Volunteering opportunities advertised
Beloved Rabbits are entering a new phase of ambitious development that seeks to improve the charity’s financial strength as we work towards a three-year plan that will culminate in the opening of a new purpose designed rabbit welfare services centre.
To support the organisation’s operational vision, a Fundraising Strategy is being developed to underpin the funding necessary to achieve these goals.
The Supporter Engagement Manager is one of four critical roles identified within the Fundraising Strategy necessary to meet the fundraising objectives. The role forms part of the charity’s two-tier management structure encompassing four charity trustees and 10 Management Team members. There is also a wider team of dedicated volunteers in excess of 80 individuals, which we anticipate growing in number as we expand our activities further.
The Supporter Engagement Manager would focus on creating a culture of engagement with the overall supporter base. This role recognises a need to address the gap left from more traditional fundraising techniques, engaging individuals who wish to support the charity’s activities but are unwilling or unable to take part in fundraising activities in a traditional sense.
The Supporter Engagement Manager will build relationships with various groups of supporters to encourage them to feel involved and emotive about the charity’s activities and needs, encouraging aspects such as regular giving, payroll giving, word-of-mouth awareness, legacy giving, etc.
Ultimately the Supporter Engagement Manager will encourage the “Fundraising Conversation”, backing our supporters and volunteers with the information and resources they need to keep a steady flow of cash coming into the organisation.
It is anticipated that, with the support of the Board of Trustees and Management Team, the Supporter Engagement Manager would recruit dedicated and casual volunteers to assist with the delivery of their activities.
What does being a speaker involve?
•Identifying and sourcing opportunities to deliver talks to groups, clubs and organisations in your local area.
•Talks should be natural, enthusiastic and passionate about sharing our life changing stories, highlighting the difference GD continues to make to people’s lives who are living with sight loss.
•Attending cheque presentations and corporate supporters of Guide Dogs when requested by the local Guide Dogs team in order to grow their support and passing on any donations received
•Encouraging local organisations and groups to support and fundraise for Guide Dogs.
We want you to help us run our shop to help us raise as much money and awareness as we can for Save the Children’s work.The role of a Shop Volunteer is to help run the shop on their shift, following agreed daily processes
alongside other Shop Volunteers and taking direction from the Shift Leader.
This is likely to include:
• Greeting and serving customers
• Processing till sales and credit card transactions, including refunds
• Visual merchandising and window dressing
• Accepting donations and promoting Gift Aid
• Opening and closing the shop, including cashing up
• Sorting through donations and preparing stock for the shop floor
• Entering Gift Aid donors onto the database and printing Gift Aid labels
• Processing volunteer applications
• Keeping the shop floor and communal areas clean and tidy.
All Shop Volunteers are expected to be able to cover all of the general shop processes but in addition,
may also have the options to be able to specialise in a particular role depending on their skills and
• Health & Safety- mainly daily/weekly check and alarm testing
• Books or Bric-a-brac specialist- valuation and merchandising
• PAT tester- for electrical items, record keeping, safeguarding
• Upcycling - crafts
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.
The Befriending Service runs a number of groups and activities for lonely or socially isolated adults in East Dunbartonshire. Drivers would assist by transporting clients, allowing them to get out and meet new friends.
The befrienders role is to provide companionship and support to socially isolated adults, 18 years and over, resident in East Dunbartonshire. Services available include one to one befriending, group befriending, telephone services and a number of lunch clubs. In addition, there are regular social events throughout the year.
Many people have difficulty in accessing public transport, so there is great need for volunteer drivers to assist people to attend these groups, activities and events. Assistance with transport would enable many more people to interact with others and remain part of their community.
The purpose of the befriending relationship is to provide a social intervention to help reduce social isolation and to enhance the recipient’s quality of life. Drivers would welcome passengers, make them feel comfortable and provide transport to and from a required destination at an agreed time.
Volunteers will be required to cover the cashier positions dealing with customers paying money in or withdrawing from their savings accounts. Loans are also available through the credit union. Volunteers will be required to have good communication and basic numeracy skills. Confidentiality also is extremely important.
Come along and help at our cinema event and get to watch a newly released cinema blockbuster for free.
As a volunteer you will possibly be helping with seating, taking tickets and helping to make peoples experience a happy one, showing people where exits and toilets are and enjoying the film!!
