Do you thrive in organising unforgettable experiences and love to be part of creating memorable moments? Erskine Care Home in Gilmerton, Edinburgh, is searching for enthusiastic individuals to join our team as Volunteer Activities & Events Volunteers.
Erskine is more than a care home; it's a community. We are seeking volunteers to assist, in the organisation of events ,with outings, and group activities to bring joy and excitement to the lives of our veterans.
Why Volunteer in this role?
Play a crucial role in creating memorable experiences for veterans.
Contribute your organisational skills to make a positive impact.
Join a community that values your creativity and enthusiasm.
As an Activities & Events volunteer, you will be the magic behind our big events, outings, and group activities. You will assist to ensure that our veterans have engaging and enjoyable experiences.
Are you a fitness enthusiast with a passion for making a positive impact on the lives of others? . Erskine Edinburgh Care Home in Gilmerton, is seeking dedicated individuals with a background in personal training or similar to join our team as Active Lifestyles Volunteer
Erskine has a long-standing tradition of providing exceptional care for veterans, and you can be part of this meaningful journey. By becoming an Active Lifestyle Volunteer, you will play a vital role in enhancing the well-being and quality of life for our residents.
At Erskine, we believe in promoting holistic well-being for our veterans. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to bring their expertise in the exercise field to enhance the physical health and vitality of our residents.
Make a meaningful difference by promoting health and well-being for veterans.
Utilise your skills and support staff to create engaging and tailored exercise classes or gym sessions for residents
Contribute to a positive and supportive community environment.
As an Active Lifestyle Volunteer, you will have the opportunity to assist with exercises, gym sessions and even cycling. Your expertise will play a crucial role in improving the overall fitness and mobility of our residents.
We are looking for some friendly helpers to take a group of Afghan women who have recently arrived in Inverness to swimming lessons.
They are learning to swim in specially organised women's only sessions which are being facilitated by Highlife Highland. The feedback so far is that they are really enjoying learning to swim for the first time. Unfortunately challenges in organising transport to and from the pool may put a stop to the program, unless we can find some amazing volunteers to help out. Could that be you?
You would pick up the 9 Seater Community Centre Minibus at 6pm (Wednesday) and then the women from their houses, before going to the swimming pool. You are invited to join the swimming session with the women (for free), which runs from 8-9pm and then drop everyone and the bus back.
You don't need to commit to doing every week, but signing up for even just a few sessions will be a huge help. Starting Jan 2024
It will be a wonderful opportunity to support recently arrived Afghan women to learn a new skill and settle into Inverness, as well as a chance to share a fun activity, make friends across cultures and have a good swim together!
We aim to have two volunteers helping for each session to support each other (we know volunteering alone can feel a bit daunting!) and you will be well supported by the coordinators at HLH who run the program.
Due to the nature of the program, we can only consider women volunteers.
You will have a clean driving license (No minibus license required) be able to provide a PVG check, or be willing to do one (we can help you get this).
SSAFA - The Armed Forces Charity (Grampian Branch)
Could you help to raise vital funds for SSAFA–The Armed Forces Charity in your local area? You don’t need a military background, just the ability to get on with all kinds of people, some basic I.T skills and good written and spoken English. If you already have some fundraising experience that would be great too but it’s not essential.
As Fundraising Coordinator, you would work with your local SSAFA branch to develop a Fundraising Plan. You would be central to delivering this local plan to raise funds through a range of local sources including grants, trusts, appeals, collections and events.
*What would you be doing?
• Developing an ethical fundraising plan based on the needs of the branch and choosing a mix of sources.
• Working with the branch secretary and Regional Fundraising Manager, recruit a team of fundraising volunteers to support events, appeals and collections.
• Working with the Regional Fundraising Manager, support national fundraising campaigns.
• Working with the Branch Publicity Officer, develop opportunities to combine awareness and fundraising.
• Planning and running local appeals, collections and events.
• Identifying and submitting applications to appropriate trusts and grant funding organisations.
• Working with Marketing staff at central office check that all fundraising materials meet SSAFA branding style and current key messages.
