Volunteering opportunities advertised
Supporting positive relationships with pupils alongside developing a community garden - a climate responsive action and desire to bring generations together across the community. Activities will include establishing the growing area as a sustainable asset.
Role Description :To work with young people from the school in small groups or one-to-one basis if required.
Share interest, enthusiasm and learning around growing plants (both edible and attractive), supporting the development of the school garden project and re-wilding while building positive relationships with the children and young people involved. In time this may also lead to opportunities around recipes and cooking as well as reducing waste / zero waste ambition, supporting the town centre gardening volunteers with flowers grown, a small orchard, tree planting and tackling local food poverty as possible.
Meeting people and spending time with different age groups – sharing experiences and enjoying time together and learning with / from each other.
Some digital connections may be used initially, but this can be worked around.
A community volunteer is also being sought to support intergenerational work involving school pupils as part of a core development group.
Again, some digital connections may be used initially, but this can be worked around.
Note: Some other supporting volunteer roles may be available for the garden project generally – including tree planting, building raised beds for the polytunnel, advice and support to plan planting and practical elements of the project and supporting the care and maintenance of the garden over school holiday times.
Patience and a sense of fun.
Interest in engaging with younger people.
Desirable / Particularly useful – an interest or experience in gardening. Previous experience of a community garden.
Interest / previous experience connected to sustainable growing – “Plant to Plate”.
Interest / experience in cooking fresh ingredients.
Interest in all the above with commitment to reducing waste and negative impacts on the environment.
Previous experience in working with children and/or young people.
Ability to engage in tasks and activities relating to gardening in the polytunnel sited on campus grounds and other places as required according to Covid restrictions.
Training and support will be given around the intergenerational work.
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We are looking for self-motivated and compassionate individuals to help deliver our brand new web chat service. This service will launch in Spring 2022.
The web chat service offers those with endometriosis a chance to share their feelings and experience to someone who knows exactly what they are going through. You will be providing emotional support and signposting to further information, all through our web chat system. The rewards of being a web chat volunteer are very special - knowing that you have helped someone can be immensely satisfying.
What will the role require me to do?
• Provide a safe and supportive environment for those with endometriosis or those connected them, to receive information about the condition but not advice.
• Give opportunities for those with endometriosis to share in confidence to a non-judgmental person who will empathize but not sympathize.
• Signposting to further information and to approved organisations when needed.
• Accurately log all of your conversations using our processes. This is to show how effective the web chat service is, and is essential for the advancement of the service.
• Being proactive in keeping up to date on endometriosis and Endometriosis UK news.
• Act in line with our Volunteer policies and Code of Conduct.
You will play a key role in reaching the thousands who rely on us. Overall making an incredible difference.
• No qualifications are needed for this role, but access to a computer/smart phone/tablet and the internet is essential.
• Ability to empathise and not sympathise
• Ability to write authoritatively about endometriosis without embarrassment.
• Ability to explain a complex disease in simple terms.
• Ability provide information and not advice.
• Excellent written communication and interpersonal skills
• Personal experience of endometriosis or someone close to you with the condition
• Ability to communicate with people from different backgrounds in a non-judgmental way
• Willing to be trained on our web chat system.
• Are able to commit to the role for at least 6 months.
Time and Location:
Minimum 2-3 hour shift per week.
The web chat service is run on a rota basis. We will ask for a regular time and day of the week, which suits you as well as our opening hours.
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Creative people needed! You will be able to help manufacture & develop craft kits & handmade items, plus helping out at events and stalls.
We are a small start up social enterprise and would love to offer volunteering and training opportunities to young people who are keen on art & creativity.
The role will involve helping make up craft kits as well as testing out kits and helping to develop the ideas for kits further. We use a variety of materials and processes to make parts which then need assembled into kits. We also are developing a range of finished products that are handmade which we need help with making. This could involve working with wool, wood, metal and more.
We also need help with making video content for social media about the kits.
We will be attending market stalls and could be selling the kits/products in other settings so volunteers would be ideally able to come and help at times at stalls and events.
The role could also be extended in the future to supervising younger volunteers at evening sessions if desired however this would require a PVG in addition.
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Creative people needed! to help out at regular after school art classes, plus there will be opportunity to helping out at events, stalls and other classes if desired.
We need two helpers for our after school classes which take place at the Selkirk Cricket Club, Philiphaugh. We have a 1 hour class for primary age and another afterwards for secondary age on Mondays in term time. Your role will be to support children with their creativity while they are in the classes, and assisting with all aspects of managing the class delivery. You will help to help set up before and clear away after the classes. You may also be helping to supervise children to stay safe during our short outings.
