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Some of ReEngage's tea party groups for older people across the country are starting to meet up again. Unfortunately the 2 groups in Buckie and the 2 groups in Elgin no longer have a group co-ordinator so are unable to restart until they have some volunteers to help. Tea parties provide a lifeline of friendship for our older people, and the regular, warm, friendly chats and companionship provide a vital link with the outside world from which they have become isolated. Tea party group coordinators are a vital part of the Re-engage team. Tea parties provide a lifeline of friendship for our older people, and the regular, warm, friendly chats and companionship provide a vital link with the outside world from which they have become isolated. Over time, the members of the group will get to know each other well and together you will spend many hours full of fun, laughter, and stories. As a tea party group coordinator, you will ensure older guests know when and where the next tea party will be held and who will be collecting them each month. Some of ReEngage's tea party groups for older people across the country are now starting to meet up again. The 2 groups in Buckie and the 2 groups in Elgin no longer have a group co-ordinator so are unable to restart until they have volunteers to help. Could you help? This is an administrative role that requires planning and scheduling, you must be comfortable organising monthly events, socialising, communicating with people and resolving issues that might arise. The co-ordinator is supported by Re-engage staff, to match folk together and will spend a few hours each month talking with companions and older people, making sure everything is okay. Volunteers receive training too. As one of our valued volunteer leaders, you will receive training, online support, and regular communications from the charity. This is a fulfilling and enjoyable role which will enable you to develop your leadership skills, gain valuable experience with a national charity and, most importantly, connect with lonely older people and make a real and lasting difference to their lives. Can you help? For more information and for applying, please visit https://www.reengage.org.uk/volunteer/new-volunteers/become-a-tea-party-volunteer/become-a-tea-party-group-coordinator/
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Online Feedback Volunteer - giving positive feedback on creative posts This opportunity is open to online applicants worldwide.( Virtual Volunteering) *Please note that this is an unpaid/ Volunteer position* Fledgling is a global online community You will need access to a computer and the internet. We are looking for motivated, reliable and enthusiastic Online Volunteers to give positive and encouraging feedback on the many creative posts our members make at Fledgling online. We believe that Creativity has a very beneficial effect on mental health, so we are looking for Volunteers who are passionate about creativity and compassionate about mental health. (worldwide applicants are invited) We work with a strong belief in promoting a Pay It Forward ethos. Your role will include interacting with online members giving feedback on their creative posts, a positive approach is required. Training will be given and ongoing mentoring will be provided throughout your time with us. Hours to suit you- we ask Volunteers to commit to our preferred minimum of 2 days/evenings . You don't have to be on for an entire day ,you can simply hop on and off at times to suit you from your own computer on your rota days. (please note that if you wish to gain College Credit , you should Volunteer for the amount of time your college has specified to you and confirm this with us when you join) We are looking for organised, reliable, positive and inspired individuals to join our buzzing community. Spread your wings and come fly with us! Fledgling provides a platform both online and offline for those who struggle with mental health, addiction, gender dysphoria, sexuality or who feel like they don't quite 'fit', or feel estranged to this world : to express themselves through the arts. What can you gain from us? Fledgling work in conjunction with all colleges and universities to help Volunteers earn College Credit (Volunteer Hours worked) and we can confirm hours volunteered with us with your educational institution. Fledgling are happy to accept Volunteers who would like to fulfil community service hours through Volunteering as part your probation. If you would like to do this we can confirm with your Probation Officer. You will gain Art Therapy skills and Outreach experience and we are happy to give confirmation and proof of this to your future employers or institutions. We will always provide you with a reference. Fledgling is a young and rapidly growing global online Mental Health & Arts Community and if there is any other kind of credit or experience you would like to gain through Volunteering with us, please just ask as we are flexible and happy to meet your requirements as a thank you for dedicating your time to us. Please apply in writing to Jewels Johnson at jewels-founder-fledgling@outlook.com We look forward to hearing from you!
