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Homework clubs are a service from East Lothian Libraries. They consist of a 1 hour drop-in session, run by a volunteer Homework Club Leader with the assistance of a volunteer Homework Club Helper. Primary School Children can come and do their homework at their local library where they would benefit from space to study, access to a wide selection of books, online resources, word processing and supervised internet access.
The volunteers would supervise children, support them in completing their homework, assist them with using the range of research tools available in the library, and encourage them to search the library shelves for books that might be relevant to their needs. They will also be asked to complete a small amount of administration and paperwork involved in the running of the club.
Volunteering with the homework clubs would provide an exciting opportunity for anyone who is interested in working with children whether as a teacher, in a nursery or as a youth worker and would enhance any application for university.
The majority of club members will be aged 8-12 (P4-7), but, depending on the Homework Club Leader, some clubs may accept children from P1. The aim of the homework clubs is to provide a safe friendly environment for children within the library where they can come together and work on their homework. Volunteers offer support but do not teach the children.
Help others learn the fun of coding using your skills and knowledge! Coding Clubs consist of a weekly one-hour session for Primary 5 – S1. The volunteers would support them in their tasks, whilst being under the supervision of another staff member.
Supporting young readers as they complete the Tesco Bank Summer Reading Challenge!
• Listening to children talk about the books they have read
• Encouraging children in their reading - to complete the challenge
• Encouraging children to explore new and different reading choices
• Giving out stickers and other incentives
• Helping to promote the Summer Reading Challenge
• Helping to prepare and deliver activities for summer events
• Explaining to children and their parents how to take part
• Showing children how to use the Summer Reading Challenge website
Can you volunteer a few hours to help establish a tool library in Forres?
Forres Tool Library promises to help folk who can’t afford to access the gear that they need, without resorting to buying cheaply made products that break down quickly, and those who find their homes cluttered with gadgets that they rarely ever use but still want on occasion.
We need a few helping hands in two main roles, temporary and ongoing:
First there will be some up-front work to catalogue our existing items into a system for booking in and out the items borrowed by members.
• This is ideal for people who want to practise photography, descriptive writing, and IT skills, suitable to use for selling things online.
As items are donated to the library, there will be more opportunities to help with this on an ongoing basis.
After that, we will need people who can commit to regular times, for example monthly, fortnightly or weekly, to run pop-up stands around the town, where members will come to pick up and drop off items that they are borrowing.
• If you would like to meet new people and help them to find what they need, then this will be a good opportunity to socialise.
• If you want to help in a quiet environment, then your help will be greatly appreciated to prepare bags and boxes of the items being borrowed before each pop-up shop, or checking those returned afterwards. Times for this can be a lot more flexible.
Volunteers will benefit from free membership of the tool library and extra access to the things on offer.
There will also be an opportunity for volunteers helping with the checking of items to learn Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) and gain a qualification.
For more information and to get involved, please either come by to have a or contact us at email@example.com with “Tool Library” in the subject line.
A lot happens behind the scenes regarding the conservation and collection care at Brodie Castle, Garden and Estate. They are looking for volunteers to assist with some day-to-day tasks such as conservation level cleaning, auditing the collection and talking to visitors about what we are doing. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience at a heritage site that has thousands of visitors each year and allows an inside look of how Brodie Castle is maintained and cared for.
What’s included in the role?
· Creating collection audits.
· Monitoring collection pieces.
· Occasionally conducting conservation level cleaning.
· Discussing the work that you are doing to visitors and why we do what we do.
· Potentially assist with setting up for events in the Castle.
Bud, a 18-tonne truck that transforms into an interactive mobile micro museum and travels across Scotland visiting schools and attending events across the country.
Exhibits within the interactive mobile micro museum include historical artefacts, interactive displays and the moving stories of veterans and their families who have been supported by Poppyscotland. Visitors to Bud will also have the opportunity to make their own poppy using the same methods as the 34 strong team of disabled veterans at Lady Haig's Poppy Factory in Edinburgh, who still hand-produce the three million poppies and 10,0000 wreaths for the annual Scottish Poppy Appeal.
