Volunteering opportunities advertised
How would you like to be part of the Guide Dogs family and help people with sight loss live the life they choose? We would love to have you onboard to help with our ambition of a future where every person with sight loss has the confidence and support they need to live their lives to the full.
Did you know that we don’t just provide life-changing guide dogs, we also provide advice, skills, emotional and practical support for children, adults and their families living with sight loss to help them live actively, independently and well?
To do all this we need the support of amazing volunteers like you!
If you would like more information, are unsure or need flexibility around the role then chat to us first by emailing VolunteerScotNI@Guidedogs.org.uk and someone will be in touch.
We rely on volunteers like you to help us improve the lives of people with sight loss. In this role your support will include:
• Co-delivering sighted guide training to volunteers; either in-person or virtually.
• Organising different aspects of the training including booking venues or setting up Zoom links.
• Ensuring all training resources are well maintained, accessible and available.
• Demonstrating our behaviours to volunteers and within external venues.
Last updated 2 days ago
We are seeking volunteers to assist with organising and supporting charity garden open days within our District Teams around Scotland. Our Area Organisers typically look after a number of gardens in a geographic area within your district. You will work closely with the District Organiser and liaise with Garden Openers to see that a good relationship is developed. You may also seek new gardens to open in your area
Area Organisers also make sure that Garden Openers have adequate support on the day of their opening, including help with teas, car parking, taking money, etc, and provide signage and materials (supplied by Head Office) for the day to Garden Openers.
This is a great way to meet new people and work within a lovely team of like-minded garden lovers.
Last updated 2 days ago
We are seeking volunteer District Treasurers to join our Glasgow, Stirling & Roxburghshire Teams. The Treasurer is responsible for the collection of funds raised at garden openings and making sure that funds are paid to our charities and to Head Office. Treasurers enter information about openings into our database so must be numerate and comfortable with technology. You will also get to visit a wonderful range of gardens and meet the lovely people who are kind enough to open their gardens, as well as being part of a team of local volunteers. More information is available online with full details provide via expression of interest form.
Last updated 2 days ago
OYCI is a youth action charity dedicated to ensuring all young people have the opportunity to have fun! OYCI's projects bring young people together in their community and provide opportunities for personal growth and support their wellbeing. OYCI is a vibrant and growing charity that is only a few years old, but one which has already made its mark in Clackmannanshire among many young people.
OYCI is seeking two motivated and enthusiastic trustees who are passionate about young people’s participation and supporting the exciting work of their small and growing charity. They are seeking interest and applications from people who share their passion for supporting young people and are motivated to provide strategic guidance to an organisation whose ambition and objective is to enable young people in Clackmannanshire to thrive, develop and reach their potential; enabling them to contribute positively to their communities.
OYCI have a committed Board and want to build on its strong foundations by attracting people with a range of skills including, but not limited to finance, fundraising, marketing, youth work, project development, digital, local government landscape and/or HR. As they are looking to grow the board alongside their organisation, they have more than one vacancy and are looking for individuals who are innovative, positive and creative. OYCI can offer training and development opportunities for first-time trustees.
Previous board/trustee experience is not necessary, and all applications are welcomed from all ages and backgrounds. They aim to reflect the communities they work in, so particularly encourage applications from local people, disabled, LGBT+ and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates.
This is a voluntary, unpaid role, although reasonable expenses incurred will be reimbursed (e.g. travel).
Last updated 5 days ago
Play Alloa is the leading provider of play and social opportunities for children and adults with disabilities and additional support needs from Clackmannanshire, providing a range of group based activity sessions. They also provide a range of Parent/Carer activities including: regular information sessions; drop-in facilities, a support group, an information base, regular support and information through social media and newsletter. Play Alloa also work with families to draw up individual support packages.
Website – www.playalloa.co.uk
Play Alloa are looking for volunteers to assist them with a variety of sessions/groups they have running throughout the summer. You will work closely with the core office staff and sessional staff to support the children and adults involved.
If you are interested in getting involved in more than one group there is the scope for you to do that.
You will be required to become a member of the PVG scheme and provide references.
Last updated 5 days ago
As a Volunteer Administrator you will play a key role is supporting the service, ensuring all communication between staff, service uses and partner agencies runs smoothly, this includes answering calls and directing enquires. You will be a valued member of the administration team supporting them in various administrative roles including, booking appointments, sending letters and general office duties such as photocopying, filing and scanning. On-the-job training will be provided – all you need is an organised approach and a willingness to learn.
• Support the team to ensure that telephone calls and visits from service users, outside agencies and CGL staff are dealt with promptly and courteously.
• Provide service users with basic advice about the services and signpost them where appropriate
• To ensure that admin, record-keeping and communication within the project are maintained.
