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We are a registered charity offering an accessible, flexible, child-friendly and needs-led therapeutic service to children and families in the Lothians. We aim to recruit two new Board members to strengthen and broaden the skills of our existing Board of Trustees. New members would act as consultants/advisors, offering specific knowledge and experience in the following areas:
• Human Resources – policy and practice
• Finance –support of voluntary agencies in establishing good practice in line with legislation, and of developing self-sustaining business practices
• Early Years – policy and practice (experience in one or more of the fields of health, social work, education, therapeutic support services, or voluntary sector supporting children and families)
• Strategic Planning
• IT- technical support and/or client database systems
• Voluntary sector – as practitioner or board member
• Children’s mental health - as practitioner or policy maker
The Board meets every 8-10 weeks for around 1 ½ hours at our premises in Eskbank. Meetings take place on a Monday morning.
Are you a Cricket fan? Want to get involved through volunteering. Every match played requires a host of volunteer input to make them run smoothly so whether you want to get involved as a Scorer, Umpire, Match Secretary, Coaches and assistants, Captains, Parental Liaison, Schools, Volunteer driver there will always be an opportunity for you? Get in touch to start your volunteering journey at Strathmore Cricket Club.
Would you like to Volunteer for Home-Start Deveron?
Home-Start Deveron is part of a national network that offers friendly, informal support to families with at least one child under the age of five years.
The daily stresses of bringing up a family can often become overwhelming and as a result parents find themselves unable to cope. Home-Start Deveron can help to alleviate some of the challenges that families face, through regular support from volunteers, who themselves have parenting experience.
As a Volunteer what would I do?
Volunteers visit families, in their own homes, for two to three hours per week. How you help is really down to the family itself, some might need someone to talk to, others might need more practical support with meal planning, cooking, reading to their children or finding out about local services. Volunteers can also help to run groups such as Stay and Play sessions and cookery classes for parents.
Can my support and friendship really make a difference?
The early years before children go off to school are vital and at Home-Start Deveron we believe parents have the key role in creating a secure childhood for their children. It's just that sometimes they need a bit of your help.
This offer of regular, flexible support can go a long way to helping families to get back on their feet. Parents grow in confidence, strengthen bonds with their children and regain a sense of the value of themselves as parents.
Office administrator with word and excel experience, answer telephone and take messages, update computer files, updating data bases, record income and expenditure on spreadsheet, arrange client appointments.
Grampian Child Bereavement Network (GCBN) provides a range of services including a Volunteer Responder Service. This is a service where our trained volunteers receive referrals and visit families within their own homes. This can be to support a parent by offering support and guidance, to undertaking direct work with a child or young person. The coordinator matches volunteers with families usually close to the volunteer's area as possible.
Forres Area Soccer 7s is one of the longest running youth football clubs and while many things have changed since we first started in 1993, we can only do what we do with the help of volunteers. But what if you are thinking, “I’ve never played football, how could I ever help? It’s not like I don’t care, it’s just I don’t want to look foolish.”
There are lots of examples of people who want to coach but think it’s reserved for the elite football mad parents. The reality is most of our coaches are just normal people who took the leap of faith to help out.
If you too take that leap, what you will find is a supportive group of people who will provide help and guidance along the way. Our coaches will receive access to training plans, coaching advice and guidance from our Football Development Officer. Our aim is for new coaches to be experienced with someone who already has a season or two under their belt.
If you are interested in finding out more you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Home-Start Aberdeen supports local families, who may be vulnerable or suffering from isolation, with Home-Start Aberdeen aims to prevent family crisis and breakdown in vulnerable, struggling families with young children.
*Our home visiting volunteers:
>Offer support to a local family in their own home for 2-3 hours per week. >Receive training and ongoing support. >Help others develop their parenting skills. >Encourage families to engage with their communities. >Provide practical guidance on budgeting and household management. >Connect families with other relevant organisations and services.
All of our home visiting volunteers are carefully matched with a Home-Start family to ensure that the relationship is as productive as possible for everyone. Regular training is provided and all volunteers have a co-ordinator who provides ongoing support and meets with them regularly.
People choose to volunteer with Home-Start Aberdeen to:
>Make a difference to a family’s life. >Give something back to their local community. >Return the support they once received from Home-Start. >Share a similar experience. >Boost confidence.
>Prepare for returning to work or to progress career. >Do something fulfilling with spare time.
*Data gathered by Home-Start UK last year indicated that more than 90% of the families supported by Home-Start volunteers said they felt:
>More involved in their children’s development. >That their children’s emotional and physical health and wellbeing had improved. >Better able to manage their children’s behavior. >Less isolated.
>Less stressed. >More able to cope with day-to-day running of the house. >That they were using local services more.
*Find out more
>For an informal, no-pressure chat about becoming a volunteer with Home-Start Aberdeen, telephone 01224 693545 or email email@example.com . Further information is also available on our website at http://www.homestartaberdeen.org.uk/want-help/home-visiting
Step by Step in Moray is a charity which supports families who feel isolated or vulnerable. We help them to develop friendships, confidence and skills which will enhance their lives and enable them to give their children the best start in life. Step relies on a dedicated team of volunteers who support our staff to provide a relaxed, caring and attentive service to the parents and children who attend our sessions.
Our volunteers bring a wealth of experience, life skills and knowledge from their various backgrounds.
They provide a non-judgemental listening ear which enables parents to develop trust, which helps to build confidence in an emotionally safe environment.
We welcome applications from interested individuals who’d like to join our team and contribute their skills and experience to helping families.
Responsible for dealing with incoming and outgoing calls. Recording invoices and receipts. Dealing with any filing required. Keeping a record of stock that comes into the centre.
Various volunteer roles available - community fundraising teams, volunteer helper services, in the shops and hospices where available.
Including a new roles - Network Volunteer Speaker roles - available to deliver talks to communities and also action team members - able to sign up for some microvolunteering, which could include 5 minutes to 2 hours.