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Orkney Blide Trust are Orkney’s only dedicated mental health charity for adults. We are seeking to appoint a number of new trustees from a variety of backgrounds who can help in furthering the work of the Charity. Our Board of Trustees volunteer their time to support the ongoing work of the organisation and play a pivotal role in ensuring its success.
In terms of commitment we would ask that you are available to attend Board meetings which take place every 6 weeks (on a Wednesday 5.15 to 6.30pm) and have the time to read over the Board papers in advance of the meetings so that you are able to contribute towards any discussions and make informed decisions. Applicants would need to be over the age of 18 and be able to understand the written information contained within the papers for the Board meetings. Volunteers can attend meetings via MS Teams as well as face to face (blended style meetings).
What could a volunteer gain from the experience?
Volunteers will contribute towards the wellbeing of their local community, being part of a group of people who have similar values, meeting new people, using their skills.
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We have community led outreach volunteering opportunities throughout the Scottish Borders including but not limited to Hawick, Peebles, Eyemouth, Galashiels, Cheviot and Teviot.
We are looking for volunteers who
• Can commit to volunteer at least half a day per week – Monday to Friday
• Are able to drive and have use of a vehicle, this is preferred if providing outreach support but not essential. If you will be driving for this role you need to have held a full driving licence for at least 2 years which allows you to drive in the UK.
• Have good communication skills.
• Are warm, friendly and able to empathise with others.
Are reliable and passionate about making a difference to the lives of vulnerable people.
Are available to undertake the required e-learning modules and Zoom training sessions within the first few months of volunteering.
What you will be doing
Visit people in hospital as they are getting ready to go home.
Bring people home from hospital.
Help someone settle in when they first arrive home.
Support with shopping and collecting prescriptions.
Help people find further support if they need it.
Keep records of tasks.
The skills you need
Warm and friendly with empathy for others.
Good communication skills.
Encouraging and supportive.
Enjoy meeting and spending time with new people.
Can work independently and as a part of a team.
Able to commit to a regular shift.
If you are keen on the outdoors, promoting tourism and the Environment then the John O Groat Trail would welcome you onboard as a trustee- committee personnel. This involves helping with planning the direction of the organisation and good governance.
ist Wick Scouts are seeking new volunteers for their committee. roles available ore secretary, or Treasurer [or committee members] committee meetings are held monthly to discuss the planning and governance of the club. This is ideal for someone who perhaps does not have time for regular commitment, but who wishes to help out and support the club.
Camphill School Aberdeen are seeking to recruit enthusiastic individuals to join our Board of Trustees.
Camphill School Aberdeen has been transforming the lives of children and young people with couples additional support needs for 80 years. We are looking for Trustees to join the Board at an exciting time as our 'Successful Building Futures, Transforming Lives" campaign to expand services progresses.
As a Trustee you would play a key role in developing the strategic direction of our charity. If you have a strong commitment to this area of work we would welcome enquiries from people with a range of backgrounds. We are particularly hoping to attract people with a Social Care and Education, Corporate Governance or Marketing and PR background.
You can read more about this exciting and very rewarding opportunity on our website at
If you would like an informal discussion about the role, please contact Steve Johnston, Chair of Camphill School Aberdeen Board of Trustees at email email@example.com / if you would like to apply, please also email a copy of your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
*(closing date for applying is 29.02.2024)
Parkinson's UK Aberdeen Branch are looking for a person interested in becoming the Chairperson of the Aberdeen Branch of Parkinson's UK. The Chairperson’s role is to oversee the meetings and to be aware of the issues that can affect the smooth running of the various therapy sessions that exist to help and support people with Parkinson's Disease. The chairperson for the most part introduces the speakers at the monthly social event (these last no more than two hours). The social event takes place normally on Thursdays at 2pm.
The Aberdeen Branch has organised several different therapy sessions, including physiotherapy; alternative therapies such as reflexology and facial massage; dancing for Parkinson’s; a very popular singing group; a carers’ group; and a Young People’s group. Efforts are also being made to re-institute sessions of hydrotherapy in an alternative location. Finally, there is a monthly social event with talks by invited speakers, and occasional lunch events too.
