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Our events volunteers would commit a couple hours every two weeks to the following activities
• Setting up and attending event meetings
• Facilitating and note taking
• Tidying up notes
• Event planning
• Delivering the event
• Emails prior & post (w evaluation google form survey) to attendees and reports
• Send recordings/pictures and reports
• Feedback forms
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Having a conversation can have such a positive impact. That’s why we offer a Friendship Service which listens, provides friendship and offers support. We can talk about all sorts, from current interests, hobbies, personal and professional goals, top tier biscuits, time travel – the list is endless!
The role of a Friendship Caller Volunteer is to provide friendship, companionship and a listening ear to people who are 50 and over and would benefit from a weekly chat. We are looking for volunteers who can volunteer 2-3 hours of their time on the same day each week.
Excellent support and relevant training is provided to all volunteers. Including:
*Full training on call-handling and our systems will be available to ensure you’re confident taking your first call!
*In addition, on-going training, support and Age Scotland In-House training will be made available to volunteers.
*If you enjoy a blether over the phone and commit to 2 hours per week on the same day, for 6 months we’d love to hear from you!
All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated.
For further details please contact Ashley Marr or Sheona Dorrian, Age Scotland Friendship Service Co-Ordinators at E Mail: email@example.com
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Wave Radio is a broadcasting service for the wellbeing of patients at Dr Gray’s Hospital -- and by broadcasting online, they aim to bring the community into the hospital and the hospital into the community.
This volunteering opportunity is also a great one if you have a love in music.
They are not just looking for people to present on air, but would also welcome people who have a bit of spare time to catalogue music or music production. For people interested in any of their presenter slots, please know these programmes can be pre-recorded for broadcast at a later time. Right now, volunteers can do their shows from home, through the studios at Dr. Grays. Volunteers who have an interest in specific musical genre (i.e./Classical, show tunes, soul etc. ) or have a wide musical taste can find out more about how to help with their breakfast, afternoon and early evening programmes.
Wave Radio is run entirely by volunteers and donations. Please get in touch if you would like to find out more about volunteering with them!
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Over The Wall is a charity that helps children, young people and their families, living in the UK, reach beyond the boundaries of their health challenges to discover a world of mischief, magic and new possibilities. We do this by providing free of charge, transformative activity camps throughout the UK. We provide magical residential camps for children with health challenges and their families, but for children and their families who are unable to attend camp we have created Camp in the Cloud! It is an online platform where campers can take part in live calls, dance parties and creative activities from the comfort of their own home! We send the Campers a Seriously Fun Box, which has everything they need to take part in the camp, and also includes face paint, hot chocolate and lots of free goodies.
CitC Health Challenges & Siblings Camps
We need your help to bring the camp magic and fun to our virtual camp. Campers will be divided into teams based on their age groups between 8 and 17. Each team has a cabin chat at the end of each day, these are a reflective and fun part of camp and we need your support to facilitate these along with a small team of other volunteers. You will join campers to facilitate opportunities for them to reflect back on their achievements of the day and help them build friendships with other campers through fun chats, team games and even inter team challenges, get your face paint ready! Cabin chats are over three nights and we also ask you to pop on to the online platform to join in chats on the message board and celebrate pictures of camper’s amazing creations. Cabin chat times are 6.15 pm to 7.45pm or 7.45pm to 9.15pm.
CitC Family Camps
The role of an Online Facilitator at family camps is to join either a morning or evening session where you will join interactive calls with the families, help facilitate the activity and just join in the fun and encourage everyone else to do the same. All the families are always very keen and excited for a fun day, we need you to bring lots of enthusiasm and sense of fun to help us create the best family camp spirit for everyone. Joining in the chats on the message board and posting positive comments on the pictures posted helps carry on the magic throughout the day. It’s very rewarding to see all the families and campers having a such a great time.
If you are looking for a fun and rewarding experience which you can do from the comfort of your own home then apply to be an Online Facilitator now!
Volunteering with Over The Wall provides fantastic opportunities to:
Do something rewarding and make a difference to others be part of a team, make friends and have fun Learn or develop skills including teamwork, creativity and communication Experience something unique, it’s great for your wellbeing and you will have an awesome time!
Knowing the transformative impact role models can have, we want to ensure that our volunteers are reflective of our campers in terms of visible and non-visible disabilities, gender, ethnicity, sexuality, gender identity and all other characteristics.
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Would you like to support people who have served in the Armed Forces? You don’t need a military background, just the ability to listen, some basic I.T skills and good written and spoken English. If so, this could be the role for you.
-What is a caseworker?
Caseworkers work with clients to figure out what type of help they need. Next, they find the right sources of support and arrange for clients to access it. This might be funds for special equipment for someone with a disability, adaptions to a property so an older client can remain at home or funds for a rental deposit. Caseworkers also sign-post clients onto specialist local services for advice on benefits, housing, mental health, debt, finding work etc.
