Arts Project Steward Volunteers | Curated Place

We are looking for volunteers to be a pivotal role in the delivery of the exciting ‘Nordics in Exile’ project, which is a light and sound installation by Danish composer Eyvind Gulbrandsen and Scottish designer James Johnson. This takes place on the 8th and 9th March (17:30-21:30 each evening) at The Kirk of St Nicholas, Union Street, Aberdeen.

Volunteers can be involved in a mixture of indoor and outdoor stewarding. The stewards will be the key members of the team and roles include –

>Welcoming and crowd control >Directing people and offering advice & information >On site production assistance >Crowd management and safety >Reporting incidents & accidents >Assisting with emergency situations

The role involves talking to people to help them with any problems they have, looking out for any hazards and keeping the Producer informed of what is happening on the ground. The steward is the frontline face of the project, and the most important person that can enhance the publics experience through knowledge of the project and a personnel approach.  We want people who are positive and keen to help us deliver an exceptional customer experience.

To volunteer/for more information please contact Stephen Nuttall, Producer at E Mail: stephen@curatedplace.com or Tel: 07966662978. All help is greatly appreciated.

Volunteer Kilties|Kiltwalk

The exciting Kiltwalk returns to Aberdeen on Sunday 2nd June 2019 and there is a range of great volunteer opportunities as part of this.  The Kiltwalk wouldn’t be possible without the help of our fantastic network of volunteers – The Kilties! Help us raise millions of pounds for charities and causes all over Scotland, whilst having fun, making friends and creating memorable experiences that will last forever. All of our Kilties receive great training and are fully supported and kitted out in their uniforms on event days. If you have knowledge, experience and enthusiasm then the Kiltwalk needs you!

The Kiltwalk has over 10 roles to choose from, meaning there is a role suitable for everyone! For instance you could assist in any of the following roles helping as a >Carnival Kiltie, >Back Marker Kiltie, >Control Room Kiltie, >Course Zone Kiltie, >Driver Kiltie, >Info Point Kiltie, >Lead Bike Kiltie, >Lead Zone Kiltie >Pit Stop Kiltie, >Venue Kilties. For full details of roles please go onto our website – https://www.thekiltwalk.co.uk/volunteer/roles/  .

Thanks to Sir Tom Hunter and The Hunter Foundation, the Kiltwalk will donate £1.40 for every hour contributed by a Kiltie volunteer, to a charity of their choice! When Kilties sign up to volunteer they simply select a charity to support and for every hour they volunteer for a Kiltwalk event, The Hunter Foundation will contribute £1.40 to that charity or cause. The Charity Boost Programme provides an opportunity for even more vital funds to be raised for charities and causes in Scotland. With our walkers every step, the Kilties are already the backbone of every Kiltwalk event. The programme now allows our volunteers to support and raise funds for a cause close to their heart while donating their valuable time to the events.

For more information and to volunteer at this years Kiltwalk in Aberdeen please sign up online at https://www.thekiltwalk.co.uk/volunteer/roles/  or contact Rosie Strain, Event and Volunteer Manager at E Mail: kilties@thekiltwalk.co.uk  / Tel No: 0141 611 7919.

Grampian Child Bereavement Network Volunteers

Grampian Child Bereavement Network (part of the ARCHIE Foundation charity) provide direct support to bereaved children and young people throughout Grampian.

Due to an increased demand in our service we are seeking volunteers in a variety of areas including: responders to visit bereaved families, fundraisers, event and admin helpers and a treasurer.

Key objectives of our Volunteers are:

 >To support the work of GCBN through contributing to the range of services provided

 >To make a positive difference to the lives of the children, young people and their families who have been affected by bereavement

Our responder service entails people visiting bereaved families and undertaking direct support work with children and young people and their families. We also run event days for children staffed up by our volunteers. We are particularly keen to recruit a volunteer with a financial or accounts background to take on our treasurer role.

Good support and training is provided to all volunteers e.g.: induction includes self awareness, policy and procedures of charity. Training in child protection and bereavement support. Support from coordinator and board of trustees. All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated.

For more details please contact: Malcolm Stewart, Coordinator at E Mail: gcbn@archie.org or tel.: 01224 554152.

