Home-Start Angus volunteers offer a regular home-visiting service to young families who are experiencing difficulties or who feel they are not coping. During the home visits they offer support, friendship and practical help. In offering support Home-Start volunteers are alongside families doing things “with” and not “to” them. All of us in Home-Start recognise that bringing up young children is not easy and a little reassurance and praise can go a long way!
Home-Start volunteers develop a relationship with the family they visit. Time and understanding is shared. It is a friendship that involves the volunteer being non-judgmental, a good listener and able to help parents enjoy the fun side of family life.
We also have opportunities for volunteers to support co-ordinators at our family groups that are held throughout Angus.
Fife Young Carers is a growing organisation that works with young and young adult carers throughout Fife. They have just received a Fife Civic Recognition Award which recognised the incredible work they did to support young carers in Fife during lockdown and beyond.
The Board would like to attract people who can offer their time and skills to join them as trustees. The role will provide advice and assistance in the important service of providing support to young carers. They are seeking individuals with a wide variety of skills and expertise, these include but are not limited to anyone with the following skills:
The Board meets approx every 6 weeks for 2-3 hours as a full Board, then flexibly, as required. At present they meet virtually but hope to return to face to face meetings soon.
Methilhill’s Community Children’s Initiative (MCCI) are a community led group dedicated to providing local children and young people with opportunities to play, learn and grow. They are in an exciting period of growth as they embark on the delivery of several new projects and services to support young people throughout Levenmouth and would therefore like to expand their Board.
Board members will have the opportunity to get involved with several different activities, including staff recruitment, team building, campaigning, fund raising events and supporting the growth and development of this innovative organisation.
The minimal time commitment is attendance at 6-weekly board meetings with time in between to carry out small actions where required. However, there are many ways to become more involved in MCCI and they encourage Board members who are keen to take on a more active role.
This is a good opportunity for personal and career development.
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If you can spare a couple of hours or more and would like to give volunteering with Oxfam a try,
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Opportunity to work in the Home’s garden. The person will have their own area they could ‘work’ eg. Vegetable garden, raspberry patch.
Assisting gardener – weeding, tidying up, planting. We would like to establish a small vegetable garden. The person will be able to plant other plants. Maintaining bird feeders and any other ideas they may come up with. The home is willing to buy anything that is needed.
Forth Valley Disability Sport (FVDS) is a charity where the main aim is to lead in the development of sport for people with physical, sensory or learning disability in partnership with key local agencies in the three local authority areas of Stirling., Falkirk ad Clackmannashire. FVDS is a member branch of Scottish Disability Sport (SDS) who are the governing body of sport for athletes and players with a physical, sensory or learning disability.
As chair, you will have a strategic role that is involved with representing the vision of the Branch. You will be responsible for strategic matters, and setting high standards. The chairperson plays a pivotal role in increasing the effectiveness of the Board and individual committee member and wider partners. You will be responsible for ensuring that there is effective communication with the leadership team and acting as a sounding board for the FVDS Coordinator.
• Good decision maker, ensure matters are dealt with in an orderly, efficient manner, and bring impartiality and objectivity to meetings
• Well organised, enthusiastic and drive in partnership working
• Confident at keeping order during meetings
MAIN DUTIES INCLUDE:
1. Lead the management committee and the affairs of the organisation.
2. Oversee and guide all decisions taken by management committee and sub committees
3. In liaison with the co-ordinator, oversee the work of all officers
4. Liaise with the secretary on the agenda for each meeting and approve the minutes before they are circulated
5. Liaise with the Treasurer to ensure funds are spent accurately and in the best interests of the branch
6. Help to prepare and submit any statutory documents that are required (e.g. VAT, grant aid reports)
7. If unable to attend any committee meeting, a written update/ report could be sent to the meeting and the Vice Chair briefed on the agenda
TIME COMMITMENT (Roughly 5- 7 hours per month):
• Attend/ Chair FVDS Committee Meetings (6 per year)
• Liaise with the FVDS Coordinator on matters arising (bi – weekly)
Friday 29th April 2022 (This date can be flexible if required)
All applicants should send a note of interest to email@example.com detailing why you are interested in the role and any relevant skills and experience before Friday 22nd April 2022. If you have any questions or would like more information please contact Graham Harvey on the above email or phone 07895093109
Why we want you:
We are looking for enthusiastic, outgoing individuals who can engage with our visitors while they are out and about on the Mousa RSPB reserve to enhance the visitor experience. The role holder will aid visitors with wildlife identification and give information on how the reserve is managed and the special species that live there. The role is also about encouraging people to give nature a home where they live and answering any general questions visitors have about Mousa, wildlife and the RSPB work across Shetland and further afield.
What's in it for you:
The chance to pass on your passion for nature to enthuse others.
An incredible place to volunteer with travel costs covered by RSPB.
An induction to the reserve, the RSPB, its vision and ways of working.
An opportunity to become part of a friendly, supportive team.
Regular line management support.
An RSB uniform and name badge.
References if appropriate.
Appropriate training and equipment will be provided and expenses will be reimbursed where necessary. The RSPB is the country's largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home.
Online link to apply: https://volunteer.rspb.org.uk/opportunities/29945-visitor-engagement-volunteer-on-reserves-live-interpretation-volunteer-rspb-mousa-2022-03-25
WDCS Shorewatch programme is looking for dedicated volunteers to carry out 10 minute whale and dolphin monitoring surveys ('Shorewatch') from designated watching sites along the Scottish Coastline., and at points in Caithness. Volunteers will be trained to identify common whale, dolphin and porpoise species found in Scottish waters, use specialised watching equipment and record presence and absense sightings data. The programme aims to provide long term, regular and year-round monitoring at sites of particular interest. With the aim of learning more about how whales and dolphins use these areas; highlighting any changes in distribution and behaviour. By collecting information to help WDCS understand more about whales and dolphins locally, volunteers will be actively contributing to their protection.
The 'Smile its Monday' club has resumed in Wick Youth Club on Mondays 12-2pm. This is aimed at older adults and offers social interaction, activities and a cuppa and cakes. Volunteers welcome to help with activities, chatting and general helping out. Can you spend a few hours to help?
Dementia Helpline Volunteers
Alzheimer Scotland is Scotland’s national dementia charity.
Our aim is to make sure nobody faces dementia alone. We provide support and information to people with dementia, their carers and families, we campaign for the rights of people with dementia and fund vital dementia research.
We are very proud of our 24-hour Freephone Dementia Helpline which provides information and emotional support to people with dementia, carers, families, friends and professionals.
Could you be part of our team?
• Emotionally resilient?
• Honest and empathetic?
• Flexible and adaptable?
• Keen to learn something new?
• Aged 18 or over and can commit to a minimum of 8 hours per month, Alzheimer Scotland wants to hear from you!
For more information and application form:-