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As Part Of The Angus Council / Scottish Government Get Into Summer Programme , We Are Looking For Additional Volunteers During The Angus School Holidays (Summer 2023)
Friockheim Park Community Volunteers Are Offering Different Sessions Including:
Stay & Play
Litter Picking & Environmental Information Sessions
At All These Sessions We Will Be Providing Hot/Cold Drinks & Basic Refreshments To Both Children & Adults.
You Will Be Part Of A Team Of Volunteers Running Each Session Which Will Be Held On A Variety Of Days Throughout The Holidays,
An Enhanced PVG Will Be Required For This Role.
Please See Below Sections With More Information.
We Look Forward To Hearing From You Soon.
A volunteer bookkeeper is currently being sought by GRACE. We run a number of fundraising events throughout the year as well as funding which comes from a variety of sources. A bookkeeper is required to keep track of the funds and ensure that restricted and unrestricted funds are allocated accordingly.
Responsible for recording and receiving any furniture, brick-a-brac and electrical equipment. Making sure it is stored safely and securely. Helping move stock from warehouse to shop floor.
Home-Start are looking for volunteers with parenting experience or experience of working/volunteering with children/families to help families (with at least one child aged 8 or under) who could use some additional support.
Volunteers use their experiences of parenting or work/volunteering with children/families to help by offering emotional and practical support to families, with the aim of enabling them to lead less stressful and more enjoyable lives.
The needs of individual families will vary but as a Home-visiting Volunteer you could be involved in anything from engaging in fun activities with the children and helping parents with managing behaviour to practical or emotional support for the families.
We take all our volunteers through a FREE training course to ensure that they are fully prepared and confident in the role. This is a great opportunity to grow and gain experience in a support-focused role. You'll also have the chance to meet new people, learn new skills and use your knowledge to improve the lives of local families and children.
Usually volunteers support families for around 2-3 hours a week and the time is flexible to suit your availability.
Purpose and aims of the role:
Aberlour Family Support Centre in Langlees provide children and their families with services that promote and strengthen their ability to reach their full potential. We offer support based on the family’s individual needs.Would you like to help us to achieve this by volunteering as a family support volunteer?
Volunteers support parents to improve their confidence and enjoy spending time together with their children out and about in the community.
What will I be doing?
- Offer support, friendship, and practical assistance to families
- Helping parents have confidence to go out and about in the community. This could include things like going along to groups, going out to the park
- Encourage families to have a wide network of relationships and to use the support and services available within the community
- Having fun doing different activities
What skills can I bring to this role?
- Good communication and listening skills.
- parenting or childcare experience would be beneficial but is not essential
What qualities do I need?
- Have a non-judgemental attitude and approach to working with children and families.
- Be enthusiastic, flexible, dedicated and patient.
- Be reliable and open minded.
- Friendly, helpful and empathetic.
- Committed to treating all information in a confidential manner.
When will I be needed?
- Flexible, this opportunity could be once per week/fortnight
- Each session lasts for approx. 2 hours.
- Minimum commitment of 6 months required.
Location: You will be volunteering in the Falkirk area.
What will I gain from the role?
- Practical experience of working with children and families.
- Preparation for returning to work or development of a career path.
- Opportunity to develop existing and new skills.
What support will I be given?
- Induction, Child protection training, Adult protection training, Attachment & Resilience training
- Role specific training
- Expenses – all out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.
- Regular support and supervision from your volunteer coordinator.
Contact details Email: email@example.com
Dads Rock is a third sector organisation based in Edinburgh that focuses parenting support on Fathers and the Father-Child relationship. Our aim is to improve outcomes for Children in Scotland. We have been running for over 11 years and offer a range of services for Dads and families.
Participate in our nation-wide New Dad Peer Support programme! We are looking for experienced parents to provide 1:1 peer support to new Dads/Dads-to-be across Scotland. You will help reduce social isolation and anxieties among new Dads through weekly one-hour Zoom sessions wherein you lend an empathetic ear and some practical advice.
As a volunteer, you will receive full training and support from Dads Rock throughout your befriending journey. You will also gain the practical experience of helping Dads and families across Scotland that are dealing with Perinatal Mental Health issues and be filled with a sense of satisfaction knowing you have made a positive difference to these Dads, their babies and partners.
