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Aberdeen Multicultural Centre (AMC) is an outcome driven, user led charity, committed to making a positive impact on the lives of wider communities in Aberdeen. AMC encourages co-operation and integration amongst diverse community groups. AMC’s vibrant aims are to support communities from social, economic, welfare & environmental perspectives. AMC has run Climate Change projects for the last five years aimed at awareness raising and changing behaviours in relation to home energy efficiency, active travel, food waste, recycling and home gardening amongst diverse communities in Aberdeen. AMC has become cultural hub of communities in Aberdeen. AMC has been organising different cultural events such as International Mother Language Day, Aberdeen Mela- One World Day, Multicultural Burns Night etc. AMC also involved in different sports & physical activities such as Multicultural Football Festival, Multicultural Bike Rally, Wellbeing & Mindfulness Meditation Sessions, Relaxation & Chair base exercises for BAME older people etc.
Post Covid-19 recovery stage we are looking to go back to our normal operations and activities. Planning ahead we need a grant proposal writing volunteer’s support to our team.
A fantastic and exciting opportunity to assist in the continued successful development of Aberdeen Multicultural Centre and make a real difference for people and communities. All help is greatly appreciated.
For further information please contact Ahashan Habib, Centre Manager at E Mail: email@example.com or tel. 01224 561992.
Last updated 3 days ago
Home-based volunteering, Board/trustee role
Aberdeen Citizens Advice Bureau (ACAB) seeks a volunteer Board Member with a finance background to continue the work done by our current Treasurer and play an active role in preparing the Bureau for the demands of the future.
ACAB is an independent Scottish charity and a member of the Citizens Advice Scotland network.
The Bureau provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to the citizens of Aberdeen and its environs that is accessible and tailored to meet the needs of the community.
The core role of the Treasurer is to advise the Board on all financial matters and to oversee the financial affairs of ACAB and ensure that they are legal, constitutional and within accepted accounting practice.
A fantastic opportunity to help in the important work and continued successful development of Aberdeen Citizens Advice Bureau. All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated. For an informal discussion of the role, please contact the Chair of the Board, Val Maehle at firstname.lastname@example.org. Application by CV and covering letter.
Last updated 3 days ago
Citizens Rights Project is focused on providing information about the EU Settlement Scheme, which involves application process for the settled or pre-settled status for EU/EEA/Swiss nationals, and their family members, living in the UK.
We are looking for community leaders, caseworkers or local organisers with experience in social work or similar (i.e. citizens rights, community development, cultural integration and diversity, migrant issues, vulnerable individuals and communities, etc.) who would like to volunteer with us.
Your role will be to provide information and advice about the EU Settlement Scheme, and assist eligible Eu/EEA/Swiss community members with the application process.
As our volunteer you will:
- learn about the EU Settlement Scheme
- receive free training and OISC Level 1 (limited to EUSS) accreditation
- acquire experience providing 1-2-1 advice under supervision of an experienced immigration adviser
- provide language and technological support in making applications to the EU Settlement Scheme
- work closely with vulnerable EU/EEA/Swiss community members with complex needs and assist them in the
process of securing their legal rights in the UK
- join the network of organisations who support European communities in the UK
We offer volunteer placements to willing and eligible candidates who can dedicate a few hours a week of their time.
The placements are open to anyone with right to reside in the UK, and is not limited to UK and other EU nationals. However, speakers of other European language as well as English are especially welcome to join the programme. We especially look for candidates from Scottish Borders, Ayrshire, Dumfries and Galloway, Western Islands, Orkney, Shetland and Highlands.
For more information visit www.citizensrightsproject.org
Find us on Facebook EURightsProject and Twitter CitzRights.
Last updated 16 days ago
This role requires;
Supporting the Community Development Worker (CDW) in teaching ESOL and facilitating discussion in both a larger group and smaller breakout groups. It may also include leading discussions on information regarding life in the UK.
Working with the CDW to create relevant, informative and engaging plans, and preparing any resources required.
At times, attendees may require one on one teaching, practice and support.
