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North Ayr ‘TheGither’ is a church based project working within the area of Ayr North. We work primarily with young people and children, but also have an interest in working with adults with additional support needs, and people recovering/seeking to recover from substance misuse issues. Also, we run monthly outreach events with a particular focus on the good news of Jesus Christ. We welcome everyone regardless of how much, or how little faith they have. We exist to serve our community in a variety of practical ways and are always considering how to improve our approach. Anyone considering volunteering would require a disclosure check to be done. The project would cover the cost of this. Volunteers do not need to have a faith, but would be expected to be respectful of the beliefs held by the church. Not all our activities have a ‘religious’ theme. The music group does not. To support the coordinator with the running of the group. Duties may include: setting up/clearing up; preparing refreshments engaging with people who attend and their carers on an informal basis and assisting the musician by operating PowerPoint.
The NTS is looking for volunteers to join their Conservation Volunteer Groups based in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Perth, Aberdeen and Inverness. If you're passionate about the great outdoors and have an interest in conservation, our single day and residential weekend projects could be just what you're looking for! You'll have the opportunity to: Learn new skills such as drystone dyking, footpath maintenance and woodland management; Meet new people, enjoy fresh air and exercise, and become actively involved in conservation and the Trust; Work in beautiful gardens and stunning countryside throughout Scotland; Attend training courses and lectures to enhance your understanding of countryside skills and conservation issues.
The Prince’s Trust believes that every young person should have the chance to embrace exciting opportunities. So, we help 11 to 30 year-olds who are unemployed or struggling at school to transform their lives. We plan to help one million more young people to transform their lives over the next 10 years. We will help them develop the confidence and skills to live, to learn and to earn, giving them an increasing stake in our economy and society. The Prince’s Trust offers a wide range of opportunities for young people. This year we hope to reach more young people than ever before, and we need a strong team of skilled volunteers to make this happen. Volunteers will be involved with everything from our ‘Achieve’ offering delivery in schools, enterprise events, fundraising events and recruitment. If you have a passion for working with and inspiring young people – we want to hear from you!
Main role is to steward on New Year Day either on road closure points or assisting swimmers out of the water. There is normally a crowd of six to seven thousand People watching the event and three hundred swimmers in the water. Road closure is to ensure that no vehicles come past the road closure points except ambulance or Fire Brigade , you will be give training prior to the day on aspects of health and safety. Assisting swimmers out of the cold water you will be positioned on land at the top of a wall ladder and your role is to oversee the swimmer safely to the top verbally engaging with them to ensure they are okay. There is a briefing on the 31st December at 1pm at the Clubhouse to ensure that everyone knows their specific role and again on the day of the event. You will be given a high viz vest and you will wear a lifejacket if your duties are at the top of the ladder.
Want to get involved in helping our service develop into an independent charity? Want to make sure survivors of sexual violence in Moray get access to the support they need? We need you. The recruitment of a Board of Trustees will play a critical role in ensuring the development and future growth of the service to meet the needs of the Moray population, and to work to improve service and societal responses to survivors of sexual violence. Initially as a shadow Trustee you will be volunteers of Rape Crisis Scotland and will receive induction and ongoing training and support to enable you to undertake this role. As a Trustee you will contribute to the development of the independent SCIO charitable organisation, and then oversee the governance of the organisation including attending board meetings and the AGM. We will receive all reasonable expenses, a comprehensive training and support programme and the knowledge that you have helped to support survivors with their experiences of sexual violence as adults and/or as children. If you want to come and find out more about the project and what is involved please come along. There will be a presentation about the work we do and the role of Trustees. There will lots of opportunity for questions, as well as refreshments and an opportunity to talk informally.
To assist the Rangers in conserving, enhancing and promoting the appropriate use and enjoyment of the area. Duties include assisting with the management of key sites and promoted routes by carrying out regular checks, Practical maintenance on fences, signposts, gates and paths and Litter picking This is a rewarding opportunity for someone who enjoys working outdoors on a variety of tasks.
The Tuesday Club runs between 2-4pm on Tuesday afternoons during term times only in St Leonard's Church Hall, Dobbies Road, Bonnyrigg. It is attended by elderly folk who rarely have an opportunity to get out of their homes but who really enjoy an afternoon of simple activity and company. We gather for chat, a little bingo, afternoon tea and cakes and, on occasions, entertainment. Attendees are collected and returned home by volunteer drivers and the use of the Handicab. If you have a car and would like to help either by driving to and fro, or would simply enjoy chatting to some very interesting members, we would love to see you.
The Forres Area Credit Union are seeking an extra volunteer for their savings club at Applegrove Primary School, which runs every Wednesday morning from 10.20am during term time. The main purpose of the role is to help the P5 pupils run the club, including monitoring them when doing paperwork and/or dealing with money. Another experienced saving club volunteer will be on hand for assistance. Duties would include: - Ensuring the pupils correctly fill in the Collection Sheet of member's details and amount paid in - Monitoring the pupils when completing details in the members savings book - Ensuring the cash collected balances with the collection sheet
The Forres Area Credit Union are seeking a volunteer for their new savings club,based at Dallas Primary School. The main purpose of the role would be to help pupils run the club, including monitoring them when doing paperwork and/or dealing with money. Duties would include: - Ensuring the pupils correctly fill in the Collection Sheet of member's details and amount paid in - Monitoring the pupils when completing details in the members savings book - Ensuring the cash collected balances with the collection sheet
This peer mentor role provides mentoring support from people with experience of M.E to people living with M.E or CFS.