Are you keen to make a positive difference in people’s lives? Are you interested in equality, social justice and empowerment? We are looking for people to join our highly trained and enthusiastic volunteer Community Advocate team delivering independent advocacy to mental health service users or people with learning disabilities throughout Aberdeenshire. You will make such a difference in people’s lives, supporting them to speak up for themselves and grow in confidence, helping them to understand and exercise their rights and options, and assisting them in the decision-making process relating to their care, treatment, and support. Don’t worry no previous experience is required as full training and mentoring is provided to enable you to help others to have a voice. So if you are wondering what to do with your spare time and have around two hours free a week to volunteer please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01467 651604. Our Training and Volunteer Coordinator would love to hear from you and will be happy to give you more information on this volunteering opportunity.
Zennistoun Hub have a proven track record of offering support and respite to disabled and vulnerable people in our community, were all about promoting independence. Our purpose built centre at Possibilities gives people confidence to grow in a safe environment at their own pace while offering access to resources to learn and develop so they can achieve their goals within society rather than isolation.
We are looking for an individual with excellent written skills who want to bring their creative flare to our community health hub. The role would include working alongside our marketing team and gathering information on events, workshops, courses and ideas which have to be written and put on to our website and across our social media pages.
Our main goal is creating and being involved in the community. Our volunteers are needed to help us continue to grow within the Glasgow community meanwhile growing our Zennistoun Hub reach. Aiming welcome people from all walks of life with open arms.
The role is flexible and can work within the volunteers' schedule. We are based at Sword Street G31 1EG, however some travel around the local area will be required and travel expenses will be reimbursed.
If you are interested please click the ‘apply’ button below (available when logged in and registered). You will then be contacted by email or phone call. If you have not heard back after 5 working days, the first step is to contact the organization with the contact details provided. You could also check your junk/spam folder on your emails just in case the response is there. If that doesn’t work out then please feel free to contact Volunteer Glasgow at email@example.com
Quarriers’ Aberdeenshire Carer Support Service provides advice and support to adults and young people in Aberdeenshire who provide unpaid care to a family member, friend or neighbour who depends upon them because of physical or mental illness, disability, frailty or substance use.
Purpose of the Role
We are looking for volunteers to provide companionship and social contact for unpaid carers of all ages.
The main tasks will include
• To build a positive relationship with an unpaid carer and visit them on a regular basis.
• To provide opportunities for social outings, where possible, eg walks, going for coffee etc.
• To undertake training as required.
What Are The Benefits
• Gaining experience in supporting unpaid carers in their role
• Making a difference to the lives of unpaid carers
• Gaining new experiences and learning new skills
• Building confidence and a sense of achievement
• Improving physical and mental health wellbeing
• Free training and development
• Having a sense of belonging to a team
• Adding to my CV
• Trying something new and meeting new people
• Having fun!
Application form, meeting, references and PVG disclosure.
Dependent on location of volunteering.
The purpose of this role is to assist children and young people with their learning, to foster a positive attitude towards education and ultimately, to help them grow in confidence. Sessions could include anything from assisting them with schoolwork to wider learning, such as, going to a museum, historic site or exploring nature. Many of the children and young people we support have undergone Adverse Childhood Experiences that continue to negatively impact their wellbeing, development, and behaviour. They often struggle with poor numeracy and literacy, inability to focus, low self-esteem and poor mental health. We want to continue to support them, and their families and we need your help to make this happen! Study Buddy sessions take place once a week, Monday to Friday after school hours.
As the sessions take place out of the office, the volunteer would be able to choose an accessible place to meet their needs. Our office is not disability accessible, however we would ensure we have any meetings/interviews/training sessions located somewhere accessible if necessary.
Befrienders engage in a range of one-to-one, fun activities helping to build the child’s confidence and self-esteem and introducing them to new experiences. Befrienders are matched with a child or young person aged between 5 and 18 who is affected by HIV or Hepatitis. Activities are focused around the child and their befriender’s interested and could include trips to museums, trampoline parks, tourist attractions, outdoor play areas, sporting matches, and galleries. any of the children and young people we support have undergone Adverse Childhood Experiences that continue to negatively impact their wellbeing, development, and behaviour. They often struggle with poor numeracy and literacy, inability to focus, low self-esteem and poor mental health. We want to continue to support them, and their families and we need your help to make this happen! As a Befriender you will need to commit to a minimum of 1 year of volunteering, in order to nurture feelings of trust and safety, and to provide a consistent positive influence.
