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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.
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.
Menshed Helper tasks will include admin/driving/fixing up bikes. flowerbeds etc in our Menshed may also involve doing the petty cash for group.
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
To provide general help within the garden in Forfar, the garden is an open space for people to come along and enjoy
The Men's Shed offering men of all ages a space to work on hands-on and practical projects, both individually and with the view to contribute to the wider community. As well as a place to pursue their interests or learn something new, it also offers an inclusive and relaxed space for men to socialise with people in their own communities. The Midlothian Men's Shed are looking for volunteer assistants with experience in working with their hands on practical projects. This might particularly interest someone with knowledge of woodwork, tools, repair and refurbishment, gardening, bicycle repair, or anything that might normally go on in a garden shed! Volunteers would be asked to discuss possible projects with the Shedders, help run weekly session, open and lock up the Shed, and prepare refreshments. Volunteers will have the opportunity to undergo training relevant to undertaking this role.
Men's Shed: Do you have practical/DIY skills that you could share with others or skills you would like to learn or improve? If you are sitting at home with nothing to do and would like to come and join us at our North West Kilmarnock Men's Shed, we would be delighted to see you. If you have practical skills to offer or would like to get involved to help us with practical projects in the local community please come along for a chat and see what we do. We are here on Tuesdays between 1pm and 3pm.
The organisation’s purpose is to provide recreational facilities by operating a community centre in the North West of Kilmarnock. Kilmarnock North West Community Partnership is looking for a Treasurer to support our board and assist with the financial management of the partnership.
Benefits to Volunteers: Volunteers will be part of a busy and thriving community centre; have the opportunity to use transferable skills; give something back to the people of North West Kilmarnock; Meet new people & contribute ideas of what can happen at the Nwkleus centre.
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.
AMIS Trustees, as members of management team, must be able to take on agreed tasks and see them through, independently or collaboratively. Trustees may contribute to: maintaining good governance; strategic development of AMIS in line with aims and objectives; fundraising - applications or managing events; promoting AMIS's work; initiating or responding to social/media interest; reviewing policies; improving publicity materials/website; involving volunteers in distribution etc.
This is a Trustee position. We seek a treasurer to work with staff and other trustees to manage AMIS's various budgets; provide oversight of entries to XERO; ensure all information is accurately entered to XERO prior to Examination of accounts; liaise with AMIS's accountants; deal with any relevant giftaid claims; provide financial reports and forecasts for board meetings, ensuring financial information is presented in layman's terms.