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Sported is a charity and membership organisation, supporting community sport clubs and youth groups across the UK which uses the power of sport to transform the lives of disadvantaged young people. We support the inspirational local heroes that run these organisations by providing much needed professional expertise and volunteer business support, so that they can become bigger, more sustainable and more effective.
Sported is seeking professionals with expertise in business and strategic planning, finance, marketing and PR, fundraising, governance and impact measurement to support our growing membership of community sport and youth groups.
We have volunteering opportunities in Scotland with a range of flexible options. As little as one hour of your time per month could make a massive difference to our members.
Through the power of sport our members are transforming the lives of the most disadvantaged young people in the UK. Volunteer with Sported, meet the inspirational heroes of grassroots sport and leave a lasting legacy in your community!
We are currently recruiting for 2 types of volunteering roles:
1. Mentor Placements
Our volunteers are carefully matched with a Sported member club within their locality, who they then support on a one-to-one basis, typically for a period of between three to six months.
2. Light Touch Support (short-term flexible volunteering)
Our volunteers provide short-term support by helping Sported members with specific questions or challenges. The support may take the form of one-off advice or between one to three sessions, which can be delivered via your chosen communication method (e.g. face-to-face, over the phone/Skype or email). This option is perfect for those volunteers who may not have the time to commit to an extended mentor placement or may be in between projects.
Why volunteer with Sported?
• Have a lasting impact on your local community
• Opportunities to share professional skills and expertise
• Varied and Flexible placements
• Full induction, plus Training and personal development opportunities
• Support from a local Sported Regional Manager and Volunteer Services Team
• Opportunities to work with a range of different communities and types of organisations
Save By The Bell is a project that encourages children and young people to develop a savings habit. We run weekly collections in participating primary schools across Dundee, where pupils can deposit money into their savings account. Our trained primary 6/7 pupils act as 'tellers' and are supervised by adult volunteers. We need more adult volunteers to support and monitor our pupils during these collections, helping them to develop their cash handling and numeracy skills. There are positions available in various schools and collections usually last no more than one hour. All volunteers will be required to commit to attending one collection per week and to undergo a Disclosure Scotland check. Support and training will be provided by Save By The Bell staff.
Aberdeen in Recovery (AiR) was granted Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) charitable status in March this year. We are now looking to find talented, passionate and skilled people to fill some vacant seats on our Board of Trustees to help us grow and develop our innovative and solution focused new charity. This is a unique opportunity to help lay the foundations to ensure AiR has a long-term future as a charity with solid processes in place to ensure it meets its mission of:
“To be a bridge from ‘dependence’ to ‘independence’ for the individual seeking to recover from problematic substance use and addictive behaviours”.
This is such an exciting and invigorating prospect for individuals to get involved and be participant in the tsunami of change which is now gaining momentum and being driven by “Experts by Experience” and the vibrant Lived Experienced Communities which are blossoming, not only locally but are now established as a national phenomena.
Since its conception, AiR and its members have worked tirelessly to establish and build collaborative relationships with professional services and third sector support agencies. We have consistently driven the message that individuals who have personal lived/living experience of active substance use, including Family members who have been affected by the addictive behaviours of a loved one, and the Recovery Communities they represent have something valid, essential and extremely beneficial to bring to described Recovery Orientated Systems of Care (ROSC). We can provide existing services and clinical structural systems with resources, skills and capabilities that they, no matter how much effort, time and money they invest, will never be able to offer or provide.
So, it gives the greatest of pleasure to see this is now recognised on the highest levels that “Recoverists” can productively contribute to the design, development and delivery of truly person-centred ROSC. This being evidenced by the vision, philosophy and content of the Scottish Governments “Rights, Respect and Recovery” Drug and Alcohol Strategy.
We also believe it is reaffirmed by the recent success in being granted funding from the Government’s National Development Fund, with our principle partner Alcohol and Drugs Action (ADA), for our ‘Recovery Peer Pathway’ joint two-year project. This collaborative venture will build on three years of pilot work to further establish and build proactive and productive Developmental Pathways within ADA and their Volunteer network while in synergy with AiR membership for individuals who desire to initiate change in their behaviours and outlook as they progress on their recovery journeys within, and imperatively out-with, statutory and formal support services.
We believe that the blue sky thinking behind this project categorically and emphatically fits with the expectations, outcomes and concepts of the above Government policy.
So, if you have lived experience, or a stakeholder interest, and a passion for recovery and are willing to give of yourself that another may learn, you will not find a better opportunity to indulge your appetite than from within Aberdeen in Recovery.
For more information please contact Dermot Craig, Recovery Community Development Manager at E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 01224 638342 / Mobile: 07751 213108.
As part of YeAABA’s executive committee the treasurer plays a key role in the club through being responsible for the club’s finances.
