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Signpost Annual General Meeting

The Signpost Annual General Meeting will take place at the Smithton Free Church, Inverness, IV2 7YU, on the 10th of November at 1pm.

After the AGM there will be a marketplace, giving local third sector organisations the chance to promote themselves and the work that they do, to Signpost members and other third sector organisations as well as the public. Doors will open at 11am to allow organisations the chance to set-up their stalls.

If you are interested in attending the AGM or would like to book a marketplace stall, please contact Martyn Beaton at Signpost by phone on 01463 711393 or by e-mail on martyn.beaton@signpost-inc.org.

Heart Failure Forum Volunteer

NHS Highland

Opportunity Information – We are looking for volunteers to help to serve teas and coffees etc to a group of patients and carers.  This forum is an invaluable service for those who have heart failure.  Without your help, this meeting could not continue.

Reference Number – VO66904

Volunteer Mentor

Action for Children

Opportunity Description – 15 volunteer mentors are needed across the Highlands to volunteer for around 4 hours a week (for a minimum of 12 months) with young people between the ages of 8-14 years.

Organisation Information – This project aims to support young people 12-17 who are currently misusing alcohol/drugs. The young people are supported in their local communities.

Reference Number – VO66734

Administration Volunteer

Signpost Handypersons

Opportunity Description – To provide clerical support to the Handyperson Manager in our Lotland Street Office. This is a very busy office which deals with numerous phonecalls from people who require help in their homes and gardens. Excellent communication skills are essential as is the ability to us Microsoft Office and E-mails.

Organisation Information – The aim of the scheme is to offer a repair and assistance service to the elderly, disabled and vulnerable members of the community, whilst also working alongside Police Scotland and Trading Standards to prevent victimisation by rogue traders. Volunteering Highland provided this service in Inverness and Nairn from 1999 to 2011, and in 2011 Volunteering Highland became Signpost, and extended their area to cover the Badenoch and Strathspey area.

The service enables clients to have small Handyperson tasks carried out, increases social contact and provides information and advice.

Reference Number – VO66900

 

Administrator

Libertie Project

Organisation Information – Works with offenders/ex offenders/ those at risk of offenders.  Uses arts and crafts activities as a therapeutic medium.

Opportunity Description – General admin duties, basic book keeping, using social media to promote the organisation. Maintain records, previous experience of Microsoft Office is essential.

Reference Number – VO66539

 

Shop Worker

Libertie Project

Organisation Information – Works with offenders/ex offenders/those at risk of offenders.  Uses arts and crafts activities as a therapeutic medium.

Opportunity Description – Flexible hours between the times of 10-4 from Monday to Saturday. This person will serve customers, handle cash, process online orders and help keep the shop tidy. You should enjoy working with people. Full training will be given.

Reference Number – VO66538

Minimum Age – 16

Foodie

Libertie Project

Organisation Information – Works with offenders/ex offenders/ those at risk of offenders.  Uses arts and crafts activities as a therapeutic medium.

Opportunity Description – Great opportunity for a driver with access to a vehicle and has a clean driving license. It would be on a Monday evening for a few hours, collecting Fairtrade donations from Tesco and delivering it to people in need, as per the schedule provided.

Reference Number – VO66537

Minimum Age – 17

Support Worker

Libertie Project

Organisation Information – Works with offenders/ex offenders/ those at risk of offenders.  Uses arts and crafts as a therapeutic medium.

Opportunity Description – This role will be to support the Chief Executive with tasks including –

– Helping prepare the car with all necessary resources for events planned
– Travelling around the Highlands
– Helping to set up digital cafes around the Highlands
– Providing support to run workshops

Reference Number  – VO66536

Minimum Age – 17

Creativity in Confinement

Libertie Project

Organisation Information – Works with offenders/ ex offenders/ those at risk of offenders. Uses arts and crafts activities as a therapeutic medium.

Opportunity Description – Once you are trained you will be required to run a class within the prison, teaching sublimation printing and creative design to offenders.

By providing this training we hope that the learners –

– feel like life has meaning
– earn a small amount of money whilst serving their sentences
– access employment on release

Reference Number – VO66535

Minimum Age – 18

 

 

 

Volunteer Receptionist

Inverness Badenoch and Strathspey Citizens Advice Bureau

Opportunity Description – The purpose of the role is to provide a welcoming, helpful and efficient reception service to members of the public attending the bureau and aid staff and volunteers during an advising session.  Main duties and responsibilities may include greeting and or signposting clients.   A good understanding and basic knowledge of I.T is esential.

Organisation Information – We work for a fairer Scotland where people are empowered and their rights respected.