There are no barriers to volunteering on Bud as the truck is fully accessible with a wheelchair lift at the side of the truck and we will always ensure disabled toilets are available.
About the opportunity:
As a Bud Heritage Volunteer, you will support the delivery of the Bud project when Bud is in your area, next dates Bud will be 25th May in Montrose. This could see you supporting in one of the key tasks below:
Welcome members of the public and groups (schools, girl guides, brownies, cubs, cadets etc.) visiting Bud on their arrival
To deliver activities both indoor and outdoor as planned by the Bud team
To assist with evaluation of Bud by encouraging feedback and collecting data
To be flexible in the performance of the post and undertake duties requested by the Bud team
Support the staff team in set up and take down at visits and events. Support staff in the delivery of activities with schools, groups and public visitors
If you would like to see Bud please get in touch.
Our centres rely on the support of volunteers, so that our Cancer Support Specialists can concentrate on providing our visitors with the support they need.
Administration, greeting visitors, maintaining the library area, filling the dishwasher, making cups of tea… there are so many different ways for our volunteers to keep our centres running smoothly.
All help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated. To volunteer with us/for more details please contact Kevin Mathieson, Centre Head Aberdeen at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 01224 645928.
Volunteers we need you, with you inspiration and motivation to serve as a board member on the Management Board of HALLA (Harlaw Area Lifelong Learning Association).
We are a Board of people who run daytime and evening classes at Kaimhill Learning Centre.
We have a FB page ( @HALLACommunity) where you can see some of our activities and tutored classes.
We meet once a month to discuss new opportunities and management issues, to find new ways of how-to bring people of all ages in the local community into the centre.
We have several weekly, social, informal learning groups where Board members can get to know each other and form a friendly working relationship.
A volunteer should be passionate, enthusiastic and have a keen interest in community matters.
A volunteer does not necessarily require specific skills since we all support each other to develop new skills but if you have specific ones, it would be good to introduce them to the rest of the Board so we can use them to benefit the local community.
The Board would appreciate people with knowledge of IT and office procedures but enthusiasm and interest in the community are equally important.
This is an amazing opportunity to discover your “hidden talents” !!!
You are very welcome to attend a committee meeting and see if this is for you.
WE ARE WAITING TO WELCOME YOU TO OUR FRIENDY AND DIVERSE HALLA BOARD !!!!!
A fantastic opportunity to help and make a difference for the community. All assistance is greatly appreciated.
For further details please contact Giuseppina Caligiuri, HALLA Vice Chair at email Hallaassociation@gmail.com or telephone: 01224 498 164 / 07511377364.
This an opportunity to be part of the Musselburgh Museum & Heritage Group to bring together interesting exhibitions within Musselburgh Museum from April to September each year and sharing these exhibitions with members of the community while on duty within the museum and gaining more information on your community and beyond enriching your knowledge of East Lothian’s Heritage and preserve it for future generations
Elgin Museum is Scotland’s oldest continuously independent museum and run entirely by volunteers. Would you be interested in joining us as a visitor service volunteer?
This very rewarding work includes welcoming visitors and helping visitor's orientate themselves to the museum, so they can make the most of their visit!
A willingness to learn about the Museums collections, and ability to explain to visitors how and where to access information, are essential for the volunteer role. (Looking at the displays and their interpretation is the best way to familiarise yourself – and you can always ask questions of more seasoned volunteers on duty with you!)
The ability to serve in the shop, including the use of a (very simple) card reader and to communicate with the front desk via walkie would also be helpful.
Full Training will be given with an induction to the Museum’s workings. Volunteers will need to be comfortable and able to work independently after being given initial training.
If you feel this volunteering role is for you, please email: email@example.com or visit our website https://elginmuseum.org.uk/volunteering/