Volunteers required to drive a 17-seater minibus for an over 50s walking group based at Kaimhill Learning Centre, Pitmedden Terrace, Aberdeen AB10 7HR. Drivers should be over 25 and under 70 and have category D1 on their driving licence.
We are a friendly group who walk on Thursdays leaving the centre at 9.30am and usually return around mid afternoon. We normally walk between 5 and 7 miles and most drivers in the past have been happy to walk with the group but this is not a requirement!
Prospective volunteers will be given support to familiarise themselves with the vehicle and are welcome to come along on a walk to see what is involved.
A fantastic opportunity to help. All volunteers make a real difference and are greatly appreciated. For more information please contact Doris Strachan, Secretary at email: email@example.com or telephone 07766752284.
Inchgarth Community Centre provide a fantastic programme of activities for the community with the tremendous help of volunteers. Inchgarth has over 170 sessions of activity per week-serving every age group and section of the community. As a big and vibrant community centre, we offer a large range of activities for all ages and welcome a range of charities at the community centre.
We have a great opportunity for people to help as Boccia Group Leader Volunteers at the community centre. Boccia is a seated bowl game for people with additional support needs and/or impaired movement. We are looking for motivated people to help lead the group by organising the games, making sure everyone is playing and sometimes organise wee competitions.
All volunteers are greatly appreciated and provided with excellent support. Please contact us to find out more, join our amazing team of volunteers and make a real difference in the community: please email: firstname.lastname@example.org / Tel: 01224 325191 / Website: https://www.inchgarth.co.uk/volunteer.html
Give the gift of time, and make a difference.
Aberdeen Cyrenians started life as a soup kitchen run by student volunteers back in 1968. That ethos of volunteering and direct community support remains at the heart of what we do and it is essential in allowing us to provide the range of support that our service users rely on.
We’re fully flexible and can take regular, ad hoc, seasonal and team volunteers across a range of services and opportunities.
Our volunteer roles are as varied as our projects, service users and volunteers, whatever your interest, we've got something that's just right for you. All help makes a real difference and is always appreciated.
Excellent training and support is provided to all volunteers.
For more information and to find out about the latest volunteer opportunities we have please visit: https://www.weareac.org/volunteering
Searchlight Scotland is involved in managing more than 200 asylum seekers from around the world, currently residing at a facility in Aberdeen. We provide people with support and have a range of activities during the day.
We are recruiting volunteers to help us during the daytime mainly in running outdoor and sport activities.
Our volunteers help by:
• Creating and running different activities (sport, DIY, craft, walks around Aberdeen city, art lessons etc.).
• Drive clients to their appointments or to outdoor activities.
Our amazing volunteers provide us with their time, passion and energy, helping us to continue supporting the vulnerable people we serve in our community. In return, our volunteers have been able to:
· gain new skills and confidence
· enhance their CV and employability
· meet new people
· get training and support
· make a difference
If you wish to volunteer or for any further details please contact Eva D’ Amico, Volunteer Coordinator at email: email@example.com or telephone.: 07927371717. More details are also available at our website: https://www.searchlightscotland.org/volunteer
If you are interested in helping your community then this is for you! Leading a multi-agency group who will support you in delivering a new youth hub for the young people and wider community in Northfield.
The role of the Chair of a community team, is to lead and guide the team during the bi-monthly meetings.
-Main duties and responsibilities:
▪ Along with the team determine the theme and/or identify topic areas to focus on during the year/s of office
▪ Ensure the team operates within the current guidelines laid out in the constitution
▪ Report the results of the group’s activities at the AGM
▪ Chair team meetings ensuring that all required business is covered and that all members have a fair opportunity to express their opinions
▪ Disseminate to the Northfield Youth Action Group (NYAG) leadership team the outcomes from meetings
▪ Communicate with other local community groups in order to collaborate, pool knowledge and share best practice
▪ Ensure that each action from meetings has a named person to lead on its development and delivery
A fantastic opportunity to make a real difference for young people and the community. All volunteers are greatly appreciated.
For further details please contact Derek Bain, Partnership Development Officer at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 01224 301068.
Cairns Counselling has been dedicated to providing counselling to the people of Aberdeen city and the surrounding area since 1994. As a well-established service, we are trusted by many professionals and have a long history of enabling change. Established to provide emotional support to adults in need, our service has grown from humble beginnings to the present day where we are open six days a week including two evenings. We are proud to have been given the Queens Award for Voluntary service in 2016. As a well-established service, we are trusted by many professionals and have a long history of enabling personal change.
We are looking for office-based volunteers who can help us carry out general administrative duties and liaise and communicate with our staff, volunteer counsellors and clients.
Main Duties include:
• Answer telephone calls, check voicemails and take appropriate action;
• Assist in managing the waiting list; contact referrals, either by phone or email, to arrange initial meetings.
• General office duties including admitting clients to the building; ensuring cleaning protocols are adhered to;
• Ability to handle information in a confidential, sensitive manner with due care, respect and discretion;
• Ability to follow instructions and guidance, but also to work independently when appropriate.
• Assist with the preparation of leaflets and other publicity materials;
• Observe the Volunteers' Code of Conduct;
• Help book and organise ad hoc events;
• Support social media updates for Cairns Counselling.
Excellent support and relevant training is provided. Including:
• Induction and support from a supervisor;
• Supervision will be proportionate to the volunteers' time commitment, a minimum of monthly for the first three months;
• All formal review session will be held annually with the supervisor.
