Volunteering opportunities advertised
To organise the puppy meeting for Name a Puppy donors, and providing support to the Puppy Walker and puppy throughout the donor visit.
Last updated a day ago
The purpose of a Friendship Caller is to provide calls of companionship to different people each week who are 50 and over, who may live alone or feel alone and would benefit from a chat. Having a conversation can have such a positive impact, we can talk about many things that aren’t Coronavirus related for example, current interests, hobbies, top tier biscuits – the list is endless!
Last updated 2 days ago
Be the key contact for fundraising in your local community to raise money from a variety of activities such as collections, social events and Tea Parties.
• Organising and attending events such as the Great Guide Dogs Tea Party, Pub Quizzes and collections in your local area
• Encouraging local businesses, schools and groups to name their own guide dog puppy
• Building relationships with local networks, socials groups, schools and businesses to encourage them to host their own event in support of Guide Dogs
• Working as part of Guide Dogs’ fundraising team with staff and volunteers
• Liaising with Community Fundraiser informing them of events in your area
• Making sure your fundraising policies and procedures are followed.
• Ensuring income raised from events is banked in a timely manner.
• Ensuring that any information provided by Guide Dogs is cascaded to relevant supporters or volunteers.
Last updated 2 days ago
It’s good to talk! If you love a relaxed, friendly chat on the phone and if the idea of doing this whilst also making a genuine impact as a volunteer sounds too good to be true … read on.
Our members tell us that their regular check-ins and chats with someone at Sight Scotland Veterans are something they look forward to. Sometimes they can even be a lifeline. Just a simple phone call once a week can make the difference that helps one of our members overcome the effects of isolation and loneliness.
We need a friendly and naturally chatty home-based volunteer who can check in regularly with our members by phone, take some time to make sure they are doing OK, and fill them in with all the latest gossip at Sight Scotland Veterans. You will never be cold calling, there’s no pressure and nothing to sell. We will only ask you to call signed-up Sight Scotland Veterans members who we know will be only too happy to hear from you.
As a volunteer, you will get to know inspiring people, gain valuable experiences, and help us to change the lives of those who have served their country.
Last updated 5 days ago
We are looking for at least two volunteer helpers to join our Tuesday team at Portobello Older Peoples Project (POPP). POPP is a small lunch/social club which provides day care for older people from in and around the Portobello area. The aim is to reduce social isolation and support mental & physical wellbeing by providing lunch and the chance to socialise with others. Volunteers help to set up the hall, serve lunch, and support the older people to take part in activities such as quizzes, singing, reminiscence & outings. Volunteers also help on the bus bring the older people to the hall and home again.
Last updated 5 days ago
Dunbar Day Centre is a thriving charity located in the centre of Dunbar which, on a weekly basis, supports up to 70 people from the local district either at the centre or in their own home.
“We are looking for people who can form a refreshed team of up to 12 trustees. We have a need for skills that will enable us to manage finances, comply with regulatory bodies including the Care Inspectorate and to ensure that we do all that we can to support our incredible staff. We are determined that Dunbar Day Centre’s reputation for excellent local support will grow – not only in the work we do within the centre but also in our plans for community outreach”.
Last updated 5 days ago
Dunbar Day Centre is a thriving charity located in the centre of Dunbar which supports older people from the local district either at the centre or in their own home. We are determined that Dunbar Day Centre's reputation for excellent local support will grow - not only in the work we do within the centre but also in our Developing Community Outreach service.
Last updated 7 days ago
Our amazing team of vibrant & diverse volunteers helps us run over 700 shops. Our stores sell lots of great donated & new goods to help raise vital funds to make a real difference to disadvantaged children, young people and families across the UK.
Our retail stores are the face of our charity on the high-street and in local communities. We have loads of amazing stock donated to us every week, and this all needs to be sorted, tagged and put on the shop-floor for sale!
Making sure our shops look fantastic is another task you can get involved with. You may also be required to help out on the till too, but we will show you how that works during your time volunteering with us. We value the contribution of everyone who supports Barnardo’s.
You will be a friendly face of Barnardo’s by volunteering in one of our shops. It would be great if you could volunteer one shift a week (or even more if you want) but we’re always happy to be flexible to work around your availability.
Why we want you:
Our amazing team of vibrant & diverse volunteers helps us run over 700 stores. Our stores sell lots of great donated and new goods to help raise vital funds to make a real difference to disadvantaged children, young people and families across the UK.
What you will be doing:
Work on the till processing sales and returns
Prepare stock, including sorting, steaming and pricing
Create stylish window displays
Replenish stock on the shop floor
Stock-take and other administrative tasks
The skills you need:
Friendly and helpful
Happy to be part of an amazing team of staff and volunteers
Enthusiastic about the work of Barnardo’s
Flexible and willing to do a variety of the shop tasks
What's in it for you:
Have fun and meet new people
Develop skills for your CV including confidence, teamwork and problem solving
Make a difference to the lives of children, young people and their families
Learning and development opportunities through our Volunteer Academy which includes access to Level 2 Qualifications and other accredited courses
Full training and experience of working in retail as a volunteer
Minimum age 14
Location: 147 High Street, Musselburgh, East Lothian, EH21 7DD, United Kingdom
We look to recruit a diverse range of volunteers. If your skills don't fit the above, please do not let this put you off as we are able to be flexible with most of our roles. If you are unable to apply online through the link on this page, please visit your local store for a paper application form or contact the Barnardo's Volunteering Team on firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated 8 days ago
As a Branch Officer you will coordinate events both physically, online and/or using a hybrid of these two meetings. We are looking for someone to fundraise at our events, whether that be using tools like Eventbrite or online donations.
You’ll be able to manage setting up and running events in conjunction with other members of the branch team. You will have the support of our Communication Team. The objective is to raise the profile of the Edinburgh branch and to help promote our message of equality. There will be key events throughout the year which you could take the lead on organising and facilitating (e.g. International Women’s Day).
Having commitment and drive is the key to the success of this role, and we are looking for someone who can manage venues and bookings, produce publicity for the event and keep within a budget. Looking for creative ways of using technology and/or other media would be essential. As fundraising is a key component as it is important that this is built into key planning and facilitating of any of these events.
Crucially, you’ll have the energy and drive to steer the branch towards meeting its objectives, thereby supporting the party nationally to meet its goals.
You will be joining a team including our two Branch Co-Leaders, Data Manager, Treasurer, Policy Development Officer and Communication Team. You will receive guidance and support appropriately to your role.
- As a Branch Officer you’ll be prepared to sign the WE Code of Conduct outlining expectations around confidentiality, data protection and that you’re not disqualified from holding public office or have been declared bankrupt.
Last updated 11 days ago
Branch Communications Officer responsibilities include:
• Developing the branch communications strategy
• Steer the volunteer communication team
• Writing content for branch emails to members and supporters
• Sharing news from The Women’s Equality Party central office through branch forums
• Staying up to date with WE-related media appearances and campaigns both centrally and locally
• Identifying and sharing content that is likely to be of interest to branch members
• Identifying and sharing content that is related to the core objectives of the Women’s Equality Party
• Developing links with local print and online media
This role is also an active member of the branch officer team and will help develop branch strategy, membership plans and campaigns. All branch officers may interact with the WE central office team and represent the branch on occasion. You’ll be prepared to sign the WE Code of Conduct outlining expectations around confidentiality, data protection and not disqualified from holding public office.
Last updated 12 days ago