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Help us build up the pace in Scotland by sharing our badges and displaying posters across your local area; playing your part in the future of Scottish medical research and taking on heart disease. We can provide posters for you to display in your local shops, community centres, libraries, supermarkets, pharmacies and doctors surgeries to help us reach as many people as possible. Our Heart of Scotland Appeal is a fundraising campaign to raise and spend money in Scotland on vital medical research into the prevention, treatment and cure of heart disease. 41 people die every day in Scotland from cardiovascular disease and we know that the death rate form coronary heart disease is almost 50% higher than for the South East of England. This isn't fair and we want to change this. The Heart of Scotland Appeal is backed by internationally acclaimed Scottish fashion designer, Christopher Kane. Christopher has designed four unique badges to sell to friends, family and colleagues for donations, as well as asking local shops if they will have a box of badges on their counter (that we can send out to them). Join our network of volunteer Pace Makers and help us get everyone wearing a Heart of Scotland badge.
Aberdeen in Recovery (AiR) was granted Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) charitable status in March this year. We are now looking to find talented, passionate and skilled people to fill some vacant seats on our Board of Trustees to help us grow and develop our innovative and solution focused new charity. This is a unique opportunity to help lay the foundations to ensure AiR has a long-term future as a charity with solid processes in place to ensure it meets its mission of:
“To be a bridge from ‘dependence’ to ‘independence’ for the individual seeking to recover from problematic substance use and addictive behaviours”.
This is such an exciting and invigorating prospect for individuals to get involved and be participant in the tsunami of change which is now gaining momentum and being driven by “Experts by Experience” and the vibrant Lived Experienced Communities which are blossoming, not only locally but are now established as a national phenomena.
Since its conception, AiR and its members have worked tirelessly to establish and build collaborative relationships with professional services and third sector support agencies. We have consistently driven the message that individuals who have personal lived/living experience of active substance use, including Family members who have been affected by the addictive behaviours of a loved one, and the Recovery Communities they represent have something valid, essential and extremely beneficial to bring to described Recovery Orientated Systems of Care (ROSC). We can provide existing services and clinical structural systems with resources, skills and capabilities that they, no matter how much effort, time and money they invest, will never be able to offer or provide.
So, it gives the greatest of pleasure to see this is now recognised on the highest levels that “Recoverists” can productively contribute to the design, development and delivery of truly person-centred ROSC. This being evidenced by the vision, philosophy and content of the Scottish Governments “Rights, Respect and Recovery” Drug and Alcohol Strategy.
We also believe it is reaffirmed by the recent success in being granted funding from the Government’s National Development Fund, with our principle partner Alcohol and Drugs Action (ADA), for our ‘Recovery Peer Pathway’ joint two-year project. This collaborative venture will build on three years of pilot work to further establish and build proactive and productive Developmental Pathways within ADA and their Volunteer network while in synergy with AiR membership for individuals who desire to initiate change in their behaviours and outlook as they progress on their recovery journeys within, and imperatively out-with, statutory and formal support services.
We believe that the blue sky thinking behind this project categorically and emphatically fits with the expectations, outcomes and concepts of the above Government policy.
So, if you have lived experience, or a stakeholder interest, and a passion for recovery and are willing to give of yourself that another may learn, you will not find a better opportunity to indulge your appetite than from within Aberdeen in Recovery.
For more information please contact Dermot Craig, Recovery Community Development Manager at E Mail: email@example.com or tel.: 01224 638342 / Mobile: 07751 213108.
As Volunteer Coach, the main role is:
• to provide support to the coaches and players delivering parts of the session, teaching skills on a 1:1 or small group basis
• to support integration of new players
• assisting the coaches to prepare the pitch for the session and to clear the
pitch at the end of the session;
• encouraging the participation of the players by taking part in all activities
and showing players how to participate;
• leading parts of the session including warm-up, agility, skills and games
with direction from the coaches;
• supporting the integration of new players according to their needs;
• engaging with the families and encouraging them to feel part of the club;
• following all policies and procedures including the Code of Conduct for
Volunteers and supporting the players to understand the policies and
procedures as they apply to them;
• taking part in the break rota, helping to set up the break area and ensuring
that it is cleaned up afterwards;
• participating in various fundraising activities to help ensure the future
development and long-term security of the club.
The purpose of this role is to recruit volunteers and their well-behaved dogs visit and befriend people with Alzheimers locally.
Volunteers are needed to befriend people living at home with dementia and visit on a regular basis. The befriender may simply be visiting people for a friendly chat or helping people keep connected to their local community by attending Alzheimer Scotland activities in their area.
We provide dog training for our doggy befrienders at the Resource Centre in Kilmarnock, when the training is completed befrienders can visit with their dog and either enjoy a chat or weather permitting enjoy a short walk.
