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3rd Inverness Boys Brigade are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help lead games and sporty activities for their children and young people aged between 5 and 18 years old. The group meets on Friday evenings during term-time, taking part in a wide range of activities including crafts, games, sports, cooking, life skills and community projects.
To find out more please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Could you spare an hour or 2 every month, every fortnight, or weekly?
Would you like to help children in Falkirk and have fun?
We are looking for befrienders to befriend a child of primary school age (between 5-12 years old) for our family support service at Aberlour Children's Charity. As a volunteer befriender you would be matched with a child, who you would spend regular time with on a 1:1 basis, building a trusting relationship and having fun. You would take part in fun activities such as arts and crafts, going for a walk and a chat to get a hot chocolate, playing at the park, sports including football and lots more! As a volunteer befriedner you can introduce a child to new activities or hobbies that they may not have the opportunity to take part in normally.
Befriender’s can be male or female, from various backgrounds and anyone aged 18 and over – there is no upper age limit to become a befriender! You will receive training before you are asked to make a commitment to a match so that you're clear what will be expected of you and what you can expect of your volunteering experience and you will be supported throughout.
What will I be doing?
Volunteers make a difference to a child’s life by:
•Spending regular time 1:1 to build a trusted relationship
•Sharing in an activity or hobby to develop interests and have fun
•Encouraging child to take part in group activities to build confidence
•Giving child someone to talk to develop communication skills
•Being a consistent figure in the child’s life to support with life transitions
What qualities do I need?
• Have empathy and a non judgemental approach
• Have a positive and encouraging approach
• Be enthusiastic, motivated, flexible, and committed
• Friendly and approachable
•Patience and understanding
•Commitment to treat all information in a confidential manner
•To have a good value base, be open minded and level headed
When will I be needed?
Befrienders will do activities either weekly, fortnightly, or monthly with a child. As our children will be at school, outings will generally take place after school hours in the afternoon. A minimum of 6 months commitment is required for this role.
What will I gain from the role?
By volunteering with Aberlour, you can gain:
• Excellent training
• Make new friends and meet new people
• Get out and about
• Have FUN!
• Attend social events.
• A sense of satisfaction in helping children, young people and families build their confidence and self-esteem to achieve their full potential
• Experience of supporting young people to flourish.
• Practical experience of working with children, young people, and families
What support will I be given?
Aberlour aims to ensure volunteering is an enjoyable and rewarding experience.
Volunteers will receive:
• Induction and child protection training
• Specific befriending training relevant to the role
• Ongoing support and supervision
• Travel expenses and activity expenses so you wont be out of pocket
• Named contact support
Due to Health and Safety requirements, you must be at least 18 years of age to undertake this volunteering role.
For all roles involving regulated work with children and/or protected adults, Aberlour will require the applicant 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.
Shetland Triathlon Club require marshalls for their junior and senior events, as well as timekeepers and lane counters. No experience is necessary, as duties will be explained on the day. Marshallling means that you will direct competitors to the correct route and ensure that all competitors are accounted for at the correct turning points / finish line etc. You will never be asked to stop or direct traffic. You could also help with lane counting at the swimming part of the events, or time keep using a stop watch too.
Volunteers Wanted - Tayside Dynamos are Scotland's No.1 Powerchair Football Club need you!
We have exciting opportunities for enthusiastic, passionate and committed individuals to get involved in one of the most exhilarating and rapidly growing Disability Sports. You will get the opportunity to support some of Scotland's most talented Powerchair Footballers to develop their skills. There are a variety of positions available with time commitments ranging from 30 minutes to 2/3 hours per week.
Interested? Get in touch with our Club Coordinator to find out more.
Home-based volunteering, Board/trustee role
The role is an exciting opportunity for an individual with a strong financial background to come onto the SSF Board of Directors
as the SSF Financial Director, working together with the board on financial plans and budgets and supporting the SSF board
and executive in financial reporting and organisation.
As an absolute priority the SSF are looking for a progressive leader with energy, enthusiasm and desire to get the best out of
themselves and others, and to create a positive culture where people they come into contact with can thrive and excel.
The successful candidate will have the opportunity to shape the future of our sport and build a system that develops and
maximises the potential for our surfers and overall improve the lives of Scots through the sport of surfing.
The Role Overview
The Scottish Surfing Federation are looking for someone who has the capability and ambition to:
1. Creatively establish an interconnected, sustainable financialsystem that builds on the expertise, experience and
success within the sport.
2. Initiate transformational change where it is needed through collaboration, consultation and team working.
3. Lead and facilitate progressive and innovative thinking for the purpose of establishing new approaches to
finance and project management and budgeting.
4. Build positive and trusting relationships with people from across the sport and also with key partners and
organisations where they may benefit the Scottish Surfing Federations short and long term ambitions. These
would include, for example, SportScotland, Lost Shore Surf Resort, British Surfing, fellow home nations,
potential commercial sponsors as well as aligned partners across Scotland and internationally.
5. Build upon the progress to date, establish a progressive culture across the organisation to improve the lives of
Scots and ensure that decisions put the Scottish surfers first.
