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We are seeking Trustees to join our charity Temple Old Kirk Friends. The charity is committed to bringing the beautiful Temple Old Kirk and kirkyard alive by raising money for conservation and involving local people and others interested in history, the environment and genealogy.
Becoming an Old Kirk Friends Trustee means sharing your time and helping run the charity, joining in the fund-raising and taking part in workshops and events. It means being part of a dedicated group of Trustees and volunteers. In return know you are making a difference to our heritage and developing and abiding fascination with the richness found on the site of an Old Kirk.
Resonate Together is a local charity which has been running for over 13 years. Resonate run various groups dependant on the skills individuals bring, from various art groups to chess club & gardening. They also provide meeting rooms for outside organisations.
They have grown not only in size, resulting in a larger premises, but also their model of working. Many who come to Resonate Together start by saying they do not have any skills. This can be for so many reasons, and one of the core challenges being personal confidence. Over the last decade, they have listened, learned and experienced the incredible development of so many people - they know that ‘skills’ can be learned and we know that every individual that comes to Resonate Together has inner qualities that will benefit our community.
Resonate Together's Customer Service Volunteer role includes meeting members, new and old. Based at the Coffee & Tea area you would not only be welcoming members but inviting them to have a cuppa, and quite often in Resonate, a piece of cake! This gives you a chance to get to know the members in a relaxed informal setting. 1-1 support & training is provided. Minimum of 3 hours per week. Wednesday and/or Thursday Morning & Afternoon. They are expanding into Friday, & Saturday sessions too.
As the Customer Service Volunteer, you may be the first person new members meet as they come through the door. They would therefore like you to be welcoming, friendly, and positive. As Resonate welcomes people from all walks of life discrimination is not tolerated. Good listening skills are a must, as well as of course, knowing your way round a kettle!
As with any member of Resonate we welcome adults from all walks of life, as long as you have the skills and/or the experience (through work, volunteering or life) to take on the role. References will be taken. During your time with Resonate you may be interested in taking on a role requiring a PVG. Please do not hesitate to ask for further information on police checks.
We are looking for Winter Warriors to help grit our local pavements and keep Stockethill, Cornhill, and the surrounding areas safe for residents of all ages and physical abilities.
As a Winter Warrior, you will be a part of a team of local residents. Warriors work in pairs to grit pavements and keep the pavements safe to use. The team receives advance warning of bad weather and our Coordinator is responsible for managing the Warriors to ensure best use of resources.
You will receive training and all equipment is provided.
A fantastic opportunity to help make a real difference for people and the community during winter. All volunteer help is greatly appreciated.
For more information please contact Bea Dawkins, Chairperson at email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Growing Matters was established as a charity in 2017 and its aim is to develop and maintain the old 4 acre walled kitchen garden on the Gilmerton House estate. The garden had fallen into disrepair, and it is now being gradually developed as a community resource. We are aiming to recruit several new volunteers to work in the garden alongside existing volunteer gardeners. There is a range of tasks and activities on offer depending on your interests and experience. These include garden maintenance such as weeding, sowing, planting, DIY, pruning and digging. There is also the opportunity to take part in courses we run in our new craft building: bee keeping from a local beekeeper who keeps hives in the garden, and willow weaving using material we grow in the garden. We also have a polytunnel where volunteers can grow flowers and vegetables all the year round.
Volunteer Officer – Assisting with Volunteering Activities for Adults (Voluntary position, training and travel expenses covered – 6 months)
Why TCV need you:
The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) connects people to the green spaces that form a vital part of any healthy, happy community. From urban to rural, local parks and community gardens to Local Nature Reserves and Sites of Special Scientific Interest; from school grounds and hospital grounds to waterways, wetlands, and woodlands. By taking part in TCV activities people improve their health and wellbeing, develop new skills, build stronger communities and have a real impact on the environment. TCV are seeking enthusiastic individuals with a passion for conservation and enthusing others who are looking to develop their skills and gain experience in the sector. By giving your time to become a TCV Volunteer Officer you’ll be helping TCV to reach even more people and improve even more greenspaces for people and nature.
Benefits to you:
Volunteer Officers (VOs) take on roles with real responsibility – including leading projects and supporting groups of volunteers. Being a VO gives you the opportunity to build skills, knowledge and practical experience and enhance your employability.
Some elements of the induction may be online and you will need access to a computer to complete some of the training. We will also organise some practical workdays for all new VOs to give you an introduction to some of the practical conservation activities TCV deliver. You will be supported by a nominated Senior Project Officer who oversees your training and development. You will receive a First Aid training qualification and the opportunity to attend courses on Project Leadership, Safeguarding, Risk Assessment and other training relevant to the specific role.
What you need:
TCV are looking for enthusiastic individuals with a passion for conservation and helping other to engage with the natural environment. You will be reliable, organised and punctual to ensure workdays run smoothly. Volunteers value the social aspect of our activities so it is important that you are able to interact with volunteers in a friendly manner to enhance their volunteering experience.
No past experience of working or volunteering in conservation or with volunteers but you will have to demonstrate why you are interested in volunteering with TCV and how your personality and personal interests make you suitable for the VO role. No qualifications are required but a driving license is desirable.
How much time:
TCV are looking for a minimum commitment of 1 day a week for 6 months.
It can be flexible in terms of which day it is or if it changes week to week. You can be VO for more than one day a week, which greatly improves the level of experience gained and increases the number of opportunities open to you. Indicate your availability in the applicationwhich can be discussed later. People are able to be a VO commitments around work, studies and other commitments.
For further details please contact Rebecca Strofton on 07739447964. Please email email@example.com for an application form and submit your application by 5pm on Wednesday the 30th of June.
You will be supported in your role by experienced staff through regular meetings where issues can be resolved and guidance provided.
