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If you have a passion for helping others, this opportunity is perfect for you! You will have the chance to educate the children in your community on health and safety matters such as mental well-being, cyber security, water safety, railway safety, and more. You will help give the children the skills they need to navigate everyday risks, as well as help them build character and resilience.
So, if saving lives as a part of a dedicated team is something you like the sound of, go ahead and give us an email or call – please contact Charley Pirie, School Co-ordinator at email: email@example.com or telephone 07376302532.
Last updated 8 days ago
The Partnership works to raise awareness of the challenges faced by people with disabilities and to break down barriers, overcome challenges and improve quality of life.
The group comprises approximately 15 members of the public, working with five local councillors, and its vision is to:
a) To bring about improvements to the lives of people in Aberdeen City who experience exclusion because of disability by promoting a rights-based approach to disability equality.
b) To create a society where disabled people are valued, respected and included in the life of the City.
c) To encourage and promote inclusion and equality.
d) To create fair opportunity by identifying and removing the disabling barriers which disabled people face daily including prejudice, discrimination and negative attitudes.
e) To provide a means of partnership, consultation and joint action with Aberdeen City Council
Meetings are held at Aberdeen Town House (entrance from Queen Street, Aberdeen). There is also the option to join the meeting remotely if you choose to do so. The Disability Equity Partnership (DEP) has 6 meetings over the year. Examples of projects we have been working on include the City Centre Masterplan, Union Terrace Gardens, webpage and information accessibility to reduce barriers and improve access to information, goods and services.
A fantastic opportunity to make a real difference and all volunteers are greatly appreciated.
For further details please contact Baldeep McGarry, Equalities Officer at email: BMcGarry@aberdeencity.gov.uk or tel.: 07767353006.
Last updated 8 days ago
Putting yourself forward to assist any organisation / group or association is to the benefit and promotion of their objectives and what they stand for within the communities they operate.
Police Scotland Special Constables contribute a competent and professional support backup to the organisation as a whole.
As a Special Constable you will have received training, be assessed and achieved a competent level of Police Legislation knowledge to work alongside your fellow Regular colleagues.
A small range and example of the duties you could be involved in are from Missing person enquiries, Working on wildlife crime investigations, Anti-disorder patrols to deal with hotspots, Driving Police vehicles / Crewing patrol vehicles to Major incident door to door enquiries.
Each Police Scotland Division have a Special Constable Coordinator to look after the deployment and development of their Special Constables. After initial training a Special Constable will deploy within their chosen area and develop their skill base with the assistance of their Coordinator and their respective Local Policing team.
Example of comments from current Special Constables:
-“I felt I could contribute to the community I live in and would have opportunities to meet and work with other people while doing a job I had always considered.”
-“Serving the community is an integral part of a Special Constables duties, working as part of the local team and often with other agencies to provide essential services to those who require assistance in their time of need”
-“Volunteering my time to my community has become something that I find extremely rewarding.”
-“I have received a tremendous amount of encouragement, nurturing and support from all my colleagues, from the front office staff to my fellow Special Constables, Constables, Sergeants, Inspector and Chief Inspector. This makes volunteering for duties an easy decision, who would not want to be part of such an amazing team! “
*Interested in Police Scotland Special Constables please contact your Local Special Constable Coordinator or Police Scotland Recruitment at email Policerecruitmentaberdeen@scotland.pnn.police.uk (for Aberdeen) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org (for Aberdeenshire and Moray).
*Further information is also available at https://www.scotland.police.uk/recruitment/special-constables/
Last updated 8 days ago
We’d love for you to join our busy, diverse and fun team at Stella’s Voice, Aberdeen Charity Shop.
If you’ve got a “can do” attitude, are excited about charity retail and keen to gain new skills, we are looking for volunteers to help with sorting through donations, price items, dress windows and assist customers. No previous experience is needed, all training will be provided.
We ask for a minimum of 2 hours commitment a week. A fantastic opportunity to help. All assistance helps in the vital work of Stella’s Voice charity in protecting the world’s most vulnerable people from human traffickers. It's also a great way to meet new people and make new friends.
For more details please contact email@example.com or call 01224 611840.
Last updated 8 days ago
We are looking for enthusiastic and committed people from all backgrounds from across South Ayrshire.
While qualifications and experience are good to have, what’s more important to us is to have a ‘can do’ attitude and are committed to providing compassionate and informative services to people who have been affected by crime.
You could be a student or recent graduate who is keen to build their CV; or you could be a mid-career professional who is looking to take their life in a different direction. We are open to applications from people from all walks of life.
Victims of crime often feel a range of emotions such as anxiety, confusion and anger, while witnesses may feel confused, anxious and overwhelmed by the court system. As a support volunteer, you will provide help and support in both local communities and within the court environment, ensuring people receive the high-quality support and care they need to move forward after crime.
As a support volunteer, you will make personal contact with people affected by crime, providing them with support at a time when they need it most.
• Discuss service users’ needs by telephone, face-to-face visits or other means, agreeing next steps at the end of each contact
• Help witnesses feel more confident at court by arranging and conducting court familiarisation visits
• Support service users in the court room and other appropriate locations on the day of a trial, liaising with court officials on behalf of service users
• Give feedback and agree follow-up actions with staff members
• Provide administrative support in completing service users’ journeys Benefits to volunteering with VSS
As a support volunteer you will gain many benefits, such as:
• Supporting people when they most need it, helping them to recover from what can be a very distressing time in their life and empowering them to move forward
• Learning new skills and gaining experience of working within the criminal justice sector
• Gaining access to a range of training courses that are relevant to your volunteering role
• Positively affecting your community as a member of a team actively working to reduce the impact of crime
Last updated 15 days ago
Pause & Breathe is a Community Interest Company, based in Bonnybridge, Falkirk. We provide accessible wellbeing sessions, courses and retreats both online and offline in and around Falkirk. Our mission is that participants will be more able to manage their stress and anxiety, which will impact positively on their mental, emotional and physical health. Our values include: accessibility, inclusivity, compassion, equality, respect and balance.
