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Community Shopping Volunteers wanted to do a weekly shop for older and vulnerable people shielding in the Giffnock, Clarkston and Newton Mearns areas of East Renfrewshire. Commitment of one supermarket shop per week on a Monday or a Wednesday. Volunteers with their own car or bicycle required as deliveries are made direct to the customers home. COVID safe procedures in place
Last updated 3 days ago
Pushing up the Daisies is a pioneering charity in Scotland, providing information and support to the newly bereaved during the period between a death and a funeral, the advancement of education in care of bodies at home after death and the advancement of health related to grief. We are especially here to support anyone who instinctively wants to keep the body of their loved one at home (or bring them back home) after their death.
In November 2021 we started to take steps towards setting up a service to empower and practically assist people who want to keep someone close in the days after their last breath and be involved in the arrangements. This is aimed to be instead of or alongside funeral directors. We want to develop this aspect of the charity as a service and also as a source of income.
We are now in a position to expand the Board of Trustees to strengthen and expand the charity and particularly to develop the service aspect of the charity in a business-like way.
The current charity trustees are passionate about the work of the charity. We want to balance this with supportive business expertise. We are also looking to balance people with the inspiration and time to be hands-on in our development and people experienced to take an overview in the development and governance.
If you are interested, please contact email@example.com to arrange a meeting in-person/online to discuss and answer any questions you have.
Last updated 3 days ago
Aerial Art House is currently looking for a volunteer to assemble and submit grants requests for our community projects.
Research and identify sources of funding and grants that match the company’s objectives
Write high quality and winning grant proposals
Excellent writing and verbal skills.
Result oriented and persuasive.
Good interpersonal skills.
Prior experience of fundraising is desirable but not compulsory.
Last updated 4 days ago
The challenge of maintaining good mental health is becoming more visible. We are looking for people with lived experience of mental health challenges who are passionate about helping others and want to improve awareness and understanding of mental health issues.
The Mental Wealth Academy (MWA) is a peer led group of experts by experience and professionals who want to work together to share and develop knowledge and learning about experiences of mental health, wellbeing and recovery. Together we are proving that experts by experience have knowledge, skills and talents that are valuable in their own rights.
Currently we are collecting the evidence that this is true, conducting peer led, professionally supported research alongside the University of Dundee. We are also making contacts with other organisations to work collaboratively to make positive changes that will benefit people living in Dundee.
The Mental Wealth Academy is still being developed and we would welcome your knowledge, skills and talents in shaping the future of the project. There are various working groups within the MWA that you can get involved in including our research group, and the training and workshop development group. Maybe you're interested in doing research and would like help to develop your research skills? Or perhaps you are good at talking to people and would like to join our networking and signposting group. Do you have a talent for administrative tasks or do you enjoy engaging with people using social media platforms to raise awareness?
You will be fully supported by experts by experience and professional staff at all times. Why not come along to one of Steering Group meetings and meet our friendly team, find out more about the MWA's mission and share your thoughts and ideas with us.
Last updated 5 days ago
REAP is currently looking for 2 or 3 volunteers to help support upcoming gardening sessions at their Maryhill Therapeutic Garden in Elgin. Working alongside the REAP team, volunteers will help participants get involved in gardening activities, helping people to build their skills, confidence, and wellbeing.
Therapeutic gardening is the use of garden space to improve and build resilience in mental health; to increase physical activity; develop social skills and encourage a healthier diet. REAP’s aim is to help participants improve their mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing through gardening and socialising in a beautiful, peaceful environment.
Sessions are returning soon on February 11th and will run on a weekly basis on Tuesday afternoons 2-5pm or Friday mornings 10-12:30pm. Volunteers can help people take part in various gardening activities such as sowing seeds, learning about composting and harvesting vegetables to take home. There’s also a chance to socialise during the tea breaks! Volunteers will also be supported in their development by being offered training relevant to the project.
If you are a friendly, patient person, able to engage with a wide variety of people, and can volunteer outside in a practical way, have an interest in gardening ( food growing or ornamental 😊 ), or even have skills that could help build a new garden bench!) please do get in touch with REAP, who will be very happy to tell you more about how to get involved.
Tel 01542 888070
Last updated 6 days ago
Inchgarth Community Centre provide a great programme of activities for the community with the fantastic help of volunteers. Inchgarth has over 170 sessions of activity per week-serving every age group and section of the community. Inchgarth Community Centre currently has amazing opportunities for people to join our team of volunteers. People can assist in roles such as: Additional Support Needs Volunteers, Cafe Bar assistants, After School Gaming club supervisors, MS group helpers, befriending, foodbank volunteers and Brain Injury Group Helpers.
All volunteers are greatly appreciated and provided with good support. Please contact us to find out how you can help, join our great team of volunteers and make a real difference in the community: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / Tel: 01224 325191 / Website: http://www.inchgarth.org/
Last updated 8 days ago
Are you are interested in meeting new people, learning new skills, showing your passion for the all things Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire? We are currently seeking people in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire to provide a warm North-east welcome for visitors to our wonderful region?
*What is a Welcome to Aberdeenshire volunteer?
