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Suitable for groups, One-off volunteering
VOLUNTEER CALL OUT
-Event: ‘Spectra – Scotland’s Festival of Light 2022’
-Install Dates: Monday 7th – Thursday 10th February 2022
-Live Dates: Thursday 10th – Sunday 13th February 2022
-De-install Dates: Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th February 2022 (post event)
-Location: Aberdeen City Centre
Curated Place (the production team behind Spectra – Aberdeen’s Festival of Light 2015-22) are looking for volunteers to work alongside them to deliver ‘Spectra – Scotland’s Festival of Light’ 2022. On the evenings of 10th,11th, 12th and 13th February 2022, Aberdeen City Centre will be transformed by immersive light and sound installations inspired by the Scotland’s “Year of Stories”. There will be award winning international, UK and Scottish artists creating a series of artworks around the city which will engage Aberdeen audiences. A full description of the artists and the works can be seen here - https://www.spectrafestival.co.uk/artists
This year we are expecting to welcome 5000-8000 people each night across the festival sites.
-Why Volunteer with Spectra?
• Learn new skills or develop the skills you already have
• Do something positive and active for yourself and your community
• Meet artists, production teams and develop your networks
• Gain insight into the delivery of a large-scale, public facing festival
• Challenge yourself in a safe, welcoming environment
We are looking for volunteers in two different roles.
These roles are dictated by the needs of the Producer and Technical Manager you are supporting, which may include:
• Assisting Producer/Technical Manager on the ground with all elements of project delivery
• General art work installation assistance
• Carrying tools and equipment to and from site.
The Delivery Team role is a key public facing role and will include:
• Welcome and crowd guidance
• Directing people, offering advice & information
• On site production assistance
• Reassure public on COVID-19 mitigations and protocols
• Information sharing with Event Managers
• Assisting if an emergency situation arises (full training provided)
An exciting and fantastic opportunity to help out and be part of a major event. All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated.
We look forward to hearing from you. If you are interested, please fill in this form at https://forms.gle/x3w5gxuutkNrhHUN7 and we’ll be in touch.
Please direct any queries to – Alison Brodie (Creative Producer) at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 07738113493.
Last updated 2 days ago
Wave Radio is a broadcasting service for the wellbeing of patients at Dr Gray’s Hospital -- and by broadcasting online, they aim to bring the community into the hospital and the hospital into the community.
This volunteering opportunity is also a great one if you have a love in music.
They are not just looking for people to present on air, but would also welcome people who have a bit of spare time to catalogue music or music production. For people interested in any of their presenter slots, please know these programmes can be pre-recorded for broadcast at a later time. Right now, volunteers can do their shows from home, through the studios at Dr. Grays. Volunteers who have an interest in specific musical genre (i.e./Classical, show tunes, soul etc. ) or have a wide musical taste can find out more about how to help with their breakfast, afternoon and early evening programmes.
Wave Radio is run entirely by volunteers and donations. Please get in touch if you would like to find out more about volunteering with them!
Last updated 3 days ago
Are you are interested in meeting new people, learning new skills, showing your passion for the all things Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire? We are currently seeking people in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire to provide a warm North-east welcome for visitors to our wonderful region?
*What is a Welcome to Aberdeenshire volunteer?
First impressions count! Our Welcome to Aberdeen City/Aberdeenshire volunteer initiative is looking for friendly, passionate and proud people keen to share local knowledge of our wonderful area with visitors.
To give a warm welcome to visitors arriving in the region and provide information and assistance to make their time in the destination a fantastic experience.
1. Meeting and greeting visitors as they arrive in the region.
2. Providing information on getting around the area. For example, onward transport links, bus timetables.
3. Providing general information on the area. For example, visiting attractions, shopping, eating, walking, places to visit, currency exchange.
4. Providing leaflets, visitor maps and general tourist information.
We aim to recognise the value of the contribution volunteers will make to the success of our local area. We aim to offer satisfying volunteering opportunities and will support volunteers appropriately to carry out their role to the highest standards possible. As part of this excellent support and relevant guidance is provided to all volunteers. Various training courses and information will be shared during the induction period to increase knowledge of the local tourism product and travel around the region.
•Meet new people
•Learn new skills
•Use existing skills – do you speak a second language?
•Feel passionate about your region
*Interested in this volunteering opportunity?
