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OPPORTUNITY: Young Person’s Guarantee – Young People’s Survey

  • Home-based volunteering, Suitable for groups, One-off volunteering
Young Scot (#YSHive) would like you to share your views on employability opportunities and the Young Person’s Guarantee. The Young Person’s Guarantee says: We will guarantee to every young person aged between 16 and 24 in Scotland the opportunity, based on their own personal circumstances and ambitions, of going to university or college, an apprenticeship programme, training, fair employment including work experience, or participating in a formal volunteering programme. Find out more about the progress of the Young Person’s Guarantee. We're working with The Scottish Government and the Young Person’s Guarantee Youth Leadership Panel to find out your views and experiences of the opportunities and employability activities, alongside the Young Person’s Guarantee. Who can take part? 🎂 16-24 years old 📅 Open now & collecting responses 🗺️ All over Scotland – no knowledge of the Young Person's Guarantee needed About the survey The Youth Leadership Panel want to hear from young people from across Scotland about your experiences with the Guarantee, and other employability opportunities. This will help them input into the governance and decision-making of the Guarantee at a national level, helping to ensure the Guarantee meets the needs of all young people in Scotland.
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We are seeking people with lived experience of long term conditions (and people with caring responsibilities) to participate in a Digital Citizen Panel, whereby you will have the opportunity to help shape Digital Health and Care.
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Could you provide emotional or practical support to people affected by the Ukraine crisis? We are looking for volunteers who can provide help through our telephone support line for one shift a week, Monday to Friday. Fluency in Ukrainian or Russian is highly desirable. Hours: The National Support Line currently operates between 10am and 6pm every day of the week, including weekends. However, the Ukraine-focussed line currently operates only from Monday to Friday. Ukraine-related calls are handled by the main line outside these times. Shift times generally run from 10am-1pm, and 1pm-5pm. However, some flexibility around this is possible. A briefing is provided before each shift, and a debriefing takes place at the end of each shift. Location details: This is a Volunteer From Home opportunity, requiring access to a computer, internet connection, telephone, and a quiet space to perform the role. If you have any queries regarding the role, please contact ILCRVolRecruitment@redcross.org.uk
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We would like to meet people who live with bipolar disorder and who have reached the point that they are managing their bipolar well. If you would like to spend a little of your time helping someone who has recently been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, then we would like to hear from you. The Volunteer Role: Working collaboratively with the Peer Workers and other colleagues, our Peer Support Volunteers provide complimentary practical and emotional support to those who have been newly diagnosed with bipolar. Our volunteers are able to utilise their lived experience of living well with bipolar disorder, to inspire and empower those who use the service to acquire and enhance skills to improve their personal resilience and enable them to live well with bipolar too. They will draw on their knowledge and skills to provide practical support in areas such as personal finance, budgeting, social inclusion, employability and education to support individuals to achieve their goals, to create meaningful and sustainable connections with other sources of support within their communities and instil a sense of hope for the future and what they can achieve. Volunteering times are flexible on any day, either morning, afternoon and evenings, to mutually suit the volunteer and the person benefitting from peer support. We would expect approximately 2 hours per week time commitment. Induction training is provided, as are additional on-going training opportunities. Support is proved by our Volunteer Manager and our Peer Support Workers. We would encourage you to consider the impact of volunteering in a peer role on your own mental health and wellbeing and ensure you feel ready and able to support others. We do understand that mental health will fluctuate and will provide support as needed throughout your volunteering journey with us
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Trustees

  • Home-based volunteering, Board/trustee role
2050 Climate Group is now accepting applications for Trustees to join our Board. They will help govern and lead the organisation, and guide it through an exciting next chapter as we develop our small (but mighty) staff team and our incredible volunteer team and network. The key details you'd want to know: - Time commitment: 8 - 15 hours per month, dependent on Board priorities and individual availability - Role: unpaid, but expenses are reimbursed - Requirements: aged 18 to approximately 35 at time of application, and strong connection to Scotland - Deadline for applications: Friday 20th May, 10pm - Contact: recruitment@2050.scot About 2050 Climate Group: 2050 Climate Group established as a charity in February 2017. We empower young people to take action on the climate crisis. Since 2014, we have been doing this through engaging, educating, and empowering Scotland’s young people - who we call Young Leaders. We equip young people aged approximately 18 to approximately 35 with the skills and knowledge they need to collectively lead Scotland in the transition to a just and sustainable society. The 2050 Climate Group Board is responsible for governing the organisation. They are responsible for growing the overall impact of the charity (https://www.2050.scot/our-impact), and for overseeing our 3-year strategic plan (https://tinyurl.com/zd632mu6) It is a core value that our organisation is for young people and run by young people. We lead by example with regards to promoting young people and pursuing equality and inclusion through our Board. The role of a Trustee offers you the opportunity to develop personally and professionally and contribute to a significant and growing climate movement in Scotland. We offer opportunities for skills development, training and leadership. As a Trustee, you will also have the opportunity to publicly represent the organisation and meet high profile stakeholders. In addition, we are very proud of our well-being focused organisational culture that we foster, so joining our Board also means joining a supportive, friendly, and ambitious network of young people. The role is unpaid, but we reimburse travel expenses for attending meetings, when in person. Ultimately, we care less about the number of years of experience you have and especially value the perspectives and skills you can bring to our organisation. We have only two requirements: you are aged around 18- approximately 35 when you apply, and you have a strong connection to Scotland. We are looking to recruit a number of Trustee positions that fall under the following categories: - Trustees who bring in specific skills: We are looking to recruit a number of trustees, but are particularly interested in hearing from applicants with skills in financial management, governance/leadership, business development, and managing human resources. If you have skills in one or more of these areas, please specify this in your application. - Trustees who bring in varied perspectives. We recognise that young people are a diverse group and want our Board of Trustees to be representative of Scotland’s diverse communities. We are particularly interested in applicants that would bring in varied perspectives. This might be due to your life experience, ethnic or social background, physical or neurological differences, or anything else you feel relevant. If this sounds like you, we want to hear from you! For the full role description and how to apply, head over to this link: https://tinyurl.com/2050CGBoardTrustee Our deadline for applications is Friday 20th May at 10pm. We understand applying for a role like this can be daunting - organise a chat with us if you are unsure whether to apply. We also acknowledge that our recruitment process could be more accessible. Please get in touch with recruitment@2050.scot if you have any questions or are facing any barriers to apply. We can discuss this further with you to ensure no one is at a disadvantage due to our processes. Getting in touch will not influence the outcome of your application.
