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When we are well connected we are well informed and well supported. We're building a stronger, more vibrant community of blind and partially sighted people and we're looking for enthusiastic individuals to make this a reality. Could you become a leading figure in a small team of volunteers in your area? You must be blind or partially sighted and a member of RNIB Connect.
A fantastic opportunity to help and all assistance is greatly appreciated.
For more details please contact RNIB Volunteer Recruitment Team at E Mail: email@example.com or tel: 01733 374 450.
WaterAid enables the world's poorest people to gain access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene education. These basic human rights underpin health, education and livelihoods and form the first, essential step in overcoming poverty.
We work with local partners who understand local issues and we provide them with skills and support. This empowers them and local communities to set up and manage practical and sustainable projects that meet communities real needs. We also campaign locally and internationally, to change policies and practice, and to ensure water and sanitation's vital role in reducing poverty is recognised.
During the current COVID 19 pandemic and for the foreseeable future there will be no face-to-face WaterAid talks. Applicants will be asked to complete the Volunteer Speakers ONLINE training course and will stay at home and comply with COVID19 containment requirements until the crisis is over.
However, during the crisis many schools are arranging activities for their students via Microsoft Teams, Skype and other applications to complement students’ home-schooling during COVID19. Our Speaker Network has made our PowerPoint presentations available for teachers to download. If applicants know how to use Microsoft Teams or Skype with slides and would like to deliver webinars to schools and organisations, they should let us know when they apply. Training and excellent support is provided to all volunteers.
*People can express interest to volunteer at https://www.wateraid.org/uk/get-involved/volunteering/volunteer-as-a-wateraid-speaker after which they will be sent an application form to complete.
*If you have any questions or for more details please email Speakers@wateraid.org .
Working in partnership with local agencies Roar Connections for Life wishes to recruit volunteers who will assist in the delivery of information sessions around advising the general public about the best methods of supporting people with falls prevention information and how to get off the floor safely after a fall. Volunteers will be trained by Roar staff in how to deliver these information sessions including physical demonstrations. The volunteers then take the information and practical demonstration which lasts approx. 20 minutes to local community groups around Renfrewshire.
The Chair must have the ability to listen to and understand a wide range of views, to present information in a clear and concise way and to clarify relevant points, which will enable the board to make effective decisions. Additional duties of the Chair are as follows: presiding at meetings of the board and ensuring their smooth running • planning with the minute secretary and bureau manager the agenda for meetings • having regular consultations with the bureau manager and ensuring they have support and • performance appraisals representing the bureau at public events or negotiating for funds where required or appropriate • ensuring that board decisions are made within the policies of the Association • ensuring that the board reviews the work of the bureau, as required under the Membership • Scheme ensuring that bureau business plans and budgets are regularly reviewed and updated • Establishing and maintaining the bureau profile using a consistent and comprehensive strategy and identifying key targets and opportunities.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 01224 638342 / Mobile: 07751 213108.
Being a CLIC Sargent 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 CLIC Sargent 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 CLIC Sargent.
Experience of public speaking is desirable but not essential
Great opportunity to develop leadership, writing, communication, management and marketing skills and to be part of the vibrant community of young theologians and to make a contribution to the enterprise that matters!
We need your help in:
• Maintaining effective internal communications within the organisation
• Coordinating events
• Planning and implementing promotional campaigns
• Overseeing the social media strategy
A fantastic opportunity to assist a brilliant group/charity. All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated.
For more details please contact Dr. Olga Sevastyanova, Chairperson at email email@example.com or tel.: 07884971624.
Cancer Research UK campaigns to raise awareness of cancer, make changes in law and increase investment in cancer research. We can only do this with the support of volunteers. We are looking for more volunteers, particularly within Belfast, to help us achieve more successes (we have already introduced plain tobacco packaging, laws to protect young people from sunbeds, increased investment in radiotherapy services).
What will you get out of it? Being a Campaigns Ambassador gives you demonstrable skills and experience. Learn how to engage and meet with your MLA. Train alongside likeminded people to put cancer at the top of the political agenda. Increase your awareness of cancer and policy, and put your influencing skills to the test. We have a team of expert campaigners to support you in your role, and you’ll receive training, advice and materials.
This is a flexible, home-based volunteering role, which can fit around your current commitments. To find out if the role is right for you, download our role profile and apply on our website to take part www.cruk.org.uk/ambassadors.
Do you have local networks? Interested in the aid sector? Then Save the Children have the role for you. Come and join us to raise awareness and much needed funds in Moray.
The role can be as wide as you like but we are seeking a volunteer or group in Moray who can promote events and campaigns such as Muddy Puddle Walks and Christmas Jumper Day, plan and organise collection cans to be placed in outlets, and administer them, organise fundraising activity when humanitarian disasters happen, for the volunteer to take part in any local events and collections in Moray and to join with other volunteers to deliver fundraised income in Morayshire. You will be fully supported by the local Community Fundraising Manager who will meet with you regularly.
Bud is Poppyscotland’s brand new vehicle for exploration and learning, a truck that transforms into a mobile community space, comprising a mini poppy factory, micro-museum and with interactive learning opportunities.
Bud is an interactive experience that encourages visitors to create their personal remembrance journey through exploring the exhibits. It is helping us keep remembrance relevant all year round.
As a Bud Heritage Volunteer, you will support the delivery of the Bud project when Bud is in your area. This could see you supporting in one of the key tasks below:
Ø Welcome members of the public and groups (schools, girl guides, brownies, cubs, cadets etc.) visiting Bud on their arrival
Ø To deliver activities both indoor and outdoor as planned by the Bud team
Ø To assist with evaluation of Bud by encouraging feedback and collecting data
Ø To be flexible in the performance of the post and undertake duties requested by the Bud team
Ø Support the staff team in set up and take down at visits and events. Support staff in the delivery of activities with schools, groups and public visitors