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Give the gift of your time and become a volunteer mentor for young people. It could be life changing for you both!
Would you like to support a young person on their journey to gaining new skills and experience, becoming more self-confident and achieving their goals? If the answer is yes, we would love to hear from you.
Mentoring is at the heart of what we do here at ProjectScotland and we offer every young person we support, the opportunity to be matched with a volunteer mentor. We are searching for people in and around Aberdeen who are able to offer one hour of their time once a week or fortnight for up to 12 months to help transform the life of someone else. The young people we work with all face different challenges in their lives such as; mental ill health, long term unemployment, low confidence and self esteem, care experienced, limited English communication skills due to being new to this country or disabilities.
As a volunteer mentor, you could support your mentee with whatever is important to them. This could be: goal setting; identifying interests and strengths; confidence building; helping to establish a routine; support to explore job, training and further education opportunities; social connections; or just someone consistent to talk to and check in with to see how they are. The support you can offer is invaluable and can be life changing.
How does it work?
• Following recruitment, we provide training, support to join the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme, ongoing support, access to lots of resources and a wonderful community of mentors across the country to connect with, learn from and build friendships with.
• you are matched to one young person and meet with them once a week or fortnight for around one hour
• meetings can be face to face or virtual using email/telephone/video chat/WhatsApp. There is also an opportunity to do a mixture of the two which offers a flexible and accessible approach to this volunteering role in addition to the match itself.
•matches can last from 3-12 months depending upon the relationship and the needs of the mentee
What’s in it for you?
• Help transform your mentee’s life
• Develop communication and interpersonal skills e.g. coaching, motivating others, adaptability
• Gain transferable skills and experience volunteering with disadvantaged people
• Participate in regular support and training
• Meet new people, connect and have fun!
• Learn about yourself and gain a sense of achievement supporting others
• Learn more about your community and the challenges that people can face
If you are interested in this opportunity please email: email@example.com
We would love to hear from you!
More info about ProjectScotland:
ProjectScotland (part of the Volunteering Matters Family) works with people (predominantly young people) across the country who are struggling to overcome challenges such as social isolation, mental health issues, low confidence and general uncertainty about their futures. By providing wrap around support and the chance to complete a voluntary placement with a local charity; not only can this enhance confidence and self-belief, but it gives that individual the opportunity to build on their skills and experience and potentially move on to a job, further education or training. Everyone we work with is also offered a volunteer mentor.
Aberdeen Arts Centre is an independent arts venue and registered charity in the heart of Aberdeen, Scotland — delivering a varied programme of theatre, dance, music, spoken word, comedy, film and creative learning events.
We are currently looking for volunteers. You can combine all three of the roles below or partake in just one area that interests you.
Opportunities to Volunteer include:
• Front of House
Front of House volunteers are responsible for greeting the audience, showing them to their seats and ensuring their well-being throughout the evening.
Café and Bar volunteers serve customers drinks and snacks before the show and in the interval. The bar may also remain open after the show for customers to stay and relax.
Full training will be provided for each position and you will be supported by our experienced team of current volunteers and staff throughout your time with us. Whether you can commit to several nights a week or only a few nights a month, we'd love to hear from you!
A fantastic opportunity to help at a leading arts, culture, community venue and charity. All volunteers make a real difference and are greatly appreciated.
For more details please contact Tanya Read, Operations Manager at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 01224 635208.
Admin Support provides essential back-up for advisers by carrying out a range of activities including file management, word processing, using databases and spreadsheets, scanning and attaching documents to client records, writing letters to clients, booking appropriate appointments for clients to see advisers, dealing with incoming telephone calls, signposting clients to local support resources. There is scope to be involved in our triage process, assessing and reacting to client needs as they are presented to us. Full training and support relevant to the role will be provided. The need for all of our volunteers to be open-minded and non-judgemental is essential along with the ability to be able to maintain strict client confidentiality.
