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William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre is an independent hospital specialising in clinical assessment and treatment services for patients with epilepsy, epilepsy associated conditions and sleep disorders.
Patients are usually held for 2-4 weeks in the centre without being able to leave the building, so any meaningful engagement is of great benefit.
Do you have a few hours each month to share your passion or skill with our patients. For example could you teach them crafting, yoga, music, photography etc. Could you give them a talk about your life experiences. Do you enjoy holding quizzes or bingo.
By bringing your skills and experiences to our patients, you will be bringing some variety into their day.
To get the most out of the role we hope you can commit at least half a day each month for at least 6 months.
Selection Procedure will include - Application form, chat, references and PVG disclosure.
Benefits & Perks:
* We give our volunteers a sense of family, together transforming the lives of the vulnerable people we care for and support
* Gaining new experiences and learn new skills
* Build confidence and gain a sense of achievement
* Improved physical and mental health wellbeing
* Free training and development
* Adding to your CV
* Trying something new and meet new people
* Have fun!
help at the 'silver Crafter' group for older adults. volunteers help with crafts and general duties or simply have a chat and help with refreshments. you dont need to be a 'silver crafter' yourself.!
Volunteers to help in the wardrobe department of Wick Players. Materials provided, sewing creative,craft skills essential. so if you have an interest in Fashion and creative flare then this could be for you!!!
volunteers to help with music for Junior Drama Group, help with musicality, dance or for productions
Volunteers with practical Skills to help Wick Players back stage crew. Help with DIY, scenery, moving and handling, painting construction etc
Wick Players are offering Drama Workshops/ activities/dance for their Junior section to encourage young members age 11-18. this is an opportunity for young people to gain an interest in the Arts and drama, gain social skills and help with confidence. However, they need new volunteers to help with this new group. This opportunity is subject to free PVg disclosure check
A Young Carer is someone up to the age of 18 who provides unpaid support to a relative, friend or neighbour who due to illness or disability cannot manage to live independently without the carer’s help. Responsibilities may include practical support such as personal care, cooking, housework, or emotional support.
Aberdeen Young Carers are looking for volunteers to spend some quality time with a child or young person between the ages of 5-18 on a regular basis, getting to know them, and building up a positive relationship by being reliable and non-judgemental when listening to them.
A befriender volunteer will support the Young Carer to enjoy activities and experiences within the Aberdeen community to reduce isolation, and promoting self-esteem and confidence.
This is a flexible opportunity and you can commit to meeting with a Young Carer for a few hours on a fortnightly or monthly basis depending on what time you have available. This would take place out with school hours, predominately over evenings or weekends.
To be a befriender volunteer we ask for a minimum time commitment of six months, so that the child or young person benefits from consistent visits and has time to build a professional relationship with the volunteer.
To apply, please visit: https://volunteer.barnardos.org.uk/opportunities/16050-befriender-aberdeen-young-carers-2020-11-24 or contact the Volunteer Coordinator below:
This exciting opportunity has become available for any volunteer who may have a skill they wish to share with the people we work with. This could include, Musical or dance skills, Arts and crafts, Storytelling, sport etc. Creating meaningful activities The role involves, Assisting staff to prepare for activities, Encouraging supported persons to participate in activities, Notifying staff of any issues or concerns, Attending regular support sessions, Undertaking Cornerstone Induction training, Contacting the Branch Coordinator if unable to attend as agreed.
If you love music, play guitar and are looking for a volunteering opportunity we are looking for people like you who could spend time sharing your skills with a child in Angus who has experienced disadvantage, trauma or has disabilities. Aberlour is Scotland’s biggest Children’s Charity, We pride ourselves on our child centred focus and strong commitment to the individual development of each child emotionally, socially, physically and intellectually. We work with whole families as well as children on their own.
What you would be doing:
• Using music to uplift and empower
• Supporting a young person to learn a new skill
• Help to build a young person’s confidence
By volunteering with Aberlour, you can gain:
• A sense of satisfaction in helping a young person build confidence and self and reach their full potential
• Gain experience of supporting young people to flourish
• Practical experience of working with young people
• Have Fun!
What can you gain from volunteering
Volunteers can gain a huge sense of satisfaction from supporting the work of Aberlour. Volunteers can help children, young people and families build their confidence, self-esteem and encourage them to achieve their full potential. Volunteers gain practical experience in working with others in needs, supporting fundraising events and develop their own skills and opportunities for career and CV enhancement.
Volunteers are also provided with a Volunteer Induction, Child Protection training, and any additional training relevant to the role. Aberlour will reimburse reasonable expenses, and will provide volunteers with ongoing support and supervision.
Key activities of the Technical Crew are:
• Moving and setting up staging and lighting equipment;
• Operating lighting and sound equipment;
• Technical support;
• Understanding of Health and Safety;
• Time management of visiting artists;
• Looking after technical equipment in unique performance spaces;
• Bringing the Festival Directors creative visions to life.
Festival dates are from Friday 21st to Friday 28th June 2024.