Kingswells Care Home Garden Volunteers

Bon Accord Care recognises the invaluable contribution that the general public: friends and relatives can provide to the care and well-being of the people we support. We encourage the involvement of individuals who wish to volunteer in a service in a voluntary capacity, whilst ensuring that the health, safety and well-being of volunteers, the people we support, staff members and visitors is maintained at all times.

Kingswells Care Home, is seeking support from volunteers or local community groups to help look after, care for and maintain our beautiful gardens. Kingswells Care Home provides support for individuals with dementia and age related conditions. Being able to use the safe garden area, or being able to look out at flowering tubs and pots and bird feeders, can greatly enhance the quality of an individual’s day.

If you are handy with potting plants, weeding borders, then we really would love to hear from you. This is a great opportunity to meet new people, help you stay active and fit.  Most importantly you will be contributing to improving the quality of daily life experienced by our service users.

*About Bon Accord Care:
Bon Accord Care is at the forefront of the continuing development of services to enable independence and reduce hospital admissions, as well as promote active ageing and well-being. Working together with our key partners, we are aligned with the Aberdeen City Health and Social Care Partnership to deliver services. Bon Accord Care work together with service users, partners, employees and volunteers to support our communities and create meaningful relationships with those around us. We deliver a range of services that are aimed at prevention, maximising independence, and enhancing wellbeing. Our focus from the outset is to get to know individual preferences, wants, history and lifestyle to ensure that each person receives a service that is unique to them. Our range of services cover: care at home, housing support, residential care homes, rehabilitation, re-ablement, occupational therapy, SVQs through learning and development, community equipment, telecare, day care, responder, respite and community meals.

For further details please contact Julie Suttar, Engagement & Liaison Lead at E-Mail: BACVolunteering@bonaccordcare.org or tel.: 01224 570400.

Street Friends Helping the Homeless

Street Friends Helping the Homeless Aberdeen is working towards a brighter future for homeless people, vulnerable and people in poverty.

With dignity Street Friends Helping the Homeless offer fresh chilled sandwiches and desserts as meals, food parcels for a few days, clothing, pet food, toiletries/condoms/sanitary products to those most in need as a result of homeless, poverty or vulnerable. We have established links with specialist services. When we befriend, we keep a note anonymously, on how people are doing, if they are in danger/emergency they are given immediate help. If they wish to progress we can use the referrals to get people to the correct professional service.

We offer kindness, empathy, friendship and safe choices if people wish to pursue them.

We have a full volunteer pathway with training opportunities and all help makes a real difference and is always greatly appreciated. For more information about volunteering with Street Friends Helping the Homeless please contact Sam Raion, Communications Secretary at email admin@streetfriendshelpingthehomeless.com

Balnagask House Residential Care Home Opportunities: Administrative / Office Work; Befriending / Mentoring; Care / Support worker; Practical /DIY; Supporting with activities such as crafts/baking and gentle walks and exercise

Bon Accord Care recognises the invaluable contribution that the general public: friends and relatives can provide to the care and well-being of the people we support. We will encourage the involvement of individuals who wish to volunteer in a service in a voluntary capacity, whilst ensuring that the health, safety and well-being of volunteers, the people we support, staff members and visitors is maintained at all times.

We are looking for kind, caring individuals to support our front-line staff and services, making a positive difference to the day to day life experience of our service users. Current opportunities include, Befriending where we will link you with a service user, to chat to over a cuppa, reminisce about old Aberdeen, read a paper with, chat about your favourite TV soap, go for a local walk etc.  Supporting with mealtimes and serving Teas & Coffees, helping in our busy laundry, supporting group activities such as crafts and light exercise. In addition, there is an opportunity to support the reception area, and meet and greet visitors and finally someone with some practical DIY experience to help keep our small patio area and car park clean and tidy.  

Get involved with Bon Accord Care. A chance to make a difference, help others, make new friends, gain work experience and more! Excellent support and relevant training are provided to all volunteers. A fantastic opportunity to help make a real difference-all volunteers are greatly appreciated.

