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Aberdeen Multicultural Centre (AMC) is an outcome driven, user led charity, committed to making a positive impact on the lives of wider communities in Aberdeen. AMC encourages co-operation and integration amongst diverse community groups. AMC’s vibrant aims are to support communities from social, economic, welfare & environmental perspectives. AMC has run Climate Change projects for the last five years aimed at awareness raising and changing behaviours in relation to home energy efficiency, active travel, food waste, recycling and home gardening amongst diverse communities in Aberdeen. AMC has become cultural hub of communities in Aberdeen. AMC has been organising different cultural events such as International Mother Language Day, Aberdeen Mela- One World Day, Multicultural Burns Night etc. AMC also involved in different sports & physical activities such as Multicultural Football Festival, Multicultural Bike Rally, Wellbeing & Mindfulness Meditation Sessions, Relaxation & Chair base exercises for BAME older people etc.
Post Covid-19 recovery stage we are looking to go back to our normal operations and activities. Planning ahead we need a grant proposal writing volunteer’s support to our team.
A fantastic and exciting opportunity to assist in the continued successful development of Aberdeen Multicultural Centre and make a real difference for people and communities. All help is greatly appreciated.
For further information please contact Ahashan Habib, Centre Manager at E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel. 01224 561992.
Last updated 3 days ago
>Who we are:
The African Council is an independent voluntary organisation with a mission to promote the social and economic welfare of African People.
We celebrate the best in African culture(s), history and values. We promote the attainment of education and life skills especially among Africans. We also advance active citizenship among Africans through engagement in civic and political process, institutions and leadership.
>Some of our projects:
1. Employment/Enterprise coaching events
• The event seeks to provide coaching and empowerment for Africans through education, guidance and support, to increase Africans involvement in employment, enterprise and entrepreneurship opportunities.
2. Civic and Political structures coaching events
• The event seeks to provide coaching that encourages and provides guidance to Africans, to increase involvement and participation of Africans in civic and political life in Scotland,
3. Engagement events
• Our engagement events seek to understand the challenges and barriers that Africans face in participating in all areas of Scottish life and ways to mitigate these challenges.
Volunteers are vital for delivering the African Council's projects and services. We are looking for volunteers to join our team and we currently have volunteering opportunities available in the following areas:
1. Website Support
2. Corporate Communications
3. Social Media Management
5. Digital marketing and advertising
6. Event planning, support and management
9. Help desk
>Benefits of volunteering with the African Council include:
1. Opportunities to learn new skills
2. Employability training
3. Meet new people
4. Networking opportunities
5. Flexible working times
6. Develop your skills and talent and turn it to something employers will be excited about
7. Boost your CV with relevant work experience\n8. Fun hangouts, as well as,
9. Satisfaction of being a part of team that will make a significant difference in Scotland
Fantastic opportunities to help at a very exciting time in the development of the African Council. All help is greatly appreciated.
For more information please contact Ca-ananay Maduka, Volunteer Coordinator at E Mail: email@example.com or Tel.: 01224 579218.
Last updated 4 days ago
Our Language Cafes are friendly and informal weekly sessions where we invite everyone to chat in English and learn from each other about living in the UK. So far we have had over 25 different nationalities, aged be-tween 20 to 70+, with a variety of professions and educational levels. Every person attending our sessions is invited to enjoy an informal and welcoming environment that promotes tolerance and integration. Cafetistas come to learn about Aberdeen, meet people who share their circumstances and meet volunteers who would encourage them to improve their English and learn more about the UK.
Every week we speak about a different topic or run an activity to encourage cafetistas to improve their language and personal skills and integrate into their community, whether in Aberdeen or Aberdeenshire.
*What are the benefits of being our volunteer at the Language Cafes:
*You will learn about different cultures and use your personal and life skills to interact and help people who are settling in an unfamiliar environment.
* You will exercise your existing capabilities and knowledge on varied topics whilst learning about new subjects and cultures.
*You will learn about creative ways in which you can engage, encourage and motivate people.
* You will have a positive and long lasting impact on cafetistas as well as in your community by supporting an environment of tolerance, respect and open interaction.
*You will learn and practise your leading and problem solving skills as well as your creativity and adaptability.
*We would like to invite volunteers who can:
*Attend at least two language cafes every month over an extended period of time. This helps to support consistency and creates a solid relationship with our cafetistas and with GREC.
* Research and share information with our cafetistas.
* Act as moderators and lead activities with other volunteers and cafetistas during our sessions.
* Create a welcoming environment by tolerating and respecting every-one attending our Language Cafes.
* Ensure that everyone is given an opportunity to communicate and share their opinions during the sessions.
We acknowledge our volunteers as the true foundation of the Language Cafes. A fantastic opportunity to help – with all help greatly appreciated. For more information please get in touch with Adriana via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 01224 595505.
Last updated 4 days ago
The BME (Black Minority and Ethnic) Homework club is an after school club for families who have English as a second language. Volunteers will be involved in planning, preparing and supervising activities for the children. They will also be working one to one with families and carers, to help them to support their children complete their homework and improve their English. Volunteers will help to prepare snacks and drinks and encourage attendees to engage with activities.
Last updated 9 days ago
Home-based volunteering, Board/trustee role
Aberdeen Citizens Advice Bureau (ACAB) seeks a volunteer Board Member with a finance background to continue the work done by our current Treasurer and play an active role in preparing the Bureau for the demands of the future.
