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Being a Community Facilitator is all about delivering a variety of lifesaving first aid skills in community engagement workshops and projects, within local communities, and primary and secondary schools. A lot of these projects involve talking about and demonstrating the basics of first aid to community groups that can include children, young people, and vulnerable adults.
An example of events you could be delivering a first aid talk and demo to, are primary and secondary schools, small university groups, local community groups, charities, summer fairs, shopping centres. Some of the skills you could be teaching include how to provide CPR and apply a defib, different bandages and how to use them, and basic information on various health conditions. Not only that but all the training needed, is provided by us at no cost to you!
A fantastic opportunity to help. All volunteers make a real difference and are greatly appreciated.
Our Community hub is in need of Volunteer Minibus Drivers.
We have a couple of opportunities for drivers; do you have flexible spare time to enable service users to get to and from their Tuesday evening group once a fortnight? Or “as and when” required be able to help with planned trips and outings in and around Dundee or further afield?
This is a great opportunity to do a little volunteering and or gain some work experience, meeting others and having an enjoyable experience whilst enabling our client group to participate in activities in the community using our organisation's minibus. The role involves picking up and dropping off service users in and around Dundee.
A full driving licence is needed with no endorsements. The volunteer must be aged 25 or over in order to meet the criteria for our minibus insurance policy,
If you feel you could help, we would love to hear from you!
Sense Scotland's One Giant Leap programme supports young people with communication support needs and/or learning disabilities who are in the process of leaving school and we want to hear from you! The group involves supporting members to take part in activities such as art, music, drama, gardening, dance and much more!
Hillcrest Future’s Community Hub in Dundee provides music activities for enthusiasts over the age of 16 who have various disabilities and support needs. Dependent on the individuals involved, activities may include helping and encouraging service users to take part in playing the drums, Ukulele and or singing. Volunteers will assist the group leader in activities, chat to service users and make them feel welcome, undertake admin tasks such as taking register, handing out paperwork as required.
Our Fundraising Groups extend our reach across the UK, building awareness of the charity and raising vital funds.
We're looking to develop new fundraising groups around the country, bringing together small groups of individuals who'd like to act as enthusiastic ambassadors for MDUK, raising awareness of muscle-wasting conditions. As the volunteer group co-ordinator, your role will be to work closely with MDUK staff to set up a new group in your area.
You'll meet new people, develop your leadership, teamwork, fundraising and communication skills, and you'll be doing something meaningful for people affected by muscle-wasting conditions in your local area.
As a Fundraising Group co-ordinator, you will be:
Working closely with your MDUK Regional Development Manager to identify great opportunities to fundraise and raise awareness in your local area
Building relationships with prospective group members in your area
Supporting with admin and research to get the new group off the ground.
Support workers work directly with people with additional support needs; providing personal care and developmental support, as needed, by each individual student both in the houses and sometimes in the workshops. The support worker actively promotes the rights of our students as individuals; helps them to achieve their potential by strengthening areas where they can develop; and assists in creating a safe and homely environments.
“Beannachar is a Camphill Community where we support young adults with additional support needs aged 18 to 33, to meet their full potential.
Beannachar is situated in countryside on the edge of Aberdeen, two miles from the city centre. There is a large 19th century house, comprising one house community (Silver Birch) and two purpose-built houses, Rose and Linden. With workshops for weaving, wool processing, woodwork, rug making, leatherwork, laundry and herb processing, and also additional co-worker accommodation. A large walled garden, a farm, a sports area and extensive woodland make up the 28 acres of ground.
Beannachar is a training centre and care home for young adults with additional support needs set in grounds about 2 miles from Aberdeen City Centre. This role provides an opportunity to support our residents and staff by driving them to appointments, for outings etc. Subject to suitable driving experience you would drive our vehicles for this purpose. This could be once a week or more often depending upon availability
Are you interested in supporting people to be engaged in their local community? Do you have a background or interest in supporting a local organisation with their financial responsibilities? Are you looking for ways to support people get the best out of life? And help them learn, grow and make friends? This volunteer opportunity could be for you!
The Friends Shed is for people aged 18- 35 years old who need one to one support in their daily lives and are looking for an opportunity to meet others for shared activities and experiences.
We meet twice and week in Lanark and Hamilton and share many activities together where we can learn, have fun and get to know one another.
We started in June 2022 after a long time planning what we wanted to see. We were successful in getting funding for 6 months which has allowed us to employ 2 people to run the sessions in conjunction with our Chair who is the inspiration behind the Friends Shed.
We know there is a need for the Friends Shed – we know that people who need a higher level of support have limited opportunities in Clydesdale. We are trying to do something about that!
We operate with a small committee with a Chair, Vice Chair, Secretary and a couple of ordinary members. We really need someone who can be our Treasurer. Having similar experience would be helpful – but we are learning together as a committee – so having a genuine interest in supporting people is more important.
We meet every month for around 2 hours and have occasional correspondence in between meetings for any business that cannot wait until the next meeting.
Equine Outreach are a Social Enterprise Company that allows disadvantaged people from Falkirk and the surrounding areas to interact with horses and people, improving their communication skills and confidence. This helps them to integrate further into society and also improve employment opportunities.
We are currently looking for caring and compassionate volunteers to support our efforts by helping the individuals that visit us interact with our horses and related activities. This role involves spending time with the variety of people that visit us and walking them through the daily duties of a stable, such as animals husbandry (grooming, feeding, leading) and day-to-day tasks (mucking out, yard maintenance).
Someone who is good with people and who loves animals and the outdoors would suit this role. We're a small and welcoming team, we take a flexible approach and our goal is that all our volunteers get something out of their time with us - whether it's being around people and animals that they enjoy, gaining experience of support work or training towards British Horse Society accreditations, for example.
To drive A-ND’s minibus, transporting people we support and staff from School to our facilities at Carnie Drive. The driver is responsible for the condition of the minibus and the safety of all the passengers.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• To safely drive our minibus to and from planned locations.
• To carry out regular safety and maintenance checks of the minibus, reporting any faults, repairs or concerns to the team leaders in a timely manor.
• To keep accurate records required for the operational running and maintenance of the bus.
• To ensure standards of confidentiality are maintained at all times in line with A-ND policy and procedures.
• To work in a flexible manner.
• To work positively and effectively with other members of the team & liaise effectively with agencies, colleagues, stakeholders and partners.
• To keep the minibus clean, tidy and to a high standard. The driver must ensure there is enough fuel for the following day, (never less than a 1/2 tank of fuel).
• To know the location of the fire extinguisher and first aid box.
• To check the contents of the first aid box and keep stock replenished
• To ensure emergency exits and gangways are kept clear.
• To ensure all passengers wear seat belts.
• To keep to Highway code when driving the vehicle.
A fantastic opportunity to help and make a real difference. All volunteers are greatly appreciated. For more information please contact Lyndsay Hay at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 01224 277900.