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Home-based volunteering, Suitable for groups, One-off volunteering, Board/trustee role
Urgently required - Female volunteers
• Volunteers who can support digital learning at beginners' level
Lead Scotland volunteers support disabled people and carers to learn. Most learners receive 1-1 support to learn and develop all kinds of skills. Learners may want to brush up on their reading, writing and number skills e.g. learning how to write a shopping list or work on the household budget. Other learners may want to learn to use a computer e.g. to send emails, do online shopping or access Facebook.
We take a person-centred approach, which means we listen to what the learner wants to learn, and we can offer tailored learning packages to support them to achieve their goals. The learning can be formal or informal - learners can be supported to achieve a qualification or just simply learn skills to make a difference to everyday life.
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We are looking for writing mentors to support young people in our workshops to get inspired by writing and to boost their confidence. You do not have to be a writer to become a mentor, just lots of enthusiasm for working, patience and passion. Super Power Agency volunteers come from every walk of life. Some want to give back to their local community, others want to gain experience working with children and some just want to help out!
We have an exciting opportunity to join our wonderful volunteer team. We are looking for a Writing Group Volunteer to host fortnightly groups in person at the Crisis Centre building in Leith.
The purpose of the group is to encourage people to express their feelings and emotions through writing. Your work may be, with consent, displayed within the Edinburgh Crisis Centre and any potential exhibitions in the local area
As one of our trained Speak out Stay safe volunteers, you’ll help us protect a generation of children from abuse and neglect by visiting schools twice a month to give our age-appropriate Speak out Stay safe workshops.
You’ll play a vital role, working alongside other volunteers to make sure children understand the different types of abuse and feel empowered to speak out if they’re worried.
Last year we spoke to nearly 1.8 million children in almost 8,000 schools, but we’re not done yet!
As a Speak Out Stay Safe volunteer you’ll get the opportunity to:
• learn valuable new skills
• be part of a friendly team of like-minded people
• most importantly, make a huge difference to children within your local area.
To volunteer please apply online at https://join-us.nspcc.org.uk/volunteers/vacancy/6609/description or contact Natasha Reilly, Schools Coordinator at email: natasha.reilly@NSPCC.org.uk or telephone 0141 465 3672 or 07710 144791.
The purpose of this role is to support people over 50 to improve and advance their digital skills knowledge through face to face coaching sessions. We are looking for volunteers with strong people skills to assist our learners with specific digital problems they have and help them to improve their digital skills during one-to-one sessions. We are particularly interested in hearing from people with experience using Apple, Android or Windows 10 or 11 systems.
Community hub refurbishment project.
We have an opportunity for someone to join our small team of community workshop people. We have the tools and materials we just need more sets of helpful hands.
We need a handy person to decorate, floor and fit a kitchen to prepare the Hub for it's opening.
We have a fully equipped workshop which we aim to run skills development classes and community DIY projects and are looking for team members.
Our Outdoor Education Assistant role is varied and includes helping our experienced staff to deliver play, school, weekend events and birthday parties. It's a great opportunity to develop new outdoor learning and Play Ranger skills, including designing and delivering activities for all ages.
Opportunities exist for this role to also support other desk based developments around our wider education and training offer to communities, namely:
- Supporting the ongoing management of our School support packages.
- Supporting the development of our online teacher training/support products.
- Supporting development of a new‘membership’ package for schools.
- Supporting development and roll out online learning packages related to school groups, uniformed organisations, and families.
EXCITING NEW OPPORTUNITY IN MIDLOTHIAN
Grandmentors is an award winning inter-generational mentoring programme, matching volunteer mentors who have a range of life skills and experiences with young people aged 16-24 who have had adverse childhood experiences. Grandmentors has now launched in Midlothian.
Our volunteer mentors help young people navigate the transition to independence by guiding them through life skills such as managing finances, accessing employment, education and training, and supporting their health and wellbeing.
This opportunity is for volunteers (normally aged 50+) who have life experience and skills to offer. However, if you are younger than 50 and feel you could offer valuable support, please do apply or contact us to discuss further.
It is important that you have good people skills, communication skills, patience, and can offer a regular commitment of a few hours per week (weekly or fortnightly). This role requires PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) scheme membership, which will be handled and processed by us.
We provide our volunteers with comprehensive training, on-going support, and volunteer expenses.
Children fall behind at school for a variety of reasons. We need caring adults who can tutor a child with reading, writing and number work. Being able to build a childs confidence as an able learner is vital when tutoring. Tutoring can have a huge impact on childrens lives. Tutors work with a child on a one to one basis to teach the basics of reading, writing and numeracy. Tutors enjoy seeing the young persons confidence as a learner develop and when progress is made feel a great deal of satisfaction. Free training is provided, so if you're interested in a career in teaching/ education or just want to support a local child why not give 1 or 2 hours of your time a week and get involved.
The Inclusive Homework Club was founded in 2018 to create an educational support hub for people with learning difficulties and from disadvantaged backgrounds in mind.
We provide a wide variety of educational support in Glasgow, including classes in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) for immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers.
Can you spare 2 hours per week to help immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers increase their skills in English and become better integrated into their communities in Glasgow?
You will be working as an assistant underneath a college lecturer, providing support and assistance as needed, especially for absolute beginners in English. This support may be provided one-on-one or may be in small groups within the classroom. In the event that the lecturer needs to step out of the room for a bit, or in the event of their absence for the day, volunteer tutors may need to lead a lesson or supervise practice.
TIME: We are looking for volunteers to assist in ESOL classes on Wednesdays from 10am-noon.
LOCATION: All volunteering will take place at Kinning Park Complex, 43 Cornwall St, G41 1BA
START DATE: Once you have indicated your interest, we will reach out to have a brief chat with you. After that we will be happy to arrange a date for a taster session. If that goes well, we will be happy for you to continue as a volunteer.
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