. During the COVID19 pandemic, the role of Volunteers within our community has never been more important. These opportunities include helping with shopping, driving, check-in calls and collecting prescriptions for those in isolation/shielding. There are many activities you can get involved in to help make a difference in your local community. PPE will be supplied
During the COVID19 pandemic, the role of Volunteers within our community has never been more important. These opportunities include helping with shopping, driving, check-in calls and collecting prescriptions for those in isolation/shielding. There are many activities you can get involved in to help make a difference in your local community. Perhaps you could help to coordinate volunteers as they assist with shopping and prescriptions, light gardening, friendly phone calls and other community needs that are identified. Please contact us if you feel you have the skills to coordinate local volunteer activity in Bishopbriggs, Auchinairn and Torrance.
During the COVID19 pandemic, the role of Volunteers within our community has never been more important. These opportunities include helping with shopping, driving, check-in calls and collecting prescriptions for those in isolation/shielding. There are many activities you can get involved in to help make a difference in your local community. PPE will be supplied
General Purpose of Role
To support the work of Children 1st staff in helping families become more resilient by getting alongside families and building relationships with the family group and/or an individual family member to:
• help reduce isolation and promote a sense of belonging by encouraging families to engage with their wider communities
• build on identified strengths to increase self-esteem and confidence in individuals
• support the work of Children 1st staff to assist parents to provide a safe and nurturing environment for their children
All volunteering activity is linked to an assessment and workplan produced by the Family Wellbeing Worker and the family.
Key tasks may include:
Spending time with families in their own home to build trusting relationships so as to compliment and add value to the work of the Family Wellbeing Worker. Time may be spent:
• out and about with the family in the local community accessing resources such as libraries or groups, attending appointments or other similar family activities
• helping to establish and support individual/family play and activities
• offering support and encouragement to help a parent or carer maintain their relationship with their children
Developing a 1 to 1 supportive, reliable, social relationship with a child, young person or adult in the family. Time may be spent:
• Organising and undertaking weekly activities with a child or young person, collecting them from their home and returning them safely to their parent/carer
• Building a relationship with a child or young person that is focussed on their needs and abilities
• Supporting and developing a child or young person’s personal and social development
• Helping the child, young person or adult to build their self-esteem and confidence
• Creating opportunities for a child or young person to experience new activities and develop their interests
Group work and drop-in sessions
This may include working with young people, kinship carers, parents and children, supporting Children 1st staff in a group work setting.
All Family Wellbeing and Befriending Volunteers will:
• Ensure prompt and ongoing communication with Children 1st
• In conjunction with paid Project Workers, record interactions with children and family members as per Children 1st recording policy and requirements
• Attend relevant meetings such as supervision sessions, team meetings and training
Shetland Women's Aid are looking for women to join us in promoting the safety and wellbeing of women and children in Shetland who are affected by domestic abuse and gender-based violence. SWA is a registered charity funded by local and national grant aid to provide safety planning, counselling, refuge, advice and guidance about housing, finance and legal issues to women. There is also a children and young person's service focused on offering therapy and support to children and young people. The aim for Shetland Women's Aid is 'An equitable society in which women, children and young people are valued participants, able to determine their own future and are free from all forms of abuse.'
As a trustee you will be instrumental in helping us realise our vision and mission. Part of your role will be to ensure that our day to day operation fulfils our strategic vision.
If you decide to join Shetland Women's Aid, you can make a real difference to the women and children who experience domestic and sexual abuse.
Online befrienders provide safe, supportive non-judgemental environments where young people and their befriender can; talk, play games, help with learning, and share stories. They are there to listen, to talk, and to understand to help encourage a successful transition in the young person’s life. PLEASE APPLY ONLINE FROM THE FOLLOWING LINK.
*Do you enjoy meeting people? *Are you a good listener?
*Advocacy offers a great opportunity to make a real difference to people’s lives.
Our volunteers help people to take control over their lives and make their voices heard. All volunteers are fully trained in the skills needed to become an advocate. This is a great opportunity to help make a positive difference.
If you think you might be interested please call or email and come in and have a chat to find out more. Please contact Joanne Grant at email email@example.com or tel 01224 332314 / 01224 332366.
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 Heidi Bisset, Programme and Schools Manager- Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 07587104597