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The Breadmaker, as part of the Aberdeen Day Project (a registered charity) is an artisan bakery and coffee house. Located in Aberdeen City we produce and sell a range of quality handcrafted breads and confectionary to wholesale and retail customers alike with the purpose of providing a range of work placements, training and social activities for adults with learning disabilities (apprentices) who can otherwise experience exclusion and isolation in society.
As Volunteer Trustees/Directors you would help maintain the objectives and aims of the Breadmaker to include and empower people who attend the charity to play a full and active role in the community, reduce isolation, increase friends/social life, increase confidence and self esteem of individuals who have a learning disability. We would especially be appreciative of people to join our Board of Trustees who have a professional background, people who come from HR, IT, Marketing, Care, Counsellor background etc.
Our Board of Trustees meetings take place monthly and there is also an Annual General Meeting.
An exciting and fantastic opportunity to volunteer at an award winning social enterprise/charity, working alongside our CEO and senior management team to enhance apprentices/people we support lives.
For more information please contact Donald Anderson, CEO at email firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 01224 641520.
Coordinating and supporting cat care volunteers and fosterers, ensuring they are happy and confident in their roles. Working with cat care volunteers, fosterers and other colleagues to ensure Cats Protection quality of care is provided and maintained to cats in care, this will be supported by adhering to policies, procedures, minimum vetinary standards and minimum cat care standards. Working closely with the homing team to maintain up to date records of the cats in care and ensure cats ready to be rehomed are matched as quickly as possible. Promoting and supporting the development of care care volunteers and fosterers to enable them to fulfil their roles.
A varied position, some weeding, pruning, creating compost from leaves etc. Work with alpines in rockery and peat bed areas. Some labelling work could be done.
We are a team of volunteers based in and around Aberdeen responsible for Pushing Out the Boat, North-East Scotland’s magazine of new writing and the visual arts.
The Coordinator/Project Manager role involves project management of both team and the tasks needed to produce our regular magazine.
You would be joining us along with our new editor in time to help manage an entire production cycle from the commitment to go ahead through to publication and launch of a new edition.
You would assign and coordinate tasks with team members, compile a schedule of tasks critical to the agreed timetable, and ensure those tasks are completed timeously.
We are a registered charity (Registered No. SC044919) and you would become a member of our managing committee.
While an interest in the arts would be a bonus, experience in coordination and project management are more important to fulfil this role successfully.
We are a friendly group and the work of the editor and coordinator/project manager is supported by a wider team at and between regular committee meetings.
For more details please contact Roger White, PR Manager at email: email@example.com or tel: 07925 822489.
You can read more about us on our website at www.pushingouttheboat.co.uk
The Haven is a registered charity providing support to people affected by a range of life-limiting illnesses such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, Parkinson's disease and dementia and will sign post others to services appropriate to their needs.
The role of Volunteer Complementary Therapist is integral to the services we provide and forms part of our multi-disciplinary team. They will provide holistic, one-to-one and group work relaxation/complementary therapies to clients, in collaboration with other members of the multi-disciplinary team, they will also be required to maintain professional records of treatments in client notes and any changes in the client's condition or progress.
This is an ideal opportunity to gain therapy experience working with people affected by life-limiting conditions and working in a multi-disciplinary environment. Volunteering with The Haven offers the chance to make a real difference to people affected by life-limited conditions.
A Caseworker is someone who carries out welfare work for the Royal Air Forces Association. Welfare work is about listening to an individual and assessing their needs to find out how the Association can provide help and support to them.
Caseworker volunteers are put in touch with members of the RAF family (beneficiaries) who need our support and are then responsible for arranging visits with those individual beneficiaries and assessing where support is needed, through asking pertinent questions and listening to beneficiaries’ responses. Caseworkers then submit verbal and written reports to their AWO who will work together with the volunteer to ensure a successful outcome for the beneficiary.
