Our befrienders offer one to one support to a young person aged 8 to 18, who has Cystic Fibrosis.
Young people living with this condition have a demanding daily treatment regime at home and sometimes experience limitations that can affect their confidence and ability to cope with the challenges of everyday living. They may also be socially isolated because of their condition.
A befriender will meet with the young person every 1 to 2 weeks, to build a trusting one to one relationship. This will allow the young person space and a suitable environment to explore their feelings, discuss their fears, develop life skills and grow in the areas where they may be struggling.
During COVID, befriending sessions have been successfully conducted via Zoom (with a good store of ideas within the Trust) but, once conditions allow, we will return to face-to-face.
Desirable qualities required include good listening skills, patience and an adaptable attitude.
Training and support is provided; and expenses reimbursed.
The Butterfly Trust provides unconditional, non-judgemental, confidential services that are designed to improve the quality of life for young people living with Cystic Fibrosis. These outreach services are delivered by trained volunteers who provide face to face support across the country.
This befriending opportunity allows the befriender to make a positive difference for a young person, while also growing their own experience and enhancing their life skills.
Befrienders must have held a full driving licence for at least 2 years and have the use of a smoke free car.
We are seeking individuals who can offer their time and skills towards furthering our goals, and who can take on the responsibility of being a Trustee. We seek enthusiastic individuals who have an interest in the wellbeing of children and families living locally, and who have the ability to work effectively as part of a team, and who seek to be part of a valued local organisation.
Fa’side Community Kitchen (FCK) is a registered Charity operating as a SCIO. Serving Tranent, and its surrounding villages, our aim is to tackle food inequalities and develop a provision that will support the Community to alleviate the pressures of food insecurity and food poverty. We will work alongside community partners to Henable us to reduce the impact of food poverty, reduce isolation and relieve some of the hardships in our area, which is in the top 20% of SIMD, by delivering a fresh meal service , to include transport and activities that will enhance a persons mental health and well being.
Having undergone a period of review we need members of the public to join our Board. We are keen to recruit members of the local community in East Lothian who are motivated, experienced and passionate about “building back better”.
To find out more about joining the Board, please email Tracey@volunteereastlothian.org.uk
The opportunity will involve all aspects of running a credit union , from serving customers, completing forms to accounts or reception work. The opportunity would give an individual good banking experience, customer care not to mention team working skills . There are also good opportunities for training.
• Planning and preparing meals for 30 people (plus) including doing any shopping for ingredients.
• Assist in the preparation of vegetables, meat, salads, pasta, puddings etc
• Responsible to help keep the kitchen area clean & organised.
• Responsible to ensure food waste & other waste items are disposed of in the correct recycling bins.
• Responsible for assisting with washing dishes and lifting to storage areas as required.
• Notify staff of items that need to be replenished and restocked.
• Assist with stock rotation
• Taking & recording appropriate food temperatures in the food hygiene book.
• Responsible for serving guests in a pleasant, efficient, courteous, and professional manner.
• Light lifting/uploading/moving of food supplies.
• Use basic kitchen equipment safely & operate basic electrical & mechanical equipment including dishwasher.
• Responsible for other duties that may be assigned from time to time.
“The foodbank was there when we really needed it, it was an absolute lifeline.”
We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the country.
This role involves supporting the food bank team in managing their food donations. Food donations are sorted, weighed and packed ready for distribution.
• Ensure that all Trussell Trust warehousing procedures and processes are followed as per the foodbank operating manual
• Receive food donations from members of the public and thank them
• Ensure that incoming stock is checked, weighed, and recorded
• Sort food by date and type, removing any items that are damaged or out-of-date and weighing these out separately
• Keep warehouse area clean and tidy at all times, checking for evidence of pests and notifying the project manager if there are any concerns
• Prepare stock orders for the foodbank centre and/or emergency food boxes, as appropriate
• Assist in undertaking an annual stock take as detailed in the foodbank operating manual
• Report any health & safety or safeguarding concerns to the project manager
For more details please contact Matthew McArthur, Project Manager at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 01224 518936.
COG: Community Outreach Group provides support to homeless and vulnerable people in the City of Aberdeen.
COG Community Outreach Group proudly helps our community by offering those in need support through welfare and helping battle loneliness. We offer tea, coffee, soup and sandwiches but most importantly a friendly chat and maybe you can play a game or two to help make that connection.
We provide support from our stall outside Marks and Spencer at the St Nicholas Centre, Aberdeen from 5pm on a Sunday and 6pm on a Wednesday and have weekly evening trolleys along Union Street starting around 6pm.
All volunteer help is greatly appreciated and makes a real difference for people we support and the community.
For more details please contact Rebecca Fyfe, COG Committee Secretary at email email@example.com or tel.: 07415723938.
SSAFA - The Armed Forces Charity (Aberdeen Branch)
Would you like to support people who have served in the Armed Forces? You don’t need a military background, just the ability to listen, some basic I.T skills and good written and spoken English. If so, this could be the role for you.
-What is a caseworker?
Caseworkers work with clients to figure out what type of help they need. Next, they find the right sources of support and arrange for clients to access it. This might be funds for special equipment for someone with a disability, adaptions to a property so an older client can remain at home or funds for a rental deposit. Caseworkers also sign-post clients onto specialist local services for advice on benefits, housing, mental health, debt, finding work etc.
-Why do we need you?
Volunteer Caseworkers are the lifeblood of SSAFA, supporting a growing number of people in need of financial, practical and emotional support. Clients come from all backgrounds and age groups and may have served in WW2 or in a more recent conflict like Iraq or Afghanistan. Our trained volunteers listen without judgement to assess and provide tailored support to help people navigate life in and beyond military service. We need you to join your local SSAFA team to help us achieve this.
-What does this role involve?
• Contacting clients and arranging to meet them at a mutually convenient time either face-to-face or remotely
• Liaising with clients and completing a form to assess their circumstances
• Sign-posting clients onto local services providing specialist advice
• Applying on the client’s behalf to military and non-military sources of charitable funding
• Arranging for the purchase of goods and services
• Keeping in touch with the client so they know how their case is progressing
• Keeping in touch with your branch so they know your availability
• Keeping up to date with training and SSAFA news so that you are best able to support clients
• Being a positive ambassador for SSAFA remembering that anyone you meet could be a potential client, volunteer or fundraiser
• Volunteering within the standards and values of SSAFA including observing our policies such as the
Volunteering policy and data protection policy (these will be covered in your training and local induction.)
-What can you gain from this volunteering role?
• Support people in your community with a military background
• Use your skills, knowledge and life experience to benefit others
• Support and friendship from your local SSAFA branch and the wider SSAFA community
• Experience, training and skills that you can highlight on your CV and in job interviews
• Better physical and mental health – studies show that volunteers live longer and experience lower levels of stress and depression!
-Is a criminal record check required?
Yes *A disclosure certificate that contains convictions, cautions, warnings, reprimands or other information may not automatically mean that you are not able to volunteer. All certificates will be reviewed on a case by case basis and, where possible, a modified or alternative role will be offered. There is no cost for volunteers for this.
-How to find out more?
• Visit us/apply on line at https://www.ssafa.org.uk/volunteer or call our friendly central Volunteer Team on 0800 032 5612. They can answer any general questions about volunteering and put you in touch with your local branch.