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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.
Fledgling Arts Collective Central provide a platform both online and offline for those who struggle with mental health, addiction or who feel like they don't quite 'fit',or feel estranged to this world : to express themselves through art as catharsis. We encourage being CathARTic!
We are currently recruiting new volunteers to a range of exciting roles to help us in our vital work. Volunteering opportunities include:
*Fledgling Wings Moderator *General Senior Manager *Online Co-manager of Outreach *Outreach Manager *Outreach online volunteer position *Treasurer *Volunteer social media promoter *Volunteer website designer.
These are fantastic opportunities to help volunteering-all help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated. For further details please contact: Jewels Johnson at email: email@example.com
Come and join the team! LGBT Youth Scotland is currently looking for enthusiastic and knowledgeable volunteers to support its youth groups and other exciting areas of work in Stirling, Falkirk and Alloa.
Do you have:
• An awareness of LGBT identities?
• Knowledge of issues affecting young people?
• A good awareness of boundaries?
• A good sense of humour?
If so, we would love you to come and chat to us about joining our volunteer team!
The Clackmannanshire Befriending Project recruit and train volunteers to befriend isolated, vulnerable and disadvantaged young people (aged 8-18) in the local area. Volunteers are matched one to one with a young person, meet them on a regular basis and participate in activities in the community. This could be after school, in the evening or at weekends, depending on volunteer availability. Befrienders are to be reliable, trusting and a positive role model.
Activities are “timeout” for young people who often live in difficult circumstances. These young people often benefit from an adult befriender who they can talk to and trust, as well as providing them with a reason to get out of the house. The project helps young people with their social skills, self-esteem, school attendance/ performance, resilience, personal safety/ health and relationships.
Young people are referred from local schools, social work or other partners. Befrienders are aged 18 years or over, have spare time on a regular basis and are committed to befriending for a minimum period of 12 months. If you are interested, contact us today for an informal chat.
LGBT Youth Scotland is a national youth organisation working towards the inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people in the life of Scotland.
Our vision is that every LGBT young person will be: able to grow up happy and healthy supported by their communities able to reach their full potential included in the life of Scotland.
MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
• Working with your local youth work team to plan and deliver a programme of group work activities that meet the needs of our young people
• developing your own skills and expertise by attending training, shadowing others and learning to apply our processes
• engaging and communicating effectively with young people in order to build and maintain helpful and appropriate relationships
• participating in briefing and debriefing sessions to share and reflect on the needs of young people in the service
• working with your local team to ensure that records are up-to-date and accurate
• regular and reliable attendance at youth groups and occasional team meetings
• maintaining good communication with the team about availability, rotas, hours and progress
Shetland Women's Aid are looking for women to join us in promoting the safety and wellbeing of women and children in Shetland who are affected by domestic abuse and gender-based violence. SWA is a registered charity funded by local and national grant aid to provide safety planning, counselling, refuge, advice and guidance about housing, finance and legal issues to women. There is also a children and young person's service focused on offering therapy and support to children and young people. The aim for Shetland Women's Aid is 'An equitable society in which women, children and young people are valued participants, able to determine their own future and are free from all forms of abuse.'
As a trustee you will be instrumental in helping us realise our vision and mission. Part of your role will be to ensure that our day to day operation fulfils our strategic vision.
If you decide to join Shetland Women's Aid, you can make a real difference to the women and children who experience domestic and sexual abuse.
OPEN Peer Education Project are recruiting volunteers aged 16 -25 years old that are care experienced, including looked after at home and/or have experience in the criminal justice system. Key responsibilities include developing your skills, abilities and understanding to be able to be an effective peer mentor. To meet with mentees once every two weeks. The mentors will be responsible and committed to the programme, completing training and attending regular support and supervision sessions with the Coordinator. Administration tasks include preparing for meetings, completing meeting logs and required monitoring forms. Mentors will be committed to their relationship with their mentees, demonstrating good communication skills, punctuality and developing their interpersonal skills with a positive attitude. They will be responsible for developing an action plan with their mentees, identifying strengths and goals and ways for mentees to achieve them.
