Marie Curie Collection Box Coordinators

Our 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.

We 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.

A fantastic opportunity to help in the vital services that Marie Curie provide. For more information please contact Sue Walsh, Community Fundraise at E Mail: susan.walsh@mariecurie.org.uk  or tel.: 01224 284382/07798 638152.

Social Media Adviser | Disabled Persons Housing Service

An 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 on CV.

>Public benefit – making the public and potential service users aware of the charity and informing them of what the charity does.

The charity was established in 2004 and has gone from strength to strength ever since.

We 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.

For more information please contact Anne Findlay, Board Member at E Mail: info@dphsaberdeen.org  / Tel No: 07984219950.

Food & Fun Volunteers | Aberdeen City Council Food & Fun Programme

Food 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.

For 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.

The 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.

When 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.

Many participants obtain great life skills which has assisted them in securing other opportunities as well as the personal development and satisfaction that this also brings.

All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated. To volunteer / for more information please contact Martin Smith, Locality Inclusion Manager at E Mail: martinsmith@aberdeencity.gov.uk or Tel.: 01224 788538.

Shop Assistants | CLAN Cancer Support Aberdeen Rosemount Store

CLAN Cancer Support provides emotional and practical support to people affected by cancer, their family, carers and friends.

Volunteers 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.

A 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 difference.

For more information please contact Colin Tough, CLAN Cancer Support Regional Retail Manager at Email: colin.tough@clanhouse.org  / tel: 01224 647000 (switchboard) / Mob: 07394 564374 or apply online via our website at: https://www.clanhouse.org/volunteering/shops/

Marketing Managers, Fundraisers, Secretary and Event-Coordinator Opportunities | Orthodox Research Institute of St. John Chrysostom SCIO

Great 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!

We need your help in:

  • Maintaining effective internal communications within the organization.
  • Coordinating events.
  • Planning and implementing promotional campaigns.
  • Overseeing the social media strategy.
  • Fundraising.

A fantastic opportunity to assist a brilliant group/charity. All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated.

For more details please contact Dr. Olga Sevastyanova, Chairperson at email connect@orthodoxresearchgroup.com  or tel.: 07884971624.

Befriender Volunteers | Aberdeen Linking Lives

Aberdeen Linking Lives is a befriending service generally aimed at the elderly who find themselves requiring some extra friendship and support.

We match volunteers with older people who would like to see a friendly volunteer visitor on a regular basis for around one hour. Aberdeen Linking Lives relies on volunteers to deliver our service. Volunteers do not need any special skills as they receive full training, support and advice for their role. They also provide references and receive the necessary criminal record checks (PVG) prior to beginning visits (there is no cost for PVG checks for volunteers).

If you would like to volunteer, please give us a call or email us for more information:  E Mail: aberdeen@linkinglives.uk  tel.:  Shola, Aberdeen Linking Lives Coordinator on 07425622600.

All help makes a difference to the lives of older people in Aberdeen and is greatly appreciated.

Step Out for Stroke Aberdeen Event Volunteers | Stroke Association

Fancy volunteering for the day at the Step Out for Stroke event on Sunday 1st September at the Duthie Park?

Step Out for Stroke is the perfect opportunity for stroke survivors, friends and families to take part in a walk together and we are looking for volunteers/marshals for the event.

A fantastic opportunity to help and be part of this exciting, major event, while helping the vital work of the Stroke Association.

Find out more at: https://www.stroke.org.uk/events/sporting-fundraising/step-out-stroke-aberdeen-2019  or email Andrea Watt at: andrea.watt@stroke.org.uk

My Guide Volunteers | Guide Dogs for the Blind Association

My Guide volunteers help people who are blind or partially sighted get out and about in their local community. Our My Guide service trains and supports volunteers to act as sighted guides, and allows them to make a real difference in the lives of local people.

My Guide partners take part in social and leisure activities, such as walking, shopping, football and visiting local coffee shops. You can support your My Guide partner by increasing their fitness and confidence through regular outings. As a My Guide volunteer, you can:

 -Make new friends;

 -Learn new skills to enhance your CV, including training endorsed by VISION 2020;

 -Help people with sight loss get out of their homes and back into the community.

My Guide volunteers generally give at least 2-3 hours of their time each week to this unique and interesting role.

For more information please contact: Georgia Sinclair, My Guide Volunteering Manager (East of Scotland) at  e-mail: georgia.sinclair@guidedogs.org.uk / Tel: 0345 143 0203.

Emergency Response Volunteers | British Red Cross

Fantastic Opportunity to Join the British Red Cross Team of Emergency Response Volunteers

>About the role:

As an Emergency Response volunteer, you may be providing much needed practical and emotional support to individuals, as part of a team, in support of category 1 and 2 responders and other agencies following an emergency or major incident. In addition, you could provide “behind the scenes” support to the response.

>About the team:

The British Red Cross responds to hundreds of UK emergencies every year – from major floods to house fires and transport accidents. Our trained volunteers are always available to help, working closely with the emergency services, local authorities and other agencies to support their work responding to crises.

>About the person:

We keep the service users at the heart of all we do working to understand their needs and the difference we make. As well as good interpersonal, diplomacy, communication and teamwork skills, we are looking for people who have, or are willing to undertake further training, particularly any technical requirements.  To volunteer for the Emergency Response role you must be aged 18+. However, we greatly value the skills, energy and enthusiasm that young people bring to the Red Cross and (subject to a risk assessment, safeguarding requirements and parental consent)  people aged 15-17 years can be involved in a variety of activities such as promoting the service, supporting service volunteers and undertaking training.

For further details and to apply to volunteer with us please visit our online recruitment page at: https://jobs.redcross.org.uk/tlive1_webrecruitment/wrd/run/ETREC107GF.open?VACANCY_ID=932716QAy9&WVID=772610007l&LANG=USA

If you have any questions or require more details please contact Mark Law, Emergency Response Officer at email marklaw@redcross.org.uk  or tel.: 07543220117.

Group Assistants / Library Helpers | PEEP Baby and Toddler Groups

Peep is looking for caring and enthusiastic volunteers who would like to help at our baby and toddler groups throughout the city. We offer free groups that promote attachment based activities (i.e. singing, book sharing, different types of play) to parents and carers in Aberdeen. Our groups are very popular with most having a waitlist, but as a small team we can only offer so many sessions. We’re initially looking for volunteers to help us at the groups but there is a potential for volunteers to receive training to eventually deliver their own Peep groups.

If singing and playing with small children isn’t for you, we’re also looking for volunteers to help us with our resource library. Our library has approximately 5000 items and it is a job in itself to keep it up to date. Our library needs someone who can help us clean, sort, repair, and develop new resources that can be used at groups. Although not essential, we appreciate volunteers who can and are willing to sew and be crafty!

For further details please contact Natasha Martens, Peep Coordinator at E Mail: nmartens@aberdeencity.gov.uk or tel.: 01224 248389.