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Young Volunteers between the ages of 14 - 20 are trained as befrienders before joining them online with Harry (Youth Coordinator). The overall aim is to enhance the young people’s confidence and skills through volunteering, and reducing social isolation for older people as well as increasing usage of technologies, the conversation will be on group video call until face to face can return. The project will train, support and provide supervision for young voluteers to lead on delivering the sessions (with support and supervision from the Project Coordinator) for older people, with those invovled shaping the discussion and activity at each session.
At this time the theme of the sessions are split into being very relaxed, organic and over a cuppa (Tuesdays) and a more structured quiz (Wednesdays)
It is hoped that in addition to the positive impact the project will have on residents, the befriending will allow volunteers to build confidence and gain valuable social skills under the support and supervision of the project worker.
Last updated a day ago
Real Life Options currently have an opportunity to get involved as a Community Volunteer. This is a great way to meet new people, develop insights, gain experience and enjoy knowing that you are making a positive difference to people living within your community.
Volunteer roles are varied and dependent on the needs of the people we support. We try to match volunteers to people with similar interests and provide opportunities for volunteers to utilise existing skills and knowledge.
· Chatting to and befriending people we support
· Home checks to make sure vulnerable people are safe and well
· Everyday practical household tasks
· Provide information and support to allow people to make informed choices about their lives
· Assist with shopping
· Support with correspondence
· Provide transport
· Support with social outings
· Assisting with pet care
· Assist with food preparation
· Prescription collections
· Support with Gardening and some physical tasks.
· Get involved with Social Events and being vital in improving the social lives of the people we support
We really appreciate that volunteers donate their time for free so in return for at least two hours volunteering each week, we’ll provide full training and development with a support network to mentor you in your role. You’ll be one of the team and have access to our Real Rewards programme.
Last updated 14 days ago
We are looking for ayone with an interest in enhancing the lives of the people we support to get in touch as although we are a social care company we are seeking both individuals interested in social care and also other individuals who have some other skill set and would like to use this within our services. This could be from playing musical instruments to gardening or taking service users into the community.
During this time of covid-19 the main task may include going for service users shopping and delivering it to them or by going to get their prescriptions.
Last updated 15 days ago
We are looking for 4 dedicated volunteers to live at the Social Bite Village (in Edinburgh) for 6-12 months to be part of our residential community for adults who have experienced homelessness. We need you to encourage and motivate community life in the village.
The Social Bite Village is the vision of Josh Littlejohn, Founder and CEO of Social Bite. The village provides a home for up to 20 people affected by homelessness at a time. Cyrenians provide skilled key-workers so residents receive one-to-one support to achieve individual goals by tailoring a personalised plan appropriate to their needs.
Volunteers and residents live within our community facility and manage the day-to-day domestic tasks and decisions within the village, which is your home. As a Residential Community Volunteer you'll be living alongside people who have experienced homelessness. You will help to create a fun, secure and stimulating space. This will help people develop the skills and confidence to move forward in life. This will be a stimulating and hopefully rewarding role but may also be challenging and tough. You will be living alongside people who may struggle to engage, may have behaviours that challenge or are managing addictions. You will help in creating positive experiences and will help move residents from negative experiences of the past to a positive future.
This position is fully residential with all accommodation and meals provided, you will have your own bedroom in a shared house with another volunteer. A full induction will be provided and training will be offered where appropriate as well as access to ongoing support.
*Tasks and Responsibilities include:
• Live with and support up 20 community members in the village alongside other volunteers and day staff
• Encourage and motivate community life
• Help manage the day-to-day domestic tasks and decisions within the building
• Support residents to engage in activities that will help them achieve their personal goals and aspirations.
• Actively support the delivery of a Well-Being Programme that provides an environment for residents to learn independent living skills such as cooking, cleaning, money management, lifestyle balance, and more.
• Work with residents to develop informal social and recreational activities that will enhance village life and well-being.
• Support residents to keep to new commitments such as volunteering, learning, and training
• Work closely with staff and volunteers to create a pleasing and supportive environment for all
A fantastic opportunity with all help making a real difference and greatly appreciated.