First impressions count! Our Welcome to Aberdeen City/Aberdeenshire volunteer initiative is looking for friendly, passionate and proud people keen to share local knowledge of our wonderful area with visitors.
To give a warm welcome to visitors arriving in the region and provide information and assistance to make their time in the destination a fantastic experience.
1. Meeting and greeting visitors as they arrive in the region.
2. Providing information on getting around the area. For example, onward transport links, bus timetables.
3. Providing general information on the area. For example, visiting attractions, shopping, eating, walking, places to visit, currency exchange.
4. Providing leaflets, visitor maps and general tourist information.
We aim to recognise the value of the contribution volunteers will make to the success of our local area. We aim to offer satisfying volunteering opportunities and will support volunteers appropriately to carry out their role to the highest standards possible. As part of this excellent support and relevant guidance is provided to all volunteers. Various training courses and information will be shared during the induction period to increase knowledge of the local tourism product and travel around the region.
•Meet new people
•Learn new skills
•Use existing skills – do you speak a second language?
•Feel passionate about your region
*Interested in this volunteering opportunity?
Please go to https://www.visitabdn.com/about-us/volunteers/ for more information and to apply or please email email@example.com
Last updated 8 days ago
COG: Community Outreach Group provides support to homeless and vulnerable people in the City of Aberdeen.
COG Community Outreach Group proudly helps our community by offering those in need support through welfare and helping battle loneliness. We offer tea, coffee, soup and sandwiches but most importantly a friendly chat and maybe you can play a game or two to help make that connection.
We provide support from our stall outside Marks and Spencer at the St Nicholas Centre, Aberdeen from 5pm on a Sunday and 6pm on a Wednesday and have weekly evening trolleys along Union Street starting around 6pm.
All volunteer help is greatly appreciated and makes a real difference for people we support and the community.
For more details please contact Rebecca Fyfe, COG Committee Secretary at email firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 07415723938.
Last updated 8 days ago
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.
-For more details and to apply to be a Guide Dogs - Puppy Raiser please visit: https://www.guidedogs.org.uk/how-you-can-help/volunteering-for-guide-dogs/
-If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role further before applying please email Guide Dogs Volunteer Coordinator, Aaron Puckrin at email@example.com Thank you.
Last updated 8 days ago
FRESH Community Wellness is a registered charity (OSCR-Office of Scottish Charity Regulator charity number SCO51346).
We are currently working to help engage the community and we are seeking more friendly volunteers to reach residents who may be looking for safe, free options. Anyone of any ability can volunteer with us in some way. We are working in several partnerships which include Aberdeen City Health and Social Care Partnership, Keep Scotland Beautiful, Paths for All, Aberdeen City Council and many more.
Are you interested in health, wellness, caring for others, community gardening, food growing, nature, the environment, children’s activities, event planning, fundraising or sports and up for helping to regenerate an entire community? In addition to our community based activities, we also have multiple home-based volunteering options for graphic design, admin, website and social media editing. If you have a couple of hours free to spare each week and are enthusiastic about the idea of uniting communities and making the local area safe, tidy, and beautiful – then please do help us out.
Ways you can join and assist us as one of our great volunteers include:
*Practical, Wellness Volunteer roles: Practical roles include helping gardening, painting, building, labouring, groundworks, walk leaders, wellness coaches, health and fitness coaches, tree planting – with both skilled, semi-skilled, or unskilled positions available for all.
*Project Leader roles: Project leaders for Fresh trails (walking/ Lifestyle), Fresh SLING (Seaton Linksfield Inclusive Neighbourhood Gardens), Fresh SNUG (Seaton Neighbourhoods United Garden), NEST (Neighbourhood Environmental Safety Team), FRESHEN (Fresh Events, News), FreshCOM (Fresh Communications (radio, film, written, digital & photography) with more to follow!
*Outreach & Welfare Volunteer roles: Outreach & Welfare opportunities are local residents’ welfare checks, street welfare checks, food growing/poverty outreach, gardening outreach, environmental safety outreach. Volunteer Team Leader positions are also available.
*Professional/Skilled Volunteer roles: Include assisting with charity governance, health and safety, first aid and trainers, surveyor/architect, environmental/greenspace management, digitisation, carers/counsellors, mental health first aiders, trustees/committee members, and more! With optional roles as assistants/trainees too.
*Volunteer Admin Opportunities: Helping with a range of admin related tasks which can include as fundraisers, event planners, donation acquisitions, community engagement, PR and flyer distribution, food/hospitality, media group, local/national business liaison, safeguarding, health and wellbeing, youth groups, 55+ groups, equality and diversity, digitisation and trustee board assistants.
We offer induction, training courses, as well as free PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) applications for our safeguarding process. We have the ability for immediate starts following application/references, to start the volunteer’s pathway.
This is an excellent opportunity to give back. Also, if you wish it is a great way to boost your CV, prospects, gain experience and skills. Most of all you will be making a real positive difference for people and the community, which will be greatly appreciated by all. As a registered Scottish charity, we are happy to issue references for your volunteering with ourselves.
For further details about helping volunteering with us please contact Sam Raion, Chair/Co-Ordinator at E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 07562689691.
Last updated 8 days ago