Volunteering opportunities advertised
As Scouts, we believe in empowering young people with skills for life. We encourage our young people to do more, learn more and be more. The Treasurer will be accountable for the finances of Clyde Scouts, providing oversight to the finance team.
What are we looking for?
You will be able to devote around 2-4 days a month to support meetings, events and calls in relation to fulfilling this role. Much of this time may be in the evening or at weekends and can be actioned over zoom or call.
Eligible to hold the role of a charity trustee and no envisaged barriers to obtaining enhanced PVG status
Find out more by downloading the vacancy pack.
Purpose of the role
The Treasurer will be accountable for the finances of Clyde Scouts, providing oversight to the finance team and ensuring that all financial matters are managed in line with regulatory requirements. Treasurer
• Experience of managing finance and accounts at a senior level,
• Excellent organisational skills, supported by strong commercial acumen.
• An accountancy qualification (chartered accountant)
• Experience of managing accounts for a charity would also be an advantage.
• An understanding of the type of work undertaken by the charity and commitment to the values and ethos of Clyde Scouts
• Demonstrable experience of building and sustaining relationships with key stakeholders and colleagues to achieve organisational objectives.
• An interest in Scouting would be beneficial.
• You will be able to devote around 2-4 days a month to support meetings, events and calls in relation to fulfilling this role. Much of this time may be in the evening or at weekends.
• Eligible to hold the role of a charity trustee and no envisaged barriers to obtaining enhanced PVG status
• Act as Treasurer for Clyde Scouts
• Manage and monitor the financial activities of the charity in conjunction with the Accountant, and report to the Regional Executive Committee.
• Provide the Regional Executive Committee with regular reports on the creation of budgets and financial planning, to allow appropriate monitoring of these.
• Oversee the preparation of the Annual Statement of Accounts for independent examination (or audit) and approval by the Regional Executive Committee and present these at the Annual General Meeting.
• Oversee the process of audit, as appropriate, of the Annual Statement of Accounts in accordance with the Scouts ‘Policy, Organisation and Rules’.
• Protect the assets and integrity of the charity, with regard to best practice.
• Maintain good relations with Clyde Scouts staff, and with volunteers.
• Ensure that the charity remains in a financially sustainable position and has appropriate reserves.
• Ensure that the charity has appropriate accounting procedures and controls in place and that the financial procedures are up to date and reviewed as necessary.
• Review the process of any internal controls and oversee the implementation of any recommendations. • Oversee and review the charities financial risk register.
• Oversee the investment policy of the charity and liaise with the Investment managers.
• Oversee the insurance requirements of the charity and recommend review outcomes to the Regional Executive Committee following any tendering process
• Review any business cases for capital expenditure from the Senior Leadership Team and advise the Regional Executive Committee, as appropriate
• Support the Accountant and Chief Operating officer in reviewing the commercial operations of the charity to minimise financial risk and reporting to Regional Executive Committee.
• Fulfil such other duties and assignments as may be required from time to time by the Regional Executive Committee.
• Engage with members at other levels in Scouting.
Reporting lines and relationships:
• The Treasurer is an elected appointment and a charity trustee of Clyde Scouts.
• The Treasurer reports to the Regional Executive Committee.
• The Treasurer will require to work closely with: • Chief Operating Officer • Accountant • Members of the Senior Leadership Team • Other Trustees • Relevant Volunteers
We need people to tell us their own stories of how they have been impacted by stroke, to help us to raise awareness in the media and elsewhere. When we want to talk about stroke, we find that people are more inclined to listen if we use real stories that are told by people affected by stroke. Can you help us to do that?
Clachworks CIC are currently looking for a volunteer to compile and submit funding applications for our Tool Library and skills workshops. Funding is needed to allow us to continue with the work that we are doing and to allow us to expand.
• Research and identify sources of funding and grants that match the company’s objectives
• Write high quality and winning funding proposals We are looking for self motivated, organised individuals with excellent written communication skills, preferably with expertise in submitting funding applications, to local and national government and other organisations who may advertise funds that we may make applications to.
You are able to volunteer from home and as the time required for this opportunity can vary a degree of flexibility is required to meet required deadlines for applications.
Mentoring is a fantastic and rewarding way to make a difference to the life of someone else. Apart from the personal satisfaction of helping someone, it is also an opportunity to enhance your own life and build new skills. A minimum commitment of 1 year is needed to ensure these goals can be met.
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a life limiting condition that currently affects around 1000 people in Scotland. The Butterfly Trust aspires to improving the quality of life for people affected by Cystic Fibrosis by providing support, promoting people's rights and helping them to live independently.
Mentors offer support to adults with Cystic Fibrosis to empower them to achieve a better quality of life. This is facilitated by the mentor and aimed at: increasing the client's independence improving and enhancing social skills broadening their horizons and exploring concerns, to improve self-esteem, enhance their overall coping skills and the person's quality of life in general.
