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Pushing up the Daisies is a pioneering charity in Scotland, providing information and support to the newly bereaved during the period between a death and a funeral, the advancement of education in care of bodies at home after death and the advancement of health related to grief. We are especially here to support anyone who instinctively wants to keep the body of their loved one at home (or bring them back home) after their death.
In November 2021 we started to take steps towards setting up a service to empower and practically assist people who want to keep someone close in the days after their last breath and be involved in the arrangements. This is aimed to be instead of or alongside funeral directors. We want to develop this aspect of the charity as a service and also as a source of income.
We are now in a position to expand the Board of Trustees to strengthen and expand the charity and particularly to develop the service aspect of the charity in a business-like way.
The current charity trustees are passionate about the work of the charity. We want to balance this with supportive business expertise. We are also looking to balance people with the inspiration and time to be hands-on in our development and people experienced to take an overview in the development and governance.
If you are interested, please contact email@example.com to arrange a meeting in-person/online to discuss and answer any questions you have.
Last updated 3 days ago
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.
Last updated 8 days ago
Grampian Autistic Society are working to ensure that people in the North East of Scotland living with an Autism Spectrum Condition are enabled to fulfil their potential within their community and society. To assist in this we are seeking volunteers for the following roles:
*Sensory Bus Drivers: Grampian Autistic Society have a wonderful Sensory Bus and we are seeking drivers for the bus. A great opportunity to help with our exciting Sensory Bus.
*Reception and Enquiries Volunteers: We have opportunities to join our brilliant team of volunteers to help us at our offices at 33-35 Carnie Drive, Aberdeen, AB25 3AN (has free parking/good public transport access). We have opportunities for you to assist in any tasks you can ranging from assisting with reception duties, person our phone in the office, support initial and general enquiries and be a friendly, supportive voice and face to those who call and attend at our office.
*Events and Fundraising Support: We regularly organise events and there are fantastic opportunities to assist as a volunteer with our events. People are also welcome to contact us if you have any ideas about organising an event and/or fundraising for us.
Whatever amount of time you can provide is massively welcomed. Excellent support and relevant training is provided to all volunteers and all help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated.
For further details about any of these volunteer roles or other ways you can support us in our important work please contact Megan Linklater, Engagement Officer at E Mail: email@example.com or tel.: 01224 277900.
Further information about our work and volunteering is also available on our website at: https://www.grampianautisticsociety.org.uk/
Last updated 8 days ago
We seek volunteers to collect oral histories from local residents and people involved in the project gathering stories about the Union Chain Bridge, its history, cultural context and role in everyday life in the area.
The main focus of the role will involve
Training in good practice in the gathering of oral histories.
Meeting and recording structured conversations with people. This may include using virtual communication strategies as appropriate to the current situation.
Transcribing these conversations.
The content will be held in the project archives and will inform educational materials and public exhibition materials including the project website.
An interest in local history, people and culture.
Good interactive verbal communication skills.
Ability to work on your own and in a team.
Attendance at appropriate training to develop your skills.
Through this role you will gain:
Experience of working with recording technology as appropriate to the task.
Understanding of ways to gather oral histories, including developing questioning techniques, pro-active listening skills and managing ethical issues that might arise from interviewees’ contributions.
The opportunity to develop your knowledge of local history, geography, and culture with a focus on the Union Chain Bridge.
Experience of working independently, yet as part of a bigger team.
Last updated 14 days ago
Aberdeen Climate Action is an organisation run by volunteers passionate about raising awareness of climate change, its causes and encouraging positive action to reduce carbon emissions and create a sustainable lifestyle.
We are looking for others to join our organisation and help us with our valuable work in the North East. We organise Climate Week, North East, which is a week of events put on by a collaboration of organisations throughout the city and shire. We need help organising this and our regular climate conversation café’s, and one off events, talks etc. We need people with all sorts of different talents – the most important aspect is the fact that you are willing to muck in and ‘do’. Good support is provided to all new volunteers e.g.: volunteers will have a mentor, who will be on hand to give support, advice and assistance, as needed.
If you’re interested just come along to our meetings and you can meet us all and see for yourself. A fantastic opportunity to help and make a real difference. For more details please contact: Alison Stuart (Director and Chair) email: firstname.lastname@example.org / Tel: 07779279583
Last updated 17 days ago
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: email@example.com or tel.: 01224 638342 / Mobile: 07751 213108.
Last updated 17 days ago
Shetland Women's Aid are looking for women to join us in promoting the safety and wellbeing of women and children in Shetland who are affected by domestic abuse and gender-based violence. SWA is a registered charity funded by local and national grant aid to provide safety planning, counselling, refuge, advice and guidance about housing, finance and legal issues to women. There is also a children and young person's service focused on offering therapy and support to children and young people. The aim for Shetland Women's Aid is 'An equitable society in which women, children and young people are valued participants, able to determine their own future and are free from all forms of abuse.'
As a trustee you will be instrumental in helping us realise our vision and mission. Part of your role will be to ensure that our day to day operation fulfils our strategic vision.
If you decide to join Shetland Women's Aid, you can make a real difference to the women and children who experience domestic and sexual abuse.
Last updated 19 days ago
The Moray Wellbeing Hub is looking to add to its Experteer group as part of leading its innovative work.
With expertise and experience in specialist professional skills, this pro-bono role builds the capacity of MWH to deliver the objectives of our social movement and enterprise. Working collectively to sense check and support the Directors through regular gatherings, Experteers undertake tasks that suit their skills, interests and resources.
Last updated a month ago
Narture CIC is looking to gain specialist financial expertise to support our core team and assist in developing our artists collective. We are looking for a dedicated volunteer to help us develop financial stability, grow and develop our human resources, give strong leadership on our values and moving on to identifying new areas of development.
• Contribute to the achievement of the company's business objectives by providing advice and guidance on financial strategy.
• Overseeing accounting
• Budgeting and Forecasting
• Preparing monthly, quarterly, yearly management reports
Last updated a month ago
We are seeking to appoint a Volunteer Officer to work alongside the core group. This is a strategic role, responsible for ensuring that there is coherence across all the enterprise’s activities. The role will provide leadership in recruiting and managing suitable volunteers for various support positions needed in the organization. Our ideal candidate will be dynamic and flexible leader, with the ability to seek out opportunities for the collective, with a genuine passion for food and arts.
Last updated a month ago