Please go to https://www.visitabdn.com/about-us/volunteers/ for more information and to apply or please email email@example.com
Last updated 8 days ago
We believe every child and young person deserves the same opportunity to succeed and so we provide free, immersive, instrumental music tuition to pupils and pre-school children. This leads to an enhanced ability to learn in school, improvements in emotional wellbeing, confidence and esteem, as well as the acquisition of a range of social and life skills. To achieve this, volunteers are vital for our Big Noise Centre in Torry.
As a Big Noise volunteer, you'll be helping us transform children's lives through music. You don't need to have any musical experience, just a passion for making a difference to the lives of young people.
Volunteers help in a variety of valuable ways, including:
• Helping children stay focused and engaged during music lessons
• Walk children from school to the Big Noise Centre
• Helping set up for rehearsals and music lessons and assisting the children and young people to play their instruments if required
• Supervise children during snack times, breaks, time-out etc.
• and much more...
You can become a positive role model in children’s lives and someone they look forward to spending time with. You will benefit from this by receiving training, developing skills in communication and gaining experience of working with children and young people. Big Noise Torry/Sistema Scotland have also achieved the Investing in Volunteers Award-a national quality standard for good practice in involving volunteers as part of our commitment to volunteering and providing excellent support to volunteers.
A fantastic opportunity to help with a major charity in Aberdeen and Scotland. All volunteer help is greatly appreciated and makes a real difference. For more details please either:
-Visit our website at https://www.makeabignoise.org.uk/volunteering/ and apply online at https://www.makeabignoise.org.uk/volunteering/apply-online/aberdeen/
-Contact us at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 01786 462923.
Last updated 8 days ago
Volunteering Matters, the UK’s largest volunteering charity, believe that everyone in the UK should have the opportunity to thrive. We bring people together to overcome some of society’s most complex issues through the power of volunteering. Our Retired and Senior Volunteer Programme (RSVP) encourages those aged 50+ to volunteer and be active in their communities. RSVP projects can take many forms, from school support, to driving schemes, all having an incredible impact both on the wider community, and our volunteers.
In Aberdeen, we are looking for a passionate, friendly individual to re-establish RSVP knitting groups in the Aberdeen area as a Group Volunteer Organiser. As our RSVP Knitting Group Volunteer Organiser, you will engage other adults aged 50+ in the local community who enjoy knitting, bring them together as knitting volunteers, but also providing a social forum for the knitters to chat and spark friendships. Activity will also happen in between, with knitters completing items at home too.
In addition to setting up groups and arranging for them to come together (if they would like to), the Organiser will collect items created, and ensure they are donated to local organisations that can benefit from them. Previously, this has included clothes for the local neonatal unit, trauma teddies, and others. This will involve networking in the Aberdeen area to establish relationships with organisations and agree how donations will work.
You don’t have to be an avid knitter yourself, this role is more to organise knitting activity, and be the point of contact for knitters and partners in the local area. However, if you would like to be involved in the knitting activity, that would be most welcome.
- Engaging with keen knitters in the local area to form groups, and on-going contact with knitters
- Promoting knitting opportunities/encouraging wider involvement via local press, social media etc.
- Working with organisations to create partnerships for the knitting to be donated to
- Ensuring quality control of items
- Applying for small grants/funding/some fundraising activity would be beneficial
- Gathering items from knitters and arranging collection/delivery
- Ensuring social opportunities for knitters to come together (if they wish to)
- Inputting to the wider RSVP network as and when appropriate
*You will be:
- Honest, reliable, and friendly volunteer aged 50+
- Regular commitment
- An interest in networking/building relationships
- Good communication, organisational, and people skills
- Ability to volunteer independently, taking initiative to grow the groups, with minimum support
- Able to lift/move bags of knitting donations and transport them – being a driver would be useful
*We will provide:
- A fun, enjoyable and worthwhile voluntary experience
- Sense of achievement
- Relevant training and support
- All travel expenses
- Relevant insurance for activities
- Opportunity to engage with the wider RSVP and Volunteering Matters Network
A fantastic opportunity to help and make a real difference for people and the community.
For further details please contact Louise Orr, Delivery Leader at email: email@example.com or tel.: 07534 108 842.
Last updated 8 days ago
As a Voluntary Workshop Assistant 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.
Our pupils age from 12-25 years old and as part of your position, you will be with them when they attend the various workshops (woodwork, metal, weavery, felt, candle, pottery, bike and Fruver- our food workshop)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: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 01224 866162.
Last updated 8 days ago
Pushing Out the Boat magazine (North-east Scotland’s Biennial Magazine of New Writing and the Visual Arts) is looking for a new treasurer to join our team of (unpaid) volunteers.
