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Grampian Hospital Radio (GHR) provides a dedicated broadcasting service to patients in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen Maternity Hospital and Roxburghe House. You can listen via the bedside entertainment consoles or via our free Grampian Hospital Radio App or on our website at www.grampianhospitalradio.org/listen
GHR volunteers bring a bit of cheer into the lives of patients through our therapeutic hospital radio service. Volunteers undertake tasks such as collect requests around the wards, present programmes, fundraise and help with our music library database.
Feedback from volunteers include:
‘I volunteer on Grampian Hospital Radio because I wanted to do something worthwhile after retiring from my job as a sports journalist in 2017 and get a lot of enjoyment out of hosting the Breakfast Show, although the patients may not feel the same when they hear my jokes of the day! Volunteering for GHR is fun and it’s humbling to see so many of our team have been involved for decades, all for the sake of offering some light entertainment to patients during a difficult period in their lives.’ (Charlie Allan, Breakfast Show Presenter, Mon-Fri 0700-0900hrs, Grampian Hospital Radio)
‘I volunteer for GHR because as a music request collector I am the face of the Grampian Hospital Radio and I have the privilege of meeting patients and their families in the wards. I get great satisfaction in getting a request as the musical tastes can be so varied and interesting and even broadening my music knowledge too. It is so satisfying to see how patients engage in providing a music request as it is a distraction to being in hospital and hearing their request played on our nightly Request Show.’ (Denise Angus, Request Co-ordinator, Grampian Hospital Radio)
‘It gives me the chance to both showcase my passion for the UK charts and, more importantly, to give patients the chance to relive their happiest memories.’ (Nicholas Jackson, Retro Chart Show Presenter, Sunday 1100-1300hrs)
‘It can be difficult for friends and family to visit, particularly if home is quite a distance away from Aberdeen. If tuning in to us as the local station helps things feel a little better for even a short spell, that’s something positive.’ (Brenda Massie, Request Show Presenter Saturday 1900-2100hrs)
Grampian Hospital Radio (GHR) is a registered Scottish Charity. GHR is a member of the national Hospital Broadcasting Association.
A fantastic opportunity to make a difference in our local hospitals. All volunteers are greatly appreciated.
For further details please contact:
John Graham, Vice Chairman
E-mail: email@example.com / Tel: 01224 552964 / Mobile: 07545319940 / web: www.grampianhospitalradio.org/volunteer
Across the UK, our 270 local groups play a vital part in supporting people affected by MS. They provide sense of belonging, unity and friendship. And they deliver services and support for their local MS community.
We are looking to recruit an Activities Volunteer for the Aberdeen Group. As our local group Activities Volunteer you’ll help us to set up activities in the area. Whether you’re serving refreshments, talking to people, registering attendees or collecting payments, you’ll be making sure everyone feel welcome.
In this role you’ll be able to develop your organisation, communication and team working skills. Most importantly you’ll be supporting your local group to run activities that bring friendship and fun to your local MS Community.
You’ll have an interest in the MS Society and the work that we do, as well as the enthusiasm to represent both us and our values locally. You will understand the needs of people affected by MS in your area and be sympathetic to the needs and motivations of volunteers. You’ll be able to apply disability, equality and inclusion practices and understand and apply our risk management system. Ideally you’ll understand the local area and organisations that provide local services.
You will be reliable and easy to contact and you need to live in or near the area the group to carry out this role.
We estimate this role will need up to two hours a week. Our roles are flexible and aim to fit around you. Time commitments for this role may vary depending on your activities. This is an ongoing role.
1. Read through the role description carefully
2. Please apply online
The MS Society is committed to promoting diversity. We can only offer roles to over 18s.
Do you have a passion for the arts and an interest in Scottish country dance and music?
Do you have any experience writing, editing or creating engaging content?
If you answered YES to both those questions, you could be our next Editor. The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society is looking for a volunteer to lead our members magazine team – enthusiasm and ideas are more important that experience!
For more information or an informal conversation about the role email Chief Operating Officer Jon Berridge on firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com or telephone: 01224 635208.
Volunteer to host or co-host a radio show on Caithness FM- Training given in the form of shadowing existing volunteers. This Radio Station is based in Thurso Caithness. It operates from 6.30pm daily with additional broadcasting at weekends. Do you have time to commit to hosting a regular weekly Radio Show? good communication skills and friendly personality?
This is a wonderful opportunity to work with and befriend adults with additional support needs.
The PHAB Club is a registered charity and offers a range of activities in a social setting. Volunteers offer friendship and help facilitate members to engage in craftwork, computing, music and cooking. The club also organises social events such as a meal out, Christmas party and panto nights.
The club takes place during school term time only
Our Outdoor Education Assistant role is varied and includes helping our experienced staff to deliver play, school, weekend events and birthday parties. It's a great opportunity to develop new outdoor learning and Play Ranger skills, including designing and delivering activities for all ages.
Opportunities exist for this role to also support other desk based developments around our wider education and training offer to communities, namely:
- Supporting the ongoing management of our School support packages.
- Supporting the development of our online teacher training/support products.
- Supporting development of a new‘membership’ package for schools.
- Supporting development and roll out online learning packages related to school groups, uniformed organisations, and families.
We require volunteers from both sexes and all age groups who will pretend to be patients so that students can gain experience in dealing with patients in a relaxed and safe atmosphere. A simulated patient is someone who has been carefully trained to portray the emotional, symptomatic and physical characteristics of an actual patient. They are additionally trained to provide feedback to students on their performance during the simulated patient encounter.
Speyside Children’s Arts Festival is a one-day event filled with fantastic, creative activities for the whole family to take part in. There will be art, crafts, drumming, dance, singing and storytelling; young and old can even have a go at circus skills or try out flying on a trapeze!
The festival is organised by a group of local mums who felt that it would be great to bring this kind of event to Speyside so that all the families here wouldn’t have to travel so far to take part in things. It’s completely free and the day will be held in the grounds of Aberlour House, AB38 9LD
We are looking for volunteers to make this ambitious day happen - can you come and help us?
Duties range from site set up, putting up tents and gazebos, decorating the site, checking attendees in, registering people for bookable sessions, directing people to activities, assisting with creative activities, car park stewarding, directing traffic, litter picking, packing down at the end of the day, taking down tents and gazebos, packing away and site clean up.
St Colms has a well equipped craft room where they make all kinds of greetings cards and have just began making wedding invitations to order.
We are looking for volunteers assist adults with learning disabilities with various craft activities with the main one being card making
Tasks include cutting out shapes, assembling cards, computer work and photography. This would suit someone who is creative but experience is not necessary as training will be given. Tasks are arranged to suit ability and preference.