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Volunteers urgently required for the Point Show on Saturday 8th July. 1 hour slots in a variety of jobs. Get in touch if you can help.
Participation Support Volunteer:
Purpose and Aims of the role
Would you like to help Care Experienced children and young people engage in activities to build
their skills and confidence and engage in their local community? Who Cares Scotland is running a new group in Kilmarnock called Bright Stars and has a fantastic opportunity for the right person.
The Participation Support Volunteer role will assist in providing and supporting activities for young people.
This role will involve interacting with young people school age through supporting and leading
on a variety of activities e.g. Arts, crafts, performing arts, sports and general youth work at our
fortnightly sessions as well as at our National events that happen throughout the year.
You do not need to be Care Experienced for this role, but we are as always interested to hear from
applicants with Care Experience. This role includes working with children with assisted needs and will require a full PVG background check.
What will I be doing?
• Supporting staff to undertake activities
• Supporting youth group sessions
• Leading on activities
• Contribute ideas and attend planning meetings
• Supporting young people’s sense of belonging and connection
• Helping children and young people to have fun
• Building children and young people’s confidence and self esteem
• Being a positive role model
• Working with young people who have additional support needs
What skills can I bring to this role?
• Experience of working with children (Not essential but preferred)
• Understanding of supporting young people with additional support needs
• A knowledge of issues affecting Care Experienced children and young people
• Ability to work well with children and young people
• Good communication and listening skills
• Ability to encourage and motivate children and young people to participate in activities
• A knowledge of arts and experience with performance (not essential)
• A knowledge and interest in sports based activates (not essential)
ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY
What qualities do I need?
• To have a non-judgemental approach to people, have empathy
• Be enthusiastic, flexible, and committed
• Reliable and approachable
• Friendly, helpful, and understanding
• Reliability and a commitment to treat all information in a confidential manner
• To have a good value base, be open minded and level-headed
• Adaptable to change
When will I be needed?
• Fortnightly group meeting Wednesday's early evenings
• Additional planning meetings
What will I gain from the role?
• A sense of satisfaction in helping children and young people build their confidence
and self-esteem to achieve their full potential
• Practical experience of working with children and young people
• Building relationships withing the local community
• Have fun!
What support will I be given?
• Induction and child protection training
• Role specific training
• Expenses – all out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed
• Supervision and support from your manager / officer
For all roles involving regulated work with children and young people, applicants will be required
to submit a PVG Scheme Record or a PVG Scheme Record Update application. This
opportunity is subject to the completion of satisfactory references and successful registration on
the PVG Scheme.
The Bright Stars have been running since October 2022 and with this role you will help us to
develop the group further
There is no closing date.
To discuss this role please contact us at:
Suitable for groups, One-off volunteering
Want to help our oceans but don’t know where to start?
Ghost Fishing UK is appealing for help in Shetland between the 6th and 11th of August 2023.
If you are on Shetland during these dates and would like to help turn lost fishing gear into a recycled product, read on…
We are looking for volunteers to roll their sleeves up and come and help us in the evenings at Lerwick harbour quayside.
Any lost fishing gear we find needs to be sorted, pressure washed and bagged, ready for transport to the mainland for recycling.
Any creel pots we find will be cleaned and sorted, awaiting collection from fishermen who want them.
We expect the vessel MV Valhalla to return to the harbour at approximately 5 pm each day, where we will need some assistance unloading, cleaning, and sorting any gear found.
Updates on our progress will be daily via our social media channels.
You’ll need your wellies, old or waterproof clothes and gloves if you have some (we can provide if you need them). We will provide all cutting and pressure-washing equipment.
Don’t forget to join us on Thursday evening, 10th August, (adults only) for an evening social and progress update and a Q&A session with the team.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Litter isn’t nice. It spoils the places we live, work and visit. It devalues our beautiful country.
Clean Up Scotland is our campaign to tackle litter. Whether you are an individual, member of a community, school or a business, we can all work together to improve our environment.
Through Clean Up Scotland, we raise awareness of our litter problem, take action and inspire others to do the same.
We can help you to organise a litter pick, find a litter pick happening near you or nominate someone for our Clean Up Scotland Hero award. If you are a business, we can organise volunteering activities and CSR days, or you can support our campaign financially, knowing that your money will make a real difference to our environment.
Together we can make a difference.
Suitable for groups, One-off volunteering, Board/trustee role
We Need Volunteers!
Can You Assist Us With:
Cleaning Play Equipment, Litter Picking, Gardening, Painting, Light Construction, Photography At The Park, Educating The Public About The Environment Including Speaking In Schools, Assisting At Our Clean Up Meeting Point Lock Up Or Even Helping Us Online With Our Website & Our Facebook Page.
Interested In Volunteering?
What's The Benefits Of Volunteering With Us?
