Volunteering opportunities advertised
Kyle Stroke Club meet up once a week (Tuesdays 1pm-3pm) for activities, chat and a get together. It’s an invaluable support to people who are living with stroke and it just wouldn’t run without the support of our wonderful volunteers.
Can you please help us?
Making teas and coffee
Chatting to members and helping with activities
Driving - MIDAS training might be available.
As a Fundraising Champion, you will plan and deliver a range of fundraising activities both locally in your community and at times across Scotland. You would be volunteering alongside a small team of volunteers to raise the profile of Who Cares? Scotland and to raise the vital funds we need.
This is a flexible volunteering opportunity for someone who enjoys organising fundraising activities, big or small. The role would involve researching and talking to prospective supporters to develop links with local organisations, and also keeping up to date with guidance, information and fundraising initiatives at a local and national level with our community fundraising officer, Ray Maclean.
This role is flexible and the time commitments for this role may vary depending on the number and type of fundraising activities arranged. This could mean it could be anything from 2 hours a month to 10 hours, but it will fit around you and what help you can offer. The fundraising volunteer team will meet every couple of months for about 2 hours, plus you will need time to plan and attend a series of fundraising activities and events throughout the year. We have offices that our volunteer team can use to access a variety of resources that will be helpful when planning fundraising activities.
This is a great opportunity to gain experience within a large charity and develop your existing skills and learn new ones. We need you to get involved and help us achieve a lifetime of equality, respect and love for care experienced people.
What will I be doing?
• You’ll help with creating ideas and planning fundraising activities in your area
• Developing links with local organisations and participating in fundraising opportunities
• Coordinating and supporting other volunteers involved with fundraising
• Maximising funds raised as part of a team or fundraising group
• Helping with the preparation at events and making sure everything runs smoothly at any of our fundraising activities
• Assisting at fundraising events throughout the year, whether they be ones we have created ourselves or larger events like the Kiltwalk that we support each year!
Alzheimer Scotland is Scotland’s national dementia charity. Our aim is to make sure nobody faces dementia alone. We provide support and information to people with dementia, their carer and families, we campaign for the rights of people with dementia and fund vital dementia research.
• Aged over 21
• Good with people, friendly and an excellent communicator
• Happy to use your own vehicle to transport people living with dementia to activities in your local area
• Flexible and adaptable
• Wanting to volunteer and learn something new?
Our Volunteer Drivers help us to make it possible for people living with dementia to attend planned activities and support groups in their local area. Many people living with dementia no longer drive and some can have difficulty using public transport, volunteer drivers are vital helping us to keep people involved in their local communities.
If you are aged 21 or over, have access to a vehicle, hold a valid driving licence and have done so for 2 years, MOT and insurance and have some time to offer on a regular basis, Alzheimer Scotland wants to hear from you!
At the Active Travel Hub Ayr we're passionate about active travel through walking and cycling and its wider reaching benefits. We're working to make our communities healthier by changing travel habits and encouraging people to be more active. One of the key ways we're doing this is by taking part in events and activities aimed at developing partnerships that work to promote active travel in South Ayrshire.
Organising and carrying out a series of led rides for people of various abilities, in the local area. Promoting the rides and finding people who might like to take part will also be part of the role. There will also be a degree of recording and monitoring required (ie capturing how many attendees etc).
Volunteer will receive Ride Leader Training (1 day course)
Volunteer would be expected to attend some of our existing rides before attending the Ride Leader Training
Sported is a charity and membership organisation, supporting community sport clubs and youth groups across the UK which uses the power of sport to transform the lives of disadvantaged young people. We support the inspirational local heroes that run these organisations by providing much needed professional expertise and volunteer business support, so that they can become bigger, more sustainable and more effective.
Sported is seeking professionals with expertise in business and strategic planning, finance, marketing and PR, fundraising, governance and impact measurement to support our growing membership of community sport and youth groups.
We have volunteering opportunities in Scotland with a range of flexible options. As little as one hour of your time per month could make a massive difference to our members.
Through the power of sport our members are transforming the lives of the most disadvantaged young people in the UK. Volunteer with Sported, meet the inspirational heroes of grassroots sport and leave a lasting legacy in your community!
We are currently recruiting for 2 types of volunteering roles:
1. Mentor Placements
Our volunteers are carefully matched with a Sported member club within their locality, who they then support on a one-to-one basis, typically for a period of between three to six months.
2. Light Touch Support (short-term flexible volunteering)
Our volunteers provide short-term support by helping Sported members with specific questions or challenges. The support may take the form of one-off advice or between one to three sessions, which can be delivered via your chosen communication method (e.g. face-to-face, over the phone/Skype or email). This option is perfect for those volunteers who may not have the time to commit to an extended mentor placement or may be in between projects.
Why volunteer with Sported?
• Have a lasting impact on your local community
• Opportunities to share professional skills and expertise
• Varied and Flexible placements
• Full induction, plus Training and personal development opportunities
• Support from a local Sported Regional Manager and Volunteer Services Team
• Opportunities to work with a range of different communities and types of organisations
Founded by Angie-Leigh McPike, the Ayrshire Women’s Hub is a community interest group. The aim is to open a warm, friendly walk-in premises in Ayr, where women can go to socialise, learn and empower each other through our free workshops, surgeries and classes.
Helping out in our café
Chatting to customers and making them feel welcome
The participation support volunteer role will assist in providing and supporting a variety of fun activities for children and young people age 8 - 18 with care experience (eg a child or young person may be in foster care, residential care, looked after at home or kinship care) on a fortnightly basis at our group in Ayr.
The group runs on a Tuesday after school at 4.30 – 6.30pm at The Domain.