By providing visitors with incredible wildlife moments for 60 years, the visitor centre at
Loch Garten has built a strong reputation for an exceptional visitor experience and
great customer care. Recently the centre has undergone a redevelopment funded by
European Structural Funds, and we want to build on this to further ensure visitors to our
refurbished facility have an enhanced and memorable visitor experience.
As the faces of the Loch Garten Nature Centre, our visitor experience team are crucial
- chatting to visitors, answering questions and sharing their passion for the amazing
wildlife of Abernethy reserve. We need our visitors to be inspired and enthused so that
they become lifelong supporters of our charitable conservation work through RSPB
membership, one of the most important sources of income for the organisation.
We need your help to be part of the team meeting and greeting our visitors from all
walks of life and of all ages, by following the RSPB’s GREAT Welcome framework,
leading to building support for our conservation work through making RSPB members.
Offering inspiring communications about the Caledonian pineforest which surrounds the
centre, including our breeding ospreys, and the conservation work we undertake on the
wider reserve as part of the Cairngorms Connect partnership is what we do best!
We run hands-on activities for children and families, as well as a programme of special
events eg guided walks, themed weekends etc and your help in planning, promoting,
organising and delivering these added extras will be encouraged.
Due to its importance for habitats and species, RSPB Abernethy is one of the most
heavily designated pieces of land in the UK, with international as well as domestic legal
protection. We need to keep an active eye on the reserve and in particular the forest
trails near the centre, interacting with our visitors and ensuring that they’re all behaving
responsibly, in accordance with the Scottish Outdoor Access Code, and you will be
asked to take on this responsibility, along with the rest of the team.
We have an active Facebook page (11,000+ followers) and a popular reserve blog and
we need your contributions to build our online audience and encourage support.
Loch Garten has a long history of involving volunteers and many people give up a week
or two of their time to come and help us as short-term residential volunteers. We need
you to take an active role in managing these volunteers, organising pick-ups and dropoffs,
leading on their induction, organising the rota and ensuring they are kept busy and
involved when they are with us.
Finally, our visitor centre and its environs need to be kept in excellent working order;
being vigilant about litter, restocking leaflets, undertaking daily checks on activities and
signage, as well as working with the team to keep the facilities clean.
You’ll be volunteering in one of the most beautiful nature reserves in Europe, among scarce and endangered wildlife and critically rare habitats. You’ll be part of a vibrant and dynamic team of staff and volunteers, some who have been part of Loch Garten for decades and some who are brand new. You’ll be able to share in their knowledge and build strong and significant relationships, many of which will last for life.
By making RSPB members, you’ll be making a real and tangible difference to nature conservation. Your help will directly allow the RSPB to carry out meaningful change, both on Abernethy and across the UK.
You’ll receive a full induction and training and will be supported by a dedicated line manager throughout your time in this role.
You will be given training opportunities in many areas of visitor experience, including membership, managing volunteers, First Aid, Safeguarding, event planning and more. Our aim is to help you improve your skill-set via and to significantly improve your CV and enhance your employability. We also offer job application advice and coaching.
You will get the chance to learn about and explore the incredible place that is RSPB Abernethy, meeting reserve staff and receiving insight into the wider work that goes on here. There will be opportunities to get involved in some of the conservation work on the wider reserve on your days off, should you desire to do so.
This role comes with free, shared accommodation (though you get your own room) just 1.5 miles from the Nature Centre.
Support the planning and delivery of a safe, exciting and stimulating Balanced Programme for the Section taking into account the needs, interests and abilities of the Young People.
Ensuring that every young person in the Section has the opportunity to attend at least one night’s away experience each year.
Actively support and promote the achievement of badges and awards, in particular the Chief Scouts Award.
Actively work with other adults in the Group to support and promote Group or multi-section activities and events.
Agree how you can support the Section Leader to ensure regular opportunities are provided for young people to express their views on the programme and running on the Section, and that those views are taken into account (for example using Log Chews, Pack, Troop, Sixer or Patrol Leader forums, or any other method).
Any other tasks as agreed with Section Leader or Group Scout Leader.
Volunteer work in the new “Rookies” charity shop. Perfect for those interested in charity work, Duke of Edinburgh or anyone with some free time on their hands.
Volunteering with us you will gain useful work experience and skills that you can use throughout life. You would be required to prep stock, replenish the store, handle cash, converse with customers, organise the window display and work the till/cash machine.