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This is your opportunity to become involved in the early stages of an innovative new sporting and musical event in Galashiels, which will take place annually.
Showcasing rugby at every level from primary school age through to under-14s, under-16s, under18s, senior and ladies sections, the ‘Maroon’d at Gala’ event will bring together players from across Central and Southern Scotland.
Taking place alongside football and running events and culminating in the final of the famous Gala 7s, it will be an inclusive celebration of sport.
In addition to the sporting events there will be live music throughout the day in the Centenary and Hospitality Lounges and outside.
There will also be street food with a selection of cuisines to suit most tastes.
General stewarding duties at entrances, car parks and around the site.
Entrances will require the provision and fixing of wrist bands to demonstrate age and the collection of donations
Car park stewarding will require the positioning and control of all vehicles entering and leaving the designated parking areas
General stewarding around the site will involve maintaining social distancing rules, troubleshooting, highlighting any problems and communicating same
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Frame running (formerly race running) originated in Denmark in the 1990s. It is an athletics event in which individuals with impaired mobility can walk or run using a special running frame called an ace runner. The running frame is a 3-wheeled frame with handlebars, a chest support and a saddle, but no pedals. Both children and adults take part in frame running, and train for track events from 60m sprints to 1500m events.
AAAC are looking for volunteers to help with frame running sessions on Mondays, 4.30-5.30pm at Aberdeen Sports Village. Volunteers will provide 1-to-1 support and encouragement to athletes and help deliver the training programme developed by the lead coach. No prior knowledge or experience is necessary; the club will provide training and mentoring. Knowledge of basic bike maintenance would be helpful.
A fantastic opportunity to help and all assistance makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated.
For more details please contact Ruth at email: email@example.com
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Volunteers to help with swimming classes held on behalf of Wick Amateur Swimming Club and also during tournaments. Early evenings, Tuesdays during term time. Mainly Children's tournaments
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Being a Scout Leader is so rewarding. Pick up practical and leadership skills but the real joy likes in helping young people to grow and develop and make new friends (and memories).
Impact of COVID - a shortage of leaders has left children stuck on a waiting list. We have opportunities for Scout Leaders across the region.
Have fun! Our adult volunteers get just as much out of Scouting as our young people do. As well as helping young people to the adventure of Scouting, you’ll also have fun, make friends, develop new skills and have unforgettable experiences. Also....
Delivery of a Balanced Programme:
• Delivery of a safe, exciting and stimulating Balanced Programme for the Section taking into account the needs, interests and abilities of the young people.
• Ensure the safe delivery of the programme in accordance with the Policy, Organisation and Rules of The Scout Association.
• Ensure that every young person in the Section has the opportunity to attend at least one nights away experience each year.
• Actively support and promote the achievement of badges and awards in particular the Chief Scouts’ Award.
• Actively work with other adults in the Group to support and promote Group or multi-section activities and events.
• Ensure regular opportunities are provided for young people to express their views on the programme and running on the Section, and that those views are taken into account (for example using Log Chews, Pack, Troop, Sixer or Patrol Leader forums, or any other method).
• Actively co-operate with other section leaders to promote the Moving On from Section to Section.
Operation of the Section:
• Work with the Group Scout Leader, the Group Executive Committee and others to support recruiting and inducting appropriate Assistant Leaders and Section Assistants.
• Agree responsibilities with Assistant Section Leaders, Section Assistants and parent helpers taking into account the development of the individual’s leadership potential.
• Ensure accurate records are kept of the young people in the Section in accordance with the Data Protection Act and pass these records to the Section Leader when the young person reaches the age to move up to the next Section.
• Regularly review the operation of the Section.
• Make and maintain good relationships with parents/carers of the young people. This may include running a parent rota and/or inviting parents to support camps or other residential experiences.
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• For COVID-19 specifically: collecting names and phone numbers to aid with NHS Test and Protect at matches.
• Keep a register of those attending training sessions, along with details of any particular needs they have and emergency contact numbers.
• Ensure coaches are well briefed about any special needs of the participants involved (medical conditions/ disabilities etc)
• Assist the coaches to prepare the pitch for matches or training sessions and to clear the pitch at the end of the session, ensuring that the playing area is safe to use.
• Carry out health and safety checks and record findings on the checklist at start and end of the session, e.g. First aid box, supervision ratios, accident reporting, equipment condition.
• Support the integration of new players according to their needs;
• Engage with the families and encouraging them to feel part of the club, issue letters and forms.
• Follow all policies and procedures including the Code of Conduct and support the players to understand the policies and procedures as they apply to them;
Optional additional tasks: Where a club helper wishes to take on optional duties, training will be provided.
• Help alongside volunteers at senior games during halftime to provide teas and coffees.
• Encourage the participation of the players by taking part in all activities and showing players how to participate.
• Under the direction of the coach, work with a small group of participants to help them achieve the aims of the training session, whether it be practising skills or playing a game.
• Take on the role of the club’s 1st Aider.
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Walk It is looking for Volunteer Walk Leaders. We are specifically looking in Coldstream, Peebles, West Linton and Chirnside but have Borders wide opportunities.
