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Interested in inspiring young people in the STEM subjects? Join a national network of 32,000 STEM Ambassadors in the UK and 5,000 in Scotland!
STEM Ambassadors volunteer to inspire the next generation and help young people to develop the skills, confidence and mindset to build successful futures in STEM. You can volunteer as a STEM Ambassador to give career talks, run STEM clubs, provide advice on STEM subjects, run STEM workshops, help young people with STEM competitions - anything really which will ignite their imagination.
STEM Ambassadors can find their own opportunities to volunteer or can search the STEM Ambassador digital platform for both face to face and online requests placed by teachers and community groups. The platform will connect you with the teacher/community group making the request and you can message to arrange the activity. All of your volunteering can be recorded on the platform to build a detailed summary of what you have been involved with.
All STEM Ambassadors undergo a PVG Disclosure check and undertake online induction training before being authorised to work with young people. The programme is funded through the UK Government, with SSERC being the local Scottish delivery partner. SSERC will provide you with regular updates, training sessions and networking opportunities to keep your knowledge up to date and relevant for working in schools and community groups.
Suitable for groups, One-off volunteering
Tarbolton Community Council is a voluntary organisation made up of local residents, each with a genuine interest in the community. Their main role is to be representative through consultation with the local community, and make it known to the local authority and other public bodies the views of local people on all matters affecting them.
If you're interested to help out our community in Tarbolton doing various tasks depending on what's happening in our village. Some tasks may include:
- Participating in events
- Maintaining public areas
- and any other tasks that might be needed by the TCC
We welcome all volunteers, even if it is just for a couple of hours a week or a month. We would also welcome any suggestions and ideas which could benefit our community.
Agape Wellbeing Centre is looking for a caring and enthusiastic individual to lead a weekly Gentle Exercise Group. This will provide an opportunity for vulnerable adults in the local community to engage in low impact exercises and physical activities to support their health and wellbeing.
You will have the opportunity to lead the Gentle Exercise Group and plan low impact exercises and fun physical activities for each weekly session. You will help to create a welcoming and engaging environment for people attending the group and encourage their participation. You will also complete a sign-in record and debrief notes for each session.
We are currently looking for a coach to help our head coach run our weekly Tuesday training session for the first team at The Citadel Leisure Centre in Ayr between 7pm and 10pm. The role will be part time and is a volunteer position. Previous coaching experience would be helpful but not essential.
This role is ideal for graduates of sports degrees or those that are still currently studying and want to earn money on the side of their degree.
Powerchair football is an adaptation of football and no previous coaching experience is required; only an enthusiastic approach, commitment, and a willingness to learn. There will also be opportunities to gain coaching qualifications, through the Club’s affiliation with SPFA and the Scottish Para-Football, as part of the individual’s continued professional development.
The Club is committed to increasing opportunities available to participants with a disability and therefore would like to offer inspiring coaches the chance to learn how to coach Powerchair Football. You will be supported to develop your ‘personal’ coaching skills (communication, organisation, adaptability, and compassion) and your ‘how to’ coaching skills (instruction, demonstration, observation, analysis, feedback and questioning).
A full UK driving licence is desirable but not essential.
In return for your time, the club will assist with you gaining SFA coaching qualifications, First Aid training and put you through your PVG.
We are interested in speaking with people that have a background as/or worked in:
PE Teachers and Teachers with a love for Sport
Teaching assistants with a love for Sport
Primary Teachers with a love for Sport
Experience of working with disabled children/adults
Opportunities will include:
Observation and the chance to deliver Powerchair coaching sessions.
Coach observation and feedback.
Opportunity to gain coaching and refereeing qualifications
Coaching at SPFA match days.
Our aim is to support your understanding, knowledge and experience of coaching to support the long term sustainability of powerchair football in Ayrshire.
Requirements to be a Football Coach at Ayrshire Tigers:
You must be reliable, honest and trustworthy.
Have a full UK driving licence.
You must be a people person and enjoy interacting with others.
Motivate players and be motivated themselves
Prior coaching experience within football (all sports) desirable but not essential
Prior experience working with children and/or adults with disabilities desirable but not essential.
Be well organised and forward plan.
Have a willingness to develop personally and learn new skills.
Make things FUN.
Use time efficiently and effectively.
Develop an appropriate level of technical knowledge.
Observe and analyse players’ skills and make improvements.
Assisting/leading small group or whole team drills and games.
Laying out equipment ahead of the session.
Dynamic risk assessment of powerchairs and equipment before and after sessions.
Equip players as required e.g. attaching ‘Strikers’ to powerchairs.
Organise players with consideration to ability and individual needs.
Consult with the Head Coach about the aims of the sessions.
Plan, deliver, evaluate and progress the coaching sessions.
Brief all players on the aims of the session and the purpose of each activity.
Undertake organisational jobs e.g. register, equipment checks, delegate to parents and carers.
Ensure that you are well briefed about any special needs of the participant involved i.e. medical condition/disabilities etc.
Give constructive feedback to all players.
Abide by and promote sound ethics, club policy, code of conduct, child protection, health and safety, equal opportunities to all members.