ACAB is an independent Scottish charity and a member of the Citizens Advice Scotland network.
The Bureau provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to the citizens of Aberdeen and its environs that is accessible and tailored to meet the needs of the community.
The core role of the Treasurer is to advise the Board on all financial matters and to oversee the financial affairs of ACAB and ensure that they are legal, constitutional and within accepted accounting practice.
A fantastic opportunity to help in the important work and continued successful development of Aberdeen Citizens Advice Bureau. All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated. For an informal discussion of the role, please contact the Chair of the Board, Val Maehle at email@example.com. Application by CV and covering letter.
Last updated 12 days ago
*Who We Are:
UKFCP Third Party Support Centre is established in March 2020 for the fight against Coronavirus COVID-19. We aim to ensure a safer community for Chinese people with great passion and dedication. We are now at the very CRUCIAL stage and we are looking for talents who could provide help for our community in your area and willing to address issues for the people in need.
Be part of us! https://www.ukfcp.com/ukfcp-support-centre
*How to Apply Your Talents:
- Get more exposure for Support Centre and promote 30 Community Projects.
- Generate digital content to raise general public awareness of our support centre work and engage our stakeholders we work with – from clients to volunteers and local organisations
- Liaise with local media (UK and Europe) and communities to promote Support Centre services and cover more stories
- Develop and manage social media to reach more audiences, help them become more accessible to our services and attract more potential professionals and volunteers
- Volunteerfrom home, with an energetic and creative team
- Networking with Chinese professionals in the UK
A fantastic opportunity to help with all volunteer assistance greatly appreciated. For further details please contact Josephine Hua, Admin Assistant at email firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 07497348182.
Last updated 24 days ago
Through a range of support structures and services, LINKnet aims to provide a quality experience for volunteer mentors/befrienders and successful outcomes for mentees. Your commitment as a mentor/befriender will be two or three hours per week, spread over a day or two for a few months, not exceeding six months. One to one mentoring is found to be one of the most effective methods of people development . Befriending is a rewarding, personal gratification experience.
Last updated a month ago
We are a Christian based charity and our mission is to help those most in need. Our area covers helping people in financial hardship and/or debt. We work with clients with a variety of issues and have various in house support and work closely with other organisations to get people the best help possible.
The Debt Advice service has been running for many years now and we have an ever increasing demand for our services. We are looking for individuals who have a keen interest in the Salvation Army’s work and would be keen to join our team to help and support those going through financial difficulties. If you are reliable, have the ability to keep confidences, able to record information accurately, computer literate and have good listening skills and the ability to empathize with our clients and fully understand the situation they are in and how it affects them and passionate about helping others then we would love to hear from you.
We offer full training in the form of I-learn portal or training day, Generalist Advice Training, Debt Advice Service Induction, Client Management System.
Your tasks will include interviewing clients to gain a full understanding of their situation, record financial information, complete paperwork, sign post clients, undertake administrative tasks.
This is a volunteer role and hours can be discussed and agreed and reasonable expenses will be paid.
Due to the level of investment and training we give our volunteers we would ask for an initial commitment of 12 months.
Last updated a month ago
Volunteering as an English tutor could be for you if you have good English and communications skills, You have an interest in language, You would like to teach in the future and need to gain some practical experience. You would be comfortable going into students' homes to teach them one-to-one. We are looking for volunteers who are interested in teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). We are looking for people with good communication skills and an interest in language learning
Last updated 2 months ago
Volunteering Matters Overview
At Volunteering Matters we believe everyone in the UK should have the opportunity to thrive, so we bring people together to overcome some of society’s most complex issues through the power of volunteering. We partner with communities to overcome adversity, tackling social isolation and loneliness, improving health, developing skills and opportunities. And because we’re a national charity, we do this at scale, sharing our expertise and building partnerships to make an even bigger impact. We turn local knowledge and energy into action and progress, building stronger communities and a better future for all.
Our Family Supporters Edinburgh project offers practical and emotional support to families across the South East and South West localities of Edinburgh, empowering them to face a range of life challenges. We recruit, train and match dedicated, local volunteers to help families every step of the way, spending 1-1 time together on a personalised set of goals chosen by the family, for the family.
We can help in many ways, such as improved living standards, budgeting, healthier eating, better school life and behaviour, access to health and wellbeing aid, as well as introducing parents to community resources, to name a few. So far, thousands of families across the UK have benefitted from our service and we are now delighted to extend the programmes reach to families in Edinburgh.
Who can volunteer with us?
Our volunteers are locally based people with an understanding of the challenges that families are facing. Aged 18+, each volunteer brings different life experiences and skills that they can use to help the family they are matched to, offering support on a weekly basis, usually for 6-9 months at a time that suits everyone. They build a strong relationship based on trust and mutual respect, acting as a friendly face who listens and cares about the family. All volunteers are interviewed, trained to the highest standards and undergo disclosure checks before being matched with a family.
What can we offer volunteers?
As well as the sense of achievement that comes through supporting a family, our volunteers will have the opportunity to learn and develop new skills, attend social events with other volunteers and enhance their employability. Certificates are provided upon completion of induction training and at the end of the commitment, with project staff happy to provide references for future studies or employment.
Last updated 3 days ago