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  • Girlguiding Glasgow logo

    Girlguiding Volunteer

    Girlguiding Glasgow

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Girlguiding Glasgow are looking for women passionate about helping girls to reach their potential while learning new skills, making friends and giving something back to their community.We are looking for volunteers to help run meetings, events and activities for girls who are members of either the Rainbows (age 5-7), Brownies (age 7-10), Guides (age 10-14) or Rangers (age 14-18). You'll have the chance to take part in free training on topics such as first aid, safeguarding and leadership as well as gaining many transferable skills. By supporting Girlguiding Glasgow you will make a real difference to the lives of girls and young women in your area while having great fun.

    • TypeYoung People
    • Leadership
    • Administration
  • YoungScot logo

    Board Member

    YoungScot

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date. Closing date for applications is 14 Aug.

    Do you want to impact the lives of young people in Scotland positively? If so, we're looking for enthusiastic people from various backgrounds with varying skills and experiences to join our Board.

    Our Board members help us support young people to thrive and make the most of their lives as they grow up. They are responsible for governing how we operate, supporting us in shaping our strategic vision and helping us to grow our impact

    We’re looking for two new Board members to build upon the strong skills of our current Board. Key skills and experience we’re looking for include:

    • Experience in the commercial/business sector
    • Currently a Modern Apprentice or recently entered the job market after secondary school
    • Knowledge of the challenges and/or lived experience in relation to eradicating child poverty

    Joining us is a great way to support young people in Scotland and a chance to develop personally and professionally. You'll join an inclusive, friendly and passionate group who are fully committed to our cause.

    Our staff team and Board must have perspectives that represent the young people we serve. Therefore, we are more interested in your viewpoints and skills than your years of experience. We particularly welcome applications from those who are historically under-represented due to age, socio-economic background, disability, ethnicity, faith or belief, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, education, or caring responsibilities. You can read more about our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and our Anti-Racism work here.

    Click here to find out more about our current Board.

    Your commitment:

    • The role is unpaid, and we cover travel expenses when we meet face-to-face.
    • The role includes three board meetings a year (hybrid) in June, October and March – and a full strategy/planning day (in-person) in December. You will also participate in our annual risk register meeting. You can also volunteer to join a sub-committee role.
    • You’ll review board papers and other materials before meetings.

     

    What you'll be doing:

    • Supporting us in creating a clear and ambitious vision
    • Setting our strategic direction and ensuring we are bold in our ambitions
    • Providing advice, guidance and support to our CEO and executive team
    • Making strategic connections via your wider networks
    • Ensuring our financial stability, sustainability and growth
    • Ensuring we comply with our statutory obligations
    • Approving our operating policies and financial controls
    • Reviewing and updating our Memorandum and Articles of Association
    • Approving appointments to our Board and appointing our Company Secretary

     

    Great Board members have a mix of these skills and experiences:

    • A commitment to our vision, mission and values
    • Able to relate to and support the diverse experiences of young people from various backgrounds and communities
    • Able to think creatively and successfully challenge others constructively and respectfully
    • Understand the legal duties, responsibilities and liabilities of being a Board member
    • Thrives at working with others to find the best possible solutions
    • An open approach and commitment to the core principles of public service

     

    Important information:

    The closing date for applications is 14 August 2024.

    Interviews are taking place on 2 October 2024, and we will send you the interview questions in advance.

    Click 'apply' to find out more!

    • TypeTrustee / Board, Young People
    • Leadership
    • Professional
    • Personal Development
  • MerryGo Round logo

    Social Media Volunteer

    MerryGo Round

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    To help provide content for Merry-Go-Round's popular social media platforms - TikTok, Instagram and Facebook. This will give you first hand experience of working within a third sector organisation creating content for our audience. A great way to kick start a career in social media - and showcase your creative flair to the world! Help us get the message of sustainability to a wider audience and encourage people to shop secondhand.

    Merry-go-round Glasgow is a social enterprise and charity in the Southside. We support local families with high quality, low cost children’s goods, and through inclusive events and workshops. We have a boutique style shop in Strathbungo selling everything baby. We run an events programme, and we work with over 140 agencies across the city to provide free packs of goods to families in need.

