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Welcome to Compass; a project navigating healthy, sustainable living!
*About the project:
In September 2020, medical charity, Camphill Wellbeing Trust, took on the former Waldorf school site at Craigton Road to transform it into a centre demonstrating practical solutions for healthy, sustainable lifestyles.
The mixed natural environment of Compass with its woodland and garden areas offers a wide range of opportunities including fruit, vegetable & flower growing, working in & enjoying the outdoors and observing & encouraging wildlife, including beekeeping. We use organic methods onsite and reuse/recycle as much as possible.
Compass has 4 buildings onsite which we are sustainably refurbishing with the support of various funding bodies. This also gives opportunities for those with suitable skills to help with the project.
*We need your help at Compass!
Compass offers a wide range of volunteering activities to suit a all sorts of interests and skills. Activities are generally outdoors so will vary according to the weather and the season.
*Volunteer support can often be related to:
• Gardening: preparing ground, planting, potting up, watering, weeding, harvesting
•Woodland care and monitoring: counting trees, pruning, collecting fallen branches, chipping wood, stacking logs
• Painting: sheds, fencing, plant/tree markers and signage
• Constructing: raised beds, compost bins, green pathways
• Equipment maintenance: cleaning and storing handheld tools
• Refurbishment: helping strip out buildings prior to refurbishment.
We hope in the future to offer further indoor activities: for example, upcycling furniture, candle making, food processing.
During your first session, one of our Compass team will go over Compass Health & Safety, explain more about the project and share the current tasks we need support with.
To find out more, get in touch for a Volunteer Pack: email@example.com
Compass is a project of Aberdeen medical charity Camphill Wellbeing Trust (CWT). Find out more about the project, visit www.compassaberdeen.org.uk or for the charity: www.camphillwellbeing.org.uk
Volunteers to help in the wardrobe department of Wick Players. Materials provided, sewing creative,craft skills essential. so if you have an interest in Fashion and creative flare then this could be for you!!!
You will be providing a puppy with a vital foundation for its future role as a guide dog. This is a full-time volunteering opportunity as a puppy will live with you in your home for around 12-16 months. It should be noted that although it is possible for another Puppy Raiser to look after a dog on your behalf for short periods of time that this may not always be possible. Consideration should be given to your future plans such as holidays abroad.
“It’s so rewarding to know that the dog will go on to help people with sight loss gain independence and freedom.” – Chris, Puppy Raiser
We rely on volunteers like you to help us improve the lives of people with sight loss. In this role your support will include:-
• Developing, caring and providing for the needs of one of our puppies using Positive Reinforcement Techniques and following Guide Dogs Puppy Raising for Excellent Partnerships (PREP) programme
• Familiarising a puppy to a wide range of environments including shops and outdoor off lead exercise areas in all climates and seasons.
• Teaching a puppy it’s ok to be left alone by gradually building up from a few minutes to a maximum of 4 hours
• Attending regular puppy classes
• Regularly meeting with Guide Dogs representatives to discuss your pup’s development
• Completing regular on-line questionnaires to help us monitor puppy progress
Ideally you will:
• Be able to handle large breed dogs (around 25-40kg)
• Have access to a car on a weekly basis for training and vet visits
• Have your own home or written permission to have a dog in the home
• Have access to a secure area where the puppy could go to the toilet during the day, especially first thing in the morning and last thing at night
• Be able to access online content and training materials (you will need your own email address)
If you don’t feel you tick every box but are sure this role is the one for you, please drop us a message and tell us why. We’re open to suggestions and happy to chat with you to find out what’s possible!
Volunteering is a two-way street, so in return for your time you will get;
• A dedicated volunteer manager/key contact who will help you settle in and support you during your time with us.
• The challenge and reward of seeing a puppy develop in your home.
• The opportunity to learn and develop your understanding in dog body language, learning theory, the human animal bond and the life of a Guide Dog.
Volunteering for Guide Dogs should never leave you out of pocket. We’ll make sure we pay any expenses related to your volunteering with us in line with our policy.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role further before applying please email VolunteerScotNi@guidedogs.org.uk Thank you.
As a Remap Volunteer you will get to meet the disabled people we help, often with an occupational therapist who can provide clinical input. Your job is to solve whatever practical challenge they throw at you, designing and then making a special piece of equipment that will help them become more independent. We also ask that you risk assess, provide basic documentation, and take photographs of your project.
You will need somewhere to work independently on your projects, some of our volunteers have their own workshop, others use community facilities or have a workbench and tools in the garage. However you like to work, we would be pleased to hear from you.
We are looking for an enthusiastic person with a real interest in and knowledge of social media apps (in particular Facebook), to update our page on a regular basis with relevant posts. There is also an opportunity to work with our website such as adding/updating pages as required. Experience of making short videos+ films (basic editing) would be a real advantage.
