Volunteering opportunities advertised
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.
Volunteering with us is fun and flexible. Whether you help out once a week, fortnight, month or term or just at special events or camps, there is bound to be a role you can play. If it's 1 hour a week or 168, there's a role for you.
As well as gaining externally recognised skills and having a brilliant time, Scouting also offers the chance to build on personal skills, like teamwork, confidence and leadership.
You don’t have to be an adventurer like Bear Grylls to get involved. Do you have first aid knowledge? Are you good with numbers? Handy in the kitchen? Or are you a DIY whizz? We all have useful skills and you can volunteer and help in many ways.
Many of our helpers and leaders are parents of our youth members because they’ve seen first-hand how Scouting benefits young people and want to give something back.
See www.gordondistrictscouts.org.uk for more details.
Join our group of volunteers providing hospitality and retail services at our Milton of Crathes railway station. A coffee shop located in our railway carriages and a small shop on the platform are popular with visitors and provide a valuable source of income to our railway project.
Beome a part of this exciting project to create a wonderful tourist attraction and steam working heritage railway in beautiful surroundings. Meet interesting people from all walks of life and enjoy seeing your efforts make a difference. No previous experience necessary. Just enthusiasm and a willingness to join our railway preservation society project.
Play a key role in our very important interface with our customers either as part of the team providing on board catering or in the retail shop selling tickets, toys and memorabilia”
Fulfill those childhood dreams – train to become a driver and or guard for our steam and diesel locomotives and whistle on down the line with our passenger carrying services”.
Work with a specific person to enable him/her to achieve successful completion of a course. This may be ICT or a learner on the Literacies Project.
LEAD students have many barriers to overcome and a volunteer has a pivotal role in the learning support team.
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.
Grampian Women’s Aid Board of Trustees is responsible for setting the strategic direction, ensuring that the charity complies with all its legal and regulatory requirements and that the charity’s governance is of the highest possible standard. The diversity of the Board is currently reflected with representation from all sectors including voluntary management, legal, HR and equality and diversity professionals.
We would like to increase our board membership to women from all sectors and professions. An interest in the Women’s Aid movement and a commitment to our ethos is essential.
Women only need apply. This post is covered by a Genuine Occupational Requirement (Schedule 9; Equality Act 2010).
See website: www.grampianwomensaid.com and for more information please contact Alison Hay,
Manager at E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org / Tel No: 01224 593381.
AbilityNet is a UK wide registered charity that helps disabled and older people to use computers and the internet at home, at work and in education. We provide a number of free IT services for disabled and older people at home to help them get the most from their computers, laptops, tablets, ipads and smart phones. One such service is our ITCanHelp service. ITCanHelp is a network of volunteers with IT knowledge and experience who are able to visit people in their own homes to help with their computer needs. Volunteers may be asked to help set up a new computer system for someone, install software or hardware, troubleshoot problems or even help to change to a printer cartridge or give some basic training on how to use systems.
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: email@example.com or tel 01224 937110.