Volunteering opportunities advertised
Assist the local fundraising team in promoting and taking part in a variety of activities to raise money for Guide Dogs.
• Street collections on ‘flag’ days
• Help on stalls at local events
• Take Collection Boxes to local businesses
• Attending local events organised by Branches or Community Fundraiser and keeping track of what we sell on our stalls (including the cuddly toys!)
• Count donations
• Fundraisers are usually members of the local fundraising group
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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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* Your Credit Union needs you…...come and help shape the future of Grampian Credit Union! *
This year, we have vacancies for Non-Executive Directors, and members of our Supervisory Committee. These vacancies have arisen from Directors & Supervisory Committee members reaching the end of their current terms, or because they are moving on.
Information about the available roles, responsibilities and essential skills required for both roles can be accessed on our website at https://www.grampiancreditunion.co.uk/content.asp?section=25&bgc=&sbgc=
Volunteering with us in these roles is rewarding and offers the satisfaction of knowing you are helping our Credit Union to grow, develop, and maintain a successful organisation for the common good. Moreover, you will develop and or hone transferable skills.
Want to know more about volunteering with us? Contact us via email - firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be pleased to hear from you.
Also, would you (a member of Grampian Credit Union) like to nominate someone that you think would be interested in our roles? Please contact us via email email@example.com OR call us on 01224 561506.
We look forward to hearing from you!
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Democracy Volunteers is the UK's leading election observation group. We observe elections to assess the quality of them and to report back to returning officers, the UK's Electoral Commission and to government. We do this by a combination of interview with key election officials as well as in-person observations of elections, such as attending polling stations and the counting process.
On May 6th, 2021 we will be deploying around 200 observers, accredited by the Electoral Commission, to observe the devolved parliamentary election in Scotland and other electoral events across the UK.
The day will consist of travelling around your designated area (this will be within the city’s wider area) and visiting polling stations with a partner, in order to help us collect data on a wide variety of subjects. Don’t worry: This will all be explained in depth through online training and seminars in addition to other events such as a pre-deployment event taking place in the week prior to polling day. Election observation is a great way to learn more about the democratic process in action, learn more about electoral standards in the UK and contribute to civil society!
Key things to consider before applying are:
• You must be available all day from 6:45am until 10:15pm on the May 6th 2021. The day is very long and tiring, but enjoyable and rewarding!
• You must be polite and respectful to all officials and the public throughout the day in line with our code of conduct.
• Have a positive mental attitude.
• Be able to follow the training provided and accurately record data.
• Be available for a training and deployment session in your area scheduled to take place in the week prior to the election (More details will be given nearer the deployment)
Please note that this role is apolitical and as such we are not able to consider any volunteering candidate if they are a member of a political party or are actively campaigning for any candidate at these elections.
Expenses are covered for travel and subsistence on polling day and for counting. Full training is conducted online and we will be holding a series of online events to tell potential observers more about the process.
Application is by CV. Once processed we will be in touch with all applicants within 10 working days informing you whether we intend to proceed with your application. More information can be found about Democracy Volunteers at www.democracyvolunteers.org
(All observers will be equipped for elections based on the health limitations in place at the time and be registered by Democracy Volunteers with the UK's Electoral Commission).
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Online Recruitment Quiz Mentor
Fledgling are looking for an Online Recruitment Quiz Mentor to take new Volunteers through our induction quiz reliably and efficiently.
The quiz is in 3 parts and is a PowerPoint quiz, it's very user friendly.
Your job would be to ask questions based on the induction quiz and explain what the position with us entails. You would need to be friendly and welcoming.
It takes around 30-35 mins to complete the induction quiz process. We usually have 2-3 new volunteers a week. So you would probably need to have about 2 hours in total availability for the position.
You would also need to be available on WhatsApp in order to arrange the inductions which take place on Facebook messenger.
