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Home-based volunteering, Suitable for groups
Over The Wall is a charity for children and young people with health challenges and disabilities to discover a world of mischief and magic. We provide a safe place to step outside of comfort zones, establish friendships and build confidence through meaningful and exciting activities. We run residentials in England and Scotland, as well as virtual activity camps for families in the UK to join from their own homes.
We need volunteers each year to help run our programmes. There are a variety of roles to suit each volunteer’s skills and strengths. You can join us at our residentials as a teammate, clinical volunteer, activity leader or as media crew. Or, if you want to help from the comfort of home, you can join Camp in the Cloud as an online facilitator.
Volunteers are a huge part of the heart and soul of Over The Wall. You play a leading role in providing the magical, transforming experience we give our campers and their families. Not only this, but you’ll have fun yourself! You’ll have chance to develop your own skills, make friends and create memories that last. It’s not just our campers that Over The Wall has a lasting impact on!
To find dates and locations, visit otw.org.uk, where you can start your volunteering journey today.
Do you have stories to tell or ideas to explore about what's going on im your local area or across Scotland more widely? We are looking for people interested in contributing to our citizen journalism network. If you share our progressive values and our desire to diversify the media, challenging established narratives, then you could be the perfect fit.
In return, we provide editorial support to help you improve your writing and craft strong stories, plus the protections offered by liability insurance and IMPRESS regulation. You will have access to webinars and other online training on various aspects of journalism, as well as a range of resources in our knowledge bank. You will have the opportunity to network and to build up a portfolio. We love to see our writers go on to find paid employment in journalism.
We are committed to bringing in new voices currently missing from the media, so we particularly welcome applicants from underrepresented groups. We take a flexible approach to organisation so if you need extra help to write, for instance to work around a disability, just let us know and we will do our best to help.
We are looking for volunteer Lead Readers to help facilitate our shared reading groups, which take place in a variety of locations across Scotland, whilst some of our groups meet online. Group sessions involve reading part of a book and a poem aloud, before having an informal and friendly discussion about what we've read. The Lead Reader's role is to select the reading material for each session and help to guide the discussion so that everyone feels included.
We can offer flexible opportunities to suit different schedules. We currently have specific vacancies in Edinburgh on Monday mornings, and on Thursday afternoons and evenings with our online groups, but if you have other availability, we'd still love to hear from you.
Human trafficking is happening in all 32 local authorities in Scotland, on each of our doorsteps. Hidden and misunderstood, SOHTIS is committed to bringing freedom to victims and survivors of human trafficking across the country. This is an opportunity for you to join us in bringing awareness initiatives to your area. There will be a range of activities which you can choose from including; networking, arts and crafts, promoting or delivering workshops, training and much more.
Are you passionate about digital communications and creating outreach content for an online community? If so, we are looking for someone to join our team and work alongside us to develop digital communications strategies and content to empower our community and promote our existing and future projects.
We are an arts-based media project supporting women and people from marginal communities to showcase their work and connect with arts focused opportunities across Scotland. Our placement opportunity will provide you with an opportunity to develop digital content to support connecting with our existing community and create growth opportunities to reach out to new members.
The role includes:
• Creating digital communication strategies to connect with people inclusive and supportive of their community and individual needs.
• Creation of community focused digital content for social media platforms.
• Supporting the development and implementation of community connection and growth strategy.
• Analysis of engagement data and supporting the creation of solutions to increase community connections.
• Working alongside the Zya Community team to support sharing of existing projects via digital communication.
The commitment is negotiable depending on availability however there is a minimum of 4 hours a week required. We can support with connecting the role with academic outcomes and have flexibility around role duties.
If you are interested email Zya Community Director Nikki Kilburn with a short paragraph explaining why this role is of interest to you, what you hope to gain from it and a brief description of any prior or relevant experience.
If you have any questions or require further information email Nikki and she will get back to you. We look forward to hearing from you.
The ZYA Community Team.
We are looking for more wonderful volunteers to join us and help deliver the 2024 Stirling Highland Games event on Saturday 17th August. As one of our Stewards, you can volunteer to help with the set-up [15th and 16th] and de-rig [18th and 19th] as well as on the day itself [17th].
Stewards can select areas of the event they wish to be part of including; competitions, gathering marquee, gates, traders village, engagement, and car parking.
It's a fantastic occasion made possible by the committee and the volunteer team on the day.
We are seeking a Chair and a Treasurer to join our active and committed Board of Trustees.
LeithLate is a multi-arts charity based in Leith, responsible for various public art projects and a festival, overseen by a voluntary Board of Trustees. We are seeking a Chair and a Treasurer to join the Board, as our well-loved and respected multi-arts organisation negotiates the ever-changing arts landscape in Edinburgh.
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!
Founded in 2016, The Super Power Agency aims to improve the lives and literacy rates of some of Edinburgh's most under-resourced young people. Through a range of writing workshops, interdisciplinary creative programmes and the help of community volunteers, we aim to empower children and young people (8-18 years) through literacy. We are currently working with Leith Academy, with plans to expand to other schools and youth-serving organisations in Edinburgh and beyond.
At Key we support disabled people of all ages throughout Scotland. We believe that good support is essential for a good life and we work alongside each person we support, and their family, to help them live life to the full.
People we support are actively involved in everything we do through our strong partnership with TAG (The Advisory Group) - a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation run by disabled people. TAG supports people to play a central role, alongside our Board of Directors, in shaping the strategic direction of the organisation and ensuring the quality of our services.
We are looking to develop our range of group and workshop activities within in our central Ayr hub and our supported accommodation project. We are looking to recruit volunteers who are willing to share their skills, knowledge and talents with the people who use our services.
Main duties: Together we will identify the skills and interests of volunteer group facilitators; to develop a programme of activities for people we support; so they can benefit from volunteer led group sessions to try/ find out more about/develop new skills and activities, build confidence and reduce social isolation.
Group sessions will be co facilitated by volunteer(s) and a member of staff.
Do you want to be part of a dynamic team supporting people living with dementia? Alzheimer Scotland would love to hear from you. Their Day Care, on Thursdays and Fridays from 10.00 am - 3.30 pm, support people living with dementia to relax and enjoy themselves in the tranquil setting of our Dementia Resource Centre.
You would help their Team set up the morning refreshments and activities. After lunch, you would help set up and participate in an activity which can be anything from a quiz, a singalong or something crafty. As a volunteer you are part of this small team offering person centred, individualised support that meets the needs of each person who attends. Communicating and closely interacting within a small group setting or individually where required is a key part of this volunteer role.