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Youth Education volunteers deliver interactive workshops to enable children and young people to understand, cope with and respond to crisis. The education aims to reduce the harmful effects of stigmatising behaviour around migration and first aid emergencies linked to risky behaviour around drugs and alcohol, by working with young people to explore humanitarian values and to build their personal, social, emotional and critical thinking skills.
The content of the workshops delivered will be determined by the specific needs of the young people we are working with.
>About the Team:
The Red Cross want to provide education that helps people understand, cope with and respond to a crisis and develop resilient communities.
Through education programmes, staff and volunteers work together to educate adults (over 18 years old) and young people (aged 10-19 years old) across the UK to help them understand, cope with and respond to a crisis. To achieve this we will equip people with skills and build their confidence so they are able to act when needed.
>We educate young people in first aid, reduction of stigma and conflict in three risk groups:
* First aid relating to drugs and alcohol.
* Stigmatising behaviour towards refugees and asylum seekers.
>Typical tasks include:
* Delivering interactive workshops to groups of young people to reduce the harmful effects of conflict, emergencies or stigma. The topics of conflict and emergencies may include first aid (topics dependent on area)
* Assisting in the planning of workshops and preparation of resources
* Evaluation of the workshops
* Record-keeping and other administration associated with education delivery
* Care and maintenance of training resources
* Regular communication with your line manager
* We expect all volunteers to have an annual coaching observation
>About the person:
Someone who is positive about young people and believes that they can make a difference. Previous experience of youth work or teaching is desirable however we also welcome those with no previous experience of working with young people but have a passion for education as full training and development is provided.
You need to have good interpersonal, diplomacy, communication and teamwork skills although full training can be given for any specific requirements.
>Also someone who is:
* Able to communicate effectively with young people.
* Willing to be adaptable and flexible.
* Responsible, organised, reliable and able to work independently.
* Eager to explore humanitarian issues and values with young people.
* Committed to developing young people's skills and abilities to help them be more resilient.
* Recognise the value of equality and diversity.
* Willing to uphold the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and adhere to the Society's Equal Opportunities Policy.
Excellent support and relevant training is provided to all volunteers. Volunteers complete two full days of foundation training introduction the Red Cross and then role specific training and shadowing an experienced educator.
A fantastic opportunity to help and make a difference. For more details please contact Annabelle Britton, Engagement and Development Manager at E Mail: email@example.com or tel.: 0161 888 8908.
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.
As part of TLC-Foodbanks commitment to serving our community, we have recently partnered with the Trussell Trust in order to fulfil our aim of meeting the basic food needs of people in crisis across the South of Aberdeen and the surrounding areas.
We currently have volunteer opportunities for people to assist in our vital work as Foodbank Centre Volunteers. All help makes a real difference to the local communities we support and is greatly appreciated.
•Welcome clients to the food-bank centre
•Receive vouchers, check validity, and prepare food parcels according to the standard packing lists
•Make refreshments and tidy up as required during the session
•Offer a listening ear and signpost clients, as required, to further support, using information from the signposting folder/leaflets
•Ensure that clients sign the packing list when they are given their food parcel and that all vouchers and packing lists are stored securely within the bounds of data protection
•Check stock for imminent ‘best before’ dates, place out-of-date food in appropriate box in store room for disposal and record the action
•Wear branded clothing and a name badge during the session
•Work under the guidance of the session leader and report any health & safety or safeguarding concerns to the project manager/session supervisor
•Potential stock room duties for those wishing to work more behind the scenes.
For more information please contact Tim McIlroy, Operations Manager on email: email@example.com or tel.: 07542 049898.
An amazing place to volunteer! Help this landmark and heritage centre take pride of place in community life by volunteering at Covesea Lighthouse. The Lighthouse needs people to join their volunteer team. They looking for volunteers for a variety of roles including: volunteer guides, help at the adjoining RAF Hertiage Centre, grounds maintenance and fundraising. Contact them to see how you can get involved.
The Friends of Kinneil are a friendly, dedicated and award winning group who are passionate about the historic and natural heritage at Kinneil and the surrounding area. We need a wide range of volunteer skills to continue and support our work to develop and promote Kinneil House, museum, estate, foreshore and nature reserve in Bo'ness.
If you are interested in the fascinating history of the local area, in meeting people and organising events or in natural history and conservation then this charity is for you!
Aberdeen Climate Action is an organisation run by volunteers passionate about raising awareness of climate change, its causes and encouraging positive action to reduce carbon emissions and create a sustainable lifestyle.
We are looking for others to join our organisation and help us with our valuable work in the North East. We organise Climate Week, North East, which is a week of events put on by a collaboration of organisations throughout the city and shire. We need help organising this and our regular climate conversation café’s, and one off events, talks etc. We need people with all sorts of different talents – the most important aspect is the fact that you are willing to muck in and ‘do’. Good support is provided to all new volunteers e.g.: volunteers will have a mentor, who will be on hand to give support, advice and assistance, as needed.
If you’re interested just come along to our meetings and you can meet us all and see for yourself. A fantastic opportunity to help and make a real difference. For more details please contact: Alison Stuart (Director and Chair) email: firstname.lastname@example.org / Tel: 07779279583
You will be part of the Changeworks Waste Wise Volunteer team, supporting one of the waste projects - Zero Waste Leith.
Key taks include:
• Visit local businesses and engage on waste and circular economy issues, such as inviting them to join our business charter
• Engaging with staff in local businesses and when at events, listening to their needs and signposting to relevant waste advice
• Distributing resources such as leaflets and stickers
• Capturing photos for social media
• Recording completed visits and keeping membership list updated
• Adding new businesses to online maps • Follow up with interested businesses who haven’t joined yet, and charter members to provide support and encourage progress
Waste Watchers, part of Moray Reach Out, is a recycling team that has a centre in Buckie and plastics recycling operation in Lossiemouth.
In Buckie, for example, they currently offer 50 training places to adults with learning disabilities, providing education and training about recycling cans into aluminium and steel. We offer a van collection service that gives our trainees the opportunity to collect and process business' recycling. We currently pick up from over 140 customers in the Buckie area.
We have volunteering opportunities in both Buckie and Lossiemouth that can help staff and/or trainees. Please get in touch if you are interested in find out how you could volunteer with Moray Reach out.
There are two options with this volunteering opportunity, a purely volunteering role or an intial period as a volunteer while training is delivered resulting in qualification as a self employed Roar Footcare Technician. In response to changes in NHS eligibility for toenail cutting Roar Connections for Life has added Roar do Feet to the menu of services available to older people. We organise toenail cutting clinics in five venues across Renfrewshire. Volunteers will be provided with comprehensive training and support covering theory and practice, once they have completed the programme they will qualify as Roar Foot Technicians on a self employed basis, paid at an hourly rate of £8.50 per hour .Volunteers will be required to:-
• Set up foot care clinic station
• Adhere to all guidance and instruction and the Roar assessment process
• Deliver personal footcare ensuring adherence to hygiene procedures
• Use appointment system
• Charge and record appropriately
• Clear up station and area
• Replenish stock bags
• Any other relevant task
Volunteers will be required to cover the cashier positions dealing with customers paying money in or withdrawing from their savings accounts. Loans are also available through the credit union. Volunteers will be required to have good communication and basic numeracy skills. Confidentiality also is extremely important.