Reference Number – VO66106

General Adviser

Citizens Advice Bureau – Inverness, Badenoch & Strathspey 

Opportunity Description – You will find this a very rewarding role, working in a friendly team whose aim is to help our CAB clients make informed choices with free, confidential and impartial advice.

We offer you a comprehensive training programme and lots of support to help you gain competence as an Adviser.

You will be interviewing clients: listening as the client explains the problem and assisting them to clarify the issues. Our Advice Information system and reference material provides the correct information that is then shared with the client to help them find solutions. You can also give practical help such as filling forms, calling third parties on behalf of the client or calculating benefits. Whatever you do for clients is recorded electronically so we can help them again if they return. Every day can be different, so if you like people and a challenge, then we’d like to meet you.

Organisation Information – We work for a fairer Scotland where people are empowered and their rights respected.

Reference Number – VO64455

 

Intake Worker

Relationships Scotland – Counselling Highland

Opportunity Description – RS-CH offers relationships counselling to couples and individuals.  Before prospective clients meet a counsellor, an intake worker meets them to find out about their counselling needs and to exchange information about them and counselling.

Intake workers need to have experience in dealing with people, perhaps in social work, teaching, interviewing , or even counselling.  They will be asking people for sensitive information, often during times of distress.  They will be giving people information about counselling, and establishing the financial contributions clients can make to RS-CH, which is a charity, in return for counselling.  Each intake session lasts around 45-60 minutes.  Training will be given.

Organisation Information – RS-CH offers relationships counselling to couples and individuals.

Reference Number – VO65533

Volunteer Connector

Arthritis Care Scotland (Nairn)

Opportunity Description – Do you have an hour a week to help us tackle social isolation in Nairnshire?  We are currently looking for enthusiastic individuals with first-rate people skills to join our team offering face-to-face mentoring for older people living in the Nairn area, who are isolated or lonely.

Organisation Information – To enable older people with arthritis (OPWA) to cope better with their condition and plan their future with confidence, to feel less isolated, have improved quality of life through greater social integration, better health and wellbeing. To enable older carers to achieve a balance.

Minimum Age – 18

Reference Number – VO65502

Group Facilitator

Bipolar Scotland

Organisation Information – To enhance the quality of life for all people who live with bipolar disorder and their friends/family/carers etc. To combat stigma and discrimination which surrounds mental health and bipolar disorder. To provide accurate and helpful information on bipolar disorder for all who request it. To represent the views of people with bipolar disorder to elected representatives and service providers.

Opportunity Description – Could you spare one evening a month to help facilitate a self-help group for people with bipolar disorder and their friends/family/carers in Inverness?
The Inverness Bipolar Self-Help Group meets once a month in the evening (7-9pm) and is looking for one person to work with the current group facilitator and share the duties of facilitating this regular event. Most of the duties will be carried out during the course of the meeting such as greeting group members, ensuring their comfort, ensuring self-help materials are available (supplied by Bipolar Scotland), keeping the meeting to time, ensuring a good flow of conversation and assisting anyone who may be distressed. You’ll be working closely with the current facilitator so this will be an excellent opportunity to acquire new skills without taking on too much responsibility at first.
The ideal person will have a strong interest in mental health and may have experience of Bipolar Disorder on a direct personal basis or through caring for a friend or family member with a Bipolar Disorder diagnosis.

Minimum Age – 18

Reference Number  – VO65388

District Property Manager

Inverness Scout District 

Organisation Information – The purpose of scouting is to promote the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potentials as individuals. As responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international activities.

Opportunity Description – A challenging and rewarding appointment you would be responsible supporting Scouting across the Inverness District. The District currently supports the development of around 300 young people aged 6-18 and the management and development of approximately 150 adults.
In this role you would be responsible for delivering the following activities:
Establish the property needs of the district.
Establish for each property a vision and development plan.
Establish for each property a maintenance team and letting process.
Work with the Fundraising manager to generate funds for property development.

Previous Scouting experience is not essential, new ideas and approaches are actively encouraged. Good organisation, communication and management skills are preferred, training to develop your management skills. Formal qualifications from the SQA and membership of the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) and Institute of Training and Occupational Learning (ITOL) is available to applicants interested in obtaining further qualifications.

This is a voluntary post, with paid expenses. The post is typically for a period of 2-5 years but is flexible to meet the needs of the successful applicant.

Minimum Age – 18

Reference Number  – VO65386.

District Recruitment Manager

Inverness Scout District

Organisation Information – The purpose of scouting is to promote the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potentials as individuals. As responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international activities.