Lingo Flamingo Volunteers

*Lingo Flamingo is battling dementia through language – Join the flock!

Lingo Flamingo is a non for profit organisation who teaches languages to older adults in care homes, day centres and retirement communities. Recent research shows that speaking a second language can postpone the effects of dementia by up to 5 years. We therefore use languages (Italian, Spanish, French or German) as a vehicle to empower the minds of older adults, proving that you can teach an old dog new tricks!

We are looking for talented and passionate volunteers who would like to share the gift of languages with other people. Many of the people we teach are living with dementia or other conditions which are usually thought of as being barriers to learning, but we want to show that by adapting to everyone’s needs and focussing on having fun, it is never too late to learn another language! To volunteer with us, you need to be available for an hour a week over a 10 week period. We offer teaching training to prepare you for the role, so teaching experience is not necessary. All we ask if that you are reliable, compassionate and motivated to teach others!

If this all sounds like exactly what you’ve been looking for, please get in touch! You can contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Leah, at email: leah.cowling@lingoflamingo.co.uk or tel: 07498723983 who will be delighted to hear from you and provide more information.

Arts Project Steward Volunteers | Curated Place

We are looking for volunteers to be a pivotal role in the delivery of the exciting ‘Nordics in Exile’ project, which is a light and sound installation by Danish composer Eyvind Gulbrandsen and Scottish designer James Johnson. This takes place on the 8th and 9th March (17:30-21:30 each evening) at The Kirk of St Nicholas, Union Street, Aberdeen.

Volunteers can be involved in a mixture of indoor and outdoor stewarding. The stewards will be the key members of the team and roles include –

>Welcoming and crowd control >Directing people and offering advice & information >On site production assistance >Crowd management and safety >Reporting incidents & accidents >Assisting with emergency situations

The role involves talking to people to help them with any problems they have, looking out for any hazards and keeping the Producer informed of what is happening on the ground. The steward is the frontline face of the project, and the most important person that can enhance the publics experience through knowledge of the project and a personnel approach.  We want people who are positive and keen to help us deliver an exceptional customer experience.

To volunteer/for more information please contact Stephen Nuttall, Producer at E Mail: stephen@curatedplace.com or Tel: 07966662978. All help is greatly appreciated.

Volunteer Kilties | Kiltwalk (Aberdeen)

The exciting Kiltwalk returns to Aberdeen on Sunday 2nd June 2019 and there is a range of great volunteer opportunities as part of this.  The Kiltwalk wouldn’t be possible without the help of our fantastic network of volunteers – The Kilties! Help us raise millions of pounds for charities and causes all over Scotland, whilst having fun, making friends and creating memorable experiences that will last forever. All of our Kilties receive great training and are fully supported and kitted out in their uniforms on event days. If you have knowledge, experience and enthusiasm then the Kiltwalk needs you!

The Kiltwalk has over 10 roles to choose from, meaning there is a role suitable for everyone! For instance you could assist in any of the following roles helping as a >Carnival Kiltie, >Back Marker Kiltie, >Control Room Kiltie, >Course Zone Kiltie, >Driver Kiltie, >Info Point Kiltie, >Lead Bike Kiltie, >Lead Zone Kiltie >Pit Stop Kiltie, >Venue Kilties. For full details of roles please go onto our website – https://www.thekiltwalk.co.uk/volunteer/roles/  .

Thanks to Sir Tom Hunter and The Hunter Foundation, the Kiltwalk will donate £1.40 for every hour contributed by a Kiltie volunteer, to a charity of their choice! When Kilties sign up to volunteer they simply select a charity to support and for every hour they volunteer for a Kiltwalk event, The Hunter Foundation will contribute £1.40 to that charity or cause. The Charity Boost Programme provides an opportunity for even more vital funds to be raised for charities and causes in Scotland. With our walkers every step, the Kilties are already the backbone of every Kiltwalk event. The programme now allows our volunteers to support and raise funds for a cause close to their heart while donating their valuable time to the events.

For more information and to volunteer at this years Kiltwalk in Aberdeen please sign up online at https://www.thekiltwalk.co.uk/volunteer/roles/  or contact Rosie Strain, Event and Volunteer Manager at E Mail: kilties@thekiltwalk.co.uk  / Tel No: 0141 611 7919.