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Online Recruitment Quiz Mentor Fledgling are looking for an Online Recruitment Quiz Mentor to take new Volunteers through our induction quiz reliably and efficiently. The quiz is in 3 parts and is a PowerPoint quiz, it's very user friendly. Your job would be to ask questions based on the induction quiz and explain what the position with us entails. You would need to be friendly and welcoming. It takes around 30-35 mins to complete the induction quiz process. We usually have 2-3 new volunteers a week. So you would probably need to have about 2 hours in total availability for the position. You would also need to be available on WhatsApp in order to arrange the inductions which take place on Facebook messenger. Fledgling is an online community that encourages using creativity to help mental wellbeing. Our potential volunteers join us to give positive and encouraging feedback. If you are reliable and can commit to what is needed to be an Online Recruitment Quiz Mentor, please message me at jewels-founder-fledgling@outlook.com Jewels Johnson: Founder: Fledgling Arts Collective Central
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About the opportunity As an Online Community Manager of Fledgling Arts Collective Central you will be working at the helm of a small, close-knit organisation. This position is as an acting Fledgling Online Community Manager. Fledgling encourages the members of our community to use creativity to improve mental health. The role of Online Community Manager Manager is manifold - you will be in charge of mentoring new volunteers, as well as familiarising new Volunteers with our guidelines and ethos. You will be responsible, as a guardian, for the smooth running of the day to day activity of Fledgling - helping to manage our Facebook Wings/Groups. You will deal efficiently and kindly with any difficult situations that may arise. You will also be responsible for leaving positive and encouraging feedback on the artwork, photography, poetry, music, and film of our members - this is the really fun part! As Online Community Manager, you will need to lead as an exemplar, setting an example to the rest of the team, and working hard to maintain our welcoming, inclusive, and caring environment. Duties: Be very comfortable using social media. Motivating and managing a team of volunteers. Ensuring that volunteers are keeping to their rota days, and following up with them if not. Mentoring new volunteers, and training them. Undertaking some basic administrative tasks when required - making rotas and forms, or drafting flyers. Leaving affirmative and sensitive feedback on creative posts made by our members. Managing any possible tensions that arise on posts, and dealing sensitively with triggering material. Adhering to and embodying the ethos of Fledgling at all times - diversity, difference, inclusivity, empathy, and kindness. About Fledgling Art Collective Central We are non-profit-making-volunteer run Arts Collective providing a platform both online and offline for those who struggle with mental health, addiction,gender dysphoria,sexuality,feel like they don't quite 'fit',or feel estranged to this world ,We encourage you to express yourselves through art as catharsis.Combining Art & Catharsis , we believe in being CathARTic.We believe the arts are a great elixir.All those who empathise and feel akin with our beliefs are Welcome also. What are we looking for? Requirements: - An understanding that, although this is a voluntary role, you are undertaking a long-term commitment as an Online Community Manager of Fledgling Arts Collective Central - please do not apply for this role if you expect to leave within the next 12 months. This position would suit someone interested in making a passionate and long-term , rewarding commitment. A warm, kind, and empathetic approach, and a big heart. Enthusiasm and the ability to self-motivate ,be professional ,reliable and dedicated. A compassionate understanding of mental health struggles - Fledgling is an organisation for those struggling with their mental health, run by those who can empathise with their struggles. The ability to commit to 3 days per week, hopping on and off as much as you can, to fit around your schedule. This is a position that requires someone who can be reliable, dedicated , consistent, provide stability ,use initiative and invest passion into their work. We look forward to hearing from you!