Opportunity Description – A challenging and rewarding appointment you would be responsible supporting Scouting across the Inverness District. The District currently supports the development of around 300 young people aged 6-18 and the management and development of approximately 150 adults.
In this role you would be responsible for delivering the following activities:
Establish recruitment needs of the district
Establish and lead recruitment team
Ensure transition of recruits to a role within the district

Previous Scouting experience is not essential, new ideas and approaches are actively encouraged. Good organisation, communication and management skills are preferred, training to develop your management skills. Formal qualifications from the SQA and membership of the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) and Institute of Training and Occupational Learning (ITOL) is available to applicants interested in obtaining further qualifications.

This is a voluntary post, with paid expenses. The post is typically for a period of 2-5 years but is flexible to meet the needs of the successful applicant.

Minimum Age – 18

Reference Number – VO65385

District Fundraising Manager

Inverness Scout District

Organisation Information – The purpose of scouting is to promote the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potentials as individuals. As responsible citizens and as members of their local, national and international activities.

Opportunity Description – A challenging and rewarding appointment you would be responsible supporting Scouting across the Inverness District. The District currently supports the development of around 300 young people aged 6-18 and the management and development of approximately 150 adults.
In this role you would be responsible for delivering the following activities:
Establish fundraising needs of the district.
Establish and lead a fundraising team.
Coordinate fundraising activities across groups.
Generate a performance metric/target and report metric to District Executive

Previous Scouting experience is not essential, new ideas and approaches are actively encouraged. Good organisation, communication and management skills are preferred, training to develop your management skills. Formal qualifications from the SQA and membership of the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) and Institute of Training and Occupational Learning (ITOL) is available to applicants interested in obtaining further qualifications.

This is a voluntary post, with paid expenses. The post is typically for a period of 2-5 years but is flexible to meet the needs of the successful applicant. Job share would be considered.

Minimum Age – 18

Reference Number – VO65383.

 

Minibus Driver

Merkinch Partnership

Organisation Information – Our aim is to make sport available to all sectors of the Merkinch Community by removing barriers preventing participation and to encourage people to develop their own involvement in sport. Introducing a mix of traditional and new sports to the area.

Opportunity Description – Minibus driver will drive the activity group on alternate Wednesdays to places of interest. This will include a walk and a picnic lunch.
This position could be shared and the organisation will need one driver per group drive.

Reference Number – VO65379

District Chairperson

Inverness Area of the Scout Association

Opportunity Description  – 

A challenging and rewarding appointment you would be responsible supporting Scouting across the Inverness District. The District currently supports the development of around 300 young people aged 6-18 and the management and development of approximately 150 adults.

In this role you would be responsible for delivering the following activities:

Lead the Executive Committee and chairing meetings and activities.

Uphold the responsibilities of an Executive Committee as outlined in The Scout Association’s

Policy Organisation and Rules.

Act as a Charity Trustee for the District.

Establish and actively manage the strategic aims and future development of the District.

Previous Scouting experience is not essential, new ideas and approaches are actively encouraged.  Good organisation, communication and management skills are preferred,  training to develop your management skills. Formal qualifications from the SQA and membership of the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) and Institute of Training and Occupational Learning (ITOL) is available to applicants interested in obtaining further qualifications.

Minimum Age – 18

Reference Number – VO64983

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Befriender

RSABI

Opportunity Description – To visit or telephone beneficiaries in their own homes to offer support and friendship. Assisting beneficiaries to access support and complete paperwork required by RSABI. To offer a listening ear and help beneficiaries access assistance from relevant agencies.

Organisation Information – RSABI’s mission is to provide easily accessible, timely and confidential financial assistance, support and a helpline to improve the lives of individuals and their dependants, where these individuals rely or have relied upon land based employment in Scotland and who through age, injury, illness or other misfortune now experience hardship.

Reference Number – VO64948

Minimum Age – 16

Mobility Aids Spoke Driver Volunteer

British Red Cross

Opportunity Description – A Mobility Aids Spoke Driver will deliver wheelchairs to local beneficiaries. This key role will enable people to return home after an illness or surgery and help them to remain independent or go on a holiday or trip with friends or family. It will involve driving a Red Cross vehicle.

Typical tasks include:

– Delivering and collecting wheelchairs
– Demonstrating how to use and look after our wheelchairs
– Giving information about other Red Cross services where appropriate
– Completing delivery paperwork
– Receiving and recording donations.

Organisation Information – We are a volunteer-led humanitarian organisation that helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are.

Reference Number – VO64779

Minimum Age – 18

Mobility Aids Spoke Volunteer

British Red Cross

Opportunity Description – A Mobility Aids Spoke Volunteer will be on hand to deal with wheelchair requests and enter details onto a database. This key role will enable people to return home after an illness or surgery and help them to remain independent or go on holiday or trip with friends or family. The beneficiary is at the centre of everything we do.

