There are many and varied reasons that volunteers are an asset to the aquatics programme and we aim to make it as inclusive as possible.
Many children with additional support needs can cope with mainstream swimming lessons with additional support, either in-water or on poolside
Disability swim classes benefit from extra support and a volunteer can make a great difference to the progress these children can make.
Some children, particularly pre-school children, have never been in a swimming pool and volunteers can make a huge difference by helping alleviate their fears.
We are looking for a volunteer with an enthusiastic attitude with strong IT and marketing skills to help us promote sport and physical activity in the West End of Dundee. We want to raise our profile in the community and strengthen our connection with the community. You will also be familiar with different social media sites as we will ask that you keep our social media platforms regularly updated while encouraging others to comment on our posts and share them.
You will also have knowledge of the most effective communication strategies to help improve our reach and engage with a wider audience. We would also like our sports marketing volunteer to led on the designing, writing and publishing of a regular newsletter.
You don’t need to be a sports enthusiast to volunteer and support your local Community Sports Hub. The West End CSH are seeking a confident individual to support sports clubs in the West End with admin duties as Hub Secretary.
The Hub Secretary will work with community leaders from 5 local sports clubs to support the development of further sporting opportunities in the community. We are looking for an individual to take minutes at monthly hub meetings, deal promptly with any correspondence on the hub’s behalf and act as the main admin officer for the hub.
The role gives an individual the opportunity to put their skills to good use to assist other volunteers as part of a community group, feel useful, create new relationships, build new skills and make an impact in supporting local sport. You will be a valued member of the team.
Volunteers Wanted - Tayside Dynamos are Scotland's No.1 Powerchair Football Club need you!
We have exciting opportunities for enthusiastic, passionate and committed individuals to get involved in one of the most exhilarating and rapidly growing Disability Sports. You will get the opportunity to support some of Scotland's most talented Powerchair Footballers to develop their skills. There are a variety of positions available with time commitments ranging from 30 minutes to 2/3 hours per week.
Interested? Get in touch with our Club Coordinator to find out more.
You're maybe not a boxer, but do you tick all of these boxes?
Do you have experience in promoting organisations in social media platforms?
Do you have experience in all social media platforms?
Do you enjoy engaging with the community?
Than we need your expertise and help!
We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and reliable volunteer to support our community engagement. Candidate will work on producing and implementing a marketing plan as well as maintaining communication across our social media platforms such as facebook, Instagram & twitter
Ayrshire Tigers Powerchair Football Club (South Ayrshire)
We are currently looking for a coach to help our head coach run our weekly Tuesday training session for the first team at The Citadel Leisure Centre in Ayr between 7pm and 10pm. The role will be part time and is a volunteer position. Previous coaching experience would be helpful but not essential.
This role is ideal for graduates of sports degrees or those that are still currently studying and want to earn money on the side of their degree.
Powerchair football is an adaptation of football and no previous coaching experience is required; only an enthusiastic approach, commitment, and a willingness to learn. There will also be opportunities to gain coaching qualifications, through the Club’s affiliation with SPFA and the Scottish Para-Football, as part of the individual’s continued professional development.
The Club is committed to increasing opportunities available to participants with a disability and therefore would like to offer inspiring coaches the chance to learn how to coach Powerchair Football. You will be supported to develop your ‘personal’ coaching skills (communication, organisation, adaptability, and compassion) and your ‘how to’ coaching skills (instruction, demonstration, observation, analysis, feedback and questioning).
A full UK driving licence is desirable but not essential.
In return for your time, the club will assist with you gaining SFA coaching qualifications, First Aid training and put you through your PVG.
We are interested in speaking with people that have a background as/or worked in:
PE Teachers and Teachers with a love for Sport
Teaching assistants with a love for Sport
Primary Teachers with a love for Sport
Experience of working with disabled children/adults
Opportunities will include:
Observation and the chance to deliver Powerchair coaching sessions.
Coach observation and feedback.
Opportunity to gain coaching and refereeing qualifications
Coaching at SPFA match days.
Our aim is to support your understanding, knowledge and experience of coaching to support the long term sustainability of powerchair football in Ayrshire.
Requirements to be a Football Coach at Ayrshire Tigers:
You must be reliable, honest and trustworthy.
Have a full UK driving licence.
You must be a people person and enjoy interacting with others.
Motivate players and be motivated themselves
Prior coaching experience within football (all sports) desirable but not essential
Prior experience working with children and/or adults with disabilities desirable but not essential.
Be well organised and forward plan.
Have a willingness to develop personally and learn new skills.
Make things FUN.
Use time efficiently and effectively.
Develop an appropriate level of technical knowledge.
Observe and analyse players’ skills and make improvements.
Assisting/leading small group or whole team drills and games.
Laying out equipment ahead of the session.
Dynamic risk assessment of powerchairs and equipment before and after sessions.
Equip players as required e.g. attaching ‘Strikers’ to powerchairs.
Organise players with consideration to ability and individual needs.
Consult with the Head Coach about the aims of the sessions.
Plan, deliver, evaluate and progress the coaching sessions.
Brief all players on the aims of the session and the purpose of each activity.
Undertake organisational jobs e.g. register, equipment checks, delegate to parents and carers.
Ensure that you are well briefed about any special needs of the participant involved i.e. medical condition/disabilities etc.
