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RSPB Scotland are currently looking for pin badge volunteers in Aberdeen City and Shire to help us raise vital funds for nature. This role involves placing pin badge boxes in sites in your local area (e.g. cafes, shops) and visiting them approximately every 4-6 weeks to collect the income raised. It's a great way to get involved with RSPB Scotland, and volunteers can raise thousands of pounds a year to support our conservation projects just by managing a few pin badge boxes. This role is perfect for anyone looking to volunteer flexibly for a few hours per month and who enjoys meeting new people. This role is suitable for under 18’s as well. The role involves approaching various sites in your local area, such as shops or cafes, and asking them to support RSPB Scotland by hosting a pin badge box on their premises.
It also includes:
-Collecting the money and topping up your boxes with extra pin badges;
-Counting and banking the donations from boxes;
-Ensuring that pin badge boxes are in a good condition, replacing where necessary;
-Recording your banked donation on our user-friendly database.
This is a rewarding role and offers volunteers the opportunity to develop various skills such as fundraising, communication, public relations and marketing. You’ll gain insight into the work of RSPB not just in Scotland, but across the UK and globally. You could make additional community links and meet new people in your local area. Undertake any appropriate training and benefit from support throughout your volunteering. Most of all this role offers the opportunity to make a difference and to help inspire others to help save nature. You'll be joining an enthusiastic and friendly team, and would receive support throughout your time as a volunteer.
For more details please contact Lynne Hayton at Email: email@example.com
Last updated 4 days ago
Making change for animals happens in many different ways. Protesting and public outreach is a powerful engagement tool, but sometimes we also need to combine this with talking directly to people in power - your local decision makers. As a Campaign & Lobbying Volunteer, you will combine these 2 campaigning tools to fight for legislative change. By building relationships with your local politicians, whilst also delivering outreach and awareness raising events locally, you will inspire your local MP to take action for the animals. And - you don't need to be an expert on politics. We will give you everything you need, and ultimately this about raising an issue to your MP as a concerned member of their constituency. It's their job to listen to you!
If you envisage a world free from animal suffering, and you want to play your part in making history for animals, we'd love for you to join our volunteer community.
As a Campaign & Lobbying Volunteer, you will take the lead on driving local action for our legislative campaigns. You will help animals in 2 key ways:
1. Lobbying your local politician(s): you will be building and maintaining a relationship with your local MP, talking to them about The Humane League UK's campaigns and encouraging them to take the steps we need to drive progress for animals. This will happen in many ways, including writing letters, sending emails, using social media, and sometimes even meeting them in person (or online) when this is strategically important. Through effective and persuasive communication, you will keep animal welfare firmly on their agendas.
2. In addition, you will have the opportunity to organise public outreach events in your area. These events will help to raise awareness of the issues facing animals in factory farms amongst other constituents in your area, helping to get the attention of your MP. These events may range from door-dropping information, delivering talks, or engaging with members of the public at street events. The more people in your area who know about the issues facing animals, the more pressure your local MP will receive to do the right thing. Your grassroots events can help us gain support of decision makers, and you can play your part in making history for animals.
This role is remotely accessible and focused on local action near where you’re based. No prior experience is required, just a passion and drive to make a difference. There is no set time commitment, but roughly 4-6 hours a month is average for this role, depending on how involved you can be.
A fantastic opportunity to help and make a real difference. For further details please contact Aimee May, Organising Administrator at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 01273 569 057.
If you’re interested in volunteering with The Humane League UK, but aren’t sure if the Campaign & Lobbying role is right for you, please check out our other volunteer opportunities on our website: https://thehumaneleague.org.uk/volunteer-with-us
Last updated 4 days ago
As a Voluntary Farm and Gardens Volunteer you will become part of a team within our farm and gardens, set in beautiful surroundings 5miles outside of Aberdeen city centre and close to the Deeside Railway line.
The opportunity does not require you to have previous experience, we just ask that you are caring, patient and willing to help our pupils, have an interest in people and different ways of communications.
Please note- our farm cares for cows, pigs, goats, hens and alpacas.
Our pupils age from 12-25 years old and as part of your position, you will be with them when they attend the farm and gardens as part of their personalised daily routines and assist them with their tasks.
Training provided in induction and support given throughout the volunteering time within Camphill School Aberdeen.
A fantastic opportunity to help with all assistance making a real difference and greatly appreciated.
For more details please contact Naomi Paton, Recruitment Administrator at E Mail: email@example.com or tel.: 01224 866162.
Last updated 4 days ago
You will be providing a puppy with a vital foundation for its future role as a guide dog. This is a full-time volunteering opportunity as a puppy will live with you in your home for around 12-16 months. It should be noted that although it is possible for another Puppy Raiser to look after a dog on your behalf for short periods of time that this may not always be possible. Consideration should be given to your future plans such as holidays abroad.
“It’s so rewarding to know that the dog will go on to help people with sight loss gain independence and freedom.” – Chris, Puppy Raiser
We rely on volunteers like you to help us improve the lives of people with sight loss. In this role your support will include:
• Developing, caring and providing for the needs of one of our puppies using Positive Reinforcement Techniques and following Guide Dogs Puppy Raising for Excellent Partnerships (PREP) programme
• Familiarising a puppy to a wide range of environments including shops and outdoor off lead exercise areas in all climates and seasons.
