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Human trafficking is happening in all 32 local authorities in Scotland, on each of our doorsteps. Hidden and misunderstood, SOHTIS is committed to bringing freedom to victims and survivors of human trafficking across the country. This is an opportunity for you to join us in bringing awareness initiatives to your area. There will be a range of activities which you can choose from including; networking, arts and crafts, promoting or delivering workshops, training and much more.
Suitable for groups, One-off volunteering
Volunteering at parkrun
Volunteering at parkrun is an opportunity to get outside, make new friends, have fun, learn new skills and to be a valuable part of your local community. We are always looking for new volunteers. This page explains how to get involved.
How to get involved
Finding out about Prestwick Oval junior parkrun volunteering opportunities couldn't be easier. Simply open a recent parkrun newsletter, results email or volunteer email, click on 'manage my profile', then 'email options', then select the events you'd like to hear from and click 'save opt-in events list'. You will then receive regular emails from those events letting you know all about their volunteering opportunities.
Future volunteer roster
You can see an event's future volunteer roster via their specific future roster page. To get in touch with the event directly, just send an email to email@example.com
What would I do at the Event?
First, and most importantly, we never ask anybody to do anything they're not comfortable with. If you don't want a particular task, please let us know and we will happily give you an alternative job. Nevertheless, none of our tasks are too stressful. You could be organising the finish funnel, operating the timer, or scanning barcodes using the simple Virtual Volunteer app. If you really want to do something in particular, please let us know and we'll see what we can do.
Remember as a volunteer you are the eyes and ears of parkrun. If you have any concerns that arise at a parkrun event, whether involving children or adults, you should discuss those concerns with the Run Director on the day, as soon as possible thereafter or email Head Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The core team
Prestwick Oval junior parkrun happens largely because of our fantastic volunteers. The weekly team of volunteers are led by a small group of parkrun enthusiasts who form what we call the 'core team': They make sure the event is setup and packed away each week, the results published, the tokens resorted, event reports written and so much more.
Event Director - Jamie Marshall-Watt & Paul Deas
We're very grateful to the help provided by everybody, both now and in the past, who've helped make Prestwick Oval junior parkrun happen.
Combating violence against women is a priority. Sadly, such behaviour exists here in Orkney. White Ribbon Orkney is part of a world-wide movement, and we are looking for additional volunteer speakers to be trained and engage with non-perpetrating men to educate about violence against women and what they can do to help eliminate it. Volunteer speakers will be assisted and supported to deliver presentations to encourage men to take the pledge - ‘never to commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women in all its forms ‘. We rely on support of volunteers to pass on the messages of the campaign through grassroots conversations and by holding speaker events, which are only limited by their imagination. Speakers are asked to consider what opportunities may be presented through their private and professional lives to deliver this key message. If this is you then we want to hear from you to help make a difference?
What could a volunteer gain from the experience?
Volunteers would be supporting the campaign to reduce violence against women and girls and would be part of a world-wide movement, rooted firmly in Orkney. They would gain experience of public speaking and help develop their network.
Purpose: The Community sport hub network aims to develop collaboration between local sports clubs and partners to tackle health and social inequalities through sport. This role will support the development of a broader, deeper understanding of the local communities for the respective community sport hub across Angus, informing and positively contribute to the planning + outcomes that the community sport hub set out to achieve. You will work alongside the CSH coordinator, CSH members and local community stakeholders including ANGUSalive, Active Schools, sports clubs and Third-sector partners where required.
• Attend community sport hub meetings in your area
• Development of a community map for the Community Sport Hub
• Sourcing and utilising up to date information around health and social inequalities within the local community
• Complete an audit of sports facilities within the local community
• Integrate the public transport / safe cycling routes for each community into a map
• Present a comprehensive overview of the community map to the community sport hub partners
What will the volunteer gain from this:
What will the volunteer gain from this:
• The opportunity to increase exposure to / build relationships with local employers, organisations and community stakeholders in the sport, leisure and public health sector.
• Improved knowledge and confidence around the wider aspects of working in sport or community development.
• Improved skills and application linked to data-informed approaches in sport, leisure and public health.
• Experience of partnership + networking through meeting attendance, working to deadlines and contributing to projects in a local setting.
• A chance to apply key learnings / Meta skills in the workplace, including feedback and mentoring from a professional ANGUSalive / sportscotland-funded officer.
• Pathway to longer-term volunteering opportunities within the Angus community sport hub network.
Quarriers Fundraising Team is responsible for all Quarriers key fundraising events activities which include Corporate Engagement and Community events. Our very successful events team are looking for Event Volunteers to support our many fundraising events throughout the year by attending events such as Noel Lunch, Ladies Lunch and our Festive event programme. We are looking for enthusiastic Fundraising & Events Volunteers to help provide essential support at one off events held throughout the year. If this is of interest, or you want to find out more, then please get in touch as there’s a whole range of exciting activities for you to become involved with.
