An excellent opportunity to volunteer within a charity with the mission of bettering our community and help people work towards sustainable employment. We are looking for someone with an interest in gaining some retail experience or volunteering in a shop front position.
● Providing good customer service
● Working on the till and handling cash and card payments
● Pricing and labelling stock
● Organising and merchandising stock
● Light cleaning and tidying to keep the shop presentable
The Stirling Interfaith Community Justice Group (SICJG) is a charitable organisation (charity no. SC042540), that works alongside the Scottish Prison Service to deliver support and assistance to families visiting those in custody. They are located in the Family Help Hub at HMP and YOI Cornton Vale and the Visitor Centre at HMP Glenochil.
The aim of the Family Help Hub is to provide a supportive, friendly and welcoming environment for families visiting relatives or loved ones in prison. Support is provided by staff and trained volunteers to ensure experiences of prison visiting are less stressful and more positive, thereby encouraging more frequent visits and maintaining family ties in order to reduce re-offending, increase the stability of children's lives and achieve positive long-term outcomes for all of the family.
What is the role of a volunteer?
· The group have many volunteers from various backgrounds and different levels of experience with the criminal justice system. However, training is given to all volunteers so no experience is necessary.
· You will be based at one of the centres and will be responsible for welcoming visitors before they head to their visits. You will usually provide teas and coffees.
· If someone is visiting for the first time, you will sit down with them and talk them through the processes and signpost them to any help from other services.
· Volunteers will be expected to help in building relationships with visitors and looking out for any signs that they may need additional help or support during the visit.
One of the main activities that SICJG coordinate is children’s visits. These are more relaxed and allow the children to interact with their parents freely. The group are even involved with organising parties throughout the year, such as Easter, Halloween and Christmas.
Who to contact
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or have any questions, please contact either:
Lauren - Laurensicjg@outlook.com, or Lyndsay - Lyndsaysicjg@outlook.com
We're looking for volunteers who have a passion for social media, creating engaging content, and engaging people online in an interfaith social movement. You'll help us by: researching trends, engaging with communities and profiles online, creating content such as copy and short catchy videos, and using your own online presence - or engaging influencers - to engage communities in Scotland in intercultural messages.
The volunteers will be joining an already established group of volunteeres to run a cafe in the church hall. The cafe creates a social environment for many senior citizens and young mums to meet.
Main duties include:
Waiting on Tables
Clearing/Tidying up Cafe and Kitchen Area once the cafe has closed
THE CAFE IS CLOSED OVER THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS
Barrhead United Reform Church community café will be closing for its usual summer break on Friday the 27th of June
Do you want to help people to deal with the challenges of work and life? The Business Connection (TBC) is a charity founded by 4 Christian businessmen to ‘encourage, equip and empower men and women working in the corporate business environment’. Although founded on Christian principles we support people of all faiths and none.
We run fortnightly Tuesday breakfasts at the Holiday Inn Express, Chapel Street, Aberdeen giving folks a chance to meet informally to be encouraged & supported and signposted to appropriate help. We also run a monthly breakfast on the last Friday of the month at the Palm Court Hotel when we have a guest speaker. The topics are aimed at bringing useful content on wellbeing, personal development and practical guidance. In March 2019, TBC held its inaugural ‘Thrive’ conference in Aberdeen. This was to encourage those of a Christian faith in how they could thrive within the marketplace. With guest speakers from across the UK and the USA the excellent feedback received, both on content and quality of the conference, has led to plans being made for Thrive 2020 not only in Aberdeen but also expanding to Edinburgh. Exciting times!
Jim Grimmer, co-founder & managing trustee cut back from full-time work in 2015 to dedicate 2 days a week, on a voluntary basis, to the development of TBC. TBC has now grown to some 300 individuals on the events mailing list and has become known for its work across the UK. Jim is also founder of a social enterprise P3 Business Care bringing personal & proactive care to employees in business in partnership with their employer and with his team, is visiting businesses on a weekly basis across the UK so no longer has the capacity to manage TBC.
The opportunity of Volunteer Operations Manager of TBC has fantastic potential. Currently the fortnightly breakfasts takes place in the City centre however there is an opportunity to expand the breakfasts to multiple locations across the city on different days. There is also work to be done in developing our relationships with the local church ideally identifying a TBC focal point from the business community within each church and creating a network of TBC contacts.
For more information please contact Jim Grimmer, Managing Trustee at E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 07449336606. Details also available at www.thebusinessconnection.org
OIBS (Oxford Institute of British Islam) - Scottish Office
Postcode: AB10 1UL
*Admin/Accounts Assistant Volunteers for OIBI – a registered charity in partnership with Bergen Associates*
The OIBI (Oxford Institute of British Islam), Scottish Office, Aberdeen have exciting volunteer opportunities for people to assist with the following
1. Admin assistance.
2. Accounts Assistance.
3. PR/Publishing Assistance.
Duties include helping with aspects such as general admin and office duties. Data Entry Training on software systems. Accounts payable/receivable. Telephone answering. This also includes any other duties appropriate to your skills and experience which may be identified. To provide administrative support to the Director and office.
Training and support is provided.
This is a great opportunity to help and develop key skills and experience at the same time. All assistance is greatly appreciated.
