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Bud is Poppyscotland’s brand new vehicle for exploration and learning, a truck that transforms into a mobile community space, comprising a mini poppy factory, micro-museum and with interactive learning opportunities.
Bud is an interactive experience that encourages visitors to create their personal remembrance journey through exploring the exhibits. It is helping us keep remembrance relevant all year round. About the opportunity:
As a Bud Heritage Volunteer, you will support the delivery of the Bud project when Bud is in your area. This could see you supporting in one of the key tasks below:
Ø Welcome members of the public and groups (schools, girl guides, brownies, cubs, cadets etc.) visiting Bud on their arrival
Ø To deliver activities both indoor and outdoor as planned by the Bud team
Ø To assist with evaluation of Bud by encouraging feedback and collecting data
Ø To be flexible in the performance of the post and undertake duties requested by the Bud team
Ø Support the staff team in set up and take down at visits and events. Support staff in the delivery of activities with schools, groups and public visitors.
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To provide transport from home to hospitals. Collect patient from home and deliver them to hospital, wait and return them home.
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FRESH Community Wellness is a registered charity (OSCR-Office of Scottish Charity Regulator charity number SCO51346).
We are currently working to help engage the community and we are seeking more friendly volunteers to reach residents who may be looking for safe, free options. Anyone of any ability can volunteer with us in some way. We are working in several partnerships which include Aberdeen City Health and Social Care Partnership, Keep Scotland Beautiful, Paths for All, Aberdeen City Council and many more.
Are you interested in health, wellness, caring for others, community gardening, food growing, nature, the environment, children’s activities, event planning, fundraising or sports and up for helping to regenerate an entire community? In addition to our community based activities, we also have multiple home-based volunteering options for graphic design, admin, website and social media editing. If you have a couple of hours free to spare each week and are enthusiastic about the idea of uniting communities and making the local area safe, tidy, and beautiful – then please do help us out.
We offer induction, training courses, as well as free PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) applications for our safeguarding process. We have the ability for immediate starts following application/references, to start the volunteer’s pathway.
This is an excellent opportunity to give back. Also, if you wish it is a great way to boost your CV and employment prospects. Brilliant way to volunteer for a college, university or work placement and gain skills. Most of all you will be making a real positive difference for people and the community, which will be greatly appreciated by all. As a registered Scottish charity, we are happy to issue references for your volunteering with ourselves.
For further details about helping volunteering with us please contact Elaine Campbell, Co-ordinator at email: email@example.com or tel.: 07562689691.
Last updated 2 days ago
We are looking to recruit a volunteer to help at our Dementia Friendly Walk in Troon, Tuesday mornings 10.45 – 12.15pm.
The walk is informal, friendly and chatty, a lovely way to support people living with dementia and their carers. The walks consists of a gently paced walk along the esplanade.
An important feature of the walk is for the attendees to enjoy the therapeutic benefit of outdoor activity, weather dependent of course! Saying that the wind and rain hasn’t prevented the walk going ahead so far.
The walk is led by Alzheimer Scotland Community Activity Organiser Pam Rudge.
Last updated 5 days ago
Are you interested in becoming a volunteer befriender in Angus?
If you have some spare time to offer companionship to someone who may be lonely, for home visits or assist them to visit places of interest, going out for a walk, or a visit to the library or shops, we’d be delighted to hear from you.
We require people who are reliable and committed; are patient and understanding and able to maintain confidentiality.
We will pay your out of pocket expenses including travelling costs and provide the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).
If you are interested please get in touch with Voluntary Services.
Last updated 8 days ago
Are interested in becoming a volunteer driver? Do you enjoy driving and helping people?
If you have your own vehicle and able to offer regular commitment, we have opportunities available in Angus and Dundee.
We are looking for volunteer drivers to help us transport:
- adults to day care
- children to school
- people to their GP or hospital appointment
- people with learning disabilities to college.
We pay your mileage expenses and provide appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). If you are interested please get in touch with Voluntary Services on 01307 492448 or VolunteerServices@angus.gov.uk.
Last updated 8 days ago
As a volunteer you’ll be involved in working with a terrific team of volunteers helping assist golfers with dementia to participate in golfing activities whilst giving families essential respite.
Their golfing sessions typically run for 2 hours once or twice a week and are keen to hear from prospective volunteers who can commit to one (or maybe even two) sessions a week, but being available once a week would be ideal.
