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*Home visiting volunteers
Every day Home-Start Aberdeen is providing life-changing support to families across the city. Our local community network of trained volunteers helps families with young children when they need us most.
Home-Start’s Home Visiting Volunteers work alongside families, offering compassionate and confidential support, tailored to what each family wants and needs. They undergo extensive training and are supported by our expert staff team. Most of our home visiting volunteers have some parenting experience; they understand that family life can be tough sometimes, which is why their support is so valuable to another family.
*Our Home Visiting Volunteers:
· Visit families weekly in their own homes
· Offer friendship, emotional support and practical help and be a regular, reliable presence for families
· Reassure families that bringing up children can be challenging and everybody needs help sometimes
· Emphasise the positive aspects of family life
· Draw on their own experience to help parents develop their skills, improve their confidence and build better lives for their children
· Keep children at the centre of the support focusing on their wellbeing and safety and ensuring the best possible outcomes for them
*We offer our Home Visiting Volunteers:
· Excellent preparation for the role through our Volunteer Preparation training course
· Regular and frequent support and supervision meetings, and ongoing help and advice, from a dedicated Volunteer Coordinator
· Ongoing training and personal development opportunities
· The opportunity to make new friends and build social networks
· Involvement in a vital local service which is part of a national and global network
Home visiting requires energy, commitment, reliability, creativity and a sense of humour. It can be exciting or challenging but above all it is extremely rewarding and worthwhile.
For more information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 01224 693 545.
Have you ever wanted to volunteer all to do within the concept of Football?
Well look no further! Street Soccer Scotland is currently looking for volunteers to join their team. No two days the same, working alongside our players developing them personally and mentally.
The role includes working with coaches and players pitch side, monitoring games, inputting data, building relationships with partner organisations. We work with all ages from 10 years old all the way to past retirement .
We currently run in Aberdeen: Walking Football, Kids 10-13 Year olds, Street 45 (Women's Programme) and Adult Sessions. Opportunities are available Monday to Friday - Please get in touch with Peter Wood, Programme Co-ordinator at email: email@example.com or telephone: 07487603708, if you would like to know more.
Could you help to raise vital funds for SSAFA–The Armed Forces Charity in your local area? You don’t need a military background, just the ability to get on with all kinds of people, some basic I.T skills and good written and spoken English. If you already have some fundraising experience that would be great too but it’s not essential.
As Fundraising Coordinator, you would work with your local SSAFA branch to develop a Fundraising Plan. You would be central to delivering this local plan to raise funds through a range of local sources including grants, trusts, appeals, collections and events.
*What would you be doing?
• Developing an ethical fundraising plan based on the needs of the branch and choosing a mix of sources.
• Working with the branch secretary and Regional Fundraising Manager, recruit a team of fundraising volunteers to support events, appeals and collections.
• Working with the Regional Fundraising Manager, support national fundraising campaigns.
• Working with the Branch Publicity Officer, develop opportunities to combine awareness and fundraising.
• Planning and running local appeals, collections and events.
• Identifying and submitting applications to appropriate trusts and grant funding organisations.
• Working with Marketing staff at central office check that all fundraising materials meet SSAFA branding style and current key messages.
• Liaise with Regional Fundraising Manager when pursuing opportunities beyond local sources e.g. corporates,
• Evaluate fundraising activities and provide reports and information for the branch.
• Being a positive ambassador for SSAFA including all sections of the community in awareness raising.
• Volunteering within the standards and values of SSAFA including observing our policies such as the Volunteering policy and data protection policy (these will be covered in your training and local induction.)
*What can you gain from this volunteering role?
• Use your skills, knowledge and life experience to benefit others
• Give tangible and practical support to your local branch by raising funds used directly to support clients
• Support from your local SSAFA branch and the wider SSAFA community
• Experience, training and skills that you can highlight on your CV and in job interviews
• Better physical and mental health –studies show that volunteers live longer and experience lower levels of stress and depression!
A great opportunity to help. All help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated.
If you wish to volunteer/for further details please contact Shirley Lumby, Administration Coordinator at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 07938 099 547.
Would you like to support people who have served in the Armed Forces? You don’t need a military background, just the ability to listen, some basic I.T and communication skills. If so, this could be the role for you.
*What is a caseworker?
Caseworkers visit clients to work out what type of help they need. Next, they find the right sources of support and arrange for clients to access it. This might be funds for special equipment for someone with a disability, adaptions to a property so an older client can remain at home or funds for a rental deposit. Caseworkers also sign-post clients onto specialist local services for advice on benefits, housing, mental health, debt, finding work etc.
*Why do we need you?
Volunteer Caseworkers are the lifeblood of SSAFA, supporting a growing number of people in need of financial, practical and emotional support. Clients come from all backgrounds and age groups and may have served in WW2 or in a more recent conflict like Iraq or Afghanistan. Our trained volunteers listen without judgement to assess and provide tailored support to help people navigate life in and beyond military service. We need you to join your local SSAFA team to help us achieve this.
*When would you be needed and where would you be based?
The essential part of the role is visiting clients at home or in a care home setting. There are a range of times available to volunteer and all help is greatly appreciated.
*What does this role involve?
