Devana Parish Church (formerly Ferryhill Parish Church)
Devana Parish Church (formerly Ferryhill Parish Church) operates a great community café in the heart of Ferryhill, which creates a welcoming environment for those who attend for a morning cuppa and also for those who volunteer their services.
We are requiring helpers, who can assist in the coffee shop, as it is a very popular meeting place. Helpers are required to volunteer with the team in the general running of the coffee shop. e.g. setting tables, serving coffees, clearing tables and generally tidying up.
The café is located in the church but people do not need to be church members to be volunteers-everyone is welcome.
All volunteers are welcome and greatly appreciated. Support, mentoring and learning opportunities will be available as and when required. A brilliant opportunity to help and make a real difference in the community.
For more details please contact: Rita King (Convenor of the Friendship Team) E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01224 213093
*Why we need you:
At Social Bite we believe that no one should be hungry, there is enough food and wealth in the city that means we can do something about this. Food is a great way of meeting peoples’ needs as well as offering community, a listening ear, and sign posting people to other services they may need.
*What will you be doing?
As part of a team of volunteers and a Social Bite shop staff member, you will be:
• Preparing hot food, drinks, and setting up the shop to offer this take away service.
• Being a friendly face and talking to people about how they are doing.
• 'Signposting' people to various services provided by our partner charities e.g. housing/benefits advice, courses, drug/alcohol support.
• Inviting them to Social Suppers.
• Cleaning up after the session has finished.
• We are looking for volunteers to help us on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays 2.00pm-3.15pm.
*What skills and attributes do you need?
• Being friendly and personable to ensure all customers feel welcome in the shop.
• Enthusiasm and energy for serving customers.
• A tolerant and non-judgemental attitude.
• The ability to volunteer as part of a team with staff and other volunteers.
• Experience of a catering environment/with food would be great but is in no way essential.
• Experience of working with vulnerable people or those experiencing homelessness would be great but is not essential.
*What support will you be given?
• Induction session with a background to the organisation, role specific training, and information about local services to sign post people towards.
• Regular opportunities to feedback to Volunteer Coordinator.
• Volunteer Calendar of events and Volunteer Bi Monthly Newsletter.
• FLOW Online Food hygiene and healthy & safety training.
• Quarterly refresher training evenings.
• Debrief with on-call staff member when needed. Induction session with a background to the organisation, role specific training, and information about local services to sign post people towards.
*What benefits can you expect?
• To be part of a fun and friendly team.
• Satisfaction of seeing vulnerable people benefit from the food and support we provide.
• The chance to develop skills and experience in a major charity/social enterprise, community work and catering.
A fantastic opportunity and all help makes a real difference for people we support and is greatly appreciated.
For more information please email: email@example.com
The Kincorth Community Centre Hub has great volunteer opportunities to assist with a range of activities at the Hub.
Volunteer roles include supporting our busy community cafe, which has rapidly taken off, we currently open 9.30 -2.30, but our aim is to run a breakfast and supper club, as well as have the cafe open for activities in the evening.
We have a diverse community that has a lot to offer e.g.: art classes/exercise group/dance class/music lessons and we are always open to new ideas-we are more or less a blank canvass.
Excellent support and relevant guidance is provided to all volunteers. Level 2 Hygiene Certificate will be offered to those who want to volunteer/cook in the café. Any other training would be reviewed and provided if proved relevant.
A fantastic, enjoyable opportunity to volunteer and help make a real difference for people and the community. All volunteers are greatly appreciated.
For further information please contact Andrea Stewart at email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 07985 600037.
Charlie House runs a café in the city’s Bon Accord Centre with 100% of profits supporting babies, children and young people with complex disabilities and life-limiting conditions, and their families, across the North-east of Scotland. The café is open seven days a week providing sit-in and take-away hot/cold drinks, soup, cakes and sandwiches.
Our ReCHarge café volunteers are a key part of the team, helping to give customers a welcoming and positive café experience.
Volunteer activities include helping to:
-meet and greet customers
-keep the café and servery areas clean and tidy
Volunteers are also trained and encouraged to promote Charlie House events and activities to potential families, volunteers, supporters and members of the public.
All help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated.
To find out more about volunteering with Charlie House and the full range of current ways you can help and make a real difference through volunteering please visit: https://www.charliehouse.org.uk/support-us/volunteer-with-us/ or contact us at E Mail: email@example.com
Citymoves Dance Agency SCIO is a regional dance charity based in Aberdeen, in the North East of Scotland. Our charitable purpose is to lead positive impacts through dance. The organisation was established as an independent Scottish charity in 2015.
We’re committed to making continued improvements to how we work, across all parts of the organisation. We strive to remove barriers so that people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds can experience the benefits of a life enriched by dance. We welcome a diversity of perspectives in the work that we support, the classes we teach, the talent we nurture, and the people we recruit. We believe this makes us an organisation that is stronger and more meaningful to the communities we serve.
The next period will see us deepening our commitment to artists, audiences, and participants across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, and thinking about how we best serve our communities.
*About the role
Citymoves’ trustees are responsible for the governance and strategy of the charity. We welcome applications at any time, from individuals with a variety of skills. Experience in any one or more of the below areas would be particularly welcome:
• Finance and fundraising
• Knowledge of the local Aberdeen ecology
• Running an arts or community organisation
We welcome both new and experienced trustees from across the UK. We are interested in people who are enthusiastic about learning, and who would like to contribute to the development of dance in the North East of Scotland.
Trustees are expected to attend the quarterly Board Meetings and one strategic away-day per year. We also have a Finance Committee who meet quarterly, and an Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Working Group. Other working groups are formed subject to need. Meetings are held on Zoom.