>About Bon Accord Care

Bon Accord Care is at the forefront of the continuing development of services to enable independence and reduce hospital admissions, as well as promote active ageing and well-being. Working together with our key partners, we are aligned with the Aberdeen City Health and Social Care Partnership to deliver services. Bon Accord Care work together with service users, partners, employees and volunteers to support our communities and create meaningful relationships with those around us. We deliver a range of services that are aimed at prevention, maximising independence, and enhancing wellbeing. Our focus from the outset is to get to know individual preferences, wants, history and lifestyle to ensure that each person receives a service that is unique to them. Our range of services cover: care at home, housing support, residential care homes, rehabilitation, re-ablement, occupational therapy, SVQs through learning and development, community equipment, telecare, day care, responder, respite and community meals.

For further details please contact  Julie Suttar,  Engagement & Liaison Lead at E-Mail: BACVolunteering@bonaccordcare.org or tel.: 01224 570400.

Bon Accord Care None Residential Services SOUTH Opportunities: Befriending / Mentoring; Care / Support Volunteers; Practical /DIY; Supporting with activities such as crafts/baking and gentle walks and exercise

Bon Accord Care recognises the invaluable contribution that the general public: friends and relatives can provide to the care and well-being of the people we support. We will encourage the involvement of individuals who wish to volunteer in a service in a voluntary capacity, whilst ensuring that the health, safety and well-being of volunteers, the people we support, staff members and visitors is maintained at all times.

We are looking for kind, caring individuals to support our front-line staff and services, making a positive difference to the day to day life experience of our service users. Current opportunities include, Befriending where we will link you with a service user, to chat to over a cuppa, reminisce about old Aberdeen, read a paper with, chat about your favourite TV soap, go for a local walk etc.  Supporting with mealtimes and serving Teas & Coffees, helping in our Service User with laundry, and shopping, supporting group activities such as crafts and light exercise. In addition, we are seeking volunteers with some practical DIY experience to help keep our outdoor communal areas and car parks clean and tidy.  

Get involved with Bon Accord Care. A chance to make a difference, help others, make new friends, gain work experience and more! Excellent support and relevant training are provided to all volunteers. A fantastic opportunity to help make a real difference-all volunteers are greatly appreciated.

>About Bon Accord Care

Bon Accord Care is at the forefront of the continuing development of services to enable independence and reduce hospital admissions, as well as promote active ageing and well-being. Working together with our key partners, we are aligned with the Aberdeen City Health and Social Care Partnership to deliver services. Bon Accord Care work together with service users, partners, employees and volunteers to support our communities and create meaningful relationships with those around us. We deliver a range of services that are aimed at prevention, maximising independence, and enhancing wellbeing. Our focus from the outset is to get to know individual preferences, wants, history and lifestyle to ensure that each person receives a service that is unique to them. Our range of services cover: care at home, housing support, residential care homes, rehabilitation, re-ablement, occupational therapy, SVQs through learning and development, community equipment, telecare, day care, responder, respite and community meals.

For further details please contact  Julie Suttar,  Engagement & Liaison Lead at E-Mail: BACVolunteering@bonaccordcare.org or tel.: 01224 570400.

Charity Secretary – Drinklink

Drinklink believe that no one life should be negatively affected by someone else’s drinking.

Our aim is to link people affected by someone else’s drinking, we know the impact of this can be wide reaching so we work to provide signposting to support, and services to facilitate education and recovery.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who wants to make a difference and join a passionate organisation supporting us from the core.

We are currently looking for Charity Secretary to join us on a voluntary basis, the role will sit on the Board of Trustees and hold legal responsibility for the charity.

The accountabilities if the role include:

*Administration and compliance.

*Preparing for board meetings.

*Taking meeting minutes.

*Helping arrange meetings.

A great opportunity to help and make a difference. For more details please contact Keith Davidson (Chairperson) at email: keith.davidson@drinklink.org

Street Friends Helping the Homeless Aberdeen Volunteers

Street Friends Helping the Homeless Aberdeen is working towards a brighter future for homeless people, vulnerable and people in poverty.

Here at Street Friends, we know that sometimes all it takes to change the world is a little support. Volunteering is one of the simplest ways to help out our cause. We believe the best way for our initiatives to be successful is for the community to actively get involved. We have registered with ACVO/Volunteer Aberdeen and Aberdeen City Council, plus are insured for our volunteering operations.

People can help volunteering in aspects such as checking, sorting and packing food donations, as a volunteer driver, outreach volunteers at our stalls distributing food to people who are homeless and providing much needed support. All help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated.

