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We are looking for volunteers! This is a great opportunity to build on your skills and experience to help the work of a small charity in South Lanarkshire.
Headway South Lanarkshire exists to provide support, information and referrals for people with an acquired brain injury. We aim to reduce social isolation increase access to information and referral information and empower people with an ABI to have more control over their lives.
• To arrange appropriate food and beverages in advance of the group
(specifics will be provided)
• Setting up and clearing away for the group
• Arrange activities for the group and source materials
• To distribute literature from Headway UK to members including
competitions and information
One-off volunteering, Board/trustee role
The lovely committee of the south Harris Agricultural show are looking for volunteers to help then before during and after the show in 2023 & beyond.
If you would like to lend this wonderful committee a hand for an hour, a day or even more please get in touch with one of the committee members.
There are quite a few exciting gigs and events coming up over the next few months in the Tarbert Community Centre.
We really need some extra volunteers to help us run bars to keep raising funds for running and maintaining the hall. Please do get in touch if you'd like to volunteer. We would really appreciate it.
The orgainisation are looking for volunteers to help with an Easter event, general helping with event preparation, manual work or whatever you feel you could contribute to helping at an event. The group also welcomes volunteers for other roles but this is a time specific opportunity for Easter 2023
Would you like to support people with learning disabilities to socialise and make friends? We are looking for Volunteer Event Supporters to help at and lead social events.
Dates-n-mates is a friendship and dating agency for adults with learning disabilities offering social events to enable people to socialise, make friends and form meaningful relationships. Our work is underpinned by a human rights-based approach. We believe it is people’s right to live life free of discrimination and to develop friendships and relationships of their choosing, to love and be loved.
Our events include going to restaurants, pubs, cinema, tenpin bowling, day trips and walks. Events take place afternoons and evenings and usually last 2 hours.
As an Events Supporter, you will attend the event and help the members to interact while they’re together. It’s all about helping them to have a safe, enjoyable and friendly time. It’s sociable, great fun and very rewarding!
A large number of people with learning disabilities feel lonely and socially isolated. Your support will help to change this.
We ask for a minimum of 1 event per month.
Dates-n-Mates offer a variety of training and support to our volunteers.
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.
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.
Could you help to raise vital funds for SSAFA in your local area? You don’t need a military background, just the ability to get on with all kinds of people and some occasional free time.
Help us raise vital funds by representing SSAFA at local fundraising events, providing a friendly and approachable service to potential donors.
What is a Fundraising volunteer?
As part of a local team, our fundraisers represent SSAFA at events, and in public. The role includes helping at fayres, street collections, concerts, quizzes, raffles, sporting events etc.
Why do we need you?
SSAFA branches rely on regular charitable income to fund all the necessities behind our support for clients. This includes volunteer travel expenses, phone bills, publicity and grants for clients in urgent need. A varied programme of fundraising also keeps the SSAFA profile high in the local community, so everyone knows who we are and how we can help.
Key role responsibilities
Being part of a team with collection/buckets tins at events, supermarkets, shopping centres, etc.
Acting as a marshal at a public event e.g. handing out water to runners, supervising parking etc.
Being part of a team running a stall at an event, Armed Forces Day, fayre, county show etc.
Helping with putting up posters, building gazebos, serving refreshments, packing/unpacking cars etc.
Being a positive ambassador for SSAFA, engaging people of all backgrounds and interests
Volunteering within the standards and values of SSAFA including observing our policies such as the Volunteering policy and data protection policy (these will be covered in your training and local induction.)
When would you be needed and where would you be based?
This role involves being out and about at public events and would suit someone looking to give the occasional day, half day or evening to support SSAFA; when and where would be flexible to suit you.
What can you gain from this volunteering role?
Use your skills, knowledge and life experience to benefit others
Give tangible and practical support to your local branch by raising funds used directly to support clients
Support and friendship from your local SSAFA branch and the wider SSAFA community
Experience, training, and skills that you can highlight on your CV and in job interviews
What are we looking for?
Friendly and approachable people
Confident people who feel happy to engage with the public, potential clients, volunteers and SSAFA colleagues face-to-face
Reliable attitude, keeping in touch the Fundraising Coordinator about your availability
Ability to maintain confidentiality and keep information safely
Access to public transport or a car to get to events
Able to provide two referees: former employers or other people that know you well (other than relatives)
We have a few restrictions on who can act as a referee for you and your application:
The referee must have know you for at least two years - and you must still be in contact now.
The referee cannot be a member of your family.
The referee cannot live at the same address as you.
Equality, diversity and inclusion
We welcome volunteers of all backgrounds, abilities, races, sexual orientations, socio-economic backgrounds, and of all faiths and none. SSAFA are committed to making reasonable adjustments to support disabled volunteers, so they have access to the same opportunities and experiences as non-disabled volunteers.