Give constructive feedback to all players.
Abide by and promote sound ethics, club policy, code of conduct, child protection, health and safety, equal opportunities to all members.
Coach at league and cup matches. Offering touchline support and coaching to players.
Attend any meetings with fellow coaches, players, parents and children where appropriate.
Develop your own skills by attending SFA coach education courses and any training that is organised by the club.
Recyke-a-bike (Initiative of Fallin Community Enterprises)
Are you passionate about cycling, community engagement, and making a positive impact? Look no further! We are delighted to invite you to join our charity Board of Trustees, where you can contribute your skills, expertise, and enthusiasm to our cause.
As a bike charity based in Stirling, Scotland, Recyke-a-bike (part of Fallin Community Enterprises) is dedicated to promoting cycling as a sustainable and accessible means of transport, fostering community connections, and empowering individuals through our various initiatives. From selling recycled bikes to providing cycle training and offering an innovative employment and training programme, we have been at the forefront of creating positive change for almost 20 years. Now, we need your help to take our mission to the next level!
Currently, we have two exciting positions available on our Board of Trustees: Treasurer and Trustee. These voluntary roles offer a unique opportunity to shape the future of our organisation, contribute to strategic decision-making, and to play an essential part in enhancing the cycling experience for individuals across the Forth Valley.
As Treasurer, you would be the financial steward of our charity, ensuring that resources are managed efficiently and transparently. Your expertise in finance, budgeting, and financial planning would be crucial in maintaining the sustainability of our operations and supporting the growth of our initiatives. Recyke-a-bike have a Finance Manager and Operations Manager who you would work closely with you. They will be doing the day-to-day financial tasks, so we would look for a Treasurer who can assist with supporting these staff members (when required) and giving experience and vision in line with our development as an organisation.
If you would prefer a broader role, our Trustee position is ideal for you. As a Trustee, you would have the chance to participate in diverse discussions, share your insights, and provide valuable guidance on the overall strategy of the organization. Your passion for cycling, community development, or any related field would enrich our decision-making process and help us create a lasting impact in Stirling.
Our Board of Trustees meet bi-monthly, offering a convenient schedule that accommodates busy lives while still allowing for active engagement and meaningful contribution. Through these meetings, you will collaborate with like-minded individuals, each bringing their unique skills and perspectives, to collectively drive our charity's mission forward.
By joining our board of trustees, you will become part of a supportive and passionate community that shares your love of cycling and the power it holds to transform lives. Together, we will continue to sell recycled bikes, provide cycle training, develop our employment and training programs, and embark on other exciting projects that benefit the Forth Valley (and wider) communities.
So, are you ready to make a real difference? Then please enquire about joining out Board of Trustees today! Together, we will pedal towards a brighter and more sustainable future for all.
To apply or learn more about these positions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
We eagerly anticipate welcoming you aboard our inspiring team of trustees.
Find out more: www.recyke-a-bike.co.uk
South Ayrshire Council Ranger Service are offering the opportunity for young persons aged between 13-18 to learn new, or develop existing, skills in practical outdoor work. These sessions will introduce essential environmental conservation skills like basic bushcraft, use of manual hand tools and invasive non-native species control. The programme will run on a fortnightly basis (every second Saturday) and from 10am-12pm. Booking is essential so to book a place, or for more information, please feel free to contact the ranger service via email@example.com
Our next session will take place on Saturday 21st October 2023 and then every two weeks thereafter. Sessions are suitable for one-off volunteering so attendance is not required at every session.
Our meeting point is Rozelle Lodge, Rozelle Park, Monument Road, Ayr, KA7 4NQ
Scotland’s Gardens SCheme is Scotland’s growing, giving and inspiring community of garden-lovers. Our mission is to raise funds for charity by encouraging, promoting and supporting garden openings, whilst making the experience inspiring, rewarding and enjoyable for all. We are seeking new volunteers across Scotland to join our local volunteer teams to help support gardens to open their gates to the public and raise money for charity. This is a wonderful opportunity to:
· Be part of a volunteer team which helps to raise funds for hundreds of charities by sharing gardens with visitors
· Use your skills to help promote, organise and/or support gardens to open their gates to the public and raise money for charity
· Meet lovely, like-minded people and share the joy of gardens and gardening
We have a variety of different opportunities to match your interests and availability, including event volunteers, media volunteers, district organiser and treasurer roles. Visit our website for full details and to fill in our expression of interest form.
South Ayrshire Council Ranger Service are offering the opportunity for young persons aged between 13 to 18 to learn new, or develop existing skills in practical outdoor work.
These sessions will introduce essential environmental conservation skills like basic bushcraft, use of manual hand tools and invasive non-native species control.
The programme will run once a month on a Sunday, from 10am to 12pm.
Booking is essential so to book a place or for more information, please feel free to contact the ranger service via firstname.lastname@example.org
The sessions are held with the collaboration of the Friends of Fullarton Woods - a small charity concerned with the restoration and care of the ancient woodlands of Troon. In operation since 2015, raising funds for improvements and planting. We host regular volunteer work parties, tackling jobs such as invasive species control, tree planting and repairing paths. Together with the South Ayrshire Ranger Service and Scottish Wildlife Trust, Ayrshire, we regularly involve schools and community groups in woodland activities.
No experience or tools required. We have tasks to suit all abilities.