This volunteer role is specifically focused on creating a space online where young people across Scotland can chat together, share ideas, raise issues and have fun! This opportunity is open to any young person aged 18-25 across Scotland with Type 1 diabetes. You will be given support and training to run this group and for other skills needed to be a peer supporter.
What you will be doing
Attend project activities and meetings with the other Peer Supporters over zoom to design and oversee the project.
Share ideas about what would make a difference to the life of young people with Type 1 Diabetes.
Alongside your fellow Peer Support volunteers, you will plan and moderate conversation on a large scale with young people across Scotland
Promoting the project to young people across Scotland
Moderate and interact with young people with Type 1 Diabetes from across Scotland on our digital stay connected working group.
Plan and suggest discussion topics, conversation and competitions that your group can take part in
This is an great opportunity for a young person aged 18-24 to co-design and deliver a series of wellbeing workshops for young people aged 13-24 with type 1 diabetes. These workshops will explore the Five Ways to Wellbeing and what these mean for young people with type 1. We are hoping to recruit people from across Scotland to deliver these workshops and to help us design and write the activities and session plans. This is part of our Youth Peer support project - Type 1 Youth: Connect, Support and Share, and you will be part of a wider volunteering team.
Active Schools in Moray provides opportunities for children and young people to participate in school sport and activities. Our aim is to get all children in Moray active, in and out of school, so that it benefits their health, confidence and social skills.
We offer a range of extra-curricular clubs before, during and after school that are designed to increase children’s levels of physical activity.
We are looking for volunteers who would be interested in assisting or leading these activity sessions. If you or someone you know has -
A passion for sport
An interest in working with children
An interest in gaining new experiences
An interest in providing new opportunities
An interest in giving something back to the community
Then please get in touch by emailing us: http://sportinmoray.co.uk/mcsh/active-schools/contact-us/
We can provide our volunteers with -
✅ Voluntary hours towards Duke of Edinburgh/Saltire Awards
✅ Hours towards college/uni placements
✅ Free qualifications and coaching courses
✅ References for college/uni/job applications
✅ PVG applications
✅ Full support with all admin work (registers, risk assessments, festival/tournament entry)
✅ Full coaching equipment and resources
✅ Support and mentoring throughout
You can decide how often you would like to volunteer, we are flexible in our approach and we will work around your availability. Sessions include a variety of sport and activity -- from badminton to football, from dodgeball to trampolining, from netball to table tennis, from general fitness training to skipping -- or perhaps there's a sport that you have experience of, that you would like young people to try. Volunteers can choose to help at a lunch time, or after school, or even during school holidays. You can give as little as 45 minutes a week.
Speyside Youth are a registered charity whose key aim is to advance the citizenship of young people primarily those living within the Moray community boundaries of Speyside and Dufftown and District, through a structured programme of support, opportunity and activity provided by our team of Youth Workers.
Our vision is to provide opportunities for the young people, help them to develop life skills and empower them to make a difference in the community. We are very much a youth led organisation with our youth committee being supported and mentored by our Advisory Group & Trustees.
We have monthly Advisory Group/Trustee meetings (usually on a Monday evening), for approx 2 hours, in Dufftown Community Centre.
We currently have 5 Trustees however we are looking for 2 or 3 new members who can bring fresh, new
ideas to our group and help ensure we can continue to offer this valuable project to the young people of
Aberlour Options Moray offer a safe, homely environment for children with disabilities to come and stay for a short break that gives their families a rest from their caring role. Volunteer Drivers can help support the service by assisting children and young people with travel during their stay. This can involving picking children up from their home with a staff member, taking them home after their stay, or helping them to access their regular activities while staying with the respite service.
The impact you can make...
Being away from home can be a daunting experience for children and young people. Volunteer Drivers play a key role in helping children and young people feel comfortable, secure and at ease from the beginning of their stay and throughout. Volunteer Drivers can impact on a child or young person’s experience through positive interactions, supporting them to participate in new experiences and to have an enjoyable stay with Aberlour Options Moray.
The benefits to you...
Volunteer Drivers can gain valuable experience of working with children with complex needs, and learning how to support and encourage them to participate in activities. Volunteers can develop their own skills and confidence in working with others, while being part of a supporting and engaging staff team.
The Moray Duke of Edinburgh Committee, who run a charity fund to help run the Duke of Edinburgh Awards in Moray, need a new Secretary. Key tasks are working with the Chairperson to prepare agendas, send out invitations and prepare minutes for Committee meetings. In line with the committee's constitution, there are 4 meetings per year.
DofE is the world’s leading achievement awards programme. It enables young people to develop skills for learning, life and employment by engaging in a wide range of practical activities. These include Volunteering, Physical activities and learning a new Skill. The DofE famously includes taking part in an expedition that helps develop confidence, resilience and
The Secretary will volunteer alongside the Chair to plan the quarterly meetings. At these routine meetings, the Committee will discuss committee business and any requests for funding from the DofE Centres and volunteers working with DofE Moray. Under the constitution of the Committee, the coordinators of each centre supported by Moray Council are invited to each meeting. In addition, the DofE Committee hosts an AGM which provides a summary of Committee activity for Moray Council, DofE Moray Centres and the volunteers who support DofE in Moray.
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.
A young carer is someone up to the age of 18 who provides unpaid help and support to a relative, friend or neighbour who due to illness or disability cannot manage to live independently without the carer’s help. It may involve practical support like cooking, housework, or emotional support.
A group volunteer with Aberdeen Young Carers will assist staff members in delivering any planned activities e.g. arts and crafts, baking etc. They will actively participate with the activity, encourage young people to join in and have fun and build up positive relationships with the children and young people by being friendly and non-judgemental. They will also have the opportunity to lead groups if they wish to.
At this time we are predominantly looking for volunteers to help at our School Holiday groups in the Summer Holidays in 2023. We are working on a schedule of groups which we would need volunteers for but these groups will have a range of activities!
There will also be the opportunity for volunteers to help with our monthly groups, on an ad-hoc basis or at events. Events typically include summer outings, Christmas parties and Young Carers’ festivals. Further opportunities are available to assist in promoting our events e.g. putting up posters and spreading the word, in helping us at groups.
Excellent support and relevant training is provided and our volunteers tell us about lots of other benefits of volunteering including; experience of working with children, young people and families; experience for your CV; supporting your local community; meeting new people; increasing self-confidence; feeling like you are making a difference; improving your health and wellbeing; and a chance to contribute to a worthwhile children’s charity.
To apply for this role – please visit: https://volunteer.barnardos.org.uk/opportunities/16049-children-s-activity-support-group-helper-aberdeen-young-carers-2020-11-24 or contact Jacqui Hall, Volunteer Coordinator at email email@example.com / telephone: 07783 848410 for any more details.
We are looking for a volunteer who would like to become our minute secretary. This involves attending once monthly meetings for about 2hrs (7-9pm) usually the third Thursday in Forfar to take minutes for the meeting, typing these up and distributing to the members. This is an excellent opportunity to get involved in your local community and might suit a volunteer hoping to further develop IT and admin skills.
We meet usually once a month for about 2 hrs (7pm- 9pm) usually the 3rd Thursday of the month. We can offer a small payment to cover expenses. Some examples of our involvement are monthly meetings involving locally elected councillors, police and guest speakers. We regularly review local planning applications, local news/ concerns and 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 and collaborating with organisations to distribute community funds. There is opportunity to become involved in such a wide variety of projects/ groups dependant on your availability of time.