Moray Handyperson Services are looking for new DIY-ers to join their team, especially in the Elgin area. Volunteers complete small/minor maintenance jobs that some older or vulnerable people cannot do by themselves in their own homes. Each year, this local charity helps hundreds of people stay safe and independent in their own home. Small jobs can range from changing a light bulb, to fitting curtain rails, from assembling flat-packs, to even doing a bit of decluttering.
These jobs usually take less than an hour and you can choose to do a job at a time that is convenient for you. Volunteers are usually matched to a job in their local area, and if you can't help out, that isn't a problem either, as you can say no or yes to a job. Now that's flexible volunteering! Contact them if you think you could part of their volunteer team.
How It Works:
The MHPS staff receive requests from clients and collect relevant details, usually over the phone. They then find a volunteer who has the skills, is nearby and is available. If the volunteer accepts the job, MHPS send the volunteer all the details they need to do the job. Most jobs require the volunteer to visit the client in the client’s own home.
The volunteer first makes a brief assessment to ensure the job is as described and it is safe for them to proceed. Once the job has been carried out, there is usually opportunity to chat with the client to determine if they are well, need support in any other areas. Completion paperwork (easy and quick to do) is returned to the MHPS office.
Absafe is a unique safety education charity dedicated to saving lives and reducing harm by instilling a positive safety culture in our communities and inspiring a passion for safety through education and engagement. No one else does what we do locally!
Our vision is for a safer future; free from life-changing unintentional injury and harm, with protective communities inspired by a passion for safety, so that no one has to learn by accident.
We are passionate about the power of educating in a participative and engaging environment, using fun to create lasting change in children’s lives and in the communities in which they live. We believe in the transformative impact that a positive safety culture can have on the health and prosperity of future generations.
Absafe provides health, safety and well-being education and risk awareness. Protecting people and places from harm, helping communities thrive by building a strong positive safety culture, and giving individuals the confidence, skills and attitudes to create a safer future.
We deliver a range of unique projects and interactive training programmes designed to inform, instruct and engage to reduce vulnerability to unintentional injury and harm, and support positive decision-making in relation to harmful behaviour.
We are looking for a Volunteer Treasurer to join our Board of Trustees, so we are able to continue to deliver education to the children and young people of Aberdeen, we would like you to have an interest in Education, health, safety risk management, and also health and wellbeing.
We are a small Charity and every member is important, joining Absafe means that you will be making a real difference to the children and young people of Aberdeen.
For more information please contact Louise Richardson, CEO at email: Louise@absafe.org.uk or tel.: 07748654105.
We’d love for you to join our busy, diverse and fun team at Stella’s Voice, Aberdeen Charity Shop.
If you’ve got a “can do” attitude, are excited about charity retail and keen to gain new skills, we are looking for volunteers to help with sorting through donations, price items, dress windows and assist customers. No previous experience is needed, all training will be provided.
We ask for a minimum of 2 hours commitment a week. A fantastic opportunity to help. All assistance helps in the vital work of Stella’s Voice charity in protecting the world’s most vulnerable people from human traffickers. It's also a great way to meet new people and make new friends.
For more details please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01224 611840.
There is opportunity to become involved in such a wide variety of projects/ groups dependant on your availability of time. We would love support to reach our community more. Perhaps you have skills / interest in social media use or website development. Support once a month with minute taking would aid our volunteer group also. All options provide an insight into the wider activity within the community and support development of skills and experience.
We meet usually every last Monday of the month (except July and December). Some examples of our involvement are monthly meetings involving locally elected councillors, Police and guest speakers. We regularly review local planning applications, police reports, local news and address any concerns raised. We organise community events such as beach cleans, seasonal town decorations/ events such as the summer bunting and Christmas Lights display/ switch on. We also support to facilitate local projects such as most recently the creation of our Carnoustie Butterfly and supporting creation of the town heritage trail as well as collaborating with organisations to distribute community funds, such as the recent Seagreen Community Funding.
Victim Support Scotland needs volunteers to support victims of crime and witnesses attending court in West Dunbartonshire. Volunteers may be involved in a range of activities, including making contact with victims/witnesses by phone, supporting witnesses attending court and visiting victims in their own homes to offer practical and emotional support in the aftermath of crime.
Police Scotland Youth Volunteers West Dunbartonshire
Adult Volunteers are essential to the success of our two local PSYV groups and we are looking for people who would love to help us mentor our young recruits whilst supporting the local community. PSYV is affiliated with Police Service of Scotland where we provide young and adult recruits, the chance to learn more about policing whilst actively getting involved in local community projects and activities. To date, we have donated a number of benches to local health centres, whilst supporting charities such as the West Dunbartonshire Community Food share program. We fully intend to support more community projects such as Men Shed Clydebank, The Leamy Foundation, local primary schools and Keep Safe Scotland. We have also built up a strong and positive relationship with local council teams such as Greenspace, Your Community and WDCVS. In addition, we may be asked to volunteer at local events such as community fayres, Kiltwalk, run events and local family days. These plus events further afield such as highland games, music festival, national sporting events and so much more. We need volunteers who are energetic, chatty, friendly and willing to commit a few hours a week to mentor and safeguard our young recruits.
