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.
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
previous experience is essential, as you will get lots of training and support.
further details please contact Heather Hart, Hearing Forces – Project Assistant
at E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 0141 341 5344.
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.
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.
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 /
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
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.
further information please contact Jacqueline Wilson, Office Manager at email: email@example.com or telephone: 01224 823157.
>Do you want to work with young people, get experience in the classroom or simply want to make a difference? Then come volunteer with ASPIRENorth!
Based in Aberdeen University, ASPIRENorth works with young people across the North of Scotland providing impartial information, advice and guidance about progression routes into higher education. Programmes are tailored to the needs of each pupil, taking into account individual skills, abilities and aspirations and include 1:1 support, campus visits and residential trips. We are looking for volunteers who are currently involved in or have recent experience in higher education (College & University):
>What kind of support can I offer? Often many pupils don’t know anyone in their family who is in or has been in higher education before. Being a face in our programme helps demystify the process and encourage pupils to get interested. Our volunteers support pupils during workshops and help ASPIRENorth staff run residential trips.
>Sounds good! How much time do I have to commit? The time you can commit is flexible to your schedule. We recognise higher education students have other commitments (e.g. exams) and so how much time you can commit is down to yourself.
>What qualities do you look for in a volunteer? We are looking for friendly and enthusiastic volunteers who are also patient, understanding and happy to listen.
>Do I need
previous experience or a PVG? No! We offer all the training and support you’ll need
to get started and will sponsor your PVG. We offer a comprehensive training
programme through the year that gives you the chance to learn about designing
lesson plans, public speaking, managing classes and more! We are also invested
in your personal development and offer opportunities in gaining experience in
school classrooms from 1:1 support to running full workshops (depending on your
>Want to apply? Simply click this
link to get an application form from our website here: https://www.aspirenorth.co.uk/
>Got any questions? Give us an
email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Collection Box Coordinators – CBC’s play a pivotal role in helping to raise
funds throughout Aberdeen for our local nursing service. CBC’s are responsible
for placing cans in keys areas throughout the city, developing relationships
with new businesses, collect in all monies, count and bank it and thank the
businesses on our behalf.
are looking for reliable, trustworthy people who will be our face within the
community. As CBC we would like you to spot key opportunities to place cans
within your local area and be that businesses main point of contact once the
can needs to be changed. We are
particularly keen to cover, Cults, Rosemount and further into the city.
However, we are happy to look at further coverage across the whole city.
fantastic opportunity to help in the vital services that Marie Curie provide.
For more information please contact Sue Walsh, Community Fundraise at E Mail: email@example.com or tel.: 01224 284382/07798 638152.
House Media Unit (shmu) is one of the core cultural organisations in North East
Scotland and is at the forefront of community media development in Scotland,
supporting residents in the seven regeneration areas of Aberdeen in radio and
video production, traditional and on-line publications, music production and
digital inclusion. The organisation also supports other disadvantaged
communities, both geographic and communities of interest, including an
employability and training arm and a programme for offenders, both pre and
organisation is entering an exciting new phase following a £1.5 million
redevelopment of our HQ in Woodside. The redeveloped HQ includes a fantastic
new foyer/open plan social space as you first enter the building, with a
reception desk including the door entry system. As a community managed, needs led
organisation it is vital that shmu offers the best possible service to all
building users; staff, volunteers and visitors, so we are looking for
enthusiastic volunteers for our new reception. The opportunity involves being
the friendly, welcoming first point of contact for the organisation.
duties: Responsibility for door entry, greeting visitors, volunteers and
service users, taking phone calls and maintaining a clean and tidy reception
area and social space.
would like this role to be beneficial for the organisation and for the
volunteers who undertake it; volunteers may choose to undertake the reception
duties detailed above, however there are some additional/optional tasks
(general administrative and clerical duties including filing, data entry and
document preparation), for volunteers who are keen to develop their skills
further or take on a little more responsibility. Volunteers who are looking to build on their
skills to enter into, or return to work, can also receive specific employability
support if required, such as support to complete applications, CV creation and
volunteer role description with full details of key tasks and activities can be
provided on request. Induction, excellent support and relevant training is
provided to all volunteers. This is a diverse and engaging role for a busy
more details please contact Chrissie Simpson, Senior Project Administrator at E
Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 01224 515013.
exciting opportunity has arisen for an individual who is competent with all
social media – website, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook – to join our charity
on a voluntary basis. To provide help and support to establish these sites and
help manage them on a regular basis.
>Individuals’ benefit – Develop relevant work
experience – marketing, IT, advertising, PR, community and publicity. Look good
>Public benefit – making the public and
potential service users aware of the charity and informing them of what the
charity was established in 2004 and has gone from strength to strength ever
are a local charity offering housing advice and advocacy to vulnerable/disabled
individuals and managed by a committee of local people. We received the Queens
Award for Voluntary Service last year.
more information please contact Anne Findlay, Board Member at E Mail: email@example.com
/ Tel No: 07984219950.
and Fun was introduced by the Council as a pilot to deliver free meals and activities
to children in key areas of Aberdeen during school holiday periods and has been
rolled out on a permanent basis. Over Christmas, as an extension of the
project, special events were hosted for young people to enjoy the festivities –
from ice skating and crafts to a disco and visit to Santa.
everyone involved in Food and Fun there’s a busy period ahead. The main aim is
to ensure children continue to be fed, recognising the importance of school
meals during term time for a large number of families, and also to provide the
opportunity to take part in physical activity in a nurturing environment.
initiative has been recognised with awards – but the reward and motivation for
the many people who have put their heart and soul into developing the programme
is in the positive impact there is on children, families and communities.
we talk about our purpose – about caring for our city and our people – we think
Food and Fun is a shining example that we can all be incredibly proud of.
participants obtain great life skills which has assisted them in securing other
opportunities as well as the personal development and satisfaction that this
help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated. To volunteer / for more
information please contact Martin Smith, Locality Inclusion Manager at E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel.: 01224 788538.
Cancer Support provides emotional and practical support to people affected by
cancer, their family, carers and friends.
in our stores provide vital help to CLAN and all assistance is greatly
appreciated. In our stores, just 3 hours a week from a volunteer can make a
huge difference. Whether sorting and pricing donations, till work, or just
chatting to customers, we have a role for everyone.
great way to meet new people and help raise money for our clients. Our
volunteers can do what they feel comfortable with in store and make a huge
more information please contact Colin Tough, CLAN Cancer Support Regional
Retail Manager at Email: email@example.com / tel: 01224 647000 (switchboard) / Mob: 07394
564374 or apply online via our website at: https://www.clanhouse.org/volunteering/shops/
opportunity to develop leadership, writing, communication, management and
marketing skills and to be part of the vibrant community of young theologians
and to make a contribution to the enterprise that matters!
need your help in:
- Maintaining effective internal communications within the organization.
- Coordinating events.
- Planning and implementing promotional campaigns.
- Overseeing the social media strategy.
fantastic opportunity to assist a brilliant group/charity. All help makes a
difference and is greatly appreciated.
more details please contact Dr. Olga Sevastyanova, Chairperson at email firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 07884971624.