A Community Golf Activator will lead the session and provide you with all the resources and guidance you’ll need to create fantastic opportunites to keep older golfer active, engaged and connected.
Golf in Society will ensure that you’ve got PVG/Disclosure Scotland registration, and their online volunteer training course will furnish you with all the information and guidance you’ll need to get started.
Golf in Stirling are seeking people who would be interested in supporting older adults to continue their enjoyment of golf. Golf in Society offer supported golf sessions in a safe and nurturing environment to people who have played golf over the years, or would like to provide the opportunity to introduce golf to those who are new to the sport and would like to give it a go.
Golf in Society's mission is to improve the lives of the ageing population by introducing them to the health and wellbeing benefits of golf. They do this by creating opportunities for people to discover how their local golf club can become an integral part of a happier, healthier life.
Everything they do is designed with the people we support at the heart of it. Golf in Society's services are created and delivered by a team of “proper people” with lived experience, who are determined to make a positive contribution to the lives of others.
From Anthony Blackburn the founder of the Golf in Society Social Enterprise:
"As a passionate golfer I have followed the decline of the sport I love with great concern. It became apparent that golf is finding it difficult to transform itself into a modern customer-led business. It has not kept pace with lifestyle and demographic changes within society. It is now trying to “catch-up” but has some significant barriers to overcome. There are some excellent initiatives to encourage participation and numerous golfing organisations trying to transform its fortunes. However, the message is not getting through to enough new customers."
"At the same time I became increasingly concerned about the “social time bombs” facing our communities. I began to research the issues of mental health, obesity, loneliness and an ageing population. It was apparent that new ways of improving public health were desperately needed – otherwise the spiraling costs would bankrupt the public sector and lead to community breakdown."
"I then started to think about how golf could play a part in creating healthier communities. I soon discovered that combining the features and benefits of golf with the issues facing Society created some compelling partnership opportunities."
"This has led me to develop a range of unique products and services that can help transform the fortunes of golf whilst creating stronger, happier and healthier communities. This was my inspiration for Golf In Society."
Want to know more about volunteering with Golf in Society?
This short video from Founder Anthony Blackburn explains the positive impact that volunteers have for families who live with dementia.
Last updated 8 days ago
Become a volunteer to support people in Caithness who have experienced a stroke or health related illness. This role will include the volunteer going for a social walk with individuals on a one-to-one basis. Maybe a gentle stroll to help build confidence and wellbeing. Free mandatory training and support for volunteers.
Last updated 8 days ago
Scotland Versus Arthritis is looking for individuals willing to lead short health walks in your area, lead on other physical activities, or facilitate virtual support groups. Full training and on-going support for volunteers will be available.
We are also looking for expressions of interest from anyone keen to become an instructor of Tai Chi or Qi Gong for arthritis.
The current Covid restrictions have meant that for many the wait for treatment may be a year or more away.
Painkilling prescriptions are seldom more than a temporary relief. Support and exercise can however offer a better way to self-manage the daily on-going pain and fatigue.
In readiness for the eventual lifting of lockdown we are asking, can you spare an hour or two each month to help?
Please contact your local Development Officer, Dr. P. Neville, firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07501 501114 for details.
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The Braveheart Association is a SCIO (Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation) governed by a Board of Trustees. The Board is currently seeking to recruit new Trustees with the relevant experience and skills to ensure the organisation continues to develop and provide high quality services and be sustained long term.
We encourage applications from individuals with a variety of different experiences and backgrounds. Office bearer positions may be available for suitable candidates. We are therefore looking for individuals who share the vision of Braveheart and who have the motivation to contribute their skills and experience in helping the organisation continue to meet the growing health needs of the people we work with.
There are particular opportunities for individuals with one or more of the following key skills and experience:
*Individuals with proven leadership skills, particularly, but not exclusively, within the voluntary/charity sector
*Individuals who have worked or are working in a senior role in the voluntary, public or private sector
*Individuals with strategic planning, social enterprise, marketing or human resource management experience
*Individuals with experience in fundraising
* Individuals with a good understanding of current legal, governance and strategic finance matters, particularly in the voluntary or charity sector
As a Board member you will be expected to act in the interests of the Association and you will have oversight and responsibility for all aspects of Braveheart governance and strategy.
Braveheart is committed to equality of opportunity in all aspects of our work and members will be appointed on merit. We welcome applications from people who will bring diversity to our Board of Trustees.
Further information can be viewed on the Braveheart website at www.braveheart.uk.net
Last updated 25 days ago