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In this lead, but flexible volunteer role, you will be the key contact for fundraising in your local community. We will offer you the opportunity to chat about what skills and availability you have to support us in this role.
A fundraising group coordinator, with the support of others in the team and a Guide Dogs fundraising manager, helps to organise and sometimes attend events, encourages local businesses, schools and groups to name their own guide dog puppy, builds relationships with local networks and most importantly, by giving their time, make a real difference by helping Guide Dogs to provide life changing services to people living with sight loss.
The main role of the fundraising group coordinator is to be responsible for coordinating a group of volunteers, with the support of others, to raise funds through events or other activities, delegating tasks to other members of the group as required and being the key contact in the local area.
“My advice to people is that they shouldn’t be put off by the word ‘fundraising’. We’re about much more than that as a group. Yes, we do raise money. But it’s also about building relationships, recruiting more volunteers, merchandising, building a community.” – Shirley, Fundraising Group Coordinator
If you don’t feel you tick every box but are sure this role is the one for you, please drop us a message at VolunteerScotNI@GuideDogs.org.uk and tell us why. We’re open to suggestions and happy to chat with you to find out what’s possible!
Tasks and responsibilities
• Build relationships and coordinate a group of fundraising volunteers to support you in your role
• Raise funds with the support of you team and be the key contact your local area
• Organising events (virtually and face to face) and delegating tasks and responsibilities to other volunteers within your fundraising group
• Ensuring fundraising policies and procedures are followed; including all supporting roles are maintaining required records.
A fantastic opportunity to help and make a real difference in the work of the Guide Dogs. All volunteers are greatly appreciated. For more information please email VolunteerScotNI@GuideDogs.org.uk
This is a great opportunity to be involved with a Christian Medical charity to raise funds for a neglected tropical disease. Leprosy still exists in over 120 countries with approximately 200,000 new cases every year despite there being a cure.
The group has been in existence in the local area for over 50 years. We meet 4 times per year to organise events eg coffee mornings, concerts, participating in sponsored walk such as the Kilt Walk and running events. Speaking opportunities are available to inform others of the charity.
We have a good relationship with various local churches who support us and send in donations.
You would be volunteering with a small group of friendly , welcoming people to use your ideas to participate in and enhance fundraising events. All new ideas for fundraising are always welcomed.
We feel new members to the group would enhance and refresh what we do.
A warm welcome is extended to attend a meeting to decide whether this is something you would enjoy and find as rewarding as we do.
The Leprosy Mission Scotland ( Registered Scottish Charity SC022411 ) is part of The Leprosy Mission International.
For more information/to help please contact Stella Anderson, Chair at email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 07946626568.
Grampian Women’s Aid (GWA) is recruiting Trustees to join our Board. GWA is a charity based in Aberdeen, with over 45 years’ experience providing information, support and safe accommodation for women and children experiencing domestic abuse across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.
The role of Trustee is a unique voluntary opportunity for women from diverse backgrounds who have expertise, time and are committed to making a real difference to the lives of women and children who have experienced domestic abuse.
As a member of GWA Board, you will play a key role in the strategy of GWA and overseeing its governance to ensure it can continue to provide high quality services to women, children and young people across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. You don’t need to be an expert in domestic abuse, but you do need to have an understanding of the impact it has on women and children and be committed to GWA’s vision and values.
GWA would particularly like to recruit Trustees who have experience in any of the following areas: Human Resources, Finance, Housing Management or have a Legal background. However please don’t let this put you off applying if you don’t have experience in these areas, GWA are committed to representing the diversity of our service users on our Board and welcome applications from all women. Grampian Women’s Aid strives to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. Women only need apply under Schedule 9 (Part 1) of the Equality Act 2010. The role will also be subject to PVG scheme membership.
The Board currently meet 6 weekly via virtual platforms, the frequency and the method of meeting will continue to be reviewed regularly to meet the needs of the organisation. Board members are also invited to join one of our sub-committees to accelerate progress on important topics such as fundraising or strategy, driving forward key actions between Board meetings. Although this fantastic volunteering opportunity is unpaid, travel expenses are available for Board members to attend meetings.
As well as benefitting from being part of a talented and supportive team of Trustee’s, you will also receive a comprehensive induction plan and ongoing personal development and support.
If you are interested and would like an application pack, please contact: Email: email@example.com
We are a small local charity run by volunteers for the people of Grampian who have been affected by an acquired brain injury. We are looking for someone to take the role of treasurer within our organisation. Your role will include the day to day payment of expenses, applying for funding and some general book keeping. This role is not onerous as we have no staff and our overheads are minimal. You will have had previous experience of working or volunteering in book keeping / finance and will have a knowledge of legal requirements. As we are a small committee we all work together and have a lot of fun.
All help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated. For further details please contact Karen Stewart, Interim Convenor at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 07922559790.
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: email@example.com or tel.: 01224 638342 / Mobile: 07751 213108.
Teapot Trust is a Scottish charity providing a UK wide programme of art therapy and creative interventions for chronically ill children in hospitals and hospices. We have a team of professional art therapists working across Scotland and London, including Royal Aberdeen’s Children's Hospital.
