Volunteering opportunities advertised
Home-based volunteering, Suitable for groups, Board/trustee role
As a Know Your Lemons Certified Global Educator, you are the boots on the ground helping us to fulfill our mission by teaching and empowering people in your local community about breast cancer early detection.
Be recognized in both your local community and on our website as an integral part of furthering our mission for early detection.
Gain professional skills that you can use both in your own profession and with us.
Receive feedback and progress reports from us and your students monthly to help you build and improve your classes.
Work towards becoming an educator mentor to help others through their journey.
Be a part of a global effort to reduce deaths from breast cancer by ⅓ by the year 2030.
Help us grow and expand our program by proving ideas, feedback, and recommendations.
Connect and grow (and teach) with other educators and build lifelong friendships while helping to save lives.
Teach people about breast cancer early detection using our friendly and empowering educational materials.
Organize, plan, and recruit students on your own (occasionally, opportunities will arise where we might need an educator for a class and we will reach out.)
Be an active participant in the Know Your Lemons community; We are everywhere, even TikTok.
Utilize your training and resources to teach education sessions either online or in person (or both!)
Promise to be transparent and willing to give us advice on how we can better support you in your efforts to further our mission.
Ensure that your friends and family know everything there is to know about early detection before you move on to educating your community. Practice makes perfect!
Organizing creative fundraisers to help us fund our mission!
Complete the 2-4 hour certification course prior to volunteering (we provide this training to you.)
Must be friendly and have a desire to make a difference in their community.
Willing to gather your own local resources and do your own due diligence using the tools and resources provided.
Know when to ask for help or advice; we’re here to support you!
No health or teaching experience necessary!
Must be self driven and enthusiastic about our organization and the work we do.
Be able to talk about a difficult topic in a fun and relatable way!
24/7 communication support via text, email, telephone, social media, or Whatsapp.
Powerpoint decks with visuals for both in-person and virtual teaching events (works in any language, any background, any age, any gender).
The digital version of the Know Your Lemons® teaching Flipchart & toolkit
Two digital games to play: a memory matching game to teach the 12 signs of breast cancer, and a steps for detection game to teach the options available for screening and diagnosis
A Know Your Lemons® app that can help those you teach stay on top of their breast health, book mammograms and teach them how to self-exam (and more)
A Know Your Lemons® teaching certificate.
Access to the Know Your Lemons Global Educator Network, with webinars to exchange best practice and submit update requests
Ability to see your contributions as part of a global effort to reduce deaths from breast cancer
A welcome kit with lanyard and badge, 250 handout cards, Global Educator window decal, and a sample leaflet.
Exclusive access to a password protected page packed full of tools, printables, and social media images.
Recognition on our educators page with a KYL color branded headshot and location listed.
AND SO MUCH MORE!
Last updated 2 days ago
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
Last updated 6 days ago
Having a conversation can have such a positive impact. That’s why we have our Friendship Line which listens, provides friendship, and offers support. We can talk about all sorts, from current interests, hobbies, personal and professional goals, top-tier biscuits, time travel – the list is endless!
The role of a Friendship Caller Volunteer is to provide friendship, companionship, and a listening ear to people who are 50 and over and would benefit from a weekly chat.
Last updated 7 days ago
We are looking for a secretary and administrative support volunteers to assist the Directors with the general running and administration of the charity.
We need volunteers with good organisational, administrative and IT skills including Microsoft Office, use of different document types (including PDF), security and storage of digital files and familiarity with database management.
You don’t need any knowledge of parrots for this role, but we can guarantee you’ll learn lots while you are involved.
Volunteering with the Parrot Trust is a great way to expand your existing knowledge whilst being part of a proactive animal welfare charity. It is the charity’s ambition to have a secretarial team, with an assistant role to support the Secretary and share workload. Support and training will be given by the Charity Directors.
- Schedule monthly/bimonthly meetings
- Compile agenda for each meeting (in consultation with Chairperson & directors)
- Ensure all meeting invitations are issued to directors/volunteers/members as required
- Circulate agenda and papers in advance of each meeting
- Write up meeting note & actions (includes AGM) and send to directors for approval
- File and save copies of previous (approved and signed) meeting notes
• General charity administration. Can include:
- Management of surrender, adoption, safehousing, temporary care agreements in digital and/or paper format (issue/return/storage)
- Recording and storage of any physical paperwork submitted to the charity upon bird surrender (eg CITES or hatch certificates)
- Recording and storage of disease testing results and vet reports
- Upkeep of full bird list database
- Upkeep of list of bird moves
- Upkeep of charity microchipping records
- Creation and upkeep of Jotforms
- Upkeep of Companies House records (including record of appointed personnel)
- Upkeep of membership records (joint responsibility with Treasurer who monitors payments)
- Upkeep of volunteer records
- Support directors to review and update Standard Operating Procedures (may be ad hoc but also annually prior to AGM)
• Liaise with directors to confirm date of AGM (every 12-18 months).
• Notify all members of AGM date, giving minimum 14 clear days’ notice
• Submit confirmation statement to Companies House (each October)
• Work with directors to complete the Revalidation of Articles of Association (prior to AGM) – Companies House form must be used to submit changes
• Regular review of completed documentation (surrender/adoption/safehouse etc. forms) both digital and physical to ensure all present and correct
• Work with directors to review and update Codes of Conduct
• In event of material changes to the Codes of Conduct, issue updated documents to all directors, members and volunteers for signature. Signed copy to be returned to secretary and stored in digital files
Last updated 9 days ago
Home-based volunteering, One-off volunteering
Make Music Day is a celebration of music that happens on 21 June every year and it is the world's largest DIY music festival. Each year, over 120 countries get involved and we want 2021 to be the biggest celebration yet here in the UK.
To make this happen we are looking for Volunteer Music Ambassadors to promote Make Music Day in their communities. There are loads of ways you can help spread the word about Make Music Day, even if you only have a day or two to spare!
This could be:
*Online sharing of Make Music Day posts, promotions, events and much more with your own networks and other other communities that exist on pages and groups in these spaces
*Giving out our promotional materials such as leaflets and postcards in your local community centre, workplaces, schools etc. and putting up posters in places like village halls, community libraries and noticeboards
*Organising local community 'What is Make Music Day?' meet-ups where people can find out in-person (online or offline depending on local restrictions) more about Make Music Day and how they can get involved
Last updated 23 days ago
Thank you for your interest in Scotland’s Gardens Scheme and we hope this will inspire you to get involved in a well-loved, national charity that has been at the heart of Scottish horticulture since 1931. We have a small staff team based in Edinburgh (currently home-working) and are largely volunteer-driven, with around 200 regular district volunteers across Scotland, who encourage and support local garden openings. We have an eight-strong team of Trustees and following our recent restructure as a SCIO (Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation), now wish to recruit an additional four Trustees to build the skills base of our Board.
We are particularly interested in candidates with a background in the following areas: Communications and Digital Marketing, Sponsorship, IT, Legal and Human Resources, with an enthusiasm for gardens and horticulture. We are committed to building a diverse Board, so we welcome applications from all sectors of society, regardless of ethnicity, age, gender, disability and/or religious persuasion.
Last updated a month ago
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 a month 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 a month 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 2 months 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 2 months ago