Typical tasks include:

– Taking calls and enquiries from people wanting to borrow a wheelchair
– Giving information about other Red Cross services, where appropriate
– Updating service user records and other administrative tasks using computer based systems
– Demonstrating how to use and look after our wheelchairs
– Receiving and recording donations.

Organisation Information – We are a volunteer-led humanitarian organisation that helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are.

Reference Number – VO64778

Minimum Age – 16

GoIT Technology Volunteer

Leonard Cheshire (Highland)

Opportunity Description – We are looking for volunteers (aged between 16 and 25 years) around the Inverness area, that are comfortable using computers, who would like to help residents utilise the full potential of their technology.

Volunteers will help residents to:

– Use the internet
– Send e-mails
– Skype friends/family
– Access social media accounts

Organisation Information – Leonard Cheshire is the UK’s leading voluntary sector provider of care and support services to disabled people and is currently supporting 21,000 disabled people across over 150 homes and services in the UK. It also operates internationally in over 50 countries throughout the world.

Minimum Age – 16

Reference Number  – VO63075

GoIT Lead Technology

Leonard Cheshire (Highland)

Opportunity Description – Lead volunteers will help residents utilise the full potential of their technology and help other technology volunteers in service.

Volunteers will help residents to :

– Use the internet
– Send e-mails
– Skype friends/family
– Access social media accounts
– Use specialised equipment

Organisation Information – Leonard Cheshire is the UK’s leading voluntary sector provider of care and support services to disabled people and is currently supporting 21,000 disabled people across over 150 homes and services in the UK. It also operates internationally in over 50 countries throughout the world.

Minimum Age – 16

Reference Number – VO63077

GoIT Young Person Recruitment Volunteer

Leonard Cheshire (Highland)

Opportunity Description – We are looking for volunteers who are comfortable using computers, are aged between 16-25 years and live around the Inverness area. This project offers a great opportunity for a young person to gain insight into the charity sector and the importance of volunteering for the organisation.

Volunteers will:

– Recruit young volunteers for the organisation
– Create new, innovative ways to get young people engaged in volunteering
– Determine the best places, time and methods to recruit young volunteers

Organisation Information – Leonard Cheshire is the UK’s leading voluntary sector provider of care and support services to disabled people and is currently supporting 21,000 disabled people across over 150 homes and services in the UK. It also operates internationally in over 50 countries throughout the world.

Minimum Age – 16

Reference Number – VO63073

GoIT Social Networking & Marketing

Leonard Cheshire (Highland)

Opportunity Description – We are looking for volunteers who are comfortable using computers, are aged between 16-25 years and live around the Inverness area. This project offers a great opportunity for a young person to gain an insight into the charity sector and the importance of volunteering for the organisation. The volunteer will work alongside staff to support volunteers in Cheshire House Inverness. The volunteer will develop, set-up and promote innovative techniques to engage other volunteers.

Organisation Information – Leonard Cheshire is the UK’s leading voluntary sector provider of care and support services to disabled people and is currently supporting 21,000 disabled people across over 150 homes and services in the UK. It also operates internationally in over 50 countries throughout the world.

Minimum Age – 16

Reference Number – VO63072

Awareness and Activities Volunteer – Inverness

Crohn’s And Colitis UK

 

Opportunity Description – Join a team of like-minded people who play an important role in bringing people together locally. You’ll have the opportunity to get as hands on as you like whether this is a general events and information sessions, social activities, editing newsletters, social media, fundraising, campaigning – the list is endless!

 

Organisation Information – Crohn’s and Colitis UK aims to improve the life of everyone affected by Inflammatory Bowel Disease. It provides an information service and support line, campaigns on behalf of people affected by the disease, funds research into the condition and encourages better health services.

The objects of the Charity are:

1) The relief of those suffering from Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s Disease or related inflammatory bowel diseases including the support of those who care for them.

2) The promotion of the welfare of those suffering from Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s Disease or related inflammatory bowel diseases.

3) The advancement of education and research into the causes, prevention, treatment and cure of Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s Disease or related inflammatory bowel diseases and into improvements in the management of the conditions and the publication of the useful results of any such research.

 

Reference Number  – VO64677

Local Team Coordinator – Inverness

Crohn’s And Colitis UK

Opportunity Description – Lead a team of like-minded people who play an important role in bringing people together locally. Support a team of event organisers, fundraisers, campaigners and awareness raisers to engage with Crohn’s and Colitis UK members and the general public in your local area.
Crohn’s and Colitis UK teams organise events and social activities, fund raise for local and national projects, educate and share information, campaign for better services and develop relationships with health professionals.