-Why do we need you?
Volunteer Caseworkers are the lifeblood of SSAFA, supporting a growing number of people in need of financial, practical and emotional support. Clients come from all backgrounds and age groups and may have served in WW2 or in a more recent conflict like Iraq or Afghanistan. Our trained volunteers listen without judgement to assess and provide tailored support to help people navigate life in and beyond military service. We need you to join your local SSAFA team to help us achieve this.
-What does this role involve?
• Contacting clients and arranging to meet them at a mutually convenient time either face-to-face or remotely
• Liaising with clients and completing a form to assess their circumstances
• Sign-posting clients onto local services providing specialist advice
• Applying on the client’s behalf to military and non-military sources of charitable funding
• Arranging for the purchase of goods and services
• Keeping in touch with the client so they know how their case is progressing
• Keeping in touch with your branch so they know your availability
• Keeping up to date with training and SSAFA news so that you are best able to support clients
• Being a positive ambassador for SSAFA remembering that anyone you meet could be a potential client, volunteer or fundraiser
• Volunteering within the standards and values of SSAFA including observing our policies such as the
Volunteering policy and data protection policy (these will be covered in your training and local induction.)
-What can you gain from this volunteering role?
• Support people in your community with a military background
• Use your skills, knowledge and life experience to benefit others
• Support and friendship from your local SSAFA branch and the wider SSAFA community
• Experience, training and skills that you can highlight on your CV and in job interviews
• Better physical and mental health – studies show that volunteers live longer and experience lower levels of stress and depression!
-Is a criminal record check required?
Yes *A disclosure certificate that contains convictions, cautions, warnings, reprimands or other information may not automatically mean that you are not able to volunteer. All certificates will be reviewed on a case by case basis and, where possible, a modified or alternative role will be offered. There is no cost for volunteers for this.
-How to find out more?
• Visit us/apply on line at https://www.ssafa.org.uk/volunteer or call our friendly central Volunteer Team on 0800 032 5612. They can answer any general questions about volunteering and put you in touch with your local branch.
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The Comradeship Circles service aims to reduce loneliness by offering older members of the ex-service community the opportunity to enjoy regular group camaraderie by telephone. A Comradeship Circle will host typically six people on the same day and time each week to chat about a range of topics and interests over the phone. A Volunteer Facilitator or Supervisor will be on every call to encourage discussion and ensure the conversation flows.
We are looking for Technical Support Volunteers who will ensure the smooth running of the Comradeship Circle by connecting veterans to the call, monitoring connection throughout the hour, and updating the contact management database. This role is home based and requires access to a laptop, headphones and the internet.
Main tasks include dialling in the veterans and connecting them to the circle an updating the charity database.
1-2 hours per week at the same time each week (with some flexibility for cover) over a 6 month minimum period.
For more information please contact Caroline McDonald, Comradeship Circles Coordinator at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 0131 378 7206.
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ProjectScotland supports young people to reach their potential through tailored support, the opportunity to experience the benefits of a volunteering placement themselves and the support of volunteer mentors.
This is a national programme which we have recently secured funding to deliver in the Aberdeen area.
As a guide -6-month commitment – 1 hour weekly although this will be flexible and may fluctuate to meet mentor and mentee availability, this meeting would ideally be face to face however given the COVID situation many matches are virtual using email/telephone/video chat/WhatsApp.
In the role you may be assisting a young person to identify personal goals and aims and support them to work towards these in a planned and thought through way. e.g building self-esteem, feeling more confident in social situations, expressing themselves effectively, recognising personal strengths. In other matches you might be working on softer outcomes such as helping them to develop life skills, routine, planning for the day, managing their time effectively and in many cases just checking in to make sure all is well and they are doing alright.
For further information please contact Emma Hanlon, Mentor Manager at email: email@example.com or tel.: 07746938237.
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 07999 453655.
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FRESH Community Wellness is a registered charity (OSCR-Office of Scottish Charity Regulator charity number SCO51346).
We are currently working to help engage the community and we are seeking more friendly volunteers to reach residents who may be looking for safe, free options. Anyone of any ability can volunteer with us in some way. We are working in several partnerships which include Aberdeen City Health and Social Care Partnership, Keep Scotland Beautiful, Paths for All, Aberdeen City Council and many more.
Are you interested in health, wellness, caring for others, community gardening, food growing, nature, the environment, children’s activities, event planning, fundraising or sports and up for helping to regenerate an entire community? In addition to our community based activities, we also have multiple home-based volunteering options for graphic design, admin, website and social media editing. If you have a couple of hours free to spare each week and are enthusiastic about the idea of uniting communities and making the local area safe, tidy, and beautiful – then please do help us out.
Ways you can join and assist us as one of our great volunteers include:
*Practical, Wellness Volunteer roles: Practical roles include helping gardening, painting, building, labouring, groundworks, walk leaders, wellness coaches, health and fitness coaches, tree planting – with both skilled, semi-skilled, or unskilled positions available for all.
