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An opportunity to join the Management Committee of Dumbarton District Women's Aid. Our Organisation supports women, children & young people who are/ or have experienced domestic abuse, we are looking for people who will be interested in supporting the organisation to develop its strategy, plan and review policies and procedures. Interested parties will participate in an induction programme which will introduce the organisation and its aims and objectives.
At the Active Travel Hub Ayr we're passionate about active travel through walking and cycling and its wider reaching benefits. We're working to make our communities healthier by changing travel habits and encouraging people to be more active. One of the key ways we're doing this is by taking part in events and activities aimed at developing partnerships that work to promote active travel in South Ayrshire.
Organising and carrying out a series of led rides for people of various abilities, in the local area. Promoting the rides and finding people who might like to take part will also be part of the role. There will also be a degree of recording and monitoring required (ie capturing how many attendees etc).
Volunteer will receive Ride Leader Training (1 day course)
Volunteer would be expected to attend some of our existing rides before attending the Ride Leader Training
Help us build up the pace in Scotland by sharing our badges and displaying posters across your local area; playing your part in the future of Scottish medical research and taking on heart disease. We can provide posters for you to display in your local shops, community centres, libraries, supermarkets, pharmacies and doctors surgeries to help us reach as many people as possible. Our Heart of Scotland Appeal is a fundraising campaign to raise and spend money in Scotland on vital medical research into the prevention, treatment and cure of heart disease. 41 people die every day in Scotland from cardiovascular disease and we know that the death rate form coronary heart disease is almost 50% higher than for the South East of England. This isn't fair and we want to change this. The Heart of Scotland Appeal is backed by internationally acclaimed Scottish fashion designer, Christopher Kane. Christopher has designed four unique badges to sell to friends, family and colleagues for donations, as well as asking local shops if they will have a box of badges on their counter (that we can send out to them). Join our network of volunteer Pace Makers and help us get everyone wearing a Heart of Scotland badge.
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.
Anyone interested in volunteering any services that may help in relaxation e.g. to be of benefit to the group
Grampian Women’s Aid Board of Trustees is responsible for setting the strategic direction, ensuring that the charity complies with all its legal and regulatory requirements and that the charity’s governance is of the highest possible standard. The diversity of the Board is currently reflected with representation from all sectors including voluntary management, legal, HR and equality and diversity professionals.
We would like to increase our board membership to women from all sectors and professions. An interest in the Women’s Aid movement and a commitment to our ethos is essential.
Women only need apply. This post is covered by a Genuine Occupational Requirement (Schedule 9; Equality Act 2010).
See website: www.grampianwomensaid.com and for more information please contact Alison Hay,
Manager at E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org / Tel No: 01224 593381.
The purpose of this role is to recruit volunteers and their well-behaved dogs visit and befriend people with Alzheimers locally.
Volunteers are needed to befriend people living at home with dementia and visit on a regular basis. The befriender may simply be visiting people for a friendly chat or helping people keep connected to their local community by attending Alzheimer Scotland activities in their area.
We provide dog training for our doggy befrienders at the Resource Centre in Kilmarnock, when the training is completed befrienders can visit with their dog and either enjoy a chat or weather permitting enjoy a short walk.
We also host Dog Days at the Resource Centre in Kilmarnock on a monthly basis.
Dementia awareness training will be provided and Alzheimer Scotland will also provide PVG scheme memberships to successful applicants.
The purpose of this role is to recruit volunteers to help support a range of community groups which Alzheimer Scotland operate locally. These include: Befriending, Football Reminiscences Group, Musical Minds, Arts groups, Friendship groups, Allotment Helpers, & Doggie Befrienders.
This list is not exhaustive and this role may offer support in a range of community groups.
Volunteer befrienders will be required to befriend people with dementia in Kilmarnock and neighbouring towns where possible.
We have activities and learning workshops across Ayrshire that people with dementia and their carers like to attend. Our staff need the help of volunteers in various ways, including setting up activity rooms, making teas & coffees, preparing lunches, meeting & greeting, distributing flyers, chatting to people living with dementia and their carers. If you are friendly, enthusiastic, enjoy working with people and trying new things, one of these opportunities will be great for you. Dementia awareness training will be provided and Alzheimer Scotland will also provide PVG scheme memberships to successful applicants.
Breastfeeding peer supporters will be trained and supported by midwives. There will be an initial 2 day training, which is based on UNICEF baby friendly breastfeeding management. Followed by supervision with a midwife, then support with midwife discussion. Breastfeeding peer supporters will be available to offer support and information to breastfeeding mothers in a variety of settings eg hospital, mothers' home and community groups.
For our new GOGA programme we are seeking motivated volunteers to join our team. Our three main activities for this programme are walking, cycling and swimming. Here are some ways you can get involved in this fantastic new project:
• Walk Leading- train to be a walk leader and lead low level walks throughout the community for care groups, day centre or school children. Enjoy some fresh air and chit chat along the walk. All walks will be planned and risk assessed by GOGA Lead Officer.
• Cycle Leader- complete a cycle leader training course and lead supported cycles throughout the community. Help build individuals confidence and independence to ride a bike for the first time. All cycle routes will be planned and risk assessed by GOGA Lead Officer.
• Swimming Coach/ Support- perhaps you would like to complete a swimming qualification to help support or coach young girls or women to build their confidence in the water and learn to swim.
• Event Volunteer- FVDS run regional events for various different sports, you may wish to come along and support on the day or even referee.
Full training, equipment and clothing are supplied free of charge through Forth Valley Disability Sport. Volunteers are subject to full disclosure check.