For further details please contact Paigham Mustafa, Director / Founding Trustee at E Mail: email@example.com or Tel.: 01224 635616 *(shared office number with Bergen).
NHS Tayside - Dept. of Spiritual Care (Perth & Kinross)
Postcode: DD2 1SP
“Helping people (re)discover hope and inner strength in times of illness, change and loss”
Can you be a good listener? Can you help someone explore what they are going through?
Listening to people’s concerns can help them feel less isolated and anxious while helping them feel more hopeful and valued.
Volunteers can play a vital role supporting the work of the Department of Spiritual Care in their work often being the initial point of contact.
Volunteering opportunities available in
Members of the Department provide ongoing support.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 07884971624.
We have a great volunteer opportunity to join our excellent team of volunteers as a Cathedral Caretaker is responsible for the general upkeep and presentation of the Cathedral and associated properties. Duties will include:
*Routine maintenance and heavier-duty cleaning, supporting the existing cleaning team when appropriate;
*Conducting scheduled safety checks and tests in accordance with statutory requirements;
*Being a responsible key-holder for emergency access to the buildings
*Preparing venues and providing access to buildings for external-hire events; securing premises after the event;
*Being the primary contact and providing access to buildings for contractors and officials visiting the Cathedral;
*Ensuring all boilers / radiators are working efficiently and boilers are regularly inspected/serviced by a qualified tradesperson.
*Setting of heating in accordance with Cathedral diary of events
Relevant training and good support is provided to all volunteers, with all help greatly appreciated. For further details please contact Lynda Johnston, Cathedral Administrator at E Mail: email@example.com or Tel.: 01224 640119
Inverurie West Parish Church and The Acorn Centre are recruiting for a Finance Convenor Volunteer. Due to the retiral of previous volunteer they are looking for someone with strong accounting and budgeting skills. The Church have a Finance team who deal with bookkeeping, gift aid ,collection and payroll but the Finance Convenor needs to have accounting skills and knowledge of both business and charity legislation. This is a very support group of people who work well as a team
Firth Church are looking for an individual who is interested and experienced in gardening and capable of working independently. They would look after a small garden containing flowerbeds, flowerboxes, stone chip borders and concrete paths.
We are developing a longer-term project to upgrade our church hall to enable us to undertake some exciting projects to support the people, and especially young and old people, in local community in Mastrick, Summerhill, Northfield and Sheddocksley.
The first essential step in this project is to have an up to date set of scale drawings of the hall (including a hall, kitchen, stage, two storerooms and toilets), and then as we gain funds for each stage in the project, to be able to develop the plans for submission for funding applications and building warrants to enable work to be authorised.
The most important first step for us is to get a new set of plans drawn up, to enable a building warrant for work to be carried out to the lighting in the hall, to comply with requirements for an entertainment licence.
You will be able to draw the plans to the required statutory standards and support the building warrant application for this first stage of our work.
An important and fantastic volunteer opportunity where your help will make a real difference for the local community and be greatly appreciated. For further details please contact Nick Bowry, E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org / Tel: 01224 789560 or 079 5060 7574
Are you good at admin work and a good communicator with people.
We are looking for someone to assist the Organisational Coordinator in general admin work - taking phone calls, etc The admin duties would be explained more in detail at an informal meeting with the Organisational Coordinator.
You would meet, greet and interact with the people that come to the church cafe, therefore you would need to be a good communicator and have a warm and friendly manner.
You would also assist the different organisations who come weekly to the cafe to help support and advise our customers.
We are looking for someone with good organisational skills to help us organise our stockrooms and create a collection of buffer stock for our retail staff. The ideal volunteer would be someone who enjoys working behind the scenes, with an eye for picking out stock to fit the retail staff’s needs.
● Organising stock into boxes and onto shelves by product type
● Picking out stock that would be a good fit for the Reusables shop
● Creating a buffer stock area to help the retail team stock the shop
● Possibility of moving stock to and from the shop
Volunteers will assist with the running of events and activities, helping with the set-up, social media and marketing of the events, as well as running activities all day. Volunteers should be flexible as events and activities will take place during weekends and evenings.
We are a Christian based charity and our mission is to help those most in need. Our area covers helping people in financial hardship and/or debt. We work with clients with a variety of issues and have various in house support and work closely with other organisations to get people the best help possible.
The Debt Advice service has been running for many years now and we have an ever increasing demand for our services. We are looking for individuals who have a keen interest in the Salvation Army’s work and would be keen to join our team to help and support those going through financial difficulties. If you are reliable, have the ability to keep confidences, able to record information accurately, computer literate and have good listening skills and the ability to empathize with our clients and fully understand the situation they are in and how it affects them and passionate about helping others then we would love to hear from you.
We offer full training in the form of I-learn portal or training day, Generalist Advice Training, Debt Advice Service Induction, Client Management System.
Your tasks will include interviewing clients to gain a full understanding of their situation, record financial information, complete paperwork, sign post clients, undertake administrative tasks.
This is a volunteer role and hours can be discussed and agreed and reasonable expenses will be paid.
Due to the level of investment and training we give our volunteers we would ask for an initial commitment of 12 months.