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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.
Are you a people person and enjoy mixing with people from different backgrounds? We are looking for a number of volunteers to support our Men's Group programme, which is a place for fellowship, support and encouragement in Leith, by helping make the participants feel welcomed and comfortable.
Are you interested in gardening? Do you find joy in cooking? Are you someone who thrives on meeting new people and building connections? If any of these resonate with you, then you might be the ideal candidate we're searching for! Take a look at our range of volunteer positions to discover the perfect match for you!
Are you ready to take on a more challenging and responsible volunteer role? It you're seeking greater responsibility and a chance to make a difference, then we have the perfect opportunity for you. We are currently looking for lead volunteers who can supervise gardening sessions outside our regular schedule, take charge of watering plants, and represent our organisation at various events throughout the year.
This role offers you the chance to expand your skillset and gain valuable work experience. As a lead volunteer, you will have the opportunity to develop leadership and coordination skills while making a lasting impact on our community.
In return for your dedication, we offer additional training opportunities to enhance your abilities and broaden your knowledge. This is your chance to grow both personally and professionally.
If you enjoy spending time outdoors, meeting new people with similar interests, and have a passion for sustainable growing, then we have the perfect volunteering opportunity for you! Join us at one of our Community Food Gardens, where we cultivate food using sustainable practices inspired by permaculture and food forests. We have gardens in Kelso, Duns, Eyemouth, Hawick, Foulden, and Ayton!
We are seeking dedicated individuals like you to help us establish and maintain this garden, transforming it into a vibrant community space. Not only will you contribute to a greener future, but you'll also have the chance to take home some treats as a token of our appreciation.
Are you a culinary enthusiast, whether you're a one-pot wonder or a gourmet chef? We have an exciting volunteer opportunity for individuals with a passion for cooking!
At our organisation, we host two types of social food events that you can be a part of:
● Social Lunches and Community Food Events: As a volunteer, you would assist our staff in preparing delicious meals and ensuring everyone has a great time during our social lunches and other community food events. Your presence and culinary skills will help create a welcoming and enjoyable atmosphere.
● Cooking Skills Classes: We also conduct cooking skills classes where participants can learn to cook using the food we grow in our community gardens. Your role would involve supporting and supervising participants as they explore new recipes and techniques. Rest assured, there will always be a trained staff member available to assist you.
This volunteer opportunity not only allows you to share your love for cooking but also contributes to building a stronger and more connected community. Whether you have a knack for simple dishes or you're a master of gourmet cuisine, your skills and enthusiasm will be highly valued.
We are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer to help provide an opportunity for men in our community to take part in our weekly men’s group who meet weekly on a Wednesday morning.
You will engage with members of our community at the group. The group leader will work alongside the men to produce a weekly programme of activities driven by the group members. Whilst the group leader will guide the activities they should also encourage the men to share their knowledge and skills with the rest of the group. You will also be responsible for administrative takes such as taking a register and writing up feedback each week that will be used as evidence for funders of the work being carried.
Being part of this initiative would mean you are giving people in our local community the chance to participate in groups and activities whilst encouraging a healthier lifestyle, learning new skills and improving social interaction with others.
DIY volunteers to meet at Bellfield once per fortnight to complete ongoing maintenance jobs: You will be working alongside 2-3 other people building skills and friendships whilst helping to maintain the building through completing jobs such as:
Painting; window frames/ walls.
Broken chairs (approx. 4-5 to be repaired).
Fixing doors, tables.
General DIY/ odd jobs.
Have you been Bereaved by Suicide? Do you have a desire to help other people who have also been Bereaved by Suicide? Are you comfortable listening to the experiences of others? You could be just the person we are looking for.
We have self-help support groups across the UK, where you can meet with other people who have been bereaved by suicide and we want to enroll some new volunteers to set up a group in Aberdeen. Typically, our groups meet once a month and last for around 2 hours. Presently many groups are meeting virtually via Zoom but when regulations allow, they will return to Face to Face. They provide an opportunity to listen, to share, to ask questions and to connect with others.
Each local SoBS group is run by a team of 3: the group leader and two group volunteers, all of whom have been bereaved by suicide themselves. Between them, they facilitate the session, get the conversation started, make sure everyone has the opportunity to talk if they want to, and generally look out for people and each other. The team also work together to manage the administration, fundraising and communication for the group, sometimes with the help of additional support volunteers.
