Volunteering opportunities advertised
looking for interested volunteers to help deliver cricket sessions. You must be able to work well with children and have an interest in cricket but not necessarily have a great knowledge or be 'sporty' as training will be provided
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.
Ward Volunteers take responsibility for the Tea Trolley ensuring that patients on the ward are offered and receive drink of their choice.
As a volunteer with the Scouts, as well as helping young people to enjoy the adventure, you'll also have fun, make friends, develop new skills and have unforgettable experiences. We have a wide range of volunteer roles - from casual helpers to leaders, trainers, trustees and more we have a role for everyone. We also offer flexiable volunteering roles too, so we can fit around you and the time that you want to give to Scouting. You don't need to have previous experience in Scouting, just energy and enthusiasm. we can match your existing skills with the right role and help you to develop new skills. All our adult volunteers recieve full induction and ongoing training and support. Our training has been recognized with a National Training by UK Skills and over 90% of our volunteers believe that the skills and experiences they have gained through Scouting have been of relevance to their working or personal lives. As long as you're over 18, you can help out as an adult volunteer in Scouting. There is no upper age limit for adult volunteers.
The Grow Project provides therapeutic and educational based gardening activities for adults with learning difficulties. The Grow Projects promotes Organic Gardening, Wildlife and Recycling. The volunteering opportunity would involve helping the adults in mintaining and developing theri garden, promoting the GROW principles and helping produce products for sale. The GROw Project is specifically designed for adults with learning disabilities. It is operated on behalf of the National Health Service by the Inverness Botanic Gardens - a service within High Life Highland, an 'arms length' organisation set up by The Highland Council. The project provides a sympathetic workplace type environment that uses horticulture therapy training and work experience, and at times, qualifications and to improve trainee levels of independence, social inclusion, health, happiness. The Project can accommodate up to eight trainees per day and has a flexible approach to learning. This opportunity is to help at the GROW project - gardening for adults with learning difficulties. This requires a degree of physical fitness and an understanding of the challenges of working with adults with learning difficulties. This area is open 5 days a week 9am-4pm Monday to Friday. We would be happy with anyone who would like to help whole or part days, one day week or more than one. Volunteers need a reasonable degree of physical fitness and stamina sufficient to participate in our gardening activities which will involve quite long periods of standing. They also need the ability to lift and carry gardening items.
The opportunity to work in a beautiful and peaceful garden enviroment. Working with the GROW principals of Gardening Recycling Organic and Wildlife. Supporting amd working alongside adults with learning difficulties and special needs awith horticultural theory and education.
Victim Support Scotland Volunteer
How can you support victims and witnesses of crime?
Victims of crime often feel a range of emotions in the aftermath of an offence. It is Victim Support Scotland’s role to provide victims and witnesses of crime emotional and practical support in person, online, and in court. Volunteers are supported by VSS staff who manage the service.
How would you help?
Our volunteers provide emotional support, practical help, information and guidance through the criminal justice system. We aim to empower people who have been impacted by crime, to move on with their lives.
• Discuss service users’ needs by telephone, webchat, appointments and face-to-face contact, agreeing next steps at the end of each contact
• Help service users feel more confident by arranging and conducting court familiarisation visits
• Support service users in the court room and other appropriate locations on the day of the trial, liaising with court officials on behalf of the service users.
• Feedback and agree follow-up actions with staff members
• Provide administrative support in completing the service users journey
What benefits would I get?
Volunteering with Victim Support Scotland can be challenging and also extremely rewarding. As a volunteer you will:
• Support people when they most need it
• Learn new skills and knowledge of the criminal justice sector
• Gain access to a range of specialist training courses that are relevant to your volunteering role
• Positively contribute to your community as a member of a team actively working to reduce the impact of crime
• A chance to give something back
• Receive support in your volunteering role to deliver services effectively
• All reasonable expenses (e.g. travel) will be reimbursed
What is the time commitment?
We know that our volunteers have busy lives, so we agree the time commitment with each individual volunteer. However, we ask for:
• a minimum commitment of approximately one day per week, however this may vary depending upon the needs of the service.
• a minimum commitment of at least 1 year so that they might get the most out of a volunteering role.
How can I apply?
The people we support come from all communities across Scotland, as do our volunteers. We welcome new volunteers from all backgrounds and languages.
To ensure we provide the best possible service to people affected by crime, we ask all volunteers to follow our processes. This will involve:
• Joining the Disclosure Scotland PVG scheme
• Providing two satisfactory references
• Completing our three day ‘Introduction to Victim Support Scotland’ training module
• Signing and abiding by Victim Support Scotland’s Confidentiality agreement
• Commitment to Data Protection
• Volunteer Agreement
ProjectScotland is looking for volunteer mentors to help support our new project in Inverness. We work with hundreds of young people aged 16-30 every year. Each young person spends 3 months volunteering with a local charity, giving their time in return for skills development and experience. Each volunteer is offered a mentor to help them get the most from their volunteering and help them work out what they want to do in the future. The support you can offer is invaluable, from providing CV advice, interview preparation, to goal setting and confidence building. We can’t do it without you! HOW MUCH TIME WILL IT TAKE? You’ll give an hour a week to your mentee, for between twelve weeks and a year depending on what is most beneficial for them. How you spend that hour will depend on the support your volunteer wants and the time you spend together will evolve as your mentoring relationship develops. WHAT DIFFERENCE WILL I MAKE? You can help your volunteer get on in life by sharing your experiences, skills and networks with them. Using your great communication and listening skills you can give your volunteer a fresh perspective on their current situation and help them make the most of their placement. During your time with your mentee you will work together to make effective plans for the future, tackle current challenges and make difficult decisions. By giving a small amount of your time you really can change someone’s life. AM I QUALIFIED? If you get on with people, are an optimist, have an open mind and are committed to helping young people, you are just who we are looking for. Plus, we’ll give you training so you feel prepared and confident to mentor. When you are matched with your mentee there is ongoing support from ProjectScotland. If you’re thinking about mentoring with us just listen to what our volunteer mentor Alan has to say: “If you’re considering mentoring there’s no need to have reservations, there’s lots of help and support available. Just have the confidence that your experience, failures and successes are all you need”. Rissa is one of ProjectScotland's existing mentors and she shares why she loves being a mentor: "What I love about mentoring: (1) the element of surprise: each relationship is the start of an adventure whose path you may not be able to predict - but trusting in the process is part of the pleasure. (2) the gift of 'the other': it's a chance to open yourself up to perspectives, experiences and dreams that may be quite different from your own. (3) the promise of growth: if you're both willing to listen and to learn, you'll grow in ways you never imagined." What are you waiting for! Apply now: https://www.projectscotland.co.uk/mentors/apply/ or email email@example.com for more information.
Oxfam inverness is keen tp begin core trading hours on a Sunday (4hours). We hope to recruit an enthusiastic and competent person to be in charge of opening and supervising the shop on that day. Full training will be given.
Oxfam has long been one of the leaders in the sourcing and selling of fair trade goods. It remains a constantly evolving aspect of Oxfam's fundraising in our Trading division. We need an enthusiastic person with a flair for detail to help organize the receipt and merchandising of new products at the Oxfam shop in Inverness. Full training will be given.