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Stornoway office is now on the map with "Against Breast Cancer," organisation as being a drop off point for used, new or surplus bras. This will help research into secondary breast cancer and the bras will be sold cheaply to help support small African businesses
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At Krishna Eco-Farm we endeavour to bring about a way of life which is in harmony with nature, that treads gently on the earth, and is with reverence for all forms of life. In the hope to promote a positive alternative to the dominant consumerist and materialistic world view; we offer a more peaceful, natural, healthy, happy, wholesome, holistic, sustainable and balanced lifestyle. These dare exciting times and we need you to help us grow more food to contribute to our kitchen, helping us to make our famous vegetarian food even more nutritious! The gardening engagements are seasonal and include sowing seeds, potting, planting out, weeding, watering and harvesting. During the winter there is building maintenance and landscaping tasks and to help us with all the back-up work needed to maintain the project such as cleaning, housekeeping and food preparation.
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*An exciting one-off volunteering opportunity! Volunteer at MoonWalk Scotland 2020!* Walk the Walk is the UK’s largest grant-making breast cancer charity that is dedicated to not only raising money and awareness for vital breast cancer causes, but to also encourage women and men to become more aware of their own potential for fitness and wellbeing. We organise the famous MoonWalk overnight power walking challenges and are immensely proud to have raised over £133m, which has been granted to research into breast cancer and to improve the lives of people living with cancer now. Are you a dedicated and organised person, passionate about helping others? Join our night-time party and 1,000 other volunteers at The MoonWalk Scotland on Saturday 6th June 2020 from Holyrood Park, Edinburgh! Get down and boogie with thousands of woman and men, walking an overnight marathon in decorated bras, raising lots of money for breast cancer! Volunteer Roles include: •Baggage •Clean & Recycle •Cyclist, Directional •Driver •Entrance Gate/Start Line •Finish Line •Kitchen •Massage •Merchandise •Route Marshal •Water Stations •Volunteer Tent Support All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated. For more information please contact Alexandra Furtuna at Email: Volunteers@walkthewalk.org or visit Website: https://walkthewalk.org/volunteer/moonwalk-scotland-volunteer / Facebook: @walkthewalkworldwide / Twitter: @WalktheWalk
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We are looking for people to join our team of trained regional Befrienders supporting those who are currently struggling with an eating disorder. Our Befriending Service provides personal support by linking people who are struggling with those who are recovered and trained. Our volunteer Befrienders will provide a weekly telephone call for approximately 6 months in order to support and guide someone towards recovery. The Befriending Service aims to reduce feelings of isolation, offer hope and to encourage people as they work on their recovery. Practical help towards eating again is part of this service, led by ABC's registered dietitian and nutritional therapist. It is really helpful to be able to speak to someone who knows what the road to recovery can be like. Our Befriender's have a big 'heart' for others and a wish to help them through. For more details or to apply please refer to our website www.anorexiabulimiacare.org.uk/befriending where you will find the guide to Befriending along with an application form. Over 30 years of experience enables ABC to offer personal, on-going, emotional support and practical guidance for recovery for people struggling with Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating, in addition to behaviours such as compulsive exercise, self-harming, laxative abuse and suicidal ideation. Our purpose is to safeguard the lives of people struggling with eating disorders, to prevent an eating disorder from developing and claiming someone's life, to care for the emotional and physical needs of people with eating disorders and their families, friends and colleagues, to encourage recovery by equipping people with practical tools and strategies for living life, to train and resource individuals and organisations working with people affected by eating disorders and to support and engage in research into eating disorders. If you are interested please click the ‘apply’ button below (available when logged in and registered). You will then be contacted by the coordinator by email or phone call. If you have not heard back after 5 working days, the first step is to contact the organisation with the contact details provided. You could also check your junk/spam folder on your emails just in case the response is there. If that doesn’t work out then please feel free to contact Volunteer Glasgow on 0141 226 3431.