Main Tasks - Attending events
You could find yourself supporting at:
- One of our challenge events such as Kiltwalk or Zipslide The Clyde
- Helping at our annual Christmas Fayre
- Assisting at our Festival of Choirs event throughout the month of December with coin collecting – you will not be asked to count the coin collection
- Supporting at our flagship event, Noel Lunch
- Selling our Christmas charity merchandise at local community market stalls and fayres.
The Fundraising & Events Volunteer role is a flexible and rewarding volunteer role that can easily fit in around your lifestyle. And since dates/times for each event will vary, you will be required on an ad hoc basis only.
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?
• Develop fundraising skills
• Develop event management skills
• Meet new people
• Be active and engaged
• Add value to your local community
• Learn new transferable skills & enhance your CV
• Make a real difference to the people we support
• You get to be part of a friendly team
Where & When
Various locations – throughout Glasgow over the course of the year and Kilmacolm for our Christmas Fayre
Application form, meeting, references and PVG disclosure.
Home-based volunteering, Suitable for groups, One-off volunteering
Calling All Volunteering Heroes: Join Our Mission to Brighten Lives!
Are you ready to make a difference in the lives of those who have dedicated their lives to serving our country? Erskine Veterans Charity is searching for compassionate and enthusiastic volunteers to be a part of our impactful volunteering family. Join us as we create moments of joy, connection, and companionship for our esteemed residents.
Why Volunteer With Us?
🌟 Meaningful Impact: Your time and effort will directly contribute to enhancing the quality of life for our veterans. Whether it is supporting activities, offering practical support or simply sharing stories as a visitor or befriender, you will be making lasting memories.
🌼 Fulfilment: There is nothing quite like the feeling of bringing smiles to the faces of those who have sacrificed so much. Your involvement will add purpose and fulfilment to your own life as well.
🤝 Connection: This is an opportunity to connect with veterans, their families, staff, and other volunteers, share experiences, build on your interpersonal skills and build friendships that transcend generations. Your presence will help combat feelings of loneliness and isolation.
🧠 Stimulating Activities: .Our activities programme is as varied as our residents’ interests are. From group outings to creative projects, your ideas and energy will be welcome, and your involvement will keep their hearts and minds active. Help us create an environment where veterans can thrive physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Join Our Team Today!
Step forward and be a part of something truly extraordinary. Erskine is ready to welcome you into our family, where your kindness will ripple through the lives of those who deserve it the most. Together, we can create a haven of happiness and camaraderie.
Be the light that illuminates their days. Join our volunteers and show our veterans the care and respect they have earned. Your time, compassion, and dedication will make all the difference.
Honouring Our Heroes: One Activity at a Time
Ready to Make a Difference? Contact Us:
📞 0141 814 4640
Would you like to support someone through their cancer journey?
Tayside Cancer Support offers a free, confidential, one-to-one befriending service for those affected by cancer in the Tayside area and help establish support groups which offer a valuable network for people facing a diagnosis of cancer either themselves or in a loved one. In addition, we provide specialist Mindfulness courses for anyone affected by cancer.
Our volunteers are the key to the Charity’s success. Everyone has skills that can be put to good use! If you think you’d like to get involved whether with our fundraising activities and events; getting involved with hospital visits or within our drop in support groups, we would love to have a chat with you.
Community Event Volunteers help us plan and facilitate our regular social events for people we support and their families in Ayrshire.
Befrienders help a person we support build their confidence and participate in social activities within their community. This may include going for walks, participating in clubs or classes together, or attending Equal Future’s monthly social events.
Established in 1856 the Sea Cadets were created by communities wanting to give young people instruction on a naval theme. Traditionally old seafarers provided training while local businessmen funded the unit building.
Today, 14,000 young people based in 400 units in towns, cities and ports across the UK are challenging themselves and developing new skills, like sailing, boating and rock climbing - supported by 9,000 volunteers.
At Ayr, we love helping young people launch well in today’s world. Watching cadets grow into better versions of themselves is what makes volunteering for this charity so special. Volunteering with Sea Cadets has so many benefits. Including giving back to the community, helping young people grow into adults and gaining qualifications to teach different courses we have to offer. We’re always looking for people to join us! Whether it’s becoming a trained instructor or just lending a helping hand, your help is always welcome! You don’t need to have a background in the navy or in water sports, you just need to have a positive attitude!
Looking for a new adventure in 2023?
Ayr Sea Cadets is actively recruiting new Sea Cadets (Aged 10-18) as well as new adult volunteers (18+). We have a hugely exciting 2023 planned, why not become part of it? So what are you waiting for?
Find out what keeps us coming back for more by getting in contact with us.