Volunteering opportunities advertised
Thank you for your interest in Scotland’s Gardens Scheme and we hope this will inspire you to get involved in a well-loved, national charity that has been at the heart of Scottish horticulture since 1931. We have a small staff team based in Edinburgh (currently home-working) and are largely volunteer-driven, with around 200 regular district volunteers across Scotland, who encourage and support local garden openings. We have an eight-strong team of Trustees and following our recent restructure as a SCIO (Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation), now wish to recruit an additional four Trustees to build the skills base of our Board.
We are particularly interested in candidates with a background in the following areas: Communications and Digital Marketing, Sponsorship, IT, Legal and Human Resources, with an enthusiasm for gardens and horticulture. We are committed to building a diverse Board, so we welcome applications from all sectors of society, regardless of ethnicity, age, gender, disability and/or religious persuasion.
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Do you live in the G64 area in East Dunbartonshire? A local community group is looking for a social media volunteer so if you know your way around Facebook and Instagram this could be a fabulous opportunity for you. You would be required to post on a regular bases and keep up to date with community activity on other pages from the local community
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Do you live in the G64 area of East Dunbartonshire? Then this role could be for you.
The role of the coordinator would entail receiving email referrals for assistance i.e. shopping, prescription collection and passing this out to the volunteer teams via WhatsApp. You would be required to keep accurate records of volunteer activity and manage the finances of the organisation as part of the Coordinating team..
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During the COVID19 pandemic, the role of Volunteers within our community has never been more important. It is recognised that support will be required after the Pandemic so the Community Response Teams will still be available to provide support in the community. Opportunities exist to help with shopping, driving, light gardening, check-in calls and collecting prescriptions for those in isolation/shielding. There are many activities you can get involved in to help make a difference in your local community. in Bishopbriggs, Auchinairn & Torrance PPE will be supplied if required
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#YSHive and the Scottish Government are looking to hold a jam session with young people aged 11-18 to explore the main priorities as the COVID-19 restrictions are beginning to lift, looking ahead to summer activity, your hopes for this time and explore how young people can be involved in communication and decision-making going forward.
We will be holding an online jam session from 1pm to 5pm on Sunday 25th April 2021 and would like to invite young people between 11-18 years old to take part and share their thoughts!
Find out more and sign up via the survey form here: https://young.scot/get-involved/national/opportunity-covid-19-renewal-jam
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We are looking for a volunteer to provide Videoconferencing Technical Support across a number of Age Inclusive Workplace workshops.
Videoconference training runs more smoothly and provides a more positive learning experience for participants if the presenter is supported by a second facilitator with responsibility for the technical requirements of the platform and the session.
The role will primarily be providing support on our Planning for Your Future Pre-Retirement workshops. To help people prepare for taking the step into retirement and later life, Age Scotland has developed a workshop aimed at the 50+ age group. We want to inspire and engage with people through an informative and interactive workshop providing guidance and support on transitioning into later life.
The volunteer may be based anywhere in the country, assuming they have internet access. Full training will be provided.
The role may also include providing technical support for other workshops we run within the Age Inclusive Workplace team.
The role will include:
• start the session
• admit the presenters to the session
• make presenters Co-Hosts to allow them to share their screen for PowerPoint slides
• admit participants to the session
• create breakout rooms and groups
• raise polls
• monitor the chat box while the presenter is sharing their screen and alert them to any points or questions raised
• assist participants with any technical issues which arise during the session
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Last is a Glasgow based start-up social enterprise that aims to support people to reduce their plastic waste by providing advice and selling reusable products as alternatives. With our profits we are developing an education programme that will teach primary age children about how they can look after the environment. We are looking for someone who cares deeply about the environment and understands how to use the power of social media to create change. If you are on your own plastic free journey, all the better!
This is a flexible, work from home opportunity so you will need access to your own computer.
The marketing officer will support Last to build engagement with customers and increase revenue by planning and delivering marketing activity. You will work closely with the directors to plan marketing activity and be able to work independently to carry the work out and measure success.
