Cornerstone (Aberdeen)

Cornerstone (Aberdeen)

Charity registered in Scotland SC004780

Cornerstone provides high quality services across Scotland to people who have a disability and other support needs. Our range of services provide care and support to children, young people and adults and are designed to meet and respond to the needs of individuals. Our staff and volunteers are dedicated to providing individuals families and communities with a better future and our person centred approach ensures we keep the people we support at the heart of everything we do.


Current opportunities

The Cornerstone Foundation, launched in April 2017, was set up in response to growing financial demands within the health and social care sector, to ensure, that in addition to Cornerstones contracted work we are able to enhance our services by providing access to specialist support, equipment, activities and opportunities to ensure the people we support can live a valued life, the life they choose. Community collections allow The Cornerstone Foundation to promote our activities and provide much need funds for our vital projects. We are looking for dedicated Collection Can Volunteers in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire to support us with the work we do. Duties would include: •*Delivering and collecting cans to a wide range of services, community groups and local business across the North East of Scotland. • *Developing strong relationships with your communities and donors and seeking out new opportunities. • *Recording can placement and collection on the fundraising software ThankQ in accordance with Cornerstone Foundation guidelines. • *Providing Community Fundraiser and wider Cornerstone Foundation team with regular updates on progress. This role is flexible and can fit around your personal commitments. For this role a Standard Disclosure will need to be completed. If you'd like to find out more, please contact Lorna Hornsby, Volunteer Coordinator at email: Lorna.Hornsby@cornerstone.org.uk / tel.: 01382 220238.

Cornerstones TASK group allows the people we support to voice their opinions on how Cornerstone, as care provider, affects their lives. The group meets monthly to discuss possible improvements and ideas with the aim of increasing participation within our organisation by listening, and taking onboard, the views of the people we support. The group is expected to get bigger and as a result, we are looking for a dedicated volunteer to assist with the chairing of the meetings. If you are a good listener and capable and creative when it comes to typing pictorial, easy to understand minutes then we would love to hear from you. This is a perfect opportunity for a Social Work/Community Care student who can spare a few hours each month and would like to get involved in the Personalisation process of one of Scotland’s leading care providers. All reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed and full supervision and training will be provided. For an informal discussion please contact James McQueen on tel.: 01224 256051 / e-mail: James.McQueen@cornerstone.org.uk

Looking for a new challenge? Want to get involved in something interesting and take on a worthwhile role? Are you outgoing, honest and committed? Then Cornerstone needs your help! Cornerstone is a national charitable organisation with local services for children, young people and adults with disabilities and other support needs. Our aim is simple… ‘To enable the people we support to enjoy a valued life.’ As a Cornerstone Events & Campaigns Volunteer, you will join our supporters in raising awareness in your community of the charity and spreading the word about the great work we do at Cornerstone. Raising awareness of the work we do is not only greatly beneficial to our work, but also help raise vital funds to improve the quality of life of the people we support. We have a wide range of events and activities you can support us at events like our fun days, dinners, concerts and activity challenges Sound like something you’d like to get involved in? Just get on the phone to James McQueen on 01224 256051 or email – James.McQueen@cornerstone.org.uk

Cornerstone offers a "matching" service when it comes to this fun side of volunteering. We have a wide range of opportunities across the whole of Aberdeen where you can get involved and make a big difference to the lives of the people we support through befriending. Let us know your interests and availability (even a couple of hours once a fortnight will make a big difference) and we will match you to someone who could use your company within the community. From Aberdeen City and Shire all the way to Moray: we want to hear from you. This is a great, fun way to add something to your CV, gain experience and improve confidence or an excellent opportunity to just try something new. If you are patient, understanding and are motivated to volunteer we will be delighted to hear from you. All reasonable expenses will be reimbursed and full support will be given. For an informal discussion please contact James McQueen on tel.: 01224 256051 / e-mail: James.McQueen@cornerstone.org.uk