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>About the opportunity: Clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene are basic human rights and crucial for overcoming poverty. These basic human rights should be a normal part of daily life for everyone, everywhere – but they aren't. That's why WaterAid is here. WaterAid Speakers are trained volunteers that deliver inspiring talks and workshops, across the UK, to raise awareness about the importance of clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene, to transform peoples’ lives for good. Our Speaker volunteers engage people about the important work of WaterAid, inspiring them to take action, as they speak with schools, universities, businesses, youth groups, religious places of worship, service organisations, and many more community groups. >About WaterAid: WaterAid enables the world's poorest people to gain access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene education. These basic human rights underpin health, education and livelihoods and form the first, essential step in overcoming poverty. We work with local partners who understand local issues and we provide them with skills and support. This empowers them and local communities to set up and manage practical and sustainable projects that meet communities real needs. We also campaign locally and internationally, to change policies and practice, and to ensure water and sanitation's vital role in reducing poverty is recognised. >What’s in it for you?: -A sense of personal achievement through volunteering locally for an established international charity, helping to tackle extreme poverty and transform people’s lives for good. -Becoming part of an influential UK-wide volunteering network of over 250 Speaker volunteers reaching around 50,000 people a year with important messages about international development. -An opportunity to learn from sector specialists about international development and global issues around water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). -Development of public speaking skills and confidence through public speaking training, presentation resources and varied presenting opportunities. -A personal Speaker Mentor to support you as you develop as a Speaker. -Regular support from the small and friendly WaterAid Speaker Network team, including support via email, phone and face to face in the London office. -Reasonable expenses for travel to training, talks and workshops. -Invitations to Supporter Thank You events across the UK. The role may require contact with children. WaterAid has a strong commitment to safeguarding children, and screening procedures will be conducted To become a WaterAid Volunteer or for more information please email Speakers@wateraid.org
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To cover reception and the main electronic switchboard for short shifts either mornings, afternoons or over lunchtimes. You will answer all calls to the training school passing on to relevant department, welcome all visitors to the site and provide a helpful reception service to all visitors, volunteers and staff. This may include volunteer boarders when they arrive to drop off and pick up dogs in the morning and evening. Being aware of the fire evacuation procedures and having knowledge of where the first aid box is located. Passing on details of any messages to the appropriate member of staff in a timely manner. The role will be based at the Guide Dogs Training Center located in Forfar, Angus*
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We are looking for someone who can join SSAFA as we need an administration person for typing confidential documents and entering various details on the SSAFA computer programmes. This would require someone who will pass a PVG scheme disclosure.
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To place our iconic boxes locally as part of their daily life and every few months tally up the funds before paying them in to Guide Dogs. • Identifying and placing collecting boxes in suitable locations • Talking to the shop owner, receptionist etc. at the location about how the boxes will help Guide Dogs and what we do • Empting boxes every 3-6 months (as they get full) and banking the income through the paying in book provided. Give a receipt and letter of thanks to the hosts • Keeping a written record of the location of all boxes for your supervisor, the dates they are emptied and the dates/amounts banked • If boxes aren’t collecting much, you’ll decide to move them to a better location. Your supervisor may also ask you to remove boxes • Reporting any stolen boxes to the local Mobility Team • Spotting the potential for further fundraising amongst the box holders for Community Fundraiser Location: Various and local surroundings
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Our General Volunteers support Feeling Strong in its activities, including fundraising awareness raising and working with young people at events and on our programmes! The role is varied and diverse, takes place at a range of times and we're flexible to work with so there is always an opportunity that can fit in with your lifestyle. We believe that a support first environment (as opposed to traditional line management) allows our volunteers to really shine and empowers them in their role. We ask that our volunteers display a level of commitment so that we can work together in a way that supports the best interests of the Young People we all want to help. We believe in creating development opportunities for our volunteers and enabling them to develop their own projects and opportunities with Feeling Strong
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You can offer your time any day of the week, between 9am and 9pm, so that you can find a time that works for you and the individual that you are supporting. The type of support our Helper volunteers give often includes: Companionship and emotional support; Practical help; A break for families and carers; Information on other support available; Support after a bereavement.
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You can offer your time any day of the week, between 9am and 9pm, so that you can find a time that works for you and the individual that you are supporting. The type of support our Helper volunteers give often includes: • Companionship and emotional support • Practical help • A break for families and carers • Information on other support available •Support after a bereavement
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To promote, coordinate and mentor volunteer speakers in your community throughout the year. • Coordinating speaker activity in your local area • Liaise with our speakers, local schools and community groups to book sessions and determining the type of session (length, content and activities) that they would be interested in • Signposting schools and groups to fundraising opportunities – particularly Sponsor a Puppy and Name a Puppy, Go Walkies, their school versions and our school’s resources web pages • Gathering feedback on the speaker led session and passing on possible leads to the Community Fundraiser and local fundraising branch Location: Home based and working in your local area
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Content Producers

  • Home-based volunteering, Suitable for groups, One-off volunteering
The Youth Radio Network’s vision is to empower, teach and entertain young people, aged 13 to 25 years, through the power of music and digital technology, opening doors to the broadcast industries, and to become more employable helping them to get the best start in life. The Youth Radio Network is a digital place where young people can easily access and develop their skills and interests. It acts as a sounding board for youth news and issues and promotes all youth organizations. The Youth Radio Network's focus is on young people, and topical issues such as Bullying, Racism, LGBT and much more. Our music is generally chart music, and we play any young artists/bands from across the world. The aim is to have a fresh and upbeat sound and something that young people feel; they can get involved in and we encourage our young people to influence the music we play. There are also opportunities for our listeners to interact with radio programmes. We will highlight any young musicians, artists or bands, after all, it’s the internet and you never know who may be discovered next! The Youth Radio Network is completely digital so anyone can present for us from any location!  We also want to help young people ages 16 to 25 years old get into employment and we hope that we can help open many doors for young people looking for a career in the broadcasting industries. This is an exciting opportunity to join us as we build our digital radio station which is directed and run by young people. We have an ambitious programme that aims to make a difference to communities across the UK by helping young people to develop their skills, interests and employability We are looking to appoint a volunteer Contnet Producers to help build our organisation to the next level including the development and delivery of contnet for our website, social media channels and newsletters both internal and external for The Youth Radio Network.
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Events Co-Ordinator

  • Home-based volunteering, Suitable for groups, One-off volunteering
The Youth Radio Network is an online digital platform for young people ages 13 - 25 years old. Our vision is to teach, empower and entertain young people through the power of music and digital technology. This is an exciting opportunity to join us as we build our digital radio station which is directed and run by young people. We have an ambitious programme that aims to make a difference to communities across the UK by helping young people to develop their skills, interests and employability. We are looking to appoint a volunteer Events Co-Ordinator to help build our organisation to the next level including the getting us in at local and national Gala-days and Festivals helping us to get our brand out there.
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