Love Her Wild is a UK-based nonprofit women’s adventure community. We believe outdoor adventures boost well-being, increase confidence and help protect our planet through better connections to nature. Love Her Wild is an inclusive community providing opportunities, support and funding to make the outdoors more accessible. We’ve taken thousands of women on adventures from first-time mountain hikes to world-first overseas expeditions! To learn more about Love Her Wild visit the website: https://www.loveherwild.com/
Many of these experiences are run in our Local Groups and led by Local Wilders. We now have 39 local groups covering the whole of the UK including 10 groups in Scotland! Most of our Scottish groups are new so we are reaching out for volunteers who can help us build the community in Scotland. Each of these groups is run by a Local Wilder. These groups give women and non-binary people the opportunity to connect with others looking for adventure, ask for advice, share their stories, and join local meetups.
Local Wilders have a wide ranging but flexible role which can be adapted to suit the needs of the volunteer and the wants of the Local Group. As well as leading outdoor activities you will also be responsible for a Facebook group and community. Most groups have more than one Local Wilder who work together to manage their group. The description bellow outlines the typical responsibility taken on by a local wilder. however if you are interested in volunteer but are not sure you are able to meet certain aspects of the role then please get in touch so we can discuss how you could be involved.
You need to be:
• Enthusiastic about helping other women experience adventure.
• Confident to stand up, chat and lead in front of a group of women.
• Experienced enough to lead a walk/ride/swim etc in your local area.
• Competent enough on social media to help with admin work within the group.
• Able to commit to running 8 (or more!) events each year as Local Wilder as a mixture of evening and weekend events.
As a local wilder you will be expected to:
• Help admin the online group (approx 1 hour per week, usually 10 minutes a day),
approving membership requests, checking the mood of discussions (stepping in if required to maintain peace), and removing any advertising or offensive members. We will work together as team to do this and discuss any borderline cases together by messenger.
• Run FREE local events in your local group. (approx 8 per year between 3-7hours) These could be walks, bike rides, , wild swims, canoe trips, camping trips, surfing, picnic’s, SUP trips, trail running or anything else that you fancy organising!
• Help maintain online engagement within the Facebook group (particularly over the winter months) This might include hosting a free online zoom event or sharing educational content.
Benefits and rewards.
• It’s hugely rewarding. You'll get to accompany people on life changing trips from their first wild swims, first camping trips and confidence building first expeditions.
• The opportunity to meet and chat with a broad range of women and make new friendships.
• There is the option to run occasional paid events within our group (once you have some experience with running free events). With the agreement of Love Her Wild staff and using pre-approved qualified leaders the Local Wilder who undertakes the organisation for these events will have a free place made available to them in return for their time.
• Free attendance at the Local Wilder Weekend (run approximately every 9 months). This is a weekend open to all Local Wilders giving them an opportunity to meet each other, gain advice and mentorship, take part in training and have lots of fun!
The role will help give girls opportunities for fun, friendship, challenge and adventure! Girlguiding's unit helpers usually work with other volunteers to assist in delivering a high-quality programme to the girls and young women in the unit, while ensuring the safety of the unit members. Unit helpers assist the unit leadership team in running units (groups) of Rainbows (age 5-7), Brownies ) age 7-10), Guides (age 10-14), and Rangers (age 14-18). You will be part of a Leadership Team that includes at least one unit leader, assistant leaders and possibly also young leaders and other unit helpers.
What is the purpose of this role?
To help give girls opportunities for fun, friendship, challenge and adventure! Occasional Helpers usually work with other volunteers to assist in delivering a high-quality programme to the girls and young women in the unit, while ensuring the safety of the unit members. Helpers assist in running units (groups) of Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers on a regular or ad-hoc basis. You will be supported by at least one Unit Leader, Assistant Leaders, Young Leaders and other Unit Helpers and Occasional Helpers.
What will I do as a unit helper?
The responsibilities below will be shared among the Unit Leadership Team. As a helper you will work with others in the team to make the most of the skills and time you are able to give.
- Provide a safe girl-only space where girls and young women can discover their full potential.
- Provide support to members of the unit and the Unit Leadership Team.
- Take an active role in creating and delivering an accessible and inclusive programme, based on the Girlguiding programme for your section.
- Encourage and support the members of the unit in making decisions within the unit and the wider Girlguiding community.
- Develop and maintain clear communications with the Unit Leader and other members of the
- Maintain clear communication with parents and carers.
- Be willing to participate in any relevant ‘on-the-job’ training for the role.
- Comply with current Girlguiding policies and regulations.
Helpers are key in supporting girls and young women to experience how great Girlguiding can be. While we can offer you support in your role we would expect you to possess the personal qualities outlined below.
- An open and approachable manner.
- Reliable and trustworthy.
- Creative and enthusiastic.
- Committed to ongoing personal development.
- A sense of humour.
- Enjoys working with young people.
Girlguiding welcomes volunteers of all backgrounds, ages, cultures, faiths and abilities. We are flexible, and volunteering can be arranged to fit around a busy lifestyle.
Our units are currently meeting online and/ or outdoors. This autumn we anticipate that units will also return to indoor guiding but the situation will differ from area to area, following Scottish Government advice and regulations. When you register interest, we'll chat to you about whether you are interested in supporting units face to face (indoors or outdoors) or remotely (whether as part of online guiding or by supporting other ways of staying in touch remotely)
Wee County Veterans was set up as a charity in 2022. Originally run by Duncan Paterson, the former chair. Their office in Sauchie, Clackmannanshire called Duncans Den, has been set up for Former armed forces personnel and their families who are encouraged to head in when the shutters are up, with the kettle always at the ready for a cuppa and volunteers on hand to provide support on a wide variety of issues. Come in and socialise with other veterans, tell your stories. They can also hopefully resolve any problems or signpost you to other groups such as SSAFA or ASAP where they will get the help or information you need.
