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The Lawfield Walking Bus was established a year ago and enables children to walk to school in safe, supervised groups. The Bus concept is a safe, healthy and environmentally friendly approach to walking large groups of children to school.
Each Bus has an adult 'Driver' at the front and an adult 'Conductor' at the rear. We sing songs, play instruments and tell stories on the way to school. The Bus can only be sustained if volunteers are available to be the Driver or Conductor, even on a rota basis. The children walk to school in a group along a set route picking up additional 'passengers' from home along the way. Everyone wears a reflective harness connected to a "Walkodile". The number of walking buses will depend on the number of children who are interested. We operate the buses every day for the journey to school.
Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of the Aberdeen Harbour Expansion Project (AHEP), one of the largest marine engineering project taking place in the North East of Scotland for many decades.
The Community Ambassador Programme associated with the AHEP offers full training and a volunteer work placement to unemployed and unoccupied people who live in our neighbouring communities, especially in Torry.
The Community Ambassadors will be part of the Community Engagement Team and will volunteer at the project Visitor Centre, supporting the delivery of the visits from schools and professional and community-based groups, as well as talks and meetings.
We will work to ensure that this training and placement gives you a high value for your time, enhancing your employability and supporting you in your job-seeking process, during and after the placement.
Excellent support and training includes:
*WorldHost Principles of Customer Service.
*Introduction to Dragados UK and the project.
*Presentation from the Dragados UK Engineering Manager on the construction programme and process.
*Health and Safety Induction by Dragados UK H&S team.
*Environmental Presentation by Dragados UK Environmental team.
*Presentation from Aberdeen Harbour Board on the aims and objectives of AHEP.
*Community Engagement and Communications Induction on processes and protocols needed during the placement.
*Visitor Centre Induction by Dragados UK Community Engagement team, with a detailed description of operations and exhibition materials.
*Talk from the Maritime Museum staff and tour of the Museum.
*A Harbour Tour on an Aberdeen Harbour Board boat.
For further details please contact Yvonne Winter, Community Engagement Manager at E Mail: contactusAHEP@dragados.com / Tel: 01224063600.
As the requirement to be able to use technology increases, many individuals find themselves excluded from the opportunities available as a result of their lack of digital awareness. In order to address this inequality I am looking for digital awareness volunteers, who you would be required to attend local sessions throughout the city showing members of the public how to use and get the best from their own digital devices.
In addition to this, along with other volunteers and staff you would represent Adult Learning at various Digital Awareness events. These sessions and events would be on an ad hoc basis at times convenient to the volunteers.
Good training and support is provided to all volunteers.
A fantastic opportunity to help and make a difference with people and local communities in Aberdeen. All help is greatly appreciated.
For further details please contact Ann Campbell (Development Officer) on E Mail: email@example.com or Tel.: 07901512938
The Clackmannanshire Befriending Project recruit and train volunteers to befriend isolated, vulnerable and disadvantaged young people (aged 8-18) in the local area. Volunteers are matched one to one with a young person, meet them on a regular basis and participate in activities in the community. This could be after school, in the evening or at weekends, depending on volunteer availability. Befrienders are to be reliable, trusting and a positive role model.
Activities are “timeout” for young people who often live in difficult circumstances. These young people often benefit from an adult befriender who they can talk to and trust, as well as providing them with a reason to get out of the house. The project helps young people with their social skills, self-esteem, school attendance/ performance, resilience, personal safety/ health and relationships.
Young people are referred from local schools, social work or other partners. Befrienders are aged 18 years or over, have spare time on a regular basis and are committed to befriending for a minimum period of 12 months. If you are interested, contact us today for an informal chat.
Edinburgh Napier University are looking for members of the public to act as, patients. A Simulated Patient is someone who has been carefully trained to act as a patient, and as such the students will practice non-invasive skills such as communication, moving and handling. This will increase their confidence and competence, and will help prepare them for clinical practice. We have many manikins and models, but there is no better way to prepare students than to let them practice their skills.
We are looking for someone to help design wall graphic’s for our new alcohol safety set. Require someone with their own graphic design package to do this work.
A fantastic opportunity to help. All assistance is greatly appreciated. For more details please contact Jacqueline Wilson, Office Manager at email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 01224 823157.
Looking for teaching assistants for maths and English full training will be given.
Job is for two hours from 4.30 pm to 6.30pm. You will help children overcome problems by identifying where they are struggling and keeping them on task during lessons. You will also help with group work. Children start out their abacus maths journey using “finger theory”. This is a unique method where they use their fingers to add and subtract numbers up to 99.
The role will involve researching for content to include in a monthly newsletter. The content should be relevant and appeal to members of U3A. The volunteer will agree in advance with the committee regarding the type of content be used. Once approval has been given, he/she will have the responsibility to finalise editorial content for publishing within agreed timescales.
>About the opportunity:
Clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene are basic human rights and crucial for overcoming poverty. These basic human rights should be a normal part of daily life for everyone, everywhere – but they aren't. That's why WaterAid is here.
WaterAid Speakers are trained volunteers that deliver inspiring talks and workshops, across the UK, to raise awareness about the importance of clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene, to transform peoples’ lives for good.
Our Speaker volunteers engage people about the important work of WaterAid, inspiring them to take action, as they speak with schools, universities, businesses, youth groups, religious places of worship, service organisations, and many more community groups.
WaterAid enables the world's poorest people to gain access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene education. These basic human rights underpin health, education and livelihoods and form the first, essential step in overcoming poverty.
We work with local partners who understand local issues and we provide them with skills and support. This empowers them and local communities to set up and manage practical and sustainable projects that meet communities real needs. We also campaign locally and internationally, to change policies and practice, and to ensure water and sanitation's vital role in reducing poverty is recognised.
>What’s in it for you?:
-A sense of personal achievement through volunteering locally for an established international charity, helping to tackle extreme poverty and transform people’s lives for good.
-Becoming part of an influential UK-wide volunteering network of over 250 Speaker volunteers reaching around 50,000 people a year with important messages about international development.
-An opportunity to learn from sector specialists about international development and global issues around water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH).
-Development of public speaking skills and confidence through public speaking training, presentation resources and varied presenting opportunities.
-A personal Speaker Mentor to support you as you develop as a Speaker.
-Regular support from the small and friendly WaterAid Speaker Network team, including support via email, phone and face to face in the London office.
-Reasonable expenses for travel to training, talks and workshops.
-Invitations to Supporter Thank You events across the UK.
The role may require contact with children. WaterAid has a strong commitment to safeguarding children, and screening procedures will be conducted
To become a WaterAid Volunteer or for more information please email Speakers@wateraid.org
Friends of Dundonald Castle (FODC) aim to protect the future of Royal Dundonald Castle by promoting the understanding, enjoyment and education of the public as to the historical significance of the castle and the surrounding area. In acting as a community hub, we aim to involve the community, in its widest sense, in protecting their heritage.
Our volunteer will be expected to carry out research into funding for our project(s) and then applying for identified funding.
We are ideally looking for someone who has experience of working with charity organisations and experience with funding applications.
The role includes:
• Researching possible sources of funding.
• Maintaining their own funding database.
• Attending meetings with executive, committee and management.
• Submitting applications and proposals.
• Working with budgets and analysing statistics.
• Monitoring the progress of funding applications.
• Writing reports