Ruthrieston West Church | Bowling Club Volunteers

We have an important and enjoyable opportunity for people to help at our Bowling Club.

We are seeking volunteers to help lay and uplift the bowling carpets at Ruthrieston West Church, Broomhill Road (AB10 7LN) for our senior citizens.

The bowling carpets are laid after 12.15pm taking approximately 25 minutes and are up and lifted at 4.00pm, with an opportunity to join in the bowling between 2.00pm-4.00pm each Wednesday afternoon starting on the 3rd October.

Thank you for helping to keep an incredibly important club for senior citizens in the community running.

For further details please contact Mary Innes at email: m831innes@btinternet.com or tel.: 01224 315491.

Advocacy Service Aberdeen | Advocacy Volunteers

*Do you enjoy meeting people?
*Are you a good listener?
*Are you interested in becoming an Advocacy Volunteer?

Advocacy Volunteers help people speak up for themselves and make their views heard. Sometimes people need support expressing what they want to say and having their point of view taken seriously. Advocates are there to be on someone’s side. They can help people to access information, to understand their rights, to explore options and to express their views and wishes.

We provide an independent, confidential and free Advocacy Service. All of our client meetings/appointments usually take place on Monday – Friday, between 9:00 -5:00pm. There is an expectation that Advocacy Volunteers will take on 1-2 clients. The frequencies of meetings vary from case to case and a client may have several meetings or appointments in the same week and then may not have any meetings or appointments for 3-4 weeks.

Full training and excellent support is provided to all volunteers. The next volunteer training course starts November 2018(1 day a week for 5 weeks). Lunch and refreshments provided.

For more information, please contact Joanne Grant, Volunteer Co-ordinator at Tel: 01224 332366 / E-mail: joannegrant@advocacy.org.uk

The Allotment Market Stall (TAMS) | IT and Marketing Support Volunteers

Hi, this is a great opportunity to use your IT and marketing skills. We currently use wordpress, facebook and mailchimp to advertise our stalls and work. We have a marketing strategy in place and we really need help delivering it. As an organisation, we don’t have the skills to take our IT and marketing strategy any further, so we would be looking for you to have a really hands on approach to taking it forward with guidance from current members in terms of material to use.

We are thinking you are currently a student on a digital marketing course looking for hands on experience or maybe you work, or have worked, in that field and have time to spare. The commitment would be a couple of hours a week throughout the year.

You will learn lots about allotments, growing food locally and cooking with seasonal, locally grown produce. We are a friendly bunch of people who are enthusiastic about encouraging people to eat more fruit and veg, to grow their own, to reduce food miles and to reduce food waste from allotment sites.

For further details please contact Cath Pilley at email: theallotmentmarketstall@gmail.com

British Heart Foundation | Furniture & Electrical Store Volunteers

Volunteering Changes Lives!

BHF Retail is now recruiting volunteers for exciting flexible opportunities for our Furniture & Electrical Store, 236 Union Street, Aberdeen.

We have a wide range of volunteer opportunities from Customer Service Volunteers, Warehouse Volunteers, Electrical Department volunteers, Electrical Function Testers, Restorer/Repairer volunteers, Telephone / Admin Volunteers, Store Merchandisers, Cash Desk volunteers, Online Listings Volunteers, Stock Generation Volunteers and Volunteer Recruiters.

There are lots of benefits to volunteering, such as developing your existing skills, gaining new skills and supporting a cause you care about. Whatever your reason for joining, you can expect to have lots of fun and meet some great people. However you choose to volunteer your time helps us to save lives. As one of our volunteers you will receive a full induction and further training in specific roles.

If you wish to help in any role please contact us-all help is greatly appreciated. For further details please contact Ricki, on 01224 432910 / email.: a25@bhf.org.uk  or pop in past the store at 236 Union Street, Aberdeen.

Aberdeen Maritime Museum | Family Fun Sessions Volunteers

*Family Fun Sessions Volunteers*:

Aberdeen Maritime Museum is holding activity days during the October half-term. We are looking for volunteers to support delivery of the Family Fun Sessions on Tuesday 23rd October 2018 and/or Wednesday 24th October 2018. Activities will be held at Aberdeen Maritime Museum. They are aimed families with children aged 3-12 years. Adults will stay with their children, and together they will get creative. Ideally we would like volunteers to volunteer for the full day on a given date: 9.45am-4pm. However, if you can only manage a half day, that is great too! Morning half day: 9.45am-1pm / Afternoon half day: 1.15pm-4pm. Please volunteer for as many days as you would like to/are available for.

Typical tasks include:

  • *Welcoming visitors as they arrive, providing information.
  • *Explaining the activity / showing examples / encouraging.
  • *Supporting families to create craft works or participle in games.
  • *Keep working areas and materials tidy and organized.
  • *Monitoring visitor numbers and enforcing a ticket holders only policy for ticketed events.
  • *Encouraging visitors to leave feedback.
  • *Setting up and tiding up activities.

Volunteering for the family fun programme is an excellent opportunity to get involved in a busy programme of cultural activity in Aberdeen. It provides a fun and sociable way to build your CV and gain experience in public engagement, working with children and creative workshop and event delivery. Volunteers will develop key skills including; team working, customer service and communication.

