Poppyscotland Bud Heritage Volunteers

>About Bud:
Bud is Poppyscotland’s brand new vehicle for exploration and learning, a truck that transforms into a mobile community space, comprising a mini poppy factory, micro-museum and with interactive learning opportunities.

Bud is an interactive experience that encourages visitors to create their personal remembrance journey through exploring the exhibits. It is helping us keep remembrance relevant all year round.

>About the opportunity:
As a Bud Heritage Volunteer, you will support the delivery of the Bud project when Bud is in your area. This could see you supporting in one of the key tasks below:
-Welcome members of the public and groups (schools, girl guides, scouts, bb’s, brownies, cubs, cadets etc.) visiting Bud on their arrival
-To deliver activities both indoor and outdoor as planned by the Bud team
-To assist with evaluation of Bud by encouraging feedback and collecting data
-To be flexible in the performance of the post and undertake duties requested by the Bud team
-Support the staff team in set up and take down at visits and events. Support staff in the delivery of activities with schools, groups and public visitors

>Benefits for you:
-Having access to appropriate training for the role
-You will have the opportunity to meet a wide range of new people
-Building on your existing skills and developing new ones
-Being part of a friendly, committed team
-Attending local events

An excellent opportunity to help PoppyScotland and be part of the exciting Bud Project. All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated. For more details please contact Sandra Comrie, Bud Volunteer Support Coordinator at E Mail: s.comrie@poppyscotland.org.uk  or tel. 0141 338 6580.

African Council Volunteers

The African Council is an independent voluntary organisation with a mission to promote the social and economic welfare of African People.  We celebrate the best in African culture(s), history and values. We promote the attainment of education and life skills especially among Africans. We also advance active citizenship among Africans through engagement in civic and political process, institutions and leadership.

Volunteers are vital for delivering the African Council’s projects and services. We are looking for volunteers to join our team and we currently have volunteering opportunities available in a range of areas.

Fantastic opportunities to help at a very exciting time in the development of the African Council. All help is greatly appreciated.

For more information please contact Ca-ananay Maduka, Volunteer Coordinator at E Mail: info@africancouncil.org.uk  or Tel.: 01224 579218.

Sue Ryder (Aberdeen George Street Store) Volunteers

Sue Ryder Charity Shops raise millions of pounds each year to enable our charity to deliver hospice and neurological care for more conditions than any other charity. As a volunteer in our shop, not only would you be meeting new friends, gaining skills and experience, but you’d also be directly supporting us to care for people when they really need it. Good support is provided to all volunteers. Can you help? If so, please get in touch! We’d absolutely love to hear from you.

For further details please contact us at  Email: georgest7118@sueryder.org or tel: 01224 633 274.

NHS Grampian Public Involvement Network Volunteers

NHS Grampian is recruiting members of the public to be part of the NHS Grampian Public Involvement Network.

The NHS Grampian Public Involvement Network is a group of patients, carers and members of the public from across Grampian who have an interest in health and health services.

Volunteering can involve anything from  participating in working groups or discussion sessions, completing questionnaires and other methods that we are using to actively involve the general public, carers and patients in helping develop our incredible  health service. There is also the opportunity to be part of our important and popular ‘how clean is our hospital’ and ‘come dine with me (NHS Grampian Catering)’  teams of public involvement volunteers. Members are also sent regular updates and notice of other opportunities to get involved with NHS Grampian e.g.: focus groups, local events.

A great opportunity to be involved and help develop the NHS in Grampian. All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated. For more details please visit http://www.nhsgrampian.org/nhsgrampian/InvolvingYou.jsp?pContentID=8974&p_applic=CCC or contact the NHS Grampian Public Involvement Team at  e-mail.: nhsg.involve@nhs.net or tel.: 01224 558098.

Childline Volunteers

Could you be there for children?

At Childline, our free counselling service for children, a child contacts us every 25 seconds.

And thanks to our dedicated volunteers, who do a shift each week, we can offer support when it’s needed most.

To make sure it stays that way, we’re looking for more brilliant people who want to make a difference.

After you get trained and set up in your local base, you’ll be helping children and young people who need someone to talk to. Listening to them at first and then offering support, information, or practical advice.

Interested? Then get ready to take a life-changing step forward – for you and for children.

For further details regarding this and other volunteer opportunities at our Aberdeen base or to apply to be a volunteer please:  apply online via: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/what-you-can-do/volunteering-nspcc-childline  or email: kerri.stewart@nspcc.org.uk  / phone: 01224 973030.

RSPB Pin Badge Box Volunteers

An RSPB pin badge volunteer plays a vital role in raising funds within their local community, helping to give nature a home across the country. The role involves looking after an existing pin badge box site, or placing new ones, topping it up with badges, collecting and banking funds, as well as recording monies online and ordering replacement stock.