Having recently been successful with the People’s Postcode Lottery, and gaining Boost It Funding via First Port, we are in the process of expanding. As well as our full-time Managing Director, we will be employing a part-time Administrative Assistant and part-time Marketing Specialist. We are also in the process of looking for suitable premises. We believe that this is an exciting time to join our Board, at this time of growth.
Our Managing Director worked as a Criminal Justice Social Worker for 20 years. Our aim is to get Pause & Breathe into prisons, facilitating Mindfulness courses and holding Listening Circles.
We are looking for a Board Member who has at least one of these skills:
● Experience in evaluating and monitoring Social Impact
● Experience in making funding applications
● Strategic Planning
We welcome all applications to this role; however, the following skills, knowledge and experience would be helpful:
● A general understanding or interest in the health and wellbeing sector
● The ability to work effectively as part of a team
● Understanding of good governance for CIC’s
● Knowledge of the Third Sector
● Previous experience of being on a Board
Diversity and inclusion are central to our values and the way we operate, and we are actively seeking to enhance the diversity of our board and welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds.
If this challenge appeals to you and you can share in our goal to provide accessible wellbeing to a wider variety of participants, then we’d love to hear from you.
Please send a note of interest, including your CV or link to your LinkedIn profile to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please let us know why you think you would be a good fit for our Board, and give examples of the skills that we are looking for.
Deadline: 1st October 2022
Any questions, please direct these to Susie Hooper, Managing Director: email@example.com
Last updated 16 days ago
We are looking for young people aged 16-25, who are care experienced and/or at risk of exclusion to become peer mentors.
The Project will offer young people aged 16-21 a chance to build relationships with volunteer peer mentors aged 16-25. This will be achieved by using group mentoring ratios such as 2:2, 1:1, 2:1 etc. We are recruiting 6 to 8 young adults that want to commit one year to develop their personal skills, knowledge and understanding to become effective peer mentors. Young adults will be able to apply directly to the Project to become a peer mentor, completing the Mentor Application Form.
You will need to be willing to complete training and believe that there is a value in peer mentoring. OPEN are looking for those that are willing to share their life experiences and be a positive influence in supporting their mentees so they can make positive life choices and learn from their peer mentoring relationship.
Last updated a month ago
Moray Handyperson Services are looking for new DIY-ers to join their team, especially in the Elgin area. Volunteers complete small/minor maintenance jobs that some older or vulnerable people cannot do by themselves in their own homes. Each year, this local charity helps hundreds of people stay safe and independent in their own home. Small jobs can range from changing a light bulb, to fitting curtain rails, from assembling flat-packs, to even doing a bit of decluttering.
These jobs usually take less than an hour and you can choose to do a job at a time that is convenient for you. Volunteers are usually matched to a job in their local area, and if you can't help out, that isn't a problem either, as you can say no or yes to a job. Now that's flexible volunteering! Contact them if you think you could part of their volunteer team.
How It Works:
The MHPS staff receive requests from clients and collect relevant details, usually over the phone. They then find a volunteer who has the skills, is nearby and is available. If the volunteer accepts the job, MHPS send the volunteer all the details they need to do the job. Most jobs require the volunteer to visit the client in the client’s own home.
The volunteer first makes a brief assessment to ensure the job is as described and it is safe for them to proceed. Once the job has been carried out, there is usually opportunity to chat with the client to determine if they are well, need support in any other areas. Completion paperwork (easy and quick to do) is returned to the MHPS office.
Last updated a month ago
Parenting Together Charity Reg. 1149523 Ranks in the top 1% in the UK for safeguarding Learning Difficulties children and parents. Our volunteers work in the community or individualised support and assistance. We provide Expert Testimony, Safeguarding courses and professional reports for parents involved in family court proceedings.
We recorded a Serious Incident Report to the Charity Commission where nineteen volunteers and Trustees were disassociated, primarily because of confidentiality breaches and misrepresenting the charity to intimidate Social Workers
The charity has excellent feedback from extremely vulnerable service users, https://www.parentingtogether.scot/gallery/Feedback.aspx
We apply low tolerance of anything less than patient kindness towards our service users and train everyone to professional standards, ethically and morally.
Last updated a month ago
Home-based volunteering, Suitable for groups, Board/trustee role
Part of team focussed on safeguarding Learning Difficulties children and their parents.
The most vulnerable, bullied, and exploited minority group is disadvantaged at school, in the family courts and in their community. Parenting Together Trustee Chair is also the CEO of Stability4c.com providing legal services and Expert support to prevent any taking advantage or exploiting them in Family Court proceedings. There are several roles to chose from: As a Delegate for the charity you will contact other local charitable groups looking for synergy or potential joint projects. We arrange Zoom training courses on safeguarding and youth behaviour problems for parents. Support Coordinator is both the most traumatising and the most rewarding role. As the title suggests, you may need to help Learning Difficulties parents prepare a written statement for the Court and to arrange a support network of close friends and relatives.
Last updated a month ago