NCT Community Builders are at the heart of our local volunteer teams. You will engage with parents in the local community to understand where support is needed. You will help build a team of community volunteers who offer welcoming, and inclusive, events and activities that improve the wellbeing of parents.
This is a flexible, home-based role that can fit around your availability.
Talking to people in the local community to understand what parents need
Encouraging local people to get involved and volunteer to support parents
Build a strong and inclusive community of parents following NCT guidance and best practice
Promoting and publicising local NCT events
Keeping in touch with local volunteers
Using social media to engage and support local parents
Celebrating the difference volunteers make to local parents
Championing NCT's values and vision
Our Community Builders are;
Able to plan and organise their own time
Able to motivate and inspire others
Confident using social media
This is a flexible role that can fit around your other commitments and availability
We ask that you can commit to 3 hours per week and that you can ideally volunteer for at least 6 months
You will be invited to attend a monthly catch up with the Volunteering Team for training and support. These will usually be online in the evening and will be supported by closed captioning
What can you expect from us?
A great volunteer experience and the opportunity to build a community for local parents
Access to an online platform with all the tools, resources and training you will need
Expenses paid in line with our expenses policy.
We will champion equity, diversity and inclusion through all that we do
The opportunity to develop your skills
Ongoing support and regular check-ins with the volunteer support team
Importantly you will have the opportunity to make a real difference to parents
Our collection can volunteers raise vital funds to support our work to tackle loneliness. Acting as the friendly face of Age Scotland, volunteers place collection cans around communities and collect cans once they’re full.
Duties may include:
- Placing Collecting Cans: Identify new locations for collection cans within your designated area. Seek permission from the site holder(s). Encourage prominent and secure positioning of cans
- Servicing collecting cans: Ensure cans are clearly labelled, numbered, sealed and have your fundraising office contact details on them.
- Emptying and counting collecting cans
- Keeping Accurate Records: Record details of all outgoing cans and ensure these are recorded on can placement forms as issued by the Fundraiser.
- Banking of Monies: Each donor’s cans should be banked on separate pay-in slips.
Duties may include:
- Providing a high standard of customer service, greeting customers, offering assistance and link selling where appropriate.
- Process sales through the till system (training provided).
- Prepare donated stock for shop floor by hanging, sizing, steaming, ticketing etc. (Training provided).
- With the staff team, select suitable items for window and internal displays.
- General administrative tasks that may help the shop team in achieving their aims.
- Assist the staff team in ensuring that the shop is clean and tidy at all times.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Age Scotland. Our Fundraising Volunteers are the friendly local face of Age Scotland. They help raise awareness of our key mission to inspire, involve & empower older people in Scotland, so that people in Scotland enjoy better later lives.
Our Event Collection Volunteers represent Age Scotland through collections at local events and talking to the public about the work of Age Scotland. They ensure collections have clearly labelled cans or buckets that are numbered, sealed, and have your fundraising office contact details on them. When required you will follow the process of emptying and banking collection income which will be provided by the fundraising team!
What we offer our volunteers:
• The chance to meet new people, make friends & have fun.
• Initial & on-going training and support from the Events and Community Fundraiser and our Age Scotland Volunteer Co-ordinator.
• The opportunity to be active in your local community and to learn and develop new skills.
• Volunteers are entitled to claim travel expenses paid at the current mileage rate for car users, or public transport costs in line with Age Scotland’s expense policy.
• No experience is necessary, just a passion and drive to help create communities where everyone can love later life.
• Individuals who are 18+ who are positive, approachable and have great communication skills.
• This role is flexible, and you can give as much or as little time as you are able to.
Thanks for taking the time to consider this role and we hope that you are interested in joining our Fundraising team. If you would like to find out more information about this role please contact our Volunteering Development and Training Officer on 0131 378 7262 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
Role involves being in the Youth Project between 6.30 and 10pm to assist the workers with between 20 and 60 youngsters dropping in on any evening. We are open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Any skills that the volunteers have can be brought to play. (we have hair and beauty evenings, have taught some knitting and crafts or it may be music) but that element is not necessary. There is nothing compulsory in the Attic and the buzz comes from interaction, chat and activities chosen by the youngsters themselves. Manning the Cafe Bar, maybe playing some pool,darts or air hockey is all part of it. PVG check required. For further information contact Caroline Fife -email@example.com
Come and join our work party which is building the foundation of a Community Supported Agriculture project for Brechin. Help the core farm team grow, harvest and distribute food, facilitate educational projects and host community events.
More specifically, the role of the volunteers could be anything from producing social media posts to digging, weeding and planting to building a tool shed or propagation bench to constructing rain water harvesting system. We would aim to hear what you wish to do and accommodate that desire within the work of the team.
Together we create delicious, nutritious food, magical hands-on experiences and enrich the local wildlife and soil.
Community alarms support many older and more vulnerable people in Moray to continue living as independently as possible in their own homes. At the press of a button they can quickly raise an alert if they need assistance.
There are a number of people in our communities who unfortunately have no family or friends living close by who are able to act as their alarm responder and go check on them when an alarm is activated to provide initial assistance.
We are currently experiencing a greater demand for volunteer alarm responders across Moray, especially in the Forres, Elgin, Buckie and Dufftown areas for people who do not have close family, friends are neighbours for this type of support. This volunteer service is very much about remaining calm and providing reassurance.
If you would like to know more about what is entailed please contact the Volunteer Development Team email volunteering.CC@moray.gov.uk.
North East Sensory Services' social groups are looking to return to full capacity in Moray, but need some friendly, welcoming volunteers to help them. NESS delivers a 'Community Inclusion Project' that aims to reduce social isolation and loneliness in people over the age of 65 who have a significant sight or hearing impairment. They do this by supporting social groups in Forres, Elgin, Keith and Buckie, which provide their service users with the opportunity for friendship, activity and support. Transport to attend community groups is often an issue for members so they provide drivers too! ( and would welcome new volunteer drivers as well!)
As a group volunteer volunteer, you might be needed to guide someone on an outing, to describe the cake selection, or assist someone to take part in a game of floor curling: every session is different. Induction training will be provided, so no previous experience of groups or of sight/hearing loss is required. A PVG check will be required for this role and a 6 month commitment would be ideal.
Some main tasks can include:
• support the group to achieve what they wish to do
• assist group members with refreshments
• assist group to plan and organise activities/speakers
• assist group members to find seats and negotiate the room
• interact with group members and develop positive relationships
• encourage the group to interact with one another
Volunteers are well supported and find their experience rewarding, uplifting and fun, often forming fulfilling
long-term friendships with our service users. Roles solely based on driving or escorting on bus transport
may also be available.
Full induction and Sensory Awareness training is provided, as well as the opportunity to get more involved
with the charity in other ways if desired. Out-of-pocket expenses are reimbursed monthly.
Craving for a reason to get outside? Enjoy nature and being outdoors? Want to learn more about growing your own veg, or maybe even do some tree planting? Friends of Forres Woods and Fields are looking for volunteers who'd like to to help these community spaces and welcome new people to get involved.
In the summer months, the volunteer focus is with their beautiful Community & Children's garden - a 1-acre space to grow and harvest your own vegetables. Coming autumn and winter, volunteers look to the woodlands to manage invasive species, plant trees and make insect habitats.
Tasks are suited to most abilities, and the team are always happy to find a task that is right for you and can fit your interests, but if you are unsure, don't hesitate to contact for more information.
Volunteering take place mornings Wednesday and Saturday from 10:00 - 13:00. Want to have a go? Please get in touch via firstname.lastname@example.org!