Oxfam are dedicated to fighting poverty and inequality. Oxfam is a global movement of millions of people who share the belief that, in a world rich in resources, poverty isn't inevitable. They respond fast in emergencies, work on long-term projects with communities and campaign for genuine, lasting change.
They've developed a comprehensive training programme to give you all the skills and support you need to lead a team of up to 5 volunteers at a time. No experience is necessary, their only requirement is you are over 18 due to the nature of this opportunity. They value inclusiveness so have other exciting opportunities available for those who are not yet 18.
You'll learn all about:
- Opening & closing the shop
- Daily admin & accountancy tasks
- Monitoring performance & training the team
- Understanding sales figures & targets
They ask that you are available to volunteer for 4-8 hours per week.
They are extremely flexible around heath, parenting, employment, education, or any commitments you may have.
Oxfam are dedicated to fighting poverty and inequality. Oxfam is a global movement of millions of people who share the belief that, in a world rich in resources, poverty isn't inevitable. They respond fast in emergencies, work on long-term projects with communities and campaign for genuine, lasting change. Thier volunteers, staff, and those they aim to influence are all guided by thier values of empowerment, accountability, and inclusiveness. You can help behind the scenes or on the shop floor and you can branch out into different areas and do extra training. For example, team leader, online retail, social media, admin & accountancy roles, community outreach, and events organising. They want to hear from you if you are: - Reliable and honest - Willing to learn new skills - interested in working with a team. They are extremely flexible around heath, parenting, employment, education, or any commitments you may have.
This opportunity allows the befriender to make a positive difference for a young person, while also growing their own experience and enhancing their life skills. Befrienders offer one to one support to a young person aged 8 to 18, who has Cystic Fibrosis.
Young people living with this condition have a demanding daily treatment regime at home and sometimes experience limitations that can affect their confidence and ability to cope with the challenges of everyday living. They may also be socially isolated because of their condition.
A befriender will meet with the young person every 1 to 2 weeks, to build a trusting one to one relationship, taking them out to allow a private space to chat. The volunteer should therefore have access to a car. A commitment of at least a year is sought - this will allow the young person time, space to explore their feelings, discuss their fears, develop life skills and grow in the areas where they may be struggling.
With funding from the Big Lottery, Clued Up was asked to support young people aged 12 – 18 living in Auchmuty, Glenrothes to engage in the Our Place process, build on their capacity to contribute to their community and help them be involved in creating a better place to live by developing youth facilities and a programme of learning activities based on what they need and want. This is where the Youth Auchmuty Project (YAP) was born.
YAP run activities on a Friday and Wednesday and they are seeking board members to help set up the Steering Group, ensuring the project is self-sustaining as well as continuing to provide support, security and opportunities for young people within Auchmuty. Using a youth-led approach, young people’s opinions are valued giving them a sense of empowerment and increasing their ability to influence.
This creates an exciting opportunity for volunteers to become involved in YAP in its new form. Volunteering as a board member will allow you to assist within a youth work and community development setting, utilising skills such as leadership, communication, networking and fundraising whilst sharing local knowledge.
Looking for volunteers who are able to support people with mobility difficulties to enjoy a walk/wheel around Hogganfield Loch every second Tuesday 11am-12.
Support and encourage people living with or at high risk of our chest heart and stroke conditions to live more active lives. Working alongside other walk leaders, the community walk leader is expected to safely lead community health walks while effectively supporting people living with and at high risk of our conditions.
St Colms has a large polytunnel and garden area with cold frames where they grow and sell plants. We are looking for volunteers to assist adults with learning disabilities with horticulture activities.This could be in the polytunnel or outdoors. Tasks include sowing seeds, planting out seedlings, weeding and watering. This would suit someone with an interest in gardening but experience is not necessary as training will be given. Tasks will be arranged to suit ability and preference.
Ever thought of helping people, but not sure what you could do? Do you enjoy spending time with older people? Do you have a few hours a week to spare to help others? Becoming a Safer Ageing volunteer may be just for you!
Hourglass Scotland is part of the well-established UK-wide charity, Hourglass (formerly Action on Elder Abuse), the only UK-wide charity dedicated to calling time on the harm, abuse and exploitation of older people. We're dedicated to promoting safer ageing and a fairer society for all older people.
We're setting up an exciting new Community Hub, to provide comprehensive advice and support around the abuse of older people and safer ageing. The Hub will be available to older people, their loved ones, and anyone else concerned about an older person; providing immediate advice and support, as well as services to proactively help keep older people safe from harm, abuse and exploitation. We're now recruiting a team of volunteers to help us deliver frontline support to older people and others.
We are developing a range of services and activities to promote safer ageing and stop abuse, incorporating prevention, recovery and resilience, including interest-based groups, social events, one-to-one support, and more. Volunteering roles include:
- Hosting or assisting with coffee mornings or social events
- Facilitating or assisting interest groups (e.g. crafts, photography, story-telling, local history, etc)
- raising awareness of the work of Hourglass & issues relating to safer ageing and the abuse of older people
- providing one-to-one support to an older person in their own home, a community setting or over the phone
- hosting information stands or pop-up clinics at community venues and events
We are looking for people who are passionate about stopping abuse and empowering older people to live well and age safely; who understand the experience of and issues affecting older people; who can demonstrate empathy, patience, sensitivity and resilience; and who can listen and support non-judgementally.
If you match this description, and are over 18 years of age, and can commit to an hour or more per week, we'd love to hear from you. Some roles may be home-based, and we will be working primarily in Fife initially.
Are you interested?
We need enthusiastic and motivated volunteers to look after or place boxes for us in shops, cafes, vets, pubs, hotels and leisure centres close to your home. You would also be required to bank the donations received.
The boxes need to be visited every month to refill with more badges and collect and bank the money.
We have a secure web-based system which allows you to keep a record of where your boxes are, report the cash you collect and order replacement badges and boxes. You will also have the support of a local team leader as well as dedicated office staff.
Could you place a box in your local shop, or have one on the reception desk at work?
Our Save the Children Charity Shop in North Berwick has been a much loved part of the local community for years and continues to be hugely popular with customers and supporters, thanks to the kindness and generosity of the wonderful Volunteer Team.
If you would like to volunteer with us all you will need is some enthusiasm and a desire to make a difference. Volunteer tasks include:
You can choose how much time you dedicate, and we’ll give you training and support along the way. No special skills are needed, and we welcome people from all nationalities and backgrounds.