Your role as a Clan events volunteer is essential in helping to generate the funds needed for us to provide our vital support services to people affected by cancer diagnosis in your local community. You could be asked to get involved in a variety of activities, whether it's manning a cheering point on one of our runs, walks or cycles, helping to welcome guests at our annual lunch or ball, or providing information at one of our open days, Typical activities include:
- Helping to prepare for an event - this might involve preparing information and signage, setting up routes for runs/walks/cycles, sorting displays and activities, moving chairs and tables, putting up gazebos etc.
- Providing a warm and friendly welcome to all attendees of Clan events, answering any questions and encouraging people to get involved in the event/activity
-Assisting at larger scale events such as the Clan Ball or Clan Lunch - this might involve manning the car park, directing attendees to the right location, providing information, running stalls, assisting with activities, salling tickets or accept donations
- Working together with Clan staff to ensure the best possible experience for our events attendees/participants and signposting where appropriate
- Helping to raise awareness of Clan services
Your role as a Clan listening and Support volunteer is essential in helping to provide our vital Listening and Support service to people affected by cancer diagnosis in your local community. The listening and support service offers a welcoming, relaxed, safe and confidential environment for people to talk about the cancer experience with someone who can listen and provide emotional and wellbeing support either face to face or by telephone.
Typical activities include:
- Meeting and greeting clients attending our local wellbeing centres
- Providing emotional, practical and wellbeing support and information to new and existing clients using the Clan client pathway either face to face or by telephone
-Working together with Clan staff to ensure the best possible support and service for clients and signposting where appropriate
- Recording client session notes and debriefing with Clan staff
- Receiving donations and providing support where appropriate
- Helping to raise awareness of Clan services by attending and supporting internal and external events
- Activities may vary depending on the location of the wellbeing centre
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
Join our branch as advertising coordinator to work with local businesses to advertise their business with us. The money from this helps us to fund our groups.
We would love to develop our advertising strategy and want you to be part of this.
As part of our Supporting You at Home service we help vulnerable clients to become less isolated, increase confidence and become part of their local community. We accept referrals for people who have recently been discharged from hospital, but we consider applications for any adult aged 18+. Your role as a Support at Home Volunteer will be to offer valuable support for clients who require help with any of these services. This role is available in Aberdeenshire.
-Home Visit: you will provide a friendly chat/visit to someone who is lonely/isolated.
-1-1 Garden Visit; 1-1 Assisted Walks: weather dependant! You can provide social companionship or encourage mobility.
-Shopping: you can help get shopping for someone who is unable to do their own shopping or take someone shopping (depending on mobility) to encourage mobility and socialisation.
-Transport: taking someone to an appointment.
All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated. For further details please contact the RVS Grampian Team at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01224 937110.
If you enjoy being in an office and like meeting people, this is the role for you. You’ll be providing people with wheelchairs and other equipment to help them get moving again after illness or injury.
We would like you to be able to volunteer:
• On any day, Tuesday to Friday
• At least 4 hours a week (either AM 9am-1pm or PM 1pm-5pm)
• For at least 6 months
Ideally you will live within 10 miles of the office (we are based at King’s Community Church, King's Way, Aberdeen, AB23 8BL).
This is a great opportunity to help make a real difference and:
• Meet new people and be part of a dynamic and inclusive team.
• A great opportunity to use your existing skills or gain new ones.
• An opportunity to be part of the world’s largest humanitarian organisation and the knowledge that you are making a positive difference to people’s lives.
• All training and induction for the role.
• Reasonable pre-agreed travel expenses for the role including for attending training.
For full details and to apply please visit https://volunteer.redcross.org.uk/opportunities/34753-customer-service-volunteer-wheelchair-volunteer-aberdeen-2022-06-30
If you have any questions/wish to discuss further before applying, please feel welcome to contact us at email: email@example.com
Volunteering Matters: Retired and Senior Volunteer Programme (RSVP)
Volunteering Matters, the UK’s largest volunteering charity, believe that everyone in the UK should have the opportunity to thrive. We bring people together to overcome some of society’s most complex issues through the power of volunteering. Our Retired and Senior Volunteer Programme (RSVP) encourages those aged 50+ to volunteer and be active in their communities. RSVP projects can take many forms, from school support, to driving schemes, all having an incredible impact both on the wider community, and our volunteers.
In Aberdeen, we are looking for a passionate, friendly individual to re-establish RSVP knitting groups in the Aberdeen area as a Group Volunteer Organiser. As our RSVP Knitting Group Volunteer Organiser, you will engage other adults aged 50+ in the local community who enjoy knitting, bring them together as knitting volunteers, but also providing a social forum for the knitters to chat and spark friendships. Activity will also happen in between, with knitters completing items at home too.
In addition to setting up groups and arranging for them to come together (if they would like to), the Organiser will collect items created, and ensure they are donated to local organisations that can benefit from them. Previously, this has included clothes for the local neonatal unit, trauma teddies, and others. This will involve networking in the Aberdeen area to establish relationships with organisations and agree how donations will work.
You don’t have to be an avid knitter yourself, this role is more to organise knitting activity, and be the point of contact for knitters and partners in the local area. However, if you would like to be involved in the knitting activity, that would be most welcome.
- Engaging with keen knitters in the local area to form groups, and on-going contact with knitters
- Promoting knitting opportunities/encouraging wider involvement via local press, social media etc.
- Working with organisations to create partnerships for the knitting to be donated to
- Ensuring quality control of items
- Applying for small grants/funding/some fundraising activity would be beneficial
- Gathering items from knitters and arranging collection/delivery
- Ensuring social opportunities for knitters to come together (if they wish to)
- Inputting to the wider RSVP network as and when appropriate
*You will be:
- Honest, reliable, and friendly volunteer aged 50+
- Regular commitment
- An interest in networking/building relationships
- Good communication, organisational, and people skills
- Ability to volunteer independently, taking initiative to grow the groups, with minimum support
- Able to lift/move bags of knitting donations and transport them – being a driver would be useful
*We will provide:
- A fun, enjoyable and worthwhile voluntary experience
- Sense of achievement
- Relevant training and support
- All travel expenses
- Relevant insurance for activities
- Opportunity to engage with the wider RSVP and Volunteering Matters Network
A fantastic opportunity to help and make a real difference for people and the community.
For further details please contact Louise Orr, Delivery Leader at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 07534 108 842.
We are looking for a new Treasurer to join our board. This is a voluntary position for somebody committed to supporting the local community.
The role involves:
• Overseeing the financial health of the organisation
• Being observant, and willing to ask questions
• Presenting financial reports, raising issues and answering questions at regular meetings and the AGM
• Liaising with the bookkeeper or financial examiners for the annual review of accounts
• Ensuring statutory returns are made to any relevant regulators You will have the support of other trustees and our bookkeeper in the delivery of these duties. This role is to support the governance and strategic vision of the charity, not the daily operation.
Day to day monitoring of the Lockerbie Old School project finances. Recording incoming and outgoing payments. Making payments. Passing financial information to the project accountant. General basic book keeping duties. Making project decisions in conjunction with other Board members and helping to drive the project forward with the help of two paid employees