an opportunity to join this valued team of directors to enable PPP to continue to provide educational, social, training, childcare, care-in home and Adult support services to the community. [and so much more]. Do you have entrepreneurial skills, a good team player, voluntary sector experience or strategic thinking skills that you could bring to the table??? Then please consider supporting the board of directors
Caseworkers visit clients to work out what type of help they need. Next, they find the right sources of support and arrange for clients to access it. This might be funds for special equipment for someone with a disability, adaptions to a property so an older client can remain at home or funds for a rental deposit. Caseworkers also sign-post clients onto specialist local services for advice on benefits, housing, mental health, debt, finding work etc.
The essential part of the role is interacting with clients, so you may be visiting clients or doing this virtually. As part of your local branch you might have access to an office, but many volunteers are based at home.
What does this role involve?
• Contacting clients and arranging to meet them at a mutually convenient time either face-to-face or remotely
• Liaising with clients and completing a form to assess their circumstances
• Sign-posting clients onto local services providing specialist advice
• Applying on the client’s behalf to military and non-military sources of charitable funding
• Arranging for the purchase of goods and services
• Keeping in touch with the client so they know how their case is progressing
• Keeping in touch with your branch so they know your availability
• Keeping up to date with training and SSAFA news so that you are best able to support clients
• Being a positive ambassador for SSAFA remembering that anyone you meet could be a potential client, volunteer or fundraiser
• 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?
• Support people in your community with a military background
• Use your skills, knowledge and life experience to benefit others
• Support and friendship 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!
Minimum Age: 18
Is a criminal record check required? Yes
Are you passionate about the support we offer to autistic and neurodiverse children, young people, adults and their families?
Would you like to be part of our team and help raise awareness of our charity, the work we do and be a key member of our events and volunteer team, mainly onboard Binky the Sensory Bus?
You will be part of our volunteer team who bring a variety of different skill sets and experience to A-ND, essential in our ability to deliver key support and services throughout north Scotland. You will be part of our unique and exciting new Binky the Sensory Bus Project, who will be traveling throughout Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire, providing a much needed sensory environment and safe space for children and young people. This project is a first of its kind in this area and indeed, in Scotland.
The volunteer role includes:
• Helping present our sensory bus and its facilities at social and promotional events
• Talking to the public and raising awareness about the services that we offer at Autism and Neurodiversity North Scotland
• Have an awareness of health and safety within Binky the Sensory Bus and ensure all risk assessments in place are followed.
• Become familiar with A-ND health, safety, and fire regulations, ensuring they are implemented and followed in line with National Care Standards and SSSC Code of Practice.
• Ensure that matters concerning individual children, young people and their families are kept strictly confidential.
• Report any areas of concern or risk to the Team Leader, Services Manager or where appropriate, Chief Executive Officer, in line with out Safeguarding, Adult and Child Protection Procedures.
• To maintain confidentiality for the A-ND and its staff
A fantastic opportunity to help and make a real difference. For more information please contact Lyndsay Hay at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 07858363544.
As part of the RAF Association, our Connections Volunteers offer the vital connection and support our beneficiaries need. In this role, you will make a real difference by helping support a lonely individual via regular telephone calls.
What’s in it for you
The opportunity to help members of the RAF community to feel less isolated and lonely and the sense of achievement having done this. It can help enhance your communication and listening skills, be very rewarding and you will gain a new meaningful relationship.
The Association offers an online training course which is also accredited, and you will receive a certificate of achievement. Volunteers can also sign up for further training to increase their effectiveness.
A RAF or forces background is not essential, and we welcome applications from all areas of the community.
A Caseworker is someone who carries out work for the Royal Air Force Association on a voluntary basis by gathering information, asking questions and completing necessary forms and by doing so, you will make a real difference. You will also work closely with the Area Welfare Officer to complete each case successfully.
What’s in it for you
This is an opportunity to play a key role in helping the RAF Association deliver valuable support to members of the RAF community and their families. You will receive ongoing support provided by both the Volunteering and Case working Team. Upon completion of the training course, you will achieve a Level 2 Information and Advice qualification accredited through the AIM Qualification and Assessment Group. Further/refresher training is also available.
Home Support Volunteers visit families in their own homes to provide practical support. This can include helping with housekeeping, spending time with siblings, meal preparation, or other tasks to ‘lighten the load’ of family life. A rewarding role, where you are making a direct difference.
What activities will I be involved in?
Your initial introductory visit will be with a member of staff, but you will then visit unaccompanied
Supporting families with ‘everyday’ tasks – these will vary and be dependent on the family’s needs, and the skills you bring. They may include:
Housekeeping – hoovering, ironing, changing beds, general tidying
Practical Sibling Support - collecting siblings from school/clubs within walking distance of their home, assisting with homework, spending time with siblings/play
Meal Preparation - batch cooking or supporting families to cook (this does require specific training, which we will provide)
Other - gardening, dog-walking, basic DIY eg. helping with flat-pack furniture
Develop positive relationships with families, being respectful of their home and belongings
Immediately communicate any concerns which may arise about a families wellbeing, including child protection concerns
Be respectful of sensitive and confidential medical and personal information regarding the children and families accessing our services
How much time should I offer?
You can volunteer on any day of the week; mornings, afternoons, or early evenings. An average shift is approx 2 hours with the family, and ideally we are looking for a weekly commitment.
Usually volunteers support each family for a period of months (dependent on need), then would be introduced to another family. It is possible there will be a short time between supporting different families.
Where is the Opportunity based?
CHAS supports families across the whole of Scotland. For this role you will support families in their own homes, within a short travelling distance of where you live.