. Support can include anything from helping put a beneficiary with a disability in touch with social services, so they can apply for funding for a wet room, to something as simple as filling in a form to get a new fridge, for a beneficiary who cannot afford to replace their broken one. It could also be informing beneficiaries of the holiday breaks the Association offers, in one of its three Wings Break hotels. Caseworkers may also need to gather complex information on beneficiaries to help with applications for care home fees or similar and this can involve providing clear and precise information on finances and correspondences. Caseworkers work with ‘beneficiaries’, who are members of the RAF family.
What is the desired outcome of this volunteer role?
The RAF Association is a member-led, welfare charity that exists to ensure that all members of the RAF family are supported, when they require it. The Caseworker’s role is at the heart of this charity objective and volunteers undertaking this role will be helping us to deliver this support to the RAF family.
Who do Caseworkers report to?
Caseworker volunteers will report to their local Area Welfare Officer (AWO). There are nine AWOs in the UK and volunteers will report to the one closest to them.
How does it work?
For more information on the process involved in being a Caseworker, please refer to our ‘Additional information for Caseworker volunteers’ information sheet.
In summary, Caseworker volunteers are put in touch with members of the RAF family (beneficiaries) who need our support and are then responsible for arranging visits with those individual beneficiaries and assessing where support is needed, through asking pertinent questions and listening to beneficiaries’ responses. Caseworkers then submit verbal and written reports to their AWO who will work together with the volunteer to ensure a successful outcome for the beneficiary.
In summary, a Caseworker will:
• Visit potential beneficiaries, listen to their concerns and assess their needs
• Identify areas of support and make referrals to partner agencies as required
• Record visits and maintain good records of activities, recommendations and actions
• Record requests for financial assistance via the Content Management System (CMS)
• Undertake follow up visits as required
• Provide regular updates to the AWO
• Complete monthly returns cataloguing their activity
How will I be given feedback?
You will be given individual feedback on your completed forms and reports, to help you learn and develop your skills, as well as ensuring that our beneficiaries are provided with the professional and knowledgeable service they deserve. The AWO responsible for you will also discuss with you how you are managing your case load and assist you with any issues that may arise. All Caseworker volunteers will be informed as a group about the overall outcomes, in the area, of the welfare volunteers’ work and what the ongoing aims are, to ensure we continue to support every member of the RAF family in that region, that needs our help.
“Our volunteer projectionists help set up the Sunday evening cinema in the Town Hall and collect tickets. If required, they introduce the film. They play the DVD, with subtitles when available, and with a pause at an appropriate moment for an intermission for refreshments to be served.
Sunday evenings except during summer holidays.”
These examinations require volunteer patients with clear physical signs (e.g. a heart murmur) that can be found by a skilled doctor when they examine a patient, or symptoms (e.g. breathlessness). The use of "real" patients in clinical examinations allows the candidate to discover abnormalities on examination in a way that actors and manikins cannot, and gives the students an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge, attitudes, behaviours and skills in a much more reliable way.
Coronary heart disease is the UK's single biggest killer but we are leading the fight against it. Volunteering Changes Lives.
Electrical Department Volunteer: Are you a real people person and love to help out? We’re always looking for people who would enjoy giving great customer service and have an interest in electrical items, gadgets and appliances. You’ll get the chance to mingle with the local customers and volunteers, and integrate yourself into the BHF community.
Becoming an electrical department volunteer means you will be chatting to the local customers helping them find the right product to suit their needs and making sure that all the stock has been tested and is displayed to our BHF guidelines. If you think you’re ready to take up this electrifying role pop into your local store and meet our friendly team.
Perfect for enhancing your CV and skills set.
This key role ensures the needs of each cat being cared for are met appropriately, upholding minimum veterinary and cat care standards in accordance with Cats Protection's policies and procedures. You will provide temporary care and accomodation to stray, abandoned or injured cats in purpose built cat pens in your garden/outdoor space or in an adapted spare room in your home. The role will involve cleaning of the cat environment and equipment, feeding and grooming and socialising the cats; you will need to administer medication, such as flea and worm treatments. The role also requires you to communicate effectively with other volunteers, vets and potential owners.