We are recruiting a full-time volunteer for a six-month placement within our Communications team, funded by the European Solidarity Corps! You will sit within our wider communications team focusing on our ProjectScotland brand’s communications, as well as providing some support to our wider work across Scotland and the UK. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to get involved in a varied range of tasks that interest you and you’ll help to promote the work we do to the public, potential volunteers, other charities and even funders. Whether you’re helping to raise the profile of a brand new project by coming up with exciting social media content, writing case studies of volunteer experiences or supporting the wider comms team with a nationwide campaign, this is an amazing opportunity to gain some real experience in the world of communications in a dynamic organisation!
This placement is based in Edinburgh, accommodation with another volunteer and a weekly allowance will be provided.
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The Hot Service shift is a great opportunity to interact with our clients and see the positive impact our service has in the community. In this role you are the face of Empty Kitchens. We serve free hot meals to take away from outside the theatre, seven days a week, which allows anyone unable to sign up for deliveries to access a warm, healthy meal twice a day. Our Hot Service volunteers prepare, set up and serve the lunch and dinner meals as well as cleaning up afterwards and re-stocking.
We are now looking for volunteers - could you make a difference and become a Home-Start Volunteer supporting families in their own homes. If you have been a parent or have parenting experience and have an understanding of how demanding young children can be you could make a difference.
Are you interested in wildlife and would you like to get involved in practical work on our Culbin Sands reserve? We are looking for new volunteers to get involved and help us manage our remote and fascinating Culbin Sands reserve. We rely on the hard work and dedication of volunteers to keep the habitats on this reserve in fine condition. To do this, we are running work groups, usually once or twice a week between September and April.
We will carry out habitat management tasks during these work groups, which will include the removal of scrub and small trees with hand tools and burning brash on bonfires. We are looking for volunteers to help out with these management tasks by joining our dedicated team of volunteers. Work groups take place between Monday and Friday. It is not possible to run work groups on regular days of the week as access to Culbin Sands is dependent on the timing of tides, so planned work group dates are released every few weeks. The tasks are running as part of our LIFE 100% for Nature Project, which aims to improve the condition of sand dune and vegetated shingle habitats on the reserve, to benefit a range of rare and threatened species.
In this role you'll learn about the management and ecology of this important reserve while developing new skills in habitat management or just enjoying this remote and wild reserve. While in the role, appropriate training and support will be provided for all tasks. Through this role you will be making an important contribution to the management of this reserve.
We are looking for volunteers who are enthusiastic, flexible and can get on well with a range of people. If you have an interest in conservation it will be helpful, but not essential. No specialist skills are required however, you will need to be able to use hand tools (bowsaws, loppers) for cutting vegetation and you will need to be able to withstand 4-6 hours of working (at your own pace) on a remote site in sometimes poor weather conditions. You will need to be able to move over steep, boggy and sandy ground and be able to step over or use a narrrow plank to cross a tidal creek to access the site. You will need to be comfortable to occasionally work around loud machinery and to follow safety instructions. Due to the remoteness of the reserve, there are no indoor toilet facilities at this reserve. You will need to make sure you have an up-to-date tetanus injection. As the reserve is remote, you will need your own transport to get to the reserve. The reserve is not served by public transport.
Volunteers will need to provide their own food, drink and outdoor clothing, including wellies. The RSPB will provide appropriate Personal Protective Equipment relevant to the tasks, such as work gloves and protective glasses. We recommend that new volunteers attend a trial volunteer session, to ensure that the role is suitable for them. Due to Covid-19, additional safety measures are in place to protect our volunteers, staff and the wider public, details of these measures will be explained during volunteer inductions.
Our Men’s Group supports men who are having a rough time and could do with a helping hand. We usually have tea/coffee together and then do some fun activities. These could include: music, debates and discussions, games and organised trips. We are especially looking for people who could share a specific skill or talent they have, or lead an activity, games or discussion. For those who can’t commit longer term, there is the possibility of volunteering for a 4-week block or volunteering on a rota.
Real Life Options is a charity which has services located all throughout the UK in various locations. Real Life Options was established in 1992 to support and empower people to have more choice and greater control over their lives. Over the last three decades, we have grown to become a leading national provider of support and social care.
We believe that with the right support at the right time, the people we support, those with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, autism, behaviours that challenge, mental health issues, complex and age related needs- can develop greater independence and reach their full potential.
Role: Volunteer Driver
To provide transport for service users to and from activities and also to transport service users in the morning to and from the day centre using our 9 seater mini bus
St Andrew's First Aiders have an opportunity to learn and develop new skills. Develop the ability to provide essential professional first aid services. Have the satisfaction of knowing that you're making a vital contribution to your own community.
Opportunities to assist at local community and public events throughout Scotland.
Volunteering as an English tutor could be for you if you have good English and communications skills, You have an interest in language, You would like to teach in the future and need to gain some practical experience. You would be comfortable going into students' homes to teach them one-to-one. We are looking for volunteers who are interested in teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). We are looking for people with good communication skills and an interest in language learning
Place2Be works with over 280 primary and secondary schools, reaching a school population of more than 116,000 children. As a volunteer counsellor you will work one to one in a therapeutic capacity with up to 3 children per week. The commitment is for one day per week, for three school terms, from 8.30am to 4.30pm to include therapy sessions and supervision of clinical work. There may also be opportunities to get involved with group work alongside the School Project Manager.