What are the benefits to me?
Using your skills and developing new ones
Making a real difference to the families of children with a life-shortening condition
Experience, adding to your CV and career prospects
Meeting new people
What are the benefits to the children and families supported by CHAS?
Families supported by CHAS are often under a lot of strain, and caring for a child with a life-limiting condition can take a lot of the family’s time and attention. Often other household tasks, and family life, can become more difficult to manage, and can begin to feel overwhelming. This role makes a direct and instant difference to families.
What else should I know?
This role is for those aged 18+. You are required to be able to drive and to have access to your own vehicle (travel expenses can be claimed).
You will need to complete Visit Logs online, these can be accessed through a phone, computer or tablet, and will require an internet connection (a high level of ‘technology’ knowledge is not required to complete these).
This role requires membership of the PVG scheme. There is a simple form to complete and we will assist you with this. You may already have a PVG form – if so you will only need to complete an update form. The process won’t cost you anything and having a criminal record will not automatically exclude you from volunteering. We will assess each applicant on an individual basis.
We will pay your out of pocket expenses in line with the CHAS volunteer expenses policy.
CHAS is committed to providing a quality volunteering experience to all volunteers free from discrimination and prejudice. Ensuring that CHAS is an equal, diverse, and inclusive organisation will improve the quality of care we provide, help us reach more families and children, and maximise a wide variety of knowledge, experience and expertise.
We welcome volunteer applications from those who are refugees, asylum seekers, benefit claimants and those with a disability.
Please feel welcome to contact Emma Steel, Home Support Lead (West), on 01389 722079 or email@example.com if you have any questions, or would like to discuss the role.
Could you spare an hour or 2 every month, every fortnight, or weekly?
Would you like to help children in Falkirk and have fun?
We are looking for befrienders to befriend a child of primary school age (between 5-12 years old) for our family support service at Aberlour Children's Charity. As a volunteer befriender you would be matched with a child, who you would spend regular time with on a 1:1 basis, building a trusting relationship and having fun. You would take part in fun activities such as arts and crafts, going for a walk and a chat to get a hot chocolate, playing at the park, sports including football and lots more! As a volunteer befriedner you can introduce a child to new activities or hobbies that they may not have the opportunity to take part in normally.
Befriender’s can be male or female, from various backgrounds and anyone aged 18 and over – there is no upper age limit to become a befriender! You will receive training before you are asked to make a commitment to a match so that you're clear what will be expected of you and what you can expect of your volunteering experience and you will be supported throughout.
What will I be doing?
Volunteers make a difference to a child’s life by:
•Spending regular time 1:1 to build a trusted relationship
•Sharing in an activity or hobby to develop interests and have fun
•Encouraging child to take part in group activities to build confidence
•Giving child someone to talk to develop communication skills
•Being a consistent figure in the child’s life to support with life transitions
What qualities do I need?
• Have empathy and a non judgemental approach
• Have a positive and encouraging approach
• Be enthusiastic, motivated, flexible, and committed
• Friendly and approachable
•Patience and understanding
•Commitment to treat all information in a confidential manner
•To have a good value base, be open minded and level headed
When will I be needed?
Befrienders will do activities either weekly, fortnightly, or monthly with a child. As our children will be at school, outings will generally take place after school hours in the afternoon. A minimum of 6 months commitment is required for this role.
What will I gain from the role?
By volunteering with Aberlour, you can gain:
• Excellent training
• Make new friends and meet new people
• Get out and about
• Have FUN!
• Attend social events.
• A sense of satisfaction in helping children, young people and families build their confidence and self-esteem to achieve their full potential
• Experience of supporting young people to flourish.
• Practical experience of working with children, young people, and families
What support will I be given?
Aberlour aims to ensure volunteering is an enjoyable and rewarding experience.
Volunteers will receive:
• Induction and child protection training
• Specific befriending training relevant to the role
• Ongoing support and supervision
• Travel expenses and activity expenses so you wont be out of pocket
• Named contact support
Due to Health and Safety requirements, you must be at least 18 years of age to undertake this volunteering role.
For all roles involving regulated work with children and/or protected adults, Aberlour will require the applicant to submit a PVG Scheme Record or a PVG Scheme Record Update application. This opportunity is subject to the completion of satisfactory references and successful registration on the PVG Scheme.
SSAFA-the Armed Forces charity ( formerly known as the Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen Families Association) is the oldest military charity in the UK. We are the local Branch of the national organisation with a true volunteer ethos. We do not have a local office, so Caseworkers link in to the Branch Secretary, who allocates the cases.
We are concerned with and for the military community and their families. Providing the client has given ONE days service within the military, they could be entitled to a SSAFA visit to determine how they and their family could be helped.
The casework provides an amazing support to Veterans and their families, of all ages. We arrange face to face meetings with our clients in their homes ( obviously not at present) to discuss their needs and requirements. Following the meeting and completion of necessary administration, we liaise with Regimental funds and other military charities to review the assistance being sought. The case working role does not entail financial requirements, other than making the recommendation of the financial need of the client. We now have an administrative support package in place, to assist Caseworkers.
The rewards of volunteering with SSAFA Lanarkshire are both personal satisfaction and a great sense of achievement in helping people in their time of need or cry for help.
In May this year, SSAFA Lanarkshire Branch were awarded the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.
We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and reliable volunteer to support our community engagement team. Working directly under the Centre Manager the successful candidate will work on producing and implementing a marketing plan as well as maintaining communication across our social media platforms such as facebook, Instagram & twitter. Do you have experience in promoting organisations in social media platforms? We need your expertise and help!