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As Part Of The Angus Council Holiday Programme , We Are Looking For Additional Volunteers During The Angus School Holidays in 2024
Saturday 6th April & Sunday 7th April
Friday 28 June to Monday 12 August 2024
Monday 7 October to Friday 18 October
Friockheim Park Community Volunteers Are Offering Stay & Play Sessions
At All These Sessions We Will Be Providing Hot/Cold Drinks, Refreshments & Fresh Fruit To Both Children & Adults.
You Will Be Part Of A Team Of Volunteers Running Each Session Which Will Be Held On A Variety Of Days Throughout The Holidays,
An Enhanced PVG Will Be Required For This Role.
Please See Below Sections With More Information.
We Look Forward To Hearing From You Soon.
Do you have a couple of hours once or twice a year to share a cup of tea with an Older Person? We need caring people to host tea parties to help combat against Loneliness.
Isolation and Loneliness are on the rise especially with Older People in the Aberdeen Community. We are looking for friendly and caring people to help with our tea parties. Could you help serve refreshments and friendly conversation from the comfort of your own home? You will only be hosting once or twice a year, so this is perfect for fitting around your own availability and lifestyle.
All our guests are driven to your home by volunteer drivers, and you will be led by our tea party volunteer coordinator. Normally your tea party will last for about 2 hours on a Sunday afternoon. It is the same local group you host so you can make some real connections to your community and the Older Guests. All training is remote, and you are supported by our team and Tea Party Co-ordinator in your role.
A fantastic, enjoyable volunteer opportunity where you will make a real difference. All help is greatly appreciated.
For more information please contact Esther Lynn, Engagement Officer at email: email@example.com or telephone: 020 8017 8234.
Join our amazing team of Community Support Volunteers in Aberdeen and North Aberdeenshire, who support people who have had one of our conditions to develop autonomy and confidence in self-management, enabling them to fully engage with their community and activities of their choosing. The service follows a pathway from hospital to community and can be delivered in a one-to-one and/or group setting in person, virtually or via telephone.
We also have opportunities for volunteers to become Walk Leaders, to safely lead community health walks either in a 1:1 or group setting, while effectively supporting people living with and at high risk of our conditions.
The service can be delivered to provide person-centred support for those with a communication difficulty and/or to support an individual to achieve a specific goal.
A fantastic opportunity to help and make a real difference for people and the community. Excellent support and relevant training is provided to all volunteers and all assistance is greatly appreciated.
For more details please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at https://www.chss.org.uk/volunteer-with-chss to apply.
Want to make a difference? Do something fun and inspirational with a serious impact? Become a FriendZ Meetups Volunteer!
Social isolation and loneliness have a major impact on the health, well-being, and the life expectancy of adults with Down’s Syndrome. Down’s Syndrome Scotland’s exciting new FriendZ Meetups programme aims to tackle the loneliness and social isolation experienced by adults with Down’s syndrome in Scotland.
By becoming a FriendZ Meetups volunteer you can help young adults and adults with Down’s syndrome get out and about more, meet up with each other and grow their friendships as well as their confidence, self-esteem, and independence skills. On top of that, it's also fun, rewarding and will make a serious impact on people experiencing social isolation in Scotland!!
FriendZ volunteers will form part of a team of trained, skilled, volunteers who will support small groups of adults with Down’s syndrome to come together for monthly social, community Meetups designed to promote the development of friendships, social skills, community confidence and independent decision making. Volunteers will also support the group members in identifying activities, groups, and places of interest in their local community that they can access independently.
To support young people and adults with Down’s syndrome to participate in social activities in small groups within their local areas to develop and sustain friendships with their peers through engaging in fun group activities together and gain community confidence.
*What the role involves:
- Person centred support to young adults and adults with Down’s syndrome in participating in a range of fun activities in a social group situation.
- Enable adults with Down’s syndrome to develop their friendships with each other by helping to make meeting arrangements, supporting independent travel and planning the social activities they choose to do.
- To provide discrete individual/group support and promote a positive group dynamic, encouraging participation, responsibility taking and positively acknowledging skills and qualities of group members.
- To ensure group safety and wellbeing through dynamic risk assessment and adaptive decision making.
- Communicate positively with participants, parents and carers.
- To establish and maintain appropriate boundaries within the volunteering relationship.
- To support members to think about what’s on in their local areas and encourage positive lifestyle choices.
- To participate in support, individual and peer supervision meetings and training events.
Activities will take place monthly in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire during weekday evenings and during the day or evenings at weekends. The programme will offer a range of social activities lasting approximately 1-5 hours (3 hours on average)
Interviews and training will take place online.
A fantastic opportunity to help and all volunteers are greatly appreciated. If interested/for further details please contact Shaun Powell, Friendz Meetups Programme Development Worker at email: email@example.com or telephone: 07825586444.
We are keen to hear from people who would be happy to lead therapeutic group activities. The types of therapeutic activities may include groups focussing on arts & crafts, football, golf, dance, film & TV, music & singing, photography, complimentary therapies, nature & gardening, sports, baking, reading, walking, local and/or family history or the sharing of other interests.
