page 1 of 16
The Ardler Village Trust operates a successful Charity Shop to help raise funds for local projects. The Trust is now looking for enthusiastic volunteers to work as Shop Assistants where they can meet new friends and learn valuable skills. You will join a team of cheerful workers undertaking a variety of roles including sorting donated goods, creating window displays, marketing the shop, serving customers and cash handling. The AVT will also seek to support our volunteers through training and guidance should that be required. The shop aims to not only provide quality, low cost household and clothing items for local people it will also act as site to train volunteers and create a source of income for the Ardler Village Trust from which it can continue its community development work.
We are looking for people to volunteer in Huntly Foodbank Centre where we provide emergency food parcel to individuals and families who are referred to us. There are different areas you can help in where you feel most comfortable.
1) If you enjoy coming a long side people and making them feel welcomed and relaxed by offering them tea and coffee then this is one area to help out in.
2) Packing the food parcel for our clients who need support.
3) Checking the dates on our food and stocking the shelves.
(2 & 3 can require heavy lifting so able bodied required) or you can help in all 3 areas if you like.
New Moray LETS (Local Exchange Trading System) is a community group based in Forres, which lets members trade goods and services using a simple mutual credit system.
Everyone can get involved and everyone has something to offer. Our members include carers, gardeners, computer experts, labourers, organic farmers, decorators, child-minders, therapists, tutors and many others. We publish a quarterly Directory, hold regular Trade Fairs in Forres Town Hall, and have a lively Facebook page where members trade with each other.
We are seeking a volunteer(s) to help us co-ordinate these exchanges and help us to grow this thriving network.
The role includes: helping to stimulate trading by all members, ensuring members stick to the Rules of LETS, manage LETS balance of account and maintain it around zero each year, help to promote New Moray LETS when and where appropriate.
Interested in finding out more? Please get in touch
The Royal Air Forces Association is the charity that supports the RAF family, looking after the welfare of serving and former-serving personnel and their dependants, helping them in times of need. We exist to ensure that the sacrifices made by those who serve their country in the Royal Air Force does not result in suffering, poverty or loneliness.
How do we support them?
We provide a wide range of needs-based welfare support. This includes everything from providing home visits and much needed short breaks, to offering advice and, in some cases, financial assistance in times of difficulty.
Could you give a little time to help others? Join our Volunteer programme today!
Volunteering for the Association is both exciting and rewarding. We offer a variety of exciting roles, each with different tasks and commitment required.
In the Aberdeen area we are currently recruiting volunteer caseworkers.
What do I get out of volunteering?
There are so many benefits to joining our fantastic team of volunteers, including:
• Giving you the opportunity to learn new skills, increase knowledge and gain experience in other sectors
• Boosting your self-esteem and confidence
• Contributing to a worthy cause by engaging in meaningful activities and by giving back to those who gave so much
• Enhancing personal effectiveness
• Looking great on your CV!
So please get in touch to find out more about how you can help today! You can register on our website at www.rafa.org.uk/volunteer and we will confirm your registration via email. If you have any queries or questions, please do contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org Alternatively, you can call us for a chat about the roles on 0800 018 2361.
As part of the Fife Furniture Project, volunteers will work with an experienced volunteer who will ensure that all the deliveries and collections are carried out daily to the requirements of the organisation; to ensure that goods are delivered to the warehouse and safely stored; carry out deliveries and collections with support from the driver's mate.
The role of the Volunteer Assessor is vital in helping GroceryAid support people with financial help. Last year we spent nearly £4 million pounds in financial assistance. If you are a good listener, enjoy meeting people, have an ability to recognise needs and apply solutions and would like a flexible voluntary position that fits around your lifestyle - this could be the role for you.
As part of this role you will visit our beneficiaries in your area at least once a year in their homes. The recommendations of our assessors often result in beneficiaries receiving basic household items such as fridges, cookers, beds as well as emergency grants to help with items such as boiler repairs or a leaking roof.
The Welfare Assessors are our 'front line' who, by their visits are able to ensure the continued welfare of our beneficiaries. Every report is studied and acted upon where necessary, and without their input we may be unaware of the real needs of our members.
This is a very rewarding role with GroceryAid.
For further details please contact:
Tel No: 01252 875925
E Mail: email@example.com
• Welcome clients to the foodbank centre
• Make refreshments and tidy up as required during the session
• Offer a listening ear and signpost clients, as required, to further support, using information from the signposting
• Ensure that clients sign the packing list when they are given their food items and that all vouchers and packing lists are
stored securely within the bounds of data protection
• Check stock for imminent ‘best before’ dates, place out-of-date food in appropriate box in store room for disposal and
record the action
• Wear a name badge/ID during the session
• Work under the guidance of the Chair and report any health & safety or safeguarding concerns to them.
We redistribute food which would end up in waste, to non-profit organisations in Tayside and Fife. These groups then provide meals for people who are experiencing food poverty, social isolation or other hardships.
We need Mentors who can give a few hours to help other volunteers with support needs. This is a vital part of providing this valuable service to thousands of individuals in need. Working as part of a team, the van crew load and unload crated food to local community food members.
If you have patience, good people skills and the desire to support others with minor needs to achieve the above tasks then get involved and help others to get involved socially.
Garioch Community Kitchen exist to enhance the health and well-being of all sectors of the community in Central Aberdeenshire. We provide a range of services including informative food workshops in a safe and supported environment, delivering practical and nutritional information and teaching transferable food skills in the Wyness Hall and on an outreach basis. We work in partnership with other agencies and groups to promote healthy cooking and eating choices.
We are looking for motivated, local individuals who can contribute their knowledge and skill base to the Charity. It is essential our Committee is made up of people with varying skill sets and therefore we welcome applications from individuals from the private, public and/or third sector.
Committee meetings are held quarterly, and Committee members are expected to attend with email communication outwith these meetings. Trustees are responsible for the governance of the Charity and to support the Business Development Manager.
As part of TLC-Foodbanks commitment to serving our community, we have recently partnered with the Trussell Trust in order to fulfil our aim of meeting the basic food needs of people in crisis across the South of Aberdeen and the surrounding areas.
We currently have volunteer opportunities for people to assist in our vital work as Foodbank Centre Volunteers. All help makes a real difference to the local communities we support and is greatly appreciated.
•Welcome clients to the food-bank centre
•Receive vouchers, check validity, and prepare food parcels according to the standard packing lists
•Make refreshments and tidy up as required during the session
•Offer a listening ear and signpost clients, as required, to further support, using information from the signposting folder/leaflets
•Ensure that clients sign the packing list when they are given their food parcel and that all vouchers and packing lists are stored securely within the bounds of data protection
•Check stock for imminent ‘best before’ dates, place out-of-date food in appropriate box in store room for disposal and record the action
•Wear branded clothing and a name badge during the session
•Work under the guidance of the session leader and report any health & safety or safeguarding concerns to the project manager/session supervisor
•Potential stock room duties for those wishing to work more behind the scenes.
For more information please contact Tim McIlroy, Operations Manager on email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 07542 049898.