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Volunteers urgently required for the Point Show on Saturday 8th July. 1 hour slots in a variety of jobs. Get in touch if you can help.
Dyce & Stoneywood Community Association is looking to recruit volunteers to help us with our programme, These opportunities are:
• Running exercise classes such as Technogym: Technogym is a light exercise class with the use of machines to help people of low fitness get back into exercising. You will need to go through a 2 hour training session for health and safety. These classes run weekly and you will be working alongside another volunteer to help with running the class and cover.
• Movie Club: We run a monthly movie club and would require someone who enjoys movies to help run this for us.
• Youth Activities: such as Lego club and potential summer and holiday activities. PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups check/scheme membership) will be required.
Fantastic opportunities to help and make a real difference for people and the community. All volunteer help is greatly appreciated.
For more information please contact Keri Thomas, Community Development Worker at email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Glasgow Tool Library aims to build a sustainable and inclusive alternative to consumerism through a resource library service. Our library works like a regular library, but instead of books, people can access an extensive selection of quality tools and equipment for their homes, gardens, hobbies and adventures.
Glasgow Tool Library is looking for volunteers to support the running of our library service. The role provides an opportunity for you to help share equipment and tools with the people of Glasgow. This involves public facing activities as well as non-public facing administrative tasks, such as cataloging equipment. Don’t worry if you don’t know much about tools, we provide introductory training. We’ll also give you training in how to use our library software and answer frequently asked questions.
Librarian’s core responsible are:
> Preparing equipment and lending it with our members
> Cataloging equipment
> Organising the library
> Checking emails and answering the phone
> Improving the service and member experience
> Checking-in returned tools
> Supporting with community events
Joining GTL gives you the opportunity to shape its direction. Volunteers meet regularly for a catch up and to discuss projects and ideas. We hold annual volunteer assemblies and community build projects, giving you the opportunity to use your skills, or learn new ones, to help different groups or organisations in Glasgow.
We look for people to commit to between 7-10 hours a month, primarily on Mondays and Wednesdays with additional days throughout the year for events. If you tell us your availability, we make a rota at the start of each month.
Monday 2pm – 5:30pm / 5pm – 8:30pm - non-public facing
Wednesday 2pm – 5:30 / 5pm – 8:30pm - public facing
If you are interested, please click the 'Apply' button below. We will then email you with details of when the next induction session is. If you do not hear back from us, please contact email@example.com.
The Scottish Communities Climate Action Network (SCCAN) are growing our Climate for Change facilitator team!
The Climate for Change programme harnesses the power of conversations among friends, colleagues, or neighbours to create a groundswell of support for real climate action in communities across Scotland. We are looking for volunteer facilitators - you don’t need any experience – just passion, commitment and drive (though it always helps to know a bit about climate change!). We will give you all the training you need to be able to go out and bring people together to talk about this important issue.
Our pilot last year was a great success which trained 60 volunteer facilitators and reached over 400 people through climate conversations hosted by 50 individuals and organisations.
Conversation guests said: 'Excellently presented. I feel more optimistic in having conversations with friends and family and engaging with local representatives/.
Facilitators said: 'The proven structure of the facilitation sessions gives you confidence in the process - also having SCCAN staff, mentors who you can call on for support or attending facilitator meetings allows you to keep contact with others, share experiences, ask questions, get new ideas. All the while you are building confidence in your own ability to hold meaningful conversations and influence real change'.
We invite you to join the training for the next facilitator cohort this June and become a part of the drive for the urgent action to avert the worst of the crises we are all facing.
Applications welcomed. Apply here: https://airtable.com/shrCNTMZNLFakSzl8
The next training takes place online, over two half days: Thu 29 and Fri 30 June 9.30am-12.30pm.
Before training, you MUST also attend a climate conversation session. You can register for ONE of the online conversations hosted monthly by SCCAN:
- 23 May , 6-8:30pm - register here: https://tinyurl.com/climateconversation2305
- 22 June, 9:30am-12:00pm - register here: https://tinyurl.com/climateconversation2206
If you are interested and can't make any of these dates then please do get in touch - there will be more trainings coming up.
Places are limited so do get in touch soon! Any questions - email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
You will be providing a puppy with a vital foundation for its future role as a guide dog. This is a full-time volunteering opportunity as a puppy will live with you in your home for around 12-16 months. It should be noted that although it is possible for another Puppy Raiser to look after a dog on your behalf for short periods of time that this may not always be possible. Consideration should be given to your future plans such as holidays abroad.
“It’s so rewarding to know that the dog will go on to help people with sight loss gain independence and freedom.” – Chris, Puppy Raiser
We rely on volunteers like you to help us improve the lives of people with sight loss. In this role your support will include:-
• Developing, caring and providing for the needs of one of our puppies using Positive Reinforcement Techniques and following Guide Dogs Puppy Raising for Excellent Partnerships (PREP) programme
• Familiarising a puppy to a wide range of environments including shops and outdoor off lead exercise areas in all climates and seasons.
• Teaching a puppy it’s ok to be left alone by gradually building up from a few minutes to a maximum of 4 hours
• Attending regular puppy classes
• Regularly meeting with Guide Dogs representatives to discuss your pup’s development
• Completing regular on-line questionnaires to help us monitor puppy progress
Ideally you will:
• Be able to handle large breed dogs (around 25-40kg)
• Have access to a car on a weekly basis for training and vet visits
• Have your own home or written permission to have a dog in the home
• Have access to a secure area where the puppy could go to the toilet during the day, especially first thing in the morning and last thing at night
• Be able to access online content and training materials (you will need your own email address)
If you don’t feel you tick every box but are sure this role is the one for you, please drop us a message and tell us why. We’re open to suggestions and happy to chat with you to find out what’s possible!