A Mentor will meet with the person regularly (typically for 3 hours every 2 weeks) to build a trusting one-to-one relationship enabling the person to explore their concerns and feelings, discuss their aspirations and grow life skills, to support them in achieving goals or just giving them someone to talk to helping to alleviate the stress in their lives. A session might simply be an opportunity to chat, e.g. over a snack or coffee, or may involve a specific activity such as sport or creative/arts. A Mentor might also be required to help with official systems and forms, easing the process of applying for such things as housing, a college place or even employment.
It is a requirement for mentors to have held a full driving licence for at least 2 years and have access to a smoke-free car.
After applying you will be asked to complete an application form and to meet with us for a short informal interview. Mentors will then attend an induction event (expenses paid) and the trust will acquire PVG clearance on their behalf, before being paired up with an appropriate client in the Glasgow area, within a reasonable distance from your home.
Our befriending service, sponsored by Children in Need, is a fantastic and rewarding way to make a real difference to the life of someone else. Apart from the personal satisfaction of helping someone, it is also an opportunity to enhance your own life experience and build new skills.
Befrienders MUST have held a full driving licence for at least 2 years and have the use of a smoke free car.
A minimum commitment of 1 year is needed to ensure these goals can be met.
Cystic Fibrosis (CF) is a life limiting condition that currently affects around 1200 people in Scotland. The Butterfly Trust aspires to improving the quality of life for people affected by Cystic Fibrosis by providing support, promoting people's rights and helping them to live independently.
Our befrienders offer one to one face-to-face support to a young person aged 8 to 18, who has Cystic Fibrosis. Young people living with this condition have a demanding daily treatment regime at home and sometimes experience limitations that can affect their confidence and ability to cope with the challenges of everyday living. They may also be socially isolated because of their condition.
A befriender will meet with the young person for around 3 hours every 1 to 2 weeks, away from the home environment, to build a trusting one to one relationship. A session might simply be an opportunity to chat, eg over a snack or coffee, or may involve a specific activity such as sport or creative/arts. This will allow the young person space and a suitable environment to explore their feelings, discuss their fears, develop life skills and grow in the areas where they may be struggling.
Desirable qualities required include good listening skills, patience and an adaptable attitude.
Training and support is provided; and expenses reimbursed.
Quarriers East Dunbartonshire Phase 3 are looking for volunteer befrienders to befriend 3 individuals with learning and physical disabilities. Spending time with them doing indoor and outdoor activities, support them to build relationships and friendships, while making a difference to their lives. There will be fully trained staff within the service for support. All volunteers are PVG checked before starting to volunteer. For more information please email : VolunteerProgramme@quarriers.org.uk
Our Virtual Home Assessors play a vital role in delivery of our service by interviewing potential volunteer pet foster carers to assess their house, home situation and the fosterer.
All of our home assessments are currently carried out either by telephone interview only (for cats,birds and small animals) or by video call (Zoom/WhatsApp) for dogs.
You can choose to be involved in one or both of the methods available.
You will be contacted by the Home Assessment Coordinator when a new applicant becomes available.
Main tasks include; contacting the potential fosterer by telephone/email/text to arrange a suitable date and time for the home assessment to take place. Once confirmed to carry out the assessment by either telephone or video.
A home assessment form will be provided to you for completion during the call which covers the criterias required by PFSS for the potential fosterer to be accepted. Once completed this form is then to be uploaded onto our database via our website volunteer team page.
About Pain Concern:
Pain Concern is a charity providing information and support to people with pain and
those who care for them, whether family, friends or healthcare professionals. Visit
our website to find out more about what we do, including our Airing Pain radio
programme, Pain Matters magazine, information helpline and online community.
All pain is unpleasant, but for the one in five people in the UK living with long-term
pain it is a part of everyday life. It diminishes quality of life more than any other
condition, leading often to loss of work, depression and disability. Anyone at any
age can develop persistent pain and you will very probably know somebody
affected. Although there is usually no cure, people who receive the appropriate
treatment, information and support can manage their condition effectively with lifechanging results.
About the role:
Pain Concern is looking for a highly motivated, hard-working candidate seeking
entry into broadcast journalism/production. For the right candidate, this is a chance
to boost your CV whilst helping to realise Pain Concern’s mission, to ‘work to
improve the lives of people living with pain and those who care for them.
We have 140 editions of Airing Pain podcasts to date which brings together people
living with chronic pain, their supporters, and leading healthcare professionals to
explore the resources and approaches to the assisted self -management of chronic
Airing Pain is produced by award-winning former BBC radio producer, Paul Evans.
The successful candidate will work closely with him, benefitting from his forty years
of experience working in the broadcast industry.
What you would be doing:
As a member of the Airing Pain production team, you will help in the initial research
for each programme, and you will help facilitate its success after broadcast.