For further details please contact Kathy Hoyle, Senior Recruitment and Engagement Worker at email KathyHoyle@cyrenians.scot or tel.: 0131 600 0084.
Last updated 2 months ago
Please note: Due to current Scottish Government guidance, no face to face element of Scouts will take place. We are only using virtual means to contact volunteers and children.
While we might not be meeting in person just now, we are meeting through Zoom and conducting activities.
What do volunteers do? Week by week, our volunteers empower thousands of young people to learn new skills, make new friends and stand on their own two feet. They’re our everyday heroes. They shape young people’s lives for the better and find out a whole lot about themselves in the process, too.
Today, there are nearly 60,000 young people on waiting lists to join us in the UK. We’re more relevant and more needed than ever, but it’s not always easy to keep up with the demand.
That’s where you come in
You don’t need to be Bear Grylls to join us. You don’t need to have been a Scout when you were younger. You don’t even need to know how to put up a tent. Our door is open to people of all ages, genders, races, and backgrounds, and we’re only able to change lives because people like you lend a hand. We’re talking about tea makers, tidy-uppers, and skill sharers. We’re talking about minibus drivers and first aiders. We’re talking about students who want to boost their CV, and parents who volunteer so they can spend more time together as a family.
Whatever your skillset, lend a hand for as little or as much time as you can spare, and we promise you’ll get more out than you put in. Because whether you’re helping a leader to run an activity in the local town hall, organising a night away, or buttering 120 slices of bread a group of very hungry eleven-year olds - no two Scout meetings are the same. The difference you make, though, is always great.
We provide the training. You show up, get stuck in, and make memories for life.
As long as you're over 18, you can help out as an adult volunteer in Scouting. There is no upper age limit for adult volunteers. If you are aged between 14 and 18, there is the option of becoming a Young Leader.
Sounds fun? Worthwhile? It is. Fill out this form, and we can chat through what’s available: https://scouts-northeastscotland.org.uk/Adults/AdultApplication
• Access to accredited training, including the Institution of Leadership and Management.
• Improved employability and wellbeing
• New skills and personal development
• Saltire Award / DofE supported
• Flexible approach to do volunteering including home-based opportunities.
• Supportive Volunteers and Staff
• Progression opportunities
• Inclusive Organisation
About North East Scotland Scout Region | SC017511
As Scouts, we believe in preparing young people with skills for life. We encourage our young people to do more, learn more and be more. Each week, we give over 5000 young people in the North East of Scotland the opportunity to enjoy fun and adventure while developing the skills they need to succeed, now and in the future. We’re talking about teamwork, leadership, and resilience – skills that have helped Scouts become everything from teachers and social workers to astronauts and Olympians.
We believe in bringing people together. We celebrate diversity and stand against intolerance, always. We’re part of a worldwide movement, creating stronger communities and inspiring positive futures. By 2023 we will have prepared more young people with skills for life, supported by amazing leaders delivering an inspiring programme. We will be growing, more inclusive, shaped by young people and making a bigger impact in our communities.
Find out more about the life changing opportunities: https://scouts-northeastscotland.org.uk/
Last updated a month ago
Looking to make a difference? STAND International take groups of volunteers/learners who are socially or economically disadvantaged who are living in Scotland along with mentors and provide short term volunteering opportunities abroad.
Last updated 2 months ago
Our Media Volunteers are hugely important. Through photographs they record the journey of our Campers, capturing their achievements and the magic moments they experience whilst participating in Camp activities. Campers will be able to look back on these photos & reflect on how they have developed new skills & achieved things they never thought they were capable of. This is an essential stage of our Camp model ‘Therapeutic Recreation’ (please see website for more info)
As Media Volunteer you will be photographing Campers as they perform a wide range of activities including Drama, Music, Arts/Crafts, Discovery, Sports & Games. You will then create a slideshow of the photos you have collected which will be displayed to all Campers at the end of the week. You will be fully briefed before Camp begins about what is required of you, & ongoing training & support is provided throughout Camp.
This is an excellent opportunity for budding Photographers to gain experience in a dynamic environment & work with a reputable national organisation. For more info & a photo gallery (which gives a good taste of Camp life) please visit our website: www.otw.org.uk
To be a Camp Recorder you do not have to be a professional Photographer, nor do you need experience of working with children as we welcome a diverse range of previous experience. You will however need your own camera. In return, as a Volunteer you will:
•Participate in a unique & unforgettable experience.
