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The project coordinator will facilitate the digital skills clubs, providing equipment, learning materials and refreshments. Volunteers will come along and help learners, either one-to-one or in small groups, on a range of topics, depending on what learners would like to cover using resources provided by the coordinator.
Street Friends Helping the Homeless Aberdeen is working towards a brighter future for homeless people, vulnerable and people in poverty. Here at Street Friends, we know that sometimes all it takes to change the world is a little support. Volunteering is one of the simplest ways to help out our cause. We believe the best way for our initiatives to be successful is for the community to actively get involved. We have registered with ACVO/Volunteer Aberdeen and Aberdeen City Council, plus are insured for our volunteering operations. People can help volunteering in aspects such as checking, sorting and packing food donations, as a volunteer driver, outreach volunteers at our stalls distributing food to people who are homeless and providing much needed support. All help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated. If you want to help or for more details please contact us at email: admin@streetfriendshelpingthehomeless.com or visit our website at https://www.streetfriendshelpingthehomeless.com

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Do you have a vision for youth mental health in Dundee? 💜 We are looking for proactive, enthusiastic and motivated young professionals to join our board at an exciting phase of our organisations’ growth - you can help lead the strategic development of Dundee's youth mental health charity! We are looking for candidates with any of the following experience: Governance and previous board experience Finance and accounting Strategy and operations The Trustee Board meets for formal meetings 7 times a year, but successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the organisation more widely, taking part in fundraisers, external events, strategic planning and advising the staff team when needed. The average contribution expected of Trustees is around one hour a week. We would particularly welcome applications from candidates who are young people with lived experience of mental health and wellbeing challenges, and these roles are reserved for women and non-binary people at this time. https://www.feelingstrong.co.uk/opportunities/trustee-position for more information and job description The closing date for applications is 28/10/20, with interviews to take place on the 04/11/20.
Victim Support Scotland Volunteer * Please note, we are following official covid-19 guidelines in our places of work. The initial induction period will be online. * How can you support victims and witnesses of crime? Victims of crime often feel a range of emotions in the aftermath of an offence. It is Victim Support Scotland’s role to provide victims and witnesses of crime emotional and practical support in person, online, and in court. Volunteers are supported by VSS staff who manage the service. How would you help? Our volunteers provide emotional support, practical help, information and guidance through the criminal justice system. We aim to empower people who have been impacted by crime, to move on with their lives. • Discuss service users’ needs by telephone, webchat, appointments and face-to-face contact, agreeing next steps at the end of each contact • Help service users feel more confident by arranging and conducting court familiarisation visits • Support service users in the court room and other appropriate locations on the day of the trial, liaising with court officials on behalf of the service users. • Feedback and agree follow-up actions with staff members • Provide administrative support in completing the service users journey What benefits would I get? Volunteering with Victim Support Scotland can be challenging and also extremely rewarding. As a volunteer you will: • Support people when they most need it • Learn new skills and knowledge of the criminal justice sector • Gain access to a range of specialist training courses that are relevant to your volunteering role • Positively contribute to your community as a member of a team actively working to reduce the impact of crime • A chance to give something back • Receive support in your volunteering role to deliver services effectively • All reasonable expenses (e.g. travel) will be reimbursed What skills and experience do I need? We are looking for committed, reliable and empathetic volunteers who can work with people of all ages, backgrounds and life situations. Although we provide full training and support, knowledge of the criminal justice system and experience of supporting people is beneficial. As a Victim Support Scotland Volunteer you will need: • Effective communication skills • The ability to actively listen to service users and anyone affected by crime • An interest in learning about the criminal justice system and understand the service user’s journey • An awareness of confidentiality obligations and the responsibilities that come with upholding these obligations • Basic IT Skills (or a willingness to develop IT skills) • Effective time management skills (and working under pressure) • Undertake all relevant training and refresher training • Access to a car or ability to use public transport What is the time commitment? We know that our volunteers have busy lives, so we agree the time commitment with each individual volunteer. However, we ask for: • a minimum commitment of approximately one day per week, however this may vary depending upon the needs of the service. • a minimum commitment of at least 1 year so that they might get the most out of a volunteering role. How can I apply? The people we support come from all communities across Scotland, as do our volunteers. We welcome new volunteers from all backgrounds and languages. To ensure we provide the best possible service to people affected by crime, we take all our volunteer applications through our processes which involves: • Joining the Disclosure Scotland PVG scheme • Providing two satisfactory references • Complete Essential Knowledge and Skills Learning • Signing and abiding by Victim Support Scotland’s: - Confidentiality Agreement - Commitment to Data Protection - Volunteer Agreement
