Inspire have opportunities for people to assist as Befrienders. Befriender Volunteers allow individuals supported by Inspire to have regular contact with a volunteer who shares their interests and with whom they can carry out activities, such as going for coffee, going to the cinema or even going with them to the football. A befriender is someone who will make a regular commitment to an individual supported by Inspire, to come with them to events or do activities with them, but will also be there to listen and talk with and share experiences.
This is a great, enjoyable opportunity where you will make a vital contribution to the work of Inspire and the people we support in the North-east of Scotland and be part of a friendly and supportive team.
For more details please contact:
tel: 01224 280005 / e-mail: email@example.com
Cornerstones TASK group allows the people we support to voice their opinions on how Cornerstone, as care provider, affects their lives. The group meets monthly to discuss possible improvements and ideas with the aim of increasing participation within our organisation by listening, and taking onboard, the views of the people we support. The group is expected to get bigger and as a result, we are looking for a dedicated volunteer to assist with the chairing of the meetings. If you are a good listener and capable and creative when it comes to typing pictorial, easy to understand minutes then we would love to hear from you. This is a perfect opportunity for a Social Work/Community Care student who can spare a few hours each month and would like to get involved in the Personalisation process of one of Scotland’s leading care providers.
All reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed and full supervision and training will be provided.
For an informal discussion please contact James McQueen on tel.: 01224 256051 / e-mail: James.McQueen@cornerstone.org.uk
Cornerstone offers a "matching" service when it comes to this fun side of volunteering. We have a wide range of opportunities across the whole of Aberdeen where you can get involved and make a big difference to the lives of the people we support through befriending. Let us know your interests and availability (even a couple of hours once a fortnight will make a big difference) and we will match you to someone who could use your company within the community. From Aberdeen City and Shire all the way to Moray: we want to hear from you.
This is a great, fun way to add something to your CV, gain experience and improve confidence or an excellent opportunity to just try something new.
If you are patient, understanding and are motivated to volunteer we will be delighted to hear from you. All reasonable expenses will be reimbursed and full support will be given.
For an informal discussion please contact James McQueen on tel.: 01224 256051 / e-mail: James.McQueen@cornerstone.org.uk
Camphill School Aberdeen has exciting new volunteer opportunities to help. As a volunteer you will become part of a team within one of our 10 residential Care homes, set in beautiful surroundings 5 miles outside of Aberdeen City centre and close to the Deeside Railway line. We are currently seeking people to volunteer as:
> Voluntary Coworkers within Residential School and Care Homes: Our pupils age from 12-25 years old and as part of your position, you will be with them when they attend the school, farm and gardens, workshops or even riding stables as part of their personalised daily routines and assist them with their tasks throughout the day.
> Voluntary Farm and Gardens Volunteers: Our farm cares for cows, pigs, goats, hens and alpacas. As part of your position, you will be with our pupils when they attend the farm and gardens as part of their personalised daily routines and assist them with their tasks.
> Voluntary Workshop Assistants: You will be with our pupils when they attend the various workshops (woodwork, metal, weavery, felt, candle, pottery, bike and Fruver- our food workshop)as part of their personalised daily routines and assist them with their tasks.
These opportunities do not require you to have previous experience, we just ask that you are caring, patient and willing to help our pupils, have an interest in people and different ways of communications.
Training is provided in induction and support given throughout the volunteering time within Camphill School Aberdeen.
Fantastic opportunities to help with all assistance making a real difference and greatly appreciated.
For more details please contact Naomi Paton, Recruitment Administrator at E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 01224 866162.
The Breadmaker (part of Aberdeen Day Project charity)
The Breadmaker, as part of the Aberdeen Day Project (a registered charity) is an artisan bakery and coffee house. Located in Aberdeen City we produce and sell a range of quality handcrafted breads and confectionary to wholesale and retail customers alike with the purpose of providing a range of work placements, training and social activities for adults with learning disabilities (apprentices) who can otherwise experience exclusion and isolation in society.
As Volunteer Trustees/Directors you would help maintain the objectives and aims of the Breadmaker to include and empower people who attend the charity to play a full and active role in the community, reduce isolation, increase friends/social life, increase confidence and self esteem of individuals who have a learning disability. We would especially be appreciative of people to join our Board of Trustees who have a professional background, people who come from HR, IT, Marketing, Care, Counsellor background etc.
Our Board of Trustees meetings take place monthly and there is also an Annual General Meeting.
An exciting and fantastic opportunity to volunteer at an award winning social enterprise/charity, working alongside our CEO and senior management team to enhance apprentices/people we support lives.
For more information please contact Donald Anderson, CEO at email email@example.com or tel.: 01224 641520.
Aberdeen in Recovery (AiR) was granted Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) charitable status in March this year. We are now looking to find talented, passionate and skilled people to fill some vacant seats on our Board of Trustees to help us grow and develop our innovative and solution focused new charity. This is a unique opportunity to help lay the foundations to ensure AiR has a long-term future as a charity with solid processes in place to ensure it meets its mission of:
“To be a bridge from ‘dependence’ to ‘independence’ for the individual seeking to recover from problematic substance use and addictive behaviours”.
