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The 70/30 Campaign is aiming to reduce child abuse and neglect by 70% by 2030. As a 70/30 Ambassador you will be empowering your local community to protect our children by spreading awareness and gaining support to prevent child abuse and neglect from happening in the first place. You will gain new skills, and be part of a large network of volunteers and professionals, while making a real difference in your local community and across the UK.
The role is very flexible and depends on your skills and on the needs in your local area, but you can take part in a range of activities, such as: spreading awareness with people you know and on social media; fundraising; organising events; engaging with MPs, MSPs, AMs and councillors; engaging with local press; expanding your local 70/30 group.
Ambassadors will take part in a training session with a member of the team and are invited to join the bi-monthly national conference call with other ambassadors across the country. Ambassadors usually give 2 or more hours of their time a week, but get in touch if you are interested and don't have much time available as there is always some way you can help!
Please visit our website and complete the form to become an ambassador today at www.wavetrust.org/7030 or contact Alex Williamson at email: email@example.com.
Last updated 8 days ago
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.
Last updated 17 days ago
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 19 days ago
The Moray Wellbeing Hub is looking to add to its Experteer group as part of leading its innovative work.
With expertise and experience in specialist professional skills, this pro-bono role builds the capacity of MWH to deliver the objectives of our social movement and enterprise. Working collectively to sense check and support the Directors through regular gatherings, Experteers undertake tasks that suit their skills, interests and resources.
Last updated a month ago
Passionate about a fairer, greener, healthier and more democratic food system? Become a Good Food Nation Ambassador!
Scottish Government has committed to new legislation on Scotland’s food system – but it was delayed as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. We need your help to fight for this new law to drive change in our food system.
Scotland boasts an incredible larder of food and drink – but what is the truth behind the marketing? The Scottish Food Coalition and A Greener Hawick believe that our food system needs to be fairer, greener healthier and more democratic – that our capacity to feed ourselves should not be compromised for private profit.
At the start of the new parliament we are recruiting a Good Food Nation Ambassador to engage with the Hawick community, increase awareness and momentum and campaign for brighter future for Scotland’s food system. Contacting candidates via phone, email or social media and ask them what they will do to address the challenges in our food system. Organising workshops to support local people to helping to ‘debunk’ questions, and supporting people to get their voices heard. Collecting stories from your community to illustrate the change we need to see in our food system. Working with existing local networks, with support from the Scottish Food Coalition, to publicise issues and recommendations locally, via social media, websites, press etc.
Last updated 2 months 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
Last updated 2 months ago
Home-based volunteering, One-off volunteering
The Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE)’s Scotland Reducing Gambling Harms programme would like to invite people with lived experience of gambling harms to connect with us and help shape action to reduce gambling harms in Scotland by sharing their expertise and priorities.
The Scotland Reducing Gambling Harms programme is a Scotland-wide programme to put the voice of people affected by gambling harms at the heart of action to reduce those harms.
Gambling-related harms are the adverse impacts from gambling on the health and wellbeing of individuals, families, communities and society. This includes financial, employment, and relationship issues, physical and mental health problems, criminal activity, and in the most severe cases suicide as a direct result of gambling harm.
People can experience gambling harms to different degrees, and we are interested in speaking to anyone who feels they have experienced harm as result of their own, or a loved one’s gambling.
We work with people with lived experience to identify key areas of importance in reducing gambling harms in Scotland.
These key areas help shape the focus for the Scottish Implementation Group of the National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms and put the voice of people affected by gambling harms at the heart of action to reduce those harms. With people with lived experience, we also provide perspectives, advice and information on other matters related to gambling harm. For example; shaping awareness raising campaigns and helping inform the focus of future research on gambling harm.
By taking part, people with lived experience have the opportunity to influence policy change to help reduce gambling harms in Scotland. More information about the programme and our work is available on the Scotland Reducing Gambling Harms webpage on the ALLIANCE’s website. https://www.alliance-scotland.org.uk/people-and-networks/scotland-reducing-gambling-harm/
We are keen to hear from people with experience of gambling harms or people who have a loved one(s) with experience of gambling harms. Sometimes, we call these people “affected others” and they might be a partner, parent or guardian, child, or sibling of a person with lived experience of gambling harms.
Having views from a diverse range of people is important to us. We particularly welcome speaking to:
• Older People
• Younger People
• People from a range of cultural backgrounds
• People from a range of religious backgrounds
• People from a range of ethnic and racial communities
• Anyone who views themselves as a member of a minoritised community
There are lots of ways to be involved and help shape gambling harms policy, practice and research in Scotland. You can:
Become a Forum Member
We support a forum of people with lived experience of gambling harms to come together on a regular basis with policy and decisions makers in Scotland. Forum Members commit to attending regular, evening meetings roughly every six weeks for one and a half hours.