6. Ensure that the organisation remains 'fit for purpose' to be able to continue to receive public and commercial
South Ayrshire Council Ranger Service are offering the opportunity for young persons aged between 13 to 18 to learn new, or develop existing skills in practical outdoor work.
These sessions will introduce essential environmental conservation skills like basic bushcraft, use of manual hand tools and invasive non-native species control.
The programme will run once a month on a Sunday, from 10am to 12pm.
Booking is essential so to book a place or for more information, please feel free to contact the ranger service via email@example.com
The sessions are held with the collaboration of the Friends of Fullarton Woods - a small charity concerned with the restoration and care of the ancient woodlands of Troon. In operation since 2015, raising funds for improvements and planting. We host regular volunteer work parties, tackling jobs such as invasive species control, tree planting and repairing paths. Together with the South Ayrshire Ranger Service and Scottish Wildlife Trust, Ayrshire, we regularly involve schools and community groups in woodland activities.
No experience or tools required. We have tasks to suit all abilities.
As the trainee football development assistant, you would be responsible for supporting the “Football Development Assistant” with the planning, development, and delivery of our successful “Football Development Pathway”.
Suggested Activities: • Pathway timetable planning and monitoring
• Coach recruitment, development, and retention
• Club and coach communication
• Equipment inventory and management
• Festival planning and delivery
• Player development
What volunteers gain:
• Gain experience of working in a sport and leisure environment
• Gain experience of developing and delivering customer focussed football activity programmes
• Understand current trends in physical activity, and equipment and facility development
• Develop skills delivering to various client groups within a football setting.
Purpose: The Community sport hub network aims to develop collaboration between local sports clubs and partners to tackle health and social inequalities through sport. This role will support the development of a broader, deeper understanding of the local communities for the respective community sport hub across Angus, informing and positively contribute to the planning + outcomes that the community sport hub set out to achieve. You will work alongside the CSH coordinator, CSH members and local community stakeholders including ANGUSalive, Active Schools, sports clubs and Third-sector partners where required.
• Attend community sport hub meetings in your area
• Development of a community map for the Community Sport Hub
• Sourcing and utilising up to date information around health and social inequalities within the local community
• Complete an audit of sports facilities within the local community
• Integrate the public transport / safe cycling routes for each community into a map
• Present a comprehensive overview of the community map to the community sport hub partners
What will the volunteer gain from this:
What will the volunteer gain from this:
• The opportunity to increase exposure to / build relationships with local employers, organisations and community stakeholders in the sport, leisure and public health sector.
• Improved knowledge and confidence around the wider aspects of working in sport or community development.
• Improved skills and application linked to data-informed approaches in sport, leisure and public health.
• Experience of partnership + networking through meeting attendance, working to deadlines and contributing to projects in a local setting.
• A chance to apply key learnings / Meta skills in the workplace, including feedback and mentoring from a professional ANGUSalive / sportscotland-funded officer.
• Pathway to longer-term volunteering opportunities within the Angus community sport hub network.
Suitable for groups, One-off volunteering
Volunteering at parkrun
Volunteering at parkrun is an opportunity to get outside, make new friends, have fun, learn new skills and to be a valuable part of your local community. We are always looking for new volunteers. This page explains how to get involved.
How to get involved
Finding out about Prestwick Oval junior parkrun volunteering opportunities couldn't be easier. Simply open a recent parkrun newsletter, results email or volunteer email, click on 'manage my profile', then 'email options', then select the events you'd like to hear from and click 'save opt-in events list'. You will then receive regular emails from those events letting you know all about their volunteering opportunities.
Future volunteer roster
You can see an event's future volunteer roster via their specific future roster page. To get in touch with the event directly, just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
What would I do at the Event?
First, and most importantly, we never ask anybody to do anything they're not comfortable with. If you don't want a particular task, please let us know and we will happily give you an alternative job. Nevertheless, none of our tasks are too stressful. You could be organising the finish funnel, operating the timer, or scanning barcodes using the simple Virtual Volunteer app. If you really want to do something in particular, please let us know and we'll see what we can do.
Remember as a volunteer you are the eyes and ears of parkrun. If you have any concerns that arise at a parkrun event, whether involving children or adults, you should discuss those concerns with the Run Director on the day, as soon as possible thereafter or email Head Office at email@example.com.
The core team
Prestwick Oval junior parkrun happens largely because of our fantastic volunteers. The weekly team of volunteers are led by a small group of parkrun enthusiasts who form what we call the 'core team': They make sure the event is setup and packed away each week, the results published, the tokens resorted, event reports written and so much more.
Event Director - Jamie Marshall-Watt & Paul Deas
We're very grateful to the help provided by everybody, both now and in the past, who've helped make Prestwick Oval junior parkrun happen.
South Ayrshire Walking Development - Paths for All want everyone to have the opportunity to walk everyday creating a happier, healthier and greener Scotland. There are currently 15 active health walks across South Ayrshire and we are looking for walk leader volunteers to support one of the existing health walks or perhaps start up a new group. If you like to walk and have a blether this could be the ideal opportunity for you.