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Suitable for groups, One-off volunteering
There are multiple volunteer opportunities available, a great way to be involved in an exciting and vibrant festival!
Week prior to Festival (w/c 15.06.20, weekday evenings):
Support Facilities Team with building up Festival area site eg marquees, bar, Herras fencing, chairs, tables.
During Festival (evening of Friday 19.06.20; all day Saturday 20.06.20 & all day Sunday 21.06.20):
Facilities support – support Festival team and vendors with supply of tables/chairs etc, set out chairs at stage area, set up for specific events/performances, keep festival site clean and tidy.
Stewards – be available to ensure Festival area is kept safe for visitors, provide information to visitors, provide escort for parades etc including Saturday evening Viking torch-lit parade.
After Festival (AM/PM Monday 22.06.20):
Support Facilities Team with breakdown/clearup after event – collect tables/chairs, return items to storage, general clean up of Festival area to return it to normal.
Forfar Indoor Sports incorporates a six rink indoor bowling club with a Junior Coaching session running on Saturday mornings 10 - 12 and to help with the running of this they are looking for enthusiastic volunteer junior coaches to join there team.
Take part in one of our PTES surveys and help to monitor the mammal population in the UK. As cities and towns spread deeper into the countryside, we need to make sure that these environments are also able to support our wildlife. In 2003, we launched an annual survey to find out as much as possible about how mammals are faring in the built environment around us so that we can plan for their future conservation. Since 2001 we have also been asking volunteers to record mammals that they see on single-carriageways, dead and alive, and with their help we are beginning to build up a picture of mammal populations in the wider landscape. By repeating the survey over a number of years we can monitor the changes in population numbers across the whole of the UK. We also log sightings of hedgehogs through Hogwatch.
Running a successful Barnardo's store requires a great team of enthusiastic volunteers and you could be a part of it.
Our retail assistants are trained to undertake a wide range of activities such as serving customers, taking receipt of stock donations from the public and merchandising stock to make our rails visually appealling and tidy.
Volunteering with us in retail will provide a great opportunity to build upon your communication, team working and customer service skills.
If you also have a particular skill or interest, our teams would be delighted to discuss how we could help you utilise your interests in store. Whatever your talents, please do share with us and pop into your local store to enquire about volunteering.
To see all opportunities to volunteer within Barnardo's, you can visit our website at www.barnardos.org.uk/volunteering.
Bud is Poppyscotland's brand new vehicle for exploration and learning - a truck that transforms into a mobile community space, comprising a mini poppy factory, micro-museum and with interactive learning opportunities.
Bud is an interactive experience that encourages visitors to create their personal remembrance journey through exploring the exhibits. It is helping us keep remembrance relevant all year round.
As a Bud Heritage Volunteer, you will support the delivery of the Bud project when Bud is in your area or visiting schools, voluntary groups, etc. This could see you participating in one of these key tasks: talks to groups (schools, guides, brownies, cubs, cadets, etc), members of the public and community organisations who are visiting Bud, or who you are visiting; actively engage with small groups of visitors, answering questions about Bud and remembrance; group discussions about the challenges - both positive and negative - faced by the Armed Forces community. You will also need to be flexible in the performance of the role and undertake duties requested by the Bud team; encourage people to complete the on-board evaluation at the end of the visit; inform people of volunteering opportunities available through Bud project; support the staff team in both set up and take down at visits and events, and the delivery of activities with schools, groups and public visitors.
Home-based volunteering, Suitable for groups, One-off volunteering
During the COVID19 pandemic, the role of the Community Volunteer will be based within your own community and may involve helping with food provision, driving, check-in and chat calls, online, admin. There are many activities you can get involved to help make a difference in your local community.
There are many and varied possibilities for projects which FoET doesn't have enough people to do, ranging from hands-on practical work to research or lobbying. Planting trees is one, dealing with litter is another. How can we encourage people to take home and bin their greasy, sooty instant barbecue trays? Or - it would be good to find out how 'green' local businesses are and encourage improvement where appropriate. Or - provision for cyclists in Dundee is poor; what can be done to improve it? A traffic count might be a good start. The volunteer would have to be prepared to work quite a lot on their own intitiative, but a group member would provide support and guidance in planning and carrying out the project. This is a chance for you to do something you haven't done before and be dead chuffed with the result.
Incredible things happen when you believe in children… become a volunteer for Barnardo’s and see why.
We are looking for volunteers to help support our Aberdeen Young Carer events.
A young carer is someone up to the age of 18 who provides unpaid help and support to a relative, friend or neighbour who due to illness or disability cannot manage to live independently without the carer’s help. It may involve practical support like cooking, or house work, or emotional support.
Barnardo’s want to bring out the best in every child no matter who they are or what they have been through. We look at the bigger picture and strive for a better future for all children and young people.
An event volunteer will assist at our Young Carer’s events such as summer outings, Christmas parties and young carer’s festivals. They will support the staff member in delivering any planned activities e.g. party games, and arts and crafts. They will actively participate with the activity, engage socially with the children and young people and encourage them to join in and have fun.
Further opportunities within this role are available to assist in promoting our events e.g. putting up posters and spreading the word, in helping us at recruitment events, or in fundraising for events.
If you have some time on your hands, are looking to gain experience or want to give something back into the community, come and volunteer for Barnardo’s! Flexible times available. All help greatly appreciated.
For more information please contact Susanne Fraser, Volunteer Co-ordinator at E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 01224 624090.
The Cinnamon Trust is the national charity for the elderly, terminally ill owners and their pets.
We need volunteers to help with short term fostering of pets when owners face a short spell in hospital - volunteers take pets into their own homes. All food, bowls etc will be supplied.
This role provides short term telephone support to individuals who are at risk of lonliness as a consequence of self isolation.