Are you interested in learning more about outdoor and play based early years practice?
Would you like to support learning through the landscape? Enable supported risk taking?
Child centred learning? Exploration and play?
Our Kirriemuir Dumpling Outdoor Tots need your help! We are looking for volunteers to help support our weekly outdoor tots sessions held at the community garden each Friday. Our sessions aim to help grow self-esteem, creativity, confidence and independence within a natural environment.
This opportunity is suitable for anyone considering or starting out on a career in outdoor play and learning, including Forest Schools, or an experienced teacher/practitioner wishing to build experience of working outdoors. The role will involve supporting the volunteer led team with all aspects of delivery of our project. To find out more press the 'I want to volunteer' button and leave your contact details along with a short message and any questions.
VTO provides free one to one tuition to children and young people (aged 8-18) to help tackle the attainment gap in Scotland. We work with young people from diverse backgrounds including those from low income families, care experience, EAL, or those faced with perceived barriers to learning. Our volunteers are responsible for developing a person-centred tutoring experience online. A key part of this role is relationship building, mentoring, instilling confidence, and empowering young people through education. Volunteers from a range of diverse backgrounds and experiences are welcome. Our next induction training will be held on the (Date)
What will I be doing?
Working one to one with a young person who requires tutoring support online.
Relationship building and mentoring
Instilling a growth mind set towards learning
Monitoring and recording progress of learning and keeping in contact with your assigned Learning Communities Coordinator.
Take part in relevant training.
Tutoring in English, Maths and potentially other subjects, dependant on experience.
Sourcing and creating engaging ways to support pupils’ skills and learning.
Usually, 1 hour per week time commitment for tutoring with some additional time for learning material preparation.
What skills do I need?
You don't need any formal teaching or mentoring qualifications to become a tutor. The main requisite is good literacy and numeracy skills and you must be fluent in English. All our tutors must be able to provide 2 references and be members of the PVG scheme managed by Disclosure Scotland. VTO will assist with the processing of this and there is no cost to you.
Capability, creativity, and enthusiasm to communicate and work with children and young people.
Good relationship building skills
Ability to support young people with a lack of confidence/ motivation.
Ability to be non-judgemental, empathetic, and supportive.
What skills and experience will I develop through this role?
We want to support our volunteers through their time with us.
Satisfaction of giving something back and reducing the attainment gap.
Gain teaching, tutoring and youth work experience useful in careers working with young people.
Developing new enhanced communication skills.
Enhanced personal statement/ CV.
Fulfil volunteering requirement of Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme/ Saltire award scheme if eligible.
Reference after 6 months.
Volunteering for the Scouts is a great way to take part in new experiences, meet a whole load of friendly people and have fun. There is something for everyone whether you’d like to help out week-after-week or whenever-you-can, the Scouting Association will provide training, learning opportunities and cups of tea – every step of the way.
As a volunteer, working in teams, you might:
1. Welcome young people and families to sessions and events
2. Make sure everyone’s safe, supported, included and having fun
3. Help to plan and lead activities
4. Get involved with days out, camps and expeditions
5. Share and learn skills – from coding to cake decorating to canoeing
6. Celebrate young people’s achievements big and small
You don't need to be Bear Grylls to volunteer with Scouts - we need everyone to muck in and help support young people to learn #SkillsForLife.
All across the UK our 300 volunteers support older and/or disabled people at home to offer one-to-one support with technology, whether a computer, laptop, smartphone or tablet. We are looking for people to join our nationwide team of volunteers who offer free technology help and support remotely and in people's homes.
* Trouble shoot technical issues
* Offer impartial advice on technology
* Set-up new tech and install hardware and software
* Show people how to use their tech at home eg, shop online, send/receive emails, Skype with family/friends
* Make adaptations to support a disabled person’s specific technology needs
As one of our volunteers you can...
- Use your IT skills to help change the lives of older people and disabled people of all ages.
- Benefit from regular training and technology updates.
- Network with a nationwide team of other IT volunteers.
- Plan your volunteering time around your home life and other commitments.
Cats Protection is the UK’s leading feline welfare charity and our vision is a world where every cat is treated with kindness and an understanding of its needs. Cats are at the centre of everything we do and our objectives are: homing, neutering and educating people about cats and their care. We help thousands of cats across the UK each year thanks to our network of dedicated volunteers, staff and supporters.