Last updated a month ago
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: email@example.com or tel.: 01224 595505.
Last updated 2 months ago
Our Save the Children 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.Your donation of time, creativity and kindness can help improve the lives of children all over the world - via sustainable shopping!
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!
Last updated 2 months ago
Forth Valley Welcome are a charity who work to support Syrian Refugees who have been re-settled in Stirlingshire and Clackmannanshire. Their mission is to welcome re-settled families, and support them to integrate within their new community.
Their work spans various activities - from assisting with ensuring homes have what families require, to supporting them access healthcare, providing social opportunities, and much more! Volunteers are integral to all activities within the organisation, and they always welcome interest for the following roles:
Forth Valley Welcome match Home Visitors (previously called befrienders) with each of the Syrian families being resettled across the two council areas. Home Visitors support the families to learn English, involve them in activities with their own families, take them shopping and help them understand information coming out of children’s school bags.
Join their small fundraising team who develop and implement the FVW fundraising strategy and research and write fundraising applications to appropriate trusts and foundations.
This role has two main parts: volunteers can be part of the core team that plans and coordinates fundraising events and/or be an Assistant Events person who helps out from time to time as events across Stirling and Clackmannanshire
Help manage donations of clothes, toys, bedding etc so Forth Valley Welcome can enhance the quality of a refugee’s life by supporting and promoting their welfare.
Designing, printing publicity materials to raise awareness of Forth Valley Welcome; help keep Facebook account active and post interesting content; liaise with partnership organisations to help organise outings for the families
Snack and Chat Event:
Help organise and run the monthly ‘Snack and Chat’ events where Forth Valley Welcome bring the Syrian families together for information and social events. Volunteer jobs range from 30 mins to a few hours; welcoming families, setting up the hall, kitchen duties, tidying up and supporting the families to supervise the children.
Language and Life Skills:
Liaises with council teams, other charities and Forth Valley Welcome befrienders to support English language learning, literacy, volunteering and employment opportunities
Forth Valley Welcome also have volunteers who help out with driving family members to appointments, policy development, monitoring and evaluation and various other ways. If you have a skill/interest that is not covered in the above roles, please do get in touch as they are always keen to adapt and involve keen individuals, whether a formal role exists or not.
Last updated a month ago
We are a Christian based charity and our mission is to help those most in need. Our area covers helping people in financial hardship and/or debt. We work with clients with a variety of issues and have various in house support and work closely with other organisations to get people the best help possible.
The Debt Advice service has been running for many years now and we have an ever increasing demand for our services. We are looking for individuals who have a keen interest in the Salvation Army’s work and would be keen to join our team to help and support those going through financial difficulties. If you are reliable, have the ability to keep confidences, able to record information accurately, computer literate and have good listening skills and the ability to empathize with our clients and fully understand the situation they are in and how it affects them and passionate about helping others then we would love to hear from you.
We offer full training in the form of I-learn portal or training day, Generalist Advice Training, Debt Advice Service Induction, Client Management System.
Your tasks will include interviewing clients to gain a full understanding of their situation, record financial information, complete paperwork, sign post clients, undertake administrative tasks.
This is a volunteer role and hours can be discussed and agreed and reasonable expenses will be paid.
Due to the level of investment and training we give our volunteers we would ask for an initial commitment of 12 months.
Last updated 3 months ago
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.
Searchlight Scotland 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 01224 587496.
Last updated 3 months ago
Volunteers will befriend New Scots within Inverclyde. Our volunteers will help to provide friendship and support in an informal capacity usually within a 1-1 setting. You will support refugees to resettle and participate within the local community. You will also be involved in discussions as to who you are matched up with beforehand. Activities can be as simple as going for a coffee once a week although we have relationships where people explore shared hobbies and interests together such as sport, photography, cooking etc. Help with English words and phrases as well as cultural differences is also appreciated. We generally aim for relationships to last initially for about 6 months but can be extended/shortened based on personal circumstances and we try our best to be as flexible as possible in any way we can in order to accommodate a wide variety of volunteers.
Last updated 4 months ago