Wee County Veterans are looking for a veteran, good at arithmetic to help with their accounts. No experience in accountancy required, training will be given on a basic excel spreadsheet. Flexible working, 2 -4 hours a week
Volunteer must be a Veteran (but does not need to have accountancy experience, just basic arithmetic).
Positive Changes (Scotland) CIC-Community Interest Company / Grace Chocolates is a social enterprise supporting women with convictions as they journey towards new beginnings.
Our RISE Mentoring Programme inspires, supports and empowers women through a meaningful mentoring relationship whilst working towards their goals and actions set at the beginning of the programme. Mentors receive CPD accredited training, which means that while you are making a meaningful difference to a woman’s life, you will also be furthering your own skills that can be used across different aspects of your life and job. There are also preparation sessions for mentees to ensure that they get the most out of the experience from the outset. Regular support meetings with the mentor coordinator will ensure that everyone is getting the most out of the programme.
We are sure that there are amazing potential mentors in our communities across Scotland, and We particularly welcome women with lived experience of the criminal justice system who have made positive changes in their lives and are keen to share the benefits of their experience with others. People living with addictions are welcome to apply but we ask that you have not used for a minimum of 2 years and actively managing any addictions.
We would love to hear from anyone who:
- Can dedicate the time to support and empower women by committing to mentoring for a minimum of 1 year
- Wants to further their own skills and have access to training whilst helping make a difference
- Is available for training online on various dates throughout March and April, and can commit to an online training course in your own time
- Has the qualities to support women in a range of circumstances. You don't need experience, but you will need to be a good listener, be positive, encouraging and be able to help people set goals and action plans.
Here are some quotes from those who have taken part in the programme previously:
- Mentee, 2022 - "Every single goal I made, I smashed it and my mentor helped me achieve these!"
- Current Mentor - "Ultimately, you have no idea how inspiring and amazing your mentee will be for you, as you work together on their goals. I value the experience of mentoring because these women deserve the time and positive relationship that mentoring brings."
The programme is funded by Impact Funding Partners and the Scottish Government.
A fantastic opportunity to help. All volunteers make a real positive difference and are greatly appreciated. For further details please contact: Elizabeth McGowan, Mentoring Programme Support Co-Ordinator at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 07309719209.
The successful volunteer would be matched with a New Scot or a family who require support to practise their English language learning in “real” situations. Buddies also support learning about Scottish culture and customs, and may help learners to find out how to access services.
The volunteer would be contributing to the integration of the new arrivals into the society, reducing their isolation and enhancing their employability prospects, which is a hugely important and rewarding activity. They would be offered support and training by the ESOL Officer, so someone thinking of teaching English might be particularly interested in this opportunity.
To Facilitate a peer support, Meet Up group for autistic women and non-binary people on a monthly basis.
This will include welcoming new and returning members, encouraging and guiding discussion, as well as dealing sensitively with any issues or conflict that may arise within the group meeting.
Attend an orientation session and Group Facilitator Training organised by SWAN
To Facilitate a Meet Up peer support group at the agreed time each month
To act as first point of contact for individuals coming along to the group, ensuring they receive a warm welcome
To note attendance and submit a short form online after each meeting
To inform the Volunteer Coordinator of any adverse incidents or concerns following a group session
To adhere to all SWAN’s policy and procedures including confidentiality
To inform your Volunteer coordinator at the earliest opportunity if you are unable to facilitate a session for any reason.
Friendly Compassionate volunteers to help support a Womans Group in Thurso For people struggling with isolation. volunteers can help with activities, crafts and a listening ear. commitment 4-6 hours per month , Training provided and this opportunity subject to an enhanced PVG check.
We are looking for volunteer leaders to help run meetings, events and activities for girls who are members of either the Rainbows (age 4-7), Brownies (age 7-10), Guides (age 10-14) or Rangers (age 14-18).
Our volunteers are energetic, enthusiastic and willing to try new activities. This role would suit someone who has, or would like to gain, experience of volunteering with young people while developing their event-planning and organisational skills.
Not had a leadership role before? No experience of Girlguiding or youth work?
Don’t worry! We'll match your skills, interest and availability to the needs of our groups in your area and provide you with tailored training and support. You'll have the chance to take part in free training on topics such as first aid and leadership as well as gaining many transferable skills. By supporting Girlguiding Scotland you will make a real difference to the lives of girls and young women in your area while having great fun.
Want to find out more?
Visit the Girlguiding Scotland website (www.girlguidingscotland.org.uk) for more info about the different volunteering opportunities we offer. To find out what's available in your area, complete our online registration form and we'll put you in contact with a local volunteer who will be able to answer any questions you may have and tell you more about our recruitment process.
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.
Miscarriage Information Support Service (MISS) SCIO
MISS (Miscarriage Information Support Service) is a registered charity. We are a miscarriage support service covering all of Scotland for anyone who has experienced baby loss.
We are offering a rewarding and exciting opportunity for Fundraising & Events Volunteers who will play a key role within the MISS charity as it continues to expand and develop. You will be working closely with the Fundraising & Events Manager and be supporting the fundraising team. All help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated.
If you would like to help/for more details please contact Abi Clarke, Chief Executive Officer at MISS at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 07808638428.
Further details about our work and volunteering is also available at https://miss-support.org.uk/