Fledgling is an online community that encourages using creativity to help mental wellbeing. Our potential volunteers join us to give positive and encouraging feedback.
If you are reliable and can commit to what is needed to be an Online Recruitment Quiz Mentor, please message me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Jewels Johnson: Founder: Fledgling Arts Collective Central
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*Help us make important decisions with and for infants, children and young people in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire. Become a Children’s Panel Member Volunteer. Find out more: www.chscotland.gov.uk *
The qualities you use every day are exactly what Scotland’s infants, children and young people look for in a Panel Member. Children’s Hearings Scotland is looking for people who care about making a difference in the lives of children attending hearings in Scotland. A Panel Member’s role is to listen and make legal decisions with and for infants, children and young people, and to ensure that the young person is at the heart of every decision taken.
There’s no one type of person or background that makes the ideal Children’s Panel Member. What you do need are certain qualities, such as being a good listener, caring, compassionate, and reliable. You will receive extensive training so that you are fully capable, and comfortable, making decisions at a hearing in the best interest of a child or young person.
Children’s Hearings Scotland is dedicated to recruiting a Children’s Panel that represents Scotland’s communities, and so to ensure a balanced panel they are looking for more applicants 18 – 30 years old, as well as more male Panel Members. If you are passionate about driving positive change in your local community, then this is a volunteering role for you!
Find out more and apply at: www.chscotland.gov.uk
*(closing date for applications is midnight 15 February 2021.)
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We are currently recruiting volunteers to help transport patients home from hospital to support NHS Grampian and the Scottish Ambulance Service. We are working as a partnership with the Royal Voluntary Service.
Full training, risk assessment and reimbursement of any costs is provided to volunteers. All help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated.
If you are interested in finding out more please contact us at email email@example.com or call 01467 536111.
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*Time to spare? Time to listen?*
*Do you want to do something inspiring and different?*
*Become a Listening Ear volunteer with Grampian Opportunities*
Grampian Opportunities is looking for volunteers for its Listening Ear project which aims to maintain and improve participant wellbeing through regular social contact with a matched listening ear volunteer.
A fantastic opportunity to help and make a real difference. Excellent support and relevant training is provided to all volunteers.
For more information please contact Lynn Esslemont, Co-ordinator at E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: Tel No: 01467 629675.
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*Caring for a child with a life-shortening condition is a full time job. Our families need help with activities and practical tasks. As a CHAS Home Support volunteer you will be matched to one family to support them with whatever tasks will help them most.*
-What activities will I be involved in?
The tasks will vary according to the family’s needs but will mainly be:
• Sibling support – which can include help with homework, activity and play, drop off and pick up from clubs or groups
• Practical tasks for the family - such as cleaning, ironing, shopping and/or dog walking
• Emotional support – providing companionship, listening to concerns and building a relationship with the family.
-What skills and abilities will I need to have?
• Compassionate nature
• A desire to support families in their own home
• Ability to be flexible and reliable
• Good listening skills
• Shared values with CHAS: respect, care, honesty, accountability
• Access to reliable public transport or a clean and current driving licence and access to a vehicle is required, as visits will take place within the families own homes therefore travel will be required
-How much time should I offer?
We are currently looking for individuals aged 18 or over who can visit families within their own homes, once a week for a minimum of 2-4 hours. Visits take place during the day, as well at evenings and weekends, so Home Support volunteers need to be able to be flexible and potentially available 7 days per week.
Travel time will also need to be considered but we will try to keep this to a minimum where possible.
-Where is the Opportunity based?
We are looking for volunteers in the North East of Scotland, covering Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire and Moray.
-What ongoing learning/support/guidance will I receive?
It is important to us that you feel happy, safe and confident in your role. As a CHAS Home Support volunteer you will be thoroughly trained and supported throughout your volunteering journey with us.
Before you start your role you will receive an induction to CHAS, along with an assessed learning package which will consist of 4 x 3 hour weekly sessions which is tailored to your role (these sessions will take place via Zoom due to the current Covid-19 restrictions).
