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Girlguiding has been at the heart of Westerton District for 75 years. We urgently need new leaders for Brownies and Guides. Be an inspiring role model to girls and young women; help to grow their confidence and develop their voice while having fun and adventure. When you volunteer you’ll have fun, get messy, meet new people and make happy memories. Weekly meetings are at the heart of Girlguiding. As unit leader, you'll plan and deliver activities for the Girlguiding Programme from a range of themed resources. You'll have support throughout and training on everything from planning your programme to child safety.
Have you ever wanted to volunteer all to do within the concept of Football? Well look no further! Street Soccer Scotland is currently looking for volunteers to join their team. No two days the same, working alongside our players developing them personally and mentally. The role includes working with coaches and players pitch side, monitoring games, inputting data, building relationships with partner organisations. We work with all ages from 10 years old all the way to past retirement . We currently run in Aberdeen: Walking Football, Kids 10-13 Year olds, Street 45 (Women's Programme) and Adult Sessions. Opportunities are available Monday to Friday - Please get in touch with Peter Wood, Programme Co-ordinator at email: peter@streetsoccerscotland.org or telephone: 07487603708, if you would like to know more.
Why we want you The charity has around 100 branches, all run by volunteers, who provide local support to autistic people and their families. Every branch is different and so are the activities they provide – they may run parent support groups, adult social groups, children’s activities, conferences or focus on providing information or campaigning. However, no matter how big or small, all branches are hugely valued by the people in their local area. Branches are run entirely by volunteers with advice and support from the national charity. The Branch Treasurer role is vital to the running of the branch as they look after all the finances. Without these roles, we would not have as many branches as we do. What you will be doing Monitoring the bank account with the Branch Chair Complying with all financial procedures. Maintaining accurate records of money coming in (income) and money going out (expenditure) for the branch. A form (B1) with this information has to be sent to the Branch Finance and Admin Officer once a month with copies of supporting documentation. Ensuring all expenditure is properly authorised. This means checking who the money is being paid to, why it is being paid, and that the Branch Chair is aware of it. Ensuring the bank account does not go overdrawn. This means regularly checking the amount of money in the bank account and being aware if too much money is being spent and not enough is coming in. If the bank account is overdrawn, the Branch may have to pay a financial penalty. Maintaining accurate records for restricted funds (money that has to be used for a specific purpose). Managing and looking after the petty cash if it is required. This is a maximum of £50. Cash records of all money coming in and going out need to be maintained and the cash float needs to be secure. Attend branch committee meetings The skills you need Confident in editing information to a suitable format which is clear and concise. Good understanding of money, bank accounts, and how to manage finances. Able to manage time and deadlines to ensure financial records are regularly completed. Can write clearly and accurately. Confident in communicating with individuals or organisations by phone or email. Confident in using a computer. Can complete spreadsheets/basic financial records accurately and clearly. No previous history of bankruptcy. Satisfactory references. What's in it for you Improve support to autistic people and their families in your local area. Build up an understanding of autism by volunteering with autistic people. Access free training and learn new skills. Meet new people. A worthwhile achievement to add to your CV. Having fun whilst carrying out a valuable role. Volunteering can keep you mentally stimulated and provide you with a sense of purpose. This is a rewarding and fulfilling opportunity and will allow you to make a difference to those you are supporting and their families. How you’ll hear about your application Once you’ve applied, you’ll receive notifications to the email address you apply with. Sometimes the emails we send about your application go into junk folders. We will keep in touch with you through an email address ending in @NAS.goassemble.com, do check your junk folder for confirmation of your application and other messages from us. When and where Flexibility on days and the amount of time committed to the role. The majority of branch treasurers give around an hour a week but it depends how active the branch is. Home based (plus travel to branch committee meetings) Support Designated Senior Branch Engagement Officer to answer any queries and provide support. Written guidance on a range of branch communications. You must complete any requested eLearning modules before you start volunteering. Your Senior Branch Engagement Officer will explain what you need to complete. Insurance cover for all branch activities. Agreed expenses reimbursed for attendance at any event organised by the branch support team
Moray School Bank are looking to expand our team of volunteers! As part of our new project, ‘It Takes a Village’ (ITAV) we aim to improve and build community connections across Moray. Alongside our school uniform referral programme and other existing services, we will be looking into ways of promoting recycling of school uniform and other clothing items to reduce waste and ease financial costs for all families. For us to be able to achieve our aims, It Takes A Volunteer! We have a host of roles and opportunities to suit all types of volunteers and there is the flexibility and options of booking 2-hour slots (an ideal taster session!), volunteering from your own home or come and join a community group! If you are enthusiastic and willing to learn new things, full training and support to develop new skills will be provided and if you already experienced, we would love to have your skills to share. Current roles include; Donation Processing volunteers, Winter Campaign volunteers, Events & Fundraising, Social Media volunteers, Youth Volunteer Team, Community Garden volunteers and Mini-Bus drivers. If you would like any further information on any of the roles or would like to book a session, this can be done via our website www.morayschoolbank.org or by emailing our Volunteer Coordinator, Moyra Younie moyra@morayschoolbank.org
Here's an admin support, front-desk role, with a great organisation and supportive team! Volunteer receptionists will help take enquiries over the phone and during a walk-in/drop-in session which would require booking and taking appointments, signing in people, and doing a bit of signposting too. Potential volunteers who like multi-tasking, who have good communication skills and solid IT skills are very welcome to pop by for a visit first to see if this is something they'd like to like to try. Full training will be given, transport expenses paid at the rate of 45p per mile to and from the office. The role is open to people aged 16 plus.
