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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 day ago
The Treasurer is a key office bearer who will help to strengthen our existing finance team. We’re looking for a creative and innovative feminist who can add to the skills mix of our current trustees, share our core values, have a passion for women’s and children’s rights and uphold our commitment to equality, inclusion and opportunity for all. The Treasurer will have an accountancy/finance background and experience of the charity sector and/or strategic planning would also be desirable.
Last updated 14 days ago
Looking for a new challenge or work experience? Exciting opportunities are available, be part of the success of the only SWPL 1 team in the North of Scotland. Multiple youth teams from age 9 to 17s.
- Regular communication with coaching staff
- Saturday and/or Sunday match day fixtures
- Interviewing/Photography opportunities
- Social Media updates
- Marketing & Branding opportunities
If you would like to be part of our team, we would love to hear from you. Note your interest now!
Last updated 14 days ago
Do you have time, willingness, and enthusiasm to gift a few hours a month to provide invaluable support to a woman who has touched the Scottish criminal system and is making positive changes in her life? Positive Changes supports women with convictions who are working hard to move on with their lives and we are looking for your support to help them do that. Through regular, monthly contact (remotely while regulations dictate) you will help the woman explore her aspirations, develop her own solutions, overcome barriers, plan for her future and achieve her full potential. In return you will receive full training and support throughout plus the opportunity to take part in additional training and development with the satisfaction of knowing you are making a real difference.
We ask that you commit to a minimum of one year, take part in compulsory training, agree to regularly complete the necessary paperwork and attend catch ups with the Mentoring Co-ordinator at least every 6 weeks.
We welcome applications from all sectors of the community regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, colour, ability and religion. We particularly welcome women with lived experience of the criminal justice system who have made positive changes in their lives and are keen to share the benefits of their experience with others. People living with addictions should be clean for a minimum of 2 years and actively managing their addictions. We are progressing towards our Quality Award with the Scottish Mentoring Network. For more information download our PDF for a full description of the role, contact Joyce on 07482670325 or Mary on 07915737063
Last updated 15 days ago
Shetland Women's Aid are looking for women to join us in promoting the safety and wellbeing of women and children in Shetland who are affected by domestic abuse and gender-based violence. SWA is a registered charity funded by local and national grant aid to provide safety planning, counselling, refuge, advice and guidance about housing, finance and legal issues to women. There is also a children and young person's service focused on offering therapy and support to children and young people. The aim for Shetland Women's Aid is 'An equitable society in which women, children and young people are valued participants, able to determine their own future and are free from all forms of abuse.'
As a trustee you will be instrumental in helping us realise our vision and mission. Part of your role will be to ensure that our day to day operation fulfils our strategic vision.
If you decide to join Shetland Women's Aid, you can make a real difference to the women and children who experience domestic and sexual abuse.
Last updated a month ago
We’re looking for an enthusiastic person with experience of fundraising, research into new sources of grants and funding. We need to become our supporters’ charity of choice, maximise our opportunities, work proactively and engage more donors to ensure that we are here when people need us most. This role involves organising our fundraising team including delegating jobs throughout the year and arranging the fundraising calendar.
As Healed Scars embark on finding more ways to support female abuse and trauma survivors to recover from the impact of COVID 19, we are seeking an experienced Fundraising Officer to nurture existing and develop new funding relationships to grow our income and facilitate the development of our charitable programme.
Specifically, you will:
• Develop and drive plans to achieve robust income targets with existing and new trusts and charitable foundations.
• Develop and submit compelling proposals and applications of the highest standard to secure both restricted and unrestricted funding.
• Proactively develop the trusts pipeline, with a particular focus on large and medium trusts.
• Innovatively seeking new sources of fundraised income, digital fundraising and development of the charity’s supporter base.
To be considered for this role and to hit the ground running, you will need demonstrate a solid track record in raising funds, be a team player and an excellent communicator. The role will be based remotely with some travel to our Stirling office locations if required (travel expenses will be reimbursed).
We’ve reviewed all of our practices through a risk assessment process, in line with Government Guidance ‘working safely during Covid-19’. This helps ensure we manage the risk of spread and protect our teams, volunteers and visitors.
• We’ve carried out a Covid-19 risk assessment and shared the findings with our staff and volunteers
• We’ve put cleaning, handwashing and hygiene procedures in place
• We’ve taken all reasonable steps to help people work from home
• We’ve taken all reasonable steps to maintain a 2-metre distance in the workplace
• Where people cannot be 2 metres apart, we’ve done everything practical to manage transmission risk.
Last updated a month ago
Four Pillars is a Grampian only based LGBT+ Charity that looks after the community in relation to their mental, emotional, physical and sexual health.
As a volunteer you will be at the heart of this unique service that looks to work with individuals on reducing risky sexual behaviour and STI/HIV transmissions whilst protecting the whole person.
There are many different roles within Four Pillars and what kind of role you play is entirely up to you and your skills.
For more information please contact Deejay Bullock at E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 01224 211963.
Last updated 2 months ago
Neil’s Hugs Foundation are an already established community charity based in West Lothian and strongly believe in working in communities to raise awareness of poor mental health and suicide which is affecting so many people. We believe that partnership work is the way to achieve our goal of reducing suicide rates.
