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Duncan Place is seeking a Trustee with legal expertise in one of more of the following areas: contracts; property; governance; health & safety. This will bring a vital skill to our board. We want to make sure that we have a Trustee that is able to provide guidance to the Board on new or emerging legislation that we will need to react to and who can brief advisers where necessary on what our requirements are to ensure we are at all times compliant.
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 promote and lobby for equality acroos all areas of disability, raise awareness of group and increase membership to allow the voice of people with disabilities to inform decision that have an impact on their lives.
To help provide advice in a welfare rights office. You will, after training and mentoring, be able to interview clients and provide information whilst being supported by our team. You will be able to offer practical assistance such as filling in forms and writing letters as well as doing arithmetic calculations for benefit entitlement. After training you will have a good knowledge of other agencies and will be able to refer clients as needed. You will be required to record cases and statistics.
>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.
To become a WaterAid Volunteer or for more information please email Speakers@wateraid.org
Can you give support to someone by becoming an independent advocate? Many people in Dundee need a bit of support to speak up for themselves. These are often people with no one to take a personal interest in their lives. They could be people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, dementia or mental health issues or be a person over the age of 65.
Citizen Advocates give their time and energy to support a vulnerable person on a one to one long term basis, listening to their point of view, respecting their wishes and helping them to speak up for themselves. We are looking for ordinary people who have the ability to listen and understand; a wish to make a difference; a friendly manner and a liking for people.
This opportunity will assist you in gaining the following skills:
• Problem solving/Creativity
CAPS are looking for people willing to use personal experiences of Psychosis to work as part of a Collective Advocacy Project , to raise awareness, challenge stigma and promote changes in attitudes and services
CAB are currently looking for a new Treasurer to join their Board of Trustees to help guide and advise them on financial concerns.
The general role of the Treasurer is to maintain an overview of the organisation's affairs, ensure the organisation is financially viable and ensure that proper financial records and procedures are maintained.
How can you use your skills and dedication to support people affected by crime?
Victim Support Scotland (VSS) provides support and information services to victims and witnesses of crime in Scotland. Our café volunteers based in Jedburgh Sheriff Court help raise vital funds for Victim Support Scotland by serving the court users with refreshments and accepting donations.
What will you be doing?
Our cafe volunteers carry out the following duties:
• Serving tea, coffee and snacks to all court users.
• Operate a small petty cash float
• Keep the café well stocked and good in appearance
• Keeping the small kitchen area clean and tidy
• Be a friendly face to those affected by crime.
What are the benefits you will receive?
Volunteering with Victim Support Scotland can be challenging and extremely rewarding. As a cafe volunteer you will:
• Help raise vital funds for Victim Support Scotland to support people affected by crime
• Have the opportunity to develop and enhance experience in a catering environment
• Make a positive impact to those affected by crime and meet new people by working actively as a member of a team.
What skills and experience do you need?
We are looking for committed, reliable and empathetic volunteers who can be a ‘friendly face’ of Victim Support Scotland. You could be retired, someone wishing catering experience, or you just have a general interest in working for a good cause.
Although we provide training and support, we require you to have the following:
• An ability to communicate to people from all backgrounds
• Cash handling experience
• The ability to work on your own and within a small team
• Disclosure Scotland check required
• Commitment to undertake Safeguarding and any other training as necessary
What can you expect?
As a volunteer with Victim Support Scotland, you can expect:
• Support in your volunteering role to complete tasks effectively
• Training and development to give you any further skills you need
• All reasonable expenses (e.g. travel) to be reimbursed
What is the time commitment?
We know that our volunteers have busy lives, so we agree the time commitment with each individual volunteer. However, we ask for:
• A minimum commitment from volunteers of approximately four per week, however this may vary depending upon the needs of the service.
• A minimum commitment of at least one year, so that they might get the most out of a volunteering role.
How can you apply?
The people we support come from all communities across Scotland, as do our volunteers. We welcome new volunteers from all backgrounds and languages.
To ensure we provide the best possible service to people affected by crime, we ask all volunteers to follow our processes. This will involve:
• Undertaking a Disclosure Scotland PVG check
• Providing two satisfactory references
• Completing our three day ‘Introduction to Victim Support Scotland’ training module
• Signing and abiding by Victim Support Scotland’s:
o Confidentiality agreement.
o Commitment to data protection.
o Volunteer agreement.
We have several ways you can apply or register your interest:
• Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an information pack.
• Call our free helpline on 0800 160 1985.
Opportunity to assist our fundraising team. Working under direction of our project coordinators, you’ll assist in completing grant applications and researching grant/funding opportunities. Must have an excellent understanding of written and spoken English, eye for detail and flare for seizing opportunity. Online research to identify trusts / donors to, Draft applications for funding, Write beneficiary case studies for applications, Create content for social media channels, ad hoc jobs.