People are reqired to visit police stations to check on welfare of detainees held in custody.
The visitors will speak to the people in custody and check that they are being treated fairly and within the law - e.g. they have been offered food and drink, are warm, have they been offered access to a lawyer ect.
Visitors are paired up and go together to do visits. Visits are arranged between the two volunteers and we ask that visits are conducted on different days and at different times.
Last updated 6 days ago
Are you passionate about volunteering? Do you want to help others? How about joining PKAVS Third Sector Interface as a Volunteer Opportunities Assistant and combine the two? We are currently looking for a volunteer to provide administrative support to our Volunteer Support Service.
We are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer who would be willing to help the local TSI with the following tasks:
• Gathering volunteer opportunities
• Making sure volunteering opportunities are up to date.
• Support online Volunteer Drop-in when necessary
If you have any questions about this opportunity, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Last updated 11 days ago
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 01224 638342 / Mobile: 07751 213108.
Last updated 11 days ago
ur mission statement is “To show the love of Jesus in the city at night, by caring for, listening to and helping the people we meet.”
Stirling is known as “Scotland’s Heart” due to its physical location and historical significance in the past. It is reported that 70% of Scotland’s population lives within one hour of the city and this creates a diverse people group, culture, tourism trade and experience. Stirling Street Pastors want to see “Scotland’s Heart” gain an understanding of God’s Heart for the city and its people. As Christian volunteers we are motivated by the Bible and our faith to try to both proactively and reactively seek the welfare of our city – putting the emphasis firmly on the individual in need at the time. Street Pastors is not about preaching, judging or telling people how to live their lives. Instead, we freely hand out personal safety equipment, give emotional care and physical help to hundreds of people using the city centre every month.
Last updated 21 days ago
Tayside Council on Alcohol (TCA) was established in 1972 and is one of the leading providers of support services in the Tayside area for people who are affected by the misuse of alcohol.
To help support the organisation, we are seeking skilled and motivated individuals to join the Board of Directors. As a non-executive member of the Board, you’ll play a central role in developing strategy, monitoring quality and governance and supporting the provision of services. Members of the Board can contribute to the work of TCA by providing useful links with key partner organisations such as local and national government, the NHS and the Police.
You will have had experience working at a senior level in one or more of the following: social work, health, national or local government, corporate governance, law, accountancy, fundraising, advocacy or communications. Knowledge of current local community issues, as well as local authority priorities and strategies, would be advantageous. Also, knowledge of the Third Sector and Regulation of Care legislation would be an advantage.
TCA is very interested in recruiting applicants with a background at a senior level in Finance. Applicants with a background in Marketing/Media, Legal, HR, Research & Development or ICT are also very welcome to apply.
If you possess strategic vision, good independent judgement, and can work as part of a diverse team, then we would like to hear from you. The Board meets around four times per year, and there is also the opportunity to contribute to quarterly Audit, HR or Finance Sub-Committees.
Board membership is voluntary and unpaid, although travel expenses may be reimbursed. Learning and development opportunities exist for all Board members, including induction and on-going training.
For further information and an application pack, please contact Fergus McCurley at TCA, The Wishart, 50 Constable Street, Dundee DD4 6AD Telephone: 01382 456012 or email email@example.com. Registered Charity Number SC006511
Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm Friday 26th March 2021.
Last updated a month ago
The 70/30 Campaign is aiming to reduce child abuse and neglect by 70% by 2030. As a 70/30 Ambassador you will be empowering your local community to protect our children by spreading awareness and gaining support to prevent child abuse and neglect from happening in the first place. You will gain new skills, and be part of a large network of volunteers and professionals, while making a real difference in your local community and across the UK.
The role is very flexible and depends on your skills and on the needs in your local area, but you can take part in a range of activities, such as: spreading awareness with people you know and on social media; fundraising; organising events; engaging with MPs, MSPs, AMs and councillors; engaging with local press; expanding your local 70/30 group.
Ambassadors will take part in a training session with a member of the team and are invited to join the monthly national conference call with other ambassadors across the country. Ambassadors usually give 2 or more hours of their time a week, but get in touch if you are interested and don't have much time available as there is always some way you can help!
Please visit our website and complete the form to become an ambassador today at www.70-30.org.uk or contact Isobel Dawson, 70/30 Ambassador Aberdeen at E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated 2 months ago
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Patients’ Advocacy Service who is based in The State Hospital. PAS is a company limited by guarantee with charitable status. We are looking to recruit new Board members to participate in the governance and achievement of the strategic objectives of the organisation. The current Board has a diverse combination of skills and experiences, candidates with a background in finance, mental health, human resources and current or previous voluntary sector experience would be particularly welcomed.
PAS provides an independent, highly skilled, responsible and professionally run service within The State Hospital, whilst observing the safety and security. The service works within the hospital and promotes patients as individuals. We aim to give the patients a voice to have their views respected, their voices heard, to support and to enable patients to be fully informed and involved in decisions regarding their care and treatment.
Our service works with those from across Scotland and Northern Ireland, we have a number of ethnicities, religions, abilities and ages. We wish to diversify the board to ensure all voices are represented.
If you have the time, the skills and the passion to make a difference to this marginalised group of individuals, please reach out to us for an informal chat.
Some of the duties board members are expected to take part in are to attend board meetings; ensure good governance of the organisation; contribute to policies, development and strategy of the service; foster positive working relationships with the PAS team and State Hospital colleagues; oversee the current service and development of future projects; actively participate in staff recruitment where appropriate and contribute proactively to the Board in reaching quality decisions.
Last updated 4 months ago
The State Hospital is one of four high secure psychiatric hospitals in the UK. located in South Lanarkshire. the principal aim is to rehabilitate patients all of whom are detained in the hospital under the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act (2003).
The State Hospital is keen to identify opportunities to enhance service deliver; taking advantage of opportunities available via external funding where appropriate and given the current financial constraints, the hospital is experiencing significant financial challenges in relation to enhancing patients' experiences. As a volunteer you will help provide support to access and secure additional funding through grants, bursaries, charitable donations etc. and help engage with patients, carers, staff and other volunteers, supported by the Involvement and Equality Team. Additionally, volunteers will be asked to contribute to reports and on occasion, attend a number of internal meetings including the Involvement and Equality Steering Group, Support Healthy Choices Implementation Group, and Patient Partnership Group. Volunteers may also be asked to contribute to presentations and attend external events which promote and share best practices.
The hospital works collaboratively with Forensic Network partners and other supporting organisations e.g. Health Improvement Scotland, Scottish Health Council and Volunteer Scotland.
Last updated 4 months ago
The State Hospital Board for Scotland are looking for an individual with experience of using British Sign Language (BSL) to help support the provision of activities for patients using BSL within the Skye Centre which offers various activities such as animal assisted therapy, horticulture, sports and fitness, arts and crafts, education, library, shop, cafe and social events.
The volunteer would work in conjunction with a range of staff to provide support to patients who use BSL who may be admitted to the hospital.
The State Hospital is one of four high secure psychiatric hospitals in the UK, located in South Lanarkshire. The principal aim is to rehabilitate patients all of whom are detained in the hospital under the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act (2003).
Last updated 5 months ago
Special Constables receive basic training in the theoretical aspect of Police duty and legislation, which is complemented by "on-the-job" training with regular officers in a wide variety of police work.
Every effort is made to ensure that Special Constables are given the opportunity to work along with regular police officers at times which are mutually convenient. Obviously the hours of duty which a Special Constable is willing and able to work will vary according to individual circumstances but a regular commitment is essential.
Last updated 5 months ago