What are they looking for?

– Strong team player and a good ability to lead a team
– Excellent customer service and communication skills
– Good at delegating and supporting others.

Organisation Information – Crohn’s and Colitis UK aims to improve the life of everyone affected by Inflammatory Bowel Disease. It provides an information service and support line, campaigns on behalf of people affected by the disease, funds research into the condition and encourages better health services.
The objects of the Charity are:

1) The relief of those suffering from Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s Disease or related inflammatory bowel diseases including the support of those who care for them.

2) The promotion of the welfare of those suffering from Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s Disease or related inflammatory bowel diseases.

3) The advancement of education and research into the causes, prevention, treatment and cure of Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s Disease or related inflammatory bowel diseases and into improvements in the management of the conditions and the publication of the useful results of any such research.

 

Reference Number – VO64676

Mission and Objectives

“Signpost seeks to promote the benefit of the communities resident in Inverness-shire and Nairn-shire, to arrange the delivery of the services of volunteers to individuals and communities in the Highlands Area, and to assist the work of the voluntary associations and statutory authorities engaged in advancing education, furthering health, relieving poverty, sickness or distress, or in pursuing any objects, which are now or hereafter may be deemed by law to be charitable”

Retail Assistant

Barnardos Highland

Opportunity Description – Unlike standard retail outlets, our stores offer a fantastic opportunity to gain experience in all aspects of the retail operation. Our Volunteer Retail Assistants are trained to undertake a wide range of activities including: * Providing strong customer service. * Serving customers at the till. * Taking receipt of stock donations from the public, thanking them for their generosity and finding out if they are Gift Aid Donors. * Signing up new Gift Aid Donors (this raises an extra 25p per pound for Barnardo’s from the sale of donations and does not cost donors anything). * Replenishing stock by making sure our rails and shelves are well-stocked, visually appealing and tidy. * Merchandising throughout the store. * Stock preparation including sorting, steaming and pricing. * Possible administrative tasks such as stocktaking. * If you have a particular skill or interest, our team would be delighted to discuss how you could utilise it in store! This could range from computer skills to collectables knowledge, fundraising experience to fashion awareness – whatever your talent, please share it with us! All volunteers receive great training, support and make a real difference.

Organisation Information – Barnardo’s Scotland no longer runs orphanages. Today, the charity runs over 60 services in the country, in partnership with other organisations, supporting over 8,000 of Scotland’s most vulnerable children, young people and families who face disadvantage because of issues like educational breakdown, HIV, disability, abuse, homelessness and poverty.

Reference Number – VO64373

 

Stock Room Assistant

Barnardos Highland

Opportunity Description – Running a successful Barnardo’s store requires a great team of enthusiastic volunteers and you could be part of it! Our volunteers come from a diverse range of backgrounds and bring a wide variety of skills to the organisation. They come together to generate vital funds for Barnardo’s work with children, young people and their families. We have exciting opportunities for people to volunteer at our Castle Street store such as a Stock Room Volunteer. Working behind the scenes is as important as being on stage! Unlike standard retail outlets, our stores offer a fantastic opportunity to gain experience in all aspects of the retail operation. As a Stock Room Volunteer, your key role will be to make sure that quality stock is made ready to go on sale in the store. Activities include: *Looking through our donations to select and sort the quality stock for the shop floor. *Sorting and organising stock in the stockroom so that the area is kept in order. *Working behind the scenes to help to hang, size, steam and price stock. *Making sure all stock is safe and in working order. All volunteers receive great training, support and make a real difference.

Organisation Information – Barnardo’s Scotland no longer runs orphanages. Today, the charity runs over 60 services in the country, in partnership with other organisations, supporting over 8,000 of Scotland’s most vulnerable children, young people and families who face disadvantage because of issues like educational breakdown, HIV, disability, abuse, homelessness and poverty.

Reference Number – VO64374

Volunteer

Inverness Foodstuff

Opportunity Description – Preparation of a 3 course vegetarian meal using fruit and veg donated by supermarkets. To set up the adjacent cafe and serve tables, clear used dishes and talk to the participants.

Organisation Information – aims to tackle food poverty and loneliness among homeless and other people in need by providing tasty, nutritious and hot meals twice a week at the city’s Ness Bank Church hall.

Reference Number – VO64375

Youth Work Assistant

LGBT Youth Scotland (Inverness)

Opportunity Description – We require youth work volunteers to assist with the running of an LGBT youth group in Inverness.  Main Responsibilities Include:

– Assisting in planning and facilitating group work activities which support and empower LGBTI young people to improve their confidence and self-esteem, and increase skills and knowledge.
-Providing support and referral options to LGBTI young people who need additional support or specialised services.
-Adherence to all organisational policies, including child protection, confidentiality and guidelines around boundaries.
-keeping accurate and up-to-date records.
-attending team meetings and training as required

Organisation Information – LGBT Youth Scotland is a national youth and community-based lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) organisation. We work to improve the health and wellbeing of LGBT young people and LGBT communities across Scotland.

