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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 2 days ago
Have you been Bereaved by Suicide? Do you have a desire to help other people who have also been Bereaved by Suicide? Are you comfortable listening to the experiences of others? You could be just the person we are looking for.
We have self-help support groups across the UK, where you can meet with other people who have been bereaved by suicide and we want to enroll some new volunteers to set up a group in Aberdeen. Typically, our groups meet once a month and last for around 2 hours. Presently many groups are meeting virtually via Zoom but when regulations allow, they will return to Face to Face. They provide an opportunity to listen, to share, to ask questions and to connect with others.
Each local SoBS group is run by a team of 3: the group leader and two group volunteers, all of whom have been bereaved by suicide themselves. Between them, they facilitate the session, get the conversation started, make sure everyone has the opportunity to talk if they want to, and generally look out for people and each other. The team also work together to manage the administration, fundraising and communication for the group, sometimes with the help of additional support volunteers.
There is no set structure to a session – people are free to talk and listen as they wish. The topics discussed vary from week to week but often includes people sharing their story, how they are feeling, what has happened since their last group visit, questions about coroners and discussions about common challenges such as flashbacks, supporting children or facing neighbours. Many groups also offer a small resource library and can share information about local sources of support.
For further details please contact Phill Abbiss, Volunteer Coordinator (North) at E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 07535 854 860.
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Anyone interested in volunteering any services that may help in relaxation e.g. to be of benefit to the group
Last updated 7 days ago
Responsibilities will include: Ensuring the meetings are effectively organised. Ensuring the effective flow of business between committees. Providing information and data, or obtaining it from others. Ensuring actions are assigned by the committee to appropriate individuals. Upholding the requirements of governing documents; advising the Chair. Knowledge of mental health and substance use desirable.
Last updated 21 days ago
In 2018 and 2019, Strathmore Cricket Club ran cricket events exclusively for girls and women. These events had two elements:
· CricHit – which is an exercise and fitness programme specifically developed for females
· Softball Cricket – cricket games played with a softball
The club plans to develop cricket for girls and women in 2020 and needs volunteers to help it do that. The club’s ambition is to establish regular girls and women’s sessions.
CricHit – we would like to recruit and train volunteers who can deliver this programme to groups of girls and women. We would like to see the programme offered as an extra-curricular activity in school and on a regular basis at the club and in the community.
Softball Cricket - This is the fastest growing aspect of the sport of cricket, in Scotland and across the world. We want to make sure that Forfar is part of that development. Girls’ and Women’s softball sessions are intended to be fun and social events. They normally include a mix of activities and games – with plenty of time for participants to socialise. They are flexible and try to take account of what participants want to do. For those who want to play more competitive games, sessions can be adjusted to make this possible. Strathmore Cricket Club is seeking to establish regular sessions at the club
We are also keen to develop sessions at Forfar Academy – open to students and staff and have run some sessions for Brownie and Guide Groups in the past so the possibilities for this new venture are endless!
To take these opportunities forward we also need volunteers in different roles, including to:
· Promote and market programmes
· Organise the cricket activities
· Organise the social elements of events – music, catering etc
This opportunity would be of interest to people interested in sports development, youth work, hospitality, marketing and promotion as well as for girls and women with an interest in fitness and sport.
Last updated 22 days 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 email@example.com or tel.: 01224 587496.
Last updated a month ago
Although our Active Women session is open to all women a high percentage of our customers are from the BME community. These sessions are intended to provide a comfortable environment for those who would feel uneasy being in the pool supervised by staff members of the opposite sex. We are therefore looking for female volunteers with translator interpreter skills to meet and greet our customers, show them to the changing rooms and poolside. You should be aware that the session is held in a Leisure Centre resulting in variable temperatures.
Last updated a month ago
Purpose: The role of the Board is to safeguard and promote the values and mission of the Centre, to determine the strategy and structure of the Centre, to ensure the Centre operates in an effective, responsible and accountable manner and to ensure the effective functioning of the board.
Duties will include to ensure all personnel issues are dealt with swiftly and appropriately, ensure that WRASAC is operating within employment practice and legal guidelines. Dealing with complaints, grievance and disciplinary matters when required, co-ordinate Board meetings. Attend appropriate sub-groups and other relevant meetings as and when necessary. Assist with the development of relevant policies, attend any relevant training, conferences and seminars as required. Conduct exit interviews with staff and management group members as required. Assist in the Recruitment and selection of paid staff when required. Oversee and assist with organisational funding applications where appropriate.
Last updated a month ago
The opportunity consists of receiving Telephone Helpline Association training, whilst manning the telephone helpline and responding to all calls received. Calls can vary from asking about leisure opportunities and classes to domestic abuse issues. All volunteers have support available 9.30am-5pm, team building days and "away days" to get to know one another. Amina's volunteers are women from diverse backgrounds and of all ages.
Last updated a month ago
Are you passionate about volunteering? Do you want to help others? How about joining PKAVS Third Sector Interface as a Volunteer Opportunities Assistant and combine the two? We are currently looking for a volunteer to provide administrative support to our Volunteer Support Service.
We are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer who would be willing to help the local TSI with the following tasks:
• Gathering volunteer opportunities
• Making sure volunteering opportunities are up to date.
• Support online Volunteer Drop-in when necessary
If you have any questions about this opportunity, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Last updated a month ago