There are 2 ride leaders, one at the front one at the back to guide the group around safely on a led ride approximately 10-12 miles riding at approximately 8mph. Routes are on quiet roads and /or easy off road terrain.
We are seeking individuals to help with running face-face communication sessions for babies, children and young people with Ds. We are also recruiting volunteers to assist with online delivery and resource making.
A young carer is someone up to the age of 18 who provides unpaid help and support to a relative, friend or neighbour who due to illness or disability cannot manage to live independently without the carer’s help. It may involve practical support like cooking, housework, or emotional support.
A group volunteer with Aberdeen Young Carers will assist staff members in delivering any planned activities e.g. arts and crafts, baking etc. They will actively participate with the activity, encourage young people to join in and have fun and build up positive relationships with the children and young people by being friendly and non-judgemental. They will also have the opportunity to lead groups if they wish to.
At this time we are predominantly looking for volunteers to help at our School Holiday groups in the Summer Holidays in 2023. We are working on a schedule of groups which we would need volunteers for but these groups will have a range of activities!
There will also be the opportunity for volunteers to help with our monthly groups, on an ad-hoc basis or at events. Events typically include summer outings, Christmas parties and Young Carers’ festivals. Further opportunities are available to assist in promoting our events e.g. putting up posters and spreading the word, in helping us at groups.
Excellent support and relevant training is provided and our volunteers tell us about lots of other benefits of volunteering including; experience of working with children, young people and families; experience for your CV; supporting your local community; meeting new people; increasing self-confidence; feeling like you are making a difference; improving your health and wellbeing; and a chance to contribute to a worthwhile children’s charity.
To apply for this role – please visit: https://volunteer.barnardos.org.uk/opportunities/16049-children-s-activity-support-group-helper-aberdeen-young-carers-2020-11-24 or contact Jacqui Hall, Volunteer Coordinator at email firstname.lastname@example.org / telephone: 07783 848410 for any more details.
You will be providing a puppy with a vital foundation for its future role as a guide dog. This is a full-time volunteering opportunity as a puppy will live with you in your home for around 12-16 months. It should be noted that although it is possible for another Puppy Raiser to look after a dog on your behalf for short periods of time that this may not always be possible. Consideration should be given to your future plans such as holidays abroad.
“It’s so rewarding to know that the dog will go on to help people with sight loss gain independence and freedom.” – Chris, Puppy Raiser
We rely on volunteers like you to help us improve the lives of people with sight loss. In this role your support will include:
• Developing, caring and providing for the needs of one of our puppies using Positive Reinforcement Techniques and following Guide Dogs Puppy Raising for Excellent Partnerships (PREP) programme
• Familiarising a puppy to a wide range of environments including shops and outdoor off lead exercise areas in all climates and seasons.
• Teaching a puppy it’s ok to be left alone by gradually building up from a few minutes to a maximum of 4 hours
• Attending regular puppy classes
• Regularly meeting with Guide Dogs representatives to discuss your pup’s development
• Completing regular on-line questionnaires to help us monitor puppy progress
Ideally you will:
• Be able to handle large breed dogs (around 25-40kg)
• Have access to a car on a weekly basis for training and vet visits
• Have your own home or written permission to have a dog in the home
• Have access to a secure area where the puppy could go to the toilet during the day, especially first thing in the morning and last thing at night
• Be able to access online content and training materials (you will need your own email address)
If you don’t feel you tick every box but are sure this role is the one for you, please drop us a message and tell us why. We’re open to suggestions and happy to chat with you to find out what’s possible!
Volunteering is a two-way street, so in return for your time you will get;
• A dedicated volunteer manager/key contact who will help you settle in and support you during your time with us.
• The challenge and reward of seeing a puppy develop in your home.
• The opportunity to learn and develop your understanding in dog body language, learning theory, the human animal bond and the life of a Guide Dog.
Volunteering for Guide Dogs should never leave you out of pocket. We’ll make sure we pay any expenses related to your volunteering with us in line with our policy.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role further before applying please email volunteer coordinator Aaron Puckrin at email@example.com. Thank you.
At Macmillan we give people with cancer everything we’ve got. Are you a good listener and clear communicator? Then we would love you to join our team as a Macmillan Community Buddy and help Macmillan support people living with cancer.
*Why we want you:
Bring your listening and communication skills to support people living with cancer to feel less isolated and lonely and to help with practical tasks that they are temporarily having trouble with. By joining us you’ll be doing something amazing for people, so they can continue to feel connected to the world outside and helping them find their best way through. Together, we can be right there for people with cancer.