Clean Up Aberdeen is part of Keep Scotland Beautiful's national mass-engagement campaign Clean Up Scotland.
Litter picking clean ups are a great way of bringing people together. Young and old alike can roll up their sleeves together to show that they care about their neighbourhood. Everyone can take part from individuals to schools, community groups and businesses.
Clean Ups are great fun and make a noticeable difference to areas.
Environmental Services can lend you litter picking tongs, high viz vests, gloves and black bags and will uplift the collected rubbish. All you have to do is pick and bag the litter.
For more details, or to get help organising an event call 03000 200 292 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also register a Clean Up of your local community with friends and family, work colleagues or your community group at:
WaterAid Speakers are trained volunteers that deliver inspiring talks and workshops, to raise awareness about the importance of clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene, to transform peoples’ lives for good.
Our Speaker volunteers engage audiences about the important work of WaterAid, inspiring them to take action, as they speak with schools, universities, businesses, youth groups, religious places of worship, service organisations, and many more.
•Deliver a minimum of four talks or workshops per year, either online and/or face to face.
•Deliver talks or workshops on key days such as: World Water Day on 22 March, World Toilet Day on 19 November, Menstrual Hygiene Day on 28 May and Global Handwashing Day on 15 October.
•Contact new audiences to organise and deliver talk and workshop opportunities.
•Complete online Speaker Network training and adhere to volunteer guidance and best practise.
•Make use of our public speaking resources (such as PowerPoint presentations) included in our Speaker e-newsletter, emails, and online resource library.
•Keep up to date with our key messages, appeals, campaigns, fundraising and volunteering.
•Regularly liaise with the Speaker Network team about talks and workshops.
•Provide feedback on talks or workshops by completing the online evaluations.
•Provide support to new Speakers around their public speaking development.
•Demonstrate the WaterAid values including being considerate when representing WaterAid and always leaving others with a positive view of our organisation and the work that we do.
A fantastic opportunity to help and make a real difference. All volunteers are greatly appreciated.
To become a WaterAid Volunteer or for more information please email email@example.com
Aberdeen Climate Action (ACA) is seeking Social Media Lead volunteers to help with the crucial work in our Social Media team. Our website and social media provide information on climate change, sustainable living, and relevant events. The purpose of social media team is to guide the creation of new posts, to unify the organisation’s social media presence.
ACA is a volunteer led organisation, which focuses on educating and prompting action on climate change in the North East of Scotland.
As a Social Media Lead Volunteer, you’ll find yourself helping with
• Primarily promoting the climate café each month.
• Managing the messages to social media accounts.
• Promoting events.
• Creating graphics.
• Making relevant content.
• Creating Facebook events for the café.
• Promoting sustainability articles/ideas via our social media platforms while liaising with other groups such as XR and Friends Of the Earth.
You’ll be working alongside a diverse collection of individuals; from students to retirees; lawyers to oil and gas professionals; local Aberdonians to peoples from across the globe.
ACA wants to offer you an interesting and valuable opportunity that can help bolster your CV, develop or gain skills; make new friends; or just do your part to help the environment. No matter what, your time and the work you do helps ACA complete its valuable work in the North East.
For more information or any queries, please email our volunteer support team: firstname.lastname@example.org
Grampian 50+ Network is a registered Scottish Charity for Older People's Walking Groups which operates across Grampian. With 44 groups in membership and almost 1000 members from Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire & Moray, the Network offers training, events and produces a regular newsletter.
We now require a Treasurer to work with the committee and deal with a range of duties. The volunteering involved is not an every day duty, more to suit our events that we run several times each year along with paying accounts, volunteer expenses etc. The treasurer will be a trustee and attend Committee Meetings approx 6 times each year as well as attending our events.
A fantastic opportunity to help. All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated.
For more details please contact Marjory D’Arcy, Chair, Grampian 50+ Network at email email@example.com or tel: 07989 063989.
We would like a volunteer to provide administrative support to the Tullos Community Garden project. This is an opportunity to contribute to the development of a community garden that has been up and running for almost 5 years. We need support to continue to develop the garden and its range of benefits for the wider community. Increase access to gardening and growing opportunities for the urban community in Torry, contributing to the health and wellbeing of residents.
If you are task-oriented, enjoy customer service, and like working in a friendly environment then volunteering in an administrative capacity may be a good fit for you. Support and supervision will be provided by our Volunteer Coordinator and the rest of the project committee. We are always happy to provide references for our Volunteers and where possible advise on future career paths.
In addition, you will have the opportunity to have your say and become an active member of the garden committee.
*Role of volunteer:
• To provide administrative support to the Tullos Community Garden Project
• General duties including word-processing, photocopying, e- mailing. Sending letters.
• To undertake administrative duties in relation to the recruitment, training and general support of volunteers where required.
• To help maintain the volunteer contacts information, including data input and analysis.
• Assist with sourcing funding and submitting funding applications.
• To help maintain garden supplies.
• To support the organisation with volunteering/family/public events.
• Assisting with hospitality for visitors to the garden.
• Communicating by telephone and email with a wide range of people.
• Assisting the project in maintaining efficient, accurate and confidential records.
• Minute taking and circulation for garden committee meetings where required. Attend Garden Group meetings.
• Help distribute promotional material and social media/publicity to the local community.
• Completing tasks assigned by your supervisor.
• Supporting the project’s values.
• Improving the overall workings of the project.
• To work alongside other volunteers.
• To liaise with the Tullos Community Garden Project and CFINE and highlight any issues that may require extra support.
Flexible depending on your availability. Your tasks will be completed remotely and at the CFINE offices, and sometimes at the community garden.
A fantastic opportunity to help with a wonderful community garden. All help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated.
For further details please contact Rebecca Dunn, Community Growing Development Worker at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 07588471390.