The class is relaxed and fun and the children will be working with a wide variety of art materials and processes. Therefore it is a chance for the volunteer to gain creative skills as well as youth work skills.
We also deliver other classes in the holidays and at weekends so there are further opportunities to get involved if desired.
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Duties may be :
Preparing clothes to go on sale
New Goods co-ordinator
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Home-based volunteering, One-off volunteering
The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE)’s Scotland Reducing Gambling Harms programme would like to invite people with lived experience of gambling harms to connect with us and help shape action to reduce gambling harms in Scotland by sharing their expertise and priorities.
The Scotland Reducing Gambling Harms programme is a Scotland-wide programme to put the voice of people affected by gambling harms at the heart of action to reduce those harms.
Gambling-related harms are the adverse impacts from gambling on the health and wellbeing of individuals, families, communities and society. This includes financial, employment, and relationship issues, physical and mental health problems, criminal activity, and in the most severe cases suicide as a direct result of gambling harm.
People can experience gambling harms to different degrees, and we are interested in speaking to anyone who feels they have experienced harm as result of their own, or a loved one’s gambling.
We work with people with lived experience to identify key areas of importance in reducing gambling harms in Scotland.
These key areas help shape the focus for the Scottish Implementation Group of the National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms and put the voice of people affected by gambling harms at the heart of action to reduce those harms. With people with lived experience, we also provide perspectives, advice and information on other matters related to gambling harm. For example; shaping awareness raising campaigns and helping inform the focus of future research on gambling harm.
By taking part, people with lived experience have the opportunity to influence policy change to help reduce gambling harms in Scotland. More information about the programme and our work is available on the Scotland Reducing Gambling Harms webpage on the ALLIANCE’s website. https://www.alliance-scotland.org.uk/people-and-networks/scotland-reducing-gambling-harm/
We are keen to hear from people with experience of gambling harms or people who have a loved one(s) with experience of gambling harms. Sometimes, we call these people “affected others” and they might be a partner, parent or guardian, child, or sibling of a person with lived experience of gambling harms.
Having views from a diverse range of people is important to us. We particularly welcome speaking to:
• Older People
• Younger People
• People from a range of cultural backgrounds
• People from a range of religious backgrounds
• People from a range of ethnic and racial communities
• Anyone who views themselves as a member of a minoritised community
There are lots of ways to be involved and help shape gambling harms policy, practice and research in Scotland. You can:
Become a Forum Member
We support a forum of people with lived experience of gambling harms to come together on a regular basis with policy and decisions makers in Scotland. Forum Members commit to attending regular, evening meetings roughly every six weeks for one and a half hours.
Contribute on an individual basis
For people who are unable to commit to the regularity of the Forum, we are able to speak to people on a one-to-one basis as topics or opportunities they are passionate about arise.
We recognise that people have different comfort levels when it comes to discussing gambling harms, and individuals will have different preferences when it comes to how they’d like to be involved. We are more than happy to be flexible and to work with people in a way that feels safe and comfortable for them.
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Online Feedback Volunteer - giving positive feedback on creative posts
This opportunity is open to online applicants worldwide.( Virtual Volunteering)
*Please note that this is an unpaid/ Volunteer position*
Fledgling is a global online community
You will need access to a computer and the internet.
We are looking for motivated, reliable and enthusiastic Online Volunteers to give positive and encouraging feedback on the many creative posts our members make at Fledgling online.
We believe that Creativity has a very beneficial effect on mental health, so we are looking for Volunteers who are passionate about creativity and compassionate about mental health. (worldwide applicants are invited)
We work with a strong belief in promoting a Pay It Forward ethos.
Your role will include interacting with online members giving feedback on their creative posts, a positive approach is required.
Training will be given and ongoing mentoring will be provided throughout your time with us.
Hours to suit you- we ask Volunteers to commit to our preferred minimum of 2 days/evenings . You don't have to be on for an entire day ,you can simply hop on and off at times to suit you from your own computer on your rota days. (please note that if you wish to gain College Credit , you should Volunteer for the amount of time your college has specified to you and confirm this with us when you join)
We are looking for organised, reliable, positive and inspired individuals to join our buzzing community. Spread your wings and come fly with us!
Fledgling provides a platform both online and offline for those who struggle with mental health, addiction, gender dysphoria, sexuality or who feel like they don't quite 'fit', or feel estranged to this world : to express themselves through the arts.
What can you gain from us? Fledgling work in conjunction with all colleges and universities to help Volunteers earn College Credit (Volunteer Hours worked) and we can confirm hours volunteered with us with your educational institution.
Fledgling are happy to accept Volunteers who would like to fulfil community service hours through Volunteering as part your probation. If you would like to do this we can confirm with your Probation Officer.
