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Moray Sports Foundation is seeking individuals who can spare a few hours each week to help maintain the grounds of the Moray Sports Centre. Tasks will include weeding and strimming.
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Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland is seeking enthusiastic and compassionate volunteers to answer telephone calls to our National Helpline. Applicants should have excellent listening skills and the ability to put people at ease on the telephone. They should be able to keep a level head when dealing with distressing, angry or difficult calls. Full training will be given - volunteers will be expected to take part in ALL of the training dates before undertaking this role. We ask that all helpline volunteers commit to at least one 3 hour shift per week. This includes daytime/evenings and weekends. This role will be home based. If you are interested, please visit our website under the volunteering tab where you will find more detailed information and an application form. Application closing date is 5pm on Friday 13th August. Main Duties: To provide a listening ear to bereaved clients calling in looking for support. As the first contact with Cruse Scotland it is important that the helpline volunteer provides a professional but empathic approach. They must also have reasonable admin skills to capture all the data in a seamless manner and enter onto the National Database. A calm, professional manner is essential.
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Inverclyde Community Fund is hosting its annual Inverclyde STRIDE on Saturday 28th August 2021. This is opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to be part of this year's STRIDE event. It's also an opportunity for people to come together to raise funds for their favourite good cause while enjoying the beautiful local scenery. We are looking for some enthusiastic volunteers to help give our walkers are lift and some positive encouragement over the course of the walk. It's a great day out and the energy on the day of the STRIDE is amazing so why not get involved!
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Inverclyde Community Fund is hosting its annual Inverclyde STRIDE on Saturday 28th August 2021. This is opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to be part of this year's STRIDE event. It's also an opportunity for people to come together to raise funds for their favourite good cause while enjoying the beautiful local scenery. We are looking for some enthusiastic volunteers to help give our walkers are lift and some positive encouragement over the course of the walk. It's a great day out and the energy on the day of the STRIDE is amazing so why not get involved!
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Aberdeen Women's Alliance are a small, local, charity that was set up in 2004. Our aim is to enable Aberdeen womens' voices to be better heard by decision-makers. Since 2013 we have also run a successful local women's history project. Most recently during the pandemic, we have worked with our partners to make sure some disadvantaged women are having their basic needs met. We are keen to recruit some women to become new members of the Lead Group. Our Lead Group oversees our governance much like a Board or Management Committee. If you're interested in finding out more, please in the first instance email awainfo@btinternet.com
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It’s good to talk! If you love a relaxed, friendly chat on the phone and if the idea of doing this whilst also making a genuine impact as a volunteer sounds too good to be true … read on. Our members tell us that their regular check-ins and chats with someone at Sight Scotland Veterans are something they look forward to. Sometimes they can even be a lifeline. Just a simple phone call once a week can make the difference that helps one of our members overcome the effects of isolation and loneliness. We need a friendly and naturally chatty home-based volunteer who can check in regularly with our members by phone, take some time to make sure they are doing OK, and fill them in with all the latest gossip at Sight Scotland Veterans. You will never be cold calling, there’s no pressure and nothing to sell. We will only ask you to call signed-up Sight Scotland Veterans members who we know will be only too happy to hear from you. As a volunteer, you will get to know inspiring people, gain valuable experiences, and help us to change the lives of those who have served their country. For more information please contact James Whyte, Volunteer Development Manager at email james.whyte@sightscotland.org.uk or tel.: 0131 446 3154.
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We are delighted to welcome back Volunteers and have opportunities across our services in Aberdeen. So, no matter where you live in the city, there could be an opportunity near you! In the first instance we are seeking Befrienders. Many of our Service Users have been shielding for over a year. We are looking for Volunteers to become befrienders, being a befriender means you could be supporting someone with an outside walk, build up confidence with support to a supermarket, help with laundry, just enjoy sitting having a chat over a cuppa, or maybe help with some light domestic duties or cooking. All Volunteers will go through pre recruitment checks that include, Interview, PVG and References. Volunteering is such a worthwhile act, not only can your support be lifechanging for an older person, but you can also gain, increased confidence, experience improve your own self-esteem, feel part of a team, and make new friends. For more details please contact Julie Suttar, Engagement & Liaison Lead at E-Mail: jsuttar@bonaccordcare.org or tel.: 07901944728.
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Clan Cancer Support, in partnership with Wild in Art, is set to shine a light across the north-east, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Moray, Orkney and Shetland with ‘Light the North’ the lighthouse trail in Autumn 2021. This is the latest art sculpture trail in Scotland following on from Oor Wullie to inspire artists, school and the public from across the country while raising vital funds for Clan Cancer Support. At the end of trail, each of the lighthouse sculptures will be auctioned off and the funds raised will help Clan to support even more people affected by cancer. In the lead up to and during the trail, we have various volunteer opportunities available. This includes assisting as a Light the North Trail Installation Volunteer. Preparing the sculptures and installing them on the trail is the most critical part of Light the North. Without this, there is no trail! You’ll be working alongside the Light the North Project Team and our logistics partner, Colin Lawson Transport, to get the sculptures to their locations and looking their best! Once the trail is over you’ll be helping to remove them from the streets, ensuring their location is left spotless! You will help us to keep the public safe during installation and removal, help to ensure that surfaces are level, and help with attaching information plaques. Please note this role does involve being outdoors and walking/standing for periods of time. If you are interested and available to help out, we would be so grateful to have your support. Please follow this link to sign up for any days and times that you would be able to help: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084AAEAA2BA5FB6-light2 Further details are also available at: https://www.lightthenorth.co.uk
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Clan Cancer Support, in partnership with Wild in Art, is set to shine a light across the north-east, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Moray, Orkney and Shetland with ‘Light the North’ the lighthouse trail in Autumn 2021. This is the latest art sculpture trail in Scotland following on from Oor Wullie to inspire artists, school and the public from across the country while raising vital funds for Clan Cancer Support. At the end of trail, each of the lighthouse sculptures will be auctioned off and the funds raised will help Clan to support even more people affected by cancer. In the lead up to and during the trail, we have various volunteer opportunities available. This includes assisting at our Pop-Up Shop, located in Aberdeen’s Bon Accord Centre, which will be the hub of all things Light the North with merchandise for sale, trail maps, and sculptures on display. You will engage with shop visitors by providing information on Clan and Light the North, promote and sell merchandise, and encourage donations to Clan. You will also help fulfil online merchandise orders. Please note this role involves standing for periods of time and some cash handling. If you are interested and available to help out, we would be so grateful to have your support. Please follow this link to sign up for any days and times that you would be able to help: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084AAEAA2BA5FB6-light3 Further details are also available at: https://www.lightthenorth.co.uk
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Volunteers help ensure the shop is tidy and attractive; you can use your creativity to make eye-catching window displays, sorting and replacing stock to keep the shop looking fresh and stylish. Incoming donations are organised and labelled, and clothes steamed and tagged. Our polite, approachable volunteers assist customers; welcoming them through the door, ringing purchases through the cash register and encouraging signing up to the Gift Aid scheme. A bonus of volunteering in this role is having access to great quality items at reasonable prices, as soon as they hit the shop floor! In the shop volunteer role you will develop your understanding of stock management, marketing and customer service. These skills are valuable for personal development as well as very relevant to careers in retail, advertising and business. You will have the opportunity to meet lots of people, play an active role in your community and make friends.
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