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To support/coach/deliver sports sessions to young people.
Social groups are a great way to give people on the autism spectrum an opportunity to improve their confidence, self-esteem and reduce isolation through spending time with others in a group setting and accessing social activities in the community.
What you will be doing
Attending the monthly support group sessions
Supporting the group leader with setting up and clearing away after a meeting
Welcoming new members
Signposting to other support, professionals, organisations etc
Liaising with the group leader and the other volunteers to ensure there is a volunteer present for the duration of the meeting
Do you have personal experience with autism and want to make a difference in your local community? Being a few hours a month, this role can fit around your responsibilities and you can decide when you would like to volunteer. We know our volunteers have busy lives and we do our best to fit around you.
The role is fully supported by the regional Senior Branch Engagement Officer and the other branch volunteers. You will receive full guidance and training for everything you’ll need to do.
When and where Online meetings every 3rd Thursday evening of each month
Woven Together is a community research project that explores the history of people of Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic origin in and around Dundee. We want to uncover as many stories as we can and showcase them on this site and through various other activities. Possible outputs include community events, a pop-up exhibition, school projects, and more – we want your ideas about how best to share the results of our research.
How can I get involved?
There are various ways that you can help us, depending on your own interest. Here are some of the main ones:
1. Archive researchers – we need lots of volunteers to investigate archives, records, newspapers, museum collections, and other sources to find information and turn it into stories
2. Oral historians – we want people to record interviews with friends or relatives about their experiences in Dundee
3. Video historians – we want people to record short films to capture visual histories such as traditional recipes, festivals, or fashions
4. Copywriters – some of our archive detectives may not be able to write up their findings, so we need people to turn their information into readable blog posts for the website
5. Information verifiers and Proofreaders – before we publish any information we need volunteers to check for accuracy
6. Video/audio editors – we need people who can edit video and audio recordings into suitable packages for the website
7. Web editors – we’re looking for volunteers with web design and editing skills to improve and add to this site
8. Exhibition and Event Hosts – maybe you have a venue that could host an activity relating to the project?
9. Sponsors/Partners – perhaps you’d like to be more actively involved in the project as a partner or sponsor of one of our activities?
What’s in it for me?
There are lots of reasons to get involved in the project. As well as doing something positive for the community, you will have the opportunity to gain new skills (eg in research, interviewing, web editing etc) and get valuable work experience to boost your CV. Anyone who complete at least 10 hours of volunteering will receive a certificate of participation and for our most active volunteers, we may be able to provide employment references where appropriate.
The successful volunteer would be matched with a New Scot or a family who require support to practise their English language learning in “real” situations. Buddies also support learning about Scottish culture and customs, and may help learners to find out how to access services.
The volunteer would be contributing to the integration of the new arrivals into the society, reducing their isolation and enhancing their employability prospects, which is a hugely important and rewarding activity. They would be offered support and training by the ESOL Officer, so someone thinking of teaching English might be particularly interested in this opportunity.
We are seeking someone passionate about amplifying migrant women's voices in the media to join the Migrant Women Press team as a Social Media and Community Engagement Officer.
The Social Media and Engagement Officer will be key to the ongoing success and development of Migrant Women Press online presence and engagement with our social media community, organisations and stakeholders.
As a team member, you will work closely with the Founder Editor and other team members to promote our recently established organisation, driving forward Migrant Women Press mission, strategic development and play a crucial role in defining the growth of our social enterprise.
Migrant Women Press is a migrant women-led, independent media platform focused on women’s experiences with migration.
We discuss migration through migrant women’s lenses and are interested in investigating how the intersections of race, gender, class, nationality and disability impact women’s experiences in a new country.
Since we were created in 2020, we have published content by women from different ethnic backgrounds: Black, Asian, Arabic, White, Roma, mixed-race, age groups and nationalities. Our website has contributions from women from the UK, Romania, Turkey, Pakistan, Ukraine, Italy, Slovakia, Brazil, the US, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt, St Tome and Prince, Germany, Rwanda, and Senegal.
Our vision is a world where we see more diverse voices in the media and that migrant women stories are appreciated. We want to redefine narratives around migration.
Skills and experience
At this stage of Migrant Women Press journey, we are seeking a Social Media and Community Engagement Officer with experience in creating engagement content for social media platforms, increase social engagement and promote Migrant Women Press online.
· Develop in collaboration with other team members Migrant Women Press social media guidelines.
· Develop Migrant Women Press social media strategy and planning the social media calendar.
· Maintaining and implementing content plan for social media channels (primarily Instagram, Twitter and Facebook) including drafting copy, creating content and ensure consistent posting for all channels.
· Bring creative ideas to promote Migrant Women Press online, such as in events to build community and boost brand awareness.
