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At Healthcare Improvement Scotland we have created a new role for volunteers. We are looking for a team of volunteers from the Grampian area to give feedback on local experience of accessing Health and Social Care services. Those services could have been provided by the health board or by a local health and social care partnership. We may also ask questions about proposed policies or legislation in relation to health services in Scotland and ask for input on work we are planning to do to help us get it right.
How you take part could vary depending on the activity but we will provide support to make sure that your involvement is carried out in a meaningful way. Volunteers will be supported to take part with some introductory information and an informal chat to identify any further requirements you may have in order to be able to take part. If required, travel expenses will be paid.
As a volunteer with us you can help improve the health and care experience of people receiving care in Scotland. This is a new volunteer role and so far we have volunteers in Fife and now we are looking to get people involved in Grampian. In time we hope to have People’s Experience volunteers in all parts of Scotland.
This role may give you opportunities to meet other volunteers in your local area and in other parts of Scotland, and be part of a community of volunteers within Healthcare Improvement Scotland.
We are particularly keen to involve people with disabilities, people who are black, Asian or from a minority ethnic group and people who are living on low incomes as we know that any of these things can cause differences in people’s health. It is important to us that we are able to listen to a broad range of people to hear about their different experiences of health and care.
If you are interested please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 07929 027434.
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We have a fantastic opportunity for people to volunteer with the PATH - Prejudice and Solidarity Archived Through History Project as a Community Researcher.
You will help research and share local history in Aberdeen with a focus on minority ethnic groups’ perceptions and experience of equality, social justice, solidarity, and prejudice.
You will guide the project research questions and influence the direction of the project through your participation in various group discussions and workshops.
The principal volunteering activities will be to:
• investigate physical and digital archives in Aberdeen, newspapers, museums collections and other sources to find information on the history of prejudice and solidarity in Aberdeen.
• record, document and transcribe interviews with members of minority ethnic groups.
• reach out to your community and find relevant historical events and testimonies to record
Through volunteering as a Community Researcher you will also:
• gain experience and skills related to heritage research.
• help diversify archives in Aberdeen and surrounding areas by sharing minority ethnic groups’ history.
• learn how to conduct interviews sensitively following ethical principles.
• have access to funded opportunities for further training and development in relation to local heritage and history.
• relevant training and excellent support is provided to all volunteers.
A tremendous opportunity to assist with an exciting project. All help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated.
For more information please contact Louise Henrard (PATH Project Co-ordinator) at email: email@example.com
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-How you can help Marie Curie as a Patient Feedback Volunteer:
We are looking for warm, friendly volunteers who are good conversationalists to help us gather important feedback about our services from our service users. Volunteers will be calling people who have received our care and have given us consent to gather feedback to ask them some questions about their experience. This role will take place in the volunteer’s home, but it will be vital that they have somewhere suitable to make calls from where they will not be interrupted.
Volunteers will be working with our head of Quality and Clinical Practice and their team, and will be offered regular supervision and catch up sessions to support them throughout their time with us as a volunteer. This is a great opportunity for volunteers to be part of improving Marie Curie’s services for the future- by collecting this important data they will be part of ensuring our services meet the needs of those we care for and that everyone facing death, dying or bereavement has the best experience possible that reflects what is important to them. This is an ideal role for a volunteer who has an interest in improving healthcare for the future, and who is outgoing and confident.
We’re looking for volunteers with a warm and friendly manner who are able to deal sensitively with our patients and their loved ones. Good IT Skills and the ability to keep accurate records will be vital, as will organisational skills. It will be important that volunteers in this role understand the importance of confidentiality in a healthcare setting, as they will be dealing directly with information about our service users. Maturity and emotional intelligence will also be important as volunteers may occasionally have difficult conversations with the people they are collecting feedback from. Good conversational skills will also be an asset, as our aim is to make the calls feel less like a survey and more like a conversation about the service user’s experience of our care.
