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Are you a young person (12-25) with existing experience of volunteering? Do you live in South Ayrshire?
Then you might be interested in becoming a Saltire Ambassador!
Our recently formed 'Saltire Squad' are looking for new members to help us 'fly the flag' about volunteering across South Ayrshire. If you are passionate about the benefits and impact of volunteering, then this is the ideal opportunity for you.
You will be a member of a growing group of Saltire Ambassadors who are promoting volunteering and the Saltire Awards in their local communities. This opportunity is flexible to your schedule and your talents - ideal for those in school, college or university. If you sign-up, you will have the opportunity to:
• Plan and attend events across South Ayrshire to promote youth volunteering.
• Create engaging social media content and videos to raise awareness about volunteering and the Saltire Awards.
• Work as part of a team to come up with new and fun ideas for increasing youth volunteering in South Ayrshire.
• Help to plan the Saltire Awards Ceremony - an annual event celebrating the achievements of Saltire Award participants.
• Join a group of young people who are passionate about making a difference in their local community!
All participants will be provided with a mentor for ongoing support as well as access to events, training, and opportunities.
We are recruiting a team of Charity Ambassadors to help develop engagement across each Region, to maximise opportunities to raise funds and increase support from the Community. You will be actively involved with The Charity on the ground and play a key role working alongside the Regional Community Fundraisers, as and when required:
- Identifying various opportunities in your local area to raise awareness of The Charity & our wide range of Fundraising Campaigns. This could anything from contacting your local supermarket’s ‘Community Champion’ and organising an information stand and bucket collection or supporting a Supporter Group meet up in your area.
- Representing The Charity in your area, by undertaking presentations & cheque collections at schools, local companies & community groups
- Helping us to recruit new fundraisers and supporting those who are already signed up for a campaign, in your area. For example, attending a local Twilight Walk or promoting The Big Bake to local companies.
We’re looking for people who are:
- Passionate about the Charity and our vision
- Flexible and willing to get involved as and when opportunities arise
- Confident and comfortable in undertaking presentations to a wide range of audiences
- Skilled at spotting new opportunities to raise awareness and funds
- Friendly, approachable and able to communicate at all levels
- A team player, who is also able to work on their own initiative
We particularly encourage applications from those who are significantly underrepresented in our sector, including individuals from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities.
What can you gain from volunteering?
- You’ll join a friendly, passionate team and develop an understanding of how this team at The Charity operates.
- The opportunity to network with other volunteers and play a key role in the brain tumour community.
- You’ll have the opportunity to utilise your existing skills, while developing and learning new ones to take forward into the future
Initially, we envisage a minimum of 2 or 3 days per month, depending on the regional focus, and this will also be guided by whether you are researching new awareness raising opportunities in your area, or setting up a school presentation for example. Flexibility if a key part of the role as we are often presented with exciting opportunities to raise awareness or funds, at short notice.
You will receive training from the Community Fundraising Team and ongoing direction from a Regional Community Fundraiser, who will be your key contact. We carry out reference checks for all individuals who will be volunteering with us on a regular basis. Volunteers will be required to complete some internal data protection and disclosure documentation before commencing the role. Volunteers must be over 18. We encourage volunteers to claim for any reasonable expenses that are incurred in the course of their volunteering with the Charity.
We're looking for volunteers to help out with Clachworks Tool Library, based at Telford Retail Park in Inverness. We currently open on Saturdays (10-1pm) and Tuesdays (4-6:30pm). While it would be great if you have knowledge and experience around tools, no tool knowledge is necessary, as appropriate training is given. We’re after enthusiastic, passionate, friendly people who will help our members to use the right tool for the job.
We also have other opportunities, such as cleaning/maintaining tools, helping to run our IT/socials/ website, helping with PR/advertisements, etc. These jobs are more flexible with your time.
For further information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We meet usually once a month for about 2 hrs (7pm- 9pm) usually the 3rd Thursday of the month. We can offer a small payment to cover expenses. Some examples of our involvement are monthly meetings involving locally elected councillors, police and guest speakers. We regularly review local planning applications, local news/ concerns and organise community events such as beach cleans, seasonal town decorations/ events such as the summer bunting and Christmas Lights display/ switch on. We also support to facilitate local projects and collaborating with organisations to distribute community funds. There is opportunity to become involved in such a wide variety of projects/ groups dependant on your availability of time.