This is a voluntary, 3-year appointment, with reasonable travel expenses covered. We also have a learning budget and are committed to supporting the development of our Trustees.
Excellent support and relevant training is provided to all Board Members. Trustee training for board members is through an online onboarding process. Citymoves Dance Agency takes new trustees through their induction pack and has two sessions 1-2-1 with the chair of the board, prior to attending their first board meeting.
*How to apply
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your CV and covering letter for consideration by the Board. Please confirm in your email that you are not disqualified from acting as a charity trustee.
Any questions, please contact us at email@example.com, or call 01224 984159.
Aberdeen Arts Centre is an independent arts venue and registered charity in the heart of Aberdeen, Scotland — delivering a varied programme of theatre, dance, music, spoken word, comedy, film and creative learning events.
We are currently looking for volunteers. You can combine all three of the roles below or partake in just one area that interests you.
Opportunities to Volunteer include:
• Front of House
Front of House volunteers are responsible for greeting the audience, showing them to their seats and ensuring their well-being throughout the evening.
Café and Bar volunteers serve customers drinks and snacks before the show and in the interval. The bar may also remain open after the show for customers to stay and relax.
Full training will be provided for each position and you will be supported by our experienced team of current volunteers and staff throughout your time with us. Whether you can commit to several nights a week or only a few nights a month, we'd love to hear from you!
A fantastic opportunity to help at a leading arts, culture, community venue and charity. All volunteers make a real difference and are greatly appreciated.
For more details please contact Tanya Read, Operations Manager at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 01224 635208.
Poppyscotland are looking for individuals, business, or community groups to organise the annual Scottish Poppy Appeal in Aberdeen. The poppy is the national symbol of Remembrance worn proudly by those who wish to support the Armed Forces community of Scotland in the build up to Remembrance Sunday.
Your role will be to coordinate the Scottish Poppy Appeal, by organising deliveries to local schools, shops, and businesses, organising ‘staffed’ collections at busy locations such as supermarkets by building a network of collectors to support the Appeal and producing collection rotas and at the end of the Poppy Appeal ensuring all donations are collected in and paid into the banked so that they can fund Poppyscotland life changing Welfare programs for veterans, serving personnel and their families.
A fantastic opportunity to help PoppyScotland. All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated.
For more information please contact Ian Jackson, Volunteer Development Officer at email: email@example.com or tel.: 01315501597.
Being a Community Facilitator is all about delivering a variety of lifesaving first aid skills in community engagement workshops and projects, within local communities, and primary and secondary schools. A lot of these projects involve talking about and demonstrating the basics of first aid to community groups that can include children, young people, and vulnerable adults.
An example of events you could be delivering a first aid talk and demo to, are primary and secondary schools, small university groups, local community groups, charities, summer fairs, shopping centres. Some of the skills you could be teaching include how to provide CPR and apply a defib, different bandages and how to use them, and basic information on various health conditions. Not only that but all the training needed, is provided by us at no cost to you!
A fantastic opportunity to help. All volunteers make a real difference and are greatly appreciated.
For more information please contact Naomi Sutton, Community Engagement Officer at email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 0141 332 4031 Ext: 2274.
WaterAid Speakers are trained volunteers that deliver inspiring talks and workshops, to raise awareness about the importance of clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene, to transform peoples’ lives for good.
Our Speaker volunteers engage audiences about the important work of WaterAid, inspiring them to take action, as they speak with schools, universities, businesses, youth groups, religious places of worship, service organisations, and many more.
•Deliver a minimum of four talks or workshops per year, either online and/or face to face.
•Deliver talks or workshops on key days such as: World Water Day on 22 March, World Toilet Day on 19 November, Menstrual Hygiene Day on 28 May and Global Handwashing Day on 15 October.
•Contact new audiences to organise and deliver talk and workshop opportunities.
•Complete online Speaker Network training and adhere to volunteer guidance and best practise.
•Make use of our public speaking resources (such as PowerPoint presentations) included in our Speaker e-newsletter, emails, and online resource library.
•Keep up to date with our key messages, appeals, campaigns, fundraising and volunteering.
•Regularly liaise with the Speaker Network team about talks and workshops.
•Provide feedback on talks or workshops by completing the online evaluations.
•Provide support to new Speakers around their public speaking development.
•Demonstrate the WaterAid values including being considerate when representing WaterAid and always leaving others with a positive view of our organisation and the work that we do.
A fantastic opportunity to help and make a real difference. All volunteers are greatly appreciated.
To become a WaterAid Volunteer or for more information please email email@example.com
Volunteer Secretary/Administrator we need you, with you inspiration and motivation to serve as a board member on the Management Board of HALLA (Harlaw Area Lifelong Learning Association).
We are a Board of people who run daytime and evening classes at Kaimhill Learning Centre, (Garthdee).
We have a FB page ( @HALLACommunity) where you can see some of our activities and tutored classes.
We meet once a month to discuss new opportunities and management issues, to find new ways of how-to bring people of all ages of the community into the centre.
A volunteer should be passionate, enthusiastic and have a keen interest in community matters.
A secretary / administrator volunteer requires specific skills such office procedure, basic accounting and IT skills (excel, word) but enthusiasm and interest in the community are equally important.
This is an amazing opportunity to discover your “hidden talents” !!!
You need to attend our monthly Board meetings for taking notes, minutes and prepare all the documentation and email the Board members. HALLA has a computer in the centre.
Your volunteering would be much appreciated, you would be a great addition to our tremendous Board!!!
A fantastic opportunity to help and make a difference for the community. All assistance is greatly appreciated.
For further details please contact Giuseppina Caligiuri, HALLA Vice Chair at email Hallaassociation@gmail.com or telephone: 01224 498 164 / 07511377364.