Patient Partners are members of the public who assist in the practice and learning sessions by being available to speak to and be examined by our students. There is no prior training or experiences necessary to be selected to join the Programme, all we ask is that a Patient Partner be willing to help, reliable and most importantly have a good sense of humour!
Patient Partners may role play a health problem from a scenario (short description of symptoms and how they have been affecting you, as well as a social and medical history) so that medical and dental students can practise interviewing patients away from the hussle and bussle of a busy hospital ward. Patient Partners may also be used for non-invasive procedures/examinations (for example, the taking of a blood pressure, listening to a patient’s lungs or having joints examined/put through normal movements).
There is no prior training or experiences necessary, all we ask is that you are willing to help, reliable and most importantly have a good sense of humour! Good support is provided to all volunteers and all help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated.
For more details please contact us at Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel 01224 437887. Further information about volunteering with us is also available at: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/suttie-centre/clinical-skills/patient-partner-programme.php
The opportunity is for vibrant people who enjoy all that entails working with young people of various backgrounds and for those who are looking for experience within events.
Volunteers will assist with the running of events and activities, helping with the set-up, social media and marketing of the events, as well as running activities all day. Volunteers should be flexible as events and activities will take place during weekends and evenings.
If your interested in volunteering with us, get in touch to find out how you can get involved.
Looking to get experience in a youth work setting? We are open to working with students who require to do a work placement as part of a Youth Work related degree. We have a partnership with UWS, speak to your programme leader or get in touch with us to find out more.
Why should I volunteer with the Ayr Ark?
Opportunity to gain a youth qualification
Develop employability skills and work experience.
Meet new people
Volunteer team building days and activities
This is a voluntary role and you would be responsible for the finances of the District, supporting the Group Treasurers and attending the District committee meetings among other tasks. This is a fully supported role, you would have the District Commissioner, District Chair and District Secretary helping you along the way.
For further information and application form please contact Fiona, email@example.com
DUNDEE AND ANGUS!
St Andrew's First Aid are currently recruiting for volunteers in Dundee and Angus!
As a volunteer with St Andrew’s First Aid you will have access to training and development opportunities and given the chance of attending a wide range of national and local events, where your skills, knowledge and experience may be required to help someone and may even save their life.
If you are interested in joining us and becoming a part of the St Andrew's First Aid family, please get in touch! 💙
A Refurb Assistant at the Turing Trust will be taught all of the procedures we implement to restore a donated PC into a brand new elearning machine. The main tasks involved in the role include: computer repair, computer wiping, data management, PC installation, stock management and a variety of others. In this opportunity you will learn a huge amount about PC repair, maintenance and data management.
For application details, please go to :
Clachworks is opening a tool library which will allow members of the public to access a variety of tools at an affordable cost. This will also extend the life of the tools, meaning less tools are sent to landfill. Through the tool library we can reduce the overall consumption and waste of goods and facilitate a transition to a circular economy. We have a lot of tool donations coming in and we need qualified PAT testers to ensure the safety of the tools before we loan them to the public. There is the potential for this to become a paid role. We are also recruiting tool repair and maintenance technicians.
We require around 4 hours or more volunteering per week
Are you a young person (12-25) with existing experience of volunteering? Do you live in South Ayrshire?
Then you might be interested in becoming a Saltire Ambassador!
Our recently formed 'Saltire Squad' are looking for new members to help us 'fly the flag' about volunteering across South Ayrshire. If you are passionate about the benefits and impact of volunteering, then this is the ideal opportunity for you.
You will be a member of a growing group of Saltire Ambassadors who are promoting volunteering and the Saltire Awards in their local communities. This opportunity is flexible to your schedule and your talents - ideal for those in school, college or university. If you sign-up, you will have the opportunity to:
• Plan and attend events across South Ayrshire to promote youth volunteering.
• Create engaging social media content and videos to raise awareness about volunteering and the Saltire Awards.
• Work as part of a team to come up with new and fun ideas for increasing youth volunteering in South Ayrshire.
• Help to plan the Saltire Awards Ceremony - an annual event celebrating the achievements of Saltire Award participants.
• Join a group of young people who are passionate about making a difference in their local community!
All participants will be provided with a mentor for ongoing support as well as access to events, training, and opportunities.
