Support Session Volunteer – Role Description What does the role involve? Support Session Volunteers help our clients with general advocacy, supporting people with a variety of challenges. This helps us to reduce waitlists and support more individuals by: · Helping clients understand about advocacy · Supporting clients to self-advocate with our tool kits Signposting clients to other services where required 1:1 casework Supporting the service to deliver “collective” advocacy sessions Keeping detailed notes and records of casework Promotion of services through events and community engagement What is needed for this role? · Good communication skills – written and verbal · Empathy and patience when dealing with clients · A knowledge of or interest in advocacy · A knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel & Outlook or the ability and willingness to learn about the software · Accuracy and attention to detail · Ability to manage own time and prioritise workload · Ability to work independently & as part of a team · A commitment to the aims and ethos of VoiceAbility Role Specifics Do I need to be able to travel? Yes Can I do this role at the evenings and weekend? No Is this role suitable for under 18s? No – you must be 18 for this role What is the usual time spent volunteering in this role? 3 hours per week What is the length of time expected for this role? 6 month commitment Additional information What can I expect from VoiceAbility? · Ongoing support from VoiceAbility staff and..
Service Team Volunteer – Role Description What does the role involve? The Service Team Volunteer role supports a local Team in the delivery of our services. This can include; · Administrative support · Helping clients understand the service and how to access it · Dropping off promotional materials · Attending events · Assisting staff with workshops, presentations and awareness raising · Accompanying staff on home visits · Promoting the organisation and our services · Submitting regular reports on activities completed · Promotion of the organisation and our services What is needed for this Role? We are looking for individuals with the following key skills and attributes · Good communication skills – written and verbal · Empathy and patience when dealing with clients who have challenges · A knowledge of or interest in advocacy · A basic knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel & Outlook · Accuracy and attention to detail · Ability to manage own time and prioritise workload · Ability to work independently & as part of a team · A commitment to the aims and ethos of VoiceAbility Role Specifics This role is currently available in the following areas: Scotland Do I need to be able to travel? Yes, travel may be required and expenses from travel will be paid Can I do this role at the evenings and weekend? Some evening and weekend volunteering may be required for events Is this role suitable for under 18s? No What is the usual time spent volunteering in this role?..
Community Engagement Volunteer Our role will include some of, but is not restricted to, the following tasks: Providing input and advice and share your experiences; act as an ambassador and advocate for the charity supporting our work. Engaging with local organisations and represent the views and perspectives of people living with or caring for someone with a terminal illness, or who have been bereaved. Engaging with local communities to listen to and learn from their experiences of end-of-life care and bereavement support. About Marie Curie Marie Curie provides care and support for people living with any terminal illness, and their families. Last year alone we cared for over 40,000 people across the UK. We can’t do what we do without our supporters, only you can make sure we can continue caring for people living with a terminal illness across the UK. Experience Required Feel confident and able to share your story to a diverse audience. Passionate about the charity, its strategic objectives and to improve care for terminally ill people and their families. Willing, enthusiastic and able to commit time to Marie Curie. Active in local networks. Strong interpersonal skills. Training Details - Induction training provided. Flexible 6 hours a month. Travel expenses will be reimbursed. All expenses submitted at least a week beforehand will be reimbursed by the 28th of each month. Expenses submitted less than a week before the 28th will be reimbursed the following month. Apply Retail Volunteer Your role will include some of, but is not restricted to, the following tasks: Sorting..
Family Wellbeing Volunteer (Edinburgh) – Children 1st Would you like to support children, young people, and their families in Edinburgh? At Children 1st our ambition is for every child in Scotland to be safe, loved and well with their family. As a charity we offer emotional, practical, and financial support to help families to put children first and campaign to uphold the rights of every child. This volunteering opportunity will be based within the Children 1st Edinburgh Family Wellbeing Service which supports children and families across the whole of Edinburgh. The safety and wellbeing of children and young people is at the heart of what we do. Our work includes support for families who face a number of different barriers and challenges including: ethnically diverse backgrounds; money worries; children with additional support needs; families linked to the armed forces; children and parents affected by poor mental health and families affected by domestic abuse. We take a strength based approach to improve safety and wellbeing. Volunteering with the Edinburgh Family Wellbeing Service will complement the support we provide to help reduce isolation and promote a sense of belonging by encouraging families to engage with their wider community. What will I be doing Our volunteers build relationships with families in different ways including: Befriending – developing a 1 to 1 supportive, reliable, social relationship with a child, young person or adult by arranging weekly opportunities to experience new activities and develop interests. Group Work – supporting the work of Children1st staff within group sessions with children..
Family Wellbeing Volunteer (Midlothian) – Children 1st Would you like to help to support children, young people and families in Midlothian? Are you able to offer a few hours of your time each week? If so, please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you. At Children 1st our ambition is for every child in Scotland to be safe, loved and well with their family. As a charity we offer emotional, practical, and financial support to help families to put children first and campaign to uphold the rights of every child. The Children 1st Midlothian Family Wellbeing Team aims to support families build stronger relationships with each other and get families connected back into their local community to improve physical, mental and emotional health through increasing confidence and resilience. We empower families to have increased networks of support and able to seek and accept support from others. Our aim is to help children and families recover and move on from trauma and/or adversity that they have faced. Volunteering with the Midlothian team will complement the support families receive from the wider team to help reduce isolation, build stability in their recovery and promote a sense of belonging with their wider community. We are particularly interested in hearing from people with their own lived experience of addiction and recovery orientated supports, whether that is as the person in addiction or experience of a loved one’s addiction. However, we do also welcome enquiries from applicants without this experience whose values reflect those of Children 1st...