Reference Number – VO64298

Dobbies Fundraising Volunteers

Teenage Cancer Trust

Opportunity Description – We are so excited to have chosen as Dobbie’s Garden Centres Christmas Charity partner, and we need your help to make the most of this wonderful fundraising opportunity!
Last year, with the support of lots of amazing volunteers, Dobbies managed to raise a huge £170,000 to support young people diagnosed with cancer. This year we are hoping to raise even more money through this partnership to help us to reach and support more young people. Right now for every young person we reach, theres another we can’t.

Your local Dobbies store will be holding three fun, festive, fundraising events where staff will be busy raising funds for Teenage Cancer Trust and they really need your help:

What will I do?

-Support this fundraising opportunity at Dobbies
-Raise funds for Teenage Cancer Trust through bucket collections with Dobbies staff
-Help Dobbies staff to engage the public with our work
-Be a friendly and approachable face of the charity
-Bring your Christmas spirit!

What will I gain?

-Support from a dedicated member of staff in your role
-Joining a friendly team in an exciting charity
-Helping Teenage Cancer Trust to reach more young people with cancer

Organisation Information – Teenage Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival for the seven young people aged between 13 and 24 diagnosed with cancer every day.

Reference Number – VO64265

 

 

 

Board of Trustees – Trustee & Co Director

Relationship Counselling Highland

Opportunity Description – RCH is restructuring and reorganising, after several decades of successful couple counselling in Inverness. It wants to strengthen its Board and is looking for volunteers who are familiar with charity law and the responsibilities of directors, and with strengths in one or more of the following areas: 1. Organisational Management/HP Office Systems, Processes & Procedures. 2. Current Counselling Practice. 3. PR & Marketing, especially online. A knowledge of fundraising would be useful.

Organisation Information – RCH is a Scottish charity and a company limited by guarantee.

Reference Number – VO64208

Driver/Office Help/ Support Volunteer

Crocus Group

Opportunity Description – Crocus Group are looking for –
Daytime Drivers to transport young people to and from 1-1 support appointments at the Crocus Group offices.
Office help to be present on the premises during support appointments, help with light cleaning and admin duties.
Support Volunteers to take part in group support sessions, helping children and young people to express their grief and be listened to.

Organisation Information – Crocus Group is a support service for bereaved children and young people in Highland. We rely on volunteers to be able to run the service. Our volunteers come from a range of backgrounds, all with the common interest in helping children and families who are grieving. We provide induction training to new volunteers and a calendar of training opportunities.

Reference Number – VO64047

Minimum Age – 16

Campaigner

OneKind

Opportunity Description – On the 1st and 2nd of August animal welfare charity, OneKind, will be in Aviemore and Inverness where we will be launching our latest campaign. We are looking for passionate animal lovers with a keen interest in campaign work who may be able to help us.

It is OneKinds aim to end animal cruelty forever, with your help we can do just that. We will be speaking to members of the public about our work, using social media to accelerate support and engaging small business.

If you are free we would love to hear from you.

Organisation Information – We are an animal welfare charity whose aim is to end animal cruelty through campaigns, lobbying and education.

Minimum Age – 18

Ref No – VO63934

Youth Engagement, Inspired Action Ambassador

British Red Cross

Opportunity Description – An Ambassador will represent us in their school or youth club completing activities from a defined menu provided by Inspired Action. Ambassadors will be expected to complete one activity a month over 6 months and send evidence of their activities via e-mail, which could be in the form of photo’s, film or a short report. You will be bringing some of your own knowledge, creativity and experience to the role and you will also have a chance to develop new skills. Through this you will be making a great contribution to the work of the British Red Cross.

Activities for Inspired Action Ambassadors –

– Organise a fundraising activity, such as a sponsored Dress in Red.
– Set up a collection of donations for the British Red Cross charity shop
– Conduct a survey about how their peers feel about volunteering
– Set up a fundraising event
– Make a wall display about the work of the British Red Cross

Organisation Information – British Red Cross (BRC), in partnership with Whizz-Kidz, delivers Inspired Action, a three year UK wide project funded by the Spirit of 2012, which promotes volunteering and social action opportunities to young people aged 15-25 to become humanitarian citizens in their local communities through safe, high quality and accessible volunteering opportunities and Social Action Projects.

