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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
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.
>About the opportunity:
Clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene are basic human rights and crucial for overcoming poverty. These basic human rights should be a normal part of daily life for everyone, everywhere – but they aren't. That's why WaterAid is here.
WaterAid Speakers are trained volunteers that deliver inspiring talks and workshops, across the UK, to raise awareness about the importance of clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene, to transform peoples’ lives for good.
Our Speaker volunteers engage people about the important work of WaterAid, inspiring them to take action, as they speak with schools, universities, businesses, youth groups, religious places of worship, service organisations, and many more community groups.
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.
>What’s in it for you?:
-A sense of personal achievement through volunteering locally for an established international charity, helping to tackle extreme poverty and transform people’s lives for good.
-Becoming part of an influential UK-wide volunteering network of over 250 Speaker volunteers reaching around 50,000 people a year with important messages about international development.
-An opportunity to learn from sector specialists about international development and global issues around water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).
-Development of public speaking skills and confidence through public speaking training, presentation resources and varied presenting opportunities.
-A personal Speaker Mentor to support you as you develop as a Speaker.
-Regular support from the small and friendly WaterAid Speaker Network team, including support via email, phone and face to face in the London office.
-Reasonable expenses for travel to training, talks and workshops.
-Invitations to Supporter Thank You events across the UK.
The role may require contact with children. WaterAid has a strong commitment to safeguarding children, and screening procedures will be conducted
To become a WaterAid Volunteer or for more information please email Speakers@wateraid.org
The Samaritans of Lanarkshire are looking for volunteers to help support their Outreach Team, who do public talks to schools, businesses and other charitable and church organisations. Outreach Support Volunteers will help with informing these various organisations to what the Samaritans do; what their service provides as well as support groups through talking about suicide.
Ideally, volunteers should be willing to participate in the discussion as well as lead discussions at times. Volunteers will be fully trained in their Outreach Programme and this includes listening to live calls for training purposes as well as being introduced to all other aspects of the Samaritans service.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 07884971624.
As a Board, Trustees are responsible for Deaf Action’s:
probity of activities
aims, objectives and goals
As a Trustee, your main tasks will be:
scrutinise board papers
lead and participate in discussions
act as an ambassador for Deaf Action
contribute and offer your energy and skills towards achieving our strategy
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.
Heart helpers support the charity in so many ways at a local level. Being a heart helper could include: being a local contact for BHF Scotland, for instance picking up donations or helping to promote the charity by giving out information we provide. Collecting donations at a supermarket or on a street. Volunteering at local fundrasing events. Helping with paperwork or reasearch. Getting involved in fundraising for National Heart Month in February. Joinging a local fundraising group or branch.
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.