Scotland Versus Arthritis is looking for individuals willing to lead short health walks in your area, lead on other physical activities, or facilitate virtual support groups. Full training and on-going support for volunteers will be available.
We are also looking for expressions of interest from anyone keen to become an instructor of Tai Chi or Qi Gong for arthritis.
The current Covid restrictions have meant that for many the wait for treatment may be a year or more away.
Painkilling prescriptions are seldom more than a temporary relief. Support and exercise can however offer a better way to self manage the daily on-going pain and fatigue.
In readiness for the eventual lifting of lockdown we are asking, can you spare an hour or two each month to help?
Please contact your local Development Officer, Dr. P. Neville, email@example.com or phone 07501 501114 for details.
The Elgin Sports Community Trust is literally a game-changer. This volunteer led community project has broken ground to a create a new all-weather sports facility for Moray. The project, now entering a final exciting stage, is looking for outgoing volunteers with professional experience to help develop and write funding bids that will support specific elements of the build.
Are you a resourceful, take-the-initiative sort of person that possesses marketing and writing skills? Could you help identify and research prospective funding sources and help to write persuasive compelling bids? Could you pen awesome case studies or reports and maybe even share some of our news on social media?
The Elgin Sports Community Trust has built an accessible all-weather, full-size facility, that is being used for a multitude of sports and is inclusive for all members of the community. Your time and skill will help this facility build office space, changing facilities and viewing galleries and become a place where people can play and meet all year – even walk, train, coach, the sporting options (and the health benefits to our community) are endless!
This volunteering commitment would last between 3 to 6 months or longer if you are the sort of person who would be prepared to join the board.
If you would like to have a chat about the role or would like to be involved or just find out more, please drop us a hello at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking for welcoming and enthusiastic volunteer(s) to lead short health walks in Moray -- currently these gentle walks are based in Forres, Fochabers, Hopeman, Elgin, Cullen, Buckie, Lossiemouth, Dufftown, Rothes and Keith. It's sociable, relaxed, fun and flexible -- and there is great support for our volunteers.
Becoming a volunteer walk leader requires you to commit around an hour or so of your time weekly (but there is room for flexible dates!) and to sometimes complete a small amount of preparation & paper work for the walk.
Health walks encourage people who have not exercised for a while, find walking boring, or lack confidence to join a walking group because they think they will not be able to keep up. Walks are free, short, low intensity, safe and social and are usually followed by a cup of tea or coffee and a chat!
Over the next year we plan to build upon our network of gentle exercise activities across the Moray region. To help us achieve this we are looking for friendly and supportive volunteers who enjoy walking, meeting new folk sharing the wide ranging health and well- being benefits of gentle physical activity.
Volunteers all receive Paths for All Walk Leader training to give them the skills and confidence to lead walks in your community. You will be encouraged to join a Health Walk and chat to a Health Walk leader before your training so that you have an idea of how it works on the ground.
Volunteer walk leaders receive on-going support from the local Health Walk co-ordinator, too
Touchdown Memorial Home for Horses is a charity that provides rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming for horses and ponies in need. We welcome volunteers at all levels in our work from trustees to admin, from fundraising and compliance to 'on the ground' opportunities such as yard work, field work, animal care, rehabilitation, education, work with young and older people. This is a great way to make new friends two and four legged, learn new skills and have fun in the open air in beautiful countryside.
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.
East Fife Community Football Club (EFCFC) is a community-based football club located in Methil, Fife. They have a "football for all" policy for children, adults and volunteers. They currently have 18 youth football teams, and over-35 team and an Amateur team.
They also have a large pool of existing volunteers and through involvement in a Young Person Community Leadership Programme, are looking to recruit a 16-25 year old to carry out an Administration role.
The role will provide support to ensure SFA systems are kept up to date for quality mark renewal and to ensure they advertise the best of themselves to the community.
Typical tasks will involve:
-Updating SFA Live online database
-Creating and updating posters/leaflets for community programs
-Updating volunteer database
-Communicate with volunteers regarding outstanding paperwork
·-Support with monthly review of subscriptions
As a means of supporting the work of the club, Fife Steel Basketball Club require an enthusiastic, reliable and hardworking individual to take on the role of Digital Media Volunteer – Promoting the club across a variety of social media platforms.
As part of our involvement in the Young Person Community Leadership Programme we are keen to hear from young people within the age range of 16-25 years.
Typical tasks will involve:
-Assist with creating PR/Social Media campaigns (Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & Team App)
-Assistance with creation of graphics and design work
-Social media and web research
-Monitoring and reporting of trends and analytics
-Assistance with administration
-Producing exciting video/media content
-Assist with the production of statistical and written reports for committee meetings
Alongside these tasks candidates will be encouraged to develop their own ideas and where possible, create unique content for our social media brands.
Enigma Gymnastics Club is a community-based club run solely by volunteers. They are proud of the activities and opportunities they provide for members of the local community, thier gymnasts and their members.
Volunteers are an essential element of the Club and as part of their involvement in the Young Person Community Leadership Programme, they are currently looking for a keen and enthusiastic young person (16-25) to join the team to assist with the assembly and dismantle of equipment, before and after sessions..
This is a physical role involving manual handling of gymnastics equipment.
Reach4Reality is a small charity working with autistic young people and young adults from across the Highlands involving them in short outdoor activity sessions tailored to their individual needs. As part of this we run regular weekend camps for small groups of young people/adults either at local outdoor activity centres or in self-catering accommodation and providing the activities ourselves.
We are looking for Activity Volunteers to support us to continue to do this.
Volunteers would take part in activities alongside the young people and support them generally during the social times (e.g. chatting, playing board games).
Activities might include: walking, foundation trail biking, mountain biking, archery, canoeing, team challenges.
On our self-catering weekends we are also looking for volunteers who would be able to assist with the catering for the group.
We also run two 5 day camps/year (24-28.7.23 and 9-13.10.23) and would additionally welcome volunteers who would be able to join us for one of these.
Volunteering at parkrun
Volunteering at parkrun is an opportunity to get outside, make new friends, have fun, learn new skills and to be a valuable part of your local community. We are always looking for new volunteers. This page explains how to get involved.
How to get involved
Finding out about Prestwick Oval junior parkrun volunteering opportunities couldn't be easier. Simply open a recent parkrun newsletter, results email or volunteer email, click on 'manage my profile', then 'email options', then select the events you'd like to hear from and click 'save opt-in events list'. You will then receive regular emails from those events letting you know all about their volunteering opportunities.
Future volunteer roster
You can see an event's future volunteer roster via their specific future roster page. To get in touch with the event directly, just send an email to email@example.com
What would I do at the Event?
First, and most importantly, we never ask anybody to do anything they're not comfortable with. If you don't want a particular task, please let us know and we will happily give you an alternative job. Nevertheless, none of our tasks are too stressful. You could be organising the finish funnel, operating the timer, or scanning barcodes using the simple Virtual Volunteer app. If you really want to do something in particular, please let us know and we'll see what we can do.
Remember as a volunteer you are the eyes and ears of parkrun. If you have any concerns that arise at a parkrun event, whether involving children or adults, you should discuss those concerns with the Run Director on the day, as soon as possible thereafter or email Head Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The core team
Prestwick Oval junior parkrun happens largely because of our fantastic volunteers. The weekly team of volunteers are led by a small group of parkrun enthusiasts who form what we call the 'core team': They make sure the event is setup and packed away each week, the results published, the tokens resorted, event reports written and so much more.
Event Director - Jamie Marshall-Watt & Paul Deas
We're very grateful to the help provided by everybody, both now and in the past, who've helped make Prestwick Oval junior parkrun happen.