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Beginning on the 11th July 2019, Festival Ambassadors will be the face of the Festival Hub. Meet & Greet Audiences Giving directions around the Teviot building Promoting the festival in Bristo Square (Within Underbelly Festival site) Learning the knowledge of the festival and being an information point for members of the public Being of assistance to the front of house team to answer questions when required Distributing brochures around Teviot and Bristo Square
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We are looking for enthusiastic and friendly volunteers to help us raise money and awareness for Marie Curie by hosting cash collections throughout the year including during the Great Daffodil Appeal, where you will be encouraging your local community to donate and wear a daffodil during February/March. Your role would be the main point of contact on the day for our volunteer collectors providing a warm welcome and supplying materials. Collections take place at shopping centres, supermarkets, high streets and football matches. You will find the public to be extremely generous and our volunteer collectors very supportive.
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Create Paisley is a youth arts charity with the goal of seeing young people transformed through creativity, community, confidence and finding their voice. Create are looking for volunteers to support their arts cafe nights. The cafe’s offer a free creative space for 12-21 year olds to express themselves through music or art and connect with friends. Create was built by, and is sustained by volunteers. Create invests in volunteers, and provides opportunities to utilise their skills, as well as offering support and training to develop new ones. Main Duties: ● To assist in set up and ensure the space is safe/welcoming ● To assist with the running and delivery of the Create Cafe nights ● To facilitate/participate in games, activities, and discussions with young people ● To assist in clean-up and debrief after each cafe ● To be vigilant to any safeguarding or health and safety concerns As well as looking for volunteers who are able to assist with the practical and safety elements of the cafes, we are looking for volunteers who would be willing to take the lead in running different activities, such as arts and crafts, or music activities. The Cafe runs every second Friday of the month. Volunteers are expected to attend from 645-1030pm Skills ● Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to establish positive relationships with young people ● Creative skills are desired but not essential Attitudes ● Are enthusiastic about the values, vision and ethos of Create Paisley ● Enjoys the experience of working with young people and demonstrates an interest in supporting their personal development. ● Reliable and trustworthy ● Willing to take any identified training Experience ● Experience of working with young people and as part of a team. Are there any restrictions on who can be a volunteer, please include minimum age? Create Paisley is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects all applicants to share this commitment. Because of the nature of the work this post is exempt from the provisions of Section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 by virtue of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. This means that you are not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are 'spent' under provisions of the Act. In the event of employment, failure to disclose such convictions could lead to disciplinary action being taken. Any information will be treated in the strictest confidence and used solely in relation to this application. This position involves substantial access to children and young people and therefore a system of checking police records for possible criminal background may be implemented. Create will also carry out a PVG check on all volunteer applicants.
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Please give a full description of your volunteering opportunity: Create Paisley is a youth arts charity with the goal of seeing young people transformed through creativity, community, confidence and finding their voice. Create are looking for volunteers to support their array of arts workshops that offer a a free creative space for 12-21 year olds to express themselves through music, art, filmmaking, photography and beyond. Create was built by, and is sustained by volunteers. Create invests in volunteers, and provides opportunities to utilise their skills, as well as offering support and training to develop new ones. Main Duties: ● To support the coordinator in running activities with young people/meet at the start of each workshop to discuss the session plan ● To assist the coordinator in preparation and setting-up of equipment/materials and clearing away at the end of the session ● To ensure the space is safe/welcoming ● To facilitate/participate in games, activities, and discussions with young people ● To be vigilant to any safeguarding or health and safety concerns ● To share any creative skills you may have - art, music, songwriting, photography, filmmaking etc ● To participate in any training as required ● To help build skills and confidence in young people ● To help young people use their skills to engage in their local community Young Creators sessions - co-design workshops with young people who plan and curate their own creative events (film festivals, writers groups, music gigs) - Weekly on Thursdays 530pm-830pm Couch & Canvas sessions - young people are encouraged to make art, collaborate and connect with friends, and overall develop their creativity. - Weekly on Mondays 4-630pm. We also have one-off events that will be curated by our Young Creators group, as well as training days for young people, and celebratory, team-building nights (bowling, laser-tag etc). These dates will be decided by the coordinator depending on the availability of voluntSkills ● Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to establish positive relationships with young people ● Creative skills are desired but not essential Attitudes ● Enthusiastic about the values and ethos of Create Paisley ● Enjoys the experience of working with young people and demonstrates an interest in supporting their personal development. ● Reliable and trustworthy ● Willing to take any identified training. Experience ● Experience of working with young people and as part of a team Create Paisley is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects all applicants to share this commitment. Because of the nature of the work this post is exempt from the provisions of Section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 by virtue of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. This means that you are not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are 'spent' under provisions of the Act. In the event of employment, failure to disclose such convictions could lead to disciplinary action being taken. Any information will be treated in the strictest confidence and used solely in relation to this application. This position involves substantial access to children and young people and therefore a system of checking police records for possible criminal background may be implemented. Create will also carry out a PVG check on all volunteer applicants. eers.
