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Sported supports over 3,000 amazing community groups that use the power of sport to transform the lives of disadvantaged young people. We support sporting groups in and around Aberdeen City.
Our volunteers are carefully matched with a Sported member clubs within their locality, who they then support on a one-to-one basis to help them with the business side of their affairs.
We support groups who are utilising sport to bring about real social difference throughout the UK so you’ll be paired with a group that are doing really inspiring work.
These groups are doing incredible work but require some guidance around the business side of their organisation in order to survive and thrive.
If you’ve got over 5 years in a range of business areas including the following then we’d love to hear from you:
*Impact & Evaluation
This is a great opportunity to make a lasting impact on a community group in your area. If you enjoy working with people and have a desire to make a difference then please does get in touch.
Good support is provided to all volunteers. Sported volunteers are given full induction training prior to starting volunteering and will be supported by a Volunteer Services team to assist them in their role.
For more details please contact Mark Bingley, Volunteer Services Projects Lead at EMail: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 020 3848 4670.
Home-Start Glasgow South is a family support charity which works with parents to enable them to parent well and give young children a positive start in life.
We work with families to help them overcome issues affecting their lives with a range of family support services. Issues like isolation, mental health difficulties, bereavement, family breakdown, addiction, physical ill-health and more.
2020 will be our 20th anniversary and during 18/19, Home-Start Glasgow South supported 328 families with 688 children.
We are looking for Trustees to help provide leadership, governance and guidance from their own professional or life experience. Our Trustees play an important role as ambassadors for the work we do in addition to providing specific skills to the organisation such as: human resources, information management, finance etc.
It is important that the Board of Trustees reflect the community that we work in. Our current members have a wide variety of skills and backgrounds and we would love to build on our already creative and committed team.
We are looking for trustees with experience or knowledge of:
- Charity governance
- Previous Trustee experience
- PR/ Marketing/ Digital
- Legal and data protection
There are 9-10 Board meetings held each year. These take place every third Thursday of the month, starting at 9:30am. The minimum commitment for a Trustee is a few hours a month, this is to attend meetings or engage in Board discussions.
As a Trustee, you'll contribute instrumentally to the success and growth of our charity. You'll also gain valuable experience and enhance your CV.
If you are interested please click the ‘apply’ button below (available when logged in and registered). You will then be contacted by the coordinator by email or phone call. If you have not heard back after 5 working days, the first step is to contact the organisation with the contact details provided. You could also check your junk/spam folder on your emails just in case the response is there. If that doesn’t work out then please feel free to contact Volunteer Glasgow on 0141 226 3431.
Shelter Scotland helps over half a million people a year struggling with bad housing or homelessness – and we campaign to prevent it in the first place. We’re here so no-one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own. The Shelter Charity Shop raises vital funds towards Shelters work offering confidential advice and support to anyone affected by homelessness/housing issues.
We currently have important and exciting opportunities for volunteer leaders. The role will provide support to the shop manager and provide volunteer leadership.
The role will include aspects such as opening the shop, till procedures including refunds and voids, sorting donations, preparing items for sale, stock replenishment, displays, some computer work, gift aid process and cashing up.
No experience is needed as we provide full training and good support to all volunteers. This is ongoing until you are confident in the role and you will also receive further training on any new procedures which arise.
It is an enjoyable place to volunteer where you make a real difference. It also looks very impressive on a cv, is an excellent opportunity to gain positive and valuable experience in retail while supporting the vital work of Shelter. All help is greatly appreciated.
For more details please contact: Wendy McEwan, Shop Manager on email@example.com / tel.: 01224 639818 or pop in past the shop on 179 George Street, Aberdeen, AB25 1HX. Looking forward to meeting you.
The Breadmaker, as part of the Aberdeen Day Project (a registered charity) is an artisan bakery and coffee house. Located in Aberdeen City we produce and sell a range of quality handcrafted breads and confectionary to wholesale and retail customers alike with the purpose of providing a range of work placements, training and social activities for adults with learning disabilities (apprentices) who can otherwise experience exclusion and isolation in society.
As Volunteer Trustees/Directors you would help maintain the objectives and aims of the Breadmaker to include and empower people who attend the charity to play a full and active role in the community, reduce isolation, increase friends/social life, increase confidence and self esteem of individuals who have a learning disability. We would especially be appreciative of people to join our Board of Trustees who have a professional background, people who come from HR, IT, Marketing, Care, Counsellor background etc.
Our Board of Trustees meetings take place monthly and there is also an Annual General Meeting.
An exciting and fantastic opportunity to volunteer at an award winning social enterprise/charity, working alongside our CEO and senior management team to enhance apprentices/people we support lives.
For more information please contact Donald Anderson, CEO at email firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 01224 641520.
We are a team of volunteers based in and around Aberdeen responsible for Pushing Out the Boat, North-East Scotland’s magazine of new writing and the visual arts.
The Coordinator/Project Manager role involves project management of both team and the tasks needed to produce our regular magazine.
You would be joining us along with our new editor in time to help manage an entire production cycle from the commitment to go ahead through to publication and launch of a new edition.
You would assign and coordinate tasks with team members, compile a schedule of tasks critical to the agreed timetable, and ensure those tasks are completed timeously.
We are a registered charity (Registered No. SC044919) and you would become a member of our managing committee.
While an interest in the arts would be a bonus, experience in coordination and project management are more important to fulfil this role successfully.
We are a friendly group and the work of the editor and coordinator/project manager is supported by a wider team at and between regular committee meetings.
