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We are a small charity dedicated to supporting our community to fulfil its potential. We run a weekly schedule of creative and therapeutic focused groups from our premises within Dudhope Castle and are in need of help with:
planning and ideas-generation (our materials are mainly donated or upcycled ‘junk’);
setup & clearing;
supporting group participants to try out ideas and manage the manual challenges of the activities; and
facilitate the flow of the group.
We’re looking for someone with some experience and interest in the activity type, but most of all you will bring patience and positivity. We hope that you will enjoy the social aspects of this role, as well as knowing that you are making a valuable contribution to your community.
You will volunteer alongside at least one of our staff team. Groups run Tuesdays to Fridays, 10am-12pm or 1-3pm, with time around that for set up and planning.
Skilz is a non-profitable charity, and our mission is to enhance the lives of individuals and communities by providing a diverse range of opportunities, which promote Health and Wellbeing for all.
Our Introduction to Sport class is aimed at Under 5's & their parent or carer. Little one's have the chance to explore a range of sports equipment inspired by Free Play and structured games or activities. The sports coaches help with all aspects of the class. They plan and execute a fun and enjoyable session which allows the families to interact with one another and build positive relationships through sports. Songs, Dance & Smiles is an intergenerational class that is aimed at Under 5’s & their parent or carer and older adults. The hope is to create relaxed sessions that bring joy and form long lasting friendships. Participants are led on an adventure of exploration and magic as they learn and develop language and social skills using a variety of props that stimulate the imagination and senses. Sessions are created to focus on interactive participation for everyone.
What you could expect:
• Setting up and taking down equipment
• Collecting fruit from the local supermarket
• Session planning
• Delivering sessions
• Interacting and befriending with the families
• Completing risk assessments
Were looking for someone with
• The ability to participate in the delivery of sessions
• A friendly and outgoing personality
• Good communicational skills
• Good organisation skills
We ask for commitment of 1 hour per week. Introduction to Sport is delivered on a Saturday morning. Songs, Dance & Smiles is delivered on a Thursday morning.
Skilz will provide any necessary support or training that is needed for this role so that volunteers can feel confident and happy when volunteering with us.
What’s in it for me?
Volunteering at these groups has several benefits for you including:
• The opportunity to work with members of the local community
• Meeting new people and making new friends
• Being part of a team of coaches
• Developing new skills
• Enhancing your ability to deliver sports sessions
• Expanding your knowledge of Charity work
Please contact Lauren Simpson on 07535396523 for more information.
We are a voluntary organisation in Forfar and centre-based day care for adults in Forfar and the surrounding area. We are looking to increase our volunteers at the centre to assist our dedicated staff team!
The centre is looking for volunteers assist within the centre, with activities and socialise with members. Assiting staff to allow us to offer more variety in our activities as well as Activity Volunteers to share a talent or interest they have with our service user group. For example: Arts & Crafts, Sports, Baking, Gardening, Woodworking, Origami, Exercises, the list could be endless!
Both of these opportunities are additional to staffing levels required and would be supported by staff. We are open Monday to Friday, 8.30pm to 4pm. For more information please contact 01307 468314.
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PR and Community Engagement - Spreading the word about CamGlen Radio!
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Our Linus group invites anyone who has use of a sewing machine - and can use it - to join us in making quilts for vulnerable youngsters from Birth to age 18/19 years.
We can supply materials initially - and tuition if necessary. Small friendly group.
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You will assist organising an activities programme and help with finer details to make the day memorable. If you have not called bingo you will learn. The group will be with older ladies mostly who have walking difficulties and are not able to get out the house or live alone.
You will set a weekly activity programme for once per week. Available for 12:30-3:15 in the afternoon on a Monday and or Thursday. You will be supported by a centre staff member and assist compiling the activity and doing a stint clearing up.
Breaking Borders is a group for women who have been displaced from their home countries, giving them the opportunity to connect with women going through the same journey. The group meets every Monday at Hope Wellbeing in Ayr, and aims to try out a new craft activity every week. The group provides a safe space for women and given the nature of the group female volunteers would be preferred for the opportunity.
We are currently looking for volunteers to help with tasks including setting up the space, mentoring/providing a listening ear to group members, signposting members to other organisations for additional help, running a craft activity, spending time with group members to speak English, and helping to look after the group member's children.
This is a flexible volunteer opportunity and we would be interested in speaking to you even if you cannot commit on a regular basis. We especially need extra volunteers during school holidays to work with young people. We are also hoping to expand our service to include making home visits so if a Monday afternoon does not suit please still get in touch.
Girls in Brownies have incredible experiences together, make brilliant friends and discover the world around them. Every time they meet up, groups of Brownies learn new skills and take on challenges as they work out what they want to be and do in the future.
We are looking for volunteers to help us set up a Brownie unit in Crosshill. We already run the Guides and the Rangers units yet there is already a demand for a Brownie Unit. This opportunity is ideal for someone who is training to work in teaching or childcare, and would like to gain experience.
There's no doubt that volunteering at Girlguiding will enhance your CV. Here are some of the valuable skills you could gain as part of our charity.
Teamwork – whether you're planning meetings with your fellow volunteers, or collaborating on a community project, guiding offers numerous chances to work effectively as a team.
Leadership – developing leadership skills is integral to many of our volunteering roles, especially those responsible for coordinating local guiding.
Organisation – planning a event or simply a weekly meeting - it all counts.
Motivation. Gaining any experience in Girlguiding shows that you are reliable, dedicated and can work independently.
Communication – if you’re making contact with parents, Commissioners, young members, external contacts – anyone – then you’re demonstrating excellent communication skills.
That’s not to mention the more specific skills that different roles within guiding can give you. Whoever you want to be, guiding can support you to achieve your full potential.
Guiding can enhance your experience and help you build a host of highly transferable skills. It's all about...
Fun – Guiding can give you the space to let off steam when work mounts up – whether that's through once-in-a-lifetime opportunities or just the mess and mayhem of weekly unit meetings.
Friendship – guiding can offer you a support network. Many of our volunteers make life-long friends through guiding.
Flexibility – volunteers can be involved in guiding plan their unit meetings on a termly basis – meaning you don't need to worry about guiding getting in the way of your schedule.
Future – volunteering at Girlguiding offers a highly enjoyable way of enhancing your employability outside of ordinary work experience.
As a community interest company we value volunteers and their support really means a lot to us. We are looking for Delivery Drivers to assist us with delivery to our wholesale clients. You must have a full clean driving licence and be aged over 30.
In exchange for your time and energy volunteering with us, we can offer the opportunity to improve employability skills and give you driving experience. We offer references after you have volunteered with us for several months.
As a community interest company we value volunteers and their support really means a lot to us. We are looking for volunteers to manage our social media. Tasks will include:
- Creating engaging social media posts to grow our followers
- Day to day running of our social media content on Tik Tok, Instagram and Facebook
- Assisting with marketing for the organisation
Some of this role can be done at home but volunteers must be able to visit our bakery, cafe and studio to create content.
In exchange for your time and energy volunteering with us, we can offer the opportunity to improve employability skills, fulfill your volunteering hours for Saltire Awards/Duke of Edinburgh or your company's corporate social responsibility. We can even provide you with a character reference if you have volunteered with us for a number of months.