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We are seeking to establish at least one Student Ambassador in each British university who is able to represent CARA's activities by setting up a society and campaigning on our behalf. We would require the Student Ambassador to promote academic freedom through organising events to debate issues surrounding the topic, organising fundraising and awareness raising events to support CARA grantees and acting as a point of contact for our charity. The Student Ambassador would write an article or two on CARA in their student newspaper. These would also be published on CARA's website and publicised through our social media. The Student Ambassador would be provided with materials with which to set up a stall at a Freshers' Fair and to assemble a society committee which would be in contact with CARA committees at the other 95 CARA/Scholars at Risk UK University Network member universities.
Forth Valley Welcome are a group formed in June 2015 in the Stirling Council area, concerned about the plight of vulnerable refugees in Syria. Our work has naturally evolved to cover Clackmannanshire as well. 'Vulnerable Refugees' are identified by the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) and should not be confused with the complex, on-going migration crisis in Calais or other parts of Europe.
We are looking for befrienders to offer refugees an opportunity to form a trusting relationship, which helps him/her to settle in Scotland, learn English and get to know a new environment. The exact nature of the role will depend on what you can offer and what the refugee needs. You may take refugees shopping or accompany them to appointments as a supportive companion. If you have a car, you may deliver donated household items or take refugees on outings or to distant appointments. If you speak Arabic (this is not necessary) this may provide help with translation but all refugees are attending English classes and looking for opportunities to practice conversing in English. You may meet refugees to socialise, go on outings etc. You may also help to run activities for adults or children at a Forth Valley Welcome drop-in session.
The time commitment is flexible and can be tailored to suit the volunteer’s availability.
You will be supported with 3 hours of induction training (will be done as a group or individually depending on volunteer applications at the time); and will work in a supportive befriending team with experienced volunteers. All volunteers also have access to support from the SCF's befriending coordination team.
Our volunteers perform a variety of roles in order to help us provide for survivors and vulnerable people. We currently have a 'Volunteer- Support Worker' opportunity available. This opportunity would help women with life controlling issues and those who have been a victim of human trafficking and modern slavery.
City Hearts is passionate about pursuing freedom and restoring lives. One of the main aspects our volunteer support workers do is to help at shifts at our safe house to guide our clients with life skills like cooking and cleaning and to be assisting them. This can include:
- Assisting with the running of the house (ensuring rotas are followed, cleaning, checking up on
Clients e.g.: sleeping/meds/eating/social/mood)
- Assisting case workers with admin.
- Take women to appointments.
- Help women learn life skills in a practical way.
- Encourage independence and use of progression plans.
- Encourage participation in activities.
- Run informal activities.
- Help clients get to Junction (our office base at Bon Accord Terrace).
- Sleep shifts.
- Be friendly with the women but keep boundaries.
- Document all events and handover.
- Stand by.
Within the team, support workers report to the operations coordinator and the manager. They may also work closely with the case workers.
This role requires 5-15 hours a week. All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated. For more information please contact Heidi Ogboke, Project Manager at email email@example.com or tel.: 01224 587496.
Volunteers would support ESOL learners in accessing a range of community activities and help them find out what's on in their area.
Volunteers will be given training on becoming a Buddy, introducing them to ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Awareness Sessions. All applicants will be required to undertake the awareness sessions as well as induction, and would be expected to commit to at least 1 hour per week (subject to a full Disclosure Check).
To help the newly resettled Syrian families integrate into the Orkney community, with practical help and support.
Our Language Cafes are friendly and informal weekly sessions where we invite everyone to chat in English and learn from each other about living in the UK. So far we have had over 25 different nationalities, aged be-tween 20 to 70+, with a variety of professions and educational levels. Every person attending our sessions is invited to enjoy an informal and welcoming environment that promotes tolerance and integration. Cafetistas come to learn about Aberdeen, meet people who share their circumstances and meet volunteers who would encourage them to improve their English and learn more about the UK.
Every week we speak about a different topic or run an activity to encourage cafetistas to improve their language and personal skills and integrate into their community, whether in Aberdeen or Aberdeenshire.
*What are the benefits of being our volunteer at the Language Cafes:
*You will learn about different cultures and use your personal and life skills to interact and help people who are settling in an unfamiliar environment.
* You will exercise your existing capabilities and knowledge on varied topics whilst learning about new subjects and cultures.
*You will learn about creative ways in which you can engage, encourage and motivate people.
* You will have a positive and long lasting impact on cafetistas as well as in your community by supporting an environment of tolerance, respect and open interaction.
*You will learn and practise your leading and problem solving skills as well as your creativity and adaptability.
