Our mentors offer support to a young adult with Cystic Fibrosis. Mentors support the young adult in improving socialisation, broadening horizons and to explore concerns to help improve self-esteem, coping skills and the person's quality of life. A mentor will meet with a young adult regularly to build a trusting one to one relationship. This allows the person space and a suitable environment to explore their feelings, discuss their desires, aspirations and grow their life skills. It is a fantastic opportunity to support someone in achieving their goals, whatever they may be or giving them someone to talk to.
Food waste is a big issue in the UK and beyond. It’s estimated that a third of all food gets wasted. Most of this is avoidable and could have been eaten had it been better managed.
Help us look after the fridge in the following ways:
* Operate fridge during allocated opening times * Collection of food from donors
* Fridge cleaning and monitoring
* Local fridge promotion
* Assist with events to support the fridge and the local community Experience required: Interest in food. Confident and happy to work on own. Friendly and helpful manner.
Rosewell Development Trust Community Company Limited
You will help plan and deliver activities for children aged 8 to 11 years. No two sessions will be the same as we explore different arts and crafts projects.
All volunteers will work in a team with the Community Activities Leader to plan and deliver the sessions. Materials etc will be provided however you may be asked to purchase some of the materials yourself – you will be reimbursed for this upon presenting a valid receipt. You will be given the opportunity to lead on sessions if you are confident in this. Working with children you will be an approachable, lively and helpful volunteer who is ready to support the children and provide a fun atmosphere where children can take part in activities safely.
From a small handful of girls who gatecrashed the first ever Scout rally, demanding ‘something for the girls’, Girlguiding has grown into a vast and vibrant network of members across the UK.
We’re the UK’s leading charity for girls and young women. Across the whole of the UK, an amazing 100,000 volunteers help 400,000 girls aged 4 to 25 to share the life-changing experience of Girlguiding.
When a girl becomes a Rainbow, Brownie, Guide or member of the Senior Section she joins a group of girls her own age and will be led by our carefully trained and dedicated volunteers. Whatever inspires her, whatever her passions and interests, we offer her the chance to develop her potential, make friends and have fun.
Our volunteers do amazing things - some of which might surprise you. They go white water rafting, train leaders overseas, celebrate LGBT inclusion in their local Pride parade and sing along with 10,000 girls at Wembley Arena. We currently have opportunities for adult volunteers throughout Midlothian . There are 12 units in the Dalkeith area and many girls wanting to join. Units normally meet for up to 2 hours, one night per week. We have units meeting each night of the week and would like more adults to come along and help with our units so that more girls wills be given the opportunity to join .
Rainbows are aged 5-7, Brownies 7-10, Guides 10-14, Senior Section 14-26.
Volunteers should register their interest via the Girl Guiding website at https://go.girlguiding.org.uk/join-us/join-as-volunteer/
CAPS provides Individual Advocacy in East Lothian and Midlothian and runs several experience-led Collective Advocacy projects across Lothian. You will receive induction, training, guidance and support from CAPS staff. More information is contained within the Management Committee volunteer role description available online at www.capsadvocacy.org
Please contact Jane Crawford, CEO on 0131 273 5116, or by email: email@example.com for an informal chat.
Management Committee members must not be disqualified from acting as a charity trustee. This role is subject to Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme membership. CAPS is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation, Scottish Charity number SC021772.
Due to Covid 19 CAPS we have had to alter the way we work. Groups and volunteer roles are currently taking place online until we can resume face to face meetings.
People find volunteering with Penicuik Citizens Advice Bureau a stimulating and rewarding experience. We provide full training and on-going support. Apart from developing new skills, volunteers also enjoy being part of a team assisting the community on a wide range of issues. We recognise that potential volunteers come from a a variety of backgrounds and value the diversity of experiences and life skills they bring with them. We also re-imburse travel expenses for volunteers. We are ideally looking for people who can commit to one session per week at 3 hours per session.
Oxfam aims to overcome poverty and suffering world-wide. The money raised in the shops funds projects both for emergency provision and development programmes.
Shop Assistants enjoy interacting with the local community and helping others. It is a great way to make new friends and be part of a team.
There are various opportunities throughout the year to hear the results of what happens to the money made which is very motivational. There are also lots of opportunities to discuss and share opinions.
The position can also provide work experience and a reference for those in between jobs or looking for a change to the retailing environment. Volunteering can also lead to paid positions when vacancies arise.
Macmillan has an exciting opportunity to create a brand new Fundraising Group in Midlothian to raise vital funds and awareness so that we can support more people affected by cancer when they need us most!
There is no pressure, and you can give as much or as little time as you like! Fundraising is a great opportunity to be social and have fun, while making a great difference to people affected by cancer.
Join our new Group, and invite your friends to find out more information!
We would love to see you there!
All trustees collectively have responsibility for Play Midlothian, with day to day management delegated to staff. The legal responsibilities for each trustee, under the Charities and Trustee Investment (Scotland) Act (2005), are to:
1. Act in the interest of the charity: Trustees should put the interests of their charity before their own interests or those of any other person or organisation.
2. Operate in a manner consistent with the charity’s purposes
3. Act with due care and diligence
4. Ensure that the charity complies with the provisions of the 2005 Act and other relevant legislation.
Play Midlothian has identified the key responsibilities of its trustees as:
- To contribute to setting the vision and overall strategic direction for the organisation
- To ensure good financial planning, agreeing the income generation strategy and budgets
- To ensure that income and expenditure levels are regularly compared to agreed budgets and that variances are identified and explained
- To manage, safeguard and protect the assets and resources of Play Midlothian and ensure that they are used only for the purposes set out in Play Midlothian’s governing document
- To oversee the development and delivery of Play Midlothian’s business plan, including monitoring and reviewing progress against agreed activities and outcomes
- To promote a culture of evaluation and learning within Play Midlothian and with its stakeholders
- To manage and safeguard the reputation of Play Midlothian and oversee the strategy for external and stakeholder relations
- To ensure that Play Midlothian adheres to its own values, particularly in relation to service users, volunteers, staff and other stakeholders
- To ensure a commitment to equalities throughout the policy and practice of Play Midlothian
Financial administration is carried out by the staff team. The Treasurer plays a watchdog role, advising staff and the other trustees, including:
- Maintaining an overview of the organisation’s financial affairs
- Helping to identify risks
- Ensuring proper financial controls are in place
- Ensuring appropriate investment policies are in place
- Ensuring that the annual accounts are prepared in accordance with regulations
- Reporting on the annual accounts to the AGM
- Acting as a counter-signatory for payments
- Carrying out once per month sampling of the books
Have you ever thought about giving back to your community? Your help could provide a safe space for Children & Young People to go each week to Learn, Grow and Discover.
As a volunteer with the Boys’ Brigade you can become involved in helping our leaders facilitate a wide variety of activities for children from Primary 1 to Secondary 6. Our Penicuik Company meet every Friday evening from 6.30pm.
Each meeting varies but typical activities include games and sports, arts and crafts and skills-based activities that go toward the achievements programme. Not to mention going on outings and assisting with the participation in regional competitions! With more volunteers we will be able to do many more activities and maybe be able to organise more camping experiences for the young people.
All we ask is that our volunteers are enthusiastic, committed and enjoy working with children and young people. Being able to work well as part of a small team is beneficial.
All volunteers must have PVG clearance which we will facilitate.