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Rubislaw Park Care Home for older people provides a level of care and support to ensure residents maintain their independence and individuality.
We believe that through developing an atmosphere of individual care and attention with our service users contributes to their well-being and comfort, enabling residents to enjoy life to its fullest potential.
The Card Making Group is a fun and vital part of this and we currently have opportunities for volunteers to assist at the group with our residents in making cards. All equipment will be supplied and all volunteer help is greatly appreciated.
A fantastic and enjoyable opportunity to help a care home setting and which will help enrich the lives of older residents. This is a very rewarding opportunity as it is very satisfying. A good cup of tea/coffee, a fine piece and good company awaits all volunteers who help us.
For further details please contact:
Tel.: 01224 810030
ADA-Alcohol & Drugs Action have opportunities for Creative Group Volunteers to support people who require this service in their recovery journey.
Do you have a creative skill that you can share with our service users? We are looking for people with skills and knowledge in all areas of the arts who can help us to devise and deliver creative groups and sessions or one-to –one tutoring in all of our Aberdeen services. Anything from creative writing to crochet, upholstery to cake decorating we are welcome to any suggestions.
As well as Creative Group Volunteers we also have a range of other volunteer opportunities such as Volunteer Buddies, Volunteer Complementary Therapists, Mini Bus Driver, Volunteer Gardener and Volunteer Music Group Assistant.
For further details please contact:
T: 01224 577120 / E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Camphill School Aberdeen has exciting new volunteer opportunities to help. As a volunteer you will become part of a team within one of our 10 residential Care homes, set in beautiful surroundings 5 miles outside of Aberdeen City centre and close to the Deeside Railway line. We are currently seeking people to volunteer as:
> Voluntary Coworkers within Residential School and Care Homes: Our pupils age from 12-25 years old and as part of your position, you will be with them when they attend the school, farm and gardens, workshops or even riding stables as part of their personalised daily routines and assist them with their tasks throughout the day.
> Voluntary Farm and Gardens Volunteers: Our farm cares for cows, pigs, goats, hens and alpacas. As part of your position, you will be with our pupils when they attend the farm and gardens as part of their personalised daily routines and assist them with their tasks.
> Voluntary Workshop Assistants: You will be with our pupils when they attend the various workshops (woodwork, metal, weavery, felt, candle, pottery, bike and Fruver- our food workshop)as part of their personalised daily routines and assist them with their tasks.
These opportunities do not require you to have previous experience, we just ask that you are caring, patient and willing to help our pupils, have an interest in people and different ways of communications.
Training is provided in induction and support given throughout the volunteering time within Camphill School Aberdeen.
Fantastic opportunities to help with all assistance making a real difference and greatly appreciated.
For more details please contact Naomi Paton, Recruitment Administrator at E Mail: email@example.com or tel.: 01224 866162.
Food and Fun was introduced by the Council as a pilot to deliver free meals and activities to children in key areas of Aberdeen during school holiday periods and has been rolled out on a permanent basis. Over Christmas, as an extension of the project, special events were hosted for young people to enjoy the festivities – from ice skating and crafts to a disco and visit to Santa.
For everyone involved in Food and Fun there’s a busy period ahead. The main aim is to ensure children continue to be fed, recognising the importance of school meals during term time for a large number of families, and also to provide the opportunity to take part in physical activity in a nurturing environment.
The initiative has been recognised with awards – but the reward and motivation for the many people who have put their heart and soul into developing the programme is in the positive impact there is on children, families and communities.
When we talk about our purpose – about caring for our city and our people – we think Food and Fun is a shining example that we can all be incredibly proud of.
Many participants obtain great life skills which has assisted them in securing other opportunities as well as the personal development and satisfaction that this also brings.
All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated. To volunteer / for more information please contact Martin Smith, Locality Inclusion Manager at E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel.: 01224 788538.
Teapot Trust is a Scottish charity providing a UK wide programme of art therapy and creative interventions for chronically ill children in hospitals and hospices. We have a team of professional art therapists working across Scotland and London, including Royal Aberdeen’s Children's Hospital.
We are currently looking for volunteers to raise awareness and help to increase our presence in Aberdeen. Teapot Trust want to recruit representatives to volunteer at local events such as tea parties, sponsored runs/walks and give talks about the work we do. Volunteers could also help run an arts and crafts table, manage collecting cans and sell merchandise. We always welcome new fundraising ideas and will provide support and training depending on the event.