*We would like to invite volunteers who can:
*Attend at least two language cafes every month over an extended period of time. This helps to support consistency and creates a solid relationship with our cafetistas and with GREC.
* Research and share information with our cafetistas.
* Act as moderators and lead activities with other volunteers and cafetistas during our sessions.
* Create a welcoming environment by tolerating and respecting every-one attending our Language Cafes.
* Ensure that everyone is given an opportunity to communicate and share their opinions during the sessions.
We acknowledge our volunteers as the true foundation of the Language Cafes. A fantastic opportunity to help – with all help greatly appreciated. For more information please get in touch with Adriana via email at: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 01224 595505.
We’re a new charity set up to help with the rescue and rehoming of cats. Our main aim is to build our own centre to do this and our whole team are committed to the care and welfare of cats. We work with other small charities to achieve this and our shop is raising funds to allow us to do this whilst helping rehome cats.
Our volunteers work in teams of two at all times in the shop. Serving the public, maintaining stock on shop floor, sorting donations handed into us at shop, keeping shop clean and neat at all times,
We do an induction at the shop with every volunteer, find suitable buddy for them, show how to sort donations ie separate, store and trash. They, if needed, will also be taught to operate the till.
Our morningshift is 10-1 and afternoon is 1-4.
We also need volunteer with a driving licence as we sometimes area asked to collect/deliver things from and to customer. Costs would be reimbursed
Able to work with other people, Pleasant, friendly and confident attitude would be advantageous for serving the public and being first point of contact with our charity.
Due to handling money and serving public we would ask for the volunteers to be over 18. Due to size of premises at the moment we can’t take someone in a wheelchair. Hopefully in the future
It starts with ‘Hello’. From new mums to empty nesters, it's often surprising who is affected by loneliness.
That's why we're teaming up with The Co-operative. Together we want to reach out and reconnect thousands of lonely people with their communities, and tackle a problem that is shortening lives and eroding wellbeing.
The aim of the Community Connector is to support people affected by social isolation and loneliness and to help them gain confidence and to reconnect to their community in partnership with existing and new partner organisations. We will place the person at the centre of what we do and help them by offering positive encouragement, practical help and emotional support, for up to three months, depending on their needs.
Full training and excellent support is provided to all volunteers.
This is a great opportunity to make a real difference in the local community. All help is greatly appreciated.
For more details please contact Ieva Nevulyte, Community Connector Co-ordinator at email email@example.com / tel:: 07872 839864.
Home-based volunteering, Board/trustee role
The Youth Radio Network’s vision is to empower, teach and entertain young people, aged 13 to 25 years, through the power of music and digital technology, opening doors to the broadcast industries, and to become more employable helping them to get the best start in life.
The Youth Radio Network is a digital place where young people can easily access and develop their skills and interests. It acts as a sounding board for youth news and issues and promotes all youth organizations. The Youth Radio Network's vision is to teach, empower and entertain young people aged 13 - 25 years old through the power of music and digital technology. We are looking to appoint a volunteer Head of Marketing, Fundraising and Development to help build our organisation to the next level including understanding the vision and mission of The Youth Radio Network, the Head of Marketing, Fundraising & Development (volunteer role) will be responsible for the development and delivery of our marketing and fundraising strategies for The Youth Radio Network.
Home-based volunteering, Suitable for groups, One-off volunteering
The Youth Radio Network’s vision is to empower, teach and entertain young people, aged 13 to 25
years, through the power of music and digital technology, opening doors to the broadcast industries,
and to become more employable helping them to get the best start in life.
The Youth Radio Network is a digital place where young people can easily access and develop their skills
and interests. It acts as a sounding board for youth news and issues and promotes all youth
organizations. The Youth Radio Network's focus is on young people, and topical issues such as Bullying,
Racism, LGBT and much more.
Our music is generally chart music, and we play any young artists/bands from across the world. The aim
is to have a fresh and upbeat sound and something that young people feel; they can get involved in and
we encourage our young people to influence the music we play. There are also opportunities for our
listeners to interact with radio programmes. We will highlight any young musicians, artists or bands,
after all, it’s the internet and you never know who may be discovered next!
The Youth Radio Network is completely digital so anyone can present for us from any location! We also
want to help young people ages 16 to 25 years old get into employment and we hope that we can help
open many doors for young people looking for a career in the broadcasting industries.
This is an exciting opportunity to join us as we build our digital radio station which is directed and run by
young people. We have an ambitious programme that aims to make a difference to communities across
the UK by helping young people to develop their skills, interests and employability
We are looking to appoint a volunteer Contnet Producers to help build our organisation to the next level including the development and delivery of contnet for our website, social media channels and newsletters both internal and external for The Youth Radio Network.