Participation Support Volunteer:
Purpose and Aims of the role
This role will involve interacting with children and young people aged 8 - 18 years via a variety of activities eg arts/crafts/DJ workshops/sport/games/general youth work at our fortnightly sessions as well as at our National events that happen throughout the year.
What will I be doing?
• Supporting staff to undertake new activities
• Helping children to have fun
• Building young children’s confidence and self esteem
• Being a positive role model
What skills can I bring to this role?
• Experience of working with children (Not essential)
• A knowledge of issues affecting children and young people
• Ability to work well with children
• Good communication and listening skills
• Ability to encourage and motivate children and young people to participate in activities.
• Any specific interests in arts/drama/sports/music/games etc
What qualities do I need?
• To have a non-judgemental approach to people, have empathy
• Be enthusiastic, flexible and committed
• Reliable and approachable
• Friendly, helpful and understanding
• Reliability and a commitment to treat all information in a confidential manner
• To have a good value base, be open minded and level headed
When will I be needed?
• Regular groups and events
Ayr – South Ayrshire
What will I gain from the role?
• A sense of satisfaction in helping children and young people build their confidence and self-esteem to achieve their full potential
• Practical experience of working with young people
• Experience to get back into the workplace or education
• Have fun!
What support will I be given?
• Induction and child protection training
• Role specific training
• Expenses – all out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed
• Supervision and support from your manager / coordinator
For all roles involving regulated work with children and young people, applicants will be required to submit a PVG Scheme Record or a PVG Scheme Record Update application. This opportunity is subject to the completion of satisfactory references and successful registration on the PVG Scheme.
The aim when the project starts is to provide access to cycling for all sections of the community. Includes electric and manual bikes, adapted bikes and a piloted electric trike. Also looking to have route maps and guided rides, skills workshops incorporating cycle skills and maintenance skills. Another aim is to engage supported parts of the community in recognised cycle maintenance training giving a recognised qualification.
Initially this will be assisting with the hiring of cycles. Checking bike worthiness forms prior to hiring out. Making sure the customer is fully aware of the mechanics of the bike, either electric or manual so that they are capable of riding the bike away safely.
Volunteers would also assist with getting customers to sign declaration form in relation to the road worthiness of the bike prior to hire and also the return condition liability on their part including safety advice in relation to wearing suitable clothing, a helmet and hi vis vest. All bikes would be hired with helmet and hi vis vest.
As the project grows there will be further opportunities down the line to participate in a cycle mechanic course giving a recognised cycle industry qualification.
A Befriender volunteer carries out visits to and keeps in touch with members of the RAF Family (beneficiary), on behalf of the RAF Association. Befriender volunteers exist to provide companionship and outcome focussed support to a beneficiary and to ensure that they remain part of the community and feel socially connected to the wider RAF family.
Befriender volunteers are required to :
* Regularly meet with a beneficiary, either in their home or at a mutually agreed location
* Listen to and engage with the beneficiary, promoting positive outlooks and raise self esteem
* Work within the remit of the Befriending plan and promote activities to meet the identified outcomes.
* Research into local community groups and activities to find relevant interests for the beneficiary.
* Identify ways to connect with other beneficiaries to promote friendship groups.
* Identify any additional areas of support and make referrals to the Area Welfare Manager (AWM)
* Keep a note of visits undertaken, with recommendations and actions. Provide this information and regular updates to the AWM.
Being a befriender volunteer could be about helping someone who is isolated through the use of social media or visiting an older person that has become increasingly lonely and isolated over time and to help find them new interests in the community. The role is varied, the service spans all ages and it is flexible to suit everyone.
f you agree that all children should grow up feeling loved, then please consider supporting our work by becoming part of our fundraising volunteer team.
Purpose and Aims of the role
As a volunteer fundraiser with our fundraising team, you will support us at local and national fundraising activities on an adhoc basis throughout the year as an enthusiastic, reliable, personable and committed extra pair of hands.
As a Volunteer fundraiser, you’ll help us to deliver fun and exciting fundraising events for both us and our supporters by being ‘on the day help’. (Please note that this role does not include any planning of events, if this is of interest to you then please see our ‘Fundraising Champion’ role.)
Your responsibilities may include:
• Helping with the setting up of fundraising activities on the day (eg at a local tea party),
• Meeting and greeting people at a range of events
• Cheering on our supporters as they complete amazing activity challenges to help us raise money
• Helping pack some bags at a local store to raise funds!
Sometimes there will be lots of events and sometimes we will be quietly organising the next and you may not hear from us for a couple of month’s but rest assured we’ll call in your help and it will be all hands to the deck!
In this role you will be able to develop your communication, organisation and team working skills. Most importantly though, you’ll inspire people to raise funds and enable events to happen as quite simply we need another pair of happy smiling hands to help!
This role is flexible and the time commitments vary depending on the number and type of fundraising activities that both us and our supporters have organised. This could mean it could be anything from 1 day a month to 2 days in 6 months. We will advertise our fundraising events online and you will be able to sign up on our volunteer system to the events you are able to help at. We would ask that there is a minimum commitment of 4 days a year. The fundraising volunteer team will have an annual meeting together for about 2 hours.
This is a great opportunity to gain experience within a large charity and develop your existing skills and learn new ones.
What will I be doing?
• Helping ‘on the day’ at various fundraising activity events
• Promoting activities on the day at events
• For any larger events – helping with registration/movement of people
• Helping at bag packing events to raise money, local tea parties or fun days in the community that our supporters or fundraising volunteers have created
• Maximising funds raised as part of a team or fundraising group
• Assisting with the smooth running of fundraising events throughout the year, whether they be ones we have created ourselves or larger events like the Kiltwalk that we support each year!