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Research enquiries sent in by members of the public using the archive material available, provide an appropriate, well thought out answer to the enquiry, file answered queries.
CHAS is a Scottish charity that provides hospice services for children and young people with life-shortening conditions. We also run a homecare service called CHAS at Home helping families in their own homes across Scotland when they need it most. There are so many ways to get involved and help CHAS! You can see our current opportunities in Aberdeen listed at https://www.chas.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer/volunteer-opportunities?region=aberdeen-city
Excellent support and training is provided to all volunteers and all help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated. Ways you can help in Aberdeen include:
1. High Profile Events Support: The High Profile Events Team at CHAS hold five events each year, which collectively raise around £450k for the charity. We are looking for someone who would be happy to research events and prizes and then make those approaches.
2. CHAS at Home Nursing Support Volunteer (North East and Moray): Nursing Support Volunteers support the CHAS at Home Nursing Team to provide care and support to babies, children young people and their families in their own homes.
3. Collections Volunteers: CHAS collections volunteers attend bucket shakes and supermarket bag packs in a range of businesses and town centres across Scotland.
4. Fundraising Group Leads: Fundraising groups are the face of CHAS in the community, raising money and the profile of the charity. Groups deliver fundraising events to raise vital funds to support children with a life-shortening condition across Scotland.
5. Fundraising Group Members: Fundraising groups are the local face of CHAS in the community. We are looking for volunteers to join our fundraising groups across Scotland. The groups plan and deliver events and activities in the local community to raise vital funds for CHAS.
6. Schools Ambassadors: CHAS Schools Ambassadors are inspiring young people that promote the charity within their school, to peers and teachers and to the wider community.
7. Research Volunteers: The main aim of this role is to gather information to provide teams across CHAS with insight, allowing us to help every child in Scotland to have access to palliative care where and when they need it.
*For further details and to register your interest/apply for any of the roles please visit https://www.chas.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer/volunteer-opportunities?region=aberdeen-city
**If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions about volunteering for CHAS please call us on 0141 779 6195 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) or email email@example.com
Research Ethics Committees consist of up to 18 members from both clinical and non-clinical backgrounds. Our committees review health and social research, check that people are provided with the information they need to help them decide whether they wish to take part, and provide an opinion as to whether the research is ethical.
We currently have vacancies for members of the public who are not currently healthcare professionals, and who are interested in thinking about issues from the perspective of a potential research participant and would like to develop knowledge of research ethics. Members receive training in ethical review and have opportunities to debate challenging issues. Positions are voluntary but expenses are paid for.
The Committee meets on average for half a day per month and carry out additional work by email correspondence. Contact us for an application form or an informal chat on tel: 01224 558458, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Interest can be registered at any time.
If you’ve got what it takes, you’ll be involved in vital activities including:
carrying out research into the companies who could potentially partner with us
supporting, inspiring and maintaining regular contact with your own portfolio of corporate partners
assisting other members of the team with corporate account management
using your own contacts to identify potential supporters
working as part of an enthusiastic and professional team in order to make the most of every corporate supporter.
>Who we are:
The African Council is an independent voluntary organisation with a mission to promote the social and economic welfare of African People.
We celebrate the best in African culture(s), history and values. We promote the attainment of education and life skills especially among Africans. We also advance active citizenship among Africans through engagement in civic and political process, institutions and leadership.
>Some of our projects:
1. Employment/Enterprise coaching events
• The event seeks to provide coaching and empowerment for Africans through education, guidance and support, to increase Africans involvement in employment, enterprise and entrepreneurship opportunities.
2. Civic and Political structures coaching events
• The event seeks to provide coaching that encourages and provides guidance to Africans, to increase involvement and participation of Africans in civic and political life in Scotland,
3. Engagement events
• Our engagement events seek to understand the challenges and barriers that Africans face in participating in all areas of Scottish life and ways to mitigate these challenges.
Volunteers are vital for delivering the African Council's projects and services. We are looking for volunteers to join our team and we currently have volunteering opportunities available in the following areas:
1. Website Support
2. Corporate Communications
3. Social Media Management
5. Digital marketing and advertising
6. Event planning, support and management
9. Help desk
>Benefits of volunteering with the African Council include:
1. Opportunities to learn new skills
2. Employability training
3. Meet new people
4. Networking opportunities
5. Flexible working times
6. Develop your skills and talent and turn it to something employers will be excited about
7. Boost your CV with relevant work experience\n8. Fun hangouts, as well as,
9. Satisfaction of being a part of team that will make a significant difference in Scotland
Fantastic opportunities to help at a very exciting time in the development of the African Council. All help is greatly appreciated.
