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Rosie's Social Enterprises are recruiting volunteers for immediate start to assist with production of items for the craft workshop at our Holburn Street premises during the busy Christmas period Oct - Nov.
If you are confident using a sewing machine please email email@example.com
A variety of shifts are available Mon - Friday. All profits from the sale of items in our shop are reinvested into the charity, helping people in recovery from mental ill health and acquired brain injury.
Maybe you are between jobs and looking for a way to fill a career gap or want to do something a bit different and enjoyable while supporting a local charity. You will love working on our in house designs, making memorable pieces and helping a charity in the process.
A fantastic, enjoyable opportunity to help and make a real difference. All volunteer assistance is greatly appreciated. For further details please contact Alex Penter. Workshop Coordinator, Rosie's Social Enterprises at email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01224 575 196.
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We are looking for admin/reception volunteer to come and support our work at Grampian Opportunities, Meeting and greeting people coming in to see us as well as general admin to support the running of our service. Full induction and training will be given.
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Give the gift of your time and become a volunteer mentor for young people. It could be life changing for you both!
Would you like to support a young person in high school on their journey to gaining new skills and experience, becoming more self-confident and achieving their goals? If the answer is yes, we would love to hear from you.
We are looking for volunteer mentors specifically for our projects based in secondary schools in Edinburgh. St Thomas Aquins’ High School is near The Meadows and Castlebrae Community High School. As a mentor, you would be matched to a S2/S3 (12-14 years) young person from one of the schools. This is an amazing opportunity to support and mentor a young person who has been identified by the school as benefitting from wrap around support and a volunteering placement. The young person may experience challenges in their lives- care experience, mental ill health, low confidence and self esteem, disability, low income household, young carer, uncertainty about their future.
Mentoring is at the heart of what we do here at ProjectScotland and we offer every young person we support, the opportunity to be matched with a volunteer mentor. We are searching for people in Edinburgh who are able to offer one hour of their time once a week or fortnight for up to 12 months to help transform the life of someone else.
As a volunteer mentor, you could support your mentee with whatever is important to them. This could be: goal setting; identifying interests and strengths; confidence building; helping to establish a routine; social connections; or just someone consistent to talk to and check in with to see how they are. The support you can offer is invaluable and can be life changing.
How does it work?
• Following recruitment, we provide training, support to join the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme, ongoing support, access to lots of resources and a wonderful community of mentors across the country to connect with, learn from and build friendships with.
• you are matched to one young person and meet with them once a week or fortnight for around one hour. This is likely to start at the school during school hours, however we hope once the relationship has developed, the mentoring sessions could move out with the school building to encourage the young person's independence and connection to their local community.
•matches can last from 3-12 months depending upon the relationship and the needs of the mentee
What’s in it for you?
• Help transform your mentee’s life
• Develop communication and interpersonal skills e.g. coaching, motivating others, adaptability
• Gain transferable skills and experience volunteering with disadvantaged young people
• Participate in regular support and training
• Meet new people, connect and have fun!
• Learn about yourself and gain a sense of achievement supporting others
• Learn more about your community and the challenges that people can face
More info about ProjectScotland:
ProjectScotland (now part of the Volunteering Matters Family of Brands) works with people (predominantly young people) across the country who are struggling to overcome challenges such as social isolation, mental health issues, low confidence and general uncertainty about their futures. By providing wrap around support and the chance to complete a voluntary placement with a local charity; not only can this enhance confidence and self-belief, but it gives that individual the opportunity to build on their skills and experience and potentially move on to a job, further education or training when they are ready. Everyone we work with is also offered a volunteer mentor.
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At Change Grow Live we strive to ensure our services are warm and welcoming environments. Your role as receptionist is to be the first point of contact within the service greeting all our visitors promptly in a friendly and courteous manner. Duties for the post include dealing with initial queries, coordinating appointments, sign-posting to support available within the service and the community
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Feedback from families who have had befriending support tells us a Befriender can be life changing. A befriender can provide emotional support to help build positive relationships between parents and their baby and improve parents’ mental health. Accessing activities in the community, going for a walk, or talking over a cuppa are some of the ways in which a Befriender can make a real difference for parents and their babies. A Mum who used our service recently said “My befriender is like a wee rainbow coming in to make everything better”
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Birch Tree Garden is a new community project offering fresh fruit and vegetables to the food poor in the community. They also provide training days for locals within the Falkirk area, which will include gardening rural skills (preparing a fleece to wool/felt), wood crafts, willow weaving, basket weaving, coppicing, wellbeing, cookery, animal husbandry, admin skills, and basic stock keeping and bookkeeping.
As the organisation is new, the volunteer roles are quite informal.
There are various volunteer opportunities available, such as:
- Erecting fencing
- Building poultry housing and enclosures
- Helping in the shop/café area
- Animal husbandry
Interested persons are asked to get in touch with Carol to discuss which role they are interested in taking on, or specific skills they have that may come in handy. Carol can be contacted by telephone at 07428 241052 or by email at email@example.com
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Your support and encouragement could help someone to: Engage with a gardening session to benefit their physical / mental health, relax and de-stress by spending some time in a ‘greenspace’, reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation, recover from the impact of Covid-19 (including feelings of isolation and anxiety), increase self-confidence, create links with the local community and develop informal local support networks.
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This role is similar to that of peer mentor or befriender in that you will provide companionship to those living at Crighton Place. This could be as simple as being available to play a board game or cook a meal together. At other times you may accompany a resident to the cinema/shops/museum or to an event in the city.
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The Helix Green Team is open to all on Tuesday morning.
If you are interested in some outdoor practical conservation volunteering within the Helix Park then this is the group for you. The park's staff enjoy planning, preparing and supervising these sessions with the volunteers. With all hands on dirt, we get so much more done and always see a real benefit to our mornings efforts. Plus we enjoy sharing out the delicious cakes prepared by Jason, the Visitor Centre Chef. Bring your enthusiasm, weather appropriate clothing and wear sturdy shoes.
"It has brought me out of my shell as it is something I would not have considered being a part of initially as I felt it was way outside my comfort zone. In conclusion, though to be honest I have loved every minute" John, Helix Green Team Volunteer
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The Bow Cafe is looking for friendly people to help out at this drop-in community cafe run by Quarriers Arrows Service in Elgin. The Bow is an important part in bringing the community together, and we need the community's help! Roles are flexible in the Bow; If you like baking, speaking with the community, a bustling environment or behind the scenes work, pick what you'd like or try something new! The cafe is open weekdays from 8:30-3pm, with volunteers welcome from 8:30-5pm. Volunteer on the days and times that best suit you!
Any out-of-pocket expenses, including travel, will be reimbursed by Arrows with the proper receipts. Volunteers aged 16 and up are welcome to apply. Quarriers Arrows service requires a PVG check for all volunteers (paid for by Quarriers), because of this, it takes roughly 3-4 weeks to complete the onboarding process.
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