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Urban Uprising is getting bigger and better! Would you like to help shape the future of an exciting growing charity that helps elevate and inspire disadvantaged young people?
We are seeking enthusiastic, dynamic and motivated people to join our board.
Urban Uprising improves the life chances of disadvantaged young people using rock climbing. Our programmes deliver physical, social and personal development, and gives young people access to highly trained positive role models though our coaches.
We give young people who wouldn’t normally have the chance an opportunity to experience the transformational personal change that rock climbing can bring.
We work in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Cambridge and Bristol, and partner with local youth organisations to reach young people experiencing disadvantage, often from deprived communities.
Urban Uprising is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO), and we have a Board of Trustees with a diverse skill set who come from a range of backgrounds. The Board meets 4 times a year at a minimum and engages with each other and staff throughout the year.
Role and requirements:
We are seeking enthusiastic, dynamic and motivated people who care deeply about helping disadvantaged young people. Being on our board is a rewarding role and you will help Urban Uprising in its mission to improve the lives of disadvantaged youth. You will play a central role in the governance of Urban Uprising at this exciting time of growth and development. A reasonable regular and consistent commitment of time is required.
We are looking for two people to join the Board. One Regular Trustee and one Trustee with finance skills that will learn from the current Treasurer, with a view to taking over that role.
Being located in the central belt of Scotland or Bristol is preferred but not essential. Although the role is non-remunerated, reasonable expenses will be reimbursed with training and induction provided. No previous Trustee experience is needed. Urban Uprising is an inclusive charity and we welcome applications from people of all ages, and from all communities.
Please submit a CV along with a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
We are happy to talk to you before you apply if you have any questions.
Established in 1856 the Sea Cadets were created by communities wanting to give young people instruction on a naval theme. Traditionally old seafarers provided training while local businessmen funded the unit building.
Today, 14,000 young people based in 400 units in towns, cities and ports across the UK are challenging themselves and developing new skills, like sailing, boating and rock climbing - supported by 9,000 volunteers.
At Ayr, we love helping young people launch well in today’s world. Watching cadets grow into better versions of themselves is what makes volunteering for this charity so special. Volunteering with Sea Cadets has so many benefits. Including giving back to the community, helping young people grow into adults and gaining qualifications to teach different courses we have to offer. We’re always looking for people to join us! Whether it’s becoming a trained instructor or just lending a helping hand, your help is always welcome! You don’t need to have a background in the navy or in water sports, you just need to have a positive attitude!
Looking for a new adventure in 2023?
Ayr Sea Cadets is actively recruiting new Sea Cadets (Aged 10-18) as well as new adult volunteers (18+). We have a hugely exciting 2023 planned, why not become part of it? So what are you waiting for?
Find out what keeps us coming back for more by getting in contact with us.
North Angus & District Scouts require a wide range of volunteer roles - from casual helpers to leaders, trainers, trustees and more – we have a role for everyone. We also offer flexible volunteering roles too, so we can fit around you and the time that you want to give to Scouting.
We have 8 groups in North Angus, but 2 are more desperate for help. These are our Letham and Edzell Groups.
What do volunteers do?
Week by week, our volunteers empower thousands of young people to learn new skills, make new friends and stand on their own two feet. They’re our everyday heroes. They shape young people’s lives for the better, and find out a whole lot about themselves in the process, too.
Today, there are nearly 60,000 young people on waiting lists to join us in the UK. We’re more relevant and more needed than ever, but it’s not always easy to keep up with the demand.
That’s where you come in
You don’t need to be Bear Grylls to join us. You don’t need to have been a Scout when you were younger. You don’t even need to know how to put up a tent. Our door is open to people of all ages, genders, races and backgrounds, and we’re only able to change lives because people like you lend a hand. We’re talking about tea makers, tidy-uppers and skill sharers. We’re talking about minibus drivers and first aiders. We’re talking about students who want to boost their CV, and parents who volunteer so they can spend more time together as a family.
