The Mission of Time to Heal is to provide holistic support and, to relieve the needs of persons affected by domestic violence primarily, but not exclusively, women and children from minority ethnic groups.
We are currently seeking volunteers to help at our Empowerment Centre in Bon Accord House, Riverside Drive, Aberdeen. Tasks include:
● See that the Reception area is kept tidy and looks professional at all times. ● Ensure procedures for signing in, identifying, escorting, and signing out are adhered to at all times. ● Welcome visitors in a pleasant, courteous manner ● Distribute incoming mails and deliveries to the appropriate personnel/function. ● Maintain the door entry system, ensuring there is an adequate supply of key fobs. ● Provide training on the duties and responsibilities of Reception to the appropriate personnel. ● Supervise the labelling of keys, ensuring they are stored in the Key Safe. ● Produce and maintain Operating Procedures for the Reception Rota. ● Answer calls in a timeous, courteous and effective manner.
A fantastic opportunity to help. All help is greatly appreciated. For more details please contact Abiola Crown, Manager at E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 07796511319.
Four Pillars is a Grampian only based LGBT+ Charity that looks after the community in relation to their mental, emotional, physical and sexual health.
As a volunteer you will be at the heart of this unique service that looks to work with individuals on reducing risky sexual behaviour and STI/HIV transmissions whilst protecting the whole person.
There are many different roles within Four Pillars and what kind of role you play is entirely up to you and your skills.
For more information please contact Deejay Bullock at E Mail: email@example.com or tel.: 01224 211963.
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 in Edinburgh project offers practical and emotional support to families across the city 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 for an hour or so each week, 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. We also encourage and welcome volunteers who have the ability to speak multiple languages join our team!
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.
Home-based volunteering, Board/trustee role
Wee County Veterans was set up as a charity in 2022. Originally run by Duncan Paterson, the former chair. Their office in Sauchie, Clackmannanshire called Duncans Den, has been set up for Former armed forces personnel and their families who are encouraged to head in when the shutters are up, with the kettle always at the ready for a cuppa and volunteers on hand to provide support on a wide variety of issues. Come in and socialise with other veterans, tell your stories. They can also hopefully resolve any problems or signpost you to other groups such as SSAFA or ASAP where they will get the help or information you need.
Wee County Veterans are looking for a veteran, good at arithmetic to help with their accounts. No experience in accountancy required, training will be given on a basic excel spreadsheet. Flexible working, 2 -4 hours a week
Volunteer must be a Veteran (but does not need to have accountancy experience, just basic arithmetic).
You will connect with members of the Running online branch through Teams and the Facebook page we have set up for you. These provide a safe and secure platform for branch members to connect with each other.
What you will be doing
You will act as a co-leader of the Running online branch with one other volunteer.
Acting as a joint coordinator of the branch with the second co-leader.
Creating posts on the Facebook page to keep engagement up and encourage interaction. (We recommend at least 3 posts a week).
Taking responsibility for organising and planning the Teams meetings. (We recommend at least one Teams meeting per month).
Monitoring the chat box during a Teams meeting and responding to any questions or comments.
As co-leader of the branch you will be responsible for making sure everyone at the Teams meeting abides by the branch rules/guidelines e.g. not sharing personal contact details, that everyone in the branch listens to and respects the thoughts and opinions of other branch members.
Contacting branch members via the Facebook page or email to let them know when the next meeting will be and give them any information they may need.
Facilitating to make sure that those who wish to attend the Teams meeting have the information they need and understand the guidelines for online branches
Providing admin support to the branch. This includes: responsibility for the branch emails, responding to enquires, and contacting new members.
The skills you need
Reasonable IT skills.
Confident using a computer to send and receive emails and to connect to others online.
Knowledge of Facebook or willingness to learn.
Access to a computer or tablet and a good internet connect.
Interest in running would be beneficial but not essential
Ability to listen and involve others in the online branch
A quiet space where you can be involved in the online meetings without interruptions from others in your household.
What's in it for you
Access free training and learn new skills.
Meet new people.
A worthwhile achievement to add to your CV.
Having fun whilst carrying out a valuable role.
Volunteering can keep you mentally stimulated and provide you with a sense of purpose.
This is a rewarding and fulfilling opportunity and will allow you to make a difference to those you are supporting and their families.
When and where
• Flexibility on days and the amount of time committed to the role. • Some groups may take place in an evening and some during the daytime, branches can be flexible on when there meeting take place to suit the members of that branch.
• Designated Senior Branch Engagement Officer to answer any queries and provide support. • Written guidance on a range of branch communications. • You must complete any requested eLearning modules before you start volunteering. Your Senior Branch Engagement Officer will explain what you need to complete. • Insurance cover for all branch activities. • Agreed expenses reimbursed for attendance at any event organised by the branch support team