Minimum Age – 15

Reference No – VO63887

Volunteer Youth Mentor

Day 1

Opportunity Description – Day1 improves, and transforms the lives of disadvantaged young people in the Highlands,through the maintenance of our bespoke one-to- one year long mentoring program. Since 2005 Day1 has improved the lives of over 330, 14 to 16 year olds who are failing to thrive. The Day1 program gives the young people hope, and allows them to both aspire and achieve their potential whilst engendering them to cope with a difficult transitional period of their lives.

Highland Charity, Day1, is looking for Mentors from Inverness and the surrounding regions,who want to help young people make the most of their lives.

Could you mentor a young person (14 to 17) who is having a tougher time than most?

Asks of Role:

–        2 hours per week (completely flexible).

–        Once a week meetings for 12 months.

–        You need to be good listener, supportive, encouraging, patient, dynamic and committed (Day1 will help you develop all these

skills).

Benefits of Role:

–        Make a difference in a young person’s life.

–        Choose and take part in fun activities aimed at developing your relationship.

–        Activity budget to cover your expenses incurred.

–        Subsistence allowance as a contribution towards your time

–        Training and support.

–        Development of interpersonal skills.

 

Organisation Information – Day1 improves, and transforms the lives of disadvantaged young people in the Highlands,through the maintenance of our bespoke one-to- one year long mentoring program

 

Minimum Age – 18

Ref No – VO63884

Host

Contact the Elderly

Opportunity Description – Would you like to host a tea party for a small group of elderly people in your own home just once or twice a year? Many older people feel isolated, so our monthly tea party outings make a big difference to their lives. Out hosts provide a warm and friendly atmosphere and an afternoon tea with sandwiches and cakes for our guests and volunteer drivers. Your home will need to have easy access, a downstairs loo – and a large teapot!

Organisation Information – A voluntary service which offers friendship and a monthly outing to lonely, elderly people.

Min Age – N/A

Ref No – VO63813

Driver

Contact the Elderly 

Opportunity Description – Do you have a few hours to spare one Sunday afternoon a month to drive a lonely older person to afternoon tea? We need volunteer drivers, using their own cars, to collect guests and take them to a volunteer host’s home. Once there you will take part in the tea party for a couple of hours, meeting other drivers and guests, before returning your guest home again.

Organisation Information – A voluntary service which offers friendship and a monthly outing to lonely, elderly people.

Min Age – 17

Ref No – VO63814

 

Reserve Driver

Contact the Elderly 

Opportunity Description – Do you have a few hours to spare as a volunteer reserve driver to drive a lonely older person to afternoon tea once or twice throughout the year on a Sunday afternoon? We need reserve drivers who will use their own cars to collect guests and take them to a volunteer host’s home. Once there, you will take part in the tea party for a couple of hours, meeting the other drivers and guests there, before returning your guest home again.

Organisation Information – A voluntary service which offers friendship and a monthly outing to lonely, elderly people.

Min Age – 17

Ref No – VO63815

Ward Volunteer

NHS Highland

Opportunity Description – The tea/coffee trolley is an important part of the ward routine. Patients receive a hot drink of their choice in the morning, afternoon and evening.  Moving the trolley from room to room and offering patients a hot drink.

Organisation Information – NHS Highland is one of the fourteen regions of NHS Scotland. Inverness and Nairn is served by Raigmore Hospital and Nairn Town and County.

Min Age – 16

Ref No – VO63501

Volunteer Mealtime Helper

NHS Highland

Opportunity Description – Volunteers will be enhancing the patient experience by providing practical assistance at mealtimes on ward 3A at Raigmore Hospital.

Organisation Information – NHS Highland is one of the fourteen regions of NHS Scotland. Inverness and Nairn is served by Raigmore Hospital and Nairn Town and County.

Min Age – 16

Ref No – VO63486

Bruce Gardens Volunteer

NHS Highland

Opportunity Description – Bruce Gardens is a multi-purpose centre for adults who are currently experiencing mental health illness. The volunteer will provide general support, motivation and guidance to service users during “drop in” hours.Supporting with the gardening group, craft group, music group, relaxation group and any other activity which is of benefit to service users.
Encouraging service users to learn new skills and build on existing skills.

Organisation Information – NHS Highland is one of the fourteen regions of NHS Scotland. Inverness and Nairn is served by Raigmore Hospital and Nairn Town and County.

Min Age – 16

Ref No – VO63482

Volunteer Patient Visitor

NHS Highland

Opportunity Description – By providing company and companionship, volunteers will be enhancing the patient experience and helping to reduce any feelings of isolation and loneliness.

Organisation Information – NHS Highland is one of the fourteen regions of NHS Scotland. Inverness and Nairn is served by Raigmore Hospital and Nairn Town and County.