Friockheim Park Community Volunteers Have Been Successful In Getting Trees From The Woodland Trust For Planting In & Around Friockheim:
Small Hedge (30 saplings)
Medium Wildlife (105 saplings)
Large Wildlife (420 saplings)
This Will Be A Massive Undertaking & Require Some Extra Help Planting All These Trees!
Tree Delivery Will Be In November 2023, Planting Will Take Place Between Then & March.
ProjectScotland (part of the Volunteering Matters Family)
Give the gift of your time and become a volunteer mentor for young people. It could be life changing for you both!
Would you like to support a young person on their journey to gaining new skills and experience, becoming more self-confident and achieving their goals? If the answer is yes, we would love to hear from you.
Mentoring is at the heart of what we do here at ProjectScotland and we offer every young person we support, the opportunity to be matched with a volunteer mentor. We are searching for people in and around Aberdeen who are able to offer one hour of their time once a week or fortnight for up to 12 months to help transform the life of someone else. The young people we work with all face different challenges in their lives such as; mental ill health, long term unemployment, low confidence and self esteem, care experienced, limited English communication skills due to being new to this country or disabilities.
As a volunteer mentor, you could support your mentee with whatever is important to them. This could be: goal setting; identifying interests and strengths; confidence building; helping to establish a routine; support to explore job, training and further education opportunities; social connections; or just someone consistent to talk to and check in with to see how they are. The support you can offer is invaluable and can be life changing.
How does it work?
• Following recruitment, we provide training, support to join the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme, ongoing support, access to lots of resources and a wonderful community of mentors across the country to connect with, learn from and build friendships with.
• you are matched to one young person and meet with them once a week or fortnight for around one hour
• meetings can be face to face or virtual using email/telephone/video chat/WhatsApp. There is also an opportunity to do a mixture of the two which offers a flexible and accessible approach to this volunteering role in addition to the match itself.
•matches can last from 3-12 months depending upon the relationship and the needs of the mentee
What’s in it for you?
• Help transform your mentee’s life
• Develop communication and interpersonal skills e.g. coaching, motivating others, adaptability
• Gain transferable skills and experience volunteering with disadvantaged people
• Participate in regular support and training
• Meet new people, connect and have fun!
• Learn about yourself and gain a sense of achievement supporting others
• Learn more about your community and the challenges that people can face
If you are interested in this opportunity please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We would love to hear from you!
More info about ProjectScotland:
ProjectScotland (part of the Volunteering Matters Family) works with people (predominantly young people) across the country who are struggling to overcome challenges such as social isolation, mental health issues, low confidence and general uncertainty about their futures. By providing wrap around support and the chance to complete a voluntary placement with a local charity; not only can this enhance confidence and self-belief, but it gives that individual the opportunity to build on their skills and experience and potentially move on to a job, further education or training. Everyone we work with is also offered a volunteer mentor.
WaterAid Speakers are trained volunteers that deliver inspiring talks and workshops, to raise awareness about the importance of clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene, to transform peoples’ lives for good.
Our Speaker volunteers engage audiences about the important work of WaterAid, inspiring them to take action, as they speak with schools, universities, businesses, youth groups, religious places of worship, service organisations, and many more.
•Deliver a minimum of four talks or workshops per year, either online and/or face to face.
•Deliver talks or workshops on key days such as: World Water Day on 22 March, World Toilet Day on 19 November, Menstrual Hygiene Day on 28 May and Global Handwashing Day on 15 October.
•Contact new audiences to organise and deliver talk and workshop opportunities.
•Complete online Speaker Network training and adhere to volunteer guidance and best practise.
•Make use of our public speaking resources (such as PowerPoint presentations) included in our Speaker e-newsletter, emails, and online resource library.
•Keep up to date with our key messages, appeals, campaigns, fundraising and volunteering.
•Regularly liaise with the Speaker Network team about talks and workshops.
•Provide feedback on talks or workshops by completing the online evaluations.
•Provide support to new Speakers around their public speaking development.
•Demonstrate the WaterAid values including being considerate when representing WaterAid and always leaving others with a positive view of our organisation and the work that we do.
A fantastic opportunity to help and make a real difference. All volunteers are greatly appreciated.
To become a WaterAid Volunteer or for more information please email email@example.com