*Project Leader roles: Project leaders for Fresh trails (walking/ Lifestyle), Fresh SLING (Seaton Linksfield Inclusive Neighbourhood Gardens), Fresh SNUG (Seaton Neighbourhoods United Garden), NEST (Neighbourhood Environmental Safety Team), FRESHEN (Fresh Events, News), FreshCOM (Fresh Communications (radio, film, written, digital & photography) with more to follow!
*Outreach & Welfare Volunteer roles: Outreach & Welfare opportunities are local residents’ welfare checks, street welfare checks, food growing/poverty outreach, gardening outreach, environmental safety outreach. Volunteer Team Leader positions are also available.
*Professional/Skilled Volunteer roles: Include assisting with charity governance, health and safety, first aid and trainers, surveyor/architect, environmental/greenspace management, digitisation, carers/counsellors, mental health first aiders, trustees/committee members, and more! With optional roles as assistants/trainees too.
*Volunteer Admin Opportunities: Helping with a range of admin related tasks which can include as fundraisers, event planners, donation acquisitions, community engagement, PR and flyer distribution, food/hospitality, media group, local/national business liaison, safeguarding, health and wellbeing, youth groups, 55+ groups, equality and diversity, digitisation and trustee board assistants.
We offer induction, training courses, as well as free PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) applications for our safeguarding process. We have the ability for immediate starts following application/references, to start the volunteer’s pathway.
This is an excellent opportunity to give back. Also, if you wish it is a great way to boost your CV, prospects, gain experience and skills. Most of all you will be making a real positive difference for people and the community, which will be greatly appreciated by all. As a registered Scottish charity, we are happy to issue references for your volunteering with ourselves.
For further details about helping volunteering with us please contact Sam Raion, Chair/Co-Ordinator at E Mail: email@example.com or tel.: 07562689691.
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*Our award-winning charity is looking for Tech volunteers to support older and disabled people with their tech at home.*
- Our Vision:
Do you have a passion for the power of technology? Our vision is to create …..
“A world in which digital services are equally accessible to all”
As an AbilityNet Tech volunteer you can help unleash the power of technology to ensure that older people and disabled people are not excluded from the digital world.
“One of your advisors, Trevor, has been helping me with some very basic computer skills on a tablet that I have hardly touched since it was bought for me as a present from my wife. I suffer from Parkinson’s and it is very difficult for me to concentrate. Trevor has been extremely kind and patient and has opened up a world I hardly knew existed.” (AbilityNet client).
All across the country our 300 volunteers support older and/or disabled people at home to offer one-to-one support with their technology, whether that’s a computer, laptop, smartphone or tablet.
-Trouble shoot technical issues.
-Offer impartial advice on technology.
-Set up new tech and install hardware and software.
-Show people how to use their tech at home e.g. shop online, send and receive emails and Skype with family and friends.
-Make adaptations to support a disabled person’s specific technology needs.
- What will I be doing?
-Contacting clients to arrange a date/time to support (home visits or supporting them remotely).
-Carrying out tech support for the clients you have accepted.
-Feeding back on progress via our online ticketing system.
-Supporting your local Coordinator with promoting the volunteer service in the local area.
-Getting together with other tech volunteers at team meetings and wider company events.
-Undergoing training on technology, particularly adaptive technology.
-Supporting other volunteers through our online chat facility.
- What skills do I need?:
You don’t need to be a tech guru to help out. If you use a computer at home or work, and perhaps support family and friends with their tech issues, you are likely to have the skills we need:
-A passion to help others.
-Good IT and computer skills.
-Knowledge of standard operating systems and software.
-The ability to communicate well with people.
-Patience and empathy.
- What are the benefits to me?:
As an AbilityNet Tech volunteer you can:
-Change the lives of disabled and older people.
-Benefit from technology and disability training.
-Network with a nationwide team of other Tech volunteers.
-Be flexible with your volunteering and plan it around your other work and home commitments.
- How much time will I need to offer?:
The service is client led and will depend on the demand in your local area. The work is flexible and you can arrange visits around your home and work commitments. On average a volunteer undertakes 4 hours of volunteering a month, this can be in or out of work hours, in the evenings or weekends.
- What else do I need to know?:
-We pay travel expenses at 45p per mile.
-As you will be help vulnerable adults you’ll need an enhanced PVG (Scotland) –Protection of Vulnerable Groups check which will be renewed/checked every 2 years (at no cost to the volunteer).
- What should I do next?:
If you think you have what it takes to be an AbilityNet Tech volunteer please either apply online at https://abilitynet.org.uk/abilitynet-itcanhelp-volunteer-application or if you would like more information, or to chat further about the volunteer role contact the AbilityNet Free Services team on 0800 048 7642, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
You will be contacted by a local volunteer Coordinator to arrange an informal interview.
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