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Resonate Together is a local charity which has been running for over 13 years. Resonate run various groups dependant on the skills individuals bring, from various art groups to chess club & gardening. They also provide meeting rooms for outside organisations.
They have grown not only in size, resulting in a larger premises, but also their model of working. Many who come to Resonate Together start by saying they do not have any skills. This can be for so many reasons, and one of the core challenges being personal confidence. Over the last decade, they have listened, learned and experienced the incredible development of so many people - they know that ‘skills’ can be learned and we know that every individual that comes to Resonate Together has inner qualities that will benefit our community.
Resonate Together's Customer Service Volunteer role includes meeting members, new and old. Based at the Coffee & Tea area you would not only be welcoming members but inviting them to have a cuppa, and quite often in Resonate, a piece of cake! This gives you a chance to get to know the members in a relaxed informal setting. 1-1 support & training is provided. Minimum of 3 hours per week. Wednesday and/or Thursday Morning & Afternoon. They are expanding into Friday, & Saturday sessions too.
As the Customer Service Volunteer, you may be the first person new members meet as they come through the door. They would therefore like you to be welcoming, friendly, and positive. As Resonate welcomes people from all walks of life discrimination is not tolerated. Good listening skills are a must, as well as of course, knowing your way round a kettle!
As with any member of Resonate we welcome adults from all walks of life, as long as you have the skills and/or the experience (through work, volunteering or life) to take on the role. References will be taken. During your time with Resonate you may be interested in taking on a role requiring a PVG. Please do not hesitate to ask for further information on police checks.
The Kincorth Community Centre Hub has great volunteer opportunities to assist with a range of activities at the Hub.
Volunteer roles include supporting our busy community cafe, which has rapidly taken off, we currently open 9.30 -2.30, but our aim is to run a breakfast and supper club, as well as have the cafe open for activities in the evening.
We have a diverse community that has a lot to offer e.g.: art classes/exercise group/dance class/music lessons and we are always open to new ideas-we are more or less a blank canvass.
Excellent support and relevant guidance is provided to all volunteers. Level 2 Hygiene Certificate will be offered to those who want to volunteer/cook in the café. Any other training would be reviewed and provided if proved relevant.
A fantastic, enjoyable opportunity to volunteer and help make a real difference for people and the community. All volunteers are greatly appreciated.
For further information please contact Andrea Stewart at email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 07985 600037.
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.
Neil's Hugs Foundation is a well-established charity in West Lothian and are expanding into the Clackmannanshire area. The group are developing a safe, compassionate and confidential space where support groups can meet for:
• Anyone who are experiencing poor mental health
• To support people who have lost loved ones to suicide
• Families who are supporting a loved one who attempted suicide.
The Foundation seeks to provide a safe place to talk and listen and support each other. They aim to reduce loneliness and isolation people with poor mental health experience.
Neil's Hugs are developing a one-to-one, 12 week Befriending Service to aid people who are experiencing anxiety and poor mental health to build confidence and skills. Volunteers can help in offering this one-to-one support by becoming Befriender, which will:
• Aid in achieving people's desired outcomes
• Help people become more active in their local community.
Volunteers can help in facilitating groups. Often people find it difficult to talk to people they know, so Neil's Hugs have also established a number of groups. The Support Groups are designed around providing a safe space for people to talk. The groups allow members the space and time while offering a compassionate, listening ear. The Foundation also utilises activities such as art therapy:
- Listening Ear Service which is a phone or video service (Zoom) where volunteers support individuals who are experiencing poor mental health by giving them space on a weekly basis to talk. The volunteer’s listen and give support to those who just need someone to talk to.
- People who have lost loved ones to suicide can attend a weekly Support Group that provides peer-support for families and friends who have lost a loved one to suicide. This too is a safe place to talk about loved one and to have peers involved in people's grief and loss.
- The Gardening Group is among the newest developments at The Foundation. They have now linked in with the Wimpy Park's Garden who have offered an area for volunteers and those grieving to develop into a reflection garden.
If the above roles are not suitable, there are always extra help needed in raising awareness of suicide in communities and raising funds to help keep these vital projects going.
Our successful #AndSheCycles campaign in Scotland aims to address what prevents teenage girls and young women from cycling. We are now looking to help reach an even wider audience.
We worked with a creative agency, Heehaw, to develop a creative campaign that will help encourage more girls and young women to cycle.
One of our main aims is to increase visibility of girls cycling. You can help with this by joining our team of creative people to spread the word and images on social media.
Become an advocate for sustainable travel and help share the benefits of cycling to girls and young women in Scotland. You will help:
- create and share social media posts regularly
- keep an eye on posts and comment on these
- try to improve our reach and widen our audience, particularly on Instagram
- run specific campaigns or competitions
- engage with other social media pages.
- You can also join #AndSheCycles cycle rides across Scotland to engage with the project, if interested.
We are open to your input on how you would like to help and what you specifically want to get out of it. We would love to hear your creative input. We can have a chat about it together.
Our team will support you with creating social media content, provide direction on what to post and how to manage the account(s). You will also receive a specific social media training course and continued support for your further development.
Our campaign is aimed specifically at young women and girls. We encourage people of all genders to join; role models and allies are also important to this campaign.
Your volunteering can be formalised through the Saltire Award or count towards your Duke of Edinburgh award too.
Does this sound like you?