We are a registered charity (SCIO No SC044919) with annual income and spending in the low thousands. Our main income derives from magazine sales and events. Apart from administrative expenses, our main cost is printing the magazine. We will provide interested candidates with a summary of our accounts for the last three years.
1. manage our receipts/payments accounting system to include monies received and paid during each financial year via our bank and PayPal accounts and in cash, along with a statement of balances at year end
2. take overall responsibility for operating our bank and PayPal accounts
3. prepare annual accounts, for our Annual General Meeting, obtaining our external auditor’s approval and lodging them with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR)
4. advise the management committee on future financial issues, e.g. potential fundraising and upgrading of our technology to accept payments for magazines and events
5. become a charity trustee, a member of our managing committee (to which you will make a regular treasurer’s report), and one of five office-bearers, including our chair, editor, co-ordinator, and secretary.
6. you must be able to demonstrate experience and competence in the technical aspects of the role, and provide us with a referee who can confirm that.
While not essential, you may get more out of the opportunity if you have a general interest in the arts.
We are a friendly group of volunteers whose meetings and occasional events are held in or near Aberdeen.
You can find OSCR’s detailed guidance on operating charity accounts at https://www.oscr.org.uk/media/3532/a-guide-to-charity-accounting.pdf Please also browse our website at https://www.pushingouttheboat.co.uk/ to get a feel for what we do.
Contact us at email@example.com to discuss this opportunity or lodge your interest in it. We recruit new team members through a discussion between any interested and qualified candidate and a small group of trustees to confirm that we’re suited for each other (in current circumstances by Zoom or face-to-face).
Last updated 8 days ago
Station House Media Unit (shmu) have plenty of opportunities for people to get involved, including volunteering for radio and community magazines, events and more. shmu is a friendly place where everybody is welcome. The main strength of the organisation is our volunteers and we're always keen to get new people involved - if not, you're missing out! We work primarily in the Cummings Park, Mastrick, Middlefield, Northfield, Seaton, Tillydrone, Torry and Woodside localities of Aberdeen and are looking for people to get involved in our community magazines and radio shows.
To volunteer for this position(s) people must reside in one of SHMU’s core communities of either Cummings Park, Mastrick, Middlefield, Northfield, Seaton, Tillydrone, Torry or Woodside areas of Aberdeen. Other than this you don’t need to have any previous experience as all training is provided – just an interest in your community!
If you would like more information on how to volunteer at shmu, please contact Tracy Ewing, shmu Volunteer Co-ordinator at email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 07712301849.
Last updated 8 days ago
We have a great volunteer opportunity to join our excellent team of volunteers as a Cathedral Caretaker is responsible for the general upkeep and presentation of the Cathedral and associated properties. Duties will include:
*Routine maintenance and heavier-duty cleaning, supporting the existing cleaning team when appropriate;
*Conducting scheduled safety checks and tests in accordance with statutory requirements;
*Being a responsible key-holder for emergency access to the buildings
*Preparing venues and providing access to buildings for external-hire events; securing premises after the event;
*Being the primary contact and providing access to buildings for contractors and officials visiting the Cathedral;
*Ensuring all boilers / radiators are working efficiently and boilers are regularly inspected/serviced by a qualified tradesperson.
*Setting of heating in accordance with Cathedral diary of events
Relevant training and good support is provided to all volunteers, with all help greatly appreciated. For further details please contact Lynda Johnston, Cathedral Administrator at E Mail: email@example.com or Tel.: 01224 640119
Last updated 13 days ago
Teapot Trust is a Scottish charity providing a UK wide programme of art therapy and creative interventions for chronically ill children in hospitals and hospices. We have a team of professional art therapists working across Scotland and London, including Royal Aberdeen’s Children's Hospital.
We are currently looking for volunteers to raise awareness and help to increase our presence in Aberdeen. Teapot Trust want to recruit representatives to volunteer at local events such as tea parties, sponsored runs/walks and give talks about the work we do. Volunteers could also help run an arts and crafts table, manage collecting cans and sell merchandise. We always welcome new fundraising ideas and will provide support and training depending on the event.
Depending on skill set we are looking for a volunteer to manage other volunteers on a local basis.
Excellent support is provided to all volunteers. A member of staff from Teapot Trust will explain to new volunteers what is required for each role and give training for relevant areas. There will be a named member of staff volunteers can also contact if they require support or wish to discuss their volunteering role.
Fantastic opportunities to assist and help the Teapot Trust make a real difference for children and young people in Aberdeen. All volunteer help is greatly appreciated. For further details please contact Kirsty Moore at E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 0131 273 4340.
Last updated 13 days ago