Street Friends operate between 10am to 2pm distributing food and hot drinks to anyone in need in the centre of Aberdeen. We are a friendly team who are looking for volunteers to help on the streets. Volunteers must be fairly fit as the role entails walking whilst pulling a trolley, making hot drinks and, this is probably the most important quality for working at street friends, being non judgemental.
We help anyone, if you are kind and believe in helping others, we would like to talk to you, we are on the go 6 days a week, Monday to Saturday, you can volunteer as much or as little as you can, it's totally up to you, give us a shout and let the adventures begin.
A fantastic opportunity to help and make a real difference. If you would like to discuss volunteering with us/for further information please contact Colin Robertson at email: email@example.com
Have you ever wanted to volunteer all to do within the concept of Football?
Well look no further! Street Soccer Scotland is currently looking for volunteers to join their team. No two days the same, working alongside our players developing them personally and mentally.
The role includes working with coaches and players pitch side, monitoring games, inputting data, building relationships with partner organisations. We work with all ages from 10 years old all the way to past retirement .
We currently run in Aberdeen: Walking Football, Kids 10-13 Year olds, Street 45 (Women's Programme) and Adult Sessions. Opportunities are available Monday to Friday - Please get in touch with Peter Wood, Programme Co-ordinator at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 07487603708, if you would like to know more.
Give the gift of time, and make a difference.
Aberdeen Cyrenians started life as a soup kitchen run by student volunteers back in 1968. That ethos of volunteering and direct community support remains at the heart of what we do and it is essential in allowing us to provide the range of support that our service users rely on.
We’re fully flexible and can take regular, ad hoc, seasonal and team volunteers across a range of services and opportunities.
Our volunteer roles are as varied as our projects, service users and volunteers, whatever your interest, we've got something that's just right for you. All help makes a real difference and is always appreciated.
Excellent training and support is provided to all volunteers.
For more information and to find out about the latest volunteer opportunities we have please visit: https://www.weareac.org/volunteering
As a member of the Board, you will operate at a strategic level and be determined to ensure the charity can be the best it can be whilst maintaining its core values.
In return for your enthusiasm, time and commitment, you will gain invaluable experience, including decision-making at a strategic level; risk, governance and financial management; and be involved with like- minded colleagues from all walks of life who consider, at times, complex issues and promote the Charity (and its services) at every opportunity.
All help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated. To discuss/for further information please contact Shirley Finlayson at email: email@example.com or telephone: 01224810222.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an individual who is competent with all social media – website, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook - to join our charity on a voluntary basis. To provide help and support to establish these sites and help manage them on a regular basis.
>Individuals’ benefit – Develop relevant work experience - marketing, IT, advertising, PR, community and publicity. Look good on CV.
>Public benefit – making the public and potential service users aware of the charity and informing them of what the charity does.
The charity was established in 2004 and has gone from strength to strength ever since.
We are a local charity offering housing advice and advocacy to vulnerable/disabled individuals and managed by a committee of local people. We received the Queens Award for Voluntary Service last year in recognition of our work, volunteering and positive difference we make.
For more information please contact Anne Findlay, Board Member at E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org / Tel No: 07984219950.
Fresh Community Wellness is a growing grassroots charity, registered Scottish Charity Number, SC051346. We operate out of Aberdeen city, working within a (S.I.M.D) high neighbourhood to create lasting change and build a legacy for the future. Predominantly in Seaton neighbourhoods and outdoors, we work with volunteers/residents, with a salutogenic approach to community wellness. To help with this we have great opportunities and need people to help out as volunteers for a range of roles including:
*Food growing, gardeners, greenspace management, tidy ups volunteers.
*Mentors, community engagement, events, entertainers (kids, adults, 55+).
*Outdoors games & sports volunteers, building outdoor areas for residents (sheltered housing seating), health.
*Artists/ Sculptors to begin on our Street Art & Design projects, and sculptures.
*Admin, coordinators, team lead volunteers, advisors & support volunteers.
*Drop-in café helpers, advisors, cooking assistants.
All are fantastic opportunities to make a real difference for people and communities in Aberdeen. Excellent support and relevant training is provided to all volunteers.
