Despite building 25 operating rooms for children in some of the world's poorest communities, people in Scotland still do not know who KidsOR are. This is where you come in - we need enthusiastic volunteers who can help spread the word in their community. This might involve:
Approaching local businesses, nurseries, schools and community groups for support and donations
Finding homes for our collection cans and replacing them when they are full
Putting up posters or flyers
This would suit people who like children and want to help them get a healthy start to their school day.
A warm welcome and a sunny disposition is essential
Full induction training will be given
There is an opportunity to gain accreditation for their volunteering through an ASDAN award and a Saltire Award
There is no food preparation this is done by the school Cook in Charge
It would be ensuring children take something to eat and drink
Chatting with the children
Cleaning up any spills
The 2nd Thurso Scout group are looking for a volunteer Treasurer to help with the running of the group. This role involves a level of responsibility for financial transactions. The Scouts provide support to young people, helping with their health and wellbeing, emotional, practical and social skills and is a valued part of the community. Without the help of willing volunteers the organisation would not be able to opperate. Can you come forward to become part of the governance team for this well loved group in Thurso?
We are an SFA Quality Mark Club and have charitable status with 18 teams from 2014 age groups upwards to amateurs, including girls. All coaches will attend SFA player pathway courses,paid by the club.
After course attendance, coaches should be able to plan a 2hr training session for the appropriate age group. At weekends they should attend a game in the morning, and attend club coaches meetings. Good Communication skills to interact with players and officials.
All must complete a PVG and electronic child wellbeing online course and ideally help other age groups if needed and available
Our volunteers will be supported to work within school with younger children, to enjoy meeting new friends, building relationships and have an interest in supporting young people. Carrying out activities to improve skills of children, build confidence and have fun. Helping children with their number work.
To work with young people within school in small groups or one-to-one basis.
Help young people with number work and other projects as they develop which could include reading, gardening etc
Enjoy discussing our projects with support given.
Our volunteers are asked to commit to at least two hours per school term week. Any day of the week, and any time within the school day.
Our Save the Children Shops help raise lots of money for children living in the UK and in 120 countries worldwide. It’s always lovely chatting to our customers about the fabulous items we sell and telling them about the fantastic work that Save the Children does. You’ll get the chance to meet new people and make friends plus you’ll be part of an amazing team of volunteers.Your donation of time, creativity and kindness can help improve the lives of children all over the world - via sustainable shopping!
There’s so much for you to get stuck in to when you’re volunteering in our shops. We get lots of donations and it's always exciting when one of our volunteers spots a real gem. You'll be taking in, sorting, steaming and pricing donations, rolling up your sleeves in the backroom as well as being on the shop floor.
Serving customers with a smile is so important. You’ll be using the till (don't worry, we'll show you how) and handling money. And when people come in to donate items you'll also be completing the Gift Aid forms that let their donations help us even more.
It’s really important that our window and shop displays look appealing so people keep visiting our shops. So you'll be wielding a duster and vacuum as well as your imagination to make the shop look its best.
It would be ideal if you could volunteer one shift a week, which is about four hours but we're also happy to have more flexible times. No special skills are needed as we’ll show you what to do and we provide all the training you’ll need. But if you have any experience or particular interest tell us, it may come in useful. It’s really easy to get your volunteering started.
If you're over 18 years old, just click on ‘Apply’ and get filling in your details!
You will be matched with a child/young person ( 6 to 18 years ) who has additional support needs e.g. Learning Disability, Autism, ADHD, Asperger’s or their siblings. Spending regular 1:1 time with you, weekly for 3 or 4 hours, they will become more confident and have fun in the process. You will develop a positive and trusting relationship with the child you are matched with, encouraging and enabling them to go to places and try new things that interest them with you. Due to the ongoing pandemic, sessions are not taking place inside the family home. However socially distanced activity out with the home where practical and possible and via online tools such as FB Portals (which we will supply), Zoom, What’s App and Face Time are being used to deliver activity and engage with children on a weekly basis.
If you want to gain experience in childcare or disability then this role is the one for you! You will be matched with a child or young person who you will meet with on a regular basis spending 1:1 time with them, having fun whilst doing things and going places that they enjoy. Many parents are isolated and have no family living locally or friends who they can ask to help them out in times of need. Families with child/ren with a disability struggle to have any time away from their caring role. Due to the ongoing pandemic, sessions are not taking place inside the family home. However socially distanced activity out with the home where practical and possible and via online tools such as FB Portals (which we will supply), Zoom, What’s App and Face Time are being used to deliver activity and engage with children on a weekly basis.
We are seeking and HR professional to join our Management Committee which currently consists of 8 volunteers who bring with them a range of relevant skills, knowledge and life experience. The meetings take place 6 evenings a year at our offices in McDonald Road. In addition to contributing to discussion regarding the strategic direction and governance of the Charity we are seeking an HR professional who can advise and support the Director to ensure HR aspects are to the highest standard.