Depending on skill set we are looking for a volunteer to manage other volunteers on a local basis.
Excellent support is provided to all volunteers. A member of staff from Teapot Trust will explain to new volunteers what is required for each role and give training for relevant areas. There will be a named member of staff volunteers can also contact if they require support or wish to discuss their volunteering role.
Fantastic opportunities to assist and help the Teapot Trust make a real difference for children and young people in Aberdeen. All volunteer help is greatly appreciated. For further details please contact Kirsty Moore at E Mail: email@example.com or Tel: 0131 273 4340.
We believe every child and young person deserves the same opportunity to succeed and so we provide free, immersive, instrumental music tuition to pupils and pre-school children. This leads to an enhanced ability to learn in school, improvements in emotional wellbeing, confidence and esteem, as well as the acquisition of a range of social and life skills. To achieve this, volunteers are vital for our Big Noise Centre in Torry.
As a Big Noise volunteer, you'll be helping us transform children's lives through music. You don't need to have any musical experience, just a passion for making a difference to the lives of young people.
Volunteers help in a variety of valuable ways, including:
• Helping children stay focused and engaged during music lessons
• Walk children from school to the Big Noise Centre
• Helping set up for rehearsals and music lessons and assisting the children and young people to play their instruments if required
• Supervise children during snack times, breaks, time-out etc.
• and much more...
You can become a positive role model in children’s lives and someone they look forward to spending time with. You will benefit from this by receiving training, developing skills in communication and gaining experience of working with children and young people. Big Noise Torry/Sistema Scotland have also achieved the Investing in Volunteers Award-a national quality standard for good practice in involving volunteers as part of our commitment to volunteering and providing excellent support to volunteers.
A fantastic opportunity to help with a major charity in Aberdeen and Scotland. All volunteer help is greatly appreciated and makes a real difference. For more details please either:
-Visit our website at https://www.makeabignoise.org.uk/volunteering/ and apply online at https://www.makeabignoise.org.uk/volunteering/apply-online/aberdeen/
-Contact us at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 01786 462923.
Inchgarth Community Centre provide a fantastic programme of activities for the community with the tremendous help of volunteers. Inchgarth has over 170 sessions of activity per week-serving every age group and section of the community. As a big and vibrant community centre, we offer a large range of activities for all ages and welcome a range of charities at the community centre.
We have a great opportunity for people to help as Thursday Phoenix Club Befrienders (1-3pm). The Phoenix Club is a wonderful social club for adults with learning or physical disabilities, where people have fun and socialise together. Every Thursday from 1pm-3pm, the club meets at Inchgarth Community Centre to play pool, video games or board games, to sing karaoke or paint.
We are seeking new volunteers for the club and for befrienders. Your role would be to take part in activities, play pool and board games with our members, take people to the cafe and have a hot drink. No experience necessary we just need you to be friendly and enthusiastic. We want our Phoenix Club members to feel special during this fantastic club and you could be that difference in people’s lives.
It is also a good opportunity to improve your communication skills, to gain experience working with people with learning and physical disabilities and to help the community grow. You will also be joining team Inchgarth that was awarded the highest award in the country by Her Majesty the Queen via the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, a collective MBE for all team members who volunteer. Be part of this fantastic centre and the wonderful Phoenix club.
All volunteers are greatly appreciated and provided with excellent support. Please contact us to find out more, join our amazing team of volunteers and make a real difference in the community: please email: email@example.com / Tel: 01224 325191 / Website: https://www.inchgarth.co.uk/volunteer.html
The Board of Trustees are responsible for the overall governance and strategic direction of the charity, developing the charity’s aims, objectives and goals in accordance with the governing document, legal and regulatory guidelines.
While all Trustees always retain their responsibility for the Charity as a whole, some will be chosen for their specific expertise in particular areas and will support and advise the Board on that area of expertise.
• Work together to provide leadership and strategic direction to the charity
• Ensure that M4U meets its charitable objectives as laid out in the constitution
• Ensure that M4U is effectively run and meets all of its legal and regulatory requirements
• Ensure that assets are safeguarded and used efficiently for those for whom the charity exists
• Ensure that the charity is accountable financially and in other ways
• Take on specific roles as required for the smooth operation of the Board of Trustees and charity
• To maintain absolute confidentiality about all sensitive/confidential information received in the
course of trustee’s responsibilities to the charity.