We are looking for a volunteer who would like to become our minute secretary. This involves attending once monthly meetings for about 2hrs (7-9pm) usually the third Thursday in Forfar to take minutes for the meeting, typing these up and distributing to the members. This is an excellent opportunity to get involved in your local community and might suit a volunteer hoping to further develop IT and admin skills.
We are excited to welcome the Tall Ships Races back to Aberdeen in July 2025. Hundreds of thousands of people will descend on the city for four days of celebrating, sharing culture, and international friendships at Europe’s largest free family event.
Hosting a successful Tall Ships Races provides a whole host of opportunities to get involved in a spectacular, world-famous event.
There will be a number of varied and exciting roles available. We would love to have a team of welcoming volunteers who are able to share their knowledge of Aberdeen with visitors and crews. Roles could include way finding, information points, meet and greet, as well as stage and site management support.
For more details and to register your interest to be a Tall Ships Races 2025 Aberdeen Volunteer please visit: https://www.tallshipsaberdeen.com/ and https://www.tallshipsaberdeen.com/#form
Based from TD1 2HQ
We have community led outreach volunteering opportunities throughout the Scottish Borders including but not limited to Hawick, Peebles, Eyemouth, Galashiels, Cheviot and Teviot.
We are looking for volunteers who
• Can commit to volunteer at least half a day per week – Monday to Friday
• Are able to drive and have use of a vehicle, this is preferred if providing outreach support but not essential. If you will be driving for this role you need to have held a full driving licence for at least 2 years which allows you to drive in the UK.
• Have good communication skills.
• Are warm, friendly and able to empathise with others.
Are reliable and passionate about making a difference to the lives of vulnerable people.
Are available to undertake the required e-learning modules and Zoom training sessions within the first few months of volunteering.
What you will be doing
Visit people in hospital as they are getting ready to go home.
Bring people home from hospital.
Help someone settle in when they first arrive home.
Support with shopping and collecting prescriptions.
Help people find further support if they need it.
Keep records of tasks.
The skills you need
Warm and friendly with empathy for others.
Good communication skills.
Encouraging and supportive.
Enjoy meeting and spending time with new people.
Can work independently and as a part of a team.
Able to commit to a regular shift.
Maggie's centre in Fife is everyone’s home of cancer care, a space for being together, for a moment alone, for getting going again or for meeting people who just get it. They are seeking volunteers to support their professional team to provide the best quality support.
Maggie's can help with money worries, as they have their own experienced Benefits Advisors, who help individuals find out which benefits might apply to them. You would support the Adviser for example, by making initial calls to let people know that they’ve been referred, give them an idea of timescales and collect basic information from them. You could also be filling in forms and
administration. A basic understanding of the benefits system is helpful but not essential as training will be given.
if you have a few hours spare per week, they would love to hear from you.
Volunteer advisors support the public with issues and enquiries. The office is often busy, but working with experienced staff familiar with dealing with complex issues. An opportunity to help people by providing free advice and information. comprehensive training and support provided. In the current challenging times, CAB are needing to recruit volunteers more than ever, can you help? Great opportunity to retrain and learn new skills while helping the community
Why we want you
1 in 5 people in the UK say they are lonely. Volunteers like you help people to
gain confidence so that they can reconnect with their local community.
For people leaving hospital, adjusting to life at home can be a difficult time. As a British Red Cross Phone Support Volunteer, you will support patients and service users by offering emotional support over the phone; signposting them to specialist services or further support, and liaising with the service coordinator to keep accurate information on the tasks given.
This is a home based role.
We are looking for someone who is:
available at least 2 hours per week between Monday to Friday from 11:00 till 16:00.
have access to their phone/laptop/computer for making phone calls and checking emails.
Live West of Scotland
Be able to commit to a minimum of 6 months
What you will be doing
Making outgoing phone calls to service users referred to the service
Offering reassurance and emotional support to service users; actively listening to their situation and checking in on their wellbeing
Signposting service users to partner agencies or specialist services as appropriate
Being aware of the potential for the need to escalate a safeguarding concern to colleagues
Ensuring that all personal data is kept safe and used appropriately
The skills you need
Able to adopt a person-centred approach
Able to support any service user in a calm, empathetic and reflective manner, creating a safe and open space
Reliable and able to consistently follow processes that relate to the role