*What you will be doing
• Providing face-to-face support in the community or in people’s homes to alleviate loneliness and help with simple practical tasks
• Adopting a non-judgemental and supportive approach to understand the needs and concerns of people living with cancer
• Supporting 1-3 people living with cancer every week for up to 12 visits
• Completing post call ‘records of activity’ reports and using all required systems
• Joining group catch up calls every 4-6 weeks to get key updates and/or share good practice
• Volunteering within agreed hours and following all best practice guidelines
• Signposting to additional support if required and raising any further concerns with the Macmillan team
*The skills you need
• Good listener and clear communicator
• Patient, flexible and reliable
• Ability to respect others’ differences and choices
• Ability to demonstrate empathy and understanding while maintaining boundaries
• Ability to recognise when to ask for support
• Ability to work independently with guidance and support
• Understand the need to maintain confidentiality
• Ability and willingness to travel in your local area
• Good IT skills in order to access required systems and resources
• Ability to commit to 4 hours of online training
*What's in it for you
• Meet new people as part of a friendly team that makes a difference
• Use and develop your communication and people skills
• Have a rewarding experience making a difference to people living with cancer who are especially isolated
• Receive an induction, relevant training, the support you need to carry out your role, and agreed out-of-pocket expenses (reimbursed within our guidelines)
By sharing your skills and time, you’ll have the opportunity to utilise and develop your skills and will make a difference to people’s lives. Together, we can be right there for people with cancer. If you would like to join our team, please apply to volunteer today!
For further details/to apply please visit: https://volunteering.macmillan.org.uk/opportunities/193-macmillan-community-buddy-scotland-2022-09-27 or contact us at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 020 7091 2165 / 07458135292.
Volunteering Matters Overview
At Volunteering Matters we believe everyone in the UK should have the opportunity to thrive, so we bring people together to overcome some of society’s most complex issues through the power of volunteering. We partner with communities to overcome adversity, tackling social isolation and loneliness, improving health, developing skills and opportunities. And because we’re a national charity, we do this at scale, sharing our expertise and building partnerships to make an even bigger impact. We turn local knowledge and energy into action and progress, building stronger communities and a better future for all.
Our Family Supporters in Edinburgh project offers practical and emotional support to families across the city of Edinburgh, empowering them to face a range of life challenges. We recruit, train and match dedicated, local volunteers to help families every step of the way, spending 1-1 time together on a personalised set of goals chosen by the family, for the family.
We can help in many ways, such as improved living standards, budgeting, healthier eating, better school life and behaviour, access to health and wellbeing aid, as well as introducing parents to community resources, to name a few. So far, thousands of families across the UK have benefitted from our service and we are now delighted to extend the programmes reach to families in Edinburgh.
Who can volunteer with us?
Our volunteers are locally based people with an understanding of the challenges that families are facing. Aged 18+, each volunteer brings different life experiences and skills that they can use to help the family they are matched to, offering support on a weekly basis for an hour or so each week, usually for 6-9 months at a time that suits everyone. They build a strong relationship based on trust and mutual respect, acting as a friendly face who listens and cares about the family. All volunteers are interviewed, trained to the highest standards and undergo disclosure checks before being matched with a family. We also encourage and welcome volunteers who have the ability to speak multiple languages join our team!
What can we offer volunteers?
As well as the sense of achievement that comes through supporting a family, our volunteers will have the opportunity to learn and develop new skills, attend social events with other volunteers and enhance their employability. Certificates are provided upon completion of induction training and at the end of the commitment, with project staff happy to provide references for future studies or employment.
Wee County Veterans was set up as a charity in 2022. Originally run by Duncan Paterson, the former chair. Their office in Sauchie, Clackmannanshire called Duncans Den, has been set up for Former armed forces personnel and their families who are encouraged to head in when the shutters are up, with the kettle always at the ready for a cuppa and volunteers on hand to provide support on a wide variety of issues. Come in and socialise with other veterans, tell your stories. They can also hopefully resolve any problems or signpost you to other groups such as SSAFA or ASAP where they will get the help or information you need.
Wee County Veterans are looking for a veteran, good at arithmetic to help with their accounts. No experience in accountancy required, training will be given on a basic excel spreadsheet. Flexible working, 2 -4 hours a week
Volunteer must be a Veteran (but does not need to have accountancy experience, just basic arithmetic).
Glasgow North West Carers Service provides practical help and emotional support to unpaid Carers and their families in the North West of Glasgow. Looking after someone can be an isolating and debilitating experience and we are here to help Carers manage their caring role whilst maintaining their own health and wellbeing.
Purpose of the Role
To be part of a Team of Volunteers who assist Centre staff to provide sessional interpreter and translation skills to Carers.
• Work closely with Family Wellbeing Workers to provide high quality interpreting and translation Services to assist carers to provide accurate and detailed information to help identify needs to continue in their caring role and ensure their own health and wellbeing
• To ensure that Carers have full access to Services to provided by the Centre and the wider Community
• To assist family wellbeing Worker in preparing high quality, confidential information and support to Carers and their families
Minimum requirement 10 to 12 hours a week as required by the Centre.
Minimum Age Requirement
18 + : Volunteers will be expected to display a high degree of maturity and commitment, understanding of importance of confidentiality and sensitivity to carers experience.
Yes - in Centre, however meetings with carers in other premises (home, café etc.) may be required.
Application Form, Interview, References, PVG check
An new exciting volunteer role to support unpaid carers in East Dunbartonshire to gain confidence in using smart technologies, computers and other new technologies.
The Switched On project is designed to empower unpaid carers by teaching them how to use new technologies to improve their lives. This is an exciting and fun project that will improve your teaching skills and understanding of technology. Your role is to contact carers remotely, identify and deliver training that the carer needs. This will be conducted over a limited number of sessions.