Hub Support Volunteers | Shelter Scotland

Shelter Scotland has volunteer opportunities for people to assist as Hub Support Volunteers in our Shelter Hub at 36 Upperkirkgate, Aberdeen AB10 1BA.

Volunteers will provide initial contact for anybody dropping into the local hub or visiting community outreach sessions for support with their housing issues. Volunteers will talk to people about their needs then support them to access information on our website, complete forms, or access another service. There could also be some admin and data input.

Excellent training and support is provided to all volunteers. Includes two separate inductions lasting two hours each. After the first induction you will attend the hub each week at regular agreed volunteering time to complete mandatory training. This is a role for someone who is empathetic and passionate about reducing homelessness or housing issues in Scotland. It would suit somebody who would like experience in an advice or support role.

A fantastic opportunity to help and make a real difference. All help is greatly appreciated. For more information please contact Anthea Reid, Volunteer Support Officer at E Mail: anthea_reid@shelter.org.uk  or tel: 07880458572.

Wish Visitors | Make-A-Wish

Looking for a fulfilling volunteer role that has direct impact on the lives of critically ill children and their families? This may be your next opportunity.

We are looking for friendly and reliable volunteers who have great listening skills and experience of working with families and children. You’ll be visiting children who have been referred to us, at a time that suits them – and helping them to unlock their wildest imagination to discover their One True Wish.

For further details please contact Joanna Sopylo-Firrisa, People Services Coordinator at E Mail: joanna.sopylo-firrisa@makeawish.org.uk  or tel.: 0118 304 2772.

Treasurer | Dyslexia Scotland North East

Dyslexia Scotland North East is a volunteer led branch of Dyslexia Scotland.  The role of the branch is to raise awareness and understanding of dyslexia by holding monthly meetings (term time only) which anyone with an interest is welcome to attend. At the meetings there is often a speaker on a topic related to dyslexia for the adults and the Youth Group meets at the same time. The committee meets around 5 times a year in order to plan their open meetings and discuss branch business.  The majority of people who attend our meetings are parents of children with dyslexia, adults with dyslexia and professionals such as teachers.

The branch is looking for a Treasurer to:

•Keep a basic record of branch accounts

•Send an annual statement of accounts to Dyslexia Scotland

•Prepare an annual statement of accounts for the branch AGM

Accountancy experience is not needed for this role as tasks are relatively straightforward. As with all roles, training and support from Head Office is available and all support needed as required from branch Chair. The Treasurer does not necessarily need to have an interest or knowledge of dyslexia, although of course this would be beneficial.

The committee is informal and friendly and would very much welcome any offers of help. For further details please contact Lena Gillies (National Development Officer) at  Email: Lena@dyslexiascotland.org.uk  or tel: 01786 446650.

Card Making Group Volunteer Helpers | Access to Training and Employment

We have been running a card making group for a group of people with learning disabilities for the past 7 years.

There is a group of 6 people with learning disabilities who attend the group and there is always a great atmosphere at the group who all greatly enjoy attending.

The group meets on a Wednesday afternoon between 1.30 to 3.30pm but we are looking for folk to help between 1- 4pm to allow for preparation and clearing up. Queens Cross Church where we meet has some storage space.

We are looking for 3-5 people to be volunteers to allow for times when volunteers cannot attend, so we at least  have two volunteers involved at all times.

We are looking for volunteers who ideally have some experience of making cards or similar crafts but anyone who has an interest is welcome to apply. Your involvement would be greatly appreciated.

For more information please contact Jonathan Russell, Co – Chair at E Mail: accesstotrainingandemployment2@hotmail.co.uk  or tel.: 01224 586435.

Shelter Shop Volunteers | Shelter – George Street Shop

Shelter Scotland helps over half a million people a year struggling with bad housing or homelessness – and we campaign to prevent it in the first place. We’re here so no-one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own. The Shelter Charity Shop raises vital funds towards Shelters work offering confidential advice and support to anyone affected by homelessness/housing issues.

We are looking for volunteers to help us with aspects which can range from
-till operation, window displays, customer service (advising customers on item suitability etc.)
-we have opportunities for people who wish to volunteer helping us prepare the stock for sale e.g.: sorting, pricing and steaming away the creases!
-there are further excellent volunteer opportunities for Volunteer Supervisors if you would like to take on some extra responsibility and perform tasks such as refunds, voids and cash handling.

No experience is needed as we provide full training and good support to all volunteers. This is ongoing until you are confident in the role and you will also receive further training on any new procedures which arise.