As a volunteer room guide you'll be interacting with international visitors of Gladstone's Land directly, telling them of the property's fascinating history and helping them gain insight into what life was like on Edinburgh's Lawnmarket throughout the last 400 years. We also offer additional research or guiding opportunities, if requested.
Provan Hall Community Management Trust is looking for volunteers to give guided tours of Provan Hall, a late medieval building that has recently undergone a £2m restoration. These guided walks are offered to the public, schools, and private groups, usually on weekends. These tours these generate income to support the running of Provan Hall. The walks aim to provide engaging, accessible, well-researched information, that teaches people about the history of Provan Hall. The Trust aims to support volunteers to gain new skills, knowledge, experience running tours, and meet new people. The role is flexible. The Trust provide training, a script, and cover reasonable volunteer travel expenses. Main tasks: • Learn the script about the history of Provan Hall (you’re welcome to contribute research, but this is not expected) • Share information with the public (and potentially schools and private groups) about the history of Provan Hall. Each guided walk will have a maximum of 15-20 people. • Become familiar with the tour routes and highlights. • Speak loud enough to ensure that all participants can hear. • Keep the group safe and not loose anyone • Keep track of tour groups through sign in sheets and feedback forms. • Support new volunteer tour guides and share knowledge and experience with them. If you are interested please click the ‘Apply’ button below (available when logged in and registered). You will then be contacted by the coordinator by email or phone call. If you have not heard back after 5 working days, the first step is to contact the organisation with the contact details provided. You could also check your junk/spam folder on your emails just in case the response is there. If that doesn’t work out then please feel free to contact Volunteer Glasgow on info@volunteerglasgow.org
Provan Hall Community Management Trust is looking for volunteers to engage local communities with the work of Provan Hall, a late medieval building that has recently undergone a £2m restoration. This outreach will involve speaking with the public and schools and aims to generate interest in Provan Hall. The volunteer will advocate for the Trust and provide engaging, accessible, well-researched information, that informs people about how they can get involved in activities or as visitors to Provan Hall. The Trust aims to support volunteers to gain new skills, knowledge, experience, and to meet new people. The role is flexible. The Trust provide training and covers reasonable volunteer travel expenses. Main Tasks: • Learn about Provan hall’s history and current aims • Share information with the public (and potentially schools) about how they can get involved in activities, volunteering, events or visiting Provan Hall. • Engage with communities in a friendly, open manner • Follow the Trust’s Safeguarding and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policies • Represent the Trust to stakeholders • Advocate for the Trust and Provan Hall’s services and activities • Support new outreach volunteers and share knowledge and experience with them. If you are interested please click the ‘Apply’ button below (available when logged in and registered). You will then be contacted by the coordinator by email or phone call. If you have not heard back after 5 working days, the first step is to contact the organisation with the contact details provided. You could also check your junk/spam folder on your emails just in case the response is there. If that doesn’t work out then please feel free to contact Volunteer Glasgow on info@volunteerglasgow.org
Provan Hall Community Management Trust is looking for volunteers to research the history of Provan Hall, a late medieval building that has recently undergone a £2m restoration, and the local Easterhouse area. This research may be used in heritage publications (print, digital, leaflets, guidebooks etc.), tour guide scripts, and/or for exhibitions, activities and promotion of Provan Hall. This research aims to provide engaging, accessible, accurate interpretation that informs the public, schools and private groups about the history of Provan Hall. The Trust aims to support volunteers to gain new skills, knowledge, experience, and meet new people. The role is flexible. The Trust provide training and cover reasonable volunteer travel expenses. Main Tasks: Can include one or more of the following depending on volunteer interest and availability: • Research the history of Provan Hall and the surrounding area • Pull together accurate information from research resources into a manageable form • Keep track of sources for information and images • Keep track of copyright regarding images And/or • Prepare tour guide script material • Prepare material for digital publication • Prepare print publication material • Prepare material that could be put to a range of uses including for activities, promotion etc. If you are interested please click the ‘Apply’ button below (available when logged in and registered). You will then be contacted by the coordinator by email or phone call. If you have not heard back after 5 working days, the first step is to contact the organisation with the contact details provided. You could also check your junk/spam folder on your emails just in case the response is there. If that doesn’t work out then please feel free to contact Volunteer Glasgow on info@volunteerglasgow.org
Provan Hall Community Management Trust is looking for volunteers to support our exhibitions programme at Provan Hall, a late medieval building that has recently undergone a £2m restoration. We aim to have a new exhibition every 3 months and need support. This could involve preparing interpretation panels, images, setting up and taking down exhibitions. Exhibitions will be open to the public and aim to engage the public with the history of Provan Hall and the wider area. The Trust aims to support volunteers to gain new skills, knowledge, experience, and meet new people. The role is flexible. The Trust provide training, a script, and cover reasonable volunteer travel expenses The role can include one or more of the following, and you can decide your responsibilities in discussion with the Volunteer Coordinator • Researching exhibition topics and/or drawing on existing research • Preparing short, written interpretation for heritage panels in simple, accessible, family friendly language • Identifying images (ideally high resolution and not under copyright) for exhibitions • Taking photographs for exhibitions • Helping set up / take down exhibitions If you are interested please click the ‘Apply’ button below (available when logged in and registered). You will then be contacted by the coordinator by email or phone call. If you have not heard back after 5 working days, the first step is to contact the organisation with the contact details provided. You could also check your junk/spam folder on your emails just in case the response is there. If that doesn’t work out then please feel free to contact Volunteer Glasgow on info@volunteerglasgow.org