• Supporting the producer and production team in the production of the podcast.
• Promoting the podcasts in Pain Concern’s media outlets.
• Monitoring programme reach and listener numbers.
• Capturing feedback for our programmes.
• Writing research notes and programme descriptions.
• Administrative tasks associated with production, such as contact database management.
• Researching, contacting contributors, and scheduling interviews in conferences such as the British Pain Society Annual Scientific Meeting.
Is this role right for me:
We are looking for an individual who possesses some or all of the below
experiences, skills and qualities.
• You will probably be educated to degree level or a current undergraduate.
• Your subject of study is not relevant, neither is previous experience or training
in the world of ‘media’.
• Excellent communication skills
• Excellent listening and questioning skills
• Enthusiasm for the medium of speech radio/podcasts
• A working understanding of IT, Microsoft office and have access to a
computer, laptop, or tablet with internet access
• Happy to use Microsoft Teams for meetings
• Ability to work to deadlines
• Knowledge of / interest in pain and long-term conditions
• Willingness to commit for at least 6 months
Availability and location:
• Volunteer 2-4 hours per week
• You can volunteer on days/times which suit you and fit around your current
commitments some flexibility may be required
• You can volunteer from our office at Newcraighall, Edinburgh or from your
Benefits to you:
• Experience volunteering as part of a friendly team
• Meet new people
• Build on your employability skills
• A dedicated volunteer line manager looking after you
• A job reference
• Reasonable travel and expenses will be reimbursed in accordance with our Volunteer Policy
• Satisfaction of giving a valuable service to the community.
How do I apply:
Download and complete an application form our website at
For more information contact email@example.com
We are recruiting new volunteers to be part of our Dementia Helpline team.
Can you spare 8 hour per month to make sure nobody faces dementia alone?
Our next Helpline Volunteer Preparation Programme is running in Glasgow during January 2024
For further information on this and other training dates please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Love Her Wild is a UK-based nonprofit women’s adventure community. We believe outdoor adventures boost well-being, increase confidence and help protect our planet through better connections to nature. Love Her Wild is an inclusive community providing opportunities, support and funding to make the outdoors more accessible. We’ve taken thousands of women on adventures from first-time mountain hikes to world-first overseas expeditions! To learn more about Love Her Wild visit the website: https://www.loveherwild.com/
Many of these experiences are run in our Local Groups and led by Local Wilders. We now have 39 local groups covering the whole of the UK including 10 groups in Scotland! Most of our Scottish groups are new so we are reaching out for volunteers who can help us build the community in Scotland. Each of these groups is run by a Local Wilder. These groups give women and non-binary people the opportunity to connect with others looking for adventure, ask for advice, share their stories, and join local meetups.
Local Wilders have a wide ranging but flexible role which can be adapted to suit the needs of the volunteer and the wants of the Local Group. As well as leading outdoor activities you will also be responsible for a Facebook group and community. Most groups have more than one Local Wilder who work together to manage their group. The description bellow outlines the typical responsibility taken on by a local wilder. however if you are interested in volunteer but are not sure you are able to meet certain aspects of the role then please get in touch so we can discuss how you could be involved.
You need to be:
• Enthusiastic about helping other women experience adventure.
• Confident to stand up, chat and lead in front of a group of women.
• Experienced enough to lead a walk/ride/swim etc in your local area.
• Competent enough on social media to help with admin work within the group.
• Able to commit to running 8 (or more!) events each year as Local Wilder as a mixture of evening and weekend events.
As a local wilder you will be expected to:
• Help admin the online group (approx 1 hour per week, usually 10 minutes a day),
approving membership requests, checking the mood of discussions (stepping in if required to maintain peace), and removing any advertising or offensive members. We will work together as team to do this and discuss any borderline cases together by messenger.
• Run FREE local events in your local group. (approx 8 per year between 3-7hours) These could be walks, bike rides, , wild swims, canoe trips, camping trips, surfing, picnic’s, SUP trips, trail running or anything else that you fancy organising!
• Help maintain online engagement within the Facebook group (particularly over the winter months) This might include hosting a free online zoom event or sharing educational content.
Benefits and rewards.
• It’s hugely rewarding. You'll get to accompany people on life changing trips from their first wild swims, first camping trips and confidence building first expeditions.
• The opportunity to meet and chat with a broad range of women and make new friendships.
• There is the option to run occasional paid events within our group (once you have some experience with running free events). With the agreement of Love Her Wild staff and using pre-approved qualified leaders the Local Wilder who undertakes the organisation for these events will have a free place made available to them in return for their time.
• Free attendance at the Local Wilder Weekend (run approximately every 9 months). This is a weekend open to all Local Wilders giving them an opportunity to meet each other, gain advice and mentorship, take part in training and have lots of fun!