Whatever your skillset, lend a hand for as little or as much time as you can spare, and we promise you’ll get more out than you put in. Because whether you’re helping a leader to run an activity in the
local town hall, organising a night away, or buttering 120 slices of bread a group of very hungry eleven-year-olds - no two Scout meetings are the same. The difference you make, though, is always great.
We provide the training.
All of our adult volunteers receive full induction and ongoing training and support. Our training has been recognised with a National Training Award by UK Skills and over 90% of our volunteers believe that the skills and experiences they have gained through Scouting have been of relevance to their working or personal lives.
You show up, get stuck in, and make memories for life.
As long as you're over 18, you can help out as an adult volunteer in Scouting. There is no upper age limit for adult volunteers.
Sounds fun? Worthwhile? It is.
To find out more, please contact Ian Fleming, District Commissioner, North Angus District Scout Council on email@example.com
Forth Valley Disability Sport (FVDS) is a charity where the main aim is to lead in the development of sport for people with physical, sensory or learning disability in partnership with key local agencies in the three local authority areas of Stirling., Falkirk ad Clackmannashire. FVDS is a member branch of Scottish Disability Sport (SDS) who are the governing body of sport for athletes and players with a physical, sensory or learning disability.
As chair, you will have a strategic role that is involved with representing the vision of the Branch. You will be responsible for strategic matters, and setting high standards. The chairperson plays a pivotal role in increasing the effectiveness of the Board and individual committee member and wider partners. You will be responsible for ensuring that there is effective communication with the leadership team and acting as a sounding board for the FVDS Coordinator.
• Good decision maker, ensure matters are dealt with in an orderly, efficient manner, and bring impartiality and objectivity to meetings
• Well organised, enthusiastic and drive in partnership working
• Confident at keeping order during meetings
MAIN DUTIES INCLUDE:
1. Lead the management committee and the affairs of the organisation.
2. Oversee and guide all decisions taken by management committee and sub committees
3. In liaison with the co-ordinator, oversee the work of all officers
4. Liaise with the secretary on the agenda for each meeting and approve the minutes before they are circulated
5. Liaise with the Treasurer to ensure funds are spent accurately and in the best interests of the branch
6. Help to prepare and submit any statutory documents that are required (e.g. VAT, grant aid reports)
7. If unable to attend any committee meeting, a written update/ report could be sent to the meeting and the Vice Chair briefed on the agenda
TIME COMMITMENT (Roughly 5- 7 hours per month):
• Attend/ Chair FVDS Committee Meetings (6 per year)
• Liaise with the FVDS Coordinator on matters arising (bi – weekly)
Friday 29th April 2022 (This date can be flexible if required)
All applicants should send a note of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org detailing why you are interested in the role and any relevant skills and experience before Friday 22nd April 2022. If you have any questions or would like more information please contact Graham Harvey on the above email or phone 07895093109
We are looking for a volunteer with an enthusiastic attitude with strong IT and marketing skills to help us promote sport and physical activity in the West End of Dundee. We want to raise our profile in the community and strengthen our connection with the community. You will also be familiar with different social media sites as we will ask that you keep our social media platforms regularly updated while encouraging others to comment on our posts and share them.
You will also have knowledge of the most effective communication strategies to help improve our reach and engage with a wider audience. We would also like our sports marketing volunteer to led on the designing, writing and publishing of a regular newsletter.
Main role is to steward on New Year Day either on road closure points or assisting swimmers out of the water. There is normally a crowd of six to seven thousand People watching the event and three hundred swimmers in the water. Road closure is to ensure that no vehicles come past the road closure points except ambulance or Fire Brigade , you will be give training prior to the day on aspects of health and safety.
Assisting swimmers out of the cold water you will be positioned on land at the top of a wall ladder and your role is to oversee the swimmer safely to the top verbally engaging with them to ensure they are okay.
There is a briefing on the 31st December at 1pm at the Clubhouse to ensure that everyone knows their specific role and again on the day of the event. You will be given a high viz vest and you will wear a lifejacket if your duties are at the top of the ladder.