It is an enjoyable place to volunteer where you make a real difference. It also looks very impressive on a cv.

For more details please contact: Wendy McEwan, Shop Manager on abergeorgeshop@shelter.org.uk   / tel.: 01224 639818 or pop in past the shop on 179 George Street, Aberdeen, AB25 1HX. Looking forward to meeting you.

Fundraiser Volunteers | Drinklink

Drinklink rely completely on the generosity of the community. We would love for you to help us in our efforts to make it as easy as possible for people to raise much needed funds for the cause.

 Good support is provided to all volunteers. You will also be allocated your own coordinator who can help when required.

A fantastic opportunity to volunteer with a dynamic organisation and help make a real difference for people.

For further details please contact Stacey Summers, Chairperson at E Mail: info@drinklink.org or tel: 07970316026.

Four Pillars Volunteers

Four Pillars is a Grampian only based LGBT+ Charity that looks after the community in relation to their mental, emotional, physical and sexual health.

As a volunteer you will be at the heart of this unique service that looks to work with individuals on reducing risky sexual behaviour and STI/HIV transmissions whilst protecting the whole person.

There are many different roles within Four Pillars and what kind of role you play is entirely up to you and your skills.

For more information please contact Deejay Bullock at E Mail: deejay@fourpillarsuk.org or tel.: 01224 211963.

Family Fun Supporters | Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums

We are looking for enthusiastic and friendly volunteers to help us deliver this exciting summer programme as part of a volunteer ‘team’ of Family Fun Supporters! As a volunteer you will also be there to help set up the workshop activities and then tidy up after the session finishes. Please volunteer for as many of the days/sessions as you would like or are able to manage.

As part of our summer Family Fun offer, there will be 4 artist led puppet craft activity days at Aberdeen Maritime Museum. This programme supports our Punch & Judy exhibition. There will be two free, drop-in days where participants can get creative with textile designer Elaine Grant and make a colourful array of puppets to take home. Each date will feature different craft activities, aimed at families with children aged 3-12 years.

Volunteering for the Family Fun summer 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.

For further details please contact Claire Martin, Museum Liaison Officer at email: ClMartin@aberdeencity.gov.uk  or tel.: 01224 523677. Information/you can also apply via our website at: http://www.aagm.co.uk/AboutUs/Workwithus/Volunteer-Opportunities.aspx

 *(closing date for volunteer applications is Sunday 14 July 2019).

Reception Area Volunteers | Time to Heal

The Mission of Time to Heal is to provide holistic support and, to relieve the needs of persons affected by domestic violence primarily, but not exclusively, women and children from minority ethnic groups.

 We are currently seeking volunteers to help at our Empowerment Centre in Bon Accord House, Riverside Drive, Aberdeen. Tasks include:

 ● See that the Reception area is kept tidy and looks professional at all times. ● Ensure procedures for signing in, identifying, escorting, and signing out are adhered to at all times. ● Welcome visitors in a pleasant, courteous manner ● Distribute incoming mails and deliveries to the appropriate personnel/function. ● Maintain the door entry system, ensuring there is an adequate supply of key fobs. ● Provide training on the duties and responsibilities of Reception to the appropriate personnel. ● Supervise the labelling of keys, ensuring they are stored in the Key Safe. ● Produce and maintain Operating Procedures for the Reception Rota. ● Answer calls in a timeous, courteous and effective manner.

A fantastic opportunity to help. All help is greatly appreciated. For more details please contact Abiola Crown, Manager at E Mail: abiola.crown@ttoheal.org or tel.: 07796511319.

AberNecessities | Sorting Donations Volunteers

AberNecessities is a local, non-profit charity with the aim of supporting underprivileged families in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. AberNecessities provides families with the essential items (nappies, clothing, toiletries, cots, etc.) that they need to care for their babies and children, helping alleviate the pressure of bringing up a young family with limited resources.

Working with third sector organisations and childcare professional’s disadvantaged families are identified and subsequently provided with the essentials.

Whilst we have a group of wonderful volunteers, we are always looking for more. In particular we require volunteers to help us sort the kind donations that we are receiving on a daily basis. This includes unpacking bags of clothes, toys, equipment; sorting these items; organising clothes; cleaning toys and equipment.

A fantastic opportunity – all help makes a real difference to children and families across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.

For further details please contact Michelle Herd, AberNecessities Trustee at E Mail: michelle@abernecessities.co.uk or tel: 07742 445464.