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STAR Project are looking to expand their Board of Trustees. Would you like to be at the helm of our exciting developments? STAR Project is an award winning community organisation, delivering sustainable and positive social outcomes in the North End of Paisley and beyond. Established in 1999, employing a person centred academic approach we deliver group and individual supports consistent with local and national strategy to build safer, more connected and resilient families and communities. In the heart of the multiply deprived area, where individuals and families face well documented challenges, we facilitate opportunity and aspiration, boost life chances, engender community ownership and celebrate every success. Financially stable and entering an exciting period of development, we are looking for professional individuals who share our commitment and drive to make Renfrewshire one of the best places to live and work to join our Board of trustees. The time commitment is 6 meetings annually with potential sub group meetings/tasks in addition (roughly 2 hrs per month). Applicants should be able to recognise this unique opportunity for personal and professional growth. Enquiries are welcome from those with experience and understanding of the challenges facing our communities. Applicants will be motivated to share skills and experience from a diverse range of backgrounds and in particular relation to: • understanding and experience of third sector involvement in multiply deprived areas • financial management • legal matters • understanding and experience of social enterprise • HR management • setting targets, monitoring/evaluating in commercial and non-profit organisations • fundraising and securing funding/grants/income generation • recruitment/personnel management, including a knowledge of employment legislation • public relations • organisational development • marketing • policy development • business development • digital/computers and information technology • education and learning • health and social care We are looking for individuals to join us that have: • integrity • a commitment to STAR Project and its objectives • an understanding and acceptance of the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of trusteeship • a willingness to devote the necessary time and effort to their duties as a trustee • strategic vision • good, independent judgement • an ability to think creatively • willingness to speak their mind • an ability to work effectively as a member of a team
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CHSS No Live Half Lived Stroke Rehabilitation Support Services provide support for anyone who has had a stroke as they leave hospital, return home and resume daily life. People who have had a stroke will be supported and helped to relearn or adapt skills so that they can be as independent as possible. Our service follows a pathway from hospital rehabilitation to either one to one rehabilitation or community rehabilitation support, or a combination of both. This can be delivered on a one to one basis or in a group setting. Our volunteering roles takes place either in hospital, home or community setting. The aim of the service is to help people to overcome or cope with the damage caused by a stroke so that they can focus on enjoying life again. Our services provides communication support for people who are finding it difficult to speak, read, write, memory, thinking or understand what other people are saying. We aim to provide a welcoming and stimulating environment which supports and promotes communication and encourages social interaction, enabling people to improve their quality of life, build confidence and self-esteem, and return to their communities with ease. You don’t need special qualifications to be part of our team of volunteers just the ability to offer commitment, to attend training and have a desire to support people who have had a stroke, resulting in cognitive and communication difficulties. As a travel assistant volunteer you will enjoy interaction with service users, and you will be learning new skills in your spare time. Once fully trained, you will accompany a matched service user for a specified limit of time to travel from their home to one of our delivered services, and returning home thereafter. Please note – this will include wheelchair users, using SPT MyBus door to door service, making sure they receive planned support and assistance on a weekly basis.
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CHSS No Live Half Lived Stroke Rehabilitation Support Services provide support for anyone who has had a stroke as they leave hospital, return home and resume daily life. People who have had a stroke will be supported and helped to relearn or adapt skills so that they can be as independent as possible. Our service follows a pathway from hospital rehabilitation to either one to one rehabilitation or community rehabilitation support, or a combination of both. This can be delivered on a one to one basis or in a group setting. Our volunteering roles takes place either in hospital, home or community setting. The aim of the service is to help people to overcome or cope with the damage caused by a stroke so that they can focus on enjoying life again. Our services provides communication support for people who are finding it difficult to speak, read, write, memory, thinking or understand what other people are saying. We aim to provide a welcoming and stimulating environment which supports and promotes communication and encourages social interaction, enabling people to improve their quality of life, build confidence and self-esteem, and return to their communities with ease. You don’t need special qualifications to be part of our team of volunteers just the ability to offer commitment, to attend training and have a desire to support people who have had a stroke, resulting in cognitive and communication difficulties. As a volunteer you will enjoy interaction with service users, and you will be learning new skills in your spare time. Once fully trained, you will spend time with a matched service user within their home, making sure they receive planned support and assistance on a weekly basis.
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