Contribute on an individual basis
For people who are unable to commit to the regularity of the Forum, we are able to speak to people on a one-to-one basis as topics or opportunities they are passionate about arise.
We recognise that people have different comfort levels when it comes to discussing gambling harms, and individuals will have different preferences when it comes to how they’d like to be involved. We are more than happy to be flexible and to work with people in a way that feels safe and comfortable for them.
Last updated 5 days ago
Why we need you
Our Young Ambassadors are a group of young autistic people, aged 16-21, who meet at least four times a year to raise awareness of the challenges autistic young people face.
Our Young Ambassadors are here to make sure that young autistic people are a key part of our work, and to highlight issues that are important to them.
By sharing your experiences and learning about how to create change, you’ll be transforming lives and changing attitudes through the campaigning that you undertake over the next two years.
What you will be doing
The Young Ambassador Group will meet at least four times a year in London, where you will:
Learn how social change can happen
See how to influence the media and decision-makers
Collect and share people’s stories
Create amazing videos to grab supporter’s attention
Run your own amazing social media campaign
Between meetings, Young Ambassadors are expected to work with each other in an online group to make sure their campaign can be the best it can be!
Skills experience and qualities useful for the role (but not essential)
Knowledge about autism (your own experience is enough!)
A desire to learn new things
When and where
We will meet in London every 2-3 months, on a Saturday for half a day
Between meetings, there will be regular activities online for you to work together to complete
Optional extra opportunities to support the National Autistic Society’s campaigns.
Support will be provided by the Campaigns team and other relevant members of staff
Agreed expenses (including travel) will be reimbursed
What you could get out of it
Learn new skills
Be a more confident communicator
Meet new people
Create more understanding of autism
We seek applications from anyone aged 16-21 who is interested in the role, but particularly welcome applications from those with a diagnosis of autism. Suitable applicants will be invited for an informal chat.
Last updated 6 days ago
We are welcoming volunteers in our Events Circle for 2022. SCCAN events work to support peer-to-peer networking and learning through:
Running a regular programme of interactive online workshops and meetings for members. (At least 30% of SCCAN members participate in SCCAN regular network events).
Organise one national annual gathering plus regular online open networking events and several regional focussed events to nurture the development of new regional networks and / or further support emerging networks. (At Least 200 Participants)
Our events volunteers would commit a couple hours every two weeks to the following activities
Setting up and attending event meetings
Facilitating and note taking
Tidying up notes
Delivering the event
Emails prior & post (w evaluation google form survey) to attendees and reports
Send recordings/pictures and reports
Last updated 14 days ago
Action for M.E. takes action to end the ignorance, injustice and neglect that people with M.E. face day-in, day-out. M.E. (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) is a chronic, neurological illness affecting an estimated 250,000 adults and children in the UK. It may be diagnosed as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS, or M.E./CFS).
Action for M.E. team of trained advocates provide issues-based advocacy support for adults with a diagnosis of M.E./CFS (including those with a diagnosis of PVFS). Action for M.E. provide support on a range of topics including health, employment and housing.
You will be:
• supporting and representing people with M.E./CFS on an issue where they are finding it hard to have their views, wishes or needs heard
• providing an independent and confidential service
• helping people with M.E./CFS understand their rights and options
• helping people with M.E./CFS make informed choices
This will involve:
• being allocated someone with M.E/CFS as a client, or working alongside an Advocacy Officer providing casework support for a client
• holding meetings by phone and video call (and occasionally face to face*) with clients to learn about the issue that is affecting them and the outcome they want to achieve
• working collaboratively with a client to produce an action plan
• completing actions within set timeframes
• regularly reviewing the progress of your client’s case
• researching and explaining information to your client
• helping your client prepare for meetings
• writing emails/letters to and on behalf of your client (with their direction)
• representing your client’s views accurately
Full training is provided.
*depending on capacity, location and health restrictions; Action for M.E. will cover any reasonable travel expenses associated with this (agreed in advance)
VOLUNTEER PERSON SPECIFICATION
This role requires volunteers to have an existing skillset and to demonstrate the behaviours and values appropriate to advocacy and the organisation.
You will be able to:
· support someone in an empathetic, professional manner
· communicate clearly and be a good listener
· work in a person-centred and empowering way
· research, record, and share information clearly and accurately
· understand and interpret information from policies, processes and rights-based documents
· use IT systems such as word processing, internet, emails, video calling, and case management databases
· follow best practice guidance and Action for M.E.’s policies and procedures
· work independently as well as part of a team (this is particularly important for home-based volunteers).
Last updated 19 days ago