Along with this, you will also receive regular support and supervision.
We are always developing new opportunities for volunteers to learn and offer a range of options for volunteers including ongoing training and volunteer meet ups.
-What are the benefits to me?
• Learning new skills
• Making a real difference to the families of children with a life-shortening condition.
• Adding to your CV which can open up employment and studying opportunities
• Meeting new people
• Increased self-esteem and confidence
-What else should I know?
Home Support volunteers must be aged 18 or older.
We will pay your out of pocket expenses in line with the CHAS volunteer expenses policy.
All our Home Support volunteers require membership of the PVG scheme, CHAS will cover all costs associated with this.
-What’s the next step?
If you’re interested in the role you can apply online at https://www.chas.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer/volunteer-application-form
If you have any questions please contact the Volunteering Team on email@example.com or 0141 779 6195.
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*Our award-winning charity is looking for Tech volunteers to support older and disabled people with their tech at home.*
- Our Vision:
Do you have a passion for the power of technology? Our vision is to create …..
“A world in which digital services are equally accessible to all”
As an AbilityNet Tech volunteer you can help unleash the power of technology to ensure that older people and disabled people are not excluded from the digital world.
“One of your advisors, Trevor, has been helping me with some very basic computer skills on a tablet that I have hardly touched since it was bought for me as a present from my wife. I suffer from Parkinson’s and it is very difficult for me to concentrate. Trevor has been extremely kind and patient and has opened up a world I hardly knew existed.” (AbilityNet client).
All across the country our 300 volunteers support older and/or disabled people at home to offer one-to-one support with their technology, whether that’s a computer, laptop, smartphone or tablet.
-Trouble shoot technical issues.
-Offer impartial advice on technology.
-Set up new tech and install hardware and software.
-Show people how to use their tech at home e.g. shop online, send and receive emails and Skype with family and friends.
-Make adaptations to support a disabled person’s specific technology needs.
- What will I be doing?
-Contacting clients to arrange a date/time to support (home visits or supporting them remotely).
-Carrying out tech support for the clients you have accepted.
-Feeding back on progress via our online ticketing system.
-Supporting your local Coordinator with promoting the volunteer service in the local area.
-Getting together with other tech volunteers at team meetings and wider company events.
-Undergoing training on technology, particularly adaptive technology.
-Supporting other volunteers through our online chat facility.
- What skills do I need?:
You don’t need to be a tech guru to help out. If you use a computer at home or work, and perhaps support family and friends with their tech issues, you are likely to have the skills we need:
-A passion to help others.
-Good IT and computer skills.
-Knowledge of standard operating systems and software.
-The ability to communicate well with people.
-Patience and empathy.
- What are the benefits to me?:
As an AbilityNet Tech volunteer you can:
-Change the lives of disabled and older people.
-Benefit from technology and disability training.
-Network with a nationwide team of other Tech volunteers.
-Be flexible with your volunteering and plan it around your other work and home commitments.
- How much time will I need to offer?:
The service is client led and will depend on the demand in your local area. The work is flexible and you can arrange visits around your home and work commitments. On average a volunteer undertakes 4 hours of volunteering a month, this can be in or out of work hours, in the evenings or weekends.
- What else do I need to know?:
-We pay travel expenses at 45p per mile.
-As you will be help vulnerable adults you’ll need an enhanced PVG (Scotland) –Protection of Vulnerable Groups check which will be renewed/checked every 2 years (at no cost to the volunteer).
- What should I do next?:
If you think you have what it takes to be an AbilityNet Tech volunteer please either apply online at https://abilitynet.org.uk/abilitynet-itcanhelp-volunteer-application or if you would like more information, or to chat further about the volunteer role contact the AbilityNet Free Services team on 0800 048 7642, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
You will be contacted by a local volunteer Coordinator to arrange an informal interview.
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