    What the role offers you:

    • Direct experience of working within a local Third Sector organisation

    • Develop your professional skills

    • Work alongside our community outreach/social media team

    • Make and build relationships with local businesses through corporate volunteering

    • Enhance your social media portfolio

    • Grow your confidence, meet new people - become part of our team!

    • Merry-Go-Round team benefits - 30% off purchases, volunteering social events and ongoing training opportunities

    • Chance to improve your writing, IT and language skills

    • You will be joining a community of like-minded volunteers

    • Travel expenses can be reimbursed

    • A great sense of wellbeing for doing your bit to help slow down climate change!

    • References can be provided to future employers

    • We can be flexible around your education, family, work, or health

    • TypeChildren, Environmental, Marketing Media, Social Enterprise / Community Interest Company
    • Administration
    • Retail
    • Professional
    • Personal Development
  • Strathclyde Students' Union logo

    Welcome Team

    Strathclyde Students' Union

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    The Welcome Team is made up of a diverse group of current students from all faculties and years who encourage new and returning students to get involved with Freshers' Week. This amazing Team is responsible for setting up fairs, distributing essential information, offering campus tours and making Strath as welcoming as possible. Volunteers will need to have basic knowledge of the University and be approachable, friendly and enthusiastic.

    Welcome Team is back for another year of providing a warm welcome to new students joining us in September 2024.

    As a Welcome Team volunteer, you will have the chance to make a real impact on the experience of new students from diverse backgrounds. You will receive training and have the chance to be part of a wonderful team of fellow students, expanding your network and gaining new skills along the way. 

    In addition to helping students move in, handing out goody bags, answering questions and supporting events, you might be helping us brainstorm ways to engage with new students, setting up and encouraging participation in fairs, leading Union and Campus Tours and above all else just having lots of fun and making new friends.

    Your volunteering will be fully flexible to fit around your studies, work and other commitments - you can take part in as many or few volunteering shifts as you are able to! Fresher's week is taking place 13th – 22nd September. We do ask that you make a minimum commitment of 4 hours per week (one event or shift at halls of residence). You will always be volunteering with at least one other person and as always, we provide you with a team uniform (the iconic pink T-shirts)!

    All you need to take part is enthusiasm for helping new students. If that's you, register your interest now!

    • TypeMarketing Media, On-Campus, Student Community, Other
    • Leadership
    • Professional
    • Personal Development
  • Glasgow Life logo

    Macmillan Cancer Information and Support

    Glasgow Life

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Glasgow Life are looking for caring individuals who have a few hours a week volunteer supporting people affected by cancer.Our volunteers provide a listening ear, emotional support, information and signposting to other local services.

    Glasgow Life are currently looking for volunteers who would be able can volunteer and provide a listening ear, emotional support, information and signposting to other local services.to cover a few of our venues, some of the main activities included in the volunteer role would be:

    • Setting up and closing down the service.
    • Meeting and greeting people, providing a warm and friendly welcome to the Macmillan service within the library.
    • Providing a listening ear and emotional support to anyone accessing the service.
    • Making direct referrals to the appropriate supprot services when required.

    No personal experience of cancer is necessary for the role.  We are looking for volunteers who have an open and friendly manner, are non-judgemental with good communication and listening skille.  Most important is a willingness to leaf and desirue to support others

    We will train and support you every step of the way in your roe!  Most volunteers cover 2-3 sessions a month but this is flexible.

    Please not a Basic Disclosure will be required for this role, Glasgow LIfe will process and pay for this.

    ***Please note this opportunity requires two references, when you select APPLY you will be asked to enter the name and email addresses for two referees. ***

    • TypeAdministration, Advice, Elderly People, Health and Wellbeing, Welfare Rights, Other
    • Leadership
    • Administration
    • Personal Development
  • Starter Packs Glasgow logo

    Website Maintenance and Content upgrade (Word Press)

    Starter Packs Glasgow

    This opportunity takes place between 01 Jul 2024 and 30 Aug 2024 Applications closed on 28 Jun.