This is such an exciting and invigorating prospect for individuals to get involved and be participant in the tsunami of change which is now gaining momentum and being driven by “Experts by Experience” and the vibrant Lived Experienced Communities which are blossoming, not only locally but are now established as a national phenomena.
Since its conception, AiR and its members have worked tirelessly to establish and build collaborative relationships with professional services and third sector support agencies. We have consistently driven the message that individuals who have personal lived/living experience of active substance use, including Family members who have been affected by the addictive behaviours of a loved one, and the Recovery Communities they represent have something valid, essential and extremely beneficial to bring to described Recovery Orientated Systems of Care (ROSC). We can provide existing services and clinical structural systems with resources, skills and capabilities that they, no matter how much effort, time and money they invest, will never be able to offer or provide.
So, it gives the greatest of pleasure to see this is now recognised on the highest levels that “Recoverists” can productively contribute to the design, development and delivery of truly person-centred ROSC. This being evidenced by the vision, philosophy and content of the Scottish Governments “Rights, Respect and Recovery” Drug and Alcohol Strategy.
We also believe it is reaffirmed by the recent success in being granted funding from the Government’s National Development Fund, with our principle partner Alcohol and Drugs Action (ADA), for our ‘Recovery Peer Pathway’ joint two-year project. This collaborative venture will build on three years of pilot work to further establish and build proactive and productive Developmental Pathways within ADA and their Volunteer network while in synergy with AiR membership for individuals who desire to initiate change in their behaviours and outlook as they progress on their recovery journeys within, and imperatively out-with, statutory and formal support services.
We believe that the blue sky thinking behind this project categorically and emphatically fits with the expectations, outcomes and concepts of the above Government policy.
So, if you have lived experience, or a stakeholder interest, and a passion for recovery and are willing to give of yourself that another may learn, you will not find a better opportunity to indulge your appetite than from within Aberdeen in Recovery.
For more information please contact Dermot Craig, Recovery Community Development Manager at E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 01224 638342 / Mobile: 07751 213108.
We have been running a card making group for a group of people with learning disabilities for the past 7 years.
There is a group of 6 people with learning disabilities who attend the group and there is always a great atmosphere at the group who all greatly enjoy attending.
The group meets on a Wednesday afternoon between 1.30 to 3.30pm but we are looking for folk to help between 1- 4pm to allow for preparation and clearing up. Queens Cross Church where we meet has some storage space.
We are looking for 3-5 people to be volunteers to allow for times when volunteers cannot attend, so we at least have two volunteers involved at all times.
We are looking for volunteers who ideally have some experience of making cards or similar crafts but anyone who has an interest is welcome to apply. Your involvement would be greatly appreciated.
For more information please contact Jonathan Russell, Co – Chair at E Mail: email@example.com or tel.: 01224 586435.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an individual who is competent with all social media – website, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook - to join our charity on a voluntary basis. To provide help and support to establish these sites and help manage them on a regular basis.
>Individuals’ benefit – Develop relevant work experience - marketing, IT, advertising, PR, community and publicity. Look good on CV.
>Public benefit – making the public and potential service users aware of the charity and informing them of what the charity does.
The charity was established in 2004 and has gone from strength to strength ever since.
We are a local charity offering housing advice and advocacy to vulnerable/disabled individuals and managed by a committee of local people. We received the Queens Award for Voluntary Service last year in recognition of our work, volunteering and positive difference we make.
For more information please contact Anne Findlay, Board Member at E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org / Tel No: 07984219950.
The Cornerstone Foundation, launched in April 2017, was set up in response to growing financial demands within the health and social care sector, to ensure, that in addition to Cornerstones contracted work we are able to enhance our services by providing access to specialist support, equipment, activities and opportunities to ensure the people we support can live a valued life, the life they choose.
Community collections allow The Cornerstone Foundation to promote our activities and provide much need funds for our vital projects.
We are looking for dedicated Collection Can Volunteers in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire to support us with the work we do. Duties would include:
*Delivering and collecting cans to a wide range of services, community groups and local business across the North East of Scotland.
*Developing strong relationships with your communities and donors and seeking out new opportunities.
*Recording can placement and collection on the fundraising software ThankQ in accordance with Cornerstone Foundation guidelines.
*Providing Community Fundraiser and wider Cornerstone Foundation team with regular updates on progress.
This role is flexible and can fit around your personal commitments.
For this role a Standard Disclosure will need to be completed.
If you'd like to find out more, please contact Lorna Hornsby, Volunteer Coordinator at email: Lorna.Hornsby@cornerstone.org.uk / tel.: 01382 220238.
It starts with ‘Hello’. From new mums to empty nesters, it's often surprising who is affected by loneliness.
That's why we're teaming up with The Co-operative. Together we want to reach out and reconnect thousands of lonely people with their communities, and tackle a problem that is shortening lives and eroding wellbeing.
The aim of the Community Connector is to support people affected by social isolation and loneliness and to help them gain confidence and to reconnect to their community in partnership with existing and new partner organisations. We will place the person at the centre of what we do and help them by offering positive encouragement, practical help and emotional support, for up to three months, depending on their needs.
Full training and excellent support is provided to all volunteers.
This is a great opportunity to make a real difference in the local community. All help is greatly appreciated.
For more details please contact Ieva Nevulyte, Community Connector Co-ordinator at email email@example.com / tel:: 07872 839864.