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SupportedED – The Linda Tremble Foundation needs support group facilitators to help deliver community peer-to-peer support for groups of people affected by an eating disorder.
Volunteers are needed for monthly groups in St Andrews and Kirkcaldy and tasks include:
• Preparing for sessions
• Allowing space for participants to talk
• Asking questions to the group
• Signposting when necessary
By helping people suffering from an eating disorder and their families to discuss their feelings and concerns you can help them to look towards a more positive future. If you are a caring and empathetic person who can help those attending to feel less isolated, more understood, cared for, listened to and supported, SupportED would value your contribution to the team.
Volunteers are part of a supportive, informal and friendly group of fellow volunteers and like-minded people, and all training and support are provided.
Social groups are a great way to give people on the autism spectrum an opportunity to improve their confidence, self-esteem and reduce isolation through spending time with others in a group setting and accessing social activities in the community.
What you will be doing
Attending the monthly support group sessions
Supporting the group leader with setting up and clearing away after a meeting
Welcoming new members
Signposting to other support, professionals, organisations etc
Liaising with the group leader and the other volunteers to ensure there is a volunteer present for the duration of the meeting
Do you have personal experience with autism and want to make a difference in your local community? Being a few hours a month, this role can fit around your responsibilities and you can decide when you would like to volunteer. We know our volunteers have busy lives and we do our best to fit around you.
The role is fully supported by the regional Senior Branch Engagement Officer and the other branch volunteers. You will receive full guidance and training for everything you’ll need to do.
When and where Online meetings every 3rd Thursday evening of each month
Miscarriage Information Support Service (MISS) is offering a rewarding and exciting opportunity for a Secretary to join the Board. This role plays a crucial part within MISS and makes a meaningful difference to people who have had a miscarriage, helping to achieve their goal of supporting women and men after an early pregnancy loss and onto their next pregnancy.
As Secretary, your role is to provide assistance and support to the Chairperson and Board of Trustees within the charity.
Key Tasks include:
*Responsible for the MISS generic email. Responding to enquiries and or forwarding onto other members of the MISS team.
*Minute and note taking ensuring good governance.
*Supporting MISS with administration tasks.
*Producing agendas and supporting with meeting preparations.
When you join the MISS charity, you are gaining a unique opportunity to make a difference in your community and raise awareness. You will be working with a team of passionate people who really care about the mental health and wellbeing of our members, and who want to make a positive and lasting difference for local families.
Being part of a growing team offers the opportunity for real variety in your day-to-day work and the development of your role.
For more information please contact Emma Rae, Chairperson of MISS at email: email@example.com
Further information and details of MISS are also available at our website at: https://miss-support.org.uk
Alcohol and Drugs Action (ADA) are seeking volunteers to help at our wonderful garden project based at the Grove Nursery, Just off Hazeldene Road (close to Hazlehead Park and Recycling Centre), AB15 8LD (free parking available or 10 minute walk from nearest bus stop. Any travel costs are reimbursed to volunteers).
Your support and contribution as a volunteer can play a vital role in developing other’s personal development, social inclusion and active participation in their local community.
• Full volunteer training provided
• Access to Trellis therapeutic Gardening course.
• Opportunity to network with other local community groups
• Participation in annual plant sale
• Support marginalised and vulnerable group in their personal growth and development
A fantastic opportunity to help and make a real difference. All volunteers are greatly appreciated.
For more information please contact: Gavin Wright, Depute Service Manager at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01224 577120.
LINK supports adults aged 18 to 65 years old in the East Fife and Levenmouth areas who may be experiencing isolation due to their mental health issues through one-to-one befriending and group events.
They are looking for volunteers for their adult befriending project. Befrienders will assist the adults to increase their resilience, confidence, social skills and self esteem through consistent and reliable support, and engaging in activities together.
If you have a spare couple of hours a fortnight and would like to help adults who have been isolated due to mental health issues, LINK would like to hear from you.
The Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland Growchapel project based in Drumchapel, is a Glasgow City Council initiative aimed at improving health and wellbeing through the benefits of creating and managing a wellbeing garden. Growchapel is a welcoming, inclusive site for the people of Drumchapel to enjoy, relax, and grow within. It is a place where everyone is included, where diversity and creativity are valued, encouraged, and always respected. It is a kind space, which supports wellbeing for us, our families, and the environment. Being a Wellbeing Garden Volunteer, you will support the delivery of the Growchapel project and work in partnership with the CHSS Health Defence team to manage the wellness garden. You will get to meet new people in your community and have the satisfaction of knowing you are making a valuable contribution to the awareness of CHSS.
Established in 2018, Moray Rape Crisis provides therapeutic support, information and advocacy for children, young people and adults of all genders, aged 11 and over, in the Moray area, who have experienced any form of sexual violence at any time in their lives, including rape, sexual assault, childhood sexual abuse and sexual exploitation. We also work directly with young people in schools and youth settings, and with strategic partners, towards preventing sexual violence.
We are seeking motivated Trustees to help govern our growing and developing service in Moray.
Working to intersectional feminist values, we are seeking a diverse range of women with a commitment to the work we do across Moray. We are particularly interested in applicants from less represented groups, and those with knowledge and experience of governance, strategy, HR and finance. We would also welcome candidates with a future interest in taking on the role of the Co-Chair.
Please note only women need apply under Schedule 9, Part 1 of the Equality
We are committed to a becoming a diverse organization, and
particularly welcome applications from women of colour and LGBTI
Recruitment packs are available to download on our website where you can find further information about being a Trustee at Moray Rape Crisis.
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.
Our vision for Christmas is simple, we want to be able to provide delicious and nutritious food to people who are currently homeless or experiencing food poverty. We believe in meeting people’s basic needs for food and shelter, and at the same time as building positive relationships providing individuals with opportunities to make the changes they want to make in their lives. Our Christmas Eve and Day allows people to sit in, have a Christmas meal and to not be alone this Christmas.
A fantastic opportunity and all help makes a real difference for people we support and is greatly appreciated.
For more information please contact Paul Rodger, Development and Support Worker, Social Bite at email: Paul.Rodger@Social-Bite.co.uk or telephone: 07946125705.
Would you like to support people who have served in the Armed Forces? You don’t need a military background, just the ability to listen, some basic I.T and communication skills. If so, this could be the role for you.
*What is a caseworker?
Caseworkers visit clients to work out what type of help they need. Next, they find the right sources of support and arrange for clients to access it. This might be funds for special equipment for someone with a disability, adaptions to a property so an older client can remain at home or funds for a rental deposit. Caseworkers also sign-post clients onto specialist local services for advice on benefits, housing, mental health, debt, finding work etc.
*Why do we need you?
Volunteer Caseworkers are the lifeblood of SSAFA, supporting a growing number of people in need of financial, practical and emotional support. Clients come from all backgrounds and age groups and may have served in WW2 or in a more recent conflict like Iraq or Afghanistan. Our trained volunteers listen without judgement to assess and provide tailored support to help people navigate life in and beyond military service. We need you to join your local SSAFA team to help us achieve this.
*When would you be needed and where would you be based?
The essential part of the role is visiting clients at home or in a care home setting. There are a range of times available to volunteer and all help is greatly appreciated.
*What does this role involve?
• Contacting clients and arranging to meet them at a mutually convenient time
• Meeting clients and completing a form to assess their circumstances
• Sign-posting clients onto local services providing specialist advice
• Applying on the client’s behalf to military and non-military sources of charitable funding
• Keeping in touch with the client so they know how their case is progressing
• Keeping in touch with your branch so they know your availability
• Volunteering within the standards and values of SSAFA including observing our policies such as the Volunteering policy and data protection policy (these will be covered in your training and local induction).
• Excellent support and relevant training is provided to all volunteers.
A great opportunity to help. All help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated.
If you wish to volunteer/for further details please contact Julie Silva (Branch Secretary, Grampian) at email: Julie.Silva@grampian.ssafa.org.uk or telephone: 07879846200.
More information about SSAFA is also available at https://www.ssafa.org.uk/