    Looking for whizz on Wordpress (basic) to help update information on the current website (www.starterpacks.org.uk). We have lots of new details to go on and new pages to add, but we lack tech skills within the organisation to do this. We would love someone to volunteer on a project basis and also add feedback support in an ongoing capacity.

    We recently moved our wesbite over to our domain provider and this is built on Wordpress (basic) - we have limited funds as all funding goes towards building packs of essential items for people going into their own home (many from challenging circumstances).

    If you are a whizz on Wordpress this will be a very easy fit for you, we are generally in the office (7 Harmony Row,Govan, Glasgow G51 3BB) 9-5 Monday to Friday, and can offer you excellent support and content to upload - not to mention great professional references for your next career move!

    We would love if you had an interest or link with Govan and/or understanding of the mission of the charity - though neither of these are essential.

    You would be working with the office team, other staff members, volunteers, board members etc and we can provide you brand guidelines etc to assist in any design ideas you have.

    Benefits:

    Volunteers will be entitled to 25% discount in our retail outlets The Magpie's Eye and The Magpie's Nest and free tickets to any fundraising events we host.

    To Apply:

    Please send me an email telling us a little about yourself and your experience on Word Press and ideally any projects you have completed with other organisations, a CV would also be useful.

    michelle.fisher@strath.ac.uk 

     

    • TypeAdministration, Employability, Housing and Homelessness, Marketing Media, Social Enterprise / Community Interest Company
    • Leadership
    • Administration
    • Professional
    • Personal Development
  • PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide logo

    PAPYRUS Champion

    PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    PAPYRUS Champions help us to build awareness of suicide in their local community. They start a conversation with individuals and groups about suicide prevention and let them know what help is available to those struggling with suicidal thoughts. If you have any questions you would like to ask before signing up to volunteer, please email me on megan.sparks@papyrus-uk.org to arrange a call or a time to pop by our Glasgow office.If you would like to support us @ Glasgow Pride on Saturday 20th July as part of the parade, please email megan.sparks@papyrus-uk.org for more information.

    What would you be doing?

    • Presenting to groups; delivering our

    SPARK (Suicide Prevention Awareness, Resource, Knowledge) talks to groups of 10 – 30 people. SPARK talks are 30-minute presentations that build awareness of suicide and suicide prevention.

    • Face-to-face engagement with members of the public.
    • Attending a range of events to provide information about PAPYRUS and what help is available.
    • Network within your own community to find opportunities to build suicide awareness.

     

    Where would you be volunteering?

    • In public places / workplaces / events in your local community.
    • From our regional offices (we have offices in Glasgow, Stirling & Aberdeen).

     

    We are looking for volunteers who:

    • Can present PAPYRUS’s vision and values at events and talks.
    • Are confident in public speaking
    • Are able to be respectful and sensitive to other peoples’ views.
    • Are able to work within our Confidentiality Policy and talk about suicide and the charity in a sensitive way. [Training will be given]

    • TypeChildren, Education, Health and Wellbeing, Mental Health, Physical Disability, Social Enterprise / Community Interest Company, Student Community, Young People
    • Leadership
    • Professional
    • Personal Development
  • Cryptic logo

    Sonica 2024 Volunteering Opportunity

    Cryptic

    This opportunity takes place between 15 Sep 2024 and 29 Sep 2024 Applications closed on 23 Jul.