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Aberdeen City are looking to recruit new Children’s Panel Members. Our Panel Members are exceptional. They support infants, children and young people in local communities across Scotland. Excellent training and support is provided to all Children’s Panel Members including pre-service training, ongoing training/support and Panel Members are allocated a ‘’buddy’ when they join, this is their go to person throughout training and when they start sitting on hearings. We are looking for good listeners, people who are caring, compassionate and reliable. You need to be over 18 and live and/or work in the local authority area in which you wish to volunteer. If that sounds like you, the please come along to one of our virtual information sessions: -26th January – 10-11.30am -3rd February – 7-8.30pm -10th February – 7-8.30pm To book a place or for any further details please e-mail Cnevill@aberdeencity.gov.uk
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Please Note: Our interviews and training programme are currently taking place online. All meetings between Befrienders and Young People are in line with current restrictions and take place out in the local community. We are looking for volunteer befrienders to support unaccompanied asylum seeking children. The age of unaccompanied children on arrival in Scotland is around 12-17 years old so befrienders will be supporting mainly teenagers. Building social networks and social integration are a crucial part of young people's successful transition to their new country and a volunteer can help support this by developing trusting positive relationships, being a social support to them and helping with community integration. As a volunteer, you would have the satisfaction of supporting a young person in need, increasing your own confidence, enhancing your skills and experience – all the while having fun along the way! Outings will be weekly/ fortnightly for 2-4 hrs (this can be agreed between you and the young person you are matched with). We are ideally looking for a minimum commitment of 6-12 months. You will also have a 1 hr support and supervision meeting every 6-8 weeks with ongoing support throughout the match. At this time, because of feedback from the young people we support, we are particularly keen to hear from potential male volunteers; and whilst we are happy to accept applications from males and females of all ages we are keen to hear from potential volunteers in their 20s or 30s. Please note that this can sometimes be an active role (walking, cycling, sports). It may also be useful, though not essential, if a potential volunteer has access to a car as some travel may be involved. This role also requires a PVG and reference check which will be applied for and processed for by the project. If you are interested in this role please click the 'Apply' button below. We will then aim to be in touch with you within 5 working days to invite you for an informal chat where you can find out more about the role.
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We are seeking individuals who can offer their time and skills towards furthering our goals, and who can take on the responsibility of being a Trustee. We seek enthusiastic individuals who have an interest in the wellbeing of children and families living locally, and who have the ability to work effectively as part of a team, and who seek to be part of a valued local organisation.
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Aqua Fun, Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Ballet, Basketball, Boccia, Bowls, Breakdancing, Cheerleading, Climbing, Cricket, Crossfit, Daily Mile, Disability Sport, Fencing, Fitness, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Hip Hop Dance, Hockey, Indoors, Leadership, Netball, Outdoors, Physical Activity, Rugby, Running, Street Dance, Strength & Conditioning, Surfing, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tap Dance, Tennis, Trampolining, Volleyball, Wakeboarding Opportunities for individuals to be involved in coaching or leading various sports and activities through the Active Schools programme throughout East Lothian. Whether you are new to coaching or an experienced coach we can provide you opportunities to work with school aged children in a sporting environment with an opportunity to lead or assist with activities. Active Schools East Lothian is a joint initiative between East Lothian Council and sportscotland. The programme was identified as a key element of the Scottish Executive's drive to get more people in Scotland active, a commitment outlined in the National Physical Activity Strategy. The main aim of the Active Schools East Lothian is to offer school aged children the motivation and opportunities to adopt active, healthy lifestyles throughout their school years and into adulthood. They do this by supporting and sustaining a network of volunteers, coaches, leaders and teachers who in turn deliver extra curricular physical activity and sport before, during and after school and in the wider community. To help our volunteers we provide training opportunities through 'fit to coach'. 'More People, More Active, More Often' The Active Schools team consists of 5 primary and 6 secondary coordinators. All primary and secondary schools in East Lothian have a coordinator assigned to their school. These coordinators are responsible for working in partnership with Schools, Sports Development and Local Clubs to increase the range of quality opportunities for pupils to become physically active. Each primary coordinator is in charge of developing programmes for 5 to 7 schools in a cluster. There is a full-time secondary co-ordinator in each High School responsible for developing sport and physical activity. These co-ordinators develop extra-curricular programmes and assist with curricular delivery by offering alternative activities. Interested in volunteering with Active Schools? Please contact your local Active Schools Co-ordinator for further information.
