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We are looking for enthusiastic and commited volunteers for our new “Compassion in the Community” project. The roles of the volunteer team would be to ensure our services are delivered throughout the Scottish Borders. The volunteer team will be responsible for gaining extra support from local individuals, businesses, supporters, media outlets and fundraisers.
We are hoping that our “Compassion in the Community” project will build a sense of community spirit and involvement to help the most vulnerable children in the Scottish Borders.
Roles will include helping organise and run FC workshops for vulnerable children in your community, as well as helping with marketing, fundraising, increasing awareness and creating new contacts.
Connect Alloa gained Charity status in February 2019 after Dave Crozier with support from St. Mungo’s Parish Church and his management team decided that the Community Audit of Alloa conducted in 2016-17 had unfortunately not progressed past the research phase and there was an identified need by the community of more provision being needed for youth, young adults and to support reducing social isolation.
Connect Alloa will run four weekly evening youth groups. These would include two for Primary sevens – third years of high school and the other to be for fourth years to 18 years of age. This has been designed this way to allow for appropriate interactions and transitions for all attendees.
At Connect Alloa we believe it is essential to enable young people to take ownership and responsibility for the youth projects as much as possible as we look to the future.
We hope to collaborate with young people and our wider community to raise awareness of what we do and to create new youth opportunities where possible.
Connect Alloa are looking to recruit a highly motivated and hard working individual as a
Youth Work Assistant to help support and develop the effective running of our new youth clubs.
It is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious person passionate about using their skills to provide effective support for the smooth running of the youth work, to ensure the charity can achieve its aims and allowing young people to help provide the evidence of what they want to drive the project forwards.
We would be looking for someone who would be willing to:
• Provide youth work support for a youth work sessions on a weekly basis (two evening sessions/4clubs per week)
• Facilitate a variety of planned activities for young people
between the age 11- 18 years old with a focus on helping young people to
create positive futures for themselves and their communities.
• Motivate young people to get involved in deciding and shaping a programme
of activities, enabling them to realise their potential and take positive action in
• Proactively engage with young people building positive relationships with
them and their families.
• Help motivate young people to engage with the activities provided
• Ensure the equipment in the club is in working order keeping it clean
and tidy before and after use.
• Assist the lead worker in collating monitoring and evaluation information
• Attend youth work training, safeguarding training and supervision sessions.
There are many qualities we are looking for including:
• Time to offer the youth group and its members.
• Patience and common sense.
• A positive view of young people.
• An understanding of young people.
• A sense of humour.
• Willingness to learn.
• Willingness to engage with the community and try new things.
Bud is Poppyscotland’s brand new vehicle for exploration and learning, a truck that transforms into a mobile community space, comprising a mini poppy factory, micro-museum and with interactive learning opportunities.
Bud is an interactive experience that encourages visitors to create their personal remembrance journey through exploring the exhibits. It is helping us keep remembrance relevant all year round.
>About the opportunity:
As a Bud Veteran Volunteer, you will support the delivery of the Bud project when Bud is in your area. This could see you supporting in one of the key tasks below:
-Carrying out talks to groups (schools, girl guides, brownies, cubs, cadets etc.) members of the public and community organisations who are visiting Bud, or who you are visiting
-Actively engage with small groups of visitors, answering questions about Bud and remembrance
-Taking part in group discussions about the challenges – both positive and negative - faced by the Armed Forces community
-To be flexible in the performance of the post and undertake duties requested by the Bud Team
-Encourage people to complete the on-board evaluation at end of visit
-Inform people of volunteering opportunities available through Bud project
-Support the staff team in set up and take down at visits and events. Support staff in the delivery of activities with schools, groups and public visitors
>Benefits for you:
-Carrying out a range of interesting and rewarding duties
-Having access to appropriate training for the role
-You will have the opportunity to meet a wide range of new people
-Building on your existing skills and developing new ones
-Being part of a friendly, committed team
-Attending local events
A fantastic opportunity to help PoppyScotland and be part of the exciting Bud Project. All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated. For more details please contact Sandra Comrie, Bud Volunteer Support Coordinator at E Mail: email@example.com or tel. 07808261076.
To help with Youth Club Activities which develops the social skills and well-being of young people. Volunteers can help with sport activities, crafts, games or general supervision of young people
This opportunity is to help at a group for families who have children with rare, complex, special or additional needs. BANG has monthly meetings where parent/carers have a rare chance to get together, discuss issues or problems and get support and possible solutions. It also gives parent/carers of special needs children some much needed time out from day to day life.
The volunteer(s) would play with children (0-8 yrs), help with painting and crafts (making and help to serve snack. Parents will be responsible for their children and will be present in the room at all times. Toileting and changing needs will be dealt with by the child’s parent/carer. Of the children involved with the group, some have special needs, learning disabilities, physical disabilities and other conditions. Some are siblings to the special needs child and have no special need. cards, pictures etc)
Lego clubs consist of a weekly 1 hour drop-in session in libraries. Lego Clubs are suitable for children aged 8 and over. Younger children to be accompanied by an adult. The role of the volunteer is just to supervise children, ensuring that they are safe.They are also expected to engage with children and to ensure that the club runs smoothly. Lego Club Volunteers need to be members of the PVG scheme.
Volunteers would be required to help run the Parent + Toddler group with a vision of possibly leading on this in the future.
Tasks involved will include:
- Taking Register
- Setting up activities/crafts etc
- Interacting with the Parents + Toddlers
- Encouraging parent interaction
- Set-up of tea/coffee and snacks
- Clearing up at end of group
- Responsible for money handling
Renfrewshire Leisure is looking for volunteers to help out with their sports and activity camps, schools and community sports clubs which run at various times though-out the year. This volunteering opportunity will provide you with experience of working in this field and you will have the opportunity of receiving rewards such as a free gym pass and/ or sports coach education.
Organisation aims and objectives
Leisure Trust Sports & Leisure activities
Would you like to Volunteer for Home-Start Deveron?
Home-Start Deveron is part of a national network that offers friendly, informal support to families with at least one child under the age of five years.
The daily stresses of bringing up a family can often become overwhelming and as a result parents find themselves unable to cope. Home-Start Deveron can help to alleviate some of the challenges that families face, through regular support from volunteers, who themselves have parenting experience.
As a Volunteer what would I do?
Volunteers visit families, in their own homes, for two to three hours per week. How you help is really down to the family itself, some might need someone to talk to, others might need more practical support with meal planning, cooking, reading to their children or finding out about local services. Volunteers can also help to run groups such as Stay and Play sessions and cookery classes for parents.
Can my support and friendship really make a difference?
The early years before children go off to school are vital and at Home-Start Deveron we believe parents have the key role in creating a secure childhood for their children. It's just that sometimes they need a bit of your help.
This offer of regular, flexible support can go a long way to helping families to get back on their feet. Parents grow in confidence, strengthen bonds with their children and regain a sense of the value of themselves as parents.
Kidz Club is a low cost playgroup style scheme that meets on a Saturday morning. Children aged 3-8 are welcome to be dropped off by their parents between 10.30 and 12.30 in order to give parents a short break, and allow the children to socialise in a safe environment. The club is charged at £2 per child, 50p for each additional sibling, and older siblings are welcome to come along as helpers - ensuring that parents who need it can have an affordable break to get on on a weekend morning.
The role would include planning snacks, activities and outdoor sessions for the children.