Woodcraft Folk are looking for group leaders and helpers for our Glasgow Southside groups. There are 3 groups for children and young people of differing age ranges from under 6's to 13-16's . The groups meet one evening a week in term time but may organise day trips and camps in school holidays.
Our groups aim to develop children and young people's confidence and awareness of the world. We promote big ideas like equality, co-operation and environmental sustainability through fun activities.
We do a wide range of activities including games, craft, exploring nature, bushcraft, drama, discussions and songs. As well as weekly group nights we take part in day events and camps with groups from across Scotland.
If you are interested in joining our friendly team of volunteers please get in touch with Fleur Gayet, Scottish Officer by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning 07833 051 557. We will provide induction information, taster sessions and training opportunities.
Please note that we have other volunteer opportunities in Glasgow in the West End and East End.
Family Visiting Volunteers. Full training given.
To offer non-judgemental practical and emotional support to a local family with a child or children aged 5 and under, who are going through times of hardship and stress
A Home-Start Kincardine volunteer offers regular support, friendship and practical help to families with young children who are experiencing difficulties, in their own homes, helping to prevent family crisis or breakdown. This work requires a high level of commitment and reliability and will be supported by a Home-Start Coordinator. All our volunteers are parents, or have parenting experience.
Home-Start volunteers work towards increasing the confidence & independence of a family by:
1. Offering support, friendship and practical help.
2. Visiting families in their own homes, community locations or virtually.
3. Reassuring families that difficulties in bringing up children are not unusual.
4. Emphasising the pleasure of family life.
5. Developing a relationship with the family.
6. Encouraging parents’ strengths and emotional well being for the ultimate benefit of their own children.
7. Encouraging families to widen their network of relationships and to use the support and services available in their community.
8. To retain and respect the family’s dignity and identity.
All Home-Start Kincardine volunteers must be able to:
1. Undergo a criminal record check.
2. Attend an initial training course.
3. Attend regular supervision, support and additional training days.
Community House Ltd is a well-established charity in Alloa, Clackmannanshire with its roots in the local community for over 20 years. Supporting some the most vulnerable children and adults, it employs two part-time Practitioners, 2 part-time Practitioner Assistants, led by a full-time Operations Manager.
Community House Alloa follows a Christian ethos, so while not everyone involved is a Christian, respect for certain values are requested.
Currently the service delivery consists of a variety of groups to support adults during the day; coffee mornings; lunch clubs in collaboration with Meals @ The Gate; and the latest addition of a pop-up café and shops targeted for Mums which offers a selection of heavily discounted items supplied by Home-Start Clackmannanshire, this is due to go live shortly.
Community House Alloa (CHA) have an adult Helping Hands group which supports adults with additional needs. To support and care for younger demographics there is a teen group every Monday evening. From Monday to Thursday there is an after-school club where primary age children can have a snack, planned activity and a chance to engage with peers from the local area. This includes tending to the community garden in Wimpy Park, located nearby.
CHA are currently in talks with Clackmannanshire Council about expanding services to cover additional parenting groups, Columba 1400, Gender Based Violence delivery of “Own My Life” project among many new and exciting possibilities.
CHA's budget is c£100,000 which includes a service level agreement from Clackmannanshire Council and the remainder from medium-term grants and charitable activities.
Haddo Country Park is looking for some volunteers to work along side us in outdoor education and biological surveys. This opportunity would involve working closely with the visitor services team to provide outdoor education, such as school trips, guided walks, pond dipping and Bushcraft classes. As well as wildlife monitoring and surveys. No experience required but must be comfortable working with a wide range of people including children and have a passion for nature.
Are you friendly, confident and creative? We need your help to assist with a range of activities at organised events for blind and partially sighted children and young people. You could be helping with group activities such as swimming, skating, walking or providing one to one support and play with arts and craft, sculpture and music.
We are looking for volunteers to help with a group held on Wednesdays between 5 and 7pm.
Help young people achieve objectives; Offer guidance with activities; One to one support and guiding; Support children and young people
Garioch Community Kitchen (GCK) is a small Charity based in Wyness Hall, Inverurie. We exist to enhance the health and well-being of all sectors of the community in Central Aberdeenshire.
We aim to provide a range of services including informative food workshops in a safe and supported environment, delivering practical and nutritional information and teaching transferable food skills in the Wyness Hall and on an outreach basis. We work in partnership with other agencies and groups to promote healthy cooking and eating choices.
GCK are currently seeking to recruit Trustees to our Committee on a voluntary basis. We are looking for motivated, enthusiastic individuals who can contribute their knowledge and skill base to the Charity.
It is essential our Committee is made up of people with varying skill sets and therefore we welcome applications from individuals from the private, public and/or third sector who do not have specific food or nutrition skills or knowledge but have an interest or are passionate about what we do.
Due to succession planning we are looking to recruit a Vice Chair who would potentially take on the role of Chair. Other vacancies are for a Treasurer and general Committee members.
Committee meetings are held quarterly, and Committee members are expected to attend, with email communication outwith these meetings. The Committee are responsible for the governance of the Charity, will be involved in strategic planning and support the Business Development Manager.