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Researcher

  • Home-based volunteering
This role involves researching and organising community hubs to reach out to those in the wider community. These community hubs will offer support and stimulation to our clients within a group based in their local community. Braid House not only provides building based care but care through outreach projects such as community hubs, online activities, meal preparation and delivery. You would be researching potential community hub locations and helping Braid House set up new community hubs. This would be a very beneficial role, promoting all aspects of wellbeing not just within our current client group but on a wider scale.
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To transport vulnerable people from their home to a centre of care and support. The bus attendant will assist the driver in ensuring each client is transported safely to and from the care and support centre. On induction a procedure will be explained thoroughly to ensure all measures are followed to protect all parties. This is an enjoyable and supportive role that can be flexible in regards to days that can be volunteered by the successful individual.
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Volunteer Tutors

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Volunteering with Action Tutoring is an easy and rewarding way to make a difference to the lives of young people. By volunteering and tutoring for just one hour a week, you will be able to directly support disadvantaged young people to build their confidence and help ensure they leave school with the grades needed to build a bright future, as well as developing your own skills. And now you can volunteer with us as an online tutor to support pupils to reach their potential. Online tutoring is a great option for anyone on a busy schedule or those continuing to keep their distance from groups of people. For our online programmes, tutors work remotely and support pupils in English or maths in a virtual classroom. For further details please contact Jack Chesterman Volunteer Marketing and Onboarding Manager at email: jack@actiontutoring.org.uk
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Overall purpose: • To co-deliver a self-management programme for people living with a long term condition. Developing their skills and confidence to make choices about their needs and regain control over their life. Typical Tasks/Activities within the Role: • Meet and greet MOT programme participants both online and in person • Facilitate group activities and discussions • Helping participants to grow in confidence. • Deliver the self-management message and help people to goal set and action plan • Ensure the facilitation of activities: setting out materials, preparation, participation • To offer the group support and encouragement. • Clearing up at the end of a session (post COVID if face-to-face)
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DRiNKLiNK is a young and ambitious organisation looking for a creative graphic designer to join our team. *Objective of the role: Create exception brand experiences across all digital channels. *Essential Duties/Responsibilities: • Create graphics and illustrations for marketing materials, campaigns, website and social media • Create media pack for website advertising opportunities • Ongoing advert creation • Create infographics and other support material • Implement best practice and test new media techniques to drive increased engagement • Support in the creation of downloadable material • Creative mindset and ability to think outside the box *Where does the opportunity happen and what are the travel details? The role involves volunteering from home. The role would involve committing at least 2 days per month to generating new content. You will also be asked to join a marketing workgroup once per quarter where we brainstorm some creative ideas to make our brand stand out. *What skills, attitudes, experience does a person need to do this volunteer opportunity? The ideal candidate will have a keen enthusiasm for graphic design, have a great attention to detail as well as an interest in testing out new presentation formats. Previous experience in a similar role in a charitable/volunteer environment would be desirable. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who wants to make a difference and join a passionate organisation supporting us from the core. Should this role be of interest, to apply please forward your CV to: volunteering@drinklink.org *Closing date: 18 December 2020
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The Boys’ Brigade is the oldest uniformed youth organisation in the country. We promote habits which leads young people to be good all round citizens, through an extensive programme. It is rewarding and an honour to watch 5 year old shy children grown into confident young adults, ready to play their part in society. With Covid-19 rules many Companies are looking for additional volunteers to help run the different Sections separately. Helping out in a BB group with children and young people can make all the difference to young lives – meaning happier young people, happier communities and a society that values the contribution that we can all make; young, old or in-between. We call our volunteers “leaders” because they guide a course for children and young people. *What do volunteers do? There are lots of different ways that you can help. We work with boys and girls from all backgrounds and of all faiths, and with those with no faith. Most of our volunteers come along for a couple of hours a week in the evening and get involved with one or more of our four age sections: Anchors, Juniors, Company, Seniors. We need volunteers to help children with activities, games, sport, arts and crafts, hobbies, music etc. Whatever you can help with is greatly valued. We also want volunteers who will be able to relate to young people and over time, become adults they can trust and talk to. *I can't help every week, do you still want me? Yes! The beauty of volunteering with the BB is that you can be flexible, and if you can only help out once a month, or even once a year at the annual camp then we are happy to welcome you. *What is the age limit? You can volunteer from 14+ as a Young Leader, with a wider range of roles for those aged 18+. There’s no upper age limit. We really do welcome applications from all ages. *Do I have to be Christian? Some churches where BB groups are based like leaders to be members of that church, but are happy that certain roles are performed by people who are in sympathy with the Christian basis of the BB. Other than that, we welcome volunteers from all backgrounds and cultures. There are BB groups in and around Aberdeen, looking for volunteers, from Cove to Balmedie, Powis, Northfield, Woodside and the Bridge of Don, and everywhere in between. There will be a group near you who will welcome and greatly appreciate your help. A fantastic opportunity to help and make a real difference for people and communities. For further information please contact Andy Cowie at email: acowie999@btinternet.com or tel.: 01224 7903248 / 07715279478.