- are interested in encouraging more girls and young women to cycle in your area
- like being creative and would enjoy putting content for social media together
- may be looking to develop your creative, communication and social media skills for future employment
- can carry out tasks independently and / or with a diverse group of people
- share our values and mission to get more people cycling, walking and wheeling in your community.
Then let us know your interest in helping with our creative media activities for the #AndSheCycles campaign.
We are flexible on how much time you can help each week or month. Let us know what suits you.
Volunteering for everyone with Sustrans:
We are committed to representing the diverse communities we work with, and we welcome people from all backgrounds to volunteer with us. We commit to equity and an inclusive culture, so volunteering is for everyone.
We believe that a diverse and inclusive organisation brings with it a diversity of ideas and ways of working, which strengthens everything we do.
Please have a look at the website above and our Volunteering agreement before you join. Then you know what we all expect from each other when volunteering.
Please let us know in the application form, if you need any support or adjustments to make our first chat together and volunteering a positive experience for you.
Any expenses for helping with these activities, which have been agreed, will be paid back to you. This can include for tools and public transport on the day of volunteering.
If you don’t have an email address, or for any other reason aren’t able to fill in our online form, not to worry. Reach out to your local Volunteer Coordinator (find here), and they can fill in the details for you.
**We will ask you for the contact details of a person, who you have known for more than 6 months (1 reference). ** Please have these ready when filling in the application form. If you need support identifying a reference, please let us know.
Are you 18+ living in Glasgow/North Lanarkshire and looking to make a difference to a young person in their community?
Do you have 1-2 hours spare per week?
Are you care experienced yourself or working towards a career in social care?
Do you want to gain valuable experience, make a positive change, be part of a likeminded community all whilst having fun?
We would love to hear from you!
No experience necessary - just an open mind, kindness and compassion!
Our service matches volunteer mentors to young people aged between 8-14years who are on the edge of care, in a kinship arrangement or on a CSO. Our mentees are looking for a person to build and grow a positive relationship, try new activities, tackle isolation, build confidence and have fun in the community!
We provide in person training, ongoing support and a community of mentors who are there to share experiences. We are there to support you every step of the way!
Our service covers all of Glasgow and North Lanarkshire, having a car is desirable but not essential.
*This role requires 2 days of training in house and subject to PVG check*
Home-based volunteering, Suitable for groups
Over The Wall is a charity for children and young people with health challenges and disabilities to discover a world of mischief and magic. We provide a safe place to step outside of comfort zones, establish friendships and build confidence through meaningful and exciting activities. We run residentials in England and Scotland, as well as virtual activity camps for families in the UK to join from their own homes.
We need volunteers each year to help run our programmes. There are a variety of roles to suit each volunteer’s skills and strengths. You can join us at our residentials as a teammate, clinical volunteer, activity leader or as media crew. Or, if you want to help from the comfort of home, you can join Camp in the Cloud as an online facilitator.
Volunteers are a huge part of the heart and soul of Over The Wall. You play a leading role in providing the magical, transforming experience we give our campers and their families. Not only this, but you’ll have fun yourself! You’ll have chance to develop your own skills, make friends and create memories that last. It’s not just our campers that Over The Wall has a lasting impact on!
To find dates and locations, visit otw.org.uk, where you can start your volunteering journey today.
Are you passionate about digital communications and creating outreach content for an online community? If so, we are looking for someone to join our team and work alongside us to develop digital communications strategies and content to empower our community and promote our existing and future projects.
We are an arts-based media project supporting women and people from marginal communities to showcase their work and connect with arts focused opportunities across Scotland. Our placement opportunity will provide you with an opportunity to develop digital content to support connecting with our existing community and create growth opportunities to reach out to new members.
The role includes:
• Creating digital communication strategies to connect with people inclusive and supportive of their community and individual needs.
• Creation of community focused digital content for social media platforms.
• Supporting the development and implementation of community connection and growth strategy.
• Analysis of engagement data and supporting the creation of solutions to increase community connections.
• Working alongside the Zya Community team to support sharing of existing projects via digital communication.
The commitment is negotiable depending on availability however there is a minimum of 4 hours a week required. We can support with connecting the role with academic outcomes and have flexibility around role duties.
If you are interested email Zya Community Director Nikki Kilburn with a short paragraph explaining why this role is of interest to you, what you hope to gain from it and a brief description of any prior or relevant experience.
If you have any questions or require further information email Nikki and she will get back to you. We look forward to hearing from you.
The ZYA Community Team.
We are looking for writing mentors to support young people in our workshops to get inspired by writing and to boost their confidence. You do not have to be a writer to become a mentor, just lots of enthusiasm for working, patience and passion. Super Power Agency volunteers come from every walk of life. Some want to give back to their local community, others want to gain experience working with children and some just want to help out!
Founded in 2016, The Super Power Agency aims to improve the lives and literacy rates of some of Edinburgh's most under-resourced young people. Through a range of writing workshops, interdisciplinary creative programmes and the help of community volunteers, we aim to empower children and young people (8-18 years) through literacy. We are currently working with Leith Academy, with plans to expand to other schools and youth-serving organisations in Edinburgh and beyond.
Under One Rainbow is a new LGBTQIA+ charity based in Forfar. It was set up to provide support, information and a safe space online for young LGBTQIA+ people aged 25 and under, our service is also available to people who have a friend/family member who are LGBTQIA+
We are looking for volunteers to help us achieve our goals and build a community. We value our volunteers and want to help them accomplish their goals and will do our best to find work for you to build on your own personal goals.