Passionate about a fairer, greener, healthier and more democratic food system? Become a Good Food Nation Ambassador!
Scottish Government has committed to new legislation on Scotland’s food system – but it was delayed as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. We need your help to fight for this new law to drive change in our food system.
Scotland boasts an incredible larder of food and drink – but what is the truth behind the marketing? The Scottish Food Coalition and A Greener Hawick believe that our food system needs to be fairer, greener healthier and more democratic – that our capacity to feed ourselves should not be compromised for private profit.
At the start of the new parliament we are recruiting a Good Food Nation Ambassador to engage with the Hawick community, increase awareness and momentum and campaign for brighter future for Scotland’s food system. Contacting candidates via phone, email or social media and ask them what they will do to address the challenges in our food system. Organising workshops to support local people to helping to ‘debunk’ questions, and supporting people to get their voices heard. Collecting stories from your community to illustrate the change we need to see in our food system. Working with existing local networks, with support from the Scottish Food Coalition, to publicise issues and recommendations locally, via social media, websites, press etc.
This role is open to anyone under 25 in Moray. This group of Champions receive additional support to connect through our specific young person Community Liaison worker. Activity includes influencing local education and health practice such as in schools, college and CAMHS, contributing to Moray Wellbeing Hub developments with new project and campaign ideas and fundraising planning.
Being a Young Lives vs Cancer Speaker means being the face of the charity. You will become known for your effective, informative and interesting presentations on our work. This is a flexible role, and will largely involve presenting at evenings and weekends, or as and when a group requires a talk.
The role is a proactive one, with a focus on developing relationships with new supporters, and can include - Promoting the work of Young Lives vs Cancer by organising and giving talks and presentations; Proactively approaching local companies, groups and organisations in order to organise speaking opportunities; Collecting cheques from community groups, businesses and organisations – saying thank you and giving a talk on behalf of Young Lives vs Cancer.
Experience of public speaking is desirable but not essential
Aberdeen in Recovery (AiR) was granted Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) charitable status in March this year. We are now looking to find talented, passionate and skilled people to fill some vacant seats on our Board of Trustees to help us grow and develop our innovative and solution focused new charity. This is a unique opportunity to help lay the foundations to ensure AiR has a long-term future as a charity with solid processes in place to ensure it meets its mission of:
“To be a bridge from ‘dependence’ to ‘independence’ for the individual seeking to recover from problematic substance use and addictive behaviours”.
This is such an exciting and invigorating prospect for individuals to get involved and be participant in the tsunami of change which is now gaining momentum and being driven by “Experts by Experience” and the vibrant Lived Experienced Communities which are blossoming, not only locally but are now established as a national phenomena.
Since its conception, AiR and its members have worked tirelessly to establish and build collaborative relationships with professional services and third sector support agencies. We have consistently driven the message that individuals who have personal lived/living experience of active substance use, including Family members who have been affected by the addictive behaviours of a loved one, and the Recovery Communities they represent have something valid, essential and extremely beneficial to bring to described Recovery Orientated Systems of Care (ROSC). We can provide existing services and clinical structural systems with resources, skills and capabilities that they, no matter how much effort, time and money they invest, will never be able to offer or provide.
So, it gives the greatest of pleasure to see this is now recognised on the highest levels that “Recoverists” can productively contribute to the design, development and delivery of truly person-centred ROSC. This being evidenced by the vision, philosophy and content of the Scottish Governments “Rights, Respect and Recovery” Drug and Alcohol Strategy.
We also believe it is reaffirmed by the recent success in being granted funding from the Government’s National Development Fund, with our principle partner Alcohol and Drugs Action (ADA), for our ‘Recovery Peer Pathway’ joint two-year project. This collaborative venture will build on three years of pilot work to further establish and build proactive and productive Developmental Pathways within ADA and their Volunteer network while in synergy with AiR membership for individuals who desire to initiate change in their behaviours and outlook as they progress on their recovery journeys within, and imperatively out-with, statutory and formal support services.
We believe that the blue sky thinking behind this project categorically and emphatically fits with the expectations, outcomes and concepts of the above Government policy.
So, if you have lived experience, or a stakeholder interest, and a passion for recovery and are willing to give of yourself that another may learn, you will not find a better opportunity to indulge your appetite than from within Aberdeen in Recovery.
For more information please contact Dermot Craig, Recovery Community Development Manager at E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 01224 638342 / Mobile: 07751 213108.
The Elsie Normington foundation aims to provide a specialist multi purpose facility In Inverness . The Haven Centre will provide a specially equipped play facility both indoors and outdoors for children and young people with complex learning difficulties and profound disabilities, also on site will be a community café, Garden and respite flats offering short term breaks to young people and their families from around the Highlands.
We are about to embark on the next phase of our exciting journey as we enter the build phase of the project and would love for you to join us!
We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who would like to assist with our community fundraising.