Coach at league and cup matches. Offering touchline support and coaching to players.
Attend any meetings with fellow coaches, players, parents and children where appropriate.
Develop your own skills by attending SFA coach education courses and any training that is organised by the club.
To support/coach/deliver sports sessions to young people.
Across the UK, our 270 local groups play a vital part in supporting people affected by MS. They provide sense of belonging, unity and friendship. And they deliver services and support for their local MS community.
We are looking to recruit an Activities Volunteer for the Shetland Group. As our local group Activities Volunteer you’ll help us to set up activities in the area. Whether you’re serving refreshments, talking to people, registering attendees or collecting payments, you’ll be making sure everyone feel welcome.
In this role you’ll be able to develop your organisation, communication and team working skills. Most importantly you’ll be supporting your local group to run activities that bring friendship and fun to your local MS Community.
You’ll have an interest in the MS Society and the work that we do, as well as the enthusiasm to represent both us and our values locally. You will understand the needs of people affected by MS in your area and be sympathetic to the needs and motivations of volunteers. You’ll be able to apply disability, equality and inclusion practices and understand and apply our risk management system. Ideally you’ll understand the local area and organisations that provide local services.
You will be reliable and easy to contact and you need to live in or near the area the group to carry out this role.
We estimate this role will need up to two hours a week. Our roles are flexible and aim to fit around you. Time commitments for this role may vary depending on your activities. This is an ongoing role.
1. Read through the role description carefully
2. Please apply online
The MS Society is committed to promoting diversity. We can only offer roles to over 18s.
Being a Community Facilitator is all about delivering a variety of lifesaving first aid skills in community engagement workshops and projects, within local communities, and primary and secondary schools. A lot of these projects involve talking about and demonstrating the basics of first aid to community groups that can include children, young people, and vulnerable adults.
An example of events you could be delivering a first aid talk and demo to, are primary and secondary schools, small university groups, local community groups, charities, summer fairs, shopping centres. Some of the skills you could be teaching include how to provide CPR and apply a defib, different bandages and how to use them, and basic information on various health conditions. Not only that but all the training needed, is provided by us at no cost to you!
A fantastic opportunity to help. All volunteers make a real difference and are greatly appreciated.
We are looking for Winter Warriors to help grit our local pavements and keep Stockethill, Cornhill, and the surrounding areas safe for residents of all ages and physical abilities.
As a Winter Warrior, you will be a part of a team of local residents. Warriors work in pairs to grit pavements and keep the pavements safe to use. The team receives advance warning of bad weather and our Coordinator is responsible for managing the Warriors to ensure best use of resources.
You will receive training and all equipment is provided.
A fantastic opportunity to help make a real difference for people and the community during winter. All volunteer help is greatly appreciated.
For more information please contact Bea Dawkins, Chairperson at email: email@example.com
Are you interested in social media?
Can you create interesting and topical posts in a range of formats like video, photos and text?
ACE/Adventure Carrick are looking for a talented, motivated and enthusiastic digital-savvy person to volunteer to create new content for our Facebook and Instagram profiles.
We want our audience to know who we are and what we can provide, and we need help to do it!
If you don’t know, ACE/Adventure Carrick is an outdoor activities provider for locals and visitors.
We do things like archery, axe-throwing, forest walks, coasteering, paddle boarding, kayaking and much more.
Our social media platforms are one of the best ways to let people see all these exciting opportunities and learn how to book them. We're ideally looking for someone who lives locally as you will be required to spend some time at the centre.
What we need
We’re looking for someone who can provide about 5 hours per week (this is flexible) to work with our team on the following:
• Create a social media plan to release new content on Facebook and Instagram on a frequent basis;
• Create and curate social media posts for each platform;
• Capture the occasional live event (subject to the correct permissions being in place);
• Come up with new, innovative and creative approaches to showcasing our work to those both living in South Carrick and to the wider world;
• Work closely with the CEO and wider ACE team.
What will you get?
• Access to a range of land and water-based equipment to further your own active adventure;
• Chance to develop skills and experience for career-based paths
• You can use these hours towards volunteer programmes such as the Saltire Awards or Duke of Edinburgh if you’re a young person, or work-based skills programmes if you are 16+
To apply, please send your C.V. and a short statement about your suitability for the post including skills and experience to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are looking for friendly, non judgemental and sociable individuals to help organise and run activities for the people that we support in our services. Ideally you are enthusiastic, patient, have a sense of humour, good communication skills and experience of life. We are looking for people who can teach or pass on skills and tailor activities to small groups or individual interests. We are always looking for suggestions and activities that are fun and will add enjoyment to a supported person’s life.
• Help organise and run fun and engaging activities for the people that we support in our services
• Supporting group sessions
• Participate in group activities and help the people we work with to identify personal interests, strengths, skills, and their own potential.
• Leading on activities
• Contribute ideas and attend planning meetings
• Demonstrating life skills to people receiving ongoing support or whose support could be heading towards a close e.g., encouraging them to cook a meal or bake, leading by example.
• Accompany small group outings where appropriate.
• Encouraging our supported people’s sense of belonging and connection
• Building our supported people’s confidence and self esteem