The committee numbers over a dozen, with roles in assisting in the administration and running of these therapy sessions. There is a volunteer secretary and a volunteer treasurer too and they all give the chairperson valuable support. The committee meets on Wednesdays at 12 noon every month with meetings lasting one and a half hours on average, although there are usually no meetings in July due to a summer recess. The meetings deal with issues of finance, feedback from the various therapy groups, and looking at providing further means of support for those with Parkinson’s.
All meetings involving the Chairperson take place in the Craigiebuckler Church, recently re-named the Springfield Parish Church, 185 Springfield Road Aberdeen AB15 8AA.
If you are interested in volunteering in this important and fantastic role where you can make a real difference, with all help greatly appreciated, please contact Peter Fogiel (current chair) at email email@example.com or telephone 07595362947.
n this role you will be helping and supporting the Group coordinator within our fundraising groups to organise events and secure new opportunities for fundraising by;
· Supporting in organising and attending events and collections in your local area, such as Great Guide Dogs Tea Party. Informing your key contact and relevant members of these events.
· Supporting in building relationships with local networks, organisations, schools, and social groups to host events or to name their own puppy.
· Delegating tasks and responsibilities to other volunteers within your fundraising group in the absence of the Fundraising Group Coordinator.
· Supporting in making sure fundraising policies and procedures are followed; including all roles are maintaining their required records.
If you feel you don't tick all the boxes please still get in touch to see how you could help as we are flexible, where possible, and would love to have you onboard.
Agreed volunteering out of pocket expenses are paid according to the Guide Dogs volunteer expenses policy. Full training and support provided for this role.
If you have any questions then feel free to email VolunteerScotNI@Guidedogs.org.UK
Relationships Scotland are Scotland's largest provider of relationship counselling, family mediation and child contact centres. Relationships Scotland - Couple Counselling Ayrshire are currently looking for committee members. We are ideally looking for individuals with a background in finance or law but would be open to other skills.
Our meetings are currently held every 2nd month on a Friday afternoon. Volunteers will provide support and advice on our goals and activities and ensure the effective and efficient administration of the organisation. Committee members also ensure that the charity operates within its charitable purpose and complies with the requirements of OSCR. Our committee members are an essential and valued part of the team.
LLCG provides day services and help to stay at home services to older people in Glenrothes and the surrounding area that enhance their quality and enjoyment of life by encouraging interaction, mental & physical activity, and companionship.
No specific experience is required to join their Board of Directors but you should have a drive to want to make life better for older people and their carers. As a Board Member you will help steer the organisation through your own experience and perspectives, while at the same time gaining valuable experience in management and governance. The key attributes required are commitment, enthusiasm, and a willingness to actively participate in in Board Meetings. Board members are also expected to join one of the Board Sub Groups and be prepared to take on a share of the work involved within these groups.
Could you lead the local SSAFA services in your area? You don’t need a military background for this role, but you should be empathic to the needs of the armed forces community, have some experience of managing people and possess good I.T. skills. If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you.
What is a Branch Chair?
There are SSAFA branches throughout the UK and overseas. Each branch has a Chair to oversee all aspects of the branch. Ultimately accountable to the Chair of the Board of Trustees, through the National Chairman your role is to ensure that the branch is running in line with SSAFA’s Royal Charter Rules, Regulations and policies. Also, to ensure that clients and volunteers are safe, all services provided are appropriate and effective and that the branch is financially sound. You will be the public face of SSAFA in your branch area.
Why do we need you?
We’ve been supporting the Armed Forces community for more than 130 years. Our clients come from all backgrounds and age groups and more people than ever are contacting SSAFA for financial, practical and emotional support. To do this we need local branches and volunteers who can coordinate people, ensure the local population know about SSAFA and keep things running smoothly behind the scenes.
This role is about leadership, coordination and administration. The role requires an ongoing time commitment, usually about 1-2 days per week. In addition, you would need to organise and attend regular meetings throughout the year.