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We are a registered charity offering an accessible, flexible, child-friendly and needs-led therapeutic service to children and families in the Lothians. We aim to recruit two new Board members to strengthen and broaden the skills of our existing Board of Trustees. New members would act as consultants/advisors, offering specific knowledge and experience in the following areas:
• Human Resources – policy and practice
• Finance –support of voluntary agencies in establishing good practice in line with legislation, and of developing self-sustaining business practices
• Early Years – policy and practice (experience in one or more of the fields of health, social work, education, therapeutic support services, or voluntary sector supporting children and families)
• Strategic Planning
• IT- technical support and/or client database systems
• Voluntary sector – as practitioner or board member
• Children’s mental health - as practitioner or policy maker
The Board meets every 8-10 weeks for around 1 ½ hours at our premises in Eskbank. Meetings take place on a Monday morning.
A volunteer adviser provides information and advice to members of the public in person or by telephone.
This role includes acting on behalf of clients, interpreting information to allow clients to make informed decisions, talking to other organisations and being part of busy team.
Citizens Advice Bureau has a computerised information system and case recording system. Angus CAB (SCIO) has offices in Arbroath, Montrose and Forfar. We provide an extensive training programme with opportunities to specialise after completion of training and ongoing support. If you have good communication skills, empathic and are able to use a computer please contact us on 01241 870661 ext 221 for more information.
Volunteers required to assist with the running of our fortnightly Garioch Links Café. (No experience required and training will be provided). To encourage the local community to come together in a fun and engaging way.
1) To set out the tables and chairs
2) Make tea & coffee for the urns
3) Lay out cups and plates etc
4) Engage with café attendees
5) Assist with preparing the food
6) Help to tidy away and clean as required.
7) As this involves regulated work a PVG Disclosure is required
Volunteer social media operator required to update relevant channels of our news and forthcoming events. (No experience required and training will be provided).
You will help ensure the Garioch Community Kitchen is heard and seen, far and wide!
1) Update our Facebook page with class timetables, recipes, documents etc
2) Initiate a Twitter account for the Garioch Community Kitchen & keep it updated
3) Discover inventive ways of engaging our audience
Volunteer role could be carried out at home.
Can you encourage children of primary school age upwards to learn as much as
possible and be confident in the kitchen whilst promoting healthy eating. Volunteer required to support the class facilitator (No experience required and training will be provided).
1) Assist the class facilitator with preparations prior to class starting.
2) Monitor, assist and support the children with their cooking, as required.
3) Help the children to pack their cooked goods to take home.
4) Assist the children in tidying up and helping the class facilitator to clean and
pack everything away.
5) As this involves regulated work a PVG Disclosure is required
In this volunteer role you'll have the opportunity to develop the following skills:
- Cooking skills
The North Lanarkshire Befriending Project are to help support vulnerable young people aged 8-18 in the local area through one to one outings. With social isolation, inequality and child poverty on the rise, the need for befrienders to help offer support to a child is higher than ever.
Volunteers give a young person a positive role model in their life by passing on their skills and experience, enabling them to try new things and simply providing them with a few hours of fun. Your young person may have experienced social isolation, bullying, domestic abuse or neglect, parental drug and alcohol abuse, may have learning difficulties, may be a young offender, or any combination of these. By giving up just a couple of hours every fortnight, you could make a real difference where it is needed most. Volunteers are recruited, trained and matched 1-1 with a young person, meeting them on a regular basis and participating in fun activities within the local community. Victims of circumstance, vulnerable young people often benefit from an adult befriender who they can talk to and trust. Our project has helped many young people in the past with their social skills, self-esteem, school attendance/performance, resilience, personal safety/health and relationships. As a volunteer, you would have the satisfaction of helping a young person in need, increasing your own confidence, enhancing your skills and experience – all the while having fun as you do so!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07746938237 to apply.
Food and Fun was introduced by the Council as a pilot to deliver free meals and activities to children in key areas of Aberdeen during school holiday periods and has been rolled out on a permanent basis. Over Christmas, as an extension of the project, special events were hosted for young people to enjoy the festivities – from ice skating and crafts to a disco and visit to Santa.
For everyone involved in Food and Fun there’s a busy period ahead. The main aim is to ensure children continue to be fed, recognising the importance of school meals during term time for a large number of families, and also to provide the opportunity to take part in physical activity in a nurturing environment.
The initiative has been recognised with awards – but the reward and motivation for the many people who have put their heart and soul into developing the programme is in the positive impact there is on children, families and communities.
When we talk about our purpose – about caring for our city and our people – we think Food and Fun is a shining example that we can all be incredibly proud of.
Many participants obtain great life skills which has assisted them in securing other opportunities as well as the personal development and satisfaction that this also brings.
All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated. To volunteer / for more information please contact Martin Smith, Locality Inclusion Manager at E Mail: email@example.com or Tel.: 01224 788538.
Responsible for dealing with incoming and outgoing calls. Recording invoices and receipts. Dealing with any filing required. Keeping a record of stock that comes into the centre.
Required as food pallets arrive - possibly fortnightly.
Types of Help needed
1. Making up Flat Pack boxes and taping each one securely
2. Adding the advice leaflets to each box
3. Moving all the Food from the Lorry drop off to the Golf Club Bar Area (using trollies when needed)
4. Sorting out the different food types
5. Placing the different food on the right tables ready for adding to the boxes
6. Moving along the “line” taking food off the tables and adding the correct amount to each box
7. Storing the filled boxes ready for collection
8. Help to move and record the filled boxes to the Community Transport
Moray School Bank is passionate about our mission of providing new school clothes and warm winter clothing to children across Moray, who are living in financial hardship. We are a volunteer-led charity, and are very fortunate to have volunteers who give so much positive energy to our service.
We are now seeking a volunteer or two, to help us co-ordinate things in our office and clothing store. This role will primarily involve organising volunteer rotas, welcoming new volunteers to the School Bank and ensuring tasks make best use of our volunteers’ talent! We are flexible on days, but for this role, we ask for a regular commitment of 2-3 hours per week.
If you a people person, like organising and believe in what we want to do, please get in touch. Volunteer expenses provided. This role is based in Craigellachie.