Urban Uprising is getting bigger and better! Would you like to help shape the future of an exciting growing charity that helps elevate and inspire disadvantaged young people?
We are seeking enthusiastic, dynamic and motivated people to join our board.
Urban Uprising improves the life chances of disadvantaged young people using rock climbing. Our programmes deliver physical, social and personal development, and gives young people access to highly trained positive role models though our coaches.
We give young people who wouldn’t normally have the chance an opportunity to experience the transformational personal change that rock climbing can bring.
We work in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Cambridge and Bristol, and partner with local youth organisations to reach young people experiencing disadvantage, often from deprived communities.
Urban Uprising is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO), and we have a Board of Trustees with a diverse skill set who come from a range of backgrounds. The Board meets 4 times a year at a minimum and engages with each other and staff throughout the year.
Role and requirements:
We are seeking enthusiastic, dynamic and motivated people who care deeply about helping disadvantaged young people. Being on our board is a rewarding role and you will help Urban Uprising in its mission to improve the lives of disadvantaged youth. You will play a central role in the governance of Urban Uprising at this exciting time of growth and development. A reasonable regular and consistent commitment of time is required.
We are looking for two people to join the Board. One Regular Trustee and one Trustee with finance skills that will learn from the current Treasurer, with a view to taking over that role.
Being located in the central belt of Scotland or Bristol is preferred but not essential. Although the role is non-remunerated, reasonable expenses will be reimbursed with training and induction provided. No previous Trustee experience is needed. Urban Uprising is an inclusive charity and we welcome applications from people of all ages, and from all communities.
Please submit a CV along with a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are happy to talk to you before you apply if you have any questions.
Have you ever wanted to volunteer all to do within the concept of Football?
Well look no further! Street Soccer Scotland is currently looking for volunteers to join their team. No two days the same, working alongside our players developing them personally and mentally.
The role includes working with coaches and players pitch side, monitoring games, inputting data, building relationships with partner organisations. We work with all ages from 10 years old all the way to past retirement .
We currently run in Aberdeen: Walking Football, Kids 10-13 Year olds, Street 45 (Women's Programme) and Adult Sessions. Opportunities are available Monday to Friday - Please get in touch with Peter Wood, Programme Co-ordinator at email: email@example.com or telephone: 07487603708, if you would like to know more.
Bowhill House and Grounds - Buccleuch Ranger Service
The Volunteer Ranger positions at Bowhill House and Grounds will involve working closely with the Learning and Engagement Ranger to help complete general maintenance tasks, improve estate infrastructure and complete Environmental Surveys.
Working as part of a small team of volunteers led by the Learning and Engagement Ranger you will have opportunity to help with a variety of tasks on the Bowhill Estate. This will range from maintaining and expanding an extensive walks network, improving the interpretation offering on the walks, general maintenance of the woodlands including cutting back of rhododendron and clearing of storm damaged branches. There will also be opportunity to have some involvement in monitoring of flora and fauna on the estate.
Walk It is looking for Volunteer Walk Leaders. We are specifically looking in Coldstream, Peebles, West Linton and Chirnside but have Borders wide opportunities.
We offer free training to our Walk Leader Volunteers:
• Walk Leader
• Strength and Balance
• First Aid
• Map Reading and Navigation
• Route Planning
• Dementia Friendly
• Disability Awareness
• Body Boosting Bingo
Once a volunteer is trained as a Walk Leader with us, they become a Paths for All certified Walk Leader and are able to lead walking groups – deliver 1-1 walking and develop and lead groups, all with the support and help of the coordinator.
Commitment is quite flexible depending on your availability as a Volunteer and we are happy to work with you on that.
Supporting a local charity aimed at inclusiveness and working to promote, sustain and increase individual education and access to local, fresh grown produce. To help alleviate food poverty, to promote healthy living and access to outdoor spaces and to enhance community cohesiveness. To support and empower those who are impacted by health.
Various roles are available depending on preference. We have a wide list of opportunities from helping in the gardens, becoming a lead volunteer, mentoring other volunteers, helping out at activities and open days in the community gardens, being involved in the online presence of the charity eg taking pictures and possibly helping with IT. We are also involved with several other initiatives and we are happy to discuss volunteer involvement in these areas too, where appropriate.