If you want to help or for more details please contact us at email: admin@streetfriendshelpingthehomeless.com or visit our website at https://www.streetfriendshelpingthehomeless.com

CFINE: Community Food Initiative North East are recruiting volunteer drivers and electric cargo bike riders to help distribute emergency food provisions to vulnerable people:

CFINE – Community Food Initiative North East improves health and well-being and the environment, tackles poverty and builds resilience through a range of support and services for and with disadvantaged, vulnerable, low-income individuals, families and communities across Aberdeen and North East Scotland.

CFINE are recruiting volunteer drivers and electric cargo bike riders to help distribute emergency food provisions to vulnerable people. 

If you have your own vehicle or are a confident enough cyclist to handle an electric cargo bike, and are interested in volunteering to fight food poverty in the North East we would be delighted to hear from you – all help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated. Please contact Louise Farmer at  email LFarmer@cfine.org   

Wellbeing Scotland: Telephone Befrienders (Aberdeen & Grampian area)

*Do you or anyone you know have a few hours a week to spare to be listening ear to someone who is currently needing a friendly chat?*

Wellbeing Scotland is a voluntary organisation with services across Scotland.  We provide a wide range of holistic services for individuals and families whose life experiences have impacted negatively on their wellbeing. Since 1994 we have offered client centred, holistic, trauma informed therapeutic services and have specialised in abuse and trauma work. We work with both children and adults. 

Due to the Covid 19 crisis our services have never been more needed, and we are currently in urgent need of Volunteer Befrienders in all areas.  

Do you or anyone you know have a few hours a week to spare to be listening ear to someone who is currently needing a friendly chat?  At this time, our befrienders will work remotely by telephone or video calling.  No experience necessary (although being a good listener would be an advantage) as training will be provided to help you with this role, and you will be appointed a supervisor for ongoing support. All equipment will also be provided and any expenses for out of pocket costs will be reimbursed. 

Please contact Lorna on 07806444390 or Lorna@wellbeingscotland.org for further info or to request an application pack. 

Helpline Volunteer – Cruse Scotland

Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland is seeking to recruit enthusiastic and compassionate volunteers to answer telephone calls to our National Helpline.

Applicants should have excellent listening skills and the ability to put people at ease on the telephone. They should be able to keep a level head when dealing with distressing, angry or difficult calls. Full training is given for this role, through our 5-day helpline training course (which is delivered remotely via zoom). No previous counselling qualifications are required to undertake this training, however applicants who have such previous training will be able to put their skills to good use.

Please contact us for a recruitment pack – email training@crusescotland.org.uk or phone 01738 444178

Calling all Gaelic Speakers, Tutors and Enthusiasts!

Lingo Flamingo are a vibrant social enterprise with a mission to share the joys of language learning far and wide. We offer engaging, light-hearted and interactive language classes to older adults in various locations across Scotland. All of what we do is inspired by research which shows that learning a language at any age can help slow cognitive decline. We believe wholeheartedly that it is never too late to learn!

For our latest project, we are teaching Scottish Gaelic in day centres and care homes in Scotland. We are looking for individuals with Gaelic language skills to help with the various stages of this exciting new project!

We are initially looking for individuals with interest in translation and/or tutoring to translate our pre-existing workbooks into Gaelic. This would be done remotely, and would require applicants to have access to emails. A personal computer is desirable but not essential, as we would be able to provide a computer on loan. The translating role has a time commitment of around 1 hour a week over a 2 month period. Experience of translation work is not essential, and volunteers will be supported throughout by Lingo Flamingo’s Learning Manager.

As part of the second stage of the project, we are looking for people to teach small groups of adults using the newly designed workbooks. Teaching experience is helpful, but not essential, as we will provide comprehensive online teacher training. The tutoring time will require a time commitment of 1-2 hours per week, but with lots of flexibility according to your needs.

Individuals are welcome to help with both roles outlined above, or whichever best suits their interests. We will provide training on our teaching methods and practices, as well as ongoing support and mentoring for both roles.

If you have teaching experience, or experience translating and creating teaching resources, feel free to get in touch via our website at https://www.lingoflamingo.co.uk/contact or directly on email: info@lingoflamingo.co.uk

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!