Key activities of the Technical Crew are:
• Moving and setting up staging and lighting equipment;
• Operating lighting and sound equipment;
• Technical support;
• Understanding of Health and Safety;
• Time management of visiting artists;
• Looking after technical equipment in unique performance spaces;
• Bringing the Festival Directors creative visions to life.
Festival dates are from Friday 21st to Friday 28th June 2024.
Forth Valley Top Toes provides a personal foot care service for clients who are unable to provide their own personal foot care. This is an essential service for the community. Good foot care can reduce the risk of falls among vulnerable older people, improves mobility and improves quality of life. This project also supports the work of NHS podiatry services, allowing them to focus on quality care for those who really need it.
Footcare Volunteer tasks include:
· Set up and maintain sterile treatment room with appropriate equipment
· Check and clean plinth
· Complete health and well-being checklist with each client
· Remove client’s footwear (where requested by client)
· Clean toenails with sterile antiseptic wipes
· Clean and check the client’s set of clippers for cleanliness and suitability for use (clients will be given their own set of clippers at their first appointment and will bring with them to each subsequent appointment)
· Cut toenails
· Give foot care and emollient advice
If you think that you can contribute to this important service, or would like to know more, then please do get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
Would you like to help train the next generation of healthcare professionals or thinking about a career in a healthcare or in acting/drama? Why not volunteer as a simulated patient in the Clinical Skills Centre at Ninewells Hospital?
The simulated patient programme involves members of the public who volunteer to allow healthcare students to learn and practice consultation and examination skills in a safe and controlled learning environment at the University of Dundee Clinical Skills Centre.
You do not need to have a healthcare or acting background. Training on the role of a simulated patient is given prior to being introduced to the sessions. If you would like more information about this important aspect of healthcare student teaching, please contact: Email: email@example.com or visit our website Patient bank Programme where you can complete the Volunteer Recruitment Form.
The IT and Technology Support Specialist Volunteer at Mamacita Foundation plays a crucial role in ensuring smooth technology operations and supporting the organization's digital infrastructure. This position involves providing technical assistance to staff and volunteers, troubleshooting issues, and implementing solutions to enhance the foundation's digital capabilities.
• Technology Support: Assist staff and volunteers with technology-related inquiries, including hardware, software, and network issues, to ensure efficient daily operations.
• Troubleshooting: Diagnose and resolve technical problems promptly, employing analytical skills to identify root causes and implement effective solutions.
• System Maintenance: Regularly update and maintain the foundation's hardware, software, and digital systems to ensure they operate optimally and securely.
• Data Security: Implement data backup and security measures to safeguard the organization's information and protect sensitive data from unauthorized access.
• Training and Documentation: Provide training sessions to staff and volunteers on using technology tools effectively. Create and maintain documentation for technology processes and procedures.
• Technology Upgrades: Research and recommend new technology solutions that align with the organization's needs and budget constraints.
• Hardware and Software Setup: Set up and configure computers, printers, and other technology devices as needed for new staff and volunteers.
• Cybersecurity Awareness: Promote cybersecurity best practices among staff and volunteers, emphasizing the importance of data protection and safe online behaviour.
• Technology Planning: Collaborate with the management team to develop and implement technology plans that support the foundation's strategic goals.
• Continuous Learning: Stay up-to-date with the latest technology trends, tools, and best practices to enhance the foundation's technological capabilities.
Join us as an IT and Technology Support Volunteer and be an integral part of the Mamacita Foundation's efforts to create a more inclusive and supportive community in Aberdeen. A fantastic opportunity to help and make a real difference. All volunteer support is greatly appreciated.
Volunteers we need you, with you inspiration and motivation to serve as a board member on the Management Board of HALLA (Harlaw Area Lifelong Learning Association).
We are a Board of people who run daytime and evening classes at Kaimhill Learning Centre.
We have a FB page ( @HALLACommunity) where you can see some of our activities and tutored classes.
We meet once a month to discuss new opportunities and management issues, to find new ways of how-to bring people of all ages in the local community into the centre.
We have several weekly, social, informal learning groups where Board members can get to know each other and form a friendly working relationship.
A volunteer should be passionate, enthusiastic and have a keen interest in community matters.
A volunteer does not necessarily require specific skills since we all support each other to develop new skills but if you have specific ones, it would be good to introduce them to the rest of the Board so we can use them to benefit the local community.
The Board would appreciate people with knowledge of IT and office procedures but enthusiasm and interest in the community are equally important.
This is an amazing opportunity to discover your “hidden talents” !!!
You are very welcome to attend a committee meeting and see if this is for you.
WE ARE WAITING TO WELCOME YOU TO OUR FRIENDY AND DIVERSE HALLA BOARD !!!!!
A fantastic opportunity to help and make a difference for the community. All assistance is greatly appreciated.
For further details please contact Giuseppina Caligiuri, HALLA Vice Chair at email Hallaassociation@gmail.com or telephone: 01224 498 164 / 07511377364.