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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.
Help to run our weekly support groups (along with one other person) providing peer support to Mums with perinatal mental health issues. It is essential that the volunteer has direct personal experience of perinatal mental health issues but must also be recovered and well enough to support others and commit to weekly meetings.
Fife Women's Aid offer refuge, 1:1 support, group work, information, counselling, advocacy and befriending opportunities to women and their children who experience domestic abuse. They are currently based in Saltire House in Glenrothes although they provide services Fife wide.
They are seeking to recruit new Trustees to their Board to enhance the skills and expertise of the present Board Members. The Board meets every 6 weeks on a Wednesday night for approximately 2 hours. Meetings take place in their office in Glenrothes. They are looking for individuals who feel they can bring their expertise to the Board in particular areas of finance, fundraising, strategic development, policy work, marketing, charity and family law, although any relevant skills would be welcome.
There may be a requirement to attend a specific sub group meetings e.g.finance, strategy, policy, HR depending on experience.
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
We need a group leader to organise and run interesting activities for our group of older women who meet at YMCA on weekly basis for a cuppa & chat.
The Good Morning Drop-in for over 50s runs on a Wednesday morning from 10am- 12 noon. Currently, it has 20 registered members, with 12 attending regularly. Members enjoy the company of one another over a cuppa and in the time that the drop-in has been operating a number of good friendships have developed.
Apart from chatting over a cuppa, the favourite activities of this group are bingo, raffles with prizes, recreational outings. Members have enjoyed shopping trips and theatre trips to the local Palace Theatre in Kilmarnock. New ideas for some additional creative activities would be welcome.
In better weather, our members take their activities outside into the lovely community garden, which was officially opened in August 2016.
Someone with some previous experience of organising group activities for older people would be desirable.
There will be opportunities for volunteers to get involved in meetings with other YMCA partners which will may link in well with some college course work.
They are a small charity supporting women, girls and boys who have experienced domestic abuse. Their main work is facilitating programmes; their core programmes being The Freedom Programme and The Toolkit for Life. However, they work with children and young people promoting the importance of healthy relationships and work closely with young people who maybe a bit more vulnerable. They also work with women who have learning difficulties and several other specialised groups.
These unique programmes help women, girls and boys understand the extent and impact their abusive experiences had – whether in the past of currently. Their main objective is to support women and children to the point of being able to recognise their worth and value, and to move forward in a positive safe way.
At any given time, they have at least 25 volunteers supporting them in several capacities. Each woman has completed their programmes and the work they do for Saje is invaluable.
They currently have an extremely good and supportive Board. They would like to strengthen the Board. The main skills they are looking for are enthusiasm and passion – but if you have others, that would be fabulous. Funding and sustainability are their greatest challenges. If you have skills in strategic or financial planning or a business background, Saje would be grateful to have you. They are trying to generate income away from Trusts and Foundations. One of their ideas was to gather women’s accounts of the experiences for a book so marketing experience would be ideal.
Activities are varied and will be discussed and agreed with you including; Helping prepare a light lunch, Serving food or Cleaning up after lunch, Helping with registration or craft activities, Chatting to the women Helping in the crèche, Sharing your ideas to improve the group.
Are you a dedicated and organised person, passionate about helping others? Join our night-time party and 1,000 other volunteers at The MoonWalk Scotland on Saturday 6th June 2020 from Holyrood Park, Edinburgh! Get down and boogie with thousands of woman and men, walking an overnight marathon in decorated bras, raising lots of money for breast cancer!
We recruit hundreds of volunteers to make The MoonWalk a safe and enjoyable event; looking after our walkers at busy crossings, keeping them hydrated and above all giving the encouragement they need to complete their epic challenge.
You could spend your Saturday evening in MoonWalk City, Holyrood Park by joining one of 20 different teams, from around 6pm through to midnight – from litter picking to selling merchandise, registering baggage to handing out volunteer uniforms!
The night time is where the challenge really gets going for our amazing walkers. If you like the nightlife, marshalling or giving out water whilst surrounded by Edinburgh’s famous landmarks could be for you! Start times vary between 9pm and 1am, depending on your role, and last on average 8 hours. We can also offer site based roles at MoonWalk City throughout the night. Early finishes can be requested.
Finally, the early morning team take the helm on Sunday 7th June, starting between 5 - 6am until midday. Watching the sun rise against Arthur’s Seat is quite a sight to see! This truly is the most testing time for our walkers…whether you join the route or MoonWalk City teams…your kind and motivating words could be all that is needed to get someone across that finish line!
LRCC Volunteer Support Workers will be involved in the provision of practical and emotional support of women and girls over 12yrs who have experienced any form of sexual violence or abuse.
The Volunteer Support Worker role at LRCC can involve one or all of the following: providing sensitive responses to incoming helpline calls, making outgoing support calls to service users and providing face to face support sessions.
Volunteers are part of a team of support and advocacy staff and will be matched with service users who are referred to the service. Volunteer support workers are also responsible for accurately recording the work they carry out via paper or electronic methods and to update their nominated staff member about personal contact and progress with service users.
We are looking for trustworthy volunteers who have a non-judgmental attitude and have a passion for making a positive difference in the lives of women and girls. Personal skills should include: good communication and listening skills.
LRCC has an occupational requirement to recruit only female members of unpaid staff (Schedule 9 [part 1] of the Equality Act 2010) as this role will require the provision of responses to women and girls who have experienced gender-based violence. LRCC are particularly keen to recruit volunteers from under-represented groups including LGBT individuals, BME women and women with disabilities.
Are you a dedicated and organised person, passionate about helping others? Join our night-time party and 1,000 other volunteers at the Moonwalk Scotland on Saturday 6th June 2020 from Holyrood Park, Edinburgh! Get down and boogie with thousands of women and men, walking an overnight marathon in decorated bras, raising lots of money for breast cancer!
We recruit thousands of volunteers to make the Moonwalk a safe and enjoyable event; looking after our walkers at busy crossings, keeping them hydrated and above all giving the encouragement they need to complete their epic challenge.
You could spend your Saturday evening in the Moonwalk city, Holyrood Park by joining one of 20 different teams, from around 6pm through to midnight - from litter picking to selling merchandise, registering baggage to handing out volunteer uniforms.
The night time is where the challenge really gets going for our amazing walkers. If you like the nightlife, marshalling or giving out water whilst surrounded by Edinburgh's famous landmarks could be for you! Start times vary between 9pm and 1am, depending on your role, and last on average 8 hours. We can also offer site based roles at Moonwalk City throughout the night. Early finishes can be requested.
Finally, the early morning team take the helm on Sunday 7th June, starting between 5-6am until midday. Watching the sun rise against Arthur's Seat is quite a sight to see! This truly is the most testing time for our walkers...whether you join the route or Moonwalk City teams...your kind and motivating words could be all that is needed to get someone across that finish line!
On the night you will be provided with training, a t-shirt, cap and free light refreshments. All roles will develop teamwork and confidence, no matter what you do on the night...so why not bring your friends and family along to share this unique experience.
So what are you waiting for? Join us for a truly remarkable experience and help us to give breast cancer the push! Please contact us for a chat if you are unsure of what you would like to do. We guarantee you won't forget the night you volunteered at the Moonwalk Scotland 2020.
Roles include: Baggage, Clean and Recycle, Cyclist, Directional, Drivers, Entrance Gate/Start Line, Finish Line, Kitchen, Massage, Merchandise, Route Marshal, Water Stations, Volunteer Tent Support.