• Support the team in managing/booking appointments via the electronic diary system
• Send outgoing letters to service users and partner agencies
• Maintain general office administrative duties such as filing, photocopying and scanning
• Maintain accurate records of all contacts on our case management systems
In carrying out the above duties the post holder will:
• To help Change Grow Live fulfil its role in offering the best service to our clients.
• To perform your volunteering role to the best of your ability.
• To follow the Change Grow Live’s procedures and standards, including health and safety and equal opportunities, in relation to our staff, volunteers and clients.
• To maintain the confidential information of Change Grow Live and of our clients; adhering to Change Grow Live’s policies and procedures
• To meet the time commitments and standards which have been mutually agreed and to give reasonable notice so other arrangements can be made when this is not possible.
• Ability to work with professional boundaries
• Good verbal and written communication skills
• IT literacy and knowledge of Microsoft word/excel
• Excellent time management skills, and an ability to work on own initiative prioritising accordingly.
• Ability to liaise and work in partnership with a wide range of professionals and agencies.
• Good organisational skills
• Ability to respect and maintain confidentiality
This post is subject to a PVG check at a basic level.
Last updated 5 days ago
As a digital charity, our social media channels are very important to us for raising awareness of who we are and what we do. Our aim is to develop a strong online presence and maximise engagement across all of our social media channels: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Linkedin & Tiktok. Your role within the charity will help us to reach a wider audience and in turn support more individuals affected by covid-19.
The duties of a social media assistant volunteer may include:
Maintaining active social media accounts
Creating and/or posting content on different social media channels, e.g. generating engaging instagram stories/interactive story polls etc
Engaging with our social media audience, e.g. responding to comments/messages on our social media channels
Suggest ideas to increase online engagement
Keep up to date with social media trends and
Liaising with other departments (fundraising, community etc) to understand and create effective content that is targeted at specific requirements
The benefits to you
Experience volunteering within a professional organisation
A sense of satisfaction and pride for helping to make a valuable difference
Develop your skills and experience
References for future employers
Last updated 6 days ago
We are looking for volunteers to join us in our Stirling charity shop, to help us raise fund so we can continue to support our patients and their families. This is an ideal role for someone who likes meeting new people and wants to learn new skills in a friendly and welcoming environment.
You will be helping us with the day to day running of our shop, including sorting, preparing and pricing donated items ready for display on the shop floor, serving our customers on the till and helping us spot unusual or valuable hidden gems among donations. If you have a passion for making a difference and are looking for a new challenge then this could be the role for you.
Last updated 9 days ago
Marie Curie has over 30 shops across Scotland which are full of gifts, clothes and even the odd vintage gem. We're looking for a volunteer to help us run our eBay store, selling items online to raise money to support our vital work. You'll be helping us to research and list our items, ensuring we get a good price, and taking photographs that help our items to stand out to shoppers. You will also be handling customer enquiries and packaging the items we sell to send them out to their new homes. If you want to use your skills to help us make a difference and are looking for a role where no two days are the same then this could be the ideal opportunity for you.
Last updated 9 days ago
Fledgling are looking for a Volunteer Youtube Channel Manager.
Fledgling Arts Collective Central are a volunteer run charity providing a platform both online and offline for those who struggle with mental health, addiction, gender dysphoria, sexuality &/or feel like they don't quite 'fit'. We encourage you to express yourselves through art as catharsis. Combining Art & Catharsis, we believe in being CathARTic. We are currently growing a Youtube channel to showcase our members videos and music as well as making our own videos and need a manger to oversee its running.
Our ideal candidate will be very passionate about Youtube. At Fledgling we believe that using creativity is a great form of catharsis for mental health. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about the arts and is compassionate about mental health.
This is a really fun virtual position ; however, we are looking for a motivated individual who can be committed, dedicated and take an active and proactive interest in getting our Youtube Channel thriving. You will always be comfortable working alone in addition to being part of a team of creatively minded people.
Why we need support:
Our members love to create art for the reasons of being carthartic we see the benefits it has to their mental health. We want to share their art including videos with the world to not only create a connection with those going through the same experiences but to also raise the self-esteem of our members. Currently we do not have a presence on Youtube and I am sure you know just how much it is growing currently and we want to get involved and reach out to people. We will support you if you have any questions or lacking of knowledge.
What is involved:
.Ensure our channel adheres to YouTube best practices
.Optimise Titles, Descriptions, And Other Metadata
.Uploading videos to the channel
.YouTube viewership analysis and insights
.Interact with subscribers and viewers, and respond to queries in a timely manner
.Help in designing and creating bespoke video thumbnails that catch the eye
.Making your videos using the tool 'InVideo' of members art and poetry training given.
.Communicating with our members to ask permission to show their videos and art on Youtube
.Experience in YouTube advertising
.Experience on SEO for YouTube
.Knowledge of Social Media
.Knowledge of mental health and compassion
You would need access to the internet and because we are online ,we are global ,so you can apply from anywhere in the world!
Last updated 10 days ago