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Aqua Fun, Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Ballet, Basketball, Boccia, Bowls, Breakdancing, Cheerleading, Climbing, Cricket, Crossfit, Daily Mile, Disability Sport, Fencing, Fitness, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Hip Hop Dance, Hockey, Indoors, Leadership, Netball, Outdoors, Physical Activity, Rugby, Running, Street Dance, Strength & Conditioning, Surfing, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tap Dance, Tennis, Trampolining, Volleyball, Wakeboarding Opportunities for individuals to be involved in coaching or leading various sports and activities through the Active Schools programme throughout East Lothian. Whether you are new to coaching or an experienced coach we can provide you opportunities to work with school aged children in a sporting environment with an opportunity to lead or assist with activities. Active Schools East Lothian is a joint initiative between East Lothian Council and sportscotland. The programme was identified as a key element of the Scottish Executive's drive to get more people in Scotland active, a commitment outlined in the National Physical Activity Strategy. The main aim of the Active Schools East Lothian is to offer school aged children the motivation and opportunities to adopt active, healthy lifestyles throughout their school years and into adulthood. They do this by supporting and sustaining a network of volunteers, coaches, leaders and teachers who in turn deliver extra curricular physical activity and sport before, during and after school and in the wider community. To help our volunteers we provide training opportunities through 'fit to coach'. 'More People, More Active, More Often' The Active Schools team consists of 5 primary and 6 secondary coordinators. All primary and secondary schools in East Lothian have a coordinator assigned to their school. These coordinators are responsible for working in partnership with Schools, Sports Development and Local Clubs to increase the range of quality opportunities for pupils to become physically active. Each primary coordinator is in charge of developing programmes for 5 to 7 schools in a cluster. There is a full-time secondary co-ordinator in each High School responsible for developing sport and physical activity. These co-ordinators develop extra-curricular programmes and assist with curricular delivery by offering alternative activities. Interested in volunteering with Active Schools? Please contact your local Active Schools Co-ordinator for further information.
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Aqua Fun, Archery, Athletics, Badminton, Ballet, Basketball, Boccia, Bowls, Breakdancing, Cheerleading, Climbing, Cricket, Crossfit, Daily Mile, Disability Sport, Fencing, Fitness, Football, Golf, Gymnastics, Handball, Hip Hop Dance, Hockey, Indoors, Leadership, Netball, Outdoors, Physical Activity, Rugby, Running, Street Dance, Strength & Conditioning, Surfing, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tap Dance, Tennis, Trampolining, Volleyball, Wakeboarding Opportunities for individuals to be involved in coaching or leading various sports and activities through the Active Schools programme throughout East Lothian. Whether you are new to coaching or an experienced coach we can provide you opportunities to work with school aged children in a sporting environment with an opportunity to lead or assist with activities. Active Schools East Lothian is a joint initiative between East Lothian Council and sportscotland. The programme was identified as a key element of the Scottish Executive's drive to get more people in Scotland active, a commitment outlined in the National Physical Activity Strategy. The main aim of the Active Schools East Lothian is to offer school aged children the motivation and opportunities to adopt active, healthy lifestyles throughout their school years and into adulthood. They do this by supporting and sustaining a network of volunteers, coaches, leaders and teachers who in turn deliver extra curricular physical activity and sport before, during and after school and in the wider community. To help our volunteers we provide training opportunities through 'fit to coach'. 'More People, More Active, More Often' The Active Schools team consists of 5 primary and 6 secondary coordinators. All primary and secondary schools in East Lothian have a coordinator assigned to their school. These coordinators are responsible for working in partnership with Schools, Sports Development and Local Clubs to increase the range of quality opportunities for pupils to become physically active. Each primary coordinator is in charge of developing programmes for 5 to 7 schools in a cluster. There is a full-time secondary co-ordinator in each High School responsible for developing sport and physical activity. These co-ordinators develop extra-curricular programmes and assist with curricular delivery by offering alternative activities. Interested in volunteering with Active Schools? Please contact your local Active Schools Co-ordinator for further information.
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