70/30 Ambassadors | The 70/30 Campaign

The 70/30 Campaign is aiming to reduce child abuse and neglect by 70% by 2030.

As a 70/30 Ambassador you will be empowering your local community to protect our children by spreading awareness and gaining support to prevent child abuse and neglect from happening in the first place.

You will gain new skills, and be part of a large network of volunteers and professionals, while making a real difference in your local community and across the country. The role is very flexible and depends on your skills and on the needs in your local area, but you can take part in a range of activities, such as: spreading awareness with people you know and on social media; fundraising; organising events; engaging with MPs, MSPs, AMs and councillors; engaging with local press; expanding your local 70/30 group.

Ambassadors will take part in a training session with a member of the team and are invited to join the monthly national conference call with other ambassadors across the country. Ambassadors usually give 2 or more hours of their time a week, but get in touch if you are interested and don’t have much time available as there is always some way you can help!

Please visit our website and complete the form to become an ambassador today at www.70-30.org.uk or contact Isobel Dawson, 70/30 Ambassador Aberdeen at E Mail: idawson@wavetrust.org

Charity Volunteers at Abseil | Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland

We believe no one in Scotland should be left alone to cope with the affects of spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus. AND because of individuals like you no one has to….

For over 50 years SBH Scotland has provided a lifetime commitment of specialist support and information to all those affected by spina bifida, hydrocephalus and related conditions.Every year our services are available to over 3,500 children, young people and adults across Scotland through a helpline, workshops, individual and family support, home and hospital visits, youth clubs, health check clinics, one to one key workers and respite. It costs £1 million every year to provide extensive specialist services and with less than 1% in statutory funding we rely almost solely on people like you getting involved, alongside the generosity of trusts and the goodwill of volunteers.

On Sunday 24th March 2019 we are holding our well known Aberdeen Tower Abseil where participants will take part to raise money for Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland. We are looking for volunteers to come along and help with registration and to help cheer on our participants, this is very important as we want everyone to feel special for taking part and encouragement at this event helps people with their fears and that we appreciate them.

The event happens at the Aberdeen Conference Centre on Sunday 24th March 2019. The event starts at 10am till 4pm but we would not ask anyone to be there all day – even if you could spare an hour or two it will be greatly appreciated and make a real difference. The Community Fundraising Manager will be there all day to show you where to go and what to be saying to participants to encourage them. Tea/Coffee and cakes will be bought for volunteers as well.

For more information please contact Lynsey Hamilton at email lynsey.hamilton@sbhscotland.org.uk  or tel.: 01236 794517.

Research Ethics Committee Members | North of Scotland Research Ethics Service

NHS Research Ethics Committees protect and promote the interests of patients and the public in health and social care research. Research Ethics Committees consist of up to 18 members from both clinical and non-clinical backgrounds. Our committees review health and social research, check that people are provided with the information they need to help them decide whether they wish to take part, and provide an opinion as to whether the research is ethical.

We currently have vacancies for members of the public who are not currently healthcare professionals, and who are interested in thinking about issues from the perspective of a potential research participant and would like to develop knowledge of research ethics. Members receive training in ethical review and have opportunities to debate challenging issues. Positions are voluntary but expenses are paid for. The Committee meets on average for half a day per month and carries out additional work by email correspondence.

Contact us for an application form or an informal chat on tel: 01224 558458, email nosres@nhs.net  Interest can be registered at any time.

Barnardos – Aberdeen Stores

Running a successful Barnardo’s store requires a great team of enthusiastic volunteers and you could be part of it!

Our volunteers come from a diverse range of backgrounds and bring a wide variety of skills to the organisation. They come together to generate vital funds for Barnardo’s work with children, young people and their families.

We have several stores in Aberdeen-St Andrew Street, Union Street, Castle Street, Westhill, Jesmond Drive and Laurel Drive, Bridge of Don- all of them are very different, one of them is bound to be your perfect match!

All volunteers receive great training, support and make a real difference. For more details you can either call into the stores individually or contact Debbie Barnham, Branch Retail Manager A3, Email: deborah.barnham@barnardos.org.uk  / Tel: 01343 548781.