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*Could you help us keep Aberdeen active?*
This could be your opportunity to join us in taking what may be your first steps as a Non-Executive Director in the not-for-profit sector.
Awaiting you is:
•a chance to make a real impact at one of Aberdeen’s most respected multi award winning charities
•an opportunity to give something back to your city as it recovers from the pandemic
•the prospect of using your experience, skills, expertise and personality to influence our people and our future
Sport Aberdeen is a private limited company (Company Registration No 350981) and a registered charity with the Scottish Charity Register (Registered Charity No. SC040973). We deliver dynamic and innovative services across the city from a network of specialist venues, complemented by a range of cutting-edge sport, physical activity and health-related programmes within community settings.
You will be amazed at what we do and how far we reach in creating opportunities, inspiring people and changing lives through sport and physical activity.
Our volunteer Trustee Directors don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless -but because they are priceless!
As a Trustee Director, you will play an important part in governing the company, working with like-minded people who have a passion and are fully committed to this leadership role. You will serve on our board and its various committees, all of which drive and oversee what we do. There will also be time for some fun as we are an organisation with a personality, so you will need a sense of humour.
For further details/to register your interest please contact Tess Murphy, PA to Board and Managing Director, Sport Aberdeen at E Mail: Thmurphy@sportaberdeen.co.uk or tel.: 01224 507726. *( Closing date to apply is Friday 19th November 2021).
Last updated 7 hours ago
We are Guide Dogs and we’re here to help people with sight loss live the life they choose. Our ambition is a future where every person with sight loss has the confidence and support they need to live their lives to the full.
We don’t just provide life-changing guide dogs, we also provide advice, skills, emotional and practical support for people and families living with sight loss to help them live actively, independently and well.
What does the role involve?
Assisting your local fundraising group in organising, promoting and taking part in a variety of activities to raise money for Guide Dogs. It costs £58,000 to support one single guide dog throughout it's life, so without our amazing Fundraisers raising money for us, we wouldn't be able to provide our life changing services!
* Organise and facilitate fundraising events such as street collections, stalls at local fairs, tea parties, garden sales, sponsored events and anything else you can think of!
* Attend group meetings
* Take collection boxes to local businesses
* Keeping track of what we sell on our stalls at events (including the cuddly toys!)
* Count donations
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Do you have an interest in sustainable transport?
Are you knowledgeable in transport policy, public finance and/or economic appraisal?
Do you have good communication skills?
If it’s a ‘yes’ to all of the above, then you could be the perfect person to join Transform Scotland’s Policy Forum!
Our Policy Forum members volunteer their time to help influence transport policy in Scotland.
BENEFITS TO YOU!:
Opportunity to create lasting change and influence debate in sustainable transport.
Meet with like-minded individuals.
Have your voice heard.
Be part of Scotland’s national alliance for sustainable transport. Find out who we are and what we do here www.transform.scot/who-we-are/our-team/
Last updated 13 days ago
Would you like the opportunity to support Mary’s Meals’ work to feed hungry children in some of the world’s poorest countries and help give them a brighter future?
We’re looking for volunteers to join our global movement, to help raise awareness about Mary’s Meals and fundraise for our work.
As a Community Volunteer you can contribute as an individual or become part of one of our local groups of passionate volunteers, helping to grow our movement by motivating and inspiring people in your local community to support our work.
If you have a little time to spare, you enjoy meeting like-minded people, want to learn new skills and you’d like to help our amazing cause, then our Community Volunteer role is perfect for you!
Volunteering is fulfilling and fun. By gifting your precious free time to Mary’s Meals, you can learn useful new skills, meet new people, and make a valuable contribution to our important work to reach more hungry children with life-changing meals in schools.
We really need your help so we can keep our promise to the more than 1.8million children who rely on a nutritious daily meal at school from Mary’s Meals, especially as Covid-19 has hit many developing countries so hard.
WHAT ARE MARY'S MEALS UK IN SHETLAND LOOKING FOR?
We are looking for people who are passionate about ending child hunger and ensuring that every child receives a daily meal in a place of education.
We have a range of activities that can be done from the comfort of your home, while Covid-19 restrictions are in place. They include: hosting virtual talks, spreading the word about our work on social media or holding screenings of our inspiring videos with family and friends.
If you don’t mind public speaking, we can also train you to visit schools, Rotary Clubs and other local organisations to give talks virtually and generate support for our cause.
As restrictions change across the UK, other key activities may include:
• Sharing our story (in person) with local community organisations, schools, churches, and faith groups.
• Organising fundraising events in your local area – such as coffee mornings, quizzes, and bucket collections.
• Promoting Mary’s Meals’ fundraising campaigns in your community.
• Distributing and displaying promotional materials and placing collection tins.
• Helping to generate support from businesses in your local area.
Our flexible volunteer roles allow you to raise awareness in your own community in whatever way you feel comfortable. All of our volunteer activities are tailored to suit your different skills and time constraints.
This is a great opportunity to enhance your communication and/or event management skills, while also making a huge impact on the lives of some of the world’s poorest children.
You can speak to your Mary’s Meals contact to discuss which elements of the role would be best suited to you.
We have great opportunities to put your skills to good use, and we will provide training and support to help you in your role.
Last updated 18 days ago
The Elsie Normington foundation aims to provide a specialist multi purpose facility In Inverness . The Haven Centre will provide a specially equipped play facility both indoors and outdoors for children and young people with complex learning difficulties and profound disabilities. Also on site will be a community café, garden and respite flats offering short term breaks to young people and their families from around the Highlands.