You'll use your professional skills to help groups overcome operational challenges, become better equipped for the future, and tackle inequality in sport.
Roles are flexible and work around your schedule. We share opportunities relevant to you. Most of our volunteering support is delivered digitally, so easier to start supporting our members.
We know representation matters, which is why we want our volunteers to reflect the diversity of the community groups we work with. We are actively encouraging applicants from ethnically diverse backgrounds and other minoritised groups to apply as we are currently under-represented in this space. You will get to meet the inspirational faces of community groups across the UK and immerse yourself in their work; use your existing skills in a rewarding fashion whilst developing new ones; guide members to become more inclusive; network with other like-minded individuals helping grassroots sports groups survive; and so much more. Our volunteers say that making a positive difference to our members is what they most enjoy about volunteering at Sported.
Our volunteers have 3 or more years’ professional and/or lived experience in any of the below core support topics:
Evaluation and Impact
Fundraising & Income Generation
Marketing/PR Planning (Business / Strategic)
Volunteer & Staff Management
Women and Girls
Other skills or lived experience that might be applicable
Being a Scout Leader is so rewarding. Pick up practical and leadership skills but the real joy likes in helping young people to grow and develop and make new friends (and memories).
Impact of COVID - a shortage of leaders has left children stuck on a waiting list. We have opportunities for Scout Leaders across the region.
Have fun! Our adult volunteers get just as much out of Scouting as our young people do. As well as helping young people to the adventure of Scouting, you’ll also have fun, make friends, develop new skills and have unforgettable experiences. Also....
Delivery of a Balanced Programme:
• Delivery of a safe, exciting and stimulating Balanced Programme for the Section taking into account the needs, interests and abilities of the young people.
• Ensure the safe delivery of the programme in accordance with the Policy, Organisation and Rules of The Scout Association.
• Ensure that every young person in the Section has the opportunity to attend at least one nights away experience each year.
• Actively support and promote the achievement of badges and awards in particular the Chief Scouts’ Award.
• Actively work with other adults in the Group to support and promote Group or multi-section activities and events.
• Ensure regular opportunities are provided for young people to express their views on the programme and running on the Section, and that those views are taken into account (for example using Log Chews, Pack, Troop, Sixer or Patrol Leader forums, or any other method).
• Actively co-operate with other section leaders to promote the Moving On from Section to Section.
Operation of the Section:
• Work with the Group Scout Leader, the Group Executive Committee and others to support recruiting and inducting appropriate Assistant Leaders and Section Assistants.
• Agree responsibilities with Assistant Section Leaders, Section Assistants and parent helpers taking into account the development of the individual’s leadership potential.
• Ensure accurate records are kept of the young people in the Section in accordance with the Data Protection Act and pass these records to the Section Leader when the young person reaches the age to move up to the next Section.
• Regularly review the operation of the Section.
• Make and maintain good relationships with parents/carers of the young people. This may include running a parent rota and/or inviting parents to support camps or other residential experiences.
We know representation matters, which is why we want our volunteers to reflect the diversity of the community groups we work with. We are actively encouraging applicants from ethnically diverse backgrounds and other minoritised groups to apply as we are currently under-represented in this space.
-Who is Sported?
We are the UK’s largest network of community groups supporting half a million young people to overcome barriers to reach their full potential. Sported members are led by an incredible group of passionate and dedicated people who do amazing work in their communities, transforming the lives of young people in neighbourhoods across the UK. Where they often lack support or the time is around their organisation’s development and it’s here where you can make a difference.
-What will I get out of it?
You will get to meet the inspirational faces of community groups across the UK and immerse yourself in their work; use your existing skills in a rewarding fashion whilst developing new ones; guide members to become more inclusive; network with other like-minded individuals helping grassroots sports groups survive; and so much more. Our volunteers say that making a positive difference to our members is what they most enjoy about volunteering at Sported.
-What will I do as a Sported volunteer?
You'll use your professional skills and lived experience to help groups overcome operational challenges, become better equipped for the future, and tackle inequality in sport.