For more details please contact Roger White, PR Manager at email: email@example.com or tel: 07925 822489.
You can read more about us on our website at www.pushingouttheboat.co.uk
Helping to identify interesting topics around faith and belief to engage and attract participants. Helping to plan and advertise the event. Helping to run and manage the event on the evening. Welcoming guest ensuring everything is in place including room set up, speakers, food, evaluations forms and audio visual requirements.
Why we need you:
The charity has over 100 branches and groups, all run by volunteers, who provide local support to autistic people and their families. Every branch is different and so are the activities they provide – they may run parent support groups, adult social groups, children’s activities, conferences or focus on providing information or campaigning. However, no matter how big or small, all branches are hugely valued by the people in their local area.
The branch chair role is vital to the running of the branch as they act as a leader and a coordinator for the branch. Without these roles, we would not have as many branches as we do.
What you will be doing:
Leading committee meetings and public meetings. This also involves setting out what needs to be discussed at meetings, ensuring that each issue is covered and that other people have a chance to speak.
Represent the branch at external meetings e.g. with local services for people with autism
Chair committee meetings
Motivate the team involved in running your branch
Allocate tasks to other people involved in your branch
Raise the profile of the NAS within your branch and local community
Ensure your branch complies with NAS policies including risk assessment, data protection and safeguarding
Try to resolve difficulties experienced by your branch
Ensure the branch treasurer is administering the branch’s funds properly in accordance with procedures outlined in Branch Handbook
Monitor branch income and expenditure in partnership with the treasurer
Countersign and authorise all cheque payments
Ensuring the insurance renewal form is completed and that the Branch has insurance cover in place.
Co-ordinate and promote local campaigns and bring others on board to help you
Support fundraising in your branch
Act as a key contact for the NAS, keeping the Senior Branch Engagement Officer up to date on branch activities
Designated Senior Branch Engagement Officer to answer any queries and support you with the day to day running of the branch.
Written guidance on a range of branch activities
Various training courses relevant to running a branch
Insurance cover for all branch activities
Expenses covered for attendance at any event organised by the branch support team.
What you will get out of it:
Improve support to families affected by autism in your local area
Access free training and learn new skills
Meet new people
We seek applications from anyone interested in the role, but particularly welcome applications from those on the autism spectrum.
You will be asked to attend some branch meetings and also have knowledge of the local area so we ask that you live locally to be able to do this role.
If you have any difficulties with the application process or questions about this role please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteers are essential to our success and we are looking for people who would love to help us recruit more volunteers to help us raise funds in our shops for our lifesaving
research. We need volunteers who are chatty, friendly and willing to follow our
volunteering guidelines to help us recruit more like minded people.
This role will see you get involved in your local community, face to face and online.
Do you want to help people to deal with the challenges of work and life? The Business Connection (TBC) is a charity founded by 4 Christian businessmen to ‘encourage, equip and empower men and women working in the corporate business environment’. Although founded on Christian principles we support people of all faiths and none.
We run fortnightly Tuesday breakfasts at the Holiday Inn Express, Chapel Street, Aberdeen giving folks a chance to meet informally to be encouraged & supported and signposted to appropriate help. We also run a monthly breakfast on the last Friday of the month at the Palm Court Hotel when we have a guest speaker. The topics are aimed at bringing useful content on wellbeing, personal development and practical guidance. In March 2019, TBC held its inaugural ‘Thrive’ conference in Aberdeen. This was to encourage those of a Christian faith in how they could thrive within the marketplace. With guest speakers from across the UK and the USA the excellent feedback received, both on content and quality of the conference, has led to plans being made for Thrive 2020 not only in Aberdeen but also expanding to Edinburgh. Exciting times!
Jim Grimmer, co-founder & managing trustee cut back from full-time work in 2015 to dedicate 2 days a week, on a voluntary basis, to the development of TBC. TBC has now grown to some 300 individuals on the events mailing list and has become known for its work across the UK. Jim is also founder of a social enterprise P3 Business Care bringing personal & proactive care to employees in business in partnership with their employer and with his team, is visiting businesses on a weekly basis across the UK so no longer has the capacity to manage TBC.
The opportunity of Volunteer Operations Manager of TBC has fantastic potential. Currently the fortnightly breakfasts takes place in the City centre however there is an opportunity to expand the breakfasts to multiple locations across the city on different days. There is also work to be done in developing our relationships with the local church ideally identifying a TBC focal point from the business community within each church and creating a network of TBC contacts.
For more information please contact Jim Grimmer, Managing Trustee at E Mail: email@example.com or tel.: 07449336606. Details also available at www.thebusinessconnection.org
Tayport Community Enterprises Ltd is a company limited by shares and is the wholly-owned trading subsidiary of Tayport Community Trust. It is responsible for all of the trading activity of the organisation, including the successful Harbour Café. This will extend to include the café facility at the new Larick community facility, as well as the campsite. This is a very exciting time for all involved in both organisations as the construction of the long-awaited community and sports centre is likely to be complete around the end of November. They hope to be in the new building early in the new year, with all the opportunities and challenges that will bring.
They are therefore seeking to recruit additional volunteer directors for Tayport Community Enterprises who have appropriate skills and experience in tourism, catering and community-led enterprise, as well as time, to help guide the organisation through this time of transformation and opportunity.
This is a fantastic opportunity to help deliver the next stages of this progressive project. It is undoubtedly rewarding to deliver these projects for the community, and also to work with this highly motivated group.