The Aberdeen Mela – One World Day is a cultural event celebrating and promoting the diversity of culture and community within the local area of Aberdeen and the North East of Scotland as well as across the country.
Alongside the festivities and cultural exchange, the festival also looks to promote a greater awareness of global development issues to motivate and inspire people to act for a more equal world and demonstrate opportunities for people to get more involved.
The festival will run on 21st August from 12noon to 7pm at Westburn Park in Aberdeen. There will be different stages presenting acts as diverse as Bhangra dancers and international choirs to Asian singers and traditional Scottish musicians. As well as general family and children’s activities there will also be a wide range of ethnic and Scottish catering facilities, stalls for crafts, clothes and information.
We are currently recruiting volunteers to help at the Aberdeen MELA. All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated. It is also the opportunity to be part of a great, major event in Aberdeen. Come be part of the fun!
For further information please contact Ahashan Habib, CEO at email: email@example.com or telephone: 07588529412.
Volunteers 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.
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 in the local community into the centre.
We have several weekly, social, informal learning groups where Board members can get to know each other and form a friendly working relationship.
A volunteer should be passionate, enthusiastic and have a keen interest in community matters.
A volunteer does not necessarily require specific skills since we all support each other to develop new skills but if you have specific ones, it would be good to introduce them to the rest of the Board so we can use them to benefit the local community.
The Board would appreciate people with knowledge of IT and office procedures but enthusiasm and interest in the community are equally important.
This is an amazing opportunity to discover your “hidden talents” !!!
You are very welcome to attend a committee meeting and see if this is for you.
WE ARE WAITING TO WELCOME YOU TO OUR FRIENDY AND DIVERSE HALLA 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone.: 07927371717. More details are also available at our website: https://www.searchlightscotland.org/volunteer
Mod Pheairt 2022 - We Need You
Mod Pheairt 2022 is an opportunity to showcase Gaelic language and culture, as well as the city of Perth, to a world wide audience.
There are exciting opportunities for volunteers to be part of this high profile event. We are looking for experienced event volunteers and those who want to start on their volunteering journeys in an exciting and supportive environment.
We are looking for volunteers for a number of roles, to enhance the visitor experience, assist with competition arrangements and to support competitors and officials.
If you have Gaelic, then great (sgoinnel) but that shouldn't be a barrier as a positive, flexible and can-do attitude is just as important.
We will be looking for volunteers from 14-22 October 2022 in locations around Perth and training will be provided beforehand
If you would like to play a part in this fabulous event, please get in touch with me in the first instance on email@example.com
We have lots of opportunities for you to get involved with Balmedie Beach Wheelchairs. Our volunteers have a wide variety of roles.
You could be welcoming our wheelchair users and giving advice about the chairs, looking after equipment, keeping the Bunker tidy and decorated, clearing the boardwalk, fund raising, helping administrate the project and lots more.
If you have a morning or afternoon spare that can really help us, and of course you can get more involved if you have more time.
Come and join our friendly group and help keep the beach wheelchairs running. We are always looking for new volunteers.
We are looking for a Graphic Design Volunteer to support our charity in achieving our vision. The purpose of this role will be to help us engage our audiences by creating compelling digital assets for use across our website, social media, and print materials.
What will you be doing?
We are looking for a Graphic Designer to help with our design and creative outputs. Responsibilities may include:
• Brand development including our logo
• Creating image templates for social media
• Info graphics to make our content visually appealing
• Marketing materials such as flyers and business cards
What are we looking for?
We are looking for a volunteer who has experience in graphic design and marketing.
The volunteer should also have/be:
• Accuracy and attention to detail
• Ability to quickly understand the needs of our team / organisation / users
• Can ask key questions to enable us to clarify requirements
• Understands the resource constraints of a small charity and is able to work with these.
• Open to feedback
Town Break is a charity focused on reshaping the way we think about Dementia. We are always looking to connect with people in the local community to join our team in spreading hope and support to those living with Dementia. If you are passionate and believe in this cause, please take a few moments of your time and help us grow this campaign.