There is no set structure to a session – people are free to talk and listen as they wish. The topics discussed vary from week to week but often includes people sharing their story, how they are feeling, what has happened since their last group visit, questions about coroners and discussions about common challenges such as flashbacks, supporting children or facing neighbours. Many groups also offer a small resource library and can share information about local sources of support.
For further details please contact Phill Abbiss, Volunteer Coordinator (North) at E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 07535 854 860.
Kirkwall parkrun takes place every Saturday morning, starting at The Peedie Sea at 9.30am. It is an organised run, jog or walk which is free to participate in. Registration is online with participants printing off their personalised barcode which is scanned at the finish line to allow the results to be emailed to the participant. They are in need of volunteers to be marshalls, tail walkers, barcode scanners, handing out finishing tokens and being timekeepers.
Both scanning and timekeeping will require use of the parkrun app so a mobile phone will be required.
Skilz is a non-profitable charity, and our mission is to enhance the lives of individuals and communities by providing a diverse range of opportunities, which promote Health and Wellbeing for all.
Skilz Community Health & Wellbeing Project is a person-centred and community needs-led project in Arbroath. We offer free sport, physical activity and recreational activities which is open to the community. Sessions are inclusive to all; however, we work with partnership organizations to specifically support those experiencing poverty, mental health issues, social isolation and loneliness, poor confidence and self-esteem, those who are physically inactive and those who are managing long-term health conditions.
Our staff host groups across the week that are inclusive for ALL. Providing the opportunity for anyone to take part in the sessions that we offer. The staff oversee the running of the following groups and provide a welcoming experience for regular and new participants. The staff also work in partnership with other organisation around the local area to provide FREE groups for the local community. These include:
• Walking group,
• Crochet for beginners,
• Blether & Brew,
• Seated Exercise,
• Gentle exercise,
• Digital Skills,
• Social Drop In,
• Art group, Yoga,
• Leisure Photography,
• Table tennis
• Advanced Long Distance Walking Group.
What can you expect to be doing?
• Setting up and taking down equipment
• Session Planning
• Delivering sessions
• Interacting and befriending with all participants
• Completing risk assessments
• Travelling between multiple local venues
Were looking for someone with
• Experience in working with members of the public
• A friendly and outgoing personality
• Good communicational skills
• Good organisation skills
• Effective group working skills
• Preferably has a driving license (not necessary)
We ask for a flexible commitment throughout the week. Most sessions last 1-2 hours. There is a group that runs everyday of the working week so hours can be flexible to suit.
Volunteering within our projects has a number of benefits for you including:
• The opportunity to work with different people over the age 16
• Meeting new people and making new friends
• Being part of a team
• Developing new skills
• Enhancing communication and social skills
• Expanding your knowledge of Charity work
• Opportunity in working with vulnerable people
Please contact Lauren Simpson on 07535396523 for more information.
ANGUSalive has a vast Group Fitness programme which runs across our 7 facilities. The programme consists of world wide fitness classes created by Les Mills, Kettlebells, Yoga, aqua and much more. You would work with one of our experienced group fitness instructors to increase your knowledge in group fitness.
• Weekly monitoring of the group fitness programme
• Running reports on group fitness programme to look at number of attendees
• Updating weekly monitoring sheets and highlighting classes which may require support in promotion
• Creativity in creating engaging and exciting posts for social media channels to aid class promotion
• Speaking to customers and providing class passes if required
What do volunteers gain:
What will the volunteer gain from this:
• Knowledge and understanding on reporting and monitoring
• Experience in running reports and extracting data
• Ability to look at reports and make decisions based on data analysis
• Knowledge and experience of the Group Fitness Programme and the trends of the programme
ANGUSalive's Sport & Leisure Team would are looking for volunteers to assist with the planning, development and delivery of the disability & inclusion football programme.
• Plan, develop and deliver a new sessions
• Coach & volunteer recruitment
• Partnership working
• Promotion of programme
• Monitor & evaluate programme
What will volunteers gain:
• Enhance personal, social and skill development
• Gain experience of working with children & adults
• Opportunity to develop programme planning experience
Work experience to assist with future employment opportunities