If you are interested please contact us at info@aagm.co.uk  by Friday 12 October 2018.

Mentors | MCR Pathways

“My mentor tells me that I am good enough. She makes me believe in myself as well. I haven’t had a lot of times where someone tells me that I’m good enough or ‘you can do it’.” Shannon, Mentored young person.

MCR Pathways is Scottish charity that is looking for volunteers to mentor local disadvantaged pupils like Shannon. Mentors are matched with a young person and provide a caring, listening ear for just one hour a week at school.

Mentoring takes place at St Machar Academy, St Machar Drive, Aberdeen for one hour a week during the school day. Our vision is that every care-experienced and disadvantaged young person in Scotland gets the same education outcomes, career opportunities and life chances as every other young person.

All help makes a real difference and excellent support is provided to all volunteers. Mentors don’t need any special skills or experience, but should be good listeners, caring, non-judgmental and committed. Mentors receive full introductory and ongoing training and are supported by a full-time MCR Pathways Coordinator.

For further details please contact Roxanne Card, MCR Pathways Coordinator at E Mail: roxanne.card@mcrpathways.org , Tel No: 01224 492855 or register via our website at www.mcrpathways.org/get-involved/

Lead Scotland Project Volunteers

At Lead Scotland we believe in the power of learning. We believe that offering disabled people and carers the right supportive environment in which to learn and grow which enables the self-creation of positive futures in education, community involvement and work. We offer SCQF accredited formal learning and informal confidence building activities, focused on digital skills to disabled people throughout the north of Scotland, their carers and the organisations who support them so that people will be able to actively contribute to their own communities and improve their own lives. We will tailor support to individuals and groups as per their self-defined needs.

This service is supported by volunteers who act as service deliverers and enablers and who can provide dedicated one–to–one input, supporting participants into learning, training and/or volunteering opportunities as appropriate to need. “Learning is more than just an experience, learning builds your future”.

A fantastic opportunity to help and make a difference. All volunteers are greatly appreciated and provided with excellent training and ongoing support. For more details please contact Fiona Fraser or Marie Law (Learning Coordinators at E Mail: ffraser@lead.org.uk  or mlaw@lead.org.uk  / tel: 07741742560 (for Fiona) or 07741899507 (for Marie).

Wilderness Foundation UK | Imbewu Scotland Wilderness Trails Volunteers

*About Opportunity

We are looking for volunteers to assist our Trail Leaders, supporting groups of young people on our Imbewu Wilderness trails at various locations in Scotland.  Current funding allows us to run around 4 Imbewu groups (each comprising up to 12 young people, 14/15 years old) each year. The trails last 7 days with one day prep, and include opportunities for either trekking, canoeing or kayaking.

*About The Wilderness Foundation UK

The Wilderness Foundation UK harnesses the power of the wilderness to transform vulnerable lives and empowers people to conserve nature.

Our Imbewu Scotland programme connects urban youth – many of whom have never experienced the wilder parts of Scotland before – with people who live and work in rural Scotland. As well as helping young people to improve their social and physical well-being, Imbewu also teaches employability and inspires young Scots to consider rural employment opportunities.

You will be covered by our insurance and fall under our policies and risk management.

For further information and enquiries please contact info@wildernessfoundation.org.uk or call the office on 03001233073 where you can talk to one of the Imbewu team or Angely who handles our volunteer recruitment.

Woodside Community Centre | Volunteer Driver(s)

Woodside Community Centre is looking for people to drive members from their homes in various locations across the city, to the centre to play bingo on a Wednesday, Friday and Sunday evening.  The minibus is parked in the car park at the Woodside Fountain Centre, Marquis Road, Aberdeen.  Good support is provided to all volunteers and all help makes a real difference.

For further details, please contact Angela McPherson, Secretary on 07802 838277 or email angelamcpherson355@yahoo.co.uk.

Maintenance & DIY Volunteer(s) | Gordon Highlanders Museum

Are you interested in DIY? Would you like to volunteer at an award winning museum? The Maintenance & DIY Volunteer role may suit you.

The Gordon Highlanders Museum is committed to preserving and sharing the legacy of the world famous Gordon Highlanders Regiment for future generations. A Gordon Highlanders Museum Guide brings to life the extraordinary 200 year story of ‘The Finest Regiment in the World’. (Sir Winston Churchill 1900).

Maintenance & DIY Volunteers assist with tasks such as: *Using small hand tools; screwdrivers, hammers *Using maintenance equipment including battery driven equipment; pressure washer, ladder *Painting & Decorating *General DIY *Installing new fixtures and fittings *Small joinery jobs The tasks vary and volunteers will know what the task that needs to be done before they come along.

Excellent support and training is provided to all volunteers. Including Core Induction: introduction to the history of the Regiment and the Museum; staff/trustee structure; ‘the small but important stuff’ and a short familiarisation tour of the Museum and Specific Role Induction: h&s, description of the task. A warm welcome awaits anyone interested in volunteering with us. There is a named staff contact for all Volunteers as well as the other volunteers who are happy to help you settle in.

For more information or a chat about volunteering please contact Aileen Macdonald, Volunteering Co-ordinator at e-mail: volunteering@gordonhighlanders.com  / tel.: 01224 498927 / web: http://www.gordonhighlanders.com/Volunteering