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ProjectScotland supports young people to reach their potential through tailored support, the opportunity to experience the benefits of a volunteering placement themselves and the support of volunteer mentors.
This is a national programme which we have recently secured funding to deliver in the Aberdeen area.
As a guide -6-month commitment – 1 hour weekly although this will be flexible and may fluctuate to meet mentor and mentee availability, this meeting would ideally be face to face however given the COVID situation many matches are virtual using email/telephone/video chat/WhatsApp.
In the role you may be assisting a young person to identify personal goals and aims and support them to work towards these in a planned and thought through way. e.g building self-esteem, feeling more confident in social situations, expressing themselves effectively, recognising personal strengths. In other matches you might be working on softer outcomes such as helping them to develop life skills, routine, planning for the day, managing their time effectively and in many cases just checking in to make sure all is well and they are doing alright.
For further information please contact Emma Hanlon, Mentor Manager at email: email@example.com or tel.: 07746938237.
The Butterfly Trust are a Scottish registered charity that offer direct one to one support to people living with Cystic Fibrosis. We are helping to empower people with Cystic Fibrosis in Scotland.
Cystic Fibrosis is a progressive, life-limiting, genetically inherited condition with no cure. We are the leading provider of social support to the Cystic Fibrosis community of Scotland, providing face-to-face services for individuals and families, and access to the support needed to ensure they benefit from optimum homecare and enjoy the best quality of life.
Volunteering is a fantastic way to make a difference to the life of someone else, and an opportunity to enhance your own life and build new skills. The support worker undertakes tasks that make a real difference to the quality of life for the young people we support. He/she is our first point of contact with clients responding to requests that are often for practical help but also just someone to talk to. Support workers receive training to develop skills in understanding and completing official forms, and can be trained to provide advocacy if they wish to be more challenged.
A great opportunity to make a real difference for people. Excellent support and relevant training is provided to all volunteers. For more details please contact Dr Miles Tew, Volunteer Manager at E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 07712 606891.
Open up in the Centre, put out toys, welcome parents and carers, make tea/coffee, offer support and include new people, clear up and tidy up at end of session. This always works well when there is a wee team of volunteers, it is a great way to support parents. You don't have to be a parent to volunteer, but if you do have wee ones it is all done with them there and around them.
For further details please contact Victoria Ellis at email: email@example.com
Give the gift of your time and become a volunteer mentor for young people. It could be life changing for you both!
Would you like to support a young person on their journey to gaining new skills and experience, becoming more self-confident and achieving their goals? If the answer is yes, we would love to hear from you.
Mentoring is at the heart of what we do here at ProjectScotland and we offer every young person we support, the opportunity to be matched with a volunteer mentor. We are searching for people in and around Aberdeen who are able to offer one hour of their time once a week or fortnight for up to 12 months to help transform the life of someone else. The young people we work with all face different challenges in their lives such as; mental ill health, long term unemployment, low confidence and self esteem, care experienced, limited English communication skills due to being new to this country or disabilities.
As a volunteer mentor, you could support your mentee with whatever is important to them. This could be: goal setting; identifying interests and strengths; confidence building; helping to establish a routine; support to explore job, training and further education opportunities; social connections; or just someone consistent to talk to and check in with to see how they are. The support you can offer is invaluable and can be life changing.
How does it work?
• Following recruitment, we provide training, support to join the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme, ongoing support, access to lots of resources and a wonderful community of mentors across the country to connect with, learn from and build friendships with.
• you are matched to one young person and meet with them once a week or fortnight for around one hour
• meetings can be face to face or virtual using email/telephone/video chat/WhatsApp. There is also an opportunity to do a mixture of the two which offers a flexible and accessible approach to this volunteering role in addition to the match itself.
•matches can last from 3-12 months depending upon the relationship and the needs of the mentee
What’s in it for you?
• Help transform your mentee’s life
• Develop communication and interpersonal skills e.g. coaching, motivating others, adaptability
• Gain transferable skills and experience volunteering with disadvantaged people
• Participate in regular support and training
• Meet new people, connect and have fun!
• Learn about yourself and gain a sense of achievement supporting others
• Learn more about your community and the challenges that people can face
If you are interested in this opportunity please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We would love to hear from you!
More info about ProjectScotland:
ProjectScotland (now part of the Volunteering Matters Family of Brands) works with people (predominantly young people) across the country who are struggling to overcome challenges such as social isolation, mental health issues, low confidence and general uncertainty about their futures. By providing wrap around support and the chance to complete a voluntary placement with a local charity; not only can this enhance confidence and self-belief, but it gives that individual the opportunity to build on their skills and experience and potentially move on to a job, further education or training. Everyone we work with is also offered a volunteer mentor.
At Sue Ryder Dee View Court we strive to help people to live lives as fully as possible. We offer a huge range of support including long-term residential care, supported living and specialist rehabilitative services designed to help people improve or regain their abilities. We focus on a person's wellness not illness and abilities rather than disabilities. A Community based service of excellence - care that liberates lives.
