Volunteering opportunities advertised
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
Last updated 5 days ago
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
Last updated 10 days ago
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)
Last updated 20 days ago
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
Last updated 21 days ago
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.
Last updated 24 days ago
The Pantry is essentially a small shop with a membership. The team will be responsible for the safe operation of the Pantry including : cash handling, stock rotation, shelf packing, serving customers and signing up new members. Some of the work is IT based (laptop) to record members weekly shop visit as well as signing up new memberships.
Other tasks are manual. It would be helpful if you were confident handling weekly subscriptions which can be paid either by cash or our card payer. The pantry will initially operate two days a week as a pilot and if successful extend on a planned basis with the whole team suitably advised.
Last updated a month ago
To join our chef and support in the daily production of bread and cakes for distribution through the soon to be launched “Pantry” and other programmes of the Foodbank. Initially it will be Thursday to Saturday. Training and support will be provided as will all PPE to keep volunteers safe whilst we all deal with the COVID virus.
Last updated a month ago
Marshalls required for Covid sites throughout North Ayrshire. Must have PVG and first Aid
Last updated a month ago
Volunteers aged 16 and over are needed to help run the Coastwatch Beach Pavilion in Irvine. This is an interesting and worthwhile volunteering opportunity. No qualifications or experience required.
Coastwatch is looking for volunteers aged 16 and over to help run the Beach Pavilion in Irvine. Your level of knowledge is immaterial. Our members have very different backgrounds and levels of knowledge, so whatever training you need to become a valued member of Coastwatch it will be geared to your experience (or lack of it). Instruction is available in any area of Coastwatch’s remit, be it watchkeeper or shopkeeper, or you might just want to volunteer to help run the charity. We have several retired volunteers who quite happily simply man the office for a few hours a week which helps keeps the Beach Pavilion open.
If you are an electrician, plumber, roofer, painter or mechanic you can help us too. If you have promotional or artistic skills, are a web designer, have nursing skills, are a teacher or an accountant - we would love to hear from you. All your skills will be useful to us. Any training you wish to undertake will be geared to your own choices from the available courses which include first aid, using a radio or map reading. You might want to help with the running of the shop which is an important source of income to the charity. The choice is yours.
After a settling in period, a training pack can be organised for you which will identify the skills you have, and those which you may wish to acquire. Not only will you learn how to approach new challenges in a competent and confident manner which are always useful when looking for paid employment, but other less obvious skills are always being learned through interaction with the public by using your first aid skills, patrolling the harbour or beach area, helping to organise events, or simply selling teas and coffees in our wee shop.
Last updated a month ago
Being a Community Connector Volunteer is a fantastic opportunity to contribute to the success of a leading health charity and make a real difference to the people we support.
The role will include:
• Researching potential CHSS partner organisations using guidance provided; this may be groups, associations, local companies and schools.
• Locating contact details for mailings / event promotion
• Inputting data into a excel spreadsheet
• Providing the fundraising team with feedback to research
Last updated 2 months ago