Home-based volunteering, Suitable for groups, One-off volunteering, Board/trustee role
We are looking for committee members to join our group, there is no requirement of in person physical volunteering, all that would be required is a hour a week of “Admin” you would be listed on the group’s constitution and help in the formation & background operations of the group. Suited to anyone with a hour to spare to assist the community.
Skilz is a non-profitable charity, and our mission is to enhance the lives of individuals and communities by providing a diverse range of opportunities, which promote Health and Wellbeing for all.
Skilz Community Health & Wellbeing Project is a person-centered and community needs-led project in Arbroath. We offer free sport, physical activity and recreational activities which is open to the community. Sessions are inclusive to all, however, we will work with partnership organizations to specifically support those experiencing poverty, mental health issues, social isolation and loneliness, poor confidence and self-esteem, those who are physically inactive and those who are managing long-term health conditions.
Project Elevate aims to support girls and young women to become more active. The staff works with young people to find their interests and create a programme that offers variety and diversity, allowing the young people to experience different physical activities or sports that they may not have the chance to do so within their school PE class.
What can you expect to be doing?
• Setting up and taking down equipment
• Session Planning
• Delivering sessions
• Interacting and befriending with young women
• Completing risk assessments
• Travelling between multiple local venues
Were looking for someone with
• Experience in youth work
• Experience in delivering sports/physical activities
• A friendly and outgoing personality
• Good communicational skills
• Good organisation skills
• Effective group working skills
• Preferably has a driving license (not necessary)
We ask for a flexible commitment throughout the week. Most sessions last 1 hour. The groups run on a Monday morning at 10.40am and Tuesday at 9.45am
Skilz will provide any necessary support or training that is needed for this role so that volunteers can feel confident and happy when volunteering with us.
What’s in it for me? Volunteering within Project Elevate project has several benefits for you including:
• The opportunity to work with young women that are disengaged in P.E
• Meeting new people and making new friends
• Being part of a team
• Developing new skills
• Enhancing communication and social skills
• Expanding your knowledge of Charity work
Please contact Rachel Osborne at email@example.com for more information.
Job title: Volunteer Walk Leader
Reporting to: Walking Development Officer
Overall purpose: To research and lead suitable free short health walks (1/2 mile to 3 miles)
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- To undertake initial and ongoing training (Braveheart induction, walk leader training course, first aid course and cardiopulmonary resuscitation training course – CPR)
- To provide a safe and welcoming environment to all walkers
- To lead safe and enjoyable local walks for people of all ages and abilities, bearing in mind the information provided at the training course ie use of the cue card messages
- To encourage walkers to aim to walk independently as well as taking part in the Walk with Braveheart programme
- To promote the health benefits of walking and motivate people to take up walking as a form of physical recreation
- To help walkers tailor health walking to meet their individual needs
- To carry out appropriate administration procedures maintaining client confidentiality ie completion of the walk register and the health questionnaire
- To encourage all walkers to take part in other health related activities organised by Braveheart
- From time to time, assist the Walking Development Officer when giving talks in the local community
- As far as possible, to attend the six-weekly walk leader meetings
- To keep up-to-date with walk leading by reading the information provided by Paths for All on a regular basis
- Skills: Must have successfully completed the Walk Leader training course, CPR/ First Aid training courses.
- Experience: No previous experience is necessary as full training will be given.
- Ability to mix with a cross section of the general public and vulnerable adults
- Ability to research and risk assess (with support from the Walking Development Officer) walks independently and as part of a team
Representation matters, which is why we want our volunteers to reflect the diversity of the community groups we work with. We’re actively encouraging applicants from ethnically diverse backgrounds to apply as we are currently under-represented in this space.
You will meet the inspirational faces of community groups across the UK and immerse yourself in their work; use your existing skills whilst developing new ones; guide members to become more inclusive; network with like-minded individuals helping grassroots clubs. You'll use your professional skills to help groups overcome operational challenges, become better equipped for the future, and tackle inequality in sport.
Our roles are quite flexible and work around your schedule. We only share opportunities we think are relevant to you. With most of our volunteering support being delivered digitally, it’s even easier to get started supporting members across our network, to help sports groups survive; and so much more.