Victim Support Scotland Volunteer * Please note, we are following official covid-19 guidelines in our places of work. The initial induction period will be online. * How can you support victims and witnesses of crime? Victims of crime often feel a range of emotions in the aftermath of an offence. It is Victim Support Scotland’s role to provide victims and witnesses of crime emotional and practical support in person, online, and in court. Volunteers are supported by VSS staff who manage the service. How would you help? Our volunteers provide emotional support, practical help, information and guidance through the criminal justice system. We aim to empower people who have been impacted by crime, to move on with their lives. • Discuss service users’ needs by telephone, webchat, appointments and face-to-face contact, agreeing next steps at the end of each contact • Help service users feel more confident by arranging and conducting court familiarisation visits • Support service users in the court room and other appropriate locations on the day of the trial, liaising with court officials on behalf of the service users. • Feedback and agree follow-up actions with staff members • Provide administrative support in completing the service users journey What benefits would I get? Volunteering with Victim Support Scotland can be challenging and also extremely rewarding. As a volunteer you will: • Support people when they most need it • Learn new skills and knowledge of the criminal justice sector • Gain access to a range of specialist training courses that are relevant to your volunteering role • Positively contribute to your community as a member of a team actively working to reduce the impact of crime • A chance to give something back • Receive support in your volunteering role to deliver services effectively • All reasonable expenses (e.g. travel) will be reimbursed What skills and experience do I need? We are looking for committed, reliable and empathetic volunteers who can work with people of all ages, backgrounds and life situations. Although we provide full training and support, knowledge of the criminal justice system and experience of supporting people is beneficial. As a Victim Support Scotland Volunteer you will need: • Effective communication skills • The ability to actively listen to service users and anyone affected by crime • An interest in learning about the criminal justice system and understand the service user’s journey • An awareness of confidentiality obligations and the responsibilities that come with upholding these obligations • Basic IT Skills (or a willingness to develop IT skills) • Effective time management skills (and working under pressure) • Undertake all relevant training and refresher training • Access to a car or ability to use public transport What is the time commitment? We know that our volunteers have busy lives, so we agree the time commitment with each individual volunteer. However, we ask for: • a minimum commitment of approximately one day per week, however this may vary depending upon the needs of the service. • a minimum commitment of at least 1 year so that they might get the most out of a volunteering role. How can I apply? The people we support come from all communities across Scotland, as do our volunteers. We welcome new volunteers from all backgrounds and languages. To ensure we provide the best possible service to people affected by crime, we take all our volunteer applications through our processes which involves: • Joining the Disclosure Scotland PVG scheme • Providing two satisfactory references • Complete Essential Knowledge and Skills Learning • Signing and abiding by Victim Support Scotland’s: - Confidentiality Agreement - Commitment to Data Protection - Volunteer Agreement
Ward Helpers play a vital role in the smooth running of busy wards and support patients to have positive experiences of hospital life. The Ward Helpers provide assistance at mealtimes and with other routines ward activities while focussing on supporting patients to maintain and improve their health. Ward Helpers will support patients to engage in activities one to one or in small groups enabling them to maintain physical and mental activity while in hospital.
Why we want you We are committed to supporting carers across Lanarkshire & volunteers are key partners in the success of our organisation and support all aspects of our work. Your contribution is key to supporting our services & the donation of your time, skills and experience is of invaluable benefit to us and the carers we support. We are looking for friendly individuals with a pleasant telephone manner. When we want you We are seeking volunteers that could support us from a home based role. (Equipment Supplied) Wifi is essential for connection. Minimum commitment 4 hours per week. The skills we need Professional & friendly attitude Ability to work as part of a team Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise tasks Good administrative & computer (IT) skills Strong verbal & written communication skills Able to handle sensitive & confidential information Patient & empathetic Good listener Willingness to learn What you will be doing Calling carers accessing our Lanarkshire Carers Call Service at various agreed intervals i.e. weekly, fortnightly, monthly Providing information to carers that would otherwise be isolated Electronically documenting conversation Refer any concerns to Volunteer Development Worker What's in it for you Full training and support Regular support & supervision The opportunity to build & develop skills Valuable work experience to add onto your cv Reasonable out-of-pocket expenses Make a real difference to the lives of carers How to apply Click here to download the Volunteer Application Form (Word) If you would like more information or require assistance to complete this application please contact our volunteer co-ordinator on 01698 428090.
Ponies Help Children is an organisation set up to help children with behavioural issues and special needs to connect with the horses. Volunteers will be required to help out with the horse maintenance, and assisting with the visiting children
We are an SFA Quality Mark Club and have charitable status with 18 teams from 2014 age groups upwards to amateurs, including girls. All coaches will attend SFA player pathway courses,paid by the club. After course attendance, coaches should be able to plan a 2hr training session for the appropriate age group. At weekends they should attend a game in the morning, and attend club coaches meetings. Good Communication skills to interact with players and officials. All must complete a PVG and electronic child wellbeing online course and ideally help other age groups if needed and available
There are many ways in which volunteers can help to reduce social isolation in the older population. This may be by accompanying someone to attend a local community group, assisting with shopping or supporting them with activities, in their own home. Other suitable activities may include demonstrating to and supporting clients to do exercise to improve strength and balance, assistance with food preparation, assistance with craft activities and support with digital skills. A little human contact, and conversation, makes the world of difference to an isolated person. Volunteers can provide company and practical support to enable a person to feel less isolated and part of their wider community.