Volunteering opportunities advertised
AberNecessities is a local, non-profit charity with the aim of supporting underprivileged families in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. AberNecessities provides families with the essential items (nappies, clothing, toiletries, cots, etc.) that they need to care for their babies and children, helping alleviate the pressure of bringing up a young family with limited resources.
Working with third sector organisations and childcare professional’s disadvantaged families are identified and subsequently provided with the essentials.
Whilst we have a group of wonderful volunteers, we are always looking for more. In particular we require volunteers to help us sort the kind donations that we are receiving on a daily basis. This includes unpacking bags of clothes, toys, equipment; sorting these items; organising clothes; cleaning toys and equipment.
A fantastic opportunity – all help makes a real difference to children and families across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.
For further details please contact Michelle Herd, AberNecessities Trustee at E Mail: email@example.com or tel: 07742 445464.
>What is this role?
This role involves visiting blind and partially sighted people in their homes, installing their new radio and teaching them how to use it as well as proving ongoing support, where needed. This role also involves a small amount of admin.
>Where is it based?
The role is based within your local area. You will be asked to travel around a reasonable distance within your local area. (To be mutually agreed.)
>How much time will I need to commit?
Each visit will take around 2 hours to complete. Depending on your area, we envisage that there will be around 1-2 visits per month.
>What does the role involve?
• Contact recipients by phone to agree appointment time
• Visit people in their homes and install our audio equipment
• Give instruction and demonstration of the equipment
• Complete paperwork for each visit
• Make follow up telephone call, and if required arrange further visit and training
• Collect broken sets and arrange repairs
• Deliver replacement sets to existing clients
>What kind of person are you looking for?
• Someone patient
• IT knowledge an advantage but not essential
• Full, clean driving licence
• Good communicator
>What’s in it for me?
• Full training
• Full expenses
• The chance to gain valuable experience within a national charity
• Provide support to blind and partially sighted people within your community
**Please note that a full CRB check (provided by us) is required for this position**
**This role requires a full, clean driving licence and access to your own vehicle**
For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out about us, our products and services and much more at www.blind.org.uk
*Why not join our exciting Hearing Forces project, which is providing support to veterans aged 65+, who have hearing loss or tinnitus and their families and carers. If you’ve got a few hours to spare every month, you could help reduce loneliness and social isolation and provide life changing support to older veterans.*
There’s the opportunity to assist with hearing screening, information and hearing aid maintenance. You’ll also inform veterans about helpful equipment and signpost veterans to other services within the Unforgotten Forces consortium that can help them.
No previous experience is essential, as you will get lots of training and support.
For further details please contact Heather Hart, Hearing Forces – Project Assistant at E Mail: email@example.com or tel.: 0141 341 5344.
Becoming a volunteer walk leader with this group would require you to commit around an hour of your time each Wednesday morning, and to sometimes complete a small amount of preparation & paperwork for the walk. You would also have to attend a one day ‘Paths for All’ walk leader training course, if you have not done so already. Walk leader training courses are free, organised locally and equip attendees with all the skills necessary to be able to lead a health walk. This opportunity would be best suited to a ‘people person’, who has a passion for being active/ being outdoors and encouraging others to do the same. This is a well- established health walk group with varying abilities, so someone who is outgoing and chatty, as well patient and understanding, would be preferable for this role.
Bud is Poppyscotland’s brand new vehicle for exploration and learning, a truck that transforms into a mobile community space, comprising a mini poppy factory, micro-museum and with interactive learning opportunities.
Bud is an interactive experience that encourages visitors to create their personal remembrance journey through exploring the exhibits. It is helping us keep remembrance relevant all year round.
>About the opportunity:
As a Bud Veteran Volunteer, you will support the delivery of the Bud project when Bud is in your area. This could see you supporting in one of the key tasks below:
-Carrying out talks to groups (schools, girl guides, brownies, cubs, cadets etc.) members of the public and community organisations who are visiting Bud, or who you are visiting
-Actively engage with small groups of visitors, answering questions about Bud and remembrance
-Taking part in group discussions about the challenges – both positive and negative - faced by the Armed Forces community
-To be flexible in the performance of the post and undertake duties requested by the Bud Team
-Encourage people to complete the on-board evaluation at end of visit
-Inform people of volunteering opportunities available through Bud project
-Support the staff team in set up and take down at visits and events. Support staff in the delivery of activities with schools, groups and public visitors
>Benefits for you:
-Carrying out a range of interesting and rewarding duties
-Having access to appropriate training for the role
-You will have the opportunity to meet a wide range of new people
-Building on your existing skills and developing new ones
-Being part of a friendly, committed team
-Attending local events
A fantastic opportunity to help PoppyScotland and be part of the exciting Bud Project. All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated. For more details please contact Sandra Comrie, Bud Volunteer Support Coordinator at E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel. 0141 338 6580.
Youth Education volunteers deliver interactive workshops to enable children and young people to understand, cope with and respond to crisis. The education aims to reduce the harmful effects of stigmatising behaviour around migration and first aid emergencies linked to risky behaviour around drugs and alcohol, by working with young people to explore humanitarian values and to build their personal, social, emotional and critical thinking skills.
The content of the workshops delivered will be determined by the specific needs of the young people we are working with.
>About the Team:
The Red Cross want to provide education that helps people understand, cope with and respond to a crisis and develop resilient communities.
Through education programmes, staff and volunteers work together to educate adults (over 18 years old) and young people (aged 10-19 years old) across the UK to help them understand, cope with and respond to a crisis. To achieve this we will equip people with skills and build their confidence so they are able to act when needed.
>We educate young people in first aid, reduction of stigma and conflict in three risk groups:
* First aid relating to drugs and alcohol.
* Stigmatising behaviour towards refugees and asylum seekers.
>Typical tasks include:
* Delivering interactive workshops to groups of young people to reduce the harmful effects of conflict, emergencies or stigma. The topics of conflict and emergencies may include first aid (topics dependent on area)
* Assisting in the planning of workshops and preparation of resources
* Evaluation of the workshops
* Record-keeping and other administration associated with education delivery
* Care and maintenance of training resources
* Regular communication with your line manager
* We expect all volunteers to have an annual coaching observation
>About the person:
Someone who is positive about young people and believes that they can make a difference. Previous experience of youth work or teaching is desirable however we also welcome those with no previous experience of working with young people but have a passion for education as full training and development is provided.
You need to have good interpersonal, diplomacy, communication and teamwork skills although full training can be given for any specific requirements.
>Also someone who is:
* Able to communicate effectively with young people.
* Willing to be adaptable and flexible.
* Responsible, organised, reliable and able to work independently.
* Eager to explore humanitarian issues and values with young people.
* Committed to developing young people's skills and abilities to help them be more resilient.
* Recognise the value of equality and diversity.
* Willing to uphold the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and adhere to the Society's Equal Opportunities Policy.
Excellent support and relevant training is provided to all volunteers. Volunteers complete two full days of foundation training introduction the Red Cross and then role specific training and shadowing an experienced educator.
A fantastic opportunity to help and make a difference. For more details please contact Annabelle Britton, Engagement and Development Manager at E Mail: email@example.com or tel.: 0161 888 8908.
The ethos is to bring traditional music and the arts to young people using volunteers and young tutors, some of whom themselves have been "Gaitherers". Volunteers are needed to join a fund raising group to actively fund - raise for ongoing projects and needs. Volunteers are also needed to work along side the tutors, youth workers and committee members i.e looking after young people, doing some play, (creative things, games etc), volunteering to provide healthy food - lunches etc. Also a volunteer with legal experience would be very helpful.
We are looking for enthusiastic, able volunteers to assist in all aspects of work in our re-sale shop in Inverurie. We sell furniture and bric-a-brac so some lifting may be required.
Home from Hospital volunteers transform the lives of older people by supporting and empowering them to live the life they want and stay connected to their communities after a stay in hospital. From on the ward to back at home, even everyday tasks can seem a challenge when recovering. You’ll make a real difference to the older people you support by providing a helping hand while they get back on their feet; whether it’s visiting on ward, providing a welcome home, company to the shops or collecting a prescription. Your role will involve elements of lone working and building a relationship with those you visit, which is hugely rewarding for both you and the older people. Your role will include working with an older person to identify what would improve their life and then enabling them to take positive steps to connect to their community and reduce their isolation. Flexible times available during Monday to Friday morning or afternoon. All help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated.
For more information please contact us via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel 01224 937110.
Running a successful Barnardo's store requires a great team of enthusiastic volunteers and you could be a part of it.
Our retail assistants are trained to undertake a wide range of activities such as serving customers, taking receipt of stock donations from the public and merchandising stock to make our rails visually appealling and tidy.
Volunteering with us in retail will provide a great opportunity to build upon your communication, team working and customer service skills.
If you also have a particular skill or interest, our teams would be delighted to discuss how we could help you utilise your interests in store. Whatever your talents, please do share with us and pop into your local store to enquire about volunteering.
To see all opportunities to volunteer within Barnardo's, you can visit our website at www.barnardos.org.uk/volunteering.