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Founded by Angie-Leigh McPike, the Ayrshire Women’s Hub is a community interest group. The aim is to open a warm, friendly walk-in premises in Ayr, where women can go to socialise, learn and empower each other through our free workshops, surgeries and classes.
Helping out in our café
Chatting to customers and making them feel welcome
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.
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.
Aberdeen in Recovery (AiR) was granted Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) charitable status in March this year. We are now looking to find talented, passionate and skilled people to fill some vacant seats on our Board of Trustees to help us grow and develop our innovative and solution focused new charity. This is a unique opportunity to help lay the foundations to ensure AiR has a long-term future as a charity with solid processes in place to ensure it meets its mission of:
“To be a bridge from ‘dependence’ to ‘independence’ for the individual seeking to recover from problematic substance use and addictive behaviours”.
This is such an exciting and invigorating prospect for individuals to get involved and be participant in the tsunami of change which is now gaining momentum and being driven by “Experts by Experience” and the vibrant Lived Experienced Communities which are blossoming, not only locally but are now established as a national phenomena.
Since its conception, AiR and its members have worked tirelessly to establish and build collaborative relationships with professional services and third sector support agencies. We have consistently driven the message that individuals who have personal lived/living experience of active substance use, including Family members who have been affected by the addictive behaviours of a loved one, and the Recovery Communities they represent have something valid, essential and extremely beneficial to bring to described Recovery Orientated Systems of Care (ROSC). We can provide existing services and clinical structural systems with resources, skills and capabilities that they, no matter how much effort, time and money they invest, will never be able to offer or provide.
So, it gives the greatest of pleasure to see this is now recognised on the highest levels that “Recoverists” can productively contribute to the design, development and delivery of truly person-centred ROSC. This being evidenced by the vision, philosophy and content of the Scottish Governments “Rights, Respect and Recovery” Drug and Alcohol Strategy.
We also believe it is reaffirmed by the recent success in being granted funding from the Government’s National Development Fund, with our principle partner Alcohol and Drugs Action (ADA), for our ‘Recovery Peer Pathway’ joint two-year project. This collaborative venture will build on three years of pilot work to further establish and build proactive and productive Developmental Pathways within ADA and their Volunteer network while in synergy with AiR membership for individuals who desire to initiate change in their behaviours and outlook as they progress on their recovery journeys within, and imperatively out-with, statutory and formal support services.
We believe that the blue sky thinking behind this project categorically and emphatically fits with the expectations, outcomes and concepts of the above Government policy.
So, if you have lived experience, or a stakeholder interest, and a passion for recovery and are willing to give of yourself that another may learn, you will not find a better opportunity to indulge your appetite than from within Aberdeen in Recovery.
For more information please contact Dermot Craig, Recovery Community Development Manager at E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 01224 638342 / Mobile: 07751 213108.
Anyone interested in volunteering any services that may help in relaxation e.g. to be of benefit to the group
Do you want to be part of an exciting initiative at Dundee Women’s Aid which involves working with women within an organisation aiming to end domestic abuse? This is a brilliant time to get involved as we deliver this scheme connecting women in the local community.
This role will involve:
- Being paired with a woman who has experienced domestic abuse
- Meeting up with a woman/women on a regular basis (at least once a month – times to be decided by you and the woman) to provide the woman with a connection in the local community
- Discuss with the woman and identify an area she’d like to work on e.g. going for coffee, joining a group, IT skills etc.
- Contributing to organising social activities with other volunteers and women using the service
Deadline to submit Expression of Interest is 3rd February 2020.
Incidents of domestic abuse in the Scottish Borders increased by 10% last year.
Would you like to help shape the service that Border Women’s Aid provides, in order to meet the increasing and diverse needs of women experiencing domestic abuse?
Border Women’s Aid is the sole refuge provider in the Scottish Borders and we are a partner organisation of the Scottish Borders Violence Against Women Partnership (VAWP). Our team of skilled and dedicated support workers provide safe accommodation and a range of help and support to women accessing our service.
Our Vision is: A community where all women & children can be safe & strong
Our Mission is: Women supporting women to live empowered lives free from domestic abuse in all it's forms
Our Values are: Equality, Respect, Commitment, Trust.
We are looking to boost our motivated and passionate Board of Trustees with people who really want to make a difference to the lives of women and children who may be forced to leave their homes due to domestic abuse.
Board Trustees are responsible for the governance of the charity and are involved in creating policies and activities that promote our cause. We are required to attend monthly board meetings and to contribute to discussion and decision making.
Trustees may also conduct regular tasks or project work between board meetings to contribute to the smooth running of the charity. This may involve Chairing a Sub-Group of the main Committee or liaising with partner organisations.
We are a friendly group and welcome applications from women who have the time and relevant skills to join the board. If you would like to hear more about us, then please get in touch.
We are particularly keen to hear from people with the necessary experience to take on the role of Treasurer.
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.