For just a couple of hours each month, a little time makes a huge difference to the RSPB’s work. The role is flexible to suit the volunteer’s existing commitments and full training and support will be provided. Travel expenses can be reclaimed to ensure the volunteer is not out-of-pocket. It is an excellent opportunity for anyone looking to boost their skills and make a difference through volunteering, helping to save Scotland’s wildlife and habitats. For more details please contact Lynne Hayton at E Mail: lynne.hayton@rspb.org.uk or Tel No: 01224 624824.

VisitAberdeenshire | Welcome to Aberdeenshire Volunteers

Are you are interested in meeting new people, learning new skills and showing your passion for the all things Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire?

We are looking for a pool of Welcome to Aberdeenshire Volunteers who will provide a warm North-east welcome for visitors to our wonderful region.

>What is a Welcome to Aberdeenshire volunteer? First Impressions Count! Our team of volunteers will help to orientate visitors in those first few moments while they decide how best to spend their time in our wonderful destination.

>Role Purpose: To give a warm welcome to visitors arriving in the region and provide information and assistance to make their time in the destination a fantastic experience.

>Key tasks:

  • Meeting and greeting visitors as they arrive in the region.
  • Providing information on getting around the area. For example, onward transport links, bus timetables.
  • Providing general information on the area. For example, visiting attractions, shopping, eating, walking, places to visit, currency exchange.
  • Providing leaflets, visitor maps and general tourist information.

We aim to recognise the value of the contribution volunteers will make to the success of our local area. We aim to offer satisfying volunteering opportunities and will support volunteers appropriately to carry out their role to the highest standards possible.

>You will:

Meet new people, have fun, learn new skills/use existing skills – do you speak a second language? Feel passionate about your region

>Interested in this volunteering opportunity? Please go to https://www.visitabdn.com/about-us/volunteers/ for more information and to apply. For any further details please email volunteer@visitabdn.com  

Veterans Support Assistants | Action on Hearing Loss – Hearing Forces

Why not join our exciting Hearing Forces project, which is providing support to veterans aged 65+, who have hearing loss or tinnitus and their families and carers. If you’ve got a few hours to spare every month, you could help reduce loneliness and social isolation and provide life changing support to older veterans.

There’s the opportunity to assist with hearing screening, information and hearing aid maintenance. You’ll also inform veterans about helpful equipment and signpost veterans to other services within the Unforgotten Forces consortium that can help them.

No previous experience is essential, as you will get lots of training and support.

For further details please contact Heather Hart, Hearing Forces – Project Assistant at E Mail: hearing.forces@hearingloss.org.uk  or tel.: 0141 341 5344.

Food Store / Community Café Volunteers | Tillydrone Community Campus

Tillydrone Community Campus is a new £6million facility that opened in late August 2019. The facility has many opportunities for the community to engage with in developing it as centre that Tillydrone can be proud of. This can be in participating or organising groups / activities, accessing the library, Food Store or using the Café. We are looking for volunteers to assist in the following opportunities:

>Food Store: To help the Lighthouse group in operating the Food Store which consists of two main tasks; engage with customers and filling food bags. The engagement part is crucial in building up a relationship which leads to further discussions with a view to exploring what else might be going on in the individual’s life. Whilst the position might not be able to directly influence what else is going on in someone’s life it is an opportunity to sign post and support. Opening Hours just now are for a couple of hours on a Monday afternoon; however it is anticipated that this will extend to three afternoons during the week.

>Community Café: Helping the cook in charge of the café. This will involve; food prep, customer care, serving, operating a till and coffee machine, clearing tables and helping wipe down the kitchen at the end. Whilst volunteering you will be directed by the cook on charge with myself and a colleague having overall responsibility for the volunteers in the Campus (the café is currently open Monday-Friday and people can volunteer any of these days/times).  The interaction between those coming into the Campus and the Café cannot be overstated as this is one of the first interactions, they will have on entering the building. It is an opportunity to present the Campus in a positive welcoming light.

We offer an induction, regular meetings (to assist in developing the opportunity and provision) and all the training that you might need for the opportunity to be fulfilling for you.

A fantastic opportunity to help at the Tillydrone Community Campus. All help is greatly appreciated. For more information about these or any other ways you can get involved  please contact Graham Donald, Community Development Worker at E Mail: GrDonald@aberdeencity.gov.uk or telephone: 01224 522192 / 07917 305803.

Marketing/Business Development Support Volunteer | Absafe

Do you have a passion for networking? Come and join a small but fun team and help with marketing and support business development. An exciting opportunity to help, with all assistance greatly appreciated.

Absafe works to advance safety, prevent accidents and save lives. This includes safety in the home, road and community. Absafe undertakes a range of work to promote safety. This includes innovative educational programmes at The Safe a purpose built, interactive village containing real life scenarios coupled with 21st century technology, with each zone specifically created to tackle a different safety issue. By exploring and interacting with ‘real life’ dangerous situations in a risk free environment, visitors experience an exciting, thrilling and memorable way to learn valuable safety lessons they can apply to their day-to-day lives.

For further information please contact Jacqueline Wilson, Office Manager at email: hello@absafe.org.uk  or telephone: 01224 823157.