• Act in the best interest of the charity, beneficiaries and future beneficiaries at all times
• Promote and develop the charity in order for it to grow and maintain its relevance to society
Trustees are expected to contribute around 10 hours per month to the charity and to attend 6 Board Meetings per annum. A minimum commitment of 12 months is requested.
Trustees are expected to attend a minimum of 2 Workshops, 2 Performances and 2 Fundraising Events
This is a voluntary position, although reasonable travelling expenses can be refunded.
As the board are responsible and liable for the governance and functioning of the charity, they are accountable in varying degrees to a variety of stakeholders, including: service users, funders and OSCR.
M4U depends on Trustees having a wide range of skills, and each Board member should have strengths in at least one of the following areas. We do not expect Trustees to be skilled in all of these areas.
• Musical theatre
• Organisational development/strategy
• Financial management
• Charity legal compliance responsibilities
• Management and development of paid staff/volunteers
• Lobbying & campaigning
• Ability and time to represent M4U in meetings with stakeholders
• Best in employment
• IT Management
• Project development/management experience
A fantastic opportunity to assist in the continued successful development of Music 4 U. All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated. For further details please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteering Matters, the UK’s largest volunteering charity, believe that everyone in the UK should have the opportunity to thrive. We bring people together to overcome some of society’s most complex issues through the power of volunteering. Our Retired and Senior Volunteer Programme (RSVP) encourages those aged 50+ to volunteer and be active in their communities. RSVP projects can take many forms, from school support, to driving schemes, all having an incredible impact both on the wider community, and our volunteers.
In Aberdeen, we are looking for a passionate, friendly individual to re-establish RSVP knitting groups in the Aberdeen area as a Group Volunteer Organiser. As our RSVP Knitting Group Volunteer Organiser, you will engage other adults aged 50+ in the local community who enjoy knitting, bring them together as knitting volunteers, but also providing a social forum for the knitters to chat and spark friendships. Activity will also happen in between, with knitters completing items at home too.
In addition to setting up groups and arranging for them to come together (if they would like to), the Organiser will collect items created, and ensure they are donated to local organisations that can benefit from them. Previously, this has included clothes for the local neonatal unit, trauma teddies, and others. This will involve networking in the Aberdeen area to establish relationships with organisations and agree how donations will work.
You don’t have to be an avid knitter yourself, this role is more to organise knitting activity, and be the point of contact for knitters and partners in the local area. However, if you would like to be involved in the knitting activity, that would be most welcome.
- Engaging with keen knitters in the local area to form groups, and on-going contact with knitters
- Promoting knitting opportunities/encouraging wider involvement via local press, social media etc.
- Working with organisations to create partnerships for the knitting to be donated to
- Ensuring quality control of items
- Applying for small grants/funding/some fundraising activity would be beneficial
- Gathering items from knitters and arranging collection/delivery
- Ensuring social opportunities for knitters to come together (if they wish to)
- Inputting to the wider RSVP network as and when appropriate
*You will be:
- Honest, reliable, and friendly volunteer aged 50+
- Regular commitment
- An interest in networking/building relationships
- Good communication, organisational, and people skills
- Ability to volunteer independently, taking initiative to grow the groups, with minimum support
- Able to lift/move bags of knitting donations and transport them – being a driver would be useful
*We will provide:
- A fun, enjoyable and worthwhile voluntary experience
- Sense of achievement
- Relevant training and support
- All travel expenses
- Relevant insurance for activities
- Opportunity to engage with the wider RSVP and Volunteering Matters Network
A fantastic opportunity to help and make a real difference for people and the community.
For further details please contact Louise Orr, Delivery Leader at email: email@example.com or tel.: 07534 108 842.
Creative wellbeing volunteers should have a creative skill of their own and an understanding of how engaging with
creativity can support positive wellbeing and reduce stress. They will be keen to share their creative skill with others.
The Volunteer and Training Coordinator at Carers of East Lothian will support them by organising an opportunity
to deliver a workshop introducing carers to the skill. A wide variety of skills could be introduced to carers, but could
include: art, dance, drama, cooking, baking, yoga, writing, needlework, photography, pottery, knitting, music, holistic
Carers of East Lothian will support the volunteer to identify a suitable venue, source resources, provide
administrative support, advertise and promote the session, conduct risk assessments and support the facilitation of
Volunteers could provide a one of session, but it may be more suitable to run multiple sessions. If interest is
high, volunteers may be invited to run further sessions in the future.