For more details about these volunteer roles or other ways you can help support the important work and volunteering at Fresh Community Wellness SCIO, please contact our website www.freshcom.org.uk or email us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Somebody Cares is a local charity who furnish homes, provide clothing, baby equipment, toys and food parcels to those in need within our city and shire. Through referral from many local support services, charities, social workers and the local councils, clients are able to access our services completely free of charge.
By demonstrating empathy and support, our aim is to provide a helping hand to those who are facing challenging times, by offering hope and providing then with essential and practicable items which they otherwise couldn’t afford to purchase. Our greatest wish is that after receiving our support our clients can gain confidence, flourish and begin to escape the poverty trap.
We work with men, woman and children from many different backgrounds, and our services are accessed by many support services including Aberdeen City Council, Cornhill Hospital, Grampians Women’s Aid, Barnardo’s, Children’s 1st, Turning Point Scotland, Langstane Housing, Shmu, Children and Family Services, Social Bite, Drugs and Alcohol Awareness and many medical professionals.
We fund our charitable work by selling some of our donated items at our very busy retail megastore at Hazeldene Road, Aberdeen. (Old Dobbie’s building). The Megastore has many gems and bargains and has a strong local clientele who visit the store on a regular basis. We are looking for volunteers to help us sort through many of the donated items ready for sale. We are flexible with hours and days and are looking for enthusiastic people with a heart for making a difference to join our friendly team.
A fantastic opportunity to help. All volunteers make a real difference and are greatly appreciated. For further details please contact Alison Topley, Chief Operating Officer at email: email@example.com or telephone: 01224 460700.
*Summary of the role:
The Mum and Toddler Group aims to lead discussion amongst local women, and provide a space to build connections and community. The children range from 0-4 years old. At this age range, children are active, inquisitive and developing their personalities! The main goal of this volunteering role is playing with and caring for the children.
• Getting out appropriate toys and games for free play;
• Leading simple activities organised by the WFW;
• In time, and if they have appropriate experience, volunteers may wish to plan activities or games themselves;
• Adhering to training and guidelines given to ensure the safety and well-being of the children.
All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated. For more details please contact Stevie Stacy, Homelessness Prevention Coordinator North at E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 07436251810.
Join Our Warehouse Team
The New Start Highland lorries collect a huge range of household items that are generously donated by the local community. We have a busy warehouse with lots of roles from unloading vans to cleaning, sorting, repairing and restoring everything that comes in. This means that you can expect to do anything from assembling a bed, to washing china, or folding linen. No two days are the same! The work that you do helps us to create our starter packs of kitchen items, bedding, or cleaning materials to give people a great start in their new homes.
StreetCycles is a mobile project that helps us reach people outwith the city centre – an extension of our Street Team outreach but on two wheels which can go further, quicker.
This is a unique opportunity to join an innovative outreach service. For as little as four hours per week/fortnight you could be part of the UK’s first pedal-powered homeless outreach service in a highly rewarding role.
StreetCycles has been run exclusively by highly-trained volunteers, who help us rise to the challenge of supporting people experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness, since it was launched in 2017. It’s part of our RSVP (Rough Sleepers and Vulnerable People) Team based in Glasgow. The Team is made up of a dedicated Street Team and StreetCycles Team that cover Glasgow city and outskirts, an Intensive Outreach Team and The Access Hub, our multi-agency support hub on Argyle Street.
StreetCycles is a mobile project that helps us reach people outwith the city centre – an extension of our Street Team but on two wheels which can go further, quicker. The bikes can carry sleeping bags, basic first aid provisions and other essentials to offer out.
Volunteers can also visit B&Bs, where people are in temporary accommodation, to deliver essentials such as kettle foods and toiletries. Though people we support living in B&Bs have a roof over their heads, they are isolated, vulnerable and have limited income.
Act as an ambassador for Simon Community Scotland. This will crucially involve cycling in accordance with the laws of the road and acting in a responsible, professional manner at all times
Provide positive, practical support to people who are at risk of rough sleeping
Liaise with the Street Team to provide continuity of care
Provide people with support and encouragement to seek and achieve positive solutions
Offer practical help such as distribution of sleeping bags, safer injecting provisions and Period Friendly Packs
Maintain a record of the people you have been in contact with throughout your shift (using Netsuite)
Participate in group team meetings to aid continuous improvement of our volunteer experience and the experience of the people we support