At Town Break, we run daily 'coffee and blether' groups. At these groups we offer a range of stimulating and creative activities as well as the chance to come together as a community. Your role as a Volunteer would be to assist at these groups, from joining in activities or spending time with a few of our clients to making tea and helping our groups to run smoothly.
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 Thursday Phoenix Club Befrienders (1-3pm). The Phoenix Club is a wonderful social club for adults with learning or physical disabilities, where people have fun and socialise together. Every Thursday from 1pm-3pm, the club meets at Inchgarth Community Centre to play pool, video games or board games, to sing karaoke or paint.
We are seeking new volunteers for the club and for befrienders. Your role would be to take part in activities, play pool and board games with our members, take people to the cafe and have a hot drink. No experience necessary we just need you to be friendly and enthusiastic. We want our Phoenix Club members to feel special during this fantastic club and you could be that difference in people’s lives.
It is also a good opportunity to improve your communication skills, to gain experience working with people with learning and physical disabilities and to help the community grow. You will also be joining team Inchgarth that was awarded the highest award in the country by Her Majesty the Queen via the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, a collective MBE for all team members who volunteer. Be part of this fantastic centre and the wonderful Phoenix club.
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
The Board of Trustees are responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity, developing the charity’s aims, objectives and goals in accordance with the governing document, legal and regulatory guidelines.
While all Trustees always retain their responsibility for the Charity as a whole, some will be chosen for their specific expertise in particular areas and will support and advise the Board on that area of expertise.
• Work together to provide leadership and strategic direction to the charity
• Ensure that M4U meets its charitable objectives as laid out in the constitution
• Ensure that M4U is effectively run and meets all of its legal and regulatory requirements
• Ensure that assets are safeguarded and used efficiently for those for whom the charity exists
• Ensure that the charity is accountable financially and in other ways
• Take on specific roles as required for the smooth operation of the Board of Trustees and charity
• To maintain absolute confidentiality about all sensitive/confidential information received in the
course of trustee’s responsibilities to the charity.
• Act in the best interest of the charity, beneficiaries and future beneficiaries at all times
• Promote and develop the charity in order for it to grow and maintain its relevance to society
Trustees are expected to contribute around 10 hours per month to the charity and to attend 6 Board Meetings per annum. A minimum commitment of 12 months is requested.
Trustees are expected to attend a minimum of 2 Workshops, 2 Performances and 2 Fundraising Events
This is a voluntary position, although reasonable travelling expenses can be refunded.
As the board are responsible and liable for the governance and functioning of the charity, they are accountable in varying degrees to a variety of stakeholders, including: service users, funders and OSCR.
M4U depends on Trustees having a wide range of skills, and each Board member should have strengths in at least one of the following areas. We do not expect Trustees to be skilled in all of these areas.
• Musical theatre
• Organisational development/strategy
• Financial management
• Charity legal compliance responsibilities
• Management and development of paid staff/volunteers
• Lobbying & campaigning
• Ability and time to represent M4U in meetings with stakeholders
• Best in employment
• IT Management
• Project development/management experience
A fantastic opportunity to assist in the continued successful development of Music 4 U. All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated. For further details please email email@example.com
*NEW YEAR, NEW CHALLENGE? PUSHING OUT THE BOAT MAGAZINE IS LOOKING FOR A VOLUNTEER TREASURER*
Pushing Out the Boat magazine (North-east Scotland’s Biennial Magazine of New Writing and the Visual Arts) is looking for a new treasurer to join our team of unpaid volunteers.
We are a small registered charity (SCIO No SC044919). We get our main income from selling our magazine and holding events. Our main costs are printing the magazine and administration.
Your duties would include:
1. Management of our receipts and payments through our bank and PayPal accounts and in cash
2. Using Excel spreadsheets to keep our financial records and prepare our annual accounts.
The Treasurer is also a member of our management committee. Whilst the basic skills required to perform the duties described above are essential, we will provide help and support on other aspects of the role. A general interest in the arts would be an asset but is not essential.
We are a friendly group of volunteers whose meetings and occasional events are held in or near Aberdeen. Please browse our website at https://www.pushingouttheboat.co.uk/ to get a feel for what we do.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss this opportunity. If you’re interested and qualified, we’ll invite you to meet a small group of trustees to confirm that we’re suited for each other.