Through volunteering with Cairns Counselling you will also:
• Have the opportunity to acquire new skills, refine old ones and increase your confidence;
• The chance to meet new people and enjoy new experiences;
• A useful addition to your CV;
• The opportunity to help Cairns Counselling make a difference in the community;
If you are interested in this role, please email Nichola Duncan, Office Manager, email@example.com
Support our exciting community Compass Project and help to transform the naturally-beautiful and historic 4.1 acre former Waldorf School site into a centre demonstrating practical solutions for healthy, sustainable lifestyles.
The project has something for everyone including opportunities to find out and participate in:
• sustainable building practices with conservation of the listed main building & sensitive repurposing of the others – dry-stone wall restoration, stripping back damaged plasterboard ready for refurbishment, sorting building materials and items for re-purposing and upcycling.
• an integrated, creative health & education approach, supported by the natural & built environment – we offer opportunities for volunteers from secondary schools to participate in appropriate outdoor projects onsite.
• sustainable social enterprise projects serving the local community and involving those with learning disabilities – experience circular economy in practice as we start to outlet local organic produce and plants onsite on a donation basis.
• organic/biodynamic land use with nutritious food production, no-dig demonstration allotments, composting, beehives, wild flower meadow and woodland – keen gardeners are always welcome to come and help create a no-dig system from scratch so you never have to weed again! Experienced chain-saw operators can help manage our woodland.
• repair, reuse & recycle practices minimising waste and encouraging sustainability – furniture and other items for upcycling.
-Compass needs you!
We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who are willing to lend a hand with whatever needs doing. We hold regular volunteer days where you can enjoy meeting like-minded people working together to make a visible difference to our site after each session. Volunteers tell us it is very satisfying to see how much of a difference their work can make.
Volunteers with specialised skills such as joiners, plumbers and DIY-enthusiasts will be especially welcome as we enter the next phase of our project to strip out the existing buildings ready for refurbishment.
‘Being out in the fresh air with others, seeing changes happening and feeling like I was part of a bigger process. I have also enjoyed meeting others who are enthused about the project. Sense of community, healthy activities. Very friendly co-ordinator and other helpers so feeling of welcome is lovely. I also value the fact that I only manage a couple of hours but this is still appreciated and I don't feel guilty when I feel like my body needs to stop! Beautiful grounds to work in’. – Compass volunteer
‘Such a great sense of satisfaction and wellbeing experienced at the end of 2 hours of hard physical work. This has sparked off an interest in gardening and growing plants at home. And also enjoyed being part of a community and meeting new people each time I come along who are equally enthusiastic about this project’. – Compass volunteer
Everyone is welcome at Compass and we look forward to working with you onsite! You can find out more on our website: www.camphillwellbeing.org.uk/compass or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for further details on volunteering with this exciting project.
MCR Pathways has been partnering with schools since 2007 so we know just how amazing the young people of Scotland are. However, sometimes due to situations out of their control, young people face challenges that make it more difficult for them to succeed. That’s why providing the simple support of a mentor is so important and has been proven to make a life-changing difference. This is where you can help...
MCR recruits and trains volunteer mentors who are matched with a young person that shares similar interests, hobbies or career aspirations. Mentors meet with their young person at their school for just one hour per week and the difference this makes is transformational.
The mentoring relationship is unique as young people establish a friendship with someone who’s there, just for them and is not a teacher, parent, guardian or counsellor. The impact on their life is huge. Recent ScotCen research shows 81.6% of mentored care-experienced pupils left school for college, university or a job, compared with 56.3% of those young people not being mentored.
We are hoping to help even more young people in the area reach their potential and are looking for over 150 mentors from Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire
In Aberdeen St Machar Academy has been part of the programme since August 2018 and, in 2020 was joined by Northfield, Hazlehead, Dyce, Harlaw and Lochside Academies.
Aberdeenshire schools participating in the programme are Banff, Fraserburgh, Inverurie, Peterhead and The Gordons Schools Huntly
The only qualification you need to be a mentor is the desire to help. All young people are different and have different needs, so it’s important that our mentors come from all walks of life.
Volunteer mentors are asked to commit just one hour a week for a minimum of one year and will be fully trained and PVG checked before being matched with a young person from an Aberdeen or Aberdeenshire school.
The building of the relationship with a young person is facilitated by our fantastic MCR Pathways Coordinators who are based in each school and work with our young people on a daily basis.
We’re asking you to #BeTheBridge between a young person’s talent and life possibilities. For only one hour per week, you can change a life. This year, why not do something to make a difference that lasts a lifetime.
Register online at https://mcrpathways.org/become-a-mentor/
For any further details please contact us at email: email@example.com (for volunteering in schools in Aberdeen City) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org (for volunteering in schools in Aberdeenshire).
Or telephone us on 07709249661.
*Volunteer with Charlie House and give the gift of time*
Thousands of volunteers across the North-east of Scotland make an amazing contribution to the third sector and provide vital hours of support to charities and the families which they support. Our volunteers are an integral and invaluable part of Team Charlie House. Every single hour they contribute makes a difference to the babies, children, young people and families we support.
As we develop our range of services to support even more families across the region, we are looking to expand our team of Charlie House volunteers. Some of our volunteers gift an occasional hour or two, some a whole day, and some make a regular commitment every week or month. We have a wide range of volunteering opportunities available for each and every individual, based on their available time.
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
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.