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To assist in planning and facilitating issue-based group work activities which support LGBT young people to improve confidence and self-esteem, and increase skills and knowledge. To provide support and referral options to LGBT young people who need additional support or specialised services. To monitor and record all work with young people. To carry out such other duties as deemed appropriate and known to be within the competence of the volunteer, and agreed by the team leader.
>Who we are:
The African Council is an independent voluntary organisation with a mission to promote the social and economic welfare of African People.
We celebrate the best in African culture(s), history and values. We promote the attainment of education and life skills especially among Africans. We also advance active citizenship among Africans through engagement in civic and political process, institutions and leadership.
>Some of our projects:
1. Employment/Enterprise coaching events
• The event seeks to provide coaching and empowerment for Africans through education, guidance and support, to increase Africans involvement in employment, enterprise and entrepreneurship opportunities.
2. Civic and Political structures coaching events
• The event seeks to provide coaching that encourages and provides guidance to Africans, to increase involvement and participation of Africans in civic and political life in Scotland,
3. Engagement events
• Our engagement events seek to understand the challenges and barriers that Africans face in participating in all areas of Scottish life and ways to mitigate these challenges.
Volunteers are vital for delivering the African Council's projects and services. We are looking for volunteers to join our team and we currently have volunteering opportunities available in the following areas:
1. Website Support
2. Corporate Communications
3. Social Media Management
5. Digital marketing and advertising
6. Event planning, support and management
9. Help desk
>Benefits of volunteering with the African Council include:
1. Opportunities to learn new skills
2. Employability training
3. Meet new people
4. Networking opportunities
5. Flexible working times
6. Develop your skills and talent and turn it to something employers will be excited about
7. Boost your CV with relevant work experience\n8. Fun hangouts, as well as,
9. Satisfaction of being a part of team that will make a significant difference in Scotland
Fantastic opportunities to help at a very exciting time in the development of the African Council. All help is greatly appreciated.
For more information please contact Ca-ananay Maduka, Volunteer Coordinator at E Mail: email@example.com or Tel.: 01224 579218.
“When people ignore their past the present has little substance and the future is clouded in doubt “Yigal Alon.” This illustrates how important preserving our Heritage is our ourselves and the future generations. So the task of preserving and teaching our heritage is our paramount objective.
We envisage a community where all minority groups are more visible and are being empowered to increase their capacity to advance their own health and socio-economic agenda and contributing in civic matters.
We are particularly keen to add to our diverse Board of Trustees and welcome applications from the community. If you believe in our vision and have skills in the following areas you would be very welcome to apply to join our Board:
- Human Resources
- Project Management
This list is not exhaustive, if you feel you have skills which would be advantageous please do apply.
Using the key safe, opening the container, meeting and greeting individuals with disabilities, showing the safe use of the beach wheelchair and how to use straps, complete paperwork for hire, meet the individual after a hire and provide good customer service throughout. Liaise with the beach wheelchairs booking line and turn up at the agreed time slot. Show availability on the volunteer calendar.
SHAX is a young local charity dedicated to providing support for people affected by homelessness and/or poverty through recycling and reusing household goods. We provide emergency starter packs for people in crisis moving into new tenancies. Our starter pack volunteer role includes preparing goods for our clients, including crockery, cutlery, towels, bedding, hygiene and cleaning items etc. This role is varied e.g. wrapping up plates, to ironing bedding to collecting and packing kitchen goods to help someone turn a house into a home.
Looking for Mentors to meet with adults with Cystic Fibrosis regularly to build a trusting relationship and provide ongoing emotional support and encouragement. Adults living with this progressive and debilitating condition can face a variety of challenges that disadvantage them soically, financially and in the workplace. The relationship will help achieve a better quaility of life by braodening their horizons, improving their confidence abd increasing their independence.
Four Pillars is a Grampian only based LGBT+ Charity that looks after the community in relation to their mental, emotional, physical and sexual health.
As a volunteer you will be at the heart of this unique service that looks to work with individuals on reducing risky sexual behaviour and STI/HIV transmissions whilst protecting the whole person.
There are many different roles within Four Pillars and what kind of role you play is entirely up to you and your skills.
For more information please contact Deejay Bullock at E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 01224 211963.
The Family Centre and Help Hub at HPM Grampian, Peterhead is calling all:
- Caring & compassionate people who love helping others
- Creative individuals that enjoy working with children
- People who have spare time to help and learn new skills
- That need a confidence boost
Home-based volunteering, Suitable for groups
Empower Pods is our brand new programme established to support young people to learn, lead and create in a community-led space.
This project will involve members co-producing their own space for making change on tech safety. Supported by a project co-ordinator and a pod leader you will receive free training and workshops on tech and online abuse. At the end of this training, each pod will design their own project - this could be anything from putting on events for other young people, presenting in schools or youth spaces or speaking with people working in the field on how to build safer digital platforms.
We will establish two Empower Pods:
Offline: hosted in central Edinburgh with in-real-life meet-ups on a regular basis
Online: hosted by a webinar and co-created online community space
We will provide:
Training and workshops in a 5-week block around digital citizenship, tech abuse and support you to co-create a project with your pod team
Opportunity to co-design solutions to tech abuse in your local community
In our many years of experience building friendships and circles of support we have worked with many individuals and their families to explore new opportunities, develop friendships and support people to live independently.
Equal Futures was set up by a group of parents with a family member who has a learning disability/Autism. The objective of Equal Futures is to reduce loneliness and isolation for people with disabilities by building Circles of Friendship. The circle is to develop real relationships with a close network of people and to explore the Focus Person’s hopes and dreams and put positive actions into place to achieve their goals.
Our volunteers will spend time getting to know the person they are matched with and find out what their goals are and work with them to help realise their goals. This can be as simple as going along to a new club or group where they can get to meet new people or it could be that someone is thinking about moving into their own house and living independently.
Meeting with the Focus Person weekly or fortnightly. Going at their pace to form relationship. Sharing common interests and activities. Encouraging the Focus Person to feel more confident in social skills and going out in their community.
Finding out more about the interests and activities the person likes to do – with emphasis on those with potential to make social connections. Getting to know what is going on locally; looking in community centres, libraries, church halls. Going with the person to these activities. Initiating conversations which include the person, supporting with social skills and building relationships.
You will need to have flexibility to attend activities with the Focus Person, be comfortable working on own initiative and common sense but able to recognise when to reach out for support.