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U-Turn is a Peer Education service for young people (12 – 18 years old) across South Lanarkshire. The service is provided by Glasgow Council on Alcohol (GCA) on behalf of South Lanarkshire Alcohol and Drugs Partnership.
Peer Educators will be supported to deliver inputs across South Lanarkshire to other young people to incorporate a harm reduction approach as well as addressing stigma/language around drug and alcohol use.
Peer Educators are will work alongside the Peer Education Workers & Peer Education Team Leader.
As a Peer Educator, you will:
• Attend training related to Peer Education role
• Work as part of a team to achieve a common goal
• Support delivery of Harm Reduction
• Work towards a qualification
• Attend Personal Development Planning Responsibilities
• Participating in weekly workshops
Last updated 20 hours ago
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.
Last updated 4 days ago
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: email@example.com / Tel: 01224 325191 / Website: https://www.inchgarth.co.uk/volunteer.html
Last updated 4 days ago
*Active Schools Aberdeen on the lookout for new volunteers to boost local children’s involvement in sport*
Sport Aberdeen’s Active Schools team is seeking new volunteers who are eager to play an important role in improving the health and wellbeing of Aberdeen’s young people.
The invitation to volunteer extends to anyone over the age of 13 with an interest in sport and a desire to give back to the local community, who is inspired to help young people. Secondary school pupils who opt to volunteer will be accompanied by an adult when helping to deliver sessions.
A sportscotland national initiative that aims to provide all children with high quality opportunities to take part in sport and physical activity, Active Schools is delivered in Aberdeen by award-winning charity Sport Aberdeen.
The team engages with all local authority primary and secondary schools across the city, with a responsibility to encourage young people to participate in free physical activity sessions and join extracurricular sports clubs.
Prior to Covid-19, a notable 89% of Active Schools activities were carried out by volunteers including parents, teachers, students, secondary school pupils and family members. The 2018 to 2019 school academic year saw 891 volunteer deliverers, with some 9588 pupils attending sessions.
Eilidh Shanks, former Active Schools volunteer during secondary school, said:
“I really enjoyed volunteering for Active Schools. I was involved in helping at netball clubs, holiday activity camps and fun runs. I loved that I got to work with kids of all ages, encouraging them to take part in sport. It was rewarding to see the kids enjoying themselves and improving each week.”
Volunteering can also help to shape a career in sport. Rory Anton, former Active Schools volunteer, commented:
“During my time volunteer coaching for Active Schools, it really helped me see the power of sport for young people and allowed me as a young coach to develop my leadership capabilities. There are definitely aspects of my job as a Club Development Officer at RGU SPORT supporting the development of our Student Leaders that I couldn’t do without the experience of leading so many sessions for Active Schools.”
This is a key opportunity to join a supportive team and individuals will receive full training to ensure safe delivery of all sessions.
Those who have the desire to make a difference, acquire new skills and positively impact the lives of local children through sport and physical activity are urged to get involved.
To find out further information about becoming an Active Schools volunteer, please visit sportaberdeen.co.uk/active-schools/volunteer-with-active-schools/ or contact the team directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated 4 days ago
Urban Uprising was launched in the UK in 2017 with the aim to improve the physical, social and emotional wellbeing of young people struggling to elevate themselves. Since then our programmes in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Bristol have reached hundreds of young people and seen their confidence, self-reliance and resilience grow alongside their climbing skills.
Due to growing success, the team is now starting a new project in Aberdeen and recruiting Session Volunteers. This is a crucial role in the successful delivery of our unique climbing programme, with individuals being responsible for helping to run climbing sessions alongside qualified instructors, creating a consistent experience for groups and participants, and providing participants with a positive role model.
It is a hugely rewarding role. Through a structured programme, you will help young people learn how to climb safely and responsibly, but also gain improved self-esteem, develop life and employment skills, find adventure and a sense of community.
If you wish to be considered for the role, please complete the form accessed through the following link: bit.ly/UUvolunteer
For more information or further details please contact Ben Campbell, Project Coordinator at email: email@example.com / tel.: 07754622448 / web: https://www.urbanuprising.org/support-us
Last updated 4 days ago
1st Lenzie Company, The Boys’ Brigade is looking for one or more volunteers to help with our youth work in the Anchors Boys section on term time Friday evenings between around 6:10pm and 7:30pm. If you would like to help but unable to commit to every week we would still like to hear from you.
We are looking for volunteers to help Primary 1 to 3 boys with activities, games, sport, arts and crafts. Whatever you can help with is greatly valued.
Helping out in a BB group with can make all the difference to young lives – meaning happier young people, happier communities and a society that values the contribution that we can all make; young, old or in-between.
The Boy’s Brigade has faith in young people and provides them with opportunities to learn, grow and discover in a safe, fun and caring environment which is rooted in the Christian faith.
