The Service Team Volunteer role is a varied role that will support VoiceAbility in the delivery of Social Security Scotland Benefits Advocacy and more. Our volunteers will help our clients to access benefits by supporting individuals with complex needs who self-disclose as having a disability. Another key part of the role is networking, in person and online, to promote the service. You will also have the opportunity to help VoiceAbility engage with local communities through supporting our school work experience programme as well as our ‘Speak Out Councils’.
In your day-to-day role you will be:
• Helping clients understand the service and how to access it
• Dropping off promotional materials
• Attending events
• Assisting staff with workshops, presentations and awareness raising
• Accompanying staff on home visits
• Promoting the organisation and our services
• Submitting regular reports on activities completed
All staff work from home, and we have no office base. The role is a hybrid role where you could be at home or out in the local area.
For more information, fill out our note on interest form on the link provided and someone will be in contact.
ProjectScotland (part of the Volunteering Matters Family)
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.
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 Aberdeen 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
• meetings can be face to face or virtual using email/telephone/video chat/WhatsApp. There is also an opportunity to do a mixture of the two which offers a flexible and accessible approach to this volunteering role in addition to the match itself.
•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
If you are interested in this opportunity please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We would love to hear from you!
More info about ProjectScotland:
ProjectScotland (part of the Volunteering Matters Family) works with people (predominantly young people) across the country who are struggling to overcome challenges such as social isolation, mental health issues, low confidence and general uncertainty about their futures. By providing wrap around support and the chance to complete a voluntary placement with a local charity; not only can this enhance confidence and self-belief, but it gives that individual the opportunity to build on their skills and experience and potentially move on to a job, further education or training. Everyone we work with is also offered a volunteer mentor.
Food and Fun was introduced by the Council as a pilot to deliver free meals and activities to children in key areas of Aberdeen during school holiday periods and has been rolled out on a permanent basis. Over Christmas, as an extension of the project, special events were hosted for young people to enjoy the festivities – from ice skating and crafts to a disco and visit to Santa.
For everyone involved in Food and Fun there’s a busy period ahead. The main aim is to ensure children continue to be fed, recognising the importance of school meals during term time for a large number of families, and also to provide the opportunity to take part in physical activity in a nurturing environment.
The initiative has been recognised with awards – but the reward and motivation for the many people who have put their heart and soul into developing the programme is in the positive impact there is on children, families and communities.
When we talk about our purpose – about caring for our city and our people – we think Food and Fun is a shining example that we can all be incredibly proud of.
Many participants obtain great life skills which has assisted them in securing other opportunities as well as the personal development and satisfaction that this also brings.
All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated. To volunteer / for more information please contact Martin Smith, Locality Inclusion Manager at E Mail: email@example.com or Tel.: 01224 788538.
GRACE - Group Recovery Aftercare Community Enterprise
A volunteer bookkeeper is currently being sought by GRACE. We run a number of fundraising events throughout the year as well as funding which comes from a variety of sources. A bookkeeper is required to keep track of the funds and ensure that restricted and unrestricted funds are allocated accordingly. Experience of SAGE would be essential
Do you have an eye for detail? Do you like meeting people and getting outdoors? Do you have any free time to help at this local charity? We are looking for volunteers to help out in our busy shop and be part of our small friendly team.
YouthLink Scotland and Young Scot, supported by The Scottish Government and Project Scotland are looking for 20 young people from across Scotland to be part of the Youth Volunteering Legacy Group.
🎂 11-25 (inclusive) years old
📅 June 2023 – March 2024
🗺️ We are looking for 20 young people from all over Scotland.
About the Project
You will work together as a group to put into practice recommendations made by young people on the Youth Volunteering Innovation project (YouthVIP) to help improve volunteering for young people. The group will also design a campaign about volunteering and help us to design and deliver a summit for young volunteers.
Overall this project aims to guide Young Scot, YouthLink Scotland, Project Scotland and Scottish Government in developing volunteering for young people in Scotland with the group ensuring the rights and needs of young people are at the heart of this process.
Dedicated staff from Young Scot and YouthLink Scotland will support you throughout your volunteering experience to:
• Design, develop and deliver a National Volunteer Youth Summit
• Develop and design a #VolunteeringMakesMe campaign
• Provide your thoughts and feedback on the resources we give schools that explain about volunteering and opportunities for young people to get involved
We want to know what you think! But, no special knowledge, experience or skills are necessary to take part.
We are happy to make reasonable adjustments to enable all young people to take part, and there will be an opportunity when you apply, to tell us about any support or adjustments you need to contribute fully.
We are particularly interested to collaborate with young people who are facing barriers due to their personal circumstances including young people from an ethnic minority background, young people who identify as having a disability, young carers, care-experienced young people, young people who live in low-income households and young people who live in rural communities.
As Part Of The Angus Council / Scottish Government Get Into Summer Programme , We Are Looking For Additional Volunteers During The Angus School Holidays (Summer 2023)
Friockheim Park Community Volunteers Are Offering Different Sessions Including:
Stay & Play
Litter Picking & Environmental Information Sessions
At All These Sessions We Will Be Providing Hot/Cold Drinks & Basic Refreshments To Both Children & Adults.
You Will Be Part Of A Team Of Volunteers Running Each Session Which Will Be Held On A Variety Of Days Throughout The Holidays,
An Enhanced PVG Will Be Required For This Role.
Please See Below Sections With More Information.
We Look Forward To Hearing From You Soon.
There are SSAFA branches throughout the UK and overseas, each delivering support to serving personnel, veterans, and their families. Every branch has a team of volunteers who make this possible.
The Administrator Coordinator is a key member of the team, ensuring the smooth running of the branch and
supporting day to day operations. This role is at the heart of the branch, overseeing the group inbox, organising meetings, and liaising with volunteers and external stakeholders.
Do you enjoy multi-tasking and coordinating events? Is attention to detail one of your strengths? If so, we’d love to hear from you. You don’t need an Armed Forces background, just good organisation and IT skills.