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.
Relationship and Accountability
The role holder would report to the CSREC Volunteer Coordinator and the CSREC General Manager.
The role is very much about communicating externally and building relationships with potential and current clients and members of CSREC. The Marketing and Social Media volunteer will be working alongside staff members throughout CSREC, in particular the Volunteer Coordinator, General Manager, Equality Engagement Officer, Forth Valley Communities for Conservation Project Officer and Dementia Project Worker.
CSREC is a voluntary organisation with the Mission to eliminate discrimination and harassment from Central Scotland, so that everyone has an equal chance to learn, work and live free from prejudice and fear of harassment.
Main Purpose of the Role
The role of Marketing and Social Media volunteer will be to assist the staff in promoting CSREC’s work, including: Equality in the Community project, Support and Advice Service, Forth Valley Communities for Conservation project, Dementia and Care in our Communities for project, Volunteering for All project and other activities related to the work of CSREC.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
1) Developing CSREC’s social media presence with a particular focus on:
• Keeping our social media channels updated
• Encouraging others to comment on our posts and share them with others
• Increasing the numbers of people following our posts on our own website and on Facebook and Twitter
• Increasing social media engagement
• Building the CSREC brand
• Setting, working towards, and reporting on social media objectives and targets
2) Undertaking one of the following projects:
• Copywriting: Planning and writing a blog each month for the CSREC website. This could be based on CSREC’s activities, a profile of a member of staff or a volunteer, or another aspect of CSREC.
• Leaflet and poster distribution: Monitoring, coordinating and helping with the distribution of our promotional leaflets and posters by our staff, members and supporters and identifying new opportunities for leaflet distribution.
• Photography: Developing and updating CSREC's photographic database, identifying gaps; taking photographs and/or ensuring that someone is available to photograph all key events and ensuring that permissions for photography have been granted. This could also involve video work.
• PR: Writing a press release with a view to obtaining media coverage; responding to any resulting media interest, and working with CSREC staff to obtain the necessary information, photographs and interviews if required.
• Search Engine Optimisation: Updating the CSREC website content to make it more easily found by relevant internet users.
• Increasing inbound links to CSREC’s website: Researching and updating online listings and negotiating reciprocal links with likeminded websites such as those relating to equality and diversity.
• Another project: If you have a particular area of knowledge or an interest area you would like to pursue, you are welcome to propose a project for you to undertake.
This role would suit someone who:
• Has some experience of marketing and social media, either through education, work or volunteering
• Is familiar with using social media and other online tools to generate interest in a business or project
• Is an excellent communicator
• Is able to write clearly, accurately and succinctly
• Can be flexible with their time. It will also be beneficial if the volunteer is able to attend some of our events and workshops with a view to reporting on them
• Has an interest in the work of CSREC, and belief in our core values, aims and objectives
What support will you be given?
• A full induction
• Full training on all aspects of the role
• Regular updates from CSREC
• On-going support with an allocated person from CSREC
• Regular volunteer meetings
• Opportunities to become involved in other CSREC activities.
What are the benefits of being a Social Media Volunteer?
• Development of communication skills
• PR and marketing experience
• Social media development skills
• Data handling skills
• Free training relevant to the role will be provided
• Use your skills and experience to contribute to the success of CSREC
• Experience of working within a Third Sector Charity
• References to add to your CV
• Be part of a team of volunteers and meet new people
• Increase your confidence and gain new skills including on-going development and training
• Understanding of the functions of CSREC
• You will be a valued part of CSREC
LGBT Youth Scotland urgently needs youth work volunteers in the Borders! Would you like to volunteer in a youth work role supporting a group of LGBTI young people, within an exciting and supportive national charity? Previous experience of working with young people is preferred; a commitment to equality and an awareness of LGBTI issues and identities is essential. You will receive training, support and out-of-pocket expenses. For more information and to apply, please visit: lgbtyouth.org.uk/volunteer.