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We are on the look-out for budding gardeners to help transform our Sensory Garden and outdoor space at the Aberdeen Science Centre.
An ideal opportunity for those who are interested in gardening; those who enjoy the outdoors; or want to be a bit more active, helping in the local community and supporting a local charity create an inspiring outdoor space and sensory garden for visitors.
We are flexible with times and working days, as long as you are keen to get stuck-in, we want to hear from you!
Please contact us at email: email@example.com for more details.
Further information is also available on our website at https://aberdeensciencecentre.org/garden-volunteer/
The Forth Valley Sensory Centre (FVSC) was established in 2006 as the first sensory centre in the UK. They are a hub where people with a visual or hearing loss, their friends, families, carers and the wider community can access quality services and advice from their partner organisations. FVSC's vision is a world where those with sensory loss can live confident and inclusive lives.
The Centre run's more than 25 groups and classes as a way to tackle the social isolation that many individuals with sensory loss face. The group also run events and fundraisers throughout the year and have have a café and sensory garden which is open to the public Monday – Friday.
They have recently received funding to establish their own Wee County Hub in Clackmannanshire and are looking for volunteers to help bring theirservices to as many people as possible.
The main part of the role is to bring group attendees from their homes or a pick-up point to the Hub and then when the group is finished, taking them home or to a drop-off point. The driver is welcome to come back at a later time when the group is over or to stay for the group and take part. If there is something that volunteers would like to do, please just get in touch as we can be very flexible and add to the role.
In this lead, but flexible volunteer role, you will be the key contact for fundraising in your local community. We will offer you the opportunity to chat about what skills and availability you have to support us in this role. A fundraising group coordinator, with the support of others in the team and a Guide Dogs fundraising manager, helps to organise and sometimes attend events, encourages local businesses, schools and groups to name their own guide dog puppy, builds relationships with local networks and most importantly, by giving their time, make a real difference by helping Guide Dogs to provide life changing services to people living with sight loss. “My advice to people is that they shouldn’t be put off by the word ‘fundraising’. We’re about much more than that as a group. Yes, we do raise money. But it’s also about building relationships, recruiting more volunteers, merchandising, building a community.” – Shirley, Fundraising Group Coordinator If you don’t feel you tick every box but are sure this role is the one for you, please drop us a message at VolunteerScotNI@GuideDogs.org.uk and tell us why. We’re open to suggestions and happy to chat with you to find out what’s possible!
We are Guide Dogs and we’re here to help people with sight loss live the life they choose. Our ambition is a future where every person with sight loss has the confidence and support they need to live their lives to the full. We don’t just provide life-changing guide dogs, we also provide advice, skills, emotional and practical support for people and families living with sight loss to help them live actively, independently and well. We are looking for volunteers to look after our puppies in the early stages of their development. You\'ll provide key early socialization which will equip them with the skills they need to go and and become a future life changer! For this role you must have- * Time - the puppy will stay with you for between 12-14 months and cannot be left alone for more than 3 hours at a time * Good communication skills and interpersonal skills * A suitable home to bring up a puppy, ideally with very few stairs to the front door * Access to a suitable area where the puppy could go to the toilet during the day, including first thing in the morning and last thing at night * No children under the age of 3.
We need volunteers to run, maintain, produce, edit and dispatch weekly audio newspapers for the partially sighted and blind people of Ayrshire. Volunteer readers must have a good, clear speaking voice & enjoy reading; they must feel comfortable reading aloud and be able to put a bit of colour and personality into the stories they are recording to make the experience more interesting for the listener. Someone with a journalist or radio background would be a great advantage, although this is not a requirement.
Computer digital recordings are saved on USB memory sticks & distributed to members each week by post to those on our membership list (post-free). Service users keep the memory sticks for a few days to give them time to listen to all of the stories. They then return them to us where the old recordings are wiped and the memory sticks re-used for the next batch of recordings.
Public Generosity is crucial to sustain our Guide Dog services. We are always looking for volunteers. To be eligible for a fundraising volunteer we need people who are reliable, honest, enthusiastic and dedicated, enjoy meeting people from all walks of life and have necessary skills for specialist roles such as treasurer, speakers and trading support. There is also an opportunity to travel to various locations as we run several national events throughout the year.
Admin Assistant Duties: Volunteer admin support needed to help manage, maintain and organise our administration & keeping our records up to date. Volunteers must be computer literate with knowledge of Microsoft Office and relevant software packages.
The volunteer producer will operate and maintain the recording equipment in our small studio to record the volunteer readers who come in to record excerpts from the local newspapers, books, magazines etc. The recordings are copied to USBs which are then sent out to our sight impaired membership. When the service users have finished with them, they return the USBs to us so that we can delete the old recordings and replace them with new ones. We need volunteers with relevant skills/expertise in audio software such as Audacity/Windows 10, who can work on a digital audio recording system for our Talking Newspapers Service for the Blind. Volunteers are needed to help us maintain and keep this vital recording equipment in good running order.
Do you have the skills and expertise to enhance and improve the lives of people with a visual impairment? Dundee Blind & Partially Sighted Society are looking for enthusiastic, community-minded and experienced individuals of any age and background with skills to help our charity to succeed by becoming a Board Member. The Board of Directors is responsible for the overall governance of the organisation and we are seeking to recruit new Directors who will strengthen and complement our existing Board members.
Dundee Blind & Partially Sighted Society is one of Dundee’s oldest charities and their objective is to work towards a world where all people who are blind or partially sighted enjoy the same rights, opportunities and responsibilities as everyone else. The Society offers its members an advice and support service and runs social activities to help combat social isolation.
If you have commitment, experience, passion, drive and enthusiasm, would like to support the organisation meets its legal, financial and ethical obligations and can spare a few hours every second month then we would be delighted to hear from you.
Caithness Disability Access group are responsible for advising local businesses and public places/spaces. about good practice about disability access. The members advise and support by raising awareness of the difficulties faced by disabled people. Group members will visit premises and offer practical advice on improvements as well as advice and support.