Volunteering Changes Lives!
BHF Retail is recruiting Books Volunteers for exciting flexible opportunities at our fantastic retail shop at 202 Union Street.
If you have a love of reading and books then this could be the role for you.
You’ll help create eye-catching book displays, and keep the bookshelves fully stocked and organised
As part of this role you will be:
*Sorting and pricing books by category ready for the shop floor and for storage behind the scenes
*Research rare books on the internet.
*Spotting valuable items for our EBay shop
There are lots of benefits to volunteering, such as developing your existing skills, gaining new skills and supporting a cause you care about. Whatever your reason for joining, you can expect to have lots of fun and meet some great people.
As one of our volunteers you will receive a full induction and further training in specific roles.
Please contact us-all help is greatly appreciated and helps BHF lead the fight against coronary heart disease and save lives.
For further details please contact: Mandy Privett , Shop Manager, Tel: 01224 645924 / Email: A23@bhf.org.uk or call in for a chat if you are passing our shop on 202 Union Street, Aberdeen.
We require help to run a charity shop, completing a variety of retail related tasks as mentioned above. Training will be provided. You will be working alongside people with mild to moderate learning disabilities.
As a fundraiser we would like you to help locate trusts and organisations that maybe able to help fund our projects. You would not be responsible for writing them however, if you had experience or were willing to learn then this could be discussed. We would also like the fundraiser to take responsibility of organising local events as a way of raising money so that we can continue with the work that we do. If only one aspect of this role appealed to you then we would welcome your input.
Due to the nature of this role the hours would be flexible, to suit your needs.
Registered Therapets and their volunteer owners visit hospices, hospitals, residential and nursing homes throughout Scotland.
Visiting on a regular basis the Therapet Service provides contact wiht pets for many people who would therefore be deprived of the companionship of a pet.
Falkland Palace and Garden (National Trust for Scotland)
Falkland Palace and Garden welcomes over 44,000 visitors every year and there’s something here for everyone, from the Palace with a working Chapel Royal, apartments for kings and queens, stunning gardens, an orchard and the oldest tennis court in the country.
Falkland Palace, one of Scotland’s finest Renaissance buildings, is set within approximately nine acres of grounds which include ornamental gardens, a glasshouse, an orchard and woodland. The main ornamental garden was designed by renowned garden designer, Percy Cane, in the mid-20th century. Our volunteer garden assistants help our small team of gardeners look after all aspects of these large gardens, maintaining them to the highest standard possible for the enjoyment of our visitors
• General garden maintenance including weeding, mulching, planting, leaf clearing, edging, cutting back, pruning and other regular, seasonal gardening tasks
• Occasional involvement in special projects and events, should this be of interest
• Being welcoming to visitors and helping them to enjoy their visit to the gardens
• Ensuring the people working at and visiting the property remain safe at all times
What will I be doing?
Aberlour Sycamore Services offer a safe and loving place to live for children who have experienced abuse or trauma. As a volunteer Befriender, you can play an active role in supporting a child emotionally, socially and helping them to enjoy a range of opportunities and activities. Volunteer Befrienders spend regular 1:1 time with a child to build up a trusting relationship, to develop interests and hobbies, and to be a consistent figure in a child’s life to support them through life transitions.
The impact you can make
Children living in our Sycamore Residential Services can benefit hugely from having a Befriender. Spending time on a 1:1 basis allows children to develop their communication skills and build their confidence and self-esteem through sharing in a fun activity.
The benefits to you
By volunteering as a Befriender in our Sycamore Residential Services, you can gain valuable experience of working with children and young people and developing an awareness of the issues affecting them. Volunteers can gain a sense of satisfaction knowing they are helping others to develop new skills and achieve their potential, while developing their own confidence and having fun. Volunteers are valued members of Sycamore Residential teams.
Volunteer Befrienders typically spent time with a child once a month, during evenings and weekends.
What will I be doing?
Aberlour Options Aberdeen support children who have complex needs through fun activities, regularly day trips and adventures. Adventure Buddy Volunteers support these activities, engaging with children either in groups or on a 1:1 basis and encouraging participation. Adventure Buddy Volunteers support staff to plan, prepare and run outings and activities. This may include outdoor activities such as trips to the park or the beach, or in-house activities such as arts and crafts or playing board games.
The impact you can make
Trying new activities can be a daunting experience for children and young people. As an Adventure Buddy, you can play an active role in encouraging children to take part in activities, develop confidence and experience new opportunities. By taking part in an activity together, volunteers can motivate and reassure children, and form trusting relationships.
The benefits to you
Adventure Buddy Volunteers gain valuable experience of working with children with complex needs, and learning how to support and encourage them to try something new. Volunteers can develop their own skills and confidence in working with others, while being part of a supporting and engaging staff team.
Adventure Buddy Volunteers typically support either in-house activities, day-trips or outings once a fortnight.
If you are interested in this role, please enquire or apply now.
This is an opportunity to help and support women at a very important time following the birth of their baby. For many new mothers this can be an overwhelming time and women have said that having someone to listen and help, spend time and talk through how to breastfeed would have made a huge difference to them. An initial period of training on breastfeeding management, communication skills, listening skills and expectations of the role in a hospital ward environment will be provided.
Following completion of training you will provide additional support to women in the postnatal wards at Ninewells Hospital on a rotational basis. This will ensure consolidation of training and build your confidence on how to provide support with breastfeeding.
Regular meetings will be arranged to ensure all volunteers have the necessary ongoing support, updates and help to manage this volunteering opportunity.
As a mental health charity we at Castle Furniture have limited funds. We are progressing quickly and volunteers are a major part of the organisation. Due to the present Minute Secretary resigning both as Director and as Minute Secretary due to poor health we are in need of a new one. A requirement would be to be capable of accurate minute taking and computer skills to type them up and distribute them electronically to all relevant persons. Confidentiality would be of the highest importance.