    Who are we looking for?We are looking for volunteers to help with front of house, customer service, artist assistance, and technical assistance. These roles will provide volunteers with experience in box office, customer care, invigilation, audience evaluation and technical skills, as well as an overview of how a large-scale festival is planned, run and managed. An interest or knowledge of contemporary performance and music is desirable.Front of House:We are looking for enthusiastic people with good communication skills to welcome and engage with audiences. FOH volunteers should have an awareness of the full Sonica programme and travel options so they can encourage visitors to see more of the festival. They will also invigilate installations, and ensure the festival is as sustainable as possible by making visitors, artists, team and technicians aware of the waste management and recycling processes. Access Desk at Tramway:Volunteers will be the first point of contact for visitors, artists and delegates with access needs, hand out subpac and earplugs, manage the quiet space, and provide access / travel information.Backstage and Artist Liaison:Backstage volunteers will greet artists at their allotted venue and distribute their passes and information packs. They will assist with ensuring the backstage area at Tramway is clean and tidy, and let the Cryptic team know if any extra items are required for artists. Volunteers will ensure artists are welcomed and familiar with the space, and will also let the technical and Cryptic teams know if artists require any assistance. Artist Assistant:Volunteers for these roles should have some technical knowledge of how an art installation works or the delivery of live multi-media events. You will be assigned a role depending on your interests and experience. Shifts will be determined by installation and performance schedules. This role will provide volunteers with general technical experience across the Sonica programme.

    In September 2024 Cryptic will present Sonica, our award-winning 11-day biennial festival dedicated to world-class audiovisual art, showcasing the best of UK talent alongside exceptional international artists. Sonica will take place across Glasgow in numerous venues exploring visual music, sonic and digital arts between 19 – 29 September 2024.

    We are looking for reliable and enthusiastic volunteers who are keen to work alongside the Cryptic team to help us deliver this unique Festival.  We encourage applications from all backgrounds and particularly welcome applications from those who are currently under-represented within the sector, including those from Black, Asian and ethnically diverse backgrounds, those who identify as D/deaf, disabled or neurodiverse, LGBTQIA+ and/or those from a working-class background. 

    Cryptic is an equal opportunities and inclusive organisation. We celebrate diversity, promote inclusion, and challenge racism and all forms of prejudice. We believe our work will be stronger with greater diversity and welcome those who bring difference to our team. We want to inspire more people to discover, engage with and participate in the arts.

    It is important to us that all our volunteers gain skills and experiences that will be useful to them in the future, get to know Cryptic and the artists we work with and have an enjoyable and memorable experience. However, there are some qualities we would like all volunteers to have:

    • Enthusiastic, reliable and flexible;
    • Friendly personality with good communication skills and initiative;
    • An interest in contemporary culture;
    • Ability to commit to minimum of 4 shifts between 15 – 29 September;
    • Available to meet us for a quick chat online between 29 July – 2 August;
    • Attend disability awareness training provided by Cryptic;
    • At least 18 years of age.

    These roles are voluntary, but the following benefits are available:

    • We will be flexible about your working arrangements on the understanding that you are providing your time for free and may have other work or study commitments;
    • We will work with you to offer a challenging, useful experience that helps develop your skills;
    • We will reimburse reasonable travel and out of pocket expenses as agreed in advance;
    • You will be able to experience the festival performances when you’re volunteering;
    • We will provide training;
    • We can give you a reference if your work is of a high quality and you are reliable;
    • You will join a collective of talented, exciting people with which to make friends and contacts.

    HOW TO APPLY:
    For more information and to apply please visit our website via this LINK

    • TypeAdvice, Community Arts, Employability, One-offs, Other
    • Personal Development
  • Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland logo

    Virtual Community Support Volunteer

    Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Everyone has the right to live life to the full. After a diagnosis of a chest or heart condition, stroke, or Long Covid, many people experience fear and isolation, and struggle with the impact on their lives. The care and support we deliver every day ensures everyone can live the life they want to. Across Scotland, we provide vital advice, information, and support through our No Life Half Lived strategy.Join our amazing team of Virtual Community Support Volunteers, who support people with one or more of our conditions to develop autonomy and confidence in self-management, enabling them to fully engage within their community. The service can be delivered via Microsoft Teams, Zoom or via telephone.

    Why we want you

    You will provide virtual support via Microsoft Teams or Zoom to encourage self-management of all conditions we support helping service users achieve personal goals either through 1:1 support or in a group setting.