We also host Dog Days at the Resource Centre in Kilmarnock on a monthly basis.
Dementia awareness training will be provided and Alzheimer Scotland will also provide PVG scheme memberships to successful applicants.
The purpose of this role is to recruit volunteers to help support a range of community groups which Alzheimer Scotland operate locally. These include: Befriending, Football Reminiscences Group, Musical Minds, Arts groups, Friendship groups, Allotment Helpers, & Doggie Befrienders.
This list is not exhaustive and this role may offer support in a range of community groups.
Volunteer befrienders will be required to befriend people with dementia in Kilmarnock and neighbouring towns where possible.
We have activities and learning workshops across Ayrshire that people with dementia and their carers like to attend. Our staff need the help of volunteers in various ways, including setting up activity rooms, making teas & coffees, preparing lunches, meeting & greeting, distributing flyers, chatting to people living with dementia and their carers. If you are friendly, enthusiastic, enjoy working with people and trying new things, one of these opportunities will be great for you. Dementia awareness training will be provided and Alzheimer Scotland will also provide PVG scheme memberships to successful applicants.
The role involves supporting staff who facilitate a senior mens group in a day service. This would involve making hot drinks, offering the men sandwiches and snacks, clearing cups and plates, washing dishes, loading the sanitiser, ensuring rooms are cleaned and returned to usual set up . It would also involve sitting in for the talks we welcome from visiting speakers. Interaction with the men is welcome, they like to engage in conversation.
Volunteer Role Objective
To develop an attractive, well designed online presence for the West End Project that acts to attract project participants, highlights the project work to residents and external agencies and promotes the achievements of its participants.
1. Develop an online presence for the project that uses appropriate and manageable social media platforms using project generated and other relevant sourced content
2. Create at least two compelling posts per week for the project building followers and reach..
3. In discussion with the Project Coordinator develop on-site content, imagery, video, written content and blogs including developing a short film for the project.
3. Train project participants in online mediums
4. Develop links to similar projects
Main roles include developing a culture of participation and collaborating with other sports clubs to create community events.
As with many of the roles participating in various fundraising activities to help ensure the future development and long-term security of the club would also be of benefit.
To provide general help within the garden in Forfar, the garden is an open space for people to come along and enjoy
Walk the Walk is the UK’s largest grant-making breast cancer charity that is dedicated to not only raising money and awareness for vital breast cancer causes, but to also encourage women and men to become more aware of their own potential for fitness and wellbeing.
We organise the famous MoonWalk overnight power walking challenges and are immensely proud to have raised over £133m, which has been granted to research into breast cancer and to improve the lives of people living with cancer now.
Are you a dedicated and organised person, passionate about helping others? Join our night-time party and 1,000 other volunteers at The MoonWalk Scotland on Saturday 6th June 2020 from Holyrood Park, Edinburgh! Get down and boogie with thousands of woman and men, walking an overnight marathon in decorated bras, raising lots of money for breast cancer!
We recruit hundreds of volunteers to make The MoonWalk a safe and enjoyable event; looking after our walkers at busy crossings, keeping them hydrated and above all giving the encouragement they need to complete their epic challenge.
You could spend your Saturday evening in MoonWalk City, Holyrood Park by joining one of 20 different teams, from around 6pm through to midnight – from litter picking to selling merchandise, registering baggage to handing out volunteer uniforms!
The night time is where the challenge really gets going for our amazing walkers. If you like the nightlife, marshalling or giving out water whilst surrounded by Edinburgh’s famous landmarks could be for you! Start times vary between 9pm and 1am, depending on your role, and last on average 8 hours. We can also offer site based roles at MoonWalk City throughout the night. Early finishes can be requested.
Finally, the early morning team take the helm on Sunday 7th June, starting between 5 - 6am until midday. Watching the sun rise against Arthur’s Seat is quite a sight to see! This truly is the most testing time for our walkers…whether you join the route or MoonWalk City teams…your kind and motivating words could be all that is needed to get someone across that finish line!
On the night you will be provided with training, a t-shirt, cap and free light refreshments. All roles will develop teamwork and confidence, no matter what you do on the night…so why not bring your friends and family along to share this unique experience!
So what are you waiting for?! Join us for a truly remarkable experience and helps us give breast cancer the push! Please contact us for a chat if you are unsure of what you would like to do. We guarantee you won’t forget the night you volunteered at The MoonWalk Scotland 2020!
Roles include: Baggage, Clean & Recycle, Cyclist, Directional, Driver, Entrance Gate/Start Line, Finish Line, Kitchen, Massage, Merchandise, Route Marshal, Water Stations, Volunteer Tent Support.