• Teaching a puppy it’s ok to be left alone by gradually building up from a few minutes to a maximum of 4 hours
• Attending regular puppy classes
• Regularly meeting with Guide Dogs representatives to discuss your pup’s development
• Completing regular on-line questionnaires to help us monitor puppy progress
-Ideally you will:
• Be able to handle large breed dogs (around 25-40kg)
• Have access to a car on a weekly basis for training and vet visits
• Have your own home or written permission to have a dog in the home
• Have access to a secure area where the puppy could go to the toilet during the day, especially first thing in the morning and last thing at night
• Be able to access online content and training materials (you will need your own email address)
If you don’t feel you tick every box but are sure this role is the one for you, please drop us a message and tell us why. We’re open to suggestions and happy to chat with you to find out what’s possible!
-Volunteering is a two-way street, so in return for your time you will get;
• A dedicated volunteer manager/key contact who will help you settle in and support you during your time with us.
• The challenge and reward of seeing a puppy develop in your home.
• The opportunity to learn and develop your understanding in dog body language, learning theory, the human animal bond and the life of a Guide Dog.
Volunteering for Guide Dogs should never leave you out of pocket. We’ll make sure we pay any expenses related to your volunteering with us in line with our policy.
-For more details and to apply to be a Guide Dogs - Puppy Raiser please visit: https://www.guidedogs.org.uk/how-you-can-help/volunteering-for-guide-dogs/
-If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role further before applying please email Guide Dogs Volunteer Coordinator, Aaron Puckrin at firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you.
Last updated 4 days ago
Suitable for groups, One-off volunteering
We are looking for support to help with basic maintenance within our Community Spaces.
Can you fix things or complete minor repairs?
Are you a confident handy person with basic joinery or decorating skills?
Are you great with people and keen to make a difference?
How much time can you donate?
If you can spare a few hours on an ad hoc basis then you can help to make a real difference!
Where can you help?
Within your local community space in Troon completing minor repairs as needed.
What will you do?
- Be capable and friendly – able to undertake minor repairs – touching up paintwork, putting up shelves, fixing kitchen cupboards and much more!
- Confidently and accurately promote the aims and objectives of the charity at all times.
- Be confident speaking with general public and answering any questions about our work.
- Your confidence and sense of purpose will likely increase.
- You will meet new people and build new relationships.
- You will be giving something back within your local community.
- Unlimited tea and coffee while you work!
It’s a win/win!
Last updated 11 days ago
Fundraising is an essential part of our charity, but more so than ever at present. Can you help to support us?
Are you ready to set up your own challenge?
Can you think ‘outside the box’?
Can you keep the kids/pets involved?
Can you do this whilst keeping safe and observing social distancing in the current situation?
What can you do?
You can do whatever you choose to suit your skill set and the free time you have available!
Good organiser? It’s so easy…
You can set up your own fundraiser on Just Giving with Give A dog A Bone… and an animal a home as your chosen charity and get sharing with your family and friends (and start training!).
You can do whatever you choose… maybe challenge the kids to a sponsored silence (hmmm…).
- A ‘virtual dog walk’.
- A dinner party challenge with friends, meet by zoom and donate the cost of a restaurant meal – after all staying in is the new going out!
- A cocktail making class with friends by zoom.
- A ‘Bake off’ challenge via Zoom.
Like keeping fit and challenging yourself?
Check out virtual events 10k/half marathons or full marathons. Set up your own Just Giving page following the steps above.
Creative or arty?
Why not sell items you’ve made and donate any profit?
The list is endless… we’d love to see and hear of your ideas!
**Remember to check with your employer to see if they offer matched funding – it’s a brilliant and easy way to double your charity fundraising.**
- It could help to fill some time and give you sense of purpose.
- You will maintaining contact with family and friends in a fun and rewarding way.
- You will raise much needed funds for the charity.
- You will get fit and a sense of accomplishment.
It’s a win/win!
Last updated 11 days ago
Urgent call for volunteers to regularly help at the charity shop or more sporadic support as needed.
Volunteers are involved in a wide range of roles and day-to-day activities that support the running and upkeep of each shop. On the shop floor you could be involved with providing excellent customer service, processing transactions on the tills, replenishing stock and putting up eye-catching displays to entice customers in. Behind the scenes, volunteers get involved with sorting through donations to find those hidden gems and preparing goods for sale by sorting, steaming and pricing.
A few hours a week could make a difference.
PDSA positively encourages volunteer applications regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, adults at risk and all our colleagues and expect everyone who works for us to also share this commitment and to treat people with courtesy and respect.
To support this commitment, our recruitment & selection processes are robust and rigorous and all appointments will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate background checks.
Last updated 11 days ago
Are you passionate about animal welfare? Why not join a growing team of Home Visitors who play a vital role in supporting owners and pets in your local area who are facing an emergency situation.
Home Visitors play an essential role in delivery of their service by visiting potential volunteer foster carers to assess their house, home situation and the fosterer.
Volunteers will be contacted by PFSS when there is a need for a home visit in your area and as part of this - your role will include contacting the potential fosterer and arrange a time for a home visit to take place; carry out the home visit following guidelines provided by PFSS; complete the home visit report and return a copy to the Home Visit Coordinator.
Last updated 13 days ago
We need enthusiastic and motivated volunteers to look after or place boxes for us in shops, cafes, vets, pubs, hotels and leisure centres close to your home. You would also be required to bank the donations received.
The boxes need to be visited every month to refill with more badges and collect and bank the money.
We have a secure web-based system which allows you to keep a record of where your boxes are, report the cash you collect and order replacement badges and boxes. You will also have the support of a local team leader as well as dedicated office staff.
Could you place a box in your local shop, or have one on the reception desk at work?
Last updated 18 days ago
We need help with all administration duties for the organisation and Trustees group including:
- arranging Trustees meetings
- taking minutes at Trustee meetings
- assisting with charity paperwork, emails and grant applications
- assisting with the website and social media
Last updated 19 days ago