You will gain Art Therapy skills and Outreach experience and we are happy to give confirmation and proof of this to your future employers or institutions.
We will always provide you with a reference.
Fledgling is a young and rapidly growing global online Mental Health & Arts Community and if there is any other kind of credit or experience you would like to gain through Volunteering with us, please just ask as we are flexible and happy to meet your requirements as a thank you for dedicating your time to us.
Please apply in writing to Jewels Johnson at email@example.com
We look forward to hearing from you!
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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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About the opportunity
As an Online Community Manager of Fledgling Arts Collective Central you will be working at the helm of a small, close-knit organisation. This position is as an acting Fledgling Online Community Manager. Fledgling encourages the members of our community to use creativity to improve mental health.
The role of Online Community Manager Manager is manifold - you will be in charge of mentoring new volunteers, as well as familiarising new Volunteers with our guidelines and ethos.
You will be responsible, as a guardian, for the smooth running of the day to day activity of Fledgling - helping to manage our Facebook Wings/Groups. You will deal efficiently and kindly with any difficult situations that may arise.
You will also be responsible for leaving positive and encouraging feedback on the artwork, photography, poetry, music, and film of our members - this is the really fun part!
As Online Community Manager, you will need to lead as an exemplar, setting an example to the rest of the team, and working hard to maintain our welcoming, inclusive, and caring environment.
Be very comfortable using social media.
Motivating and managing a team of volunteers.
Ensuring that volunteers are keeping to their rota days, and following up with them if not.
Mentoring new volunteers, and training them.
Undertaking some basic administrative tasks when required - making rotas and forms, or drafting flyers.
Leaving affirmative and sensitive feedback on creative posts made by our members.
Managing any possible tensions that arise on posts, and dealing sensitively with triggering material.
Adhering to and embodying the ethos of Fledgling at all times - diversity, difference, inclusivity, empathy, and kindness.
About Fledgling Art Collective Central
We are non-profit-making-volunteer run Arts Collective providing a platform both online and offline for those who struggle with mental health, addiction,gender dysphoria,sexuality,feel like they don't quite 'fit',or feel estranged to this world ,We encourage you to express yourselves through art as catharsis.Combining Art & Catharsis , we believe in being CathARTic.We believe the arts are a great elixir.All those who empathise and feel akin with our beliefs are Welcome also.
What are we looking for?
- An understanding that, although this is a voluntary role, you are undertaking a long-term commitment as an Online Community Manager of Fledgling Arts Collective Central - please do not apply for this role if you expect to leave within the next 12 months.
This position would suit someone interested in making a passionate and long-term , rewarding commitment.
A warm, kind, and empathetic approach, and a big heart.
Enthusiasm and the ability to self-motivate ,be professional ,reliable and dedicated.
A compassionate understanding of mental health struggles -
Fledgling is an organisation for those struggling with their mental health, run by those who can empathise with their struggles.
The ability to commit to 3 days per week, hopping on and off as much as you can, to fit around your schedule.
This is a position that requires someone who can be reliable, dedicated , consistent, provide stability ,use initiative and invest passion into their work.
We look forward to hearing from you!
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Why we need you
Our Young Ambassadors are a group of young autistic people, aged 16-21, who meet at least four times a year to raise awareness of the challenges autistic young people face.
Our Young Ambassadors are here to make sure that young autistic people are a key part of our work, and to highlight issues that are important to them.
By sharing your experiences and learning about how to create change, you’ll be transforming lives and changing attitudes through the campaigning that you undertake over the next two years.
What you will be doing
The Young Ambassador Group will meet at least four times a year in London, where you will:
Learn how social change can happen
See how to influence the media and decision-makers
Collect and share people’s stories
Create amazing videos to grab supporter’s attention
Run your own amazing social media campaign
Between meetings, Young Ambassadors are expected to work with each other in an online group to make sure their campaign can be the best it can be!
Skills experience and qualities useful for the role (but not essential)
Knowledge about autism (your own experience is enough!)
A desire to learn new things
When and where
We will meet in London every 2-3 months, on a Saturday for half a day
Between meetings, there will be regular activities online for you to work together to complete
Optional extra opportunities to support the National Autistic Society’s campaigns.
Support will be provided by the Campaigns team and other relevant members of staff
Agreed expenses (including travel) will be reimbursed
What you could get out of it
Learn new skills
Be a more confident communicator
Meet new people
Create more understanding of autism
We seek applications from anyone aged 16-21 who is interested in the role, but particularly welcome applications from those with a diagnosis of autism. Suitable applicants will be invited for an informal chat.
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