    Everyone has the right to live life to the full. After a diagnosis of a chest or heart condition, stroke, or Long Covid, many people experience fear and isolation, and struggle with the impact on their lives. The care and support we deliver every day ensures everyone can live the life they want to. Across Scotland, we provide vital advice, information, and support through our No Life Half Lived strategy.

    What you will be doing

    • You’ll provide support virtually via Microsoft Teams or Zoom to people living with our conditions
    • Embrace a non-judgement, supportive approach to enable service users to achieve their goal(s)
    • Complete record of activity and progress
    • Update Co-ordinator with any concerns or identified areas where additional support may be required
    • Attend (in person or virtual) 6 weekly support & supervision session with Co-ordinator

    The skills you need

    • Good listening and communication skills
    • Good computer skills
    • Reliable internet connection
    • Reliable, patient and empathic qualities
    • Ability to motivate people to reach their potential
    • Encouraging and supportive
    • Respectful of the opinions of others
    • Understand the need for confidentiality
    • Able to maintain boundaries
    • Strong interpersonal skills
    • Able to commit to initial and ongoing training and development
    • Ambassador for Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland

    • TypeBefriending, Elderly People, Fundraising, Health and Wellbeing, Mental Health, Physical Disability
    • Leadership
    • Administration
    • Professional
    • Personal Development
  • Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland logo

    Community Support Walk Leader

    Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Everyone has the right to live life to the full. After a diagnosis of a chest or heart condition, stroke, or Long Covid, many people experience fear and isolation, and struggle with the impact on their lives. The care and support we deliver every day ensures everyone can live the life they want to. Across Scotland, we provide vital advice, information, and support through our No Life Half Lived strategy.Join our amazing team, who support people who have had one or more of our conditions, enabling them to fully engage with their community through supporting them with a range of physical activities to develop their confidence.

    Why we want you

    The opportunity to provide walking support in a 1:1 or group setting to those living with one or more of our conditions.

    Everyone has the right to live life to the full. After a diagnosis of a chest or heart condition, stroke, or Long Covid, many people experience fear and isolation, and struggle with the impact on their lives. The care and support we deliver every day ensures everyone can live the life they want to. Across Scotland, we provide vital advice, information, and support through our No Life Half Lived strategy.

    What you will be doing

    • You’ll provide in person support to people living with our conditions in the community, at home or in a hospital setting, empowering and enabling them to engage fully with walking activities and gentle exercise where appropriate
    • Embrace a non-judgement, supportive approach to enable service users to achieve their goal(s)
    • Undertake walk leader & first aid training if appropriate
    • Complete a record of activity and progress
    • Update Co-ordinator with any concerns or identified areas where additional support may be required
    • Attend (in person or virtual) 6 weekly support & supervision session with Co-ordinator

    The skills you need

    • Good listening and communication skills
    • A good level of health/fitness to support service user
    • Ability to motivate people to reach their potential
    • Reliable, patient and emphatic qualities
    • Encouraging and supportive
    • Ability to volunteer independently with guidance and support
    • Respectful of the opinions of others
    • Understand the need for confidentiality
    • Able to maintain boundaries
    • Willingness to travel within own area
    • Able to commit to initial and ongoing training and development
    • Ambassador for Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland

    What's in it for you

    • Make a real difference to people with our conditions
    • Meet new people
    • Valuable life experience
    • Use, learn and develop new skills
    • Access to a bespoke range of training and development to support you in your role
    • Improve your own health and wellbeing
    • Opportunity to explore different roles within our organisation

    Disclaimer

    Expenses? Reasonable out-of- pocket expenses will be reimbursed. These should be discussed with your Line Manager prior to outlay and must be submitted within the prescribed guidelines as detailed in the CHSS Volunteer Expenses Policy.?? Safeguarding In line with our commitment to safeguarding, this role is subject to membership of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (Adults) Scheme in Scotland (PVG). Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland are committed to equality of opportunity, and we aim to ensure no volunteer is unfairly treated on the grounds of an offending background.

    • TypeElderly People, Fundraising, Health and Wellbeing, Mental Health, Peer Support, Physical Disability
    • Leadership
    • Professional
    • Personal Development
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