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What will I be doing?
Aberlour Options Aberdeen support children who have complex needs through fun activities, regularly day trips and adventures. Adventure Buddy Volunteers support these activities, engaging with children either in groups or on a 1:1 basis and encouraging participation. Adventure Buddy Volunteers support staff to plan, prepare and run outings and activities. This may include outdoor activities such as trips to the park or the beach, or in-house activities such as arts and crafts or playing board games.
The impact you can make
Trying new activities can be a daunting experience for children and young people. As an Adventure Buddy, you can play an active role in encouraging children to take part in activities, develop confidence and experience new opportunities. By taking part in an activity together, volunteers can motivate and reassure children, and form trusting relationships.
The benefits to you
Adventure Buddy Volunteers gain valuable experience of working with children with complex needs, and learning how to support and encourage them to try something new. Volunteers can develop their own skills and confidence in working with others, while being part of a supporting and engaging staff team.
Adventure Buddy Volunteers typically support either in-house activities, day-trips or outings once a fortnight.
If you are interested in this role, please enquire or apply now.
This is an opportunity to help and support women at a very important time following the birth of their baby. For many new mothers this can be an overwhelming time and women have said that having someone to listen and help, spend time and talk through how to breastfeed would have made a huge difference to them. An initial period of training on breastfeeding management, communication skills, listening skills and expectations of the role in a hospital ward environment will be provided.
Following completion of training you will provide additional support to women in the postnatal wards at Ninewells Hospital on a rotational basis. This will ensure consolidation of training and build your confidence on how to provide support with breastfeeding.
Regular meetings will be arranged to ensure all volunteers have the necessary ongoing support, updates and help to manage this volunteering opportunity.
Your role will be to welcome visitors into the Museum, explain the Museum the layout and offer a gallery plan for their information and introduce them to their tour guide. Assist in general front of house duties.
Our counselling service offers free counselling to the people of Perth and beyond. Often our reception/administration staff are the first people to support and offer reassurance without judgement to people in distress. Our team of volunteers care about the wellbeing of another. This is demonstrated through our admin/reception volunteers as well as our counsellors.
The role involves greeting clients and settle in counselling rooms, offering hospitality; to fulfil administration tasks; answering and making calls to arrange appointments.
Are you excited about saving nature and making a difference for future generations?
Nature is struggling, but if we pull together we can make a real difference. Every year our fantastic pin badge volunteers help to raise valuable funds which allow us to manage a variety of projects in East Scotland. Through our iconic pin badges we have raised over £6 million since 1997. We have volunteers placing pin badges in pubs, garden centres, and tourist attractions.
Are you a good coordinator who likes to get out in the local community?
We are urgently looking for enthusiastic, organised individuals, with good communications skills and knowledge of Dundee to become Pin Badge Minders.
Can you spare around 6-10 hours per month? Visit and manage 5- 10 pin badge boxes. Regularly bank the money from the pin badge boxes. Use a simple online system to record your activities.
If you would be interested in this rewarding role, where you will be making a difference in East Scotland then we would love to hear from you.
After all, if there is no home for nature, there will be no nature. Help us give nature a home.
Home library service volunteers are required to work alongside the local library to deliver and collect books, DVDs or CDs to older people who may be housebound or have mobility issues.
The service offers regular friendly social contact for the older person when you can check they are safe and well. There is an opportunity to discuss reading and listening preferences and report any concerns to the hub office/library.
Training will be provided and you’ll be reimbursed for out of pocket expenses.
Coordinating and supporting cat care volunteers and fosterers, ensuring they are happy and confident in their roles. Working with cat care volunteers, fosterers and other colleagues to ensure Cats Protection quality of care is provided and maintained to cats in care, this will be supported by adhering to policies, procedures, minimum vetinary standards and minimum cat care standards. Working closely with the homing team to maintain up to date records of the cats in care and ensure cats ready to be rehomed are matched as quickly as possible. Promoting and supporting the development of care care volunteers and fosterers to enable them to fulfil their roles.
In this exciting role you will assist with organising and running fundraising events in your local area. You will have the opportunity to get your thinking cap on and share fundraising ideas in meetings with other volunteers and then put those ideas into action. As well as assisting with the running of events, we encourage you to share your passion for cat welfare and promote our work to the public at the event.
Refit work ongoing November to March includes removing rig, sails, equipment from boat in Scalloway to store in Lerwick.
Organising equipment at two stores in Lerwick
Varnishing and painting on board
Engineering maintenance - all on board systems
The workshop is a safe alcohol / drug free working environment. Our aims are to support our workers and where possible enable them to enter into mainstream employment.
Working in a supported workshop, assisting worker / volunteers with barriers to employment e.g. mental health, drugs / alcohol issues, to carry out assigned tasks.