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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 2 days 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 2 days 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 2 days 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 2 days ago
Ever thought of helping people, but not sure what you could do?
Do you enjoy spending time with older people?
Can you spare some time to help others?
Becoming a Safer Ageing volunteer may be just for you!
Hourglass Scotland, part of the UK-wide charity, Hourglass (formerly Action on Elder Abuse) is dedicated to calling time on the harm, abuse and exploitation of older people. We aim to promote safer ageing and a fairer society for all older people.
Hourglass are enhancing our community-led services, and we’re therefore looking for volunteers to deliver frontline support to older people. Our volunteers provide a range of support to help those who have experienced abuse or exploitation, as well as any older person who may be at risk. You’ll provide immediate advice and support to older people and those concerned about them, as well proactively helping keep older people safe from harm. During the lockdown, our volunteers are continuing to provide support to older people remotely, but we will resume in-person support when possible.
We are developing a range of services and activities to promote safer ageing and stop abuse; incorporating prevention, recovery and resilience, interest-based groups, social events, one-to-one support, and more. Volunteering roles include:
• Providing one-to-one support to an older person in their own home, a community setting or over the phone
• Hosting or assisting with coffee mornings or social events
• Facilitating or assisting interest groups (e.g. crafts, photography, story-telling, local history, etc) Groups will be flexible according to your own interests/skills
• Raising awareness of the work of Hourglass & issues relating to safer ageing and the abuse of older people
• Hosting information stands or pop-up clinics at community venues and events
We’re looking for people who are passionate about stopping abuse and empowering older people to live well and age safely; who understand issues affecting older people; who can demonstrate empathy, patience, sensitivity and resilience; and who can listen and support non-judgementally. If you match this description, are aged over 18, and can commit to an hour or more per week, we’d love to hear from you. Some roles may be home-based.
Last updated 2 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 11 days ago
Volunteers are peer mentors to the community residents and both live within our city and farm communities, and manage the day-to-day domestic tasks and decisions within the building, which is their home. Volunteer tasks may include: Accompanying a resident to appointments, Helping a resident to cook a meal for the whole community, Acting as a sounding board for a problem or difficult situation, Offering mature and calm guidance.
Last updated 2 months 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 3 months ago
Our International Volunteer Programme offers volunteers aged 18+ the opportunity to join international teams of volunteers working on short-term projects in over 60 countries in Europe, North America, Middle East, Latin America, Africa and Asia. A selection of projects is available for teenagers aged 16 and 17. Types of international volunteer projects include conservation, restoration, archaeology, construction, arts, children’s play-schemes and teaching.
Volunteers pay a registration fee of £270 and fund their own travel and insurance. Board and accommodation is free of charge for projects in Europe, North America, Japan and South Korea. For projects in Latin America, Asia, Middle East and Africa volunteers pay an extra on arrival fee of approximately £150 that covers food and accommodation, as well as funding the programme in the country.
All projects available are listed on the website www.concordiavolunteers.org.uk and the new summer programme is released each year at the end of March.
Last updated 4 months ago
We are committed to offering exciting opportunities based on trust and mutually agreed expectations. Volunteer selection is based on skills, experience, values and interests of the applicant being matched to the skills profile.
All interested volunteers should complete our application form and submit to the local office or via the link on the Real Life Options website.
Applicants who we believe match our criteria to carry out the role will be invited to an information and selection meeting. The meeting makes up part of the recruitment process and will allow RLV to select suitable applicants who will then be invited to the RLV induction course and complete additional training as required.
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
Last updated 4 months ago