Groups would be open to People with Dementia, Carers and/or wider community interested in maintaining good brain health.
Role Description: This role will take a lead in delivering a therapeutic activity group as per interests listed above and support the people attending. The role may vary but is likely to include;
•Offering person-centred support within a therapeutic group setting.
•Communicating with people and staff within the therapeutic group setting.
•Leading therapeutic activity groups and sharing ideas, skills and interests.
•Recording attendance at the group.
•Keeping staff updated about the group activity, those attending and any concerns or matters they feel are relevant.
•Keeping up to date with Alzheimer Scotland news and our work across Scotland.
On reading and if interested, informal enquiries to NSemple@alzscot.org 01463 711710
Are you interested in sport and working with older adults? We might have the opportunity for you.....
Strathmore Community Rugby Trust and Strathmore Cricket Club are working in partnership to deliver Sporting Memories sessions throughout Forfar and Kirriemuir. The Sporting Memories sessions support a wide range of people aged 50+. They focus on bringing adults over 50 together to reduce isolation and loneliness, improve their mental wellbeing and help them become more active to live a healthier lifestyle. We have weekly and monthly clubs delivered at a variety of locations. At each session we deliver an on-topic reminiscing session followed by a light physical activity session to suit the abilities and interest of the group. For example, in the build up to Rugby World Cup we have sessions relating to rugby and in the summer during Wimbledon we focussed on tennis. We have a variety of roles for volunteers which all combine to ensure the smooth and successful running of our club.
We are looking for volunteers that may be interested in helping with some of the below roles:
- providing practical help at group meetings
- welcoming members as they arrive and being a friendly face
- making teas and coffees
- encouraging members to engage in conversations and activities
- befriending group members and supporting them to attend
Club Resource Maker
- helping to research and create resources
- find and collate items of local or national sporting interest
- develop relevant sporting resources for use within clubs and for one-to-one
- work with our members and other volunteers to create resources relevant to our members interests
- helping to record and promote activities
- collate information and stories from club members
- talk about your own personal sporting memories
- provide history from a local sporting club
- bring along resources from a sporting history in the local area
If you have any questions about any of the roles or would like to volunteer, please contact Mia White, Community Project Worker at Strathmore Community Rugby Trust.
Would you like to support someone through their cancer journey?
Tayside Cancer Support offers a free, confidential, one-to-one befriending service for those affected by cancer in the Tayside area and help establish support groups which offer a valuable network for people facing a diagnosis of cancer either themselves or in a loved one. In addition, we provide specialist Mindfulness courses for anyone affected by cancer.
Our volunteers are the key to the Charity’s success. Everyone has skills that can be put to good use! If you think you’d like to get involved whether with our fundraising activities and events; getting involved with hospital visits or within our drop in support groups, we would love to have a chat with you.
Angus Talking Newspaper Association produce a monthly CD of recorded news from local press which is distributed to our members who have visual impairments. This service is run by volunteers and provides a really worthwhile resource for members. We are urgently looking for a volunteer who can use a laptop and can spare approximately 3 hours once a month on the second Monday of the month. At present we meet in a meeting room at Brechin City Football Club but the venue can be flexible. We read and record local news which Is put on to CDs and USB sticks and sent out free of charge to blind and visually impaired listeners. Training will be given. Apply to our Chairman, Mr Ian Scott at firstname.lastname@example.org
Would you like to support someone through their cancer journey?
Tayside Cancer Support offers a free, confidential, one-to-one befriending service for those affected by cancer in the Tayside and the surrounding area. This service is provided by volunteer befrienders who have received relevant and professional training prior to working with clients. Although the charity is a voluntary organisation, the commitment of our volunteers is essential, as we pride ourselves in offering sensitive, yet professional support.
Referrals for the befriending service are generally received from local hospital wards, doctors, nurses and other health professionals, but we also welcome referrals from individuals who feel that a family member or indeed, they themselves would benefit from this support.
We’d love to hear from you if you’d like to become a befriender, here’s what’s involved:
• No experience necessary, all training and supervision is provided
• You can communicate with your client either on the phone or in person
• The commitment is a minimum 1 hour a month
• A good listening ear!
We ask that all new befrienders attend our befriending course. This lasts for around 18 hours and includes the following sessions:-
• Introduction to Tayside Cancer Support Policies Procedures and Boundaries
• Working with People
• Listening & Communication Skills
• Different types of cancer and its treatment
• Handling Grief
• Working with other charities and partner agencies
Once the course is completed successfully, you will be matched with a client to begin the befriending journey. From there you and the client decide what is the best way for you to communicate and how often. This might be in their home, in a coffee shop, online or on the phone. Whatever is suitable for them.
If you think this is for you, we’d love to hear from you. Contact us for a further discussion by clicking on the button below.
Provide a befriending service to patients and support spiritual care team
- Volunteers will be expected to visit and provide a befriending service to patients in acute hospital wards and maintain contact with them during their inpatient stay in line with local on-site needs.
- Volunteers will respect the patients’ personal beliefs and provide a basic level of emotionally support