We are about to embark on the next phase of our exciting journey as we enter the build phase of the project and would love for you to join us!
We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who would like to assist with our community fundraising.
From working on charity stalls and conveying our message to working at fundraising events, you’ll gain some invaluable experience.
Could you be part of the team?
Our volunteering opportunities are flexible and we’d be delighted to speak with you if you’d like to find out more.
Last updated 21 days ago
Being a Young Lives vs Cancer Speaker means being the face of the charity. You will become known for your effective, informative and interesting presentations on our work. This is a flexible role, and will largely involve presenting at evenings and weekends, or as and when a group requires a talk.
The role is a proactive one, with a focus on developing relationships with new supporters, and can include - Promoting the work of Young Lives vs Cancer by organising and giving talks and presentations; Proactively approaching local companies, groups and organisations in order to organise speaking opportunities; Collecting cheques from community groups, businesses and organisations – saying thank you and giving a talk on behalf of Young Lives vs Cancer.
Experience of public speaking is desirable but not essential
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Aberdeen in Recovery (AiR) was granted Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) charitable status in March this year. We are now looking to find talented, passionate and skilled people to fill some vacant seats on our Board of Trustees to help us grow and develop our innovative and solution focused new charity. This is a unique opportunity to help lay the foundations to ensure AiR has a long-term future as a charity with solid processes in place to ensure it meets its mission of:
“To be a bridge from ‘dependence’ to ‘independence’ for the individual seeking to recover from problematic substance use and addictive behaviours”.
This is such an exciting and invigorating prospect for individuals to get involved and be participant in the tsunami of change which is now gaining momentum and being driven by “Experts by Experience” and the vibrant Lived Experienced Communities which are blossoming, not only locally but are now established as a national phenomena.
Since its conception, AiR and its members have worked tirelessly to establish and build collaborative relationships with professional services and third sector support agencies. We have consistently driven the message that individuals who have personal lived/living experience of active substance use, including Family members who have been affected by the addictive behaviours of a loved one, and the Recovery Communities they represent have something valid, essential and extremely beneficial to bring to described Recovery Orientated Systems of Care (ROSC). We can provide existing services and clinical structural systems with resources, skills and capabilities that they, no matter how much effort, time and money they invest, will never be able to offer or provide.
So, it gives the greatest of pleasure to see this is now recognised on the highest levels that “Recoverists” can productively contribute to the design, development and delivery of truly person-centred ROSC. This being evidenced by the vision, philosophy and content of the Scottish Governments “Rights, Respect and Recovery” Drug and Alcohol Strategy.
We also believe it is reaffirmed by the recent success in being granted funding from the Government’s National Development Fund, with our principle partner Alcohol and Drugs Action (ADA), for our ‘Recovery Peer Pathway’ joint two-year project. This collaborative venture will build on three years of pilot work to further establish and build proactive and productive Developmental Pathways within ADA and their Volunteer network while in synergy with AiR membership for individuals who desire to initiate change in their behaviours and outlook as they progress on their recovery journeys within, and imperatively out-with, statutory and formal support services.
We believe that the blue sky thinking behind this project categorically and emphatically fits with the expectations, outcomes and concepts of the above Government policy.
So, if you have lived experience, or a stakeholder interest, and a passion for recovery and are willing to give of yourself that another may learn, you will not find a better opportunity to indulge your appetite than from within Aberdeen in Recovery.
For more information please contact Dermot Craig, Recovery Community Development Manager at E Mail: email@example.com or tel.: 01224 638342 / Mobile: 07751 213108.
Last updated 2 months ago
Abertay Students’ Association has an immediate vacancy for 2 external trustees. Experience of a governance role and/or human resources and business processes would be especially desirable.
Trustees have responsibility for overseeing the administration and management of the Students Association. More information about the Trustee Board can be found at: https://www.abertaysa.com/representation
As a Tustee, you will be responsible for the governance of the Students Association, The Students Association’s budget, and the strategy of the Students Association.
The constitutional responsibilities of the Board, based on the guidance from OSCR (with some additional duties), are set out in the Students Association Constitution
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Dundee Greenpeace is looking for a social media coordinator to play a key role in the coordination team of the local group. The local group runs Greenpeace global campaigns focusing on protecting the natural environments we depend on, advocating for solutions to the climate emergency and building a people power to achieve these things. In the Dundee local community, this involves organising many events for both campaign impact and community engagement. As a social media coordinator you would be responsible for managing the facebook, instagram and twitter accounts for the local group, creating and posting relevant content and managing these channels to ensure as many people as possible see the groups activities and events and people who want to get involved in the group are communicated with in a friendly way to encourage them to get involved.
Key tasks - Ongoing management social media accounts (twitter & facebook) - Attend monthly meetings - Take part in online Greenpeace campaigns via social media accounts, following detailed briefings
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Shetland Women's Aid are looking for women to join us in promoting the safety and wellbeing of women and children in Shetland who are affected by domestic abuse and gender-based violence. SWA is a registered charity funded by local and national grant aid to provide safety planning, counselling, refuge, advice and guidance about housing, finance and legal issues to women. There is also a children and young person's service focused on offering therapy and support to children and young people. The aim for Shetland Women's Aid is 'An equitable society in which women, children and young people are valued participants, able to determine their own future and are free from all forms of abuse.'
As a trustee you will be instrumental in helping us realise our vision and mission. Part of your role will be to ensure that our day to day operation fulfils our strategic vision.
If you decide to join Shetland Women's Aid, you can make a real difference to the women and children who experience domestic and sexual abuse.
Last updated 2 months ago