A bit about this role
We are currently recruiting Education Speaker Volunteers all over Scotland to deliver education initiatives across the country.
Our education speaker volunteers have the important and exciting role of raising awareness of Cats Protection. They deliver pre-prepared talks, help spread messages around feline welfare and act as the voice of cats in their local communities. They also deliver talks to both adults and children in a variety of settings. Interacting with children is especially important, as they are the cat owners of the future, and by building their understanding and knowledge we can make the world a better place for cats.
What can you expect to be doing?
Being part of a passionate team of other volunteers and employees
Delivering pre-prepared talks to schools and community groups
Hosting information sessions
Providing feedback on talks where necessary
Taking part in promotional events such as careers days at schools and colleges
Delivering education craft sessions at community talks and workshops
A bit more information about this role and the team
At Cats Protection, we deliver a large number of talks to schools and see lower demand for talks on weekends and in the evenings. For this role, we are therefore looking for someone who has availability for talks during the day as this is when we have the highest demand for talks. There may be opportunity for occasional evening and weekend talks but the majority will take place during the day.
The role will suit someone who is a confident public speaker and who is enthusiastic about animal welfare. It would also provide a fantastic opportunity for anyone looking to gain experience in a school/classroom setting.
As well as photos and stories, we use an online learning website to make our sessions fun and interactive. We provide full training and support, but basic IT skills will be needed and a willingness to use technology as part of the role.
Strathmore Cricket Cafe provide a high-quality cafe service.
· To assist with the running of the Lochside Café including: - preparing light snacks, sandwiches etc. as required
· Observing and complying with all relevant Health & Safety & Hygiene requirements
· Meeting, greeting and serving customers
· Cashing-up and the handling of cash - keeping finance records of all Café transactions
· Washing-up/clearing tables and ensuring the Café seating area is kept clean and tidy
· To carry out other duties that may reasonably required by the Café Supervisor
This is an amazing opportunity to access training including food hygiene and adult achievement awards, so if you are looking to gain experience whilst learning this would be the perfect opportunity for you.
We need the help of a volunteer driver with their own car to help us collect donations of ICT equipment. This role is vital to our work in getting thousands of computers into African schools, enabling otherwise waste computers to have a second life in a classroom.
The role is quite flexible as we can coordinate collections of computers to suit you. To support us in this role you must have access to your own vehicle, have a valid UK driving license and be able to lift 20kg. For application details please go to: https://turingtrust.co.uk/how-to-help/volunteer/apply-to-volunteer/
We're looking for an adult volunteer who will provide a supportive friendship for a socially isolated young person aged between 8 and 18 who lives in South Ayrshire. Ideally this will involve meeting with their young person every couple of weeks for a few hours, spending time together accessing local activities.
• Be matched on a 1:1 basis with a young person.
• Go on regular outings and activities with the young person.
• Have the opportunity to participate in group outings/activities and also volunteer support sessions.
• Keeping in touch with the Project about the young person’s achievements / growth and activities, and to receive ongoing support from the Bfriend team.
• Open minded as we work with young people from a wide variety of backgrounds.
• Following training, to be able to have empathy and understanding of some of the issues encountered by young people referred to the team.
• Continuous focus on the needs of the young person who you are matched with.
• Willing to participate in a broad range of activities mutually agreed with the young person.
• To be a positive adult role model for the young person and, very importantly, to have FUN!
• Have an awareness of and be able to adhere to Bfriend’s policies and procedures.
Facilitating Wellbeing Flower sessions in your local area (In response to requests via Age Scotland’s Health and Wellbeing Team).
“The Wellbeing Flower is an interactive and enjoyable experience, aimed at groups of organisers of older people’s clubs and services, such as a committee, a residents’ group or a staff team. The Wellbeing Flower makes the latest research into healthy ageing accessible and easily applicable, on topics including eating and drinking well, movement, social connection, emotional wellbeing and keeping the brain healthy.” - Health and Wellbeing Team
Assisting the Health and Wellbeing Team to gather information for evaluating the Wellbeing Flower’s impact
Forfar Open Gardens are looking for Volunteer Gardeners to provide general help within the garden whether that be pottering in the outdoor or indoor planting areas, clearing and pruning in the large woodland space or any of the many jobs in between. The garden is an open space for people young and old to come along and enjoy so you have a keen interest in gardening or would like to learn then they would love to hear from you.
Youth opportunities are available on Friday afternoons.
Interested? Want to know more? Get in touch.