Role purpose As a Youth Work Volunteer you will: Help facilitate our in-person group workshops with young people. Collaborate with and support a Youth & Family Coordinator. Provide support in schools across Edinburgh and East Lothian. Support and facilitate children and young people in group settings to build their confidence, allow their voice to be heard and make informed choices. Specific tasks Help coordinators facilitate groups with young people. Engage with children and young people and empower them to share their ideas and work together. Take part in regular meetings with the coordinator to plan creative activities and develop new ideas. Skills & qualities needed Good communication, teamwork and organisational skills. Friendly, positive attitude. Ability to adapt . Non-judgemental and respectful of confidentiality. Patient, empathetic and understanding of the needs of children and young people. Flexible, reliable, and punctual. Clear sense of personal boundaries and confidentiality. A PVG membership and reference checks will be required before volunteering can take place. This is arranged and paid for by People Know How. Commitment We try to be as flexible as possible in terms of full/part time availability and for volunteering to be able to fit around your current lifestyle. However, we do ask for a minimum of 3 months commitment (preferably a year) and a minimum of 2 hours per week within the hours of 9am- 6pm. What we can provide Relevant experience and training to develop your skills. Access to our volunteer network to get to know other volunteers. A friendly and supportive atmosphere so you..
Role purpose We’re looking for volunteers to support people with digital. You can either offer face-to-face help at our digital groups or over-the-phone support on our national helpline. You’ll be part of our service. The service provides digital groups that take place across communities in Edinburgh and East Lothian, providing advice to people who are looking to improve their digital skills. We also run a national helpline, which was set up to provide advice to people who have received a digital device as part of the Scottish Government’s Connecting Scotland programme. From offering basic support with turning on or using a device, to focused help in areas like how to keep in touch with friends and family online; how to save money online; or help with CV writing, job searches and applying for jobs online. There may also be opportunities to get involved in research. You don’t need to be an IT expert as training will be provided but you’ll be friendly, patient and keen to help people from various backgrounds get online in order to improve their overall wellbeing. Specific tasks Support people who attend digital groups to develop their digital skills. Build relationships with people who use the service and our wider team. Provide responses to enquiries and basic digital support to callers when supporting the helpline. Carry out associated admin tasks. Skills & qualities needed Good communication, team work and organisational skills. Friendly, positive attitude. Bring new and innovative ideas about how we can improve our team. Believe in People Know How..
We are recruiting enthusiastic volunteers for the Edinburgh International Children’s Festival 2023 (27th May – 4th June) Our Volunteers are the public face of the Festival; helping our school, family and delegate audiences at each venue, attending industry and guest events, and supporting the Festival team behind the scenes. In return for their time and commitment volunteers are able to see Festival performances, attend social events, and take part in the exciting program! About Imaginate Edinburgh Int Children's Festival To promote, develop and be an advocate for theatre and dance for children and young people, so more children access and enjoy more high quality theatre and dance more often. Experience Required A willingness to learn and a keen excitement for theatre and performance. Not a requirement but experience working with children is a positive! Training Details There will be an introductory induction before the festival which will introduce both the festival and the role! There will also be training on specific areas of the role during that session and on going training throughout. Flexibility & Commitment Short Term Volunteering (3 months or less);Flexible 3 shifts (of roughly 3-4 hours per shift) Location/Travel Details The role will be undertaken throughout Edinburgh with around 10 venues in operation during the festival. Volunteer travel is paid for by Imaginate, and schedules can be designed around venues that are within easy reach for the volunteer. Expenses A set amount of money will be provided to cover lunch expenses, this will be signed out to the volunteer automatically at the..
Become a Swim Teacher As a company we realise the importance of gaining skills and experience before entering the workplace. We have 3 key entry level roles in which we hope to help support, mentor and support new prospective teachers coming into the industry. To become a fully qualified swimming teacher with the relevant lifesaving qualifications included can cost upwards of £700…. The Stepping Stones payback programme is targeted specifically at young people and those looking for a change of career. Though our voluntary payback programme you can gain valuable hands-on experience and advice from our fantastic teaching team, at the same time you are building volunteer credit to redeem against nationally recognised qualifications. Build your volunteer hours to reduce the cost of your qualification, it is a win, win, gain valuable exposure to the teaching environment and build your knowledge prior to completing any formal qualification, you will also have a guaranteed job when you do become a qualified instructor. Stepping Stones will fund 100% of your qualification once you have successfully completed the allocated volunteer hours requirements or if you would like to start earning sooner there are part funded options available allowing you to become qualified sooner. Take a look below at some of the volunteer roles that we have to offer: Poolside Helper (15yrs minimum) – Voluntary role, however hours will be credited back through free qualifications e.g., Lifeguard qualification, Swimming teacher qualification, Child protection and Disclosure payments. The role would include: Looking after toilet breaks walking swimmers over and back..
Palcrafts is a Scottish charity which owns Hadeel, a Fair Trade shop/social enterprise in George Street, Edinburgh. It aims to provide employment, and thus reduce poverty, in Palestine by selling handcrafts and food produced by farmers and artisans. We are always looking for volunteers who can either assist in the shop or who can offer their expertise in Marketing, Social Media and IT. Web: Email: