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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 firstname.lastname@example.org / tel.: 01224 639818 or pop in past the shop on 179 George Street, Aberdeen, AB25 1HX. Looking forward to meeting you.
Volunteering Changes Lives!
BHF Retail is recruiting Stock Generation Volunteers for exciting flexible opportunities at our fantastic retail shop at 31 Union Street.
As a stock generator, you will use your local knowledge to raise awareness of our stock requirements with local businesses, make appointments to meet prospective donors, and maintain great relationships with our existing contacts.
As part of this role you will be:
*Promoting stock campaigns in your shop.
*Giving out donation bags in your community.
*Arranging collections of stock donations.
*Contacting local businesses for surplus stock.
*Supporting stock events.
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 have exciting opportunities at HALLA – Harlaw Area Lifelong Learning Association to help in the community as a Development Volunteer. This can involve aspects such as looking at the learning needs of people around the Kaimhill School area, encouraging volunteering with the charity/association, help develop new programmes and classes at the Kaimhill Learning Centre, help prepare funding proposals and applications, act as a ‘face’ of the charity/Learning Centre and help with room bookings at the Learning Centre.
A fantastic opportunity to assist in the positive development of the Kaimhill community. Good support is provided to all volunteers e.g.: board members and part time admin. worker will always be there to help. All help is greatly appreciated. Please contact us on email: email@example.com or tel.: 01224 861129 for further details.
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.
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.
We’re looking for someone with management and training skills or who
wishes to enhance their management skills. Want to give something back to the community? As Assistant Regional Commissioner (Adult Training) you will support and guide adults through their Scouting journey and ensure that they have the skills to deliver the best possible Scouting to young people.
A great opportunity to make a difference. Full training and support is provided to all volunteers.
For more details please contact: Dougie Simmers on email: email@example.com or tel.: 01464 820148
Beloved Rabbits are entering a new phase of ambitious development that seeks to improve the charity’s financial strength as we work towards a three-year plan that will culminate in the opening of a new purpose designed rabbit welfare services centre.
To support the organisation’s operational vision, a Fundraising Strategy is being developed to underpin the funding necessary to achieve these goals.
The Supporter Engagement Manager is one of four critical roles identified within the Fundraising Strategy necessary to meet the fundraising objectives. The role forms part of the charity’s two-tier management structure encompassing four charity trustees and 10 Management Team members. There is also a wider team of dedicated volunteers in excess of 80 individuals, which we anticipate growing in number as we expand our activities further.
The Supporter Engagement Manager would focus on creating a culture of engagement with the overall supporter base. This role recognises a need to address the gap left from more traditional fundraising techniques, engaging individuals who wish to support the charity’s activities but are unwilling or unable to take part in fundraising activities in a traditional sense.
The Supporter Engagement Manager will build relationships with various groups of supporters to encourage them to feel involved and emotive about the charity’s activities and needs, encouraging aspects such as regular giving, payroll giving, word-of-mouth awareness, legacy giving, etc.
Ultimately the Supporter Engagement Manager will encourage the “Fundraising Conversation”, backing our supporters and volunteers with the information and resources they need to keep a steady flow of cash coming into the organisation.
It is anticipated that, with the support of the Board of Trustees and Management Team, the Supporter Engagement Manager would recruit dedicated and casual volunteers to assist with the delivery of their activities.
Grampian Women’s Aid Board of Trustees is responsible for setting the strategic direction, ensuring that the charity complies with all its legal and regulatory requirements and that the charity’s governance is of the highest possible standard. The diversity of the Board is currently reflected with representation from all sectors including voluntary management, legal, HR and equality and diversity professionals.
An exciting opportunity has arisen within Grampian Women’s Aid for a woman who has flair and passion for the movement and finance.
We require a woman who has a background in finance to be Treasurer on our Board of Trustees. An interest in the Women’s Aid movement and a commitment to our ethos is essential. Women only need apply (as this post is covered by a Genuine Occupational Requirement (Schedule 9; Equality Act 2010)). See website: www.grampianwomensaid.com
Excellent training and support is provided -induction will include visits to refuge locations, meet with staff members, induction training with Scottish Womens Aid, Dynamics of Domestic abuse training, and meet with the auditors. Constant training and support will also be offered.
A fantastic opportunity to join our Board of Trustees and help make a real difference in our vital work. For more information please contact Alison Hay, Manager, E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 01224 593381.
A Board of non-executive directors is sought for school. Position will require infrequent attendance at SMT Meetings and role will also require input and into school development and links with partners
You will be part of the Changeworks Waste Wise Volunteer team, supporting one of the waste projects - Zero Waste Leith.
Key taks include:
• Visit local businesses and engage on waste and circular economy issues, such as inviting them to join our business charter
• Engaging with staff in local businesses and when at events, listening to their needs and signposting to relevant waste advice
• Distributing resources such as leaflets and stickers
• Capturing photos for social media
• Recording completed visits and keeping membership list updated
• Adding new businesses to online maps • Follow up with interested businesses who haven’t joined yet, and charter members to provide support and encourage progress