Volunteering opportunities advertised
This is an opportunity to help and support women at a very important time following the birth of their baby. For many new mothers this can be an overwhelming time and women have said that having someone to listen and help, spend time and talk through how to breastfeed would have made a huge difference to them. An initial period of training on breastfeeding management, communication skills, listening skills and expectations of the role in a hospital ward environment will be provided.
Following completion of training you will provide additional support to women in the postnatal wards at Ninewells Hospital on a rotational basis. This will ensure consolidation of training and build your confidence on how to provide support with breastfeeding.
Regular meetings will be arranged to ensure all volunteers have the necessary ongoing support, updates and help to manage this volunteering opportunity.
Are you excited about saving nature and making a difference for future generations?
Nature is struggling, but if we pull together we can make a real difference. Every year our fantastic pin badge volunteers help to raise valuable funds which allow us to manage a variety of projects in East Scotland. Through our iconic pin badges we have raised over £6 million since 1997. We have volunteers placing pin badges in pubs, garden centres, and tourist attractions.
Are you a good coordinator who likes to get out in the local community?
We are urgently looking for enthusiastic, organised individuals, with good communications skills and knowledge of Dundee to become Pin Badge Minders.
Can you spare around 6-10 hours per month? Visit and manage 5- 10 pin badge boxes. Regularly bank the money from the pin badge boxes. Use a simple online system to record your activities.
If you would be interested in this rewarding role, where you will be making a difference in East Scotland then we would love to hear from you.
After all, if there is no home for nature, there will be no nature. Help us give nature a home.
Helm works with around 200 young people every year who go into full-time employment, work experience placements or start a range of courses in Further Education Colleges. The training focuses predominantly on supporting young people who are not in education, employment or training and aims to be flexible and responsive to their needs. Your role as Group Assistant would be: To assist the Instructor in delivering SQA Communication, ICT, Numeracy, Problem Solving & ASDAN modules to groups of 8-10 people; To be involved in assisting with the delivery of training in life skills & social skills; To support with delivery of employability skills in preparation for the workplace i.e writing letters & CVs & applying for jobs; To accompany groups on any social outings or employability events, i.e. employer visits; To be a role model & share personal knowledge & experience of work with trainees; Help to mentor those trainees who require additional support. You would be expected to attend any in house training/meetings relevant to the volunteer role.
You don't need to be a social media or marketing expert for this role - just able to use the internet, email and confident talking to people.
We’ll tell you about our latest national fundraising activities, emergency appeals and campaign messages so you can tell others and encourage them to take part, support and attend events. You’ll research local opportunities, and contact local businesses, schools and local groups. You’ll also find free ways to tell your community about what’s happening locally and nationally.
The Community Fundraising Manager is only a phone call away for support and you’ll meet up with them regularly to make promotional plans and for any mutual updates.
It’s a really flexible role which can fit around your other commitments. If you’re over 18 and can commit to at least two hours a week for a minimum of six months please get in touch.
As a volunteer working within Gymnastics/Trampoline clubs/classes operating within local community venues and sport centres in Dundee, you will have the opportunity to: Work alongside fully qualified coaching staff who will help you to understand the basic fundamentals of the sport, enabling you to deliver and coach sessions with confidence; Access coach education that you think would be of value to you as a volunteer; All education would be financially supported through the organisation or through identified funding that is available for the development of volunteers; Be a valued member of the coaching team and will have the opportunity to be a part of the progressive development of the clubs/classes that you are actively volunteering with.
Do you enjoy meeting new people? Could you guide delegates around a venue? Our Looking Forward courses offer practical advice, and an opportunity to socialise for people affected by visually impairment. We are looking for friendly volunteers to offer a warm reception making them feel welcomed with refreshments and conversation.
British Heart Foundation is looking for volunteer sales assistants to join our ever growing team. Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organisation and we rely on you. You will make new friends, learn new skills and have the opportunity to develop within the BHF. You will be supported in your training by the management team. We provide all the necessary training requirements. We are looking for you to answer telephones, fill in collection and delivery forms and sell stock on the shop floor. People skills are essential as every customer has to be greeted and spoken to.
Co-ordinate and run a support group in local area for people experiencing fertility problems with trying to become parents.
As a Support Group volunteer you will take care of all aspects of the group including: acting as main contact for the group, organise and maintain an email circulation list of attendees, arrange speakers for group meetings, organise room bookings, organise social activities, support and advise other group volunteers, promote the group in the local area. Fertility Network Scotland provides advice, information and support to anyone affected by fertility issues. We raise awareness of the impact of fertility problems and campaign for fair provision of fertility treatment throughout Scotland.
By volunteering you can help those who need support.
The role of the one to one ESOL tutor will be to plan and deliver appropriately levelled English lessons for individual students who do not have English as their first language, meet with students for 1 - 2 hours once a week during school term time at DIWC, provide literacy support where appropriate, gather regular feedback and review progress and development of student with project staff, and work closely with project staff to source appropriate materials.
The crèche costs are £2 per session for volunteers.
DIWC ARE UNABLE TO OFFER ESOL VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES AT WEEKENDS OR IN THE EVENINGS.
This is a great opportunity for a friendly and outgoing person to support the work of Cats Protection by helping out at one of our charity shops. Volunteers will be asked to help with all aspects of running a small business. The role includes setting out the shop, arranging the stock, window dressing, dealing with the customers, sorting out new stock, and pricing. This role would suit anyone with or without previous retail experience. The shops are run and organised by volunteers and we would welcome your support.