The treasurer will be responsible for maintaining financial records of income and expenditure; liaise with other committee members as required; providing monthly financial reports for executive and monthly management committee meetings; providing guidance to the wider committee on availability and timing for spending for the benefit of the club members; maintain cashflow through meeting payments in a timely manner; prepare annual financial statements for annual general meeting and independent examination; prepare annual statements for submissions to HMRC for Gift Aid.
As a debt advisor you will undertake full training and guidance from the CAB. This will involve interviewing clients and using the CAB information system give clients up to date and accurate information. You will use your own knowledge on money saving tips and websites for research to support clients in making their budget stretch further. The CAB has people from all walks of life and provides a vital service to the islands, this is a great opportunity to be part of something special. We have a small but committed and friendly staff team and are always looking for people who would like to get involved. If you have an interest but also some questions, the best thing you can do is have them answered. Come in and see the training officer or manager on Westview Terrace and discuss if this is the right opportunity for you. It really is a great opportunity.
Home-based volunteering, Board/trustee role
Scotland’s Gardens Scheme in Aberdeen is looking for a new Treasurer to become a part of our district team. The national charity has divided Scotland into 23 districts, each with their own team of volunteers, led by a District Organiser. The team support local garden owners to open their gardens to the public, charging an admission price and selling plants and refreshments to raise money for a charity of their choice. Our District Treasurer is responsible for the financial management of the district and works closely with the District Organiser and Garden Owners. The Treasurer receives monies from garden openings and pays the money to the charities that the gardens support. They are responsible for district accounts and balance the district’s bank statement. Scotland’s Gardens has a very easy to use database system for this role and provides letter templates, guidance, full training and ongoing support. This is a really interesting role, a great way to give back to the community and ideal for someone who has previous accountancy knowledge, or is training and would like to gain some real life experience.
For further information please contact Julie Golding, Volunteer Manager at E Mail: email@example.com or Tel No: 0131 226 3714.
The Treasurer’s role is to control financial transactions, ensure that correct financial records are maintained and that annual accounts are published. Duties will include managing the Trust’s bank account, keeping financial records, producing financial statements for Trustee meetings, processing expense claims, managing donations and paying invoices. The successful applicant will have experience as a Treasurer, preferably within the charity sector.
Volunteering Changes Lives!
BHF Retail is recruiting Cash Desk Volunteers for exciting flexible opportunities at our fantastic retail shop at 31 Union Street.
If you enjoy meeting and talking with people and providing great customer service this could be the role for you.
As part of this role you will be:
*Completing till transactions accurately
*Promoting our stock requirements and campaigns
*Promoting the benefits of the Gift Aid scheme to the BHF
There are lots of benefits to volunteering, such as developing your existing skills, gaining new skills and supporting a cause you care about. Whatever your reason for joining, you can expect to have lots of fun and meet some great people.
As one of our volunteers you will receive a full induction and further training in specific roles.
Please contact us-all help is greatly appreciated and helps BHF lead the fight against coronary heart disease and save lives.
For further details please contact Lorna, on 01224 252769 / email: A18@bhf.org.uk or pop in past the store at 31 Union Street, Aberdeen.
We are looking for a Treasurer to join our Board of Directors/Trustees. The Treasurer will have financial experience to take the lead at board level on:
- Reviewing Into Work's financial performance.
- Ensuring Into Work has robust and effective financial controls and policies in place.
- Liaising with finance staff and with our auditors.
- Reporting on financial matters to the other Directors and members who meet six times a year in Edinburgh.
- Chairing our Finance & Audit Committee who meet four times a year in Edinburgh.
For further information and to apply online, please visit our website: https://www.intowork.org.uk/work-with-us
Or telephone 0131 475 2428 to request an application pack.
Closing date for completion application: 31 March 2019
Grampian Child Bereavement Network (part of the ARCHIE Foundation charity) provide direct support to bereaved children and young people throughout Grampian.
Due to an increased demand in our service we are seeking volunteers in a variety of areas including: responders to visit bereaved families, fundraisers, event and admin helpers and a treasurer
Key objectives of our Volunteers are: To support the work of GCBN through contributing to the range of services provided. To make a positive difference to the lives of the children, young people and their families who have been affected by bereavement
Our responder service entails people visiting bereaved families and undertaking direct support work with children and young people and their families. We also run event days for children staffed up by our volunteers. We are particularly keen to recruit a volunteer with a financial or accounts background to take on our treasurer role.
Good support and training is provided to all volunteers e.g.: induction includes self awareness, policy and procedures of charity. Training in child protection and bereavement support. Support from coordinator and board of trustees.
All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated. For more details please contact: Malcolm Stewart, Coordinator at E Mail:firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 01224 554152.