Last updated 8 days ago
If you're interested in supporting your local animal sanctuary, come along and find out what it takes to be a volunteer. Volunteering is a rewarding experience, allowing you to:
- Gain a sense of achievement: Helping an animal in need can give you a sense of pride and achievement.
- Enhance your skills: Doing varied tasks with a variety of volunteers can help you to enhance a number of skills including confidence, communication and team work.
- Strengthen your CV: Volunteering can be an invaluable addition to your CV. Employers can see you have gone the extra mile to help learn new skills.
- Increase your network: You will meet and interact with a number of like-minded individuals, so you’re hopefully going to make some new friends along the way!
Regardless of however much time you can spare your efforts will make a difference. Our volunteers are very much appreciated! If you want to help out with animal care at the shelter it is always ideal if you can make it on a regular basis, this helps to build up your knowledge of the sanctuary and the care that you give. Guinea pig cuddling can be on a much more ad hoc basis; we just ask that you let us know when you are coming.
Some volunteers are very happy to handle guinea pigs, others would rather work at the sanctuary but away from the piggies - we're flexible and very understanding. Some tasks that you might consider are:
- Feeding and cuddling guinea pigs
- Filling water water and tidying
- Tidying and sorting stores and donations
- Food preparation for guinea pigs
- Washing dishes and clearing
- Welcoming and greeting customers
We also support young people with their Saltire and Duke of Edinburgh awards volunteering experiences.
Last updated 9 days ago
Housekeeping volunteers are an essential part of the Rachel House Housekeeping Team. CHAS are looking for friendly, enthusiastic people who take a pride in maintaining a homely environment to join the team. The aim of this role is to work within a team to keep the hospice clean, tidy and welcoming. The Hospice should be a home from home for children and families who come to the hospice for rest and relaxation.
WHAT ACTIVITIES WILL I BE INVOLVED IN?
Supporting the Housekeeping Team with general housekeeping duties such as:
- Light housework
- General cleaning of bathrooms
- Changing beds
- Cleaning of rooms
- Clearing away after meal times when necessary
- Assisting in the cleaning of low level windows
- Tidying the art room, computer rooms and play areas
- Toy cleaners work specifically within the Activities Team keeping toys clean and hygienic
WHAT SKILLS AND ABILITIES WILL I NEED TO HAVE?
- An enjoyment of housework
- A willingness and ability for a more energetic role
- An outgoing and friendly personality
- Patience, empathy, tact and understanding
- An ability to represent CHAS enthusiastically and appropriately
- An ability to relate to people of all ages
- Good communication skills
- Adhere to rules around GDPR and a strong understanding of confidentiality
- Shared values with the organisation: respect, care, honesty, accountability
HOW MUCH TIME SHOULD I OFFER?
You can volunteer on any day of the week in the morning or afternoon for one half day or one full day. This can be discussed and agreed with your Volunteer Manager and the Hospice Volunteering Development Manager.
WHERE IS THIS OPPORTUNITY BASED?
Rachel House Hospice in Kinross
WHAT'S THE NEXT STEP?
If you would like additional information about the role:
- Please visit: https://www.chas.org.uk/volunteers/rachel-house-housekeeping-volunteer
- Call 01577 866065
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you’re interested in the role you can apply online: https://www.chas.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer/volunteer-application-form
Last updated 14 days ago
Youth volunteer with CHSS physical activity project
Last updated 16 days ago
Join the Oxfam community
As a Sales Assistant Volunteer you will be at the till, serving customers as the friendly face of your shop. You will help people facing poverty around the world by giving great customer service and making donors, customers, and supporters feel welcome in our shop. We’ll give you ongoing training and support so that you can feel right at home as part of the Oxfam Community!
About this role
We will give you all the training and support you need so you will develop your skills as part of our team. You don’t need to have any experience – we’ve got you covered. You can also get some lunch and travel costs too. Whatever you need, we’re here to help.
As a Sales Assistant Volunteer you’ll develop skills that boost your confidence:
Improving your communication skills in this customer-facing role
Serving customers on the till, handling cash and card payments
Creating a friendly shop environment to make everyone feel welcome
Volunteering that works for you
Volunteering can be very flexible to suit you. So even if your availability or skills don’t match this role, get in touch and we will find something right for you. By volunteering for a few hours a week, you will meet new people and have some fun for a good cause.
If you can’t apply online, please visit the shop for a paper form or contact us on email@example.com
Everyone has something to offer
At Oxfam we know that everybody can make a real difference. People come to us for all sorts of reasons, from all backgrounds, and we will do what we can to find a role which works for you. You can find out more about volunteering with Oxfam here.
What happens next?
After you apply the manager will ask you to come in for an initial chat. This is not an interview, just a chance to get an idea of what you'd like to do in the shop. From there you can meet the rest of the volunteer team and get involved with whatever area of the shop takes your interest!
Last updated 17 days ago