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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 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.
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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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This role involves taking some responsibility, particularly in the managers absence, so will require regular commitment. Jobs include : opening the shop in the morning. operating the till , including refunds and voids, sorting donations, preparing items for sale, stock replenishment and displays. some computer work, Gift aid and Kite books Cashing up at the end of the day.
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This role involves taking some responsibility, particularly in the managers absence, so will require regular commitment. Jobs include : opening the shop in the morning. operating the till , including refunds and voids, sorting donations, preparing items for sale, stock replenishment and displays. some computer work, Gift aid and Kite books Cashing up at the end of the day.
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Scottish Communities Climate Action Network (SCCAN)’s purpose is to inspire and promote, connect and support community-led action in Scotland to address the Climate Emergency. Please see our website: https://www.scottishcommunitiescan.org.uk/ Would you like to help take climate action to the next level? We have a new volunteer role available with our Events working groups! You would be helping once a week with the following: -Events organizing and facilitating -Taking part in regular events working group meetings -Contacting potential speakers and facilitators -Promoting events by writing blog posts and promoting on social media. -Compile a report on the event. As a volunteer led organisation, our capacity to offer thorough training on events coordination is limited so we would expect you to have some experience or to be adaptable. There will be some initial training on the way SCCAN operates. The start date is flexible to suit your availability. Our events and meetings are currently done online through zoom. Commitment could range from once / week to twice a month. If interested, please drop us an email at info@scottishcommunitiescan.org.uk
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*PLEASE NOTE: We are only looking for volunteers that are a reasonable distance from Aberdeen only* *DUE TO COVID-19 ALL RECRUITMENT AND INDUCTION TRAINING WILL BE COMPLETED ONLINE* -How can you support victims and witnesses of crime? Victims of crime often feel a range of emotions in the aftermath of an offence. It is Victim Support Scotland’s role to provide victims and witnesses of crime emotional and practical support in person, online, and in court. Volunteers are supported by VSS staff who manage the service. -How would you help? Our volunteers provide emotional support, practical help, information and guidance through the criminal justice system. We aim to empower people who have been impacted by crime, to move on with their lives. • Discuss service users’ needs by telephone, webchat, appointments and face-to-face contact, agreeing next steps at the end of each contact • Help service users feel more confident by arranging and conducting court familiarisation visits • Support service users in the court room and other appropriate locations on the day of the trial, liaising with court officials on behalf of the service users. • Feedback and agree follow-up actions with staff members • Provide administrative support in completing the service users journey -What benefits would I get? Volunteering with Victim Support Scotland can be challenging and also extremely rewarding. As a volunteer you will: • Support people when they most need it • Learn new skills and knowledge of the criminal justice sector • Gain access to a range of specialist training courses that are relevant to your volunteering role • Positively contribute to your community as a member of a team actively working to reduce the impact of crime • A chance to give something back • Receive support in your volunteering role to deliver services effectively • All reasonable expenses (e.g. travel) will be reimbursed -What skills and experience do I need? We are looking for committed, reliable and empathetic volunteers who can work with people of all ages, backgrounds and life situations. Although we provide full training and support, knowledge of the criminal justice system and experience of supporting people is beneficial. As a Victim Support Scotland Volunteer you will need: • Effective communication skills • The ability to actively listen to service users and anyone affected by crime • An interest in learning about the criminal justice system and understand the service user’s journey • An awareness of confidentiality obligations and the responsibilities that come with upholding these obligations • Effective time management skills (and working under pressure) • Undertake all relevant training and refresher training • Access to a car or ability to use public transport -What is the time commitment? We know that our volunteers have busy lives, so we agree the time commitment with each individual volunteer. However, we ask for: • a minimum commitment of approximately one day per week, however this may vary depending upon the needs of the service. • a minimum commitment of at least 1 year so that they might get the most out of a volunteering role. -How can I apply? The people we support come from all communities across Scotland, as do our volunteers. We welcome new volunteers from all backgrounds and languages. To ensure we provide the best possible service to people affected by crime, we take all our volunteer applications through our processes which involves: • Joining the Disclosure Scotland PVG scheme (Victim Support Scotland registers volunteers for this and there is no cost either) • Providing two satisfactory references • Completing our three day ‘Introduction to Victim Support Scotland’ training module • Signing and abiding by Victim Support Scotland’s Confidentiality agreement • Commitment to Data Protection • Volunteer Agreement For further information please contact Ewan McPherson at Email: ewan.mcpherson@victimsupportsco.org.uk
