Befriender Volunteers | Inspire

Inspire empowers the people we support to make life choices. We have great opportunities for people to assist as Befrienders.

Befriender Volunteers allow individuals supported by Inspire to have regular contact with a volunteer who shares their interests and with whom they can carry out activities, such as going for coffee, going to the cinema or even going with to the football.

A befriender is someone who will make a regular commitment to an individual supported by Inspire, to come with them to events or do activities and also be there to listen and talk with and share experiences.

This is a great, enjoyable opportunity where you will make a vital contribution to the work of Inspire and the people we support in the North-east of Scotland and be part of a friendly and supportive team. For more details please contact: Volunteer Co-ordinator tel: 01224 280005 / volunteering@inspiremail.org.uk 

Shelter – Volunteer Leaders

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 currently have important and exciting opportunities for volunteer leaders. The role will provide support to the shop manager and provide volunteer leadership.

The role will include aspects such as opening the shop, till procedures including refunds and voids, sorting donations, preparing items for sale, stock replenishment, displays, some computer work, gift aid process and cashing up.

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, is an excellent opportunity to gain positive and valuable experience in retail while supporting the vital work of Shelter. All help is greatly appreciated.

For more details about this or other volunteer opportunities with us 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.

Grampian Womens Aid | Board Members

Grampian Women’s Aid Board of Trustees is responsible for setting the strategic direction, ensuring that the charity complies with all its legal and regulatory requirements and that the charity’s governance is of the highest possible standard. The diversity of the Board is currently reflected with representation from all sectors including voluntary management, legal, HR and equality and diversity professionals.

We would like to increase our board membership to women from all sectors and professions.  An interest in the Women’s Aid movement and a commitment to our ethos is essential.

Excellent support is provided to all Board Members. Induction will include visits to refuge locations, meet with staff members, induction training with Scottish Womens Aid, Dynamics of Domestic Abuse training, and meet with the auditors.  Ongoing training and support will be offered.

Women only need apply.  This post is covered by a Genuine Occupational Requirement (Schedule 9; Equality Act 2010).

See website: www.grampianwomensaid.com and for more information please contact Alison Hay,

Manager at E Mail: alison.hay@grampianwomensaid.com   / Tel No: 01224 593381.