members and the wider community
Midlothian Scouts currently do not have a District Secretary and we need one! We need your help to volunteer
to become an Executive member. Do you have good administration skills? Would you prefer to support more
‘behind the scenes’? Can you help keep our records in order?
You will play a key role by leading the administrative work for Midlothian Scouts. No previous secretarial
experience is needed, we just need someone who is good at admin and keeping records. This is an exciting central
which could take about 2 hours or so per month only!
This is your chance to be extraordinary and help in a flexible way! Joining our committee is not as posh as it
sounds but we do like to have fun.
· Minimal commitment – only a couple of hours a month
· Flexible volunteering to fit around you – your skills/interests/time
· Alongside like-minded people – we're easy to get on with
· Great fun - it sounds formal, but it isn't!
· Make a difference – get that ‘feel good factor’
The Secretary will support the Chair of the Executive Committee to ensure the smooth functioning and sound administration of the Scout Group for instance. · Provide administrative support to the running of the Executive Committee. · Work with the Chair of the Executive Committee to set meeting agendas and arrange meeting logistics for the Executive Committee. · Communicating with the Executive Committee and relevant Scout Council. · Preparing the appropriate administration for the Annual General Meeting, including collating the Annual. · Report and Accounts for the Annual General Meeting. · And more Though ‘Executive’ sounds a bit formal, it is not like that at all! We are a relaxed group of like-minded individuals! This role is ideal for those who do not necessarily wish to work directly with young people but would like to help to support and develop Scouting a couple of hours or so a month.
The Comradeship Circles service enables socially isolated older members of the veterans communities to enjoy camaraderie with others who share an armed forces background in regular and facilitated telephone group calls. The role is to connect and welcome veterans to the group call,monitor the connection throughout and update the contact management database.
About This Role:
We’re looking for friendly volunteer with good people skills to befriend our members, who are all veterans with sight loss, and take part in a wide range of activities with them. This might include visiting members in their own homes for a chat, meeting in town for a coffee, or joining them for a short walk. You will help us to improve our members’ quality of life and play a vital role in easing isolation.
Tasks and Responsibilities
1. Supporting members to participate in activities
2. To work alone and/or within a group setting to assist, support and accompany veterans who have a visual impairment
3. To support/befriend visually impaired veterans within a group setting or within the veterans’ home
Optional: If you have your own car and are able to drive veterans to and from designated activities this would also be very helpful. (This is dependent on other factors including current COVID guidance.)
COVID SAFETY: We take every precaution to ensure no-one, including our volunteers and services users, is exposed to potential COVID infection. We will explain this as part of volunteer training, but we welcome any questions about this in advance of or during your application to join us. Please contact us if you would like to discuss this.