This will include;
• Support and mentor our young recruits who come from a wide range of backgrounds, to be the best that they be.
• Support and volunteer our local community with a wide range of personal skills, whilst safeguarding our young volunteers.
• Work with a group of like-minded adult volunteers to identify, prepare and produce a range of activities for our young people.
• Volunteer, when available and within agreed hours whilst following best practice guidelines.
This is a great opportunity for those who love a challenge and want to support our next generation to find their feet in the world whilst building confidence and the chance to learn new skills.
Police Scotland Youth Volunteers provides an opportunity for Youth Volunteers to gain an insight into Police Scotland and to play an active role in their community. It aims to strengthen the relationship with the police and young people, to break down barriers and promote positive role models.
Youth Volunteers have previously assisted at various events throughout Orkney, organised an Emergency Services Fun Day and attended several exciting events off Island.
PSYV boosts confidence, is great for team building, gaining new experiences and learning new skills. It also offers opportunities to gain awards and certificates.
Youth Volunteers will initially follow the national PSYV 12- week training programme where they learn Drill, Rank and Structure within Police Scotland, the Phonetic alphabet, how to use the radios, visit the Police Station, have inputs from Police Officers and much more.
On completion of the 12 weeks training programme, uniforms are issued in time for the Passing Out Parade.
After the Passing out Parade, Youth Volunteers are ready to start volunteering in the community.
Uniform will be provided in time for the Passing Out Parade (after the 12-week training programme has been completed).
Volunteering hours can be used as part of the DofE Volunteering section and Saltire Awards.
Food and drink will always be provided when out Volunteering in the community.
A unique opportunity for you to make a positive difference to the lives of victims and witnesses affected by crime. We are looking for people to join our team of volunteers who provide information,guidance, emotional support and practical assistance to help anyone affected by crime, including victims, witnesses their friends and family.
The role involves:
Discuss service users needs by telephone, web chat, appointments and face to face contact,agreeing next steps at the end of each contact.
Support service users in the court room and other appropriate locations on the day of trial, liaising with court officials on behalf of service users.
Help service users feel more confident by arranging/conducting court familiarisation visits.
Feedback and agree follow up actions with staff members.
Provide administrative support in completing the service users journey.
Give the gift of your time and become a volunteer mentor for young people. It could be life changing for you both!
Would you like to support a young person on their journey to gaining new skills and experience, becoming more self-confident and achieving their goals? If the answer is yes, we would love to hear from you.
Why mentoring? Mentoring is at the heart of what we do here at ProjectScotland and we offer every young person we support, the opportunity to be matched with a volunteer mentor. We are searching for people in and around West Lothian who are able to offer one hour of their time once a week or fortnight for up to 12 months to help transform the life of someone else.
The young people we work with all face different challenges in their lives such as; mental ill health, long term unemployment, low confidence and self esteem, care experienced, limited English communication skills due to being new to this country or disabilities.
As a volunteer mentor, you could support your mentee with whatever is important to them. This could be: goal setting; identifying interests and strengths; confidence building; helping to establish a routine; support to explore job, training and further education opportunities; social connections; or just someone consistent to talk to and check in with to see how they are.
The support you can offer is invaluable and can be life changing.
How does it work? Following recruitment, we provide training, support to join the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme, ongoing support, access to lots of resources and a wonderful community of mentors across the country to connect with, learn from and build friendships with.
You are matched to one young person and meet with them once a week or fortnight for around one hour . Matches can last from 3-12 months depending upon the relationship and the needs of the mentee
What’s in it for you?
• Help transform your mentee’s life
• Develop communication and interpersonal skills e.g. coaching, motivating others, adaptability
• Gain transferable skills and experience volunteering with disadvantaged people
• Participate in regular support and training
• Meet new people, connect and have fun!
• Learn about yourself and gain a sense of achievement supporting others
• Learn more about your community and the challenges that people can face .
We are looking for mentors from diverse experiences and backgrounds. We aren't looking for specific qualifications, skills or experience- just a passion to support a young person and an hour to spare. Our current mentors are; stay at home parents/carers, students, retired, professionals, entrepreneurs and everything in between.
Fife IAM is a local charity, run by a group of volunteers, looking to improve road safety and driving skills within Fife. They are looking for someone with an interest in social media that can help the group:
-update existing members and
-attract new members
-Provide road safety information to a wide audience.
The group has limited experience in using social media in this way but would like to expand their current reach and activity and are therefore looking for a dedicated resource to help promote the group and its aims. They currently use Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
This is an opportunity to be creative and they would like the volunteer to work alongside their committee to develop a strategy for social media for the group and create content to post online.