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This role provides short term telephone support to individuals in our communities who are at risk of loneliness, and will benefit from this service.
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On 1st October, our walkers will be walking 10k to raise vital funds for Cancer Research UK – but they need you to help them achieve their challenge! Having the amazing support and endless enthusiasm of some friendly faces truly makes Shine an unforgettable experience. Join the Shine Volunteer Team and help us to beat cancer. What will I be doing? You will have a positive and proactive attitude and a willingness to get stuck in taking on one of our many roles and embracing the event as it unfolds. If you simply want to be involved and are happy to help where it’s needed most, then sign up now and we’ll find the perfect role for you. ‘Lovely experience, the general feeling that I was getting was very special, the way that the participants and the volunteers were supporting each other, the opportunity to see so many people doing something without having any personal benefit’ Erisa, General Volunteer What benefits can I expect? A unique and rewarding Friday night out exploring the iconic sights of York in a completely different light Cancer is happening right now, join in the satisfaction of knowing that you are making a valuable contribution to life saving research being carried out as we speak. Experience of supporting one of the UK’s leading charities for one of their biggest annual fundraisers The chance to meet new people and make new friends. Learn some great new skills and develop your confidence to support personal and career development What support will we give you? We’ll be with you every step of the way sending monthly updates and exclusives in the lead up to the event. Three weeks before the event, we’ll confirm all the details with you and give you a call to make sure you’re happy and answer any questions. At the event you’ll receive a volunteer t-shirt, snack pack and any other kit required to carry out your role. Your volunteer manager will give you a briefing and be there to offer any support throughout your time with us. At Cancer Research UK we value diversity and we're committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and to reach their full potential. We will consider making any reasonable adjustments to support volunteer applications from people with a disability or health condition. We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures and believe that volunteers from diverse backgrounds will help us to beat cancer.
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We rely on every mile, every pound and every volunteer to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. This includes our cheering teams, who are essential in making sure our runners reach that finish line. Volunteer at this event and help us save lives. For just a few hours cheering, you’ll be helping us to raise vital money for our pioneering, life-saving research. Together we will beat cancer sooner. What skills and attributes do I need to have? Lots of enthusiasm. The ability to make lots of noise and make sure Cancer Research UK have the loudest supporters on the course! What will I be doing? You will be part of our cheering team located on the race route, responsible for cheering and supporting the runners; encouraging them to keep going and beat their challenge! Please feel free to bring friends and family along to help support the team and enjoy the event with you. What support will I be given? We’ll give you everything you need to cheer on our runners – clappers, cheering sticks, whistles and loud hailers – as well as a free Cancer Research UK t-shirt to make you stand out from the crowd. We’ll also provide you with refreshments and on the day support through a Cheering Team Leader. What benefits can I expect? The satisfaction of making a vital difference to the life-saving work of Cancer Research UK and helping us to beat cancer sooner. For anyone looking to get into events management or the charity sector, this is a great way to get an insight as to what’s involved at sports events and also develop your experience. Meet new people and help our inspirational runners to run harder and faster – they can’t do it without you. Ready to apply? If this role is for you, click the 'apply button' at the top of the page At Cancer Research UK we value diversity and we're committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and to reach their full potential. We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures and believe that volunteers from diverse backgrounds will help us to beat cancer.
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We rely on every mile, every pound and every volunteer to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured. This includes our cheering teams, who are essential in making sure our runners reach that finish line. Volunteer at this event and help us save lives. For just a few hours cheering, you’ll be helping us to raise vital money for our pioneering, life-saving research. Together we will beat cancer sooner. What skills and attributes do I need to have? Lots of enthusiasm. The ability to make lots of noise and make sure Cancer Research UK have the loudest supporters on the course! What will I be doing? You will be part of our cheering team located on the race route, responsible for cheering and supporting the runners; encouraging them to keep going and beat their challenge! Please feel free to bring friends and family along to help support the team and enjoy the event with you. What support will I be given? We’ll give you everything you need to cheer on our runners – clappers, cheering sticks, whistles and loud hailers – as well as a free Cancer Research UK t-shirt to make you stand out from the crowd. We’ll also provide you with refreshments and on the day support through a Cheering Team Leader. What benefits can I expect? The satisfaction of making a vital difference to the life-saving work of Cancer Research UK and helping us to beat cancer sooner. For anyone looking to get into events management or the charity sector, this is a great way to get an insight as to what’s involved at sports events and also develop your experience. Meet new people and help our inspirational runners to run harder and faster – they can’t do it without you.
