This role is to assist with the governance of the Branch; in particular by attending the monthly meetings of the Management Committee and by taking responsibility for agreed tasks suited to their abilities. Also to be one of the key-holders responsible for opening and locking the building before and after club meetings. To help with our three clubs (which include a disco, indoor games, arts and crafts, Scottish country dancing).
At our clubs on Wednesday and Saturday evenings we run a coffee bar selling tea, coffee, soft drinks and snacks to our members, who have learning difficulties. The work involves serving customers, making tea and coffee, adding up how much is due and giving change where necessary. The Wednesday Club runs from 7pm to 9pm and the Saturday Disco runs from 7pm to 9:30pm. Coffee bar helpers are asked to arrive by 6:30pm to help with setting up the coffee bar,
Are you passionate about the support we offer to autistic and neurodiverse children, young people, adults and their families?
Would you like to be part of our team and help raise awareness of our charity, the work we do and be a key member of our events and volunteer team, mainly onboard Binky the Sensory Bus?
You will be part of our volunteer team who bring a variety of different skill sets and experience to A-ND, essential in our ability to deliver key support and services throughout north Scotland. You will be part of our unique and exciting new Binky the Sensory Bus Project, who will be traveling throughout Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire, providing a much needed sensory environment and safe space for children and young people. This project is a first of its kind in this area and indeed, in Scotland.
The volunteer role includes:
• Helping present our sensory bus and its facilities at social and promotional events
• Talking to the public and raising awareness about the services that we offer at Autism and Neurodiversity North Scotland
• Have an awareness of health and safety within Binky the Sensory Bus and ensure all risk assessments in place are followed.
• Become familiar with A-ND health, safety, and fire regulations, ensuring they are implemented and followed in line with National Care Standards and SSSC Code of Practice.
• Ensure that matters concerning individual children, young people and their families are kept strictly confidential.
• Report any areas of concern or risk to the Team Leader, Services Manager or where appropriate, Chief Executive Officer, in line with out Safeguarding, Adult and Child Protection Procedures.
• To maintain confidentiality for the A-ND and its staff
A fantastic opportunity to help and make a real difference. For more information please contact Lyndsay Hay at email: email@example.com or telephone: 07858363544.
ASA is a local charity and was founded in 1996. We provide an independent advocacy service for people living in Aberdeen City.
We help people to have a voice, to gain information to help them make choices and to help them feel better prepared and able to engage with social care, health care and housing and educational professionals. Our values are at the core of the work we do together with those we support. Advocacy Service Aberdeen believes in: Independence; A Non-Judgemental approach; Inclusion; Respect; Person Centred; Confidentiality; Team work; Empowerment.
If you have some spare time to offer and feel you have the skills and qualities to support the work we do, we would like to hear from you.
The work we do is carried out Monday to Friday between 9:00am-5:00pm.
There are many ways you can support our organisation, this includes : –
*Gathering feedback and Service Evaluations - Contacting people who use the service to ask them about their experience of using the service. This could be carried out in person, by phone or via a video call.
*Supporting our Collective Advocacy Groups - this would include meeting patients at Royal Cornhill Hospital; People who live in supported or shared accommodation; Expert by experience group who share their personal views and experiences of using Aberdeen City Health & Social Care provision.
*Administrative/Clerical - Helping us with admin and clerical tasks. Supporting case work / referrals in the following areas: Carers, Domestic Abuse, Mental Health, Autism, Learning Disabilities, Older Adults (65+), Older Adults Mental Health, Self-Directed Support or Problematic Substance Use.
If your values are aligned with ours and you have the time to give to support a local charity in your community, we would love to hear from you.
Currently we are particularly interested in people who would be looking to volunteer in the following roles:
- Domestic Abuse Service Volunteer
- Administrator Volunteer
To find out more about our volunteering opportunities please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Joanne Grant at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01224 332366.
Further details are also available at https://www.advocacy.org.uk/volunteer/
Volunteers are needed to help in our community garden. We have gardening tasks for all abilities,with days and hours to suit volunteers. Duties may vary depending on the time of year, but can include digging, weeding, watering, potting and propagation of seeds and veg. We are a very friendly team who are always ready to welcome new volunteers. Help and support will always be offered.
Do you enjoy meeting people and some time to spare? Volunteers are needed to assist the cafe team in the day to day running of the cafe kitchen and front of house. Tasks will include serving customers, taking customer orders, ensuring the tables and surrounding area is clean and tidy, and preparing food and drinks. We are always happy to welcome new volunteers, and we will provide training and support.
Are you a talented photographer?
Would you like to support our organisation to capture magical moments of people having a good time at social events?
Our events include theme nights, talent shows, club nights, ceilidhs and more! We hold 6-8 big events a year. We also have monthly events like pub nights and karaoke.
We are looking for talented photographers and videographers to join our team of volunteers. Your role is to capture special moments at events to share on social media and with our members.
We're looking for a volunteer who is sociable, friendly and confident and has excellent people skills. You will be able to interact respectfully with people from a range of different backgrounds. The events mostly run in the evening.
Volunteers must be over 18 years old.
As you will be working with vulnerable people, references and a PVG will be required. There will be no costs involved in your PVG application.
Would you like to support people with learning disabilities to socialise and make friends? We are looking for Volunteer Event Supporters to help at and lead social events.
Our events include going to restaurants, pubs, cinema, tenpin bowling, day trips and walks. Events usually take place afternoons and evenings and last about 2 hours.
As an Events Supporter, you will attend the event and help the members to interact while they’re together. It’s all about helping them to have a safe, enjoyable and friendly time. It’s sociable, great fun and very rewarding!
A large number of people with learning disabilities feel lonely and socially isolated. Your support will help to change this.
Our events are held on different days and times each week. We appreciate and understand that volunteers are sometimes only available certain days and times.
Dates-n-mates offer a variety of training and support to our volunteers.
We're looking for a volunteer who is sociable, friendly and confident and has excellent people skills. You will be a good communicator; kind and patient when interacting with people who have different communication or mobility needs. You will be able to interact respectfully with people from a range of different backgrounds. As you will be representing Dates-n-Mates, you will be courteous and professional as well as being reliable and punctual. Volunteers must be over 18 years old.
This is a wonderful opportunity to work with and befriend adults with additional support needs. The PHAB club is a registered charity and offers a range of activities in a social setting. Volunteers offer friendship and help facilitate members to engage with the club activities and to help them to use the clubs tablets for gaming, educational and recreational purposes.
We are a small charity dedicated to supporting our community to fulfil its potential. We run a weekly schedule of creative and therapeutic focused groups from our premises within Dudhope Castle and are in need of help with:
planning and ideas-generation (our materials are mainly donated or upcycled ‘junk’);
setup & clearing;
supporting group participants to try out ideas and manage the manual challenges of the activities; and
facilitate the flow of the group.
We’re looking for someone with some experience and interest in the activity type, but most of all you will bring patience and positivity. We hope that you will enjoy the social aspects of this role, as well as knowing that you are making a valuable contribution to your community.
You will volunteer alongside at least one of our staff team. Groups run Tuesdays to Fridays, 10am-12pm or 1-3pm, with time around that for set up and planning.