Most of our roles are quite flexible and work around your schedule. We do our best to only share opportunities we think are relevant to you. With most of our volunteering support being delivered digitally, it’s even easier to get started supporting members across our network. Travel expenses in line with our policy are covered in the instances in-person meetings occur.
-Our roles include:
• Short-term placements - Focused on one topic area or specific challenge, placements usually last about 6 sessions.
• Long-term placements – Placements span a series of months and encompass multiple topics, or a single complex subject.
• One-off support – Kickstarts are semi-structured, informal chats to learn more about a group’s strengths and challenges, and recommend a course of action.
• Specific project work, facilitating/delivering webinars and training, or supporting Sported itself plus much more!
-Hear more from our volunteers:
“I like volunteering because It’s my way of contributing to community development. Sported makes it very easy for me to connect with incredibly interesting and hugely committed individuals who work above and beyond to make a difference in their community – wow!”
“If you’re thinking of volunteering for some charity work – whether you’re into sporting activities or not – then I would suggest you contact Sported and you’ll be amazed at what a difference you’ll make.”
“The best part is working with organisations that make a difference to people’s lives.”
For more information please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org , telephone.: 07557 374886 or visit: https://sported.org.uk/volunteers/
Streetsport provides young people across Aberdeen City with the opportunity to play sport for free in a fun and safe environment.
We run week night sessions year-round and are looking for volunteers to help at these sessions. Working as part of a team, you will assist with organising and participating in activities while building relationships with the young people that attend the sessions.
Volunteering with Streetsport is a fantastic opportunity to make a positive difference in the local communities. In addition to enhancing your CV / excellent experience for future employment, you will also have the opportunity to attend internal and external coaching and training courses.
For more details please contact Hannah Clews at email email@example.com or tel.: 01224 263681.
Support our exciting community Compass Project and help to transform the naturally-beautiful and historic 4.1 acre former Waldorf School site into a centre demonstrating practical solutions for healthy, sustainable lifestyles.
The project has something for everyone including opportunities to find out and participate in:
• sustainable building practices with conservation of the listed main building & sensitive repurposing of the others – dry-stone wall restoration, stripping back damaged plasterboard ready for refurbishment, sorting building materials and items for re-purposing and upcycling.
• an integrated, creative health & education approach, supported by the natural & built environment – we offer opportunities for volunteers from secondary schools to participate in appropriate outdoor projects onsite.
• sustainable social enterprise projects serving the local community and involving those with learning disabilities – experience circular economy in practice as we start to outlet local organic produce and plants onsite on a donation basis.
• organic/biodynamic land use with nutritious food production, no-dig demonstration allotments, composting, beehives, wild flower meadow and woodland – keen gardeners are always welcome to come and help create a no-dig system from scratch so you never have to weed again! Experienced chain-saw operators can help manage our woodland.
• repair, reuse & recycle practices minimising waste and encouraging sustainability – furniture and other items for upcycling.
-Compass needs you!
We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who are willing to lend a hand with whatever needs doing. We hold regular volunteer days where you can enjoy meeting like-minded people working together to make a visible difference to our site after each session. Volunteers tell us it is very satisfying to see how much of a difference their work can make.
Volunteers with specialised skills such as joiners, plumbers and DIY-enthusiasts will be especially welcome as we enter the next phase of our project to strip out the existing buildings ready for refurbishment.
‘Being out in the fresh air with others, seeing changes happening and feeling like I was part of a bigger process. I have also enjoyed meeting others who are enthused about the project. Sense of community, healthy activities. Very friendly co-ordinator and other helpers so feeling of welcome is lovely. I also value the fact that I only manage a couple of hours but this is still appreciated and I don't feel guilty when I feel like my body needs to stop! Beautiful grounds to work in’. – Compass volunteer
‘Such a great sense of satisfaction and wellbeing experienced at the end of 2 hours of hard physical work. This has sparked off an interest in gardening and growing plants at home. And also enjoyed being part of a community and meeting new people each time I come along who are equally enthusiastic about this project’. – Compass volunteer
Everyone is welcome at Compass and we look forward to working with you onsite! You can find out more on our website: www.camphillwellbeing.org.uk/compass or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for further details on volunteering with this exciting project.