A Safe & Inclusive Environment, First Aider Onsite, Full PPE Supplied, Free Bottled Water & Sweet Treat, Ability For Youth To Complete A Volunteering Award Such As The Duke of Edinburgh's Award & Saltire Awards, Ability To Gain Confidence, Work As Part Of A Team & Explore Opportunity's To Learn New Skills. PVG Scheme Membership Free Of Charge.
Speyside Children’s Arts Festival is a one-day event filled with fantastic, creative activities for the whole family to take part in. There will be art, crafts, drumming, dance, singing and storytelling; young and old can even have a go at circus skills or try out flying on a trapeze!
The festival is organised by a group of local mums who felt that it would be great to bring this kind of event to Speyside so that all the families here wouldn’t have to travel so far to take part in things. It’s completely free and the day will be held in the grounds of Aberlour House, AB38 9LD
We are looking for volunteers to make this ambitious day happen - can you come and help us?
Duties range from site set up, putting up tents and gazebos, decorating the site, checking attendees in, registering people for bookable sessions, directing people to activities, assisting with creative activities, car park stewarding, directing traffic, litter picking, packing down at the end of the day, taking down tents and gazebos, packing away and site clean up.
Volunteering with the Forres, Nairn & District RDA is one of the most rewarding things you can do, not only for the children who will benefit enormously from your contribution, but also you personally will gain so much.
We need volunteers who can help in any number of ways, not just helping on the rides, or being directly involved with the ponies.
From crazy fundraisers to baking cakes, event organising to poo picking, as well as walking with riders, volunteering with us is so rewarding for all involved. No experience of horses necessary as there are so many things that volunteers can do where they don’t need to be in charge of a horse/pony and all training can be provided. Volunteer opportunities will be allocated depending on preferences of the volunteer. The Forres & Nairn group RDA is currently held at Muiryhall near Elgin. Sessions are 9.30- 1pm and are only in term time. The children come by minibus from many of the local primary and secondary schools. They are the ONLY RDA group to not charge anything to the riders and they receive no central funding so everything has to be fundraised. To operate safely they need many volunteers as they often need 3 volunteers/pony depending on the disability.
Early Intervention is a neurodivergent safe space for neuro divergent children and their families. A non-judgmental environment where you can be your true authentic self.
Managed by volunteers we offer specialist support - Speech and Language therapy, Music Therapy, Pet therapy, and opportunities for children up to 9 years old to socialise with their neurokin whilst empowering them to embrace their identity, we also offer opportunities for semi structured play, arts and crafts and sensory messy play.
Looking for friendly volunteers to help us support families at sessions, no experience necessary but would especially love to hear from those with lived experience - neurodivergent adults and or people with a close connection to neurodiversity or ASN for example an autistic family member.
Although no experience is necessary, we would love to hear from any practicing/retired or student Speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, play therapists, teachers, or those with experience in social care and early years childcare.
Early Intervention is a volunteer-led organisation which has been providing services to neurodivergent children and their families since February 2022. This is an exciting time to get involved with us as we are seeking to develop the services we offer and to look at making the transition to becoming a Scottish Charity.
A fantastic opportunity to help and make a real difference. All volunteer assistance is greatly appreciated. For more details please contact Linda Lumsden, Early Intervention Founder/Volunteer at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 07867 524150.
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 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: email@example.com for further details on volunteering with this exciting project.
Inchgarth Community Centre provide a fantastic programme of activities for the community with the tremendous help of volunteers. Inchgarth has over 170 sessions of activity per week-serving every age group and section of the community. As a big and vibrant community centre, we offer a large range of activities for all ages and welcome a range of charities at the community centre.
We have a great opportunity for people to help as Thursday Phoenix Club Befrienders (1-3pm). The Phoenix Club is a wonderful social club for adults with learning or physical disabilities, where people have fun and socialise together. Every Thursday from 1pm-3pm, the club meets at Inchgarth Community Centre to play pool, video games or board games, to sing karaoke or paint.
We are seeking new volunteers for the club and for befrienders. Your role would be to take part in activities, play pool and board games with our members, take people to the cafe and have a hot drink. No experience necessary we just need you to be friendly and enthusiastic. We want our Phoenix Club members to feel special during this fantastic club and you could be that difference in people’s lives.
It is also a good opportunity to improve your communication skills, to gain experience working with people with learning and physical disabilities and to help the community grow. You will also be joining team Inchgarth that was awarded the highest award in the country by Her Majesty the Queen via the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, a collective MBE for all team members who volunteer. Be part of this fantastic centre and the wonderful Phoenix club.
All volunteers are greatly appreciated and provided with excellent support. Please contact us to find out more, join our amazing team of volunteers and make a real difference in the community: please email: firstname.lastname@example.org / Tel: 01224 325191 / Website: https://www.inchgarth.co.uk/volunteer.html