-Training and Support Provided:
Volunteers will be provided with full training when they join us and will be issued with a Marie Curie IT account and email address. The core training for this role will include Safeguarding of Vulnerable Groups, Role Boundaries and Confidentiality, use of our IT system and relevant programmes and how to escalate any concerns they may have about a person’s welfare to the proper channel. Volunteers in this role will also have supervision, training and support on a regular basis from their volunteer manager.
-Benefits to Volunteers:
The opportunity to be part of a team making long term improvements in End of Life and Bereavement Care, helping us to ensure that everyone gets the care they will benefit from most. Employability skills, particularly for volunteers who are interested in a career in Health and Social Care or in Community Engagement.
If you are interested and for more details please contact Clare Scott, Volunteering Development Officer (Scotland North and West) at email: Clare.firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 07753267396.
*(Closing date for applying for this role is 01/11/2022).
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MISS (Miscarriage Information Support Service) is a registered charity. We are a miscarriage support service covering all of Scotland for anyone who has experienced baby loss.
We are offering a rewarding and exciting volunteering opportunity as an Operations Assistant which will play a key role within the MISS charity as it expands and develops. The successful candidate with be working closely with our Operations Manager and responsible for the following:
-Research potential funding streams to apply for
-General administration support
-Assist with preparing support packs & posting
-Approximate 5-10 hours per month
All help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated.
If you would like to help/for more details please contact Abi Clarke at email: email@example.com or telephone: 07808638428
Further details about our work and volunteering is also available at https://miss-support.org.uk/
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Volunteers we need you, with you inspiration and motivation to serve as a board member on the Management Board of HALLA (Harlaw Area Lifelong Learning Association).
We are a Board of people who run daytime and evening classes at Kaimhill Learning Centre.
We have a FB page ( @HALLACommunity) where you can see some of our activities and tutored classes.
We meet once a month to discuss new opportunities and management issues, to find new ways of how-to bring people of all ages in the local community into the centre.
We have several weekly, social, informal learning groups where Board members can get to know each other and form a friendly working relationship.
A volunteer should be passionate, enthusiastic and have a keen interest in community matters.
A volunteer does not necessarily require specific skills since we all support each other to develop new skills but if you have specific ones, it would be good to introduce them to the rest of the Board so we can use them to benefit the local community.
The Board would appreciate people with knowledge of IT and office procedures but enthusiasm and interest in the community are equally important.
This is an amazing opportunity to discover your “hidden talents” !!!
You are very welcome to attend a committee meeting and see if this is for you.
WE ARE WAITING TO WELCOME YOU TO OUR FRIENDY AND DIVERSE HALLA BOARD !!!!!
A fantastic opportunity to help and make a difference for the community. All assistance is greatly appreciated.
For further details please contact Giuseppina Caligiuri, HALLA Vice Chair at email Hallaassociation@gmail.com or telephone: 01224 498 164 / 07511377364.
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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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Scottish Communities Climate Action Network (SCCAN)’s purpose is to inspire and promote, connect and support community-led action in Scotland to address the Climate Emergency. Please see our website: https://www.scottishcommunitiescan.org.uk/
Would you like to help take climate action to the next level?
We have a new volunteer role available with our Events working groups! You would be helping once a week with the following:
-Events organizing and facilitating
-Taking part in regular events working group meetings
-Contacting potential speakers and facilitators
-Promoting events by writing blog posts and promoting on social media.
-Compile a report on the event.
As a volunteer led organisation, our capacity to offer thorough training on events coordination is limited so we would expect you to have some experience or to be adaptable. There will be some initial training on the way SCCAN operates.
The start date is flexible to suit your availability.
Our events and meetings are currently done online through zoom.
Commitment could range from once / week to twice a month.
If interested, please drop us an email at email@example.com
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>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: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel.: 01224 579218.
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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 email@example.com
Interest can be registered at any time.
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We are looking for a volunteer to help with our fundraising aims within the local community. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to contribute towards raising vital funds and awareness of Dads Rock in Edinburgh or Glasgow. Activities could include: Carrying out research to identify community grants & charity of the year opportunities with local businesses; researching community/social groups such as Rotary Clubs, Round Tables etc; Sourcing prizes and gifts for fundraising events.
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