• Liaise with Regional Fundraising Manager when pursuing opportunities beyond local sources e.g. corporates,
• Evaluate fundraising activities and provide reports and information for the branch.
• Being a positive ambassador for SSAFA including all sections of the community in awareness raising.
• Volunteering within the standards and values of SSAFA including observing our policies such as the Volunteering policy and data protection policy (these will be covered in your training and local induction.)
*What can you gain from this volunteering role?
• Use your skills, knowledge and life experience to benefit others
• Give tangible and practical support to your local branch by raising funds used directly to support clients
• Support from your local SSAFA branch and the wider SSAFA community
• Experience, training and skills that you can highlight on your CV and in job interviews
• Better physical and mental health –studies show that volunteers live longer and experience lower levels of stress and depression!
A great opportunity to help. All help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated.
If you wish to volunteer/for further details please contact Shirley Lumby, Administration Coordinator at email: email@example.com or telephone: 07938 099 547.
Kirkwall parkrun takes place every Saturday morning, starting at The Peedie Sea at 9.30am. It is an organised run, jog or walk which is free to participate in. Registration is online with participants printing off their personalised barcode which is scanned at the finish line to allow the results to be emailed to the participant. They are in need of volunteers to be marshalls, tail walkers, barcode scanners, handing out finishing tokens and being timekeepers.
Both scanning and timekeeping will require use of the parkrun app so a mobile phone will be required.
We are looking for volunteers to help our charity shop. Helping sort donated goods, displaying items and serving customers. Volunteers are required for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 10am and 2pm.
The role with Dumfries and Galloway Advocacy Service is to provide Independent Advocacy to vulnerable people across Dumfries and Galloway. To both empower and enable clients to be heard and to take as much control of their situation as is possible.
Being an Independent Advocate involves listening and making sure the client’s thoughts and wishes are understood and that the clients’ voice is heard. It is about the client being in control of their situation.
As well as having face-to-face and virtual meetings with your client there will be a requirement for all meetings and communications on the progression of the client’s case to be kept electronically. For this reason, you must have access to a laptop / computer, the internet and a landline or mobile phone.
You must be able to keep confidences (organisational exceptions) and boundaries, express yourself clearly in verbal / written form, work as part of a team and on one’s own, be able to use email, word etc and carry out work electronically.
You will also be required to attend meetings with the client and source information to allow the person to make informed choices. You will make a difference to other people’s lives; develop new skills and meet new people and you will work alongside a small friendly team.
Why we want you Bring your listening and communication skills to support people living with cancer to feel less isolated and lonely and to help with practical tasks that they are temporarily having trouble with. By joining us you’ll be doing something amazing for people, so they can continue to feel connected to the world outside and helping them find their best way through. Together, we can be right there for people with cancer. What you will be doing Providing face-to-face support in the community or in people’s homes to alleviate loneliness and help with simple practical tasks Adopting a non-judgemental and supportive approach to understand the needs and concerns of people living with cancer Supporting 1-3 people living with cancer every week for up to 12 visits Completing post call ‘records of activity’ reports and using all required systems Joining group catch up calls every 4-6 weeks to get key updates and/or share good practice Volunteering within agreed hours and following all best practice guidelines Signposting to additional support if required and raising any further concerns with the Macmillan team What's in it for you Meet new people as part of a friendly team that makes a difference Use and develop your communication and people skills Have a rewarding experience making a difference to people living with cancer who are especially isolated Receive an induction, relevant training, the support you need to carry out your role, and agreed out-of-pocket expenses (reimbursed within our guidelines).
What you will be doing Leading initial home visits and risk assessments for Community Buddying, Inputting and updating sensitive personal information on our data system Matching service users with volunteers, following our matching process, Checking in with service users and volunteers after their first call or visit Supporting Buddy Volunteer recruitment and induction. Acting as a point of contact for Buddy volunteers regarding wellbeing, offering group support sessions and signposting to wellbeing resources. Attending regular team meetings to share good practice. Having regular calls and meetings with a Volunteering Services Delivery Lead