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As a member of the Board, you will operate at a strategic level and be determined to ensure the charity can be the best it can be whilst maintaining its core values.
In return for your enthusiasm, time and commitment, you will gain invaluable experience, including decision-making at a strategic level; risk, governance and financial management; and be involved with like- minded colleagues from all walks of life who consider, at times, complex issues and promote the Charity (and its services) at every opportunity.
All help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated. To discuss/for further information please contact Shirley Finlayson at email: email@example.com or telephone: 01224810222.
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What will I be doing?
Upon a referral being made via AbilityNet:
* Contacting clients to arrange date/time to support them
* Carrying out IT support to clients
* Feeding back on progress via our online system
* Opportunities to support local Co-ordinator with promoting volunteer service in local area eg, leaflet dropping or displaying posters in local area
Last updated 14 hours ago
Grampian Opportunities need Volunteers to help out with its Community Larder which is like a foodbank where Volunteers will need to collect donations from local stores in the Inverurie area and sometimes Kintore bring back to Grampian Opportunities and place on the shelves sometimes labelling bread and cake items with the appropriate date. Supporting and welcoming the larder members when they visit the Larder. Training will be given and an Induction to the roles and responsibilities for this Project.
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Have you ever wanted to volunteer all to do within the concept of Football?
Well look no further! Street Soccer Scotland is currently looking for volunteers to join their team. No two days the same, working alongside our players developing them personally and mentally.
The role includes working with coaches and players pitch side, monitoring games, inputting data, building relationships with partner organisations. We work with all ages from 10 years old all the way to past retirement .
We currently run in Aberdeen: Walking Football, Kids 10-13 Year olds, Street 45 (Women's Programme) and Adult Sessions. Opportunities are available Monday to Friday - Please get in touch with Peter Wood, Programme Co-ordinator at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 07487603708, if you would like to know more.
Last updated 3 days ago
Everyone can feel lonely and isolated at times, especially if experiencing hardship.
In response to the effects of loneliness and isolation on peoples wellbeing (physical, emotional, social and mental health), that the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated, TLC have responded to this need and further developed our befriending service to combat the loneliness and isolation felt by many in our city. Our service is provided to anyone aged 18 years and over in Aberdeen who is experiencing or at risk of loneliness or isolation. Your help as a volunteer would therefore make a real difference.
Our expertly trained and compassionate volunteers not only provide a lifeline to people, in the form of friendship, but also a helping hand to reconnect to the community, bringing joy and passion back into people’s lives.
If you would like to be a beacon of hope to someone in need, please do apply to join our fantastic team of volunteers. For further information please email us at email@example.com
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Give a Dog a Bone are all about Companionship in the Community - through offering a safe space for retired people to make new friends, learn new skills and mix with dogs.
Can you support Give a Dog a Bone by helping in their local Community Space in Alloa? Are you confident and friendly with good listening skills? Are you dependable and trustworthy? Are you a real team player who can ‘think on your feet’? Do you make a mean cuppa? If yes all/some of the above and can spare 3 to 4 hours a few times a month then Give a Dog a Bone might have the perfect opportunity for you (and your well-behaved dog too, if you have one!)
Volunteers can expect to be:
- Welcoming visitors and their dogs to the Community Space, engaging with them and make them feel at ease.
- Confidently and accurately promoting the aims and objectives of the charity.
- Maintaining high levels of cleanliness and tidiness at all times, ensuring that the Community Space presents no risks to visitors, dogs, staff or volunteers.
- Dealing with any donations handed via the Community Space for the charity as instructed by the Management Team.
- To attend any additional training necessary for the volunteer role.
Benefits of the role include:
- Full training will be provided – in your local community space with a member of staff or experienced volunteer. It is a hands-on role and you will be well supported throughout.
- Increased confidence and sense of purpose.
- Meeting new people and building new relationships.
- Giving something back within your local community.
- If you have a well-behaved dog, they can volunteer with you as a Companionship Dog!
- It’s a win/win!
The volunteer can expect to be given a named contact within the charity to help and support you and your dog throughout your volunteer journey!
If you need any more information or would like to apply, please register your interest on our website www.giveadogabone.net or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated 6 days ago
Kingdom Companions is a short-term (16 weeks) service for vulnerable adults who need support to achieve something for themselves such as getting back into the community, travelling independently, or becoming involved in volunteering themselves.
Volunteers are asked to provide friendly, relaxed, practical, and emotional support to the adult on a one-to-one, regular basis, within the adult's own home or in the community.
There are roles all over Fife for befrienders who have a couple of hours a week/fortnight to help someone with this. Could this be you? Befriending can be a terrific way to build confidence and skills for jobs such as social care or customer service, as well as helping you to get out, feel good about helping others and even go to new places.
Your travel and other out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed. FVA aim to match you with someone who lives in your local area.
FVA provide detailed training, as well as ongoing support. Get in touch now.
Last updated 7 days ago
North East Sensory Services' social groups are looking to return to full capacity in Moray, but need some friendly, welcoming volunteers to help them. NESS delivers a 'Community Inclusion Project' that aims to reduce social isolation and loneliness in people over the age of 65 who have a significant sight or hearing impairment. They do this by supporting social groups in Forres, Elgin, Keith and Buckie, which provide their service users with the opportunity for friendship, activity and support. Transport to attend community groups is often an issue for members so they provide drivers too! ( and would welcome new volunteer drivers as well!)
As a group volunteer volunteer, you might be needed to guide someone on an outing, to describe the cake selection, or assist someone to take part in a game of floor curling: every session is different. Induction training will be provided, so no previous experience of groups or of sight/hearing loss is required. A PVG check will be required for this role and a 6 month commitment would be ideal.
Some main tasks can include:
• support the group to achieve what they wish to do
• assist group members with refreshments
• assist group to plan and organise activities/speakers
• assist group members to find seats and negotiate the room
• interact with group members and develop positive relationships
• encourage the group to interact with one another
Volunteers are well supported and find their experience rewarding, uplifting and fun, often forming fulfilling
long-term friendships with our service users. Roles solely based on driving or escorting on bus transport
may also be available.
Full induction and Sensory Awareness training is provided, as well as the opportunity to get more involved
with the charity in other ways if desired. Out-of-pocket expenses are reimbursed monthly.
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The Board of Trustees’ current roles are Co-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Safeguarding Officer and others, depending on your interests and skills. Some of these are likely to be vacant from November 2022.
Benefits to volunteer: The sense of playing a vital part, becoming part of something worthwhile and well-attested in its benefits to members’ wellbeing and integration in the community; building strong networks in the community - particularly among those working with vulnerable adults in the area; meeting new people committed to sharing their time and skills with one another. Time commitment is negotiable, but monthly or bi-monthly meetings are expected in early stages of training new Trustees. Hybrid meetings are now possible, with Zoom connection where necessary.
Last updated 7 days ago
Do you believe that everyone has aright to have their voice heard and be part of their local community? Do you have a few hours to spare each month to support a developing third sector organisation?
If the answer is Yes then we would like to hear from you!
We are looking for someone with:
- Financial/accounting experience
- Strong communication skills
- A commitment to social justice/human rights
… to join our dynamic Board of Directors.
The board currently meet bi-monthly, with office bearers meeting in between board meetings. Meetings currently take place in the evening, online.
Last updated 7 days ago