Volunteering opportunities advertised
Home-based volunteering, Suitable for groups, One-off volunteering
SOHTIS is a leading anti-human trafficking NGO in Scotland. We are committed to bringing freedom to victims and survivors of human trafficking in Scotland. We have an experienced team which has much to offer to the wider NGO and statutory sectors. We are looking to recruit volunteer(s) who can assist us in securing opportunities to provide these skills via the public tendering procurement system in Scotland. This is a great opportunity to join our passionate team and working closely with our CEO.
Home-based volunteering, Suitable for groups, One-off volunteering
SOHTIS is committed to bringing freedom to victims and survivors of human trafficking in Scotland. This is a great opportunity to work within our social enterprise making the beautiful products which wen then go on to sell in a variety of locations. We are looking to recruit volunteer sewers or sewing groups who would like to give some time to assist us in replenishing our stock. All materials including patterns and prototypes provided and we have facilities where you can come and work, alternatively you can do this from home. If you are a creative there will also be an opportunity to share your ideas of other things we could make. This is essential role which allows us to recover more victims of human trafficking in Scotland.
SOHTIS is committed to bringing freedom to victims and survivors of human trafficking in Scotland. This is a great opportunity to join our passionate team and work with our Development and Partnership Manager and CEO to research potential grant funders and prepare applications.
Home-based volunteering, Suitable for groups
Assisting with the development of our social enterprise which will allow us to support more victims and survivors of human trafficking. A range of opportunities:
-marketing new merchandise lines
-uploading and managing online shop
-preparing items for sale at market/craft fayres and shops
-planning new ideas for sales
More roles available on discussion.
Why we want you
Empower up is a programme of support is aimed at autistic young people between the ages of 12 and 19 who are living in Glasgow (and surrounding areas).
Participants will benefit from structured support to build and develop social navigation strategies and confidence. Social groups will also be created to encourage the development of peer friendships. Empower Up will take place over the course of 40 weeks, where participants will access 20 Social Navigation sessions and 20 Social Group sessions. There is also a Scotland Wide online group for young people between the ages of 12 and 15.
What you will be doing
Attending l group sessions
Volunteering with individuals to build their self-coping strategies and promote their self-management.
Talking with individuals, helping them to understand how their autism impacts them.
Building up positive relationships with people autistic people and other volunteers in group settings.
Spending time with / share activities with the group members
Help improve self-confidence, self-esteem and self-worth of people at the group
Help individuals to self-manage their own needs on a 1-2-1 basis in a public setting.
Welcoming new members
Accompanying group members in local outings
Keeping in touch with the group leader and notifying if you are unable to attend
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?
Quarriers Village Supported Living is a supported living service for people with disabilities.
Are you friendly, outgoing, reliable and would enjoy working with adults with disabilities? Do you have a few hours each week to spare? Would you like to be part of this exciting new initiative that will make a lasting positive change in people’s lives? If yes, then this exciting new opportunity for you.
We are looking for friendly, outgoing individuals to facilitate our weekly social groups within Quarriers Village. The groups are for a wide range of individuals with learning and physical disabilities. To achieve engagement, reduce social isolation and enable people to feel included in their community.
* Plan and organise weekly group sessions including various activities to ensure engagement, stimulation and participation. These may include Arts, Crafts, Health, Fitness, dancing and games.
* Engage with people attending the social group and encourage them to meet new people, try new things to increase their social and physical skills and have fun!
* To coordinate with staff around any financial aspects required in planning activities and resource.
* Ensure tea, coffee, soft drinks available in “tuck shop”
* Liaise with staff support teams around planned activities and budget.
* Greeting members as they arrive and introducing new members to the group.
* Feeding back any issues, comments, suggestions or incidents that have taken place during the weekly groups
* To ensure venue is secure at the end of each session.
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.