We offer free training to our Walk Leader Volunteers:
• Walk Leader
• Strength and Balance
• First Aid
• Map Reading and Navigation
• Route Planning
• Dementia Friendly
• Disability Awareness
• Body Boosting Bingo
Once a volunteer is trained as a Walk Leader with us, they become a Paths for All certified Walk Leader and are able to lead walking groups – deliver 1-1 walking and develop and lead groups, all with the support and help of the coordinator.
Commitment is quite flexible depending on your availability as a Volunteer and we are happy to work with you on that.
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Through the support of the Big Lottery Fund's Community Spaces Programme, Hillhead Housing Association reclaimed 2 disused plots of ground and developed them into community growing and recreational spaces within the neighbourhood of Hillhead, Kirkintilloch. The Project provides 11 raised beds, a large polytunnel and an orchard as well as seating areas and a range of high nectar trees and climbing plants to attract native life and improve biodiversity. The project is intended to benefit the whole community by improving the environment of Hillhead and by promoting increased community involvement and providing activities which will reduce isolation. They are looking for volunteers to grow their own fruit and vegetables and help maintain the garden.
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Roots needs volunteers who would like to to help with the running of their Summer holiday activities for local children and families, these take place on the following dates between 11am – 2pm but any help offered on any/all of the dates would be much appreciated:
July 5th, 7th, 9th, 12th 14th, 16th, 19th, 21st, 23rd, 26th, 28th, 30th;
August 2nd, 4th, 6th, 9th, 11th, 13th.
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Great Place Falkirk wants YOU to join our team of volunteers for The Big Dig, a 3 week archaeology festival taking place across the Falkirk area in September. Get your hands dirty in the thick of the action at our community dig sites, learn archaeological techniques, and uncover buried treasures, and contribute to a fantastic day out for all the family!
During the Big Dig, participants from the general public will take part in archaeological digs either in their gardens or at designated community dig sites, and record what they find for interpretation by archaeologists, who will attend every weekend in different locations at community archaeology hubs organised in partnership with Archaeology Scotland.
Big Dig Volunteers will help facilitate sites and event hubs throughout the festival under guidance from the Project Coordinator, and will also participate in one - two 6-8 week Hidden Heritage projects, looking at past archaeological excavations in the area, generating content (written articles, image galleries, oral histories, etc) to be incorporated into the Our Stories archive and community outreach website.
There's so much to be got out of this opportunity, including the chance to:
• Work closely as part of a team of experienced heritage professionals to gain hands-on experience in delivering community engagement and archaeological programmes
• Gain an understanding of working in partnership with organisations across a range of sectors
• Receive extensive training from experienced heritage professionals
• Contribute to the success of a National Lottery Heritage Fund scheme
• Make connections and network with a range of heritage and community groups in the Falkirk area, including national organisations and nationally renowned historians and archaeologists.
So take up your trowels, dust off your brushes, meet the experts, see the treasures, and try your hand at being a real archaeologist - you'll be amazed at what you uncover!
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Support our exciting community Compass Project and help to transform the naturally-beautiful and historic 4.1 acre former Waldorf School site into a centre demonstrating practical solutions for healthy, sustainable lifestyles.
The project has something for everyone including opportunities to find out and participate in:
• sustainable building practices with conservation of the listed main building & sensitive repurposing of the others – dry-stone wall restoration, stripping back damaged plasterboard ready for refurbishment, sorting building materials and items for re-purposing and upcycling.
• an integrated, creative health & education approach, supported by the natural & built environment – we offer opportunities for volunteers from secondary schools to participate in appropriate outdoor projects onsite.
• sustainable social enterprise projects serving the local community and involving those with learning disabilities – experience circular economy in practice as we start to outlet local organic produce and plants onsite on a donation basis.
• organic/biodynamic land use with nutritious food production, no-dig demonstration allotments, composting, beehives, wild flower meadow and woodland – keen gardeners are always welcome to come and help create a no-dig system from scratch so you never have to weed again! Experienced chain-saw operators can help manage our woodland.
• repair, reuse & recycle practices minimising waste and encouraging sustainability – furniture and other items for upcycling.
-Compass needs you!
We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who are willing to lend a hand with whatever needs doing. We hold regular Saturday volunteer days where you can enjoy meeting like-minded people working together to make a visible difference to our site after each session. Volunteers tell us it is very satisfying to see how much of a difference their work can make.
Volunteers with specialised skills such as joiners, plumbers and DIY-enthusiasts will be especially welcome as we enter the next phase of our project to strip out the existing buildings ready for refurbishment.
‘Being out in the fresh air with others, seeing changes happening and feeling like I was part of a bigger process. I have also enjoyed meeting others who are enthused about the project. Sense of community, healthy activities. Very friendly co-ordinator and other helpers so feeling of welcome is lovely. I also value the fact that I only manage a couple of hours but this is still appreciated and I don't feel guilty when I feel like my body needs to stop! Beautiful grounds to work in’. – Compass volunteer
‘Such a great sense of satisfaction and wellbeing experienced at the end of 2 hours of hard physical work. This has sparked off an interest in gardening and growing plants at home. And also enjoyed being part of a community and meeting new people each time I come along who are equally enthusiastic about this project’. – Compass volunteer
Everyone is welcome at Compass and we look forward to working with you onsite! You can find out more on our website: www.camphillwellbeing.org.uk/compass or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for further details on volunteering with this exciting project.
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