We are currently looking for volunteers to raise awareness and help to increase our presence in Aberdeen. Teapot Trust want to recruit representatives to volunteer at local events such as tea parties, sponsored runs/walks and give talks about the work we do. Volunteers could also help run an arts and crafts table, manage collecting cans and sell merchandise. We always welcome new fundraising ideas and will provide support and training depending on the event.
Depending on skill set we are looking for a volunteer to manage other volunteers on a local basis.
Excellent support is provided to all volunteers. A member of staff from Teapot Trust will explain to new volunteers what is required for each role and give training for relevant areas. There will be a named member of staff volunteers can also contact if they require support or wish to discuss their volunteering role.
Fantastic opportunities to assist and help the Teapot Trust make a real difference for children and young people in Aberdeen. All volunteer help is greatly appreciated. For further details please contact Kirsty Moore at E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 0131 273 4340.
Talkable offers a talkline to anyone affected by panic or anxiety.
We currently have a range of ways that you can help as a volunteer as we continue to grow and provide ever more vital support to people. Opportunities to join our team of volunteers include:
*Phoneline Volunteers – you will be required to provide anxiety relief over the phone to our service users.
*Phoneline Team Leader – you will be required to manage the phoneline volunteers as well as be available on the phone.
*Message Line Volunteers – you will be required to provide anxiety relief to our service users over our Facebook page, full training will be given.
*Promotion Volunteers – you will be required to create social media posts and reach out to companies to make our services known more.
*Funding Volunteers – you will be required to help come up with funding ideas to support our vital services.
*Policy Assistance Volunteers - we are also looking for a volunteer(s) who can help us with policy work.
Excellent support and any relevant training is provided to all volunteers. All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated.
For more information about any of these volunteer roles or any other ways you wish to help us as a volunteer please contact Chelsea Birkett at E Mail: email@example.com or tel: 07999 453655.
Scottish Communities Climate Action Network (SCCAN)’s purpose is to inspire and promote, connect and support community-led action in Scotland to address the Climate Emergency. Please see our website: https://www.scottishcommunitiescan.org.uk/
Would you like to help take climate action to the next level?
We have a new volunteer role available with our Events working groups! You would be helping once a week with the following:
-Events organizing and facilitating
-Taking part in regular events working group meetings
-Contacting potential speakers and facilitators
-Promoting events by writing blog posts and promoting on social media.
-Compile a report on the event.
As a volunteer led organisation, our capacity to offer thorough training on events coordination is limited so we would expect you to have some experience or to be adaptable. There will be some initial training on the way SCCAN operates.
The start date is flexible to suit your availability.
Our events and meetings are currently done online through zoom.
Commitment could range from once / week to twice a month.
If interested, please drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
MISS is offering a rewarding and exciting opportunity for a volunteer Fundraising & Events Coordinator to play a key role within the MISS charity as we continue to grow and evolve. You will be responsible for developing existing supporter relationships and proactively identifying and securing new community and corporate fundraising opportunities to support the charity’s growth.
As our Fundraising & Events Coordinator, we will support and co-ordinate projects across Scotland, develop fundraising processes and provide administrative support to the Fundraising & Events Lead.
This role will provide practical administrative support both to the Fundraising & Events Lead and across internal fundraising systems and processes. There is considerable scope for progression and considerable professional development for the right candidate.
· To research and devise an innovative fundraising strategy and to spot fundraising opportunities and raise awareness of Miscarriage Services.
· To initiate, build and manage relationships with donors or companies to maximise and sustain income.
· To build, manage and develop relationships with community supporters to maximise and sustain income.
· To research, approach, and source new support from community groups (including schools, clubs, businesses, groups, and individuals) to secure funding.
· To develop and deliver compelling fundraising activities and campaigns for supporters to participate in to maximise income.
· To analyse the performance of events and other fundraising activities for effectiveness and to identify areas for improvement.
· To oversee that all relevant fundraising information is recorded and documented in the charity’s electronic supporter records system in compliance with current, relevant legislation.
· To work with the Secretary/Treasurer to complete and maintain orderly records of donors and manage regular donor communications.
· To undertake all activities in compliance with the Fundraising Regulator and Institute of Fundraising rules and regulations and to ensure that all records are maintained in compliance with relevant legislation.
· To assist with the charity’s social media presence.
What can we offer you?
When you join the MISS charity, you are gaining a unique opportunity to make a difference in your community and raise awareness. You will be working with a team of passionate people who really care about the mental health and wellbeing of our members, and who want to make a positive and lasting difference for local families.
Being part of such a small (but growing!) team offers the opportunity for real variety in your day-to-day work and the development of your role.
For more information please contact Abi Clarke , Chairperson/Founder of MISS at email: email@example.com
Further information and details are also available at our website at: https://miss-support.org.uk/
Our mission is to deliver urgent medical samples, equipment and supplies free of charge between hospitals, healthcare sites and laboratories in the North East of Scotland when Healthcare Providers’ own transport services do not operate.
We need Fundraisers to help us raise the revenue to continue doing our service for completely free to the end user.
A fantastic opportunity to help and make a real difference. All volunteers are greatly appreciated. For more details please contact Graeme Scott, Membership Secretary at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone.: 07881460792.