Volunteering Matters Overview
At Volunteering Matters we believe everyone in the UK should have the opportunity to thrive, so we bring people together to overcome some of society’s most complex issues through the power of volunteering. We partner with communities to overcome adversity, tackling social isolation and loneliness, improving health, developing skills and opportunities. And because we’re a national charity, we do this at scale, sharing our expertise and building partnerships to make an even bigger impact. We turn local knowledge and energy into action and progress, building stronger communities and a better future for all.
Our Family Supporters in Edinburgh project offers practical and emotional support to families across the city of Edinburgh, empowering them to face a range of life challenges. We recruit, train and match dedicated, local volunteers to help families every step of the way, spending 1-1 time together on a personalised set of goals chosen by the family, for the family.
We can help in many ways, such as improved living standards, budgeting, healthier eating, better school life and behaviour, access to health and wellbeing aid, as well as introducing parents to community resources, to name a few. So far, thousands of families across the UK have benefitted from our service and we are now delighted to extend the programmes reach to families in Edinburgh.
Who can volunteer with us?
Our volunteers are locally based people with an understanding of the challenges that families are facing. Aged 18+, each volunteer brings different life experiences and skills that they can use to help the family they are matched to, offering support on a weekly basis for an hour or so each week, usually for 6-9 months at a time that suits everyone. They build a strong relationship based on trust and mutual respect, acting as a friendly face who listens and cares about the family. All volunteers are interviewed, trained to the highest standards and undergo disclosure checks before being matched with a family. We also encourage and welcome volunteers who have the ability to speak multiple languages join our team!
What can we offer volunteers?
As well as the sense of achievement that comes through supporting a family, our volunteers will have the opportunity to learn and develop new skills, attend social events with other volunteers and enhance their employability. Certificates are provided upon completion of induction training and at the end of the commitment, with project staff happy to provide references for future studies or employment.
Your role as the Telephone Befriender is to engage in conversation with a client over the phone, building a rapport and engaging with them on a weekly basis (note: some befriending matches require more than one call per week). Most of the referrals come from our partners and other agencies but some are self-referrals. All referrals are due to the client being lonely and feeling isolated. It should be noted, that does not necessarily mean they are an older person living on their own. Some referrals are for younger adults who may live in a ‘busy’ household.
As a Befriender your co-ordinator will match you to a suitable client. This will be done after finding out more about both yourself and the client to see if there are similarities in personality, hobbies etc. It will not be done purely on age – often the perfect match is with different generations.
Your role will be to chat to the client, using your own phone from your own home. You will be required to actively engage and encourage conversation – sometimes this needs to be led by you, the volunteer, as there could be barriers with the clients such as: confidence, disability, speech issues etc. The Telephone Befriender will not be expected to offer advice or to ‘counsel’ the client – you are simply someone to have a chat to and be a listening ear – something for the client to look forward to each week. Befrienders should give minimal personal details about themselves and should never ‘off-load’ their own issues to a client. Your coordinator will always be there to deal with any concerns you have about any of your matches.
VASA induction training will be given and guidelines issued around safety protocols for volunteers and clients. Workshops will be available from time to time to cover areas of interest around Befriending.
A PVG check will be carried out prior to commencement as a befriender.
It should be noted that this role does not include any face-to-face befriending and no volunteer should arrange to meet with a client. Post COVID, if a one-to-one, face-to-face service was developed, appropriate training would be given then if deemed applicable.
DUTIES: The role of the Telephone Befriender will be as follows:
• To offer friendship and encouragement, via a telephone call, to a client who is isolated and lonely.
• To provide a listening ear.
• To facilitate conversation and engage with clients.
• To build up a relationship with the befriendee, giving them something to look forward to on a weekly basis.
• To commit to a minimum of 20min per week to the service.
1. To provide excellent Customer Service
2. To process sales and take cash and card payments
3. To sort, price and merchandise donations
4. Keeping Shop area clean and tidy
5. Keeping Back Store area clean and tidy
6. To provide information relating to Baby to Teen and its Services
7. To comply with Baby to Teen Policy and procedures
8. To represent Baby to Teen in a professional way
To find out more about our campaigns click on the I WANT TO VOLUNTEER it will take you to our facebook page where you could message the team. Our email address is firstname.lastname@example.org or come along to the shop for a chat.
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.