From working on charity stalls and conveying our message to working at fundraising events, you’ll gain some invaluable experience.
Could you be part of the team?
Our volunteering opportunities are flexible and we’d be delighted to speak with you if you’d like to find out more.
Orthodox Research Institute of St. John Chrysostom SCIO
Postcode: AB10 1BB
Great opportunity to develop leadership, writing, communication, management and marketing skills and to be part of the vibrant community of young theologians and to make a contribution to the enterprise that matters!
We need your help in:
• Maintaining effective internal communications within the organisation
• Coordinating events
• Planning and implementing promotional campaigns
• Overseeing the social media strategy
A fantastic opportunity to assist a brilliant group/charity. All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated.
For more details please contact Dr. Olga Sevastyanova, Chairperson at email email@example.com or tel.: 07884971624.
Shetland Women's Aid are looking for women to join us in promoting the safety and wellbeing of women and children in Shetland who are affected by domestic abuse and gender-based violence. SWA is a registered charity funded by local and national grant aid to provide safety planning, counselling, refuge, advice and guidance about housing, finance and legal issues to women. There is also a children and young person's service focused on offering therapy and support to children and young people. The aim for Shetland Women's Aid is 'An equitable society in which women, children and young people are valued participants, able to determine their own future and are free from all forms of abuse.'
As a trustee you will be instrumental in helping us realise our vision and mission. Part of your role will be to ensure that our day to day operation fulfils our strategic vision.
If you decide to join Shetland Women's Aid, you can make a real difference to the women and children who experience domestic and sexual abuse.
The 70/30 Campaign is aiming to reduce child abuse and neglect by 70% by 2030. As a 70/30 Ambassador you will be empowering your local community to protect our children by spreading awareness and gaining support to prevent child abuse and neglect from happening in the first place. You will gain new skills, and be part of a large network of volunteers and professionals, while making a real difference in your local community and across the UK.
The role is very flexible and depends on your skills and on the needs in your local area, but you can take part in a range of activities, such as: spreading awareness with people you know and on social media; fundraising; organising events; engaging with MPs, MSPs, AMs and councillors; engaging with local press; expanding your local 70/30 group.
Ambassadors will take part in a training session with a member of the team and are invited to join the monthly national conference call with other ambassadors across the country. Ambassadors usually give 2 or more hours of their time a week, but get in touch if you are interested and don't have much time available as there is always some way you can help!
Please visit our website and complete the form to become an ambassador today at www.70-30.org.uk or contact Isobel Dawson, 70/30 Ambassador Aberdeen at E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Would you like the opportunity to support Mary’s Meals’ work to feed hungry children in some of the world’s poorest countries and help give them a brighter future?
We’re looking for volunteers to join our global movement, to help raise awareness about Mary’s Meals and fundraise for our work.
As a Community Volunteer you can contribute as an individual or become part of one of our local groups of passionate volunteers, helping to grow our movement by motivating and inspiring people in your local community to support our work.
If you have a little time to spare, you enjoy meeting like-minded people, want to learn new skills and you’d like to help our amazing cause, then our Community Volunteer role is perfect for you!
Volunteering is fulfilling and fun. By gifting your precious free time to Mary’s Meals, you can learn useful new skills, meet new people, and make a valuable contribution to our important work to reach more hungry children with life-changing meals in schools.
We really need your help so we can keep our promise to the more than 1.8million children who rely on a nutritious daily meal at school from Mary’s Meals, especially as Covid-19 has hit many developing countries so hard.
WHAT ARE MARY'S MEALS UK IN SHETLAND LOOKING FOR?
We are looking for people who are passionate about ending child hunger and ensuring that every child receives a daily meal in a place of education.
We have a range of activities that can be done from the comfort of your home, while Covid-19 restrictions are in place. They include: hosting virtual talks, spreading the word about our work on social media or holding screenings of our inspiring videos with family and friends.
If you don’t mind public speaking, we can also train you to visit schools, Rotary Clubs and other local organisations to give talks virtually and generate support for our cause.
As restrictions change across the UK, other key activities may include:
• Sharing our story (in person) with local community organisations, schools, churches, and faith groups.
• Organising fundraising events in your local area – such as coffee mornings, quizzes, and bucket collections.
• Promoting Mary’s Meals’ fundraising campaigns in your community.
• Distributing and displaying promotional materials and placing collection tins.
• Helping to generate support from businesses in your local area.
Our flexible volunteer roles allow you to raise awareness in your own community in whatever way you feel comfortable. All of our volunteer activities are tailored to suit your different skills and time constraints.
This is a great opportunity to enhance your communication and/or event management skills, while also making a huge impact on the lives of some of the world’s poorest children.
You can speak to your Mary’s Meals contact to discuss which elements of the role would be best suited to you.
We have great opportunities to put your skills to good use, and we will provide training and support to help you in your role.