Neil’s Hugs Foundation provides support to people who have lost someone to suicide, support people who are currently living with/supporting someone who has attempted suicide by signposting to appropriate support agencies. We run support groups for people who have suffered a loss to suicide; peer support groups for men and women with mild to moderate poor mental health. All the groups are safe spaces to talk, but 1-to-1 support is available for people who do not feel they are able to attend a group at this moment.
Neil’s Hugs Foundation provides a befriending service to reduce isolation working with the person to engage with external groups to increase network.
We are looking for people who wants to support others by giving some time to befriend someone who is experiencing poor mental health. You will help them access community resources, build their confidence and help promote a healthy wellbeing.
We need volunteers who can help out at weekly support groups for people who have experienced, or are experiencing, bereavement from suicide; people who have had experience of poor mental health in the past and want to help others (both men and women) in the journey.
Neil’s Hugs Foundation are looking for people who can lend an ear to others who need to talk and have phone contact with the individual.
The Foundation is run by a small team but we will link in with volunteers in West Lothian for a regular support group, where one can expect informal training and general discussions and support.
The Coordinator, Janice Muir, will work with you on a regular basis and hold supervisions. Here you will be required to provide briefs of case notes from contacts.
Training will mostly be given online, including: the experience of bereavement & grief; First Aid For Mental Health; Neil’s Hugs Suicide Awareness; Living life and good wellbeing training is in house; and further purchased training will be a large focus initially due to covid restrictions, our aim is to have our team ready to go once the lockdown is lifted. Training will be given, but all of our roles require an understanding and empathetic nature, and the ability to listen to others and provide non-judgemental support.
Times will be flexible and can work around what is good for the volunteer and the person they are supporting. All volunteers will be PVG checked to work with vulnerable adults.
Due to the nature of the support we offer, someone who is currently experiencing poor mental health should not apply as this work is likely to add additional stress ontop of what they may already be experiencing. However, this is a very good position for someone who has experienced the journey of recovery.
Given the nature of the support we offer this would be a role best suited to someone over 18, but we are working on a programme for young volunteers which will be piloted in West Lothian, with the intention of being rolled out in Clacks & Stirling in the future. Befrienders and the people we support will be matched according to circumstances.
The first few months will be shadowed around the zoom groups and training as above, to be ready for work with people directly once lock down has lifted.
Most support will be in the community but some will be in the local community centres or designated areas for the support group.
All workers will have a sheet to claim expenses. This can be submitted as often as needed, plus petty cash can also be made available.
Last updated 8 days 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 3 months ago
The role will help give girls opportunities for fun, friendship, challenge and adventure! Girlguiding's unit helpers usually work with other volunteers to assist in delivering a high-quality programme to the girls and young women in the unit, while ensuring the safety of the unit members. Unit helpers assist the unit leadership team in running units (groups) of Rainbows (age 5-7), Brownies ) age 7-10), Guides (age 10-14), and Rangers (age 14-18). You will be part of a Leadership Team that includes at least one unit leader, assistant leaders and possibly also young leaders and other unit helpers.
What is the purpose of this role?
To help give girls opportunities for fun, friendship, challenge and adventure! Occasional Helpers usually work with other volunteers to assist in delivering a high-quality programme to the girls and young women in the unit, while ensuring the safety of the unit members. Helpers assist in running units (groups) of Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers on a regular or ad-hoc basis. You will be supported by at least one Unit Leader, Assistant Leaders, Young Leaders and other Unit Helpers and Occasional Helpers.
What will I do as a unit helper?
The responsibilities below will be shared among the Unit Leadership Team. As a helper you will work with others in the team to make the most of the skills and time you are able to give.
- Provide a safe girl-only space where girls and young women can discover their full potential.
- Provide support to members of the unit and the Unit Leadership Team.
- Take an active role in creating and delivering an accessible and inclusive programme, based on the Girlguiding programme for your section.
- Encourage and support the members of the unit in making decisions within the unit and the wider Girlguiding community.
- Develop and maintain clear communications with the Unit Leader and other members of the
- Maintain clear communication with parents and carers.
- Be willing to participate in any relevant ‘on-the-job’ training for the role.
- Comply with current Girlguiding policies and regulations.
Helpers are key in supporting girls and young women to experience how great Girlguiding can be. While we can offer you support in your role we would expect you to possess the personal qualities outlined below.
- An open and approachable manner.
- Reliable and trustworthy.
- Creative and enthusiastic.
- Committed to ongoing personal development.
- A sense of humour.
- Enjoys working with young people.
Girlguiding welcomes volunteers of all backgrounds, ages, cultures, faiths and abilities. We are flexible, and volunteering can be arranged to fit around a busy lifestyle.
Our units are currently meeting online and/ or outdoors. This autumn we anticipate that units will also return to indoor guiding but the situation will differ from area to area, following Scottish Government advice and regulations. When you register interest, we'll chat to you about whether you are interested in supporting units face to face (indoors or outdoors) or remotely (whether as part of online guiding or by supporting other ways of staying in touch remotely)
Last updated 3 months ago