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Bipolar Scotland facilitates a number of self-help groups across Scotland that bring together people living with bipolar to learn from and support each other. Our volunteer facilitators play an important role in helping ensure our self-help groups remain welcoming, safe and productive spaces where participants can leave feeling more hopeful about managing the challenges of life with bipolar. Our volunteers come from all walks of life and don't need to have lived experience of bipolar. We are seeking reliable, enthusiastic individuals with excellent communication skills and a willingness to learn. Training takes place throughout the year across three evening sessions, and the role can be carried remotely although we are also seeking individuals who would be willing to co-facilitate groups face-to-face in their local communities where there's a desire for this. Main Purpose To co-facilitate a self-help group for people living with bipolar on a monthly basis. This will include welcoming people, encouraging and guiding discussion, as well as dealing sensitively with issues or conflict that may arise within the group meeting. One facilitator is also responsible for collating and reporting group statistics after each meeting, whilst the other facilitator takes the lead for booking guest speakers. Key Responsibilities: • Attend Group Facilitator Training organised by Bipolar Scotland • To co-facilitate a self-help group at the agreed time each month • To act as first point of contact for individuals who wish to join a group (as required), ensuring they receive a warm welcome • To send the Zoom meeting link to group participants prior to each session (online groups only) • To welcome and book guest speakers • To note attendance and submit a short statistical form online after each meeting • To inform the Delivery and Development Officer of any adverse incidents or concerns following a group session • To attend regular support and supervision sessions with the Delivery and Development Officer and other volunteers
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Grampian Opportunities are looking for some one who can help out with transport, due to the larder which is one of GO's Projects, this Project receives food donations from community outlets like Morrisons, Aldi's and M&S who sometimes deliver their donations but sometimes we might get a call to say that a charity can come along and pick a donation up, we are based in Inverurie and the pick ups are usually a 5 minute drive here and there. Sometimes the travel might be further afield but not much further and might be quite rare. Sometimes some one might ask for a lift somewhere but again this does not happen very often. If you are interested then please contact the service on 01467 629675/07498360731 and ask for Tracey Harrison I work Monday Tuesdays and Fridays.
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Our Group Coordinators use their local knowledge and leadership skills to organise and oversee their local group's volunteer team. What will you be doing? Across the UK, over 300 local groups play a vital part in supporting new and expectant parents in their local areas. They provide sense of belonging, unity and friendship. And they deliver services and support for their local community. We are looking to recruit a Group Coordinator for our Perth group. As our local Group Coordinator you’ll take the lead in making sure your local group works as effectively as possible. You’ll recruit, induct and support other group volunteers to make sure your group’s activities meet the needs of your local NCT community. In this role you’ll be able to develop your leadership, management, communication, organisation and motivation skills. Time Commitment We estimate this role will need around 2-3 hours a week. Our roles are flexible and aim to fit around you. Time commitments for this role may vary depending on your activities. This is an ongoing role. About you You’ll have an interest in NCT and the work that we do, as well as the enthusiasm to represent both us and our values locally. You will understand the needs of new and expectant parents in your area and be sympathetic to the needs and motivations of volunteers. You’ll be confident using Microsoft Office, the internet and email. You’ll be able to apply disability, equality and inclusion practices and understand and apply our risk management system. Ideally you’ll understand the local area and organisations that provide local services. You will be reliable and easy to contact and you need to live in or near the Kincardine area to carry out this role. What's in it for the volunteer? This is a great opportunity to gain experience within a large charity and develop your existing skills and learn new ones. We need you to get involved and help make positive changes to the lives of new and expectant parents.
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We are looking for friendly individuals who like company and to chat, who are willing to spend some time with patients in a hospital setting. Many patients can spend up to a month in hospital away from home comforts, family and friends and this can be very lonely. Not only does this have an impact on mental health but also physical health, prolonging hospital stay further. By giving your time to chat, reminisce, play a game of dominos or do a puzzle with patients, you will be supporting our hard working NHS staff to ensure quality, person centred care is given to our patients every time. Please contact our team to find out more on this extremely fulfilling and vital role.
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Support the elderly in this popular day care centre . entertainment and crafts are always popular and well received. As a volunteer you can help with social interaction. Are you friendly, patient and available for a few hours The centre is open weekdays. in Wick.
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