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*Could you help us keep Aberdeen active?*
This could be your opportunity to join us in taking what may be your first steps as a Non-Executive Director in the not-for-profit sector.
Awaiting you is:
•a chance to make a real impact at one of Aberdeen’s most respected multi award winning charities
•an opportunity to give something back to your city as it recovers from the pandemic
•the prospect of using your experience, skills, expertise and personality to influence our people and our future
Sport Aberdeen is a private limited company (Company Registration No 350981) and a registered charity with the Scottish Charity Register (Registered Charity No. SC040973). We deliver dynamic and innovative services across the city from a network of specialist venues, complemented by a range of cutting-edge sport, physical activity and health-related programmes within community settings.
You will be amazed at what we do and how far we reach in creating opportunities, inspiring people and changing lives through sport and physical activity.
Our volunteer Trustee Directors don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless -but because they are priceless!
As a Trustee Director, you will play an important part in governing the company, working with like-minded people who have a passion and are fully committed to this leadership role. You will serve on our board and its various committees, all of which drive and oversee what we do. There will also be time for some fun as we are an organisation with a personality, so you will need a sense of humour.
For further details/to register your interest please contact Tess Murphy, PA to Board and Managing Director, Sport Aberdeen at E Mail: Thmurphy@sportaberdeen.co.uk or tel.: 01224 507726. *( Closing date to apply is Friday 19th November 2021).
Last updated 9 hours ago
Home-based volunteering, Suitable for groups
We are Guide Dogs and we’re here to help people with sight loss live the life they choose. Our ambition is a future where every person with sight loss has the confidence and support they need to live their lives to the full.
We don’t just provide life-changing guide dogs, we also provide advice, skills, emotional and practical support for people and families living with sight loss to help them live actively, independently and well.
What does the role involve?
As a key member of you local fundraising group you will be responsible for the administration of branch activities and keeping everyone up to date.
• Ensuring clear written communication between your branch and the fundraising team and with supporters
• Making applications to do events and collections
• Writing to thank supporters for their donations
• Letting branch members know of branch meetings in advance, including drawing up agendas with the Organiser or Chair
• Taking minutes at meetings and sending a copy to branch members and your Community Fundraiser
• Maintaining levels of stationery and publicity materials
• Maintaining branch records, including a secure list of names and addresses of branch members
• Ordering tokens of appreciation, through the Mobility Team, for individuals and groups who complete one of our fundraising targets
• Working as part of a team with other volunteers and staff, and to make new people welcome
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Bud is Poppyscotland’s brand new vehicle for exploration and learning, a truck that transforms into a mobile community space, comprising a mini poppy factory, micro-museum and with interactive learning opportunities.
Bud is an interactive experience that encourages visitors to create their personal remembrance journey through exploring the exhibits. It is helping us keep remembrance relevant all year round.
*About the opportunity:
As a Bud Heritage Volunteer, you will support the delivery of the Bud project when Bud is in your area. This could see you supporting in one of the key tasks below:
-Welcome members of the public and groups (schools, girl guides, brownies, cubs, cadets etc.) visiting Bud on their arrival
-To deliver activities both indoor and outdoor as planned by the Bud team
-To assist with evaluation of Bud by encouraging feedback and collecting data
-To be flexible in the performance of the post and undertake duties requested by the Bud team
-Support the staff team in set up and take down at visits and events. Support staff in the delivery of activities with schools, groups and public visitors
*Benefits for you:
-Having access to appropriate training for the role
-You will have the opportunity to meet a wide range of new people
-Building on your existing skills and developing new ones
-Being part of a friendly, committed team
-Attending local events
A fantastic opportunity to help PoppyScotland and be part of the exciting Bud Project. All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated.
For further information or to express your interest in this opportunity, please get in touch either *Online – www.poppybud.org.uk/volunteer , * Email – email@example.com or *Phone – Sandra Comrie – 0141 773 6221.
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FRESH Community Wellness is a registered charity (OSCR-Office of Scottish Charity Regulator charity number SCO51346).
We are currently working to help engage the community and we are seeking more friendly volunteers to reach residents who may be looking for safe, free options. Anyone of any ability can volunteer with us in some way. We are working in several partnerships which include Aberdeen City Health and Social Care Partnership, Keep Scotland Beautiful, Paths for All, Aberdeen City Council and many more.
Are you interested in health, wellness, caring for others, community gardening, food growing, nature, the environment, children’s activities, event planning, fundraising or sports and up for helping to regenerate an entire community? In addition to our community based activities, we also have multiple home-based volunteering options for graphic design, admin, website and social media editing. If you have a couple of hours free to spare each week and are enthusiastic about the idea of uniting communities and making the local area safe, tidy, and beautiful – then please do help us out.
We offer induction, training courses, as well as free PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) applications for our safeguarding process. We have the ability for immediate starts following application/references, to start the volunteer’s pathway.