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Camphill School Aberdeen has exciting new volunteer opportunities to help. As a volunteer you will become part of a team within one of our 10 residential Care homes, set in beautiful surroundings 5 miles outside of Aberdeen City centre and close to the Deeside Railway line. We are currently seeking people to volunteer as: > Voluntary Coworkers within Residential School and Care Homes: Our pupils age from 12-25 years old and as part of your position, you will be with them when they attend the school, farm and gardens, workshops or even riding stables as part of their personalised daily routines and assist them with their tasks throughout the day. > Voluntary Farm and Gardens Volunteers: Our farm cares for cows, pigs, goats, hens and alpacas. As part of your position, you will be with our pupils when they attend the farm and gardens as part of their personalised daily routines and assist them with their tasks. > Voluntary Workshop Assistants: You will be with our pupils when they attend the various workshops (woodwork, metal, weavery, felt, candle, pottery, bike and Fruver- our food workshop)as part of their personalised daily routines and assist them with their tasks. These opportunities do not require you to have previous experience, we just ask that you are caring, patient and willing to help our pupils, have an interest in people and different ways of communications. Training is provided in induction and support given throughout the volunteering time within Camphill School Aberdeen. Fantastic opportunities to help with all assistance making a real difference and greatly appreciated. For more details please contact Naomi Paton, Recruitment Administrator at E Mail: n.paton@crss.org.uk or tel.: 01224 866162.
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Aberdeen Citizens Advice Bureau is an independent Charity that provides individuals with impartial, confidential, free advice on a range of issues including benefits, debt, employment and consumer issues as well as influencing social policy locally and nationally. We are seeking volunteer fundraisers to assist our team of staff and volunteers in securing the future of this valuable work. We are looking for people who have the skills and experience to help research and write funding bids to grant-making bodies. We can offer the experience of working with a nationally-affiliated charity that addresses a wide range of social issues. You will have the companionship and support of an interesting and highly-motivated team of staff and volunteers. Hours are flexible, depending on funding deadlines; but volunteers are asked to be available for one day or two half days a week. For further details please contact Kate Dean, Deputy Manager at E Mail: Kate.Dean@aberdeencab.casonline.org.uk or tel.: 01224 569759.
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We are seeking a volunteer with desktop publishing experience and some free time, particularly in the first quarter of 2021, to join our friendly team as Magazine Designer. The task – to help prepare the next issue of Pushing Out the Boat, North-East Scotland’s magazine of new writing and the visual arts, for printed publication. Pushing Out the Boat is a literary and arts magazine, publishing high-quality prose, poetry and art selected from a unique blend of the global and the local. Contributions for publication are chosen following an open call for submissions through the POTB website, then the Editor and Magazine Designer work closely together to assemble the content, design the layout and prepare the magazine for printing. The current issue of the magazine, Issue 15, was published in April 2019 and now we are making preparations for Issue 16 which, ideally and COVID-19 permitting, will be published in April or May 2021. We are seeking a new Magazine Designer to join the team to assist with the design and undertake the desktop publishing of the new issue. Interested? Take a look at the ‘Our Magazines’ section of our website at www.pushingouttheboat.co.uk where you will find a sample of the most recent issues of the magazine and the full content of some earlier issues. These will give you the idea of what we will be aiming to produce for Issue 16. Text for the content of the magazine will be provided to the Designer as Word files and the artwork as JPGs. We can provide the desktop publishing and graphics software if required. POTB is a registered charity (SCIO No SC044919) and is run by a team of enthusiastic and dedicated (unpaid) volunteers. A fantastic and exciting opportunity to join our great volunteer team. All help greatly appreciated. For more information please contact Roger White, Coordinator at E Mail: info@pushingouttheboat.co.uk or tel. : 07925 822489.
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Aberdeen Citizens Advice Bureau provides individuals with impartial, confidential, free advice and influences social policy locally and nationally. We are seeking volunteers to assist our team of staff and volunteers in raising the profile of Citizens Advice, promoting our services to potential clients, supporting fundraising activities and increasing awareness of the public. We are looking for people who have the skills and experience to help design and write publicity materials, develop relationships with local media and maintain our social media presence. You will have the companionship and support of an interesting and highly-motivated team of staff and volunteers. Hours are flexible, depending on deadlines; but volunteers are asked to be available for one day or two half days a week. For further details please contact Kate Dean, Deputy Manager at E Mail: Kate.Dean@aberdeencab.casonline.org.uk or tel.: 01224 569759.
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