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Great opportunity to assist a gentleman with the upkeep of his large well established allotment. Looking for a keen gardener who also has handyperson/joinery skills. Jobs to be done include- weeding, planting and general gardening. Maintaining fencing, summerhouse and some woodwork. The allotment is large with frames for planting and a polytunnel. Things grown are, potatoes, onions, leeks, beetroot, cucumber, courgettes and peppers. There is a summerhouse with seating inside in case of any sudden downpour, a porta loo is also in place. Bacon or sausage bap and cuppa can be made on camping stove. Any relevant training including moving and handling, general guidance and ongoing advice and support would be provided. A fantastic, enjoyable opportunity to help and make a real difference. All assistance is greatly appreciated. For more details please contact Kim Styles, Care Manager at email: kstyles@aberdeencity.gov.uk or tel.: 01224 264005.
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*Children’s Hearings Scotland are recruiting!* Children’s Hearings Scotland in Aberdeen is looking for a committed volunteer leader to take on the role of Area Convener. - What will you be doing? You’ll be leading a team of committed Area Support Team members and implementing national direction at a local level making sure that the views of young people are heard and acted upon within your area. You’ll be working with local partners, leading on national improvements and communicating with Panel Members whose aim is to make the best decisions for infants, children and young people in your local community. - Who are we looking for? You’ll be an enthusiastic leader while able to be part of an empathetic team, dedicated to securing the rights of children and young people; be volunteer centric; and, a strong communicator. You’ll also be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to and understanding of the ethos, values and principles of the children's hearings system. Full training and support is provided, with the aim to enhance your skills in: leadership, effective communication, and influencing and negotiating – all of which are transferable into the workplace too. Find out more and apply today at: https://www.chscotland.gov.uk/volunteering-with-us/area-support-teams/vacancies/ If you want to have an informal chat about the role, or need any additional support, please get in touch with us at email catherine.goodfellow@chs.gsi.gov.uk
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*Looking for a fun and exciting way to inspire the next generation? Help local children get active? Boost your confidence? Develop important life skills? Enhance your CV?* Active Schools are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help support existing activities or develop new ones to enhance the opportunities available to children throughout the City. Whether it’s football, netball, tennis, yoga, dance or multisport, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Opportunities are available before school, during lunchtime, after-school or in the evening. There is a Club out there for everyone! Most volunteers attend activities within their local area on a weekly basis and commitment is from as little as one hour a week. Getting involved in an Active Schools Club will help get more children active and give them the opportunity to develop important life skills. Be it making friends, getting active, improving health and mental well-being or gaining self-esteem, the benefits of participating in sport is endless. Aged 12-25? Boost your CV and prospects by joining the Saltire Awards. Gain certificates based on your volunteering and earn extra Young Scot award points for fantastic prizes. Full support is provided to all volunteers. For more details please contact us at email ActiveSchools@sportaberdeen.co.uk
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If you like to keep active and stay in shape, volunteering in one of our local furniture store warehouses could be the answer you’re looking for. We need helpful and active people to help keep our stock moving from the van to warehouse and onto the store and from store back to the van for delivery! This role involves keeping active but it’s not just moving furniture. There are other opportunities to help our warehouse team such as booking in and checking over stock for sale, putting together our flat packed furniture and testing electrical items. For more information please contact Ian Marlow, Volunteer Manager at email: marlowi@bhf.org.uk or tel.: 07384 256675.
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