Volunteering opportunities advertised
Are you interested in contributing to the work of Health in Mind, a mental health and wellbeing charity based in Edinburgh, working across Scotland? Health in Mind is seeking to recruit suitably experienced and qualified people onto our Board Directors.
Health in Mind Board Directors are responsible for the charity's governance and strategy, and for making sure that the charity is administered effectively. They have ultimate accountability for its activities and outcomes.
In an increasingly challenging financial environment for the Health and Social Care sector, in the midst of a period of change, we are seeking to increase our working partnerships, improve our effectiveness, continue to develop creative approaches to meet need and increase our unrestricted income. In order to help us achieve this, we are seeking new volunteer Board Directors, particularly those with an appropriate level of the following knowledge, skills or experience:
Health and Social Care
Finance / audit / accounting
IT / systems
Health in Mind Board meets six times a year, currently via video conferencing, usually in our city centre office in Edinburgh and is supported by a number of focussed committees, currently meeting quarterly by video conference.
An application pack is available on our website. https://www.health-in-mind.org.uk/be_a_health_in_mind_hero/become_a_board_director/d109/
If you have difficulties accessing the pack, please contact Annmarie Mitchell, HR/Admin Assistant on 0131 225 8508 or email email@example.com
If you would like any further information, you can contact Wendy Bates, Chief Executive, at firstname.lastname@example.org, 0131 225 8508, or you can complete the Board Director application form directly.
Closing date for applications is 22 April 2021 at noon.
Interviews will take place, via video conference on 13 and 17 May 2021.
If shortlisted, there will be an opportunity to meet informally with Health in Mind Chair and Chief Executive prior to an interview conducted by small panel of current Board Directors.
Successful applicants will be expected to provide two references and be prepared to join the PVG scheme.
Health in Mind promotes equality and diversity in the workplace. Registered charity no SC004128.
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Edinburgh & Lothian Trust Fund is looking for two individuals who have a good understanding of issues relating to poverty and inequality to join their Board. The Trustees meet four times a year to approve grant applications, to discuss and decide on policy, strategy and governance issues and to provide oversight of the management of the investment portfolio. Please email the Chair of the Trust email@example.com with a CV including details of relevant experience.
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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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Help to set up the room and prepare refreshments. After the group has finished, the volunteer is also expected to assist in cleaning and housekeeping.
Help to make the individuals attending the group feel welcomed and comfortable, whilst also maintaining appropriate boundaries, e.g. through serving food and drinks, chatting and contributing to the group discussion.
Signpost individuals who are seeking additional support to BCT staff, and alert staff of any concerns.
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We are looking for a volunteer to support our Comradeship Circles service, which offers older members of the ex-service community the opportunity to enjoy regular group camaraderie by telephone.
You will join the Veterans Friendship Circles Facilitator on group phone calls, which last up to an hour, helping to facilitate discussion, developing resources to enrich Circles in response to members' interests, and providing pre and post call administrative support. Currently this role is home based, with access to a phone required.
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Children’s Hospices Across Scotland (better known as CHAS) is a charity that provides the only hospice services in Scotland for children and young people who have life-shortening conditions for which there is no known cure.
CHAS have recently piloted an exciting new home support volunteer service to help deliver support to families in their own homes. Due to the success of this pilot we are now looking to expand this service to reach more families who require our help and support in Tayside, Perth and Kinross , Fife, Stirling and Edinburgh areas.
Two main activities home support volunteers would be involved within would be sibling support and practical support. Sibling support can include helping siblings with homework, activity and play, drop off and pick up from clubs or groups and practical support can include cleaning, ironing, shopping and/or dog walking. Any prospective volunteers might be interested in one of these areas or both.
You will make a massive difference to the lives of families going through the most difficult time of their lives.
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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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To support the Age Scotland Comradeship Circles service, which offers older members of the ex-service community the opportunity to enjoy regular group friendship by telephone. You will support the Veterans Friendship Circles Facilitator on group phone calls, which last up to an hour, helping to facilitate discussion, developing resources to enrich Circles in response to members' interests, and providing pre and post call administrative support.
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What does the role involve?
• Letting the group know about new stock items
• Keeping an eye on stock levels, ordering all trading goods for the branch and getting things ready to sell at events
• Receive, check and price goods
• With your Treasurer, banking money raised through the sale of trading items using the trading paying in book
• Organising the storage of goods, this may include storing at your house or at other branch members’ homes.
• Where required keep local shops supplied with goods and code as appropriate
• In January carry out a complete stock take
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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.
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