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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
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.
Hanover is one of Scotland's largest registered social landlords specialising in services for older people. We work closely with our residents to help people live independent, secure and fulfilling lives.
Where do you fit in:
The Social Activity Assistant will help residents make full use of the communal lounge by assisting with a range of social activities. The volunteers would support the older people to plan and organise the programme of activities, help set up and clear away and provide companionship and socialisation.
Volunteers with practical Skills to help Wick Players back stage crew. Help with scenery, moving and handling, painting construction etc
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
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
RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond is looking for a long term visitor experience volunteer. With visitor numbers increasing each year, exciting plans and iconic wildlife on your doorstep it is a really an amazing time to be part of the team. Loch Lomond is a very busy site. We aim to deliver a first-class visitor experience at all times, as well as giving an outstanding home to nature.
The role will be diverse, and vary depending on the time of year. You could be leading cruises across Loch Lomond, exploring the reserve with visitors, inspiring people of all ages with rare plantlife, soaring ospreys and stunning scenery, as well as working with a great team of volunteers and assisting on practical conservation across the site. In winter you could be up at 5am witnessing 1000's of geese leaving the roost with our bleary eyed visitors, or be engaging with a family of enthusiastic bug hunters at the heart of the reserve.
What’s In It For You:
Although the main focus of the role will be on visitor experience, you will regularly assist with the survey and practical work on site and we aim to develop your skills to make you a competitive candidate for nature conservation roles. You will be an integral part of our small and friendly team and assist with all aspects of our work.
You'll regularly work in and around the 'nature hub', developing the confidence to initiate conversations with the public and grow support for the RSPB. You'll have the opportunity to write creatively, taking a lead on social media and blog updates. You'll help plan, organise and deliver events, such as, wild food foraging, bat nights and family nature activities. Our pond dipping area is popular during the summer and is a great place to inspire families about nature.
As well as working at RSPB Loch Lomond you'll have the opportunity to work on the other reserves in the area including RSPB Scotland Inversnaid. You will also have the opportunity to work with partner organisations such as Scottish Natural Heritage and Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, making contacts for your future career along the way.
We will provide relevant training in different volunteer management, practical skills, wildlife interpretation, visitor experience, media and health and safety. As well as setting up a personal development plan to ensure you get the most out of your time here.
'I spent 8 months living on site surrounded by mountains and trees, and grabbed every opportunity possible. I wanted to know and do everything and the staff helped and supported me in achieving more than I could ever have hoped for.' – Ami Kirkbright, residential volunteer 2017
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
Volunteers will have the opportunity to enhance the experiences of our Special Olympics athletes, by giving up thier time to support the Games Organisers in a positive fulfilling event for all.
Housekeeping - we're looking for volunteers to help prepare our refuge flats for ne residents coming in eg checking flats are stocked with appropriate equipment, making up beds, putting food and toiletry starter packs in flats, some light cleaning (main cleaning done be cleaning contractors), reorganising of storage in premises.