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Whizz-Kidz aim to transform the lives of young wheelchair users aged between 2 and 25. We do this by providing life changing mobility equipment, exciting youth groups and wheelchair skills training. There are sometimes extra opportunities, such as volunteering at a residential camp. Volunteers can support us to reach this aim by: Supporting young people to get involved in activities, leading activities or ice breakers, acting as a positive role model for young wheelchair users.
Bud is Poppyscotland’s brand new vehicle for exploration and learning, a truck that transforms into a mobile community space, comprising a mini poppy factory, micro-museum and with interactive learning opportunities.
Bud is an interactive experience that encourages visitors to create their personal remembrance journey through exploring the exhibits. It is helping us keep remembrance relevant all year round.
>About the opportunity:
As a Bud Veteran Volunteer, you will support the delivery of the Bud project when Bud is in your area. This could see you supporting in one of the key tasks below:
-Carrying out talks to groups (schools, girl guides, brownies, cubs, cadets etc.) members of the public and community organisations who are visiting Bud, or who you are visiting
-Actively engage with small groups of visitors, answering questions about Bud and remembrance
-Taking part in group discussions about the challenges – both positive and negative - faced by the Armed Forces community
-To be flexible in the performance of the post and undertake duties requested by the Bud Team
-Encourage people to complete the on-board evaluation at end of visit
-Inform people of volunteering opportunities available through Bud project
-Support the staff team in set up and take down at visits and events. Support staff in the delivery of activities with schools, groups and public visitors
>Benefits for you:
-Carrying out a range of interesting and rewarding duties
-Having access to appropriate training for the role
-You will have the opportunity to meet a wide range of new people
-Building on your existing skills and developing new ones
-Being part of a friendly, committed team
-Attending local events
A fantastic opportunity to help PoppyScotland and be part of the exciting Bud Project. All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated. For more details please contact Sandra Comrie, Bud Volunteer Support Coordinator at E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel. 07808261076.
The ACF is one of the country’s largest voluntary youth organisations. If you can give up one or two evenings a week and want to do something different with your free time, this could be exactly what you are looking for. You do not need a military background and we will provide all the training you require.
For most people taking part in volunteering projects is about 'giving something back', socialising and making new friends, or getting to know the local community. Others enjoy finding a worthwhile hobby that gives them quality time away from work or a busy lifestyle, or knowing they are making a difference to the lives of young people.
But as any one of our thousands of adults will tell you, it is watching the cadets grow and develop, and knowing that you have helped them along the way, which is the most rewarding part of being in the ACF.
Connect Alloa gained Charity status in February 2019 after Dave Crozier with support from St. Mungo’s Parish Church and his management team decided that the Community Audit of Alloa conducted in 2016-17 had unfortunately not progressed past the research phase and there was an identified need by the community of more provision being needed for youth, young adults and to support reducing social isolation.
Connect Alloa will run four weekly evening youth groups. These would include two for Primary sevens – third years of high school and the other to be for fourth years to 18 years of age. This has been designed this way to allow for appropriate interactions and transitions for all attendees.
At Connect Alloa we believe it is essential to enable young people to take ownership and responsibility for the youth projects as much as possible as we look to the future.
We hope to collaborate with young people and our wider community to raise awareness of what we do and to create new youth opportunities where possible.
Connect Alloa are looking to recruit a highly motivated and hard working individual as a
Youth Work Assistant to help support and develop the effective running of our new youth clubs.
It is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious person passionate about using their skills to provide effective support for the smooth running of the youth work, to ensure the charity can achieve its aims and allowing young people to help provide the evidence of what they want to drive the project forwards.
We would be looking for someone who would be willing to:
• Provide youth work support for a youth work sessions on a weekly basis (two evening sessions/4clubs per week)
• Facilitate a variety of planned activities for young people
between the age 11- 18 years old with a focus on helping young people to
create positive futures for themselves and their communities.
• Motivate young people to get involved in deciding and shaping a programme
of activities, enabling them to realise their potential and take positive action in
• Proactively engage with young people building positive relationships with
them and their families.
• Help motivate young people to engage with the activities provided
• Ensure the equipment in the club is in working order keeping it clean
and tidy before and after use.
• Assist the lead worker in collating monitoring and evaluation information
• Attend youth work training, safeguarding training and supervision sessions.
There are many qualities we are looking for including:
• Time to offer the youth group and its members.
• Patience and common sense.
• A positive view of young people.
• An understanding of young people.
• A sense of humour.
• Willingness to learn.
• Willingness to engage with the community and try new things.
We are looking for enthusiastic and commited volunteers for our new “Compassion in the Community” project. The roles of the volunteer team would be to ensure our services are delivered throughout the Scottish Borders. The volunteer team will be responsible for gaining extra support from local individuals, businesses, supporters, media outlets and fundraisers.
We are hoping that our “Compassion in the Community” project will build a sense of community spirit and involvement to help the most vulnerable children in the Scottish Borders.
Roles will include helping organise and run FC workshops for vulnerable children in your community, as well as helping with marketing, fundraising, increasing awareness and creating new contacts.
LOGOS Youth Club is based on the High Street in Crieff and is a venue where any young person can drop in for support on a wide range of issues. LOGOS holds events which are run by a worker and volunteers. Volunteers are required to help engage and encourage the development of the young people who come along to LOGOS.
We are looking for volunteers to support our youth work team to deliver open access clubs for children aged 5-12 in at our fun, friendly (and often loud!) youth centre in West Pilton, one of the most deprived areas of Edinburgh.
Volunteers will provide a warm welcome and a supportive atmosphere, as well as helping with the delivery of activities such as cooking, creative play, art and craft, outdoor activities and sports, depending on their skills and interests (no experience necessary!)
Volunteers are invited to get involved in our youth work programme and work in a team alongside experienced full/part time staff and volunteers. Our youth clubs offer a wide range of activities that are designed to encourage, develop and reinforce children and young people's skills and self-image in a safe and supportive environment. The youth clubs run during school term times as follows: senior Drop-In (Mon) 13-18 year olds 7pm-9pm; Junior Club (Tues) 6 - 9 year olds 5.30 – 7.30pm.
To help with Youth Club Activities which develops the social skills and well-being of young people. Volunteers can help with sport activities, crafts, games or general supervision of young people
To work with children in a variety of settings which might include group work and individual support. To help ensure overall smooth running of club activities including the setting up preparation and the serving of snack as directed by the senior staff