•Work for a brilliant cause with a reputable national org.
•Meet fantastic new people/make friends
Last updated 3 months ago
Activity Leaders design and deliver activities in certain areas including Drama, Sports & Games, Discovery, Arts and Crafts or Music. The activity sessions are designed to create safe environments for the Campers to achieve their goals and reflect on their accomplishments. You will receive ongoing support from the Programme Coordinator and OTW staff.
On average there are 4 sessions to design & deliver. Each session will need to be tailored to both the age group of the Campers (who are divided into groups of 8-10, 11-13, 13-15 and 15-17) & the varying Camper ability.
All of our activities are designed within our model of Therapeutic Recreation (see our website for more info) and to be adaptable to all levels of ability and accessibility.
Activity Leaders also help to design, prepare & deliver our Evening Programme. Our Evening Programme could be anything-from a Disco & Talent Show, to bespoke activities such as a Camp Festival, a Whale Hunt or Game Show evening.
Activity Leaders will also be allocated a team at camp. Like our Team Mate volunteers, Activity Leaders support, guide, inspire & encourage our Campers to maximise their potential.
One of the amazing aspects of being an Activity Leader is that you get to meet all of the Campers throughout the week, so even though you may spend less time with your allocated team, you build special relationships with Campers across the age groups.
In return, you will:
•Participate in a unique & unforgettable experience/Work for a brilliant cause with a reputable national organisation/Meet fantastic new people & make friends
Last updated 3 months ago
Our Safeguarding Officers are an extremely important part of Camp as they act as ambassadors of our Safeguarding policy, helping to ensure the mutual protection of Campers/ Volunteers/Staff.
You will often be the first port of call for Volunteers concerned the Safeguarding Policy has been breached, that Campers or Volunteers are potentially the victims of neglect or abuse, or any other queries surrounding Safeguarding issues. Your role would be to support the person who has reported concerns to you & also inform OTW staff of their disclosure. Whilst you will not be responsible for contacting the appropriate authorities to investigate concerns, you will be vital in ensuring the correct channels are made aware of any Safeguarding breaches. Throughout Camp you will need to be vigilant & observant to ensure Safeguarding procedures are in place & being followed.
As with our ‘Team Mate’ volunteers you will also be allocated to a Camp team & complete the everyday Team Mate role. You will therefore be an essential part of implementing Therapeutic Recreation at Camp (see our website for more info.), helping to support/guide/inspire/empower our Campers to maximise their potential/increase confidence. Campers will be divided into teams based on their age groups of 8-10, 11-13, 13-15 & 15-17 years. You will build amazing 1-1 relationships with your team of Campers on a daily basis. In return, as a Volunteer you will:
•Participate in a unique,unforgettable experience
•Work for a brilliant cause with a reputable national organisation
•Meet fantastic new people & make friends
Last updated 3 months ago
Team Mates are an essential part of Camp. They help to support, guide, inspire and empower our Campers to maximise their potential and increase their confidence.
Campers will be divided into teams before they arrive based on the age groups of 8-10, 11-13, 13-15 and 15-17. As a Team Mate you will be assigned one of these teams and throughout Camp you will build amazing 1-1 relationships with your team of Campers on a daily basis. Your role is to support and encourage the Campers on their individual and collective journeys whilst also assisting your fellow Volunteers.
Throughout Camp you will enthusiastically support Campers in a wide range of activities, including Drama, Music, Arts and Crafts, Discovery, Sports and Games, encouraging them to reflect on what they have achieved. You will also look after the day-time and night-time needs of the Campers in their accommodation.
For more information and a photo gallery (which gives a good taste of camp life) then please visit our website: www.otw.org.uk
In return, as a Volunteer you will:
• Participate in a unique and unforgettable experience.
• Work for a brilliant cause with a reputable national organisation
• Meet fantastic new people and make friends
• Develop and strengthen your:
- Team Working Skills
- Time Management Skills
- Confidence & Leadership
- Interpersonal and Communication Skills
Last updated 3 months ago