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How can you help victims and witnesses of crime?
Being a victim or a witness of crime can be a confusing and stressful experience for many people. Victim Support Scotland (VSS) volunteers provide a webchat and telephone service which can provide support and answer queries to those who approach us.
What will I be doing?
Our volunteers provide emotional support, practical help, information and guidance through the criminal justice system via webchat.
• Talk to people affected by crime via phone calls and web chat
• Update our database record system
• Link service users with other organisations
• Provide relevant support and information to anyone affected by crime
• Promote VSS’ services
What benefits will I receive?
Volunteering with Victim Support Scotland can be challenging and extremely rewarding. As a volunteer you will:
• All reasonable expenses paid
• The offer of a reference for future work
• The knowledge that you are providing help to an organisation that helps others
• The opportunity to grow your skills personally and professionally
To assist in planning and facilitating issue-based group work activities which support LGBT young people to improve confidence and self esteem, and increase skills and knowledge. To provide support and referral options to LGBT young people who need additional support or specialised services. To monitor and record all work with young people. To carry out such other duties as deemed appropriate and known to be within the competence of the volunteer, and agreed by the team leader.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 01224 211963.
Set up and dismantle the clinic Welcome men to clinic and explain the testing process Provide guidance on signing in and registration forms Offer refreshments to clients Promote the c card and free condoms and lube as well as other services Complete monitoring forms
Deliver safer sex supplies to commercial gay scene venues. Insure venues have stock of condoms and lube, Maintain a log sheet of stock, Order stock, Be a point of contact for venues, Update venue staff on current project work.
Confidently deliver key sexual health messages. Give out literature and safer sex supplies at events and bars/clubs. Complete all monitoring and evaluation forms after each shift. Feedback on learning or FAQ’s
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: email@example.com or tel.: 07796511319.
- A trainee adviser goes through the Basic Training Course.
- Interview clients - listen to the client and let the client explain the problem. Help the client to clarify the issue by exploring the problem and asking questions.
- Giving information - use Advisernet, online services and reference books to find out the correct information.
- Give advice - explain the information to the client and the choice that the client has, so he/she can decide what to do.
- Give practical help - for example, filling in forms, doing a benefit calculation, speaking or writing to another agency on behalf of a client.
- Record cases - make a record of the client's details so that further help can be given if a client returns to the CAB.
As well as our regular calendar of events and activities that run each month, we are hoping to increase our scope for one-off events, and their capacity for fundraising. This role will support staff in the creation and delivery of events, assisting with brainstorming, publicity, logistical preparations, and facilitation of the actual event. This role requires a monthly commitment of approx 6 hours (including events themselves), enthusiasm and energy, and an interest in expanding the services.
Move More Aberdeen is an activity programme delivered by Sport Aberdeen in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support and NHS Grampian for people living with a long-term health conditions, e.g. cancer, arthritis, stroke, risk of falls, diabetes and breathing conditions.
Your spare time even a couple of hours each week can really matter to those going through cancer and other long term health conditions. We have a few opportunities where volunteers can be given training. Become a walk leader, support those taking part in circuits, walking football, gardening or gentle movement. These are quotes from Aberdeen participants and volunteers.
*“It helps me feel like an Olympian”
*“It helps me feel as though I am paying something back to the greater community”
*“It’s just a richt guid blether”
*“ By far the most rewarding thing is getting to know the participants and hearing their feedback about the positive impact of the programme”.
Make a difference- get in touch with us today by email firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call 01224 047924.