How can you help victims and witnesses of crime?
Being a victim or a witness of crime can be a confusing and stressful experience for many people. Victim Support Scotland (VSS) volunteers provide a webchat and telephone service which can provide support and answer queries to those who approach us.
What will I be doing?
Our volunteers provide emotional support, practical help, information and guidance through the criminal justice system via webchat.
• Talk to people affected by crime via phone calls and web chat
• Update our database record system
• Link service users with other organisations
• Provide relevant support and information to anyone affected by crime
• Promote VSS’ services
What benefits will I receive?
Volunteering with Victim Support Scotland can be challenging and extremely rewarding. As a volunteer you will:
• All reasonable expenses paid
• The offer of a reference for future work
• The knowledge that you are providing help to an organisation that helps others
• The opportunity to grow your skills personally and professionally
To assist in planning and facilitating issue-based group work activities which support LGBT young people to improve confidence and self esteem, and increase skills and knowledge. To provide support and referral options to LGBT young people who need additional support or specialised services. To monitor and record all work with young people. To carry out such other duties as deemed appropriate and known to be within the competence of the volunteer, and agreed by the team leader.
As well as our regular calendar of events and activities that run each month, we are hoping to increase our scope for one-off events, and their capacity for fundraising. This role will support staff in the creation and delivery of events, assisting with brainstorming, publicity, logistical preparations, and facilitation of the actual event. This role requires a monthly commitment of approx 6 hours (including events themselves), enthusiasm and energy, and an interest in expanding the services.
Set up and dismantle the clinic Welcome men to clinic and explain the testing process Provide guidance on signing in and registration forms Offer refreshments to clients Promote the c card and free condoms and lube as well as other services Complete monitoring forms
Deliver safer sex supplies to commercial gay scene venues. Insure venues have stock of condoms and lube, Maintain a log sheet of stock, Order stock, Be a point of contact for venues, Update venue staff on current project work.
Four Pillars is a Grampian only based LGBT+ Charity that looks after the community in relation to their mental, emotional, physical and sexual health.
As a volunteer you will be at the heart of this unique service that looks to work with individuals on reducing risky sexual behaviour and STI/HIV transmissions whilst protecting the whole person.
There are many different roles within Four Pillars and what kind of role you play is entirely up to you and your skills.
For more information please contact Deejay Bullock at E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 01224 211963.
The Mission of Time to Heal is to provide holistic support and, to relieve the needs of persons affected by domestic violence primarily, but not exclusively, women and children from minority ethnic groups.
We are currently seeking volunteers to help at our Empowerment Centre in Bon Accord House, Riverside Drive, Aberdeen. Tasks include:
● See that the Reception area is kept tidy and looks professional at all times. ● Ensure procedures for signing in, identifying, escorting, and signing out are adhered to at all times. ● Welcome visitors in a pleasant, courteous manner ● Distribute incoming mails and deliveries to the appropriate personnel/function. ● Maintain the door entry system, ensuring there is an adequate supply of key fobs. ● Provide training on the duties and responsibilities of Reception to the appropriate personnel. ● Supervise the labelling of keys, ensuring they are stored in the Key Safe. ● Produce and maintain Operating Procedures for the Reception Rota. ● Answer calls in a timeous, courteous and effective manner.
A fantastic opportunity to help. All help is greatly appreciated. For more details please contact Abiola Crown, Manager at E Mail: email@example.com or tel.: 07796511319.
Confidently deliver key sexual health messages. Give out literature and safer sex supplies at events and bars/clubs. Complete all monitoring and evaluation forms after each shift. Feedback on learning or FAQ’s
We’re a new charity set up to help with the rescue and rehoming of cats. Our main aim is to build our own centre to do this and our whole team are committed to the care and welfare of cats. We work with other small charities to achieve this and our shop is raising funds to allow us to do this whilst helping rehome cats.
Our volunteers work in teams of two at all times in the shop. Serving the public, maintaining stock on shop floor, sorting donations handed into us at shop, keeping shop clean and neat at all times,
We do an induction at the shop with every volunteer, find suitable buddy for them, show how to sort donations ie separate, store and trash. They, if needed, will also be taught to operate the till.
Our morningshift is 10-1 and afternoon is 1-4.
We also need volunteer with a driving licence as we sometimes area asked to collect/deliver things from and to customer. Costs would be reimbursed
Able to work with other people, Pleasant, friendly and confident attitude would be advantageous for serving the public and being first point of contact with our charity.
Due to handling money and serving public we would ask for the volunteers to be over 18. Due to size of premises at the moment we can’t take someone in a wheelchair. Hopefully in the future
Kincardine and Mearns Citizens Advice Bureau (KAMCAB)
Postcode: AB39 2BL
- A trainee adviser goes through the Basic Training Course.
- Interview clients - listen to the client and let the client explain the problem. Help the client to clarify the issue by exploring the problem and asking questions.
- Giving information - use Advisernet, online services and reference books to find out the correct information.
- Give advice - explain the information to the client and the choice that the client has, so he/she can decide what to do.
- Give practical help - for example, filling in forms, doing a benefit calculation, speaking or writing to another agency on behalf of a client.
- Record cases - make a record of the client's details so that further help can be given if a client returns to the CAB.
SX is a service delivered by Waverley Care. SX is about improving the sex, health and wellbeing of gay and bisexual men, and all men who have sex with men.
We’re proud to be part of that community in Scotland including Lothian’s and Forth Valley, and aim to reflect the diversity of the people we work with.
Sexual health is a big part of what we do. We’re working to reduce the transmission of HIV and STIs, encourage regular testing and inform people about how to reduce risks. We want to talk about sex and relationships, helping men get the sex they want with the most pleasure and least harm.
However, there is more to SX than sex. Through our work we’re helping to improve the mental and physical wellbeing of gay and bisexual men, providing support and information.
Confidently deliver key sexual health messages.
Give out literature and safer sex supplies at events and bars/clubs.
Complete all monitoring and evaluation forms after each shift.
Feedback on learning or FAQ’s.
Will be required to join PVG Scheme.
All community outreach work will be accompanied.
To adhere to the policies and procedures of Waverley Care.
Willingness to use support systems and approach staff if problems arise.
Willingness to work as part of a team.
Reports to Alastair Rose (Line Manager) then Volunteer Co-ordinator.