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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 (WASH), 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. To find out the kinds of things Speakers talk about, watch this 1 minute video https://youtu.be/3UQJFk8l7A4 and this 4 minute video https://youtu.be/wF_HlgnWEwU . Expectations of WaterAid Speakers • Give a minimum of four talks or workshops per year and if possible on our key days, including World Water Day, World Toilet Day, Global Handwashing Day and/or Menstrual Hygiene Day . • Attend Speaker Network training and adhere to volunteer guidance and best practise. • Make use of our latest public speaking resources (such as PowerPoint presentations) included in our Speaker e-newsletter, emails, and online platform. • Keep up to date with our key messages, appeals, campaigns, fundraising and volunteering. • Regularly liaise with WaterAid about talks and workshops. • Distribute our paying in form to audiences following a talk or workshop, where appropriate. • Provide feedback on talks or workshops by completing the online evaluation. • Contact local community groups to develop new talk and workshop opportunities. • Provide support to new Speakers around their public speaking development. • Demonstrate our values (see below), including being considerate when representing WaterAid and always leaving others with a positive view of our organisation and the work that we do. What makes a good WaterAid Speaker? • A commitment to raise awareness about the importance of clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene and to engage people in the work of WaterAid, inspiring them to take action in support of our work. • An interest in the work of WaterAid, including our key messages, appeals, campaigns, fundraising and volunteering. • Passion and enthusiasm for public speaking and confidence to speak publicly to a diverse range of community groups. • Good availability to volunteer 4 times a year, potentially for morning school assembly talks, mid -day educational workshops, evening and weekend talks. • Competent in using PowerPoint and email. • Ability to travel locally. What is 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. • With our Speaker training, develop your public speaking skills and confidence • Use our PowerPoint and audio-visual presentation resources and • Varied presenting opportunities • A personal Speaker Mentor to support your ongoing development 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. Next steps? If you are interested in becoming a WaterAid Speaker, here are the next steps: 1. Register your interest in volunteering for the Speaker Network online at www.wateraid.org/uk/volunteer-application-form and select Volunteer Speaker. 2. You will be emailed the application form to complete and return to WaterAid. 3. Undertake a 25-minute phone interview. 4. If successful, complete our Speaker training course. 5. Give talks for WaterAid and receive support from the WaterAid Team. If you have any queries you can email us at speakers@wateraid.org
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Spectra – Scotland’s Festival of Light is returning to Aberdeen in February 2020 and we are looking for volunteers to engage with the audience throughout Aberdeen City Centre. The award winning festival takes place from the 13th – 16th February 2020 and will include light art, performance, sound and interactive installations during the evenings – we want volunteers who are happy to speak with the public attending and who can make their experience even better. This public facing role is critical to the festival and you’ll be part of the team working with artists, designers and a production team that will take you through the artworks so you have all the information needed to talk about them. Please get in touch if you have an interest in the arts and festivals. A fantastic opportunity to help and be part of a spectacular, award winning major festival. For more information please contact Callum Hogg, Creative Producer at E Mail: callum@curatedplace.com or tel.: 07540530111.
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Spectra – Scotland’s Festival of Light is returning to Aberdeen in February 2020 and we are looking for production volunteers to work with artists and the production team on the installation of light art, performance, sound and interactive installations. We want production volunteers who can take direction and work with the team to create the festival. This production role is critical to the festival and you’ll learn a lot about art installation, festival creation and also meet the award winning artists and production team behind the ideas. If you have an interest in creating and producing in the arts then please get in touch. A fantastic opportunity to help and be part of a spectacular, award winning major festival. For more information please contact Callum Hogg, Creative Producer at E Mail: callum@curatedplace.com or tel.: 07540530111.
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We record The Mearns Leader on to a memory stick which is then distributed to visually impaired listeners. EDITORS: Meet on a Thursday in a volunteer's home to prepare the cuttings. TECHNICIANS: Set up the recording equipment on Friday evening. READERS: Read the prepared items. ADMIN: Process the wallets and send out the new recording.
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Crossroads Befriending are looking for Volunteer Befrienders in Fife Central, Levenmouth and North-East Fife. Volunteers are only asked to give the time that they can afford to give, from a 15 minute cuppa and a chat to participating in a local community activity or group. Volunteers are given full support and training, and through the recruitment process the service takes into account the volunteers' skills and knowledge to help with matching the right people together. Befriending can offer a supportive, trusting relationship for all sections of the community and can contribute to the improvement of health issues.
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Quarriers Fife Supported Living Services provides 24 hour support to people with learning disabilities and mental health challenges to live successfully in their own homes. This is a wonderful opportunity to involve a number of volunteer befrienders to provide friendship and emotional support to enhance the wellbeing of the ladies supported by the service. This will be through regular visits, enjoying inhouse activities and building a positive relationship.
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