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The Caithness Branch of Cats Protection are looking for a volunteer secretary to take the minutes of meetings three times per year. The secretary can also assist with volunteer applications and small admin tasks for the group. Existing volunteer wishes to retire and urgently need a replacement to take over and support this valued charity deliver services in Caithness and north Sutherland. Basic computer and administrative skills essential
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Would you like to support people with learning disabilities to socialise and make friends? dates-n-mates is a friendship and dating agency for adults with learning disabilities. We are looking for Event Volunteers to attend organised social events to help our members to interact while they're together. As an Events Volunteer, your role is to help our members enjoy socialising in safe and friendly environments. Our events include going to restaurants, pubs, cinema, tenpin bowling, day trips and walks. The events are sociable, great fun and your role is very rewarding. A large number of people with learning disabilities feel lonely and socially isolated. Your support will help to change this. Events take place afternoons and evenings and usually last 2 hours. We ask our volunteers to commit to a minimum of 1 event per month. dates-n-mates offer a variety of training and support to our volunteers. We require our volunteers to be a member of the PVG scheme but there is no cost to yourself. Access to additional training is available. For further information or to apply please contact Raynor McCulloch, Volunteer Co-ordinator at E Mail: volunteering@c-change.org.uk or Tel. 07720 591229.
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Equal Futures supports people with a learning disability or autism to plan for their future, make social connections, and increase their social confidence. Thomas is forty and stays in the Maryhill area of Glasgow. He lives independently in his house with his wee dog. He has learning difficulties, anxiety and depression. He has limited mobility because of leg problems but he has a good outgoing personality, likes a laugh and a bit of banter. He uses a stick or a four wheeled walker for support. However, Thomas does not have many friendships and he can feel lonely and a bit isolated. He would like a befriender who enjoys the cinema, concerts, music, going out for lunch or coffee and going to different places in and around Glasgow, and would be up for trying new activities. Thomas’s ideal befriender would be a similar age and live near to him for meeting up. They would enjoy a good laugh and have similar interests. Thomas does not drive and would enjoy being taken out sometimes if you were a driver. Full training will be provided. A PVG check will be required and volunteer expenses will be reimbursed. The role is flexible and your availability will be agreed with Thomas.
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You'll use your own car (fuel expenses covered) to take clients to health appointments around East Lothian and sometimes into Edinburgh (if that suits). Great way to meet nice people and a great way to help nice people and give back to the community. A lot of people find it very difficult to get to GP/ nurse appointments, hospital, dentist, physio, and you'll take them there and make a huge positive difference to their lives! It is very flexible in terms of hours and which areas you cover.
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Would you like to support people with learning disabilities to socialise and make friends? We are looking for Volunteer Event Supporters to help at and lead social events. Dates-n-mates is a friendship and dating agency for adults with learning disabilities offering social events to enable people to socialise, make friends and form meaningful relationships. Our events include going to restaurants, pubs, cinema, tenpin bowling, day trips and walks. Events take place afternoons and evenings and usually last 2 hours. As an Events Supporter, you will attend the event and help the members to interact while they’re together. It’s all about helping them to have a safe, enjoyable and friendly time. It’s sociable, great fun and very rewarding! A large number of people with learning disabilities feel lonely and socially isolated. Your support will help to change this. We ask for a minimum of 1 event per month. Dates-n-mates offer a variety of training and support to our volunteers.
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