This is an excellent opportunity to give back. Also, if you wish it is a great way to boost your CV and employment prospects. Brilliant way to volunteer for a college, university or work placement and gain skills. Most of all you will be making a real positive difference for people and the community, which will be greatly appreciated by all. As a registered Scottish charity, we are happy to issue references for your volunteering with ourselves.
For further details about helping volunteering with us please contact Elaine Campbell, Co-ordinator at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 07562689691.
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COG: Community Outreach Group provides support to homeless and vulnerable people in the City of Aberdeen.
COG Community Outreach Group proudly helps our community by offering those in need support through welfare and helping battle loneliness. We offer tea, coffee, soup and sandwiches but most importantly a friendly chat and maybe you can play a game or two to help make that connection.
We provide support from our stall outside Marks and Spencer at the St Nicholas Centre, Aberdeen from 5pm on a Sunday and 6pm on a Wednesday and have weekly evening trolleys along Union Street starting around 6pm.
All volunteer help is greatly appreciated and makes a real difference for people we support and the community.
For more details please contact Rebecca Fyfe, COG Committee Secretary at email email@example.com or tel.: 07415723938.
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Our volunteer meeter and greeters help create a friendly, welcoming and helpful environment within the outpatient department. They will provide clear information to visitors and escort people to their destination as needed.
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Victim Support Scotland Volunteer
Join us and support people affected by crime
Volunteer to help victims and witnesses
Victims of crime often feel a range of emotions in the aftermath of an offence. It is Victim Support Scotland’s role to provide victims and witnesses of crime emotional and practical support in person, online, and in court. Volunteers are supported by VSS staff who manage the service.
How would you help?
Our volunteers provide emotional support, practical help, information and guidance through the criminal justice system. We aim to empower people who have been impacted by crime, to move on with their lives.
• Discuss service users’ needs by telephone, webchat, appointments and face-to-face contact, agreeing next steps at the end of each contact
• Help service users feel more confident by arranging and conducting court familiarisation visits
• Support service users in the court room and other appropriate locations on the day of the trial, liaising with court officials on behalf of the service users.
• Feedback and agree follow-up actions with staff members
• Provide administrative support in completing the service users journey
What benefits would I get?
Volunteering with Victim Support Scotland can be challenging and also extremely rewarding. As a volunteer you will:
• Support people when they most need it
• Learn new skills and knowledge of the criminal justice sector
• Gain access to a range of specialist training courses that are relevant to your volunteering role
• Positively contribute to your community as a member of a team actively working to reduce the impact of crime
• A chance to give something back
• Receive support in your volunteering role to deliver services effectively
• All reasonable expenses (e.g. travel) will be reimbursed
What is the time commitment?
We know that our volunteers have busy lives, so we agree the time commitment with each individual volunteer. However, we ask for:
• a minimum commitment of approximately one day per week, however this may vary depending upon the needs of the service.
• a minimum commitment of at least 1 year so that they might get the most out of a volunteering role.
How can I apply?
The people we support come from all communities across Scotland, as do our volunteers. We welcome new volunteers from all backgrounds and languages.
To ensure we provide the best possible service to people affected by crime, we ask all volunteers to follow our processes. This will involve:
• Joining the Disclosure Scotland PVG scheme
• Providing two satisfactory references
• Completing our three day ‘Introduction to Victim Support Scotland’ training module
• Signing and abiding by Victim Support Scotland’s Confidentiality agreement
• Commitment to Data Protection
• Volunteer Agreement
Last updated 8 days ago
Our Heat Heroes help those at greatest risk of fuel poverty, to help them access support and manage their home energy more efficiently. Our volunteers undergo an extensive training programme in order to provide energy efficiency and behaviour change support and coaching to help people gain skills and improve the warmth of their homes. Anyone needing in-depth advice is referred for specialist help. Volunteers have the opportunity to provide advice face to face and remotely.
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We are looking for people to help us give out and demonstrate our sets to recipients in their local area. This role involves visiting blind and partially sighted people in their homes, installing their new radio and teaching them how to use it as well as providing ongoing support where needed. This role also involves a small amount of admin.
Last updated 12 days ago
Aonach Energy Services is the trading name of AMC (Aberdeen Multicultural Centre) Enterprises.
We are setting up a home energy services company covering a wide range of home energy service upgrades.
We need help to get the business up and running, selecting staff and getting quality management systems in place and supporting the team we take on to become self sufficient in running the business.
Anyone with experience in any and all aspects of business start-up and running is sought.
However, one skill especially sought is an electrician who may be retired or close to retirement who is still in certificates to act as mentor for an apprentice electrician
A full business plan and CFF is available and assistance in refining this will be very helpful.
For further details please contact Dave McGrath, Technical Advisor/Trustee Aberdeen Multicultural Centre at email firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 07768 230451.
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