Volunteer Advisers are needed to help our Bureau provide advice to members of the public on a wide variety of issues such as benefits, debt, housing, employment, energy and consumer problems. Advice can be provided by telephone, email, or face-to-face. Full training will be given to equip you to fulfil the adviser role. You don’t need to know “everything about anything” to be one of our Advisers – the advice we give is held in our extensive knowledge database. The main thing we ask of our Advisers is that they are able to listen to people in an understanding and non-judgemental manner. Volunteer advisers are asked to be able to commit to 4 hours per week, on a mutually agreed basis. These hours could be on a single day, or spread throughout the week.
People find volunteering with Penicuik Citizens Advice Bureau a stimulating and rewarding experience. We provide full training and on-going support. Apart from developing new skills, volunteers also enjoy being part of a team assisting the community on a wide range of issues. We recognise that potential volunteers come from a a variety of backgrounds and value the diversity of experiences and life skills they bring with them. We also re-imburse travel expenses for volunteers. We are ideally looking for people who can commit to one session per week at 3 hours per session.
Improving the Cancer Journey service (part of the wider Midlothian Wellbeing service provided by Thistle Foundation) aims to help people affected by cancer find the right support at the right time. Anyone over the age of 16 affected by cancer (including family members and carers) can access time with a practitioner to talk about what matters to them and help them get the right support.
The ICJ drop-in sessions will:
· Help raise awareness of the service
· Support people affected by cancer in Midlothian to access ICJ support
· Provide people affected by cancer information and signposting to other services.
We are developing a small team of volunteers who with cover a monthly library-based drop in. ICJ volunteers will provide a warm welcome to people visiting the drop in, support a good conversation with them that helps them understand the role of ICJ and other supports that might be available for them.
Join our team of superheroes! We're looking for volunteers who are ready for a new challenge and want to make a difference in their community.
We have lots of roles on offer including triage adviser, receptionist, admin, generalist adviser and board member.
As a volunteer, you'll have the opportunity to meet new people, learn new skills, and make a real impact to the lives of others. Plus, you'll get to wear a cape (okay, maybe not, but you'll definitely feel like a superhero!).
If you're ready to make a difference, apply now! No previous experience is necessary, we will provide all the training required for your role.
- To deliver a variety of life-saving first aid skills community engagement workshops.
- Provide a variety of life-saving first aid skill, workshops and projects within local communities, primary and secondary schools with children and young people and group with vulnerable adults.
- To promote first aid awareness and confidence, enhancing community resilience for emergencies and first aid incidents.
- To help us achieve our mission to create a nation of lifesavers.
- To represent and raise awareness of St Andrew’s First Aid in communities throughout Scotland.
EXCITING NEW OPPORTUNITY IN MIDLOTHIAN
Grandmentors is an award winning inter-generational mentoring programme, matching volunteer mentors who have a range of life skills and experiences with young people aged 16-24 who have had adverse childhood experiences. Grandmentors has now launched in Midlothian.
Our volunteer mentors help young people navigate the transition to independence by guiding them through life skills such as managing finances, accessing employment, education and training, and supporting their health and wellbeing.
This opportunity is for volunteers (normally aged 50+) who have life experience and skills to offer. However, if you are younger than 50 and feel you could offer valuable support, please do apply or contact us to discuss further.
It is important that you have good people skills, communication skills, patience, and can offer a regular commitment of a few hours per week (weekly or fortnightly). This role requires PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) scheme membership, which will be handled and processed by us.
We provide our volunteers with comprehensive training, on-going support, and volunteer expenses.
*****Exciting New Partnership with Lead Partner The Welcoming and Project Scotland ****
The Inspire Project is a new wraparound volunteering and mentorship programme being launched to support New Scots across Edinburgh and Dundee. New Scots aged 16-30 will be provided with a tailored volunteer placement within their local community and a mentor who will support them as they navigate their experience while gaining valuable skills and confidence. As a mentor you will meet regularly with your mentee to provide practical and emotional support over the course of their placement.