For more information please contact Ca-ananay Maduka, Volunteer Coordinator at E Mail: email@example.com or Tel.: 01224 579218.
Sex hormones (oestrogen & testosterone) have been suggested to play a role in the development of cardiovascular disease by influencing blood vessels. However, the effect of hormone therapy on the risk of developing heart attacks, strokes, high blood pressure or blood clots is not well understood.
We would like to invite you to take part in a study that will help us better understand the effects of hormones upon your blood vessels. This study would involve you attending the Clinical Research Facility, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, where we would take blood and urine samples and undertake other tests that are non-invasive (e.g. do not cause discomfort or break the skin) that will tell us about the health of your blood vessels.
We are looking for people between the ages of 18 and 50 who are either:
- Transgender and prescribed hormone therapy for 5 or more years
- Not transgender and are not currently prescribed hormones (oestrogen or testosterone)
This study involves a blood sample, a urine sample and non-invasive tests of your blood vessels.
If you are interested in learning more about this study please contact:
Dr Paul Connelly
Telephone: 0141 330 2079
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.
*Are you interested in being involved in Health Services Research?
*We are always looking for members of the public to advise us and join our research teams.
*We carry out a wide range of healthcare research and clinical trials.
At the Health Services Research Unit (HSRU), we are committed to making our research relevant and accessible, as well as excellent. To achieve this we involve patients and the public in our projects from the earliest stage possible to ensure that we are asking and answering research questions that are important for society.
We are looking to recruit members of the public to our public involvement group. The main role of our group is to provide a public perspective on the activities of our research unit. Activities can range from:
>Reviewing unit documentation to ensure that it can be understood by the lay person.
>Being part of an advisory group of a research study.
>Helping researchers to write in plain English.
>Helping to write about research findings for the public.
>Taking part in research.
>Helping plan educational events for the public.
Good support and any role specific training required will be provided to all volunteers. You will also be reimbursed for any volunteering expenses e.g. public transport rates are reimbursed as and when required.
A fantastic opportunity to help and all volunteers are greatly appreciated. To find out more, please contact Dr Katie Banister, Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement Research Fellow at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 01224 438092.
The Spey Fishery Board, working in partnership with Scottish Natural Heritage, is working on a 4-year project to remove Invasive Non-Native Species from our waterways.
By volunteering you could help us remove plants like Japanese Knotweed, Himalayan Balsam and Giant Hogweed from our waterways or perhaps you could monitor a mink raft in order to help with the management of this marauding mammal. If you have other skills that could help then we want to hear from you too!
Volunteers can expect to work alongside project staff and other likeminded people and motivated volunteers may receive training in First Aid, Pesticide Application and Brush cutter use.
There will also be the opportunity to pick up bushcraft skills and drink plenty of tea!
As a volunteer you:
- play a vital role in our research, since many of our studies rely on collecting data from human participants
- can take part in research studies online and in-person at our research facilities
- choose which studies you want to get involved in
- can withdraw from the research at any time.
We email our volunteers with information about our current studies and they decide if they wish to take part.
Regular walking has been shown to have a massive effect on people’s health and wellbeing. In and around the city of Aberdeen we have many groups who walk regularly and for a wide variety of distances/ time.
To help promote the range of Walking Groups in Aberdeen, make it easier for people to locate a Walking Group and to expand the many benefits walking brings Sport Aberdeen has redesigned the walking section of their website to provide an opportunity to link all groups under a few headings/ pages such as:
-Health Walks (30 – 60 min)
-Other Short Walks (based on the Health Walk Model)
-Medium Walks (2 – 5 miles)
-Longer Walks (full day)
To assist in this we have an exciting volunteer opportunity for a volunteer(s) to research/gather together information on walking groups across the city and collect standardised information to allow potential walkers to connect with a suitable (distance, duration, terrain) group. At the end of this project we will have a list of all the walking groups in the Aberdeen area, complete with contact details, allowing individuals to connect with a suitable walk.
This is a fantastic volunteering role where you will make a real difference and all help is greatly appreciated.
For Further Information
For further details please contact:
Brian Harrison (Health Walks Coordinator):
E. email@example.com / Tel. 01224 047928 / Mobile 07719501361