All sessions take place out of the office, the volunteer would be able to choose an accessible place to meet their needs. Our office is not disability accessible, however we would ensure we have any meetings/interviews/training sessions located somewhere accessible if necessary.
An opportunity to work as part of a team and to develop your communicative skills. The Club Secretary is the hub of the club, acting as the club's communicator with it’s membership and external organisations.
* prepare and distribute the monthly committee meeting agenda & minutes
* maintain the Club's Constitution & Bye-Laws, Policies & Procedures and any working agreements
*co-ordinate all correspondence to the club and respond as appropriate on behalf of the club
* attend the club monthly committee meetings, giving a report on any correspondence received /sent
* act as the main admin interface between the club and external agencies with whom we work
* routing incoming enquiries to the appropriate committee member(s) for action
* in conjunction with the IT convener, maintain the clubs policies, handbook and procedures up to date
* be a member of the clubs executive committee and participate in the efficient running of the club
* gather information to prepare a final report for the Clubs Annual General Meeting
The Board of Directors work under the direction of the Chairperson to ensure probity, provide governance and work in partnership with the Manager to achieve the aims of Advocacy Highland. The main duties include;
• To ensure that the organisation conducts its business in accordance with its Memorandum and Articles of Association and in adherence with relevant legislation.
• To govern the organisation within best practice frameworks.
• To attend Board Meetings (and relevant sub committees) regularly and contribute actively to the role of the Board in determining strategy, approving policy and monitoring performance.
• To ensure the organisation’s resources are deployed in pursuance of its objectives and that its finances are systematically accounted for, audited and made publically available.
• To oversee the management of existing advocacy provision and any future development.
• To foster effective relationships between Board members and staff, service users, other stakeholders and others who are important to the organisation.
• To participate where appropriate in the recruitment of senior staff.
• To contribute any specific skills, knowledge and experience to assist the Board of Directors reach sound decisions.
• To safeguard the good name and ethos of the organisation and to promote the organisation and its work, along with fellow Board members and staff, to existing and potential funding agencies, donors, supporters and beneficiaries.
Linnhe Leisure are looking for a volunteer litter picker to maintain area outside the Nevis Centre for 2 hours per week, hours can be flexible. Tea or coffee and a hot filled roll provided at the end of each shift.
Just regarding the above ‘start date / end date’ question, we feel that the opportunity can be done over a couple of months, one day per week, to start with.
The volunteer is required to help us deliver a big project is to raise money through our ongoing initiative which is called #Skibay4DSUK
#SkiBay4DSUK is calling on skiers and snowboarders throughout the UK to sell their unwanted winter equipment and items of clothing to help raise money for DSUK to continue providing our adaptive snowsport activities. Through this volunteer opportunity, you will help disabled people to be more active, make friends and have fun by taking part in snowsport. “It's more than skiing and snowboarding: It's life changing.”
To support this initiative, we currently require volunteers to help us photograph and write descriptions of items we have stored at our offices near Aviemore. We have had lots of donations of unwanted snowsport equipment and we need to list these items on our own eBay shop. The purpose of this is to raise money from these items but also promote the #Skibay4DSUK initiative and encourage people all over the country to sell their unwanted items to raise money for us.
The role will also involve weighing items and researching and preparing other information about the items as necessary. Our member of staff, Bonnie, will actually list the items on eBay so the volunteer doesn’t need to worry about being able to use eBay as such.
The programme provides support for young people
across the local region, bringing employers, partners,
and education together. The
programme aims to ensure more of our young
people in Highland have the skills and knowledge to
enable them to achieve a positive and sustained
destination beyond school as well as having a better
insight into the opportunities that are available to
With a team of Development Officers, across
Highland communities, we offer unrivalled support
to mentors, ensuring they are equipped to support
our young people whilst often developing new skills. This program needs volunteer Mentors from all backgrounds to support young people on a 1-to-1 basis, helping them to achieve their goals in a realistic way. Full training and support provided