• Contacting clients and arranging to meet them at a mutually convenient time
• Meeting clients and completing a form to assess their circumstances
• Sign-posting clients onto local services providing specialist advice
• Applying on the client’s behalf to military and non-military sources of charitable funding
• Keeping in touch with the client so they know how their case is progressing
• Keeping in touch with your branch so they know your availability
• Volunteering within the standards and values of SSAFA including observing our policies such as the Volunteering policy and data protection policy (these will be covered in your training and local induction).
• Excellent support and relevant training is provided to all volunteers.
A great opportunity to help. All help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated.
If you wish to volunteer/for further details please contact Julie Silva (Branch Secretary, Grampian) at email: Julie.Silva@grampian.ssafa.org.uk or telephone: 07879846200.
More information about SSAFA is also available at https://www.ssafa.org.uk/
We are a not for profit community interest organisation supporting young people and children's mental health and wellbeing.
Our Volunteer roles vary from organising and hosting workshops and assisting with community fundraising projects, face painting, entertainment and supporting local charities and events.
We are seeking volunteers to support our community hub learning skills such as customer service, stock taking, cashier skills, hosting and organising. We also have volunteer opportunities for our up and coming projects such as our youth group.
A fantastic opportunity to be involved in exciting projects and activities which make a positive difference for children/young people’s mental health and wellbeing and the community. All help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated.
For further details please contact Zara Grant, Managing Director at email: email@example.com or telephone 01358741874.
As a volunteer with the Mamacita Foundation charity you will be at the forefront of building and maintaining strong relationships with the local community and key stakeholders. We currently have great opportunities to volunteer with us including:
• Community Outreach Volunteers
• Youth Program Volunteers
• Community Engagement Volunteers
• IT and Technology Support Volunteers
• Volunteer Coordinators
• Administrative Assistant Volunteers
• Foodbank Volunteers
Join our volunteer team and be an integral part of the Mamacita Foundation’s efforts to create a more inclusive and supportive community in Aberdeen. A fantastic opportunity to help and make a real difference. All volunteer support is greatly appreciated.
For more details please contact Vivian Draghici, Chief Officer at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 07449826988.
We're looking for sociable and friendly volunteers to support people with a life limiting illness in the community.
We know little things matter, whether it's having a cup of tea and a char or getting out and about. Our Helper Service volunteers are there to provide their client with companionship, information and help with activities like making a cup of tea or visiting a favourite place. You will also be helping their carers and loved ones with respite and a friendly listening ear.
No experience is necessary, as we will give you full training when you join us. Training for this role will include information specific to supporting someone with a terminal illness and how to look after your own wellbeing while supporting others. You will also be supported by our Volunteer Coordinator and will have regular communication where you will be able to ask for additional support if you feel you need it.
This is an ideal role for a volunteer who enjoys meeting new people and wants to be part of a local team making a difference in their community. If this sounds like the role for you then we would love to hear from you today.
All help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated. To volunteer with us/for more details please contact Clare Scott, Volunteer Coordinator at email: email@example.com or telephone: 07753267396.
Are you passionate about the benefits of cloth nappies? Do you want to spread the word and get people chatting about nappies? We would love to hear from you!
We have a lending library of nappy library kits. We are looking for a Nappy Library Coordinator who can inject some passion into the library, create a welcoming, safe space for parents and parents to be to learn all there is to know about cloth nappies. Nappy kits could be hired from a monthly meet or your home, allowing people a chance to try reusable nappies before they buy.
We have a well established nappy library Facebook group and the wider NCT Aberdeen City and shire branch to help and support you in this role.
The role can by shared a couple of individuals. broken up into a mini team, depending on how big your ambitions are!
A great way to support local parents and carers. NCT Aberdeen City and Shire are a local branch of a national charity, we provide support to parents in the first 1000 days. Our groups and support are open to all.
For further details please contact Victoria Ellis at email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Northfield Community Centre is a popular and dynamic community centre and registered charity with a range of activities to support people and the community.
Our popular P1 to P7’s group (over 50 members) has been running for over 30 years now with the fantastic help of volunteers. We now need / have exciting volunteer opportunities for new people to assist volunteering at the group to keep it going. Activities the children/young people at the group take part in include arts and crafts, play etc. This is a great, enjoyable opportunity which also provides brilliant experience for volunteers. All volunteers are provided with excellent support and any relevant training e.g.: first aid, health and hygiene, basic child protection. All help is greatly appreciated and makes areal difference.
If there is anyone out there who would like to help out on a Thursday night from 5.00pm till 7.30pm at Northfield Community Centre, Byron Square, please contact Jacqui Innes, Centre Coordinator at E Mail: email@example.com or call 01224 695416.
*School leaver or student?
*Getting back into work?
If you have time to support a local charity, we want to hear from you! Home-Start Aberdeen are looking for enthusiastic and energetic volunteers to meet and greet customers, organise donations and take cash and card payments at our city-centre charity shop at 101 George Street Aberdeen.
In return we offer:
· a great working environment
· a chance to learn new skills (or share existing ones)
· and the opportunity to gain experience and confidence in the retail sector
… all while making a difference for young families in Aberdeen!
For further details please contact Karen Milne, Charity Shop Manager, E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone : 01224 622390.