Manage company Instagram account
Manage Facebook page
Contribute to website content including blogs and product descriptions
Create visual content for social media and website
Manage email marketing
Generate ideas for new marketing opportunities
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The role will help give girls opportunities for fun, friendship, challenge and adventure! Girlguiding's unit helpers usually work with other volunteers to assist in delivering a high-quality programme to the girls and young women in the unit, while ensuring the safety of the unit members. Unit helpers assist the unit leadership team in running units (groups) of Rainbows (age 5-7), Brownies ) age 7-10), Guides (age 10-14), and Rangers (age 14-18). You will be part of a Leadership Team that includes at least one unit leader, assistant leaders and possibly also young leaders and other unit helpers.
What is the purpose of this role?
To help give girls opportunities for fun, friendship, challenge and adventure! Occasional Helpers usually work with other volunteers to assist in delivering a high-quality programme to the girls and young women in the unit, while ensuring the safety of the unit members. Helpers assist in running units (groups) of Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers on a regular or ad-hoc basis. You will be supported by at least one Unit Leader, Assistant Leaders, Young Leaders and other Unit Helpers and Occasional Helpers.
What will I do as a unit helper?
The responsibilities below will be shared among the Unit Leadership Team. As a helper you will work with others in the team to make the most of the skills and time you are able to give.
- Provide a safe girl-only space where girls and young women can discover their full potential.
- Provide support to members of the unit and the Unit Leadership Team.
- Take an active role in creating and delivering an accessible and inclusive programme, based on the Girlguiding programme for your section.
- Encourage and support the members of the unit in making decisions within the unit and the wider Girlguiding community.
- Develop and maintain clear communications with the Unit Leader and other members of the
- Maintain clear communication with parents and carers.
- Be willing to participate in any relevant ‘on-the-job’ training for the role.
- Comply with current Girlguiding policies and regulations.
Helpers are key in supporting girls and young women to experience how great Girlguiding can be. While we can offer you support in your role we would expect you to possess the personal qualities outlined below.
- An open and approachable manner.
- Reliable and trustworthy.
- Creative and enthusiastic.
- Committed to ongoing personal development.
- A sense of humour.
- Enjoys working with young people.
Girlguiding welcomes volunteers of all backgrounds, ages, cultures, faiths and abilities. We are flexible, and volunteering can be arranged to fit around a busy lifestyle.
Our units are currently meeting online and/ or outdoors. This autumn we anticipate that units will also return to indoor guiding but the situation will differ from area to area, following Scottish Government advice and regulations. When you register interest, we'll chat to you about whether you are interested in supporting units face to face (indoors or outdoors) or remotely (whether as part of online guiding or by supporting other ways of staying in touch remotely)
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Food Train Connects provides a one to one grocery shopping services for older people who are no longer able to manage independently, through age, ill health, frailty or disability. Our Connects Shopping Friends service is a fantastic way to make an impact on the lives of older people in your community. Our aim is to support older people to eat well, age well and live well.
Becoming a Food Train Connects Shopping Friend is rewarding and it makes a huge difference to people’s lives. It’s amazing the impact that regular support with grocery shopping can have on someone who is isolated or lonely. If you want to make sure that an older person is able to live well in their own home this is a great opportunity to do so.
. Volunteers will be on a shopping register.
• Contact the older person you are matched with on a regular basis, usually weekly, to obtain their shopping list,
carry out their shopping and then deliver to their home, putting away if necessary.
• Submit brief records, receipts for payment and to report any matters of concern to staff
• Keep within the boundaries of the role
• To inform Food Train Connects Staff of any accidents, incidents or complaints
• To maintain confidentiality
• To represent Food Train in a professional manner to our members and the wider community
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Scottish Autism enables autistic people to lead happy, healthy and fulfilling lives.
We are looking for dedicated individuals, with an interest in autism, to strengthen and support the existing trustees on our Board. Applicants do not need to have significant autism knowledge as induction and training will be provided.
We wish to increase the diversity, knowledge, age and experience on our Board so hope to attract applications from a wide range of talented individuals. Applications from people with lived experience of autism would be welcome. Whilst all applications are appreciated, we are keen to attract people with experience or knowledge in the following areas but these are desirable, not exclusive:
- Social care
- Strategic HR
- Asset Management
Further details including how to apply can be found on our website [insert link] or on request by contacting Helen Calley by email email@example.com or phone 07542 227558.
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