Volunteering is a two-way street, so in return for your time you will get;
• A dedicated volunteer manager/key contact who will help you settle in and support you during your time with us.
• The challenge and reward of seeing a puppy develop in your home.
• The opportunity to learn and develop your understanding in dog body language, learning theory, the human animal bond and the life of a Guide Dog.
Volunteering for Guide Dogs should never leave you out of pocket. We’ll make sure we pay any expenses related to your volunteering with us in line with our policy.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role further before applying please email volunteer coordinator Aaron Puckrin at email@example.com. Thank you.
The McSence Group is an award winning Community Business and Social Enterprise formed in 1988 comprising of five companies providing a wide range of services focused on three key – Property, Care and Training.
McSence wishes to recruit a number of voluntary Directors/Trustees to the Board and are particularly interested in hearing from committed individuals with experience in one of the following areas: Finance; Adult Social Care, Sales & Marketing, Operational Management and community involvement & development.
Interested candidates are invited to contact the chief executive David Maxwell for an informal discussion by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively by phone on 0131 454 1503.
Application packs containing further information and detailing how to apply can be obtained by emailing email@example.com
At present meetings are carried out remotely until government restrictions are eased.
A Youth Ambassador will be involved in promoting Saltire Awards, visiting other youth-involving organisations and working as part of a team to design a 'Young Person's Guide to Volunteering.' The group is a safe and supportive space to meet like-minded people, and work together to develop skills, confidence and make a difference by encouraging more young people into Volunteering. Young People will also have the opportunity to take part in training suited to their needs and interests, to aid their own development.
Being an ambassador will also involve the individual engaging and inspiring their peers to get involved in volunteering opportunities across Dundee. The role fits in well with those who currently volunteer at other organisations, who want to learn more about different volunteering opportunities or who have a general interest in community work.
This is also a useful opportunity for Young People interested in a career in Teaching, Community Work or Charity work.
The Youth Ambassadors is a Youth-Led project. An Ambassador will attend monthly meetings, with occasional work in between, for trips to organisations or preparing presentations.
Community volunteers - to help raise funds for the crew and general running of the boat and station. The RNLI is a charity that saves lives at sea. We do this through lifeboat search and rescue, lifeguards, water safety education and flood rescue. The Barra Lifeboat Station is the heart of the community and is always there when someone needs help, whatever the weather and whenever, you can rely on them 24/7. In order for the lifeboat station to continue to save all lives at sea they need you to volunteer as a community fundraiser. You will be there to help raise money by doing bucket collections, coffee mornings, whatever you think would work in the community to help fund the crew training, their kit, fuel the boat etc. By becoming a fundraising volunteer you will be part of the RNLI family in Barra and will support the crew to continue to save all lives at sea.
Agape Wellbeing is a community-based Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) in East Kilbride, operating under a Christian ethos and offering services to promote positive wellbeing within the town. Focussing on mental health, social prescribing, and young families, we also have a small retail outlet next door to our community hub, providing volunteering and work experience opportunities . Agape Wellbeing is seeking to recruit suitably experienced and qualified people onto our Board of Trustees.
In an increasing challenging financial environment, we are seeking to increase our working partnerships, improve our effectiveness, continue to develop creative approaches to meet need and increase our unrestricted income. To help achieve this, we are seeking new volunteer Board Trustees, particularly those with an appropriate level of the following knowledge, skills or experience:
Finance / audit / accounting
Health and Social Care
These roles will play an important part in supporting and overseeing the development of Agape Wellbeing and will share responsibility for its success, including financial viability and compliance with all relevant regulations.
You will help us shape the future of our innovative charity. This important role involves sharing responsibility for Agape Wellbeing’s governance and strategy and ensuring the charity and social enterprise is administered effectively and in accordance with law.
For more information visit: oscr.org.uk/guidance-and-forms/guidance-and-good-practice-for-charity-trustees
To apply for this role, please upload a covering letter (maximum 2 sides of A4) and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org Closing date for applications is Friday 14th May 2021 at noon.
Interviews will take place, via video conference on Friday 21st May 2021 and evening of Tuesday 25th May and will be conducted by a small panel of current Board Trustees.
Can you volunteer a few hours to help establish a tool library in Forres?
Forres Tool Library promises to help folk who can’t afford to access the gear that they need, without resorting to buying cheaply made products that break down quickly, and those who find their homes cluttered with gadgets that they rarely ever use but still want on occasion.
We need a few helping hands in two main roles, temporary and ongoing:
First there will be some up-front work to catalogue our existing items into a system for booking in and out the items borrowed by members.
• This is ideal for people who want to practise photography, descriptive writing, and IT skills, suitable to use for selling things online.
As items are donated to the library, there will be more opportunities to help with this on an ongoing basis.
After that, we will need people who can commit to regular times, for example monthly, fortnightly or weekly, to run pop-up stands around the town, where members will come to pick up and drop off items that they are borrowing.
• If you would like to meet new people and help them to find what they need, then this will be a good opportunity to socialise.
• If you want to help in a quiet environment, then your help will be greatly appreciated to prepare bags and boxes of the items being borrowed before each pop-up shop, or checking those returned afterwards. Times for this can be a lot more flexible.
Volunteers will benefit from free membership of the tool library and extra access to the things on offer.
There will also be an opportunity for volunteers helping with the checking of items to learn Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) and gain a qualification.
For more information and to get involved, please either come by to have a or contact us at email@example.com with “Tool Library” in the subject line.