· Attend editorial meetings and advisory board meetings.
· Provide support on especial projects and events.
You must also be:
● Passionate about Migrant Women Press work and create opportunities for migrant women in the media.
● Take a genuine interest in our work by sharing your ideas and guiding our future goals with your skills &/or your lived experience
● Contribute to planning and actively participate in meetings and email communication
● Maintain confidentiality and adhere to ethical and journalism standards
● Uphold our values of inclusivity, diversity, and non-discrimination
Our commitment to equity, diversity & inclusion
Our priority is to support migrant women from different ethnic groups and walks of life and we know that this is best achieved through diversity in our background, thinking, experience & culture. It is our firm commitment to create an inclusive workplace to support our growth and so we encourage applications from experts by lived experience so that we represent our readers and community.
The role and commitment
· 8 hours per week/ 1 day per week (e.g: 1 hour for weekly meetings and 7 hours for engagement work)
· 6 months limited term (it can be extended)
· Acknowledgment and promotion your expertise and knowledge, as well as the value and depth of your experience.
· Enhancing both your credentials and visibility.
· Improvement of your digital media and social media skills.
· Networking and opportunities for establishing valuable professional connections.
· Improvement of your general ‘employability’ and profile on the jobs market.
How to apply
Please submit your CV and motivation statement (1 page) by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include in your motivational letter the following:
· Why do you want to be a volunteer Community Engagement Officer at Migrant Women Press?
· How can you contribute with the organisation?
· Clearly list your 5 best skills and give some examples on how you applied them.
Are you passionate about digital communications and creating outreach content for an online community? If so, we are looking for someone to join our team and work alongside us to develop digital communications strategies and content to empower our community and promote our existing and future projects.
We are an arts-based media project supporting women and people from marginal communities to showcase their work and connect with arts focused opportunities across Scotland. Our placement opportunity will provide you with an opportunity to develop digital content to support connecting with our existing community and create growth opportunities to reach out to new members.
The role includes:
• Creating digital communication strategies to connect with people inclusive and supportive of their community and individual needs.
• Creation of community focused digital content for social media platforms.
• Supporting the development and implementation of community connection and growth strategy.
• Analysis of engagement data and supporting the creation of solutions to increase community connections.
• Working alongside the Zya Community team to support sharing of existing projects via digital communication.
The commitment is negotiable depending on availability however there is a minimum of 4 hours a week required. We can support with connecting the role with academic outcomes and have flexibility around role duties.
If you are interested email Zya Community Director Nikki Kilburn with a short paragraph explaining why this role is of interest to you, what you hope to gain from it and a brief description of any prior or relevant experience.
If you have any questions or require further information email Nikki and she will get back to you. We look forward to hearing from you.
The ZYA Community Team.
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 VolunteerScotNi@guidedogs.org.uk Thank you.
Suitable for groups, One-off volunteering
We are running our usual 1st Saturday Beach Clean at Monifieth. Litter picker, bin bag holders and bags are available. All are welcome but children aged 16 and under need to be accompaied by a responsible adult.
As a Youth Program Volunteer at Mamacita Foundation, you will lead and oversee our initiatives focused on supporting and empowering young immigrants in Aberdeen. Your role involves developing and implementing youth-oriented programs, mentoring and guiding participants, and collaborating with educational institutions and community partners.
• Design and coordinate youth-oriented programs that address the unique needs and challenges faced by young immigrants.
• Provide mentorship and support to youth participants, promoting personal growth and educational advancement.
• Collaborate with schools, colleges, and universities to establish partnerships and identify educational opportunities for young beneficiaries.
• Organize workshops, skill-building sessions, and career development programs to enhance the prospects of young immigrants.
• Monitor program outcomes and conduct assessments to measure the impact of youth initiatives.
Join us as a Youth Program Volunteer and be an integral part of the Mamacita Foundation's efforts to create a more inclusive and supportive community in Aberdeen. A fantastic opportunity to help and make a real difference. All volunteer support is greatly appreciated.
For more details please contact Vivian Draghici, Chief Officer at email: email@example.com or telephone: 07449826988.
As a volunteer with the Mamacita Foundation charity you will be at the forefront of building and maintaining strong relationships with the local community and key stakeholders. We currently have great opportunities to volunteer with us including:
• Community Outreach Volunteers
• Youth Program Volunteers
• Community Engagement Volunteers
• IT and Technology Support Volunteers
• Volunteer Coordinators
• Administrative Assistant Volunteers
• Foodbank Volunteers
Join our volunteer team and be an integral part of the Mamacita Foundation’s efforts to create a more inclusive and supportive community in Aberdeen. A fantastic opportunity to help and make a real difference. All volunteer support is greatly appreciated.
For more details please contact Vivian Draghici, Chief Officer at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 07449826988.