We are currently recruiting volunteers for a recently established self management programme for people with neurological conditions in their own homes. Through volunteering with the programme for a few hours a week/fortnight you can make a difference to peoples lives-this can be through visiting someone and having a chat and a tea/coffee or assisting people in accessing community activities, building peoples confidence again.
Good support, relevant training and reimbursement of any out of pocket expenses e.g.: any bus fares/car mileage etc. is provided to all volunteers.
Through volunteering with this exciting and important programme you will make a difference to people’s lives.
For more details about this and volunteering with Sue Ryder please contact email: email@example.com / tel.: 01224 245920.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 01224 866162.
Scottish Communities Climate Action Network (SCCAN)’s purpose is to inspire and promote, connect and support community-led action in Scotland to address the Climate Emergency. Please see our website: https://www.scottishcommunitiescan.org.uk/
Would you like to help take climate action to the next level?
We have a new volunteer role available with our Events working groups! You would be helping once a week with the following:
-Events organizing and facilitating
-Taking part in regular events working group meetings
-Contacting potential speakers and facilitators
-Promoting events by writing blog posts and promoting on social media.
-Compile a report on the event.
As a volunteer led organisation, our capacity to offer thorough training on events coordination is limited so we would expect you to have some experience or to be adaptable. There will be some initial training on the way SCCAN operates.
The start date is flexible to suit your availability.
Our events and meetings are currently done online through zoom.
Commitment could range from once / week to twice a month.
If interested, please drop us an email at email@example.com
Aberdeen Linking Lives is a befriending service generally aimed at the elderly who find themselves requiring some extra friendship and support.
We match volunteers with older people who would like to see a friendly volunteer visitor on a regular basis for around one hour. Aberdeen Linking Lives relies on volunteers to deliver our service. Volunteers do not need any special skills as they receive full training, support and advice for their role. They also provide references and receive the necessary criminal record checks (PVG) prior to beginning visits (there is no cost for PVG checks for volunteers).
If you would like to volunteer, please give us a call or email us for more information: E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org tel.: Shola, Aberdeen Linking Lives Coordinator on 07425622600.
All help makes a difference to the lives of older people in Aberdeen and is greatly appreciated.
People affected by cancer tell us they need support during their cancer journey, and sometimes people cannot access support face to face in their local community. Our new remote befrienders service aims to help to break down isolation by offering one-to-one befriending over the phone, by email, letter or text. By choosing to join us as an emotional support volunteer you will be doing something amazing for people at a difficult time.
>What is involved?
You will be helping someone affected by cancer who cannot access face to face support because they live in an area with no suitable local support. You will provide emotional support such as listening and talking, or exchanging emails, providing a supportive relationship to help reduce feelings of isolation offer reassurance and increase confidence.
This role involves volunteering unsupervised, usually from your own home. Support is available from your Macmillan Volunteer Manager or Co-ordinator or from the Services Lead Volunteer. You will also be given an induction and appropriate training.
>What you won’t be expected to do
•Give advice to the person that you are matched with, although you may be able to signpost them to other Macmillan and community services which can offer guidance.
•Provide indefinite support to the person that you are matched with. The service is usually time limited to a 12-week period, except for exceptional circumstances.
>What will you get out of it?
•Be part of an enthusiastic team of people who want to make a difference, just like you
•Have a rewarding experience making a difference to people affected by cancer
•Receive induction and ongoing training in individual and group volunteer support sessions
•Use and develop your communication and people skills enhancing your CV
•Receive agreed out of pocket expenses reimbursed within our guidelines
>How much time should I give?
This is flexible based on the time that you have available and the needs of the people that we support. We would suggest a few hours a week ideally for a year or more.
>Apply today by completing an online application form at https://www.macmillan.org.uk/get-involved/volunteering/how-to-volunteer.html We’ll contact you to discuss your application and the role in more detail, and answer questions.
>for more information regarding this role/volunteering with us in Aberdeen / North of Scotland please contact Tina Morrow on 07455765844 or email@example.com to find out more.
*Dementia Café Volunteers*
We are looking for friendly, enthusiastic and caring volunteers who can help us at the Living Well Cafés we have at Newhills Church, Bucksburn AB21 9SS, Oldmachar Church, Bridge of Don AB22 8PR, High Church Hilton, Aberdeen AB24 4NQ and Ferryhill Parish Church, Aberdeen AB11 6UD. You will receive ongoing training and support including Dementia Friends Sessions, working in partnership with Alzheimer's Scotland and NHS Grampian to help you understand what dementia is and how it may affect people. This is a great opportunity to help make a real difference and all assistance is greatly appreciated. For more information about volunteering with us please contact Jeanette Abel on 07512 141818 or Linda Rendall on 07927 541029 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org