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Crowd fund laptops to help students at a school in Africa get online for job search & to create their own start-ups. Tasks: Social media plan for campaign to target organizations and individuals, Social media content for FB, Instagram, LinkedIn, manage posts and interactions, Build a list of target corporate organisations that can be potential donors, create communication for them and communicate with them, In return get a certificate of appreciation.
CASE stands for Caring And Sharing Effectively and the project began in Kilmarnock in December 1999 as a charity with the vision that it would be supported entirely by volunteers so that all the money would go to local community projects & selected projects abroad with the aim of helping those in need. We need more volunteers to work in our charity shop assisting customers with purchasing of goods, preparing items for sale, providing customer advice & taking payments for goods. Volunteers will learn new skills & gain experience to add to their CV, meeting new people, other volunteers & customers will help to build self-confidence which can help people getting back into the workplace.
You will be looking for opportunities to promote TWAM and to raise TWAM’s profile helping us to collect more tools, raise more money to support the work and to attract additional volunteers
This is a flexible role—it is a role where ‘what you get out’ depends on ‘what you put in’
The role is a networking, wide ranging and flexible role but some of the things you might do include:
Putting literature into local churches
Asking groups such as Rotary if they would like a speaker to come and speak
Putting on an event to raise money
Arranging a Tool collection at a local supermarket
Dealing with enquiries TWAM receives to help support other events being put on in your area
Working with others within TWAM to build a strong network in the area
The role of the TWAM speaker is to talk to groups in your local community leaving them with the challenge to support TWAM through tool collections, financial provision or by volunteering. The groups you speak to will be diverse in nature and could include churches schools, Rotary Clubs and many others..
Typical tasks may include
Taking calls and emails and arranging talk engagements
Preparing a presentation
Carrying out the talk leaving groups with the challenge to support TWAM
Passing on any donations made by the group to Head Office
STAND International is looking for volunteers aged 16 to 65 years who have experienced social or economic disadvantage, to travel overseas to volunteer in 2020.
This could be participating in working at a camp for children and adults with disabilities. Many of these children and young adults come from difficult backgrounds, including children from families affected by HIV, alcoholism and drug abuse. Additionally, volunteers will be participating in renovating and building work may include digging foundations, mixing cement, building walls, constructing a roof, plastering or putting the finishing coat of paint on the completed building. The work is quite challenging as buildings are made and renovated using traditional methods and locally sourced materials. The construction materials & techniques are also simple to master and are ideal for sites with limited facilities. Everything is done by hand in impoverished communities to enable and improve their living and learning environment which allows volunteers to be immersed in the host community and work with the locals to ensure these projects get completed and match the needs of the people they're benefiting.
Six trips are planned for 2020, 2 trips to Belarus and 4 to Romania. The age range of volunteers for Belarus is from 16- 28 years and Romania is from 16 to 65 years old allowing for a greater number of people to participate.
ROMANIA trips - March, May, August and October 2020
BELARUS trips – July & September 2020
As well as short-term volunteer opportunities we have places available for mentors. Mentors provide support and assistance to volunteers while they take on the challenge of volunteering abroad as well as additional support for 3 months upon return to Scotland enabling volunteers to best utilise the experience gained. Mentor costs are covered although there is some expectation of securing some matched funding. There is an option for those who perhaps did not feel that they had the skills or experience to become mentors to join the team as a trainee mentor.
When you take part in a volunteering project through Concordia, you can be sure you’ll be making a real difference to a community, and to yourself. For nearly 70 years now, we've provided volunteering and work opportunities overseas and here in the UK. Today we work with 80 like minded, non-profit partner organisations from 60 countries, to offer medium and short term community volunteering, around the world. A selection of projects is available for teenagers aged 16 and 17. Types of international volunteer projects include conservation, restoration, archaeology, construction, arts, children’s play-schemes and teaching.
Board and accommodation is free of charge for projects in Europe, North America, Japan and South Korea. For projects in Latin America, Asia, Middle East and Africa volunteer pay an extra on arrival fee of approx. £150/200 that covers food and accommodation, as well as funding the programme in the country.
Our shops help raise lots of money for children living in the UK and in 120 countries worldwide. It’s always lovely chatting to our customers about the fabulous items we sell and telling them about the fantastic work that Save the Children does. You’ll get the chance to meet new people and make friends plus you’ll be part of an amazing team of volunteers.
There’s so much for you to get stuck in to when you’re volunteering in our shops. We get lots of donations and it's always exciting when one of our volunteers spots a real gem. You'll be taking in, sorting, steaming and pricing donations, rolling up your sleeves in the backroom as well as being on the shop floor.
Serving customers with a smile is so important. You’ll be using the till (don't worry, we'll show you how) and handling money. And when people come in to donate items you'll also be completing the Gift Aid forms that let their donations help us even more.
It’s really important that our window and shop displays look appealing so people keep visiting our shops. So you'll be wielding a duster and vacuum as well as your imagination to make the shop look its best.
It would be ideal if you could volunteer one shift a week, which is about four hours but we're also happy to have more flexible times. No special skills are needed as we’ll show you what to do and we provide all the training you’ll need. But if you have any experience or particular interest tell us, it may come in useful. It’s really easy to get your volunteering started. If you're over 18 years old, just click on ‘Apply’ and get filling in your details!
WaterAid enables the world's poorest people to gain access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene education. These basic human rights underpin health, education and livelihoods and form the first, essential step in overcoming poverty.
We work with local partners who understand local issues and we provide them with skills and support. This empowers them and local communities to set up and manage practical and sustainable projects that meet communities real needs. We also campaign locally and internationally, to change policies and practice, and to ensure water and sanitation's vital role in reducing poverty is recognised.
During the current COVID 19 pandemic and for the foreseeable future there will be no face-to-face WaterAid talks. Applicants will be asked to complete the Volunteer Speakers ONLINE training course and will stay at home and comply with COVID19 containment requirements until the crisis is over.
However, during the crisis many schools are arranging activities for their students via Microsoft Teams, Skype and other applications to complement students’ home-schooling during COVID19. Our Speaker Network has made our PowerPoint presentations available for teachers to download. If applicants know how to use Microsoft Teams or Skype with slides and would like to deliver webinars to schools and organisations, they should let us know when they apply. Training and excellent support is provided to all volunteers.
*People can express interest to volunteer at https://www.wateraid.org/uk/get-involved/volunteering/volunteer-as-a-wateraid-speaker after which they will be sent an application form to complete.
*If you have any questions or for more details please email Speakers@wateraid.org .
The role of the collector is to respond to requests from members of the public to collect tools they have to donate and to store them for the TWAM van to collect. We will normally ask you to collect with a maximum 25 mile radius from your home (although you can request a smaller area) and requests are matched based on postcodes.
There is considerable flexibility in this role timewise as collections can be made at any time which is agreed between you and the donor.
Typical tasks may include
Taking calls and emails from members of the public and arranging collection times
driving to collect tools from people and bringing them back to your storage area
Arranging collections from the TWAM vans
The role of driver is to arrange the hire of a van as needed and to drive to collect tools from our collectors in Scotland and also members of the public when they have a large load, and deliver to the Cowdenbeath refurbishment centre. This role can be flexible and tasks may indclude: Hiring a van, loading and unloading the van, carrying out pre- and post-visit checks and recording the journey log. We provide full induction and volunteer handbook on starting. The induction will include van checks.