Min Age – 16

Ref No – VO63499

 

Home Visiting Volunteers (Inverness & Nairn)

Homestart East Highland

Opportunity Description – Home-Start volunteers are expected to work towards the increased confidence and independence of the family by:

– Offering support, friendship and practical help.
– Visiting families in their own home where dignity and identity of each individual can be respected and protected.
– Reassuring families that difficulties in bringing up children are not unusual.
– Emphasising the positive aspects of family life.
– Developing a relationship with the family in which time can be shared and an understanding developed.
– Encouraging parents’ strengths and emotional well-being for the ultimate benefit of their own children.
– Encouraging families to widen their network of relationships and to use effectively the support and services available in the community.

Organisation Information – Home-Start offers support, friendship and practical help to parents with young children in the local community. The work of the volunteer requires a high level of commitment and reliability and will be supported by the Home-Start organiser(s) and co-ordinator(s).

Min Age – 18

Ref No – VO63506

Social Media Volunteer

RASASH – Rape and Sexual Abuse Service Highland

Opportunity Description – RASASH seeks a Social Media Volunteer to join our small, friendly team to help us run our social media pages. Tasks would include:

Sourcing relevant content for sharing on social media pages
Scheduling posts in advance to be published at regular intervals throughout the week
Monitoring social media activity and working to increase number of online followers.

Organisation Information – RASASH supports anyone in the Highland Council area, aged 13 plus, who has ever experienced sexual violence. We also work to eliminate all kinds of sexual violence through our prevention and campaigning work.

Min Age – N/A

Ref No – VO63502

 

 

Warehouse Stock Control assistant

Forces Support Charity

Opportunity Description – To provide assistance with tidiness and replenishment of stock within the warehouse.

Organisation Information – Forces Support provide hands on, practical support to bereaved families of military personnel.

Min Age – N/A

Ref No – VO63433

Sales floor stock control

Forces Support Charity 

Opportunity Description – To provide assistance with the tidiness and replenishment of stock on the shop floor.

Organisation Information – Forces Support provide hands on, practical support to bereaved families of military personnel.

Min Age – N/A

Ref No – VO63432

Sales floor assistant

Forces Support Charity

Opportunity Description – To help with customer service and assist on the shop floor.

Organisation Information – Forces Support provide hands on, practical support to bereaved families of military personel.

Min Age – N/A

Ref No – VO63431

Fundraising Team Leader

The Royal Air Forces Association

Opportunity Description – Fundraising team leader volunteers are responsible for arranging street or premises collections in their area, with support from the association. In addition, they will be responsible for ensuring that there is a suitable number of additional fundraiser volunteers – to support each fundraising activity arranged. The Fundraising Team Leader will then inform these volunteers in the run up to the fundraising activity and manage them on the day.

Organisation Information – The Royal Air Forces Association (or RAF Association), is a membership organisation and registered charity that provides welfare support to the RAF family. We give real help to real people – this the core of the welfare work that the RAF Association so successfully delivers and is making a real difference to the lives of those in the RAF family who find themselves in times of need. The support we provide relies heavily on the fantastic work carried out by our volunteers and there are many different ways they can help including welfare support and fundraising.

Min Age – 18

Ref No – VO63434

Volunteer Driver

Signpost Handypersons

Opportunity Description – To drive the Handyperson van with volunteers and equipment to various locations, to work beside the volunteers either decorating gardening fitting hand rails etc.

Organisation Information – The aim of the scheme is to offer a repair and assistance service to the elderly, disabled and vulnerable members of the community, whilst also working alongside Police Scotland and Trading Standards to prevent victimisation by rogue traders. Volunteering Highland provided this service in Inverness and Nairn from 1999 to 2011, and in 2011 Volunteering Highland became Signpost, and extended their area to cover the Badenoch and Strathspey area.

The service enables clients to have small Handyperson tasks carried out, increases social contact and provides information and advice.

Min Age – 25

Ref N0 – VO46677

Chairperson

Stay Safe Highland

Opportunity Description – Exciting opportunity to chair a small group of trustees working with volunteers delivering talks to people aged 55 +.

Organisation Information – Peer speakers aged 50 + deliver interactive presentations on personal and community safety issues to groups of older people.

Ref No – 63268.

Board Secretary

Stay Safe Highland

Opportunity Description – Board secretary to organise meetings and minutes and other registration/administrative tasks required.

Organisation Information – Peer speakers aged 50 + deliver interactive presentations on personal and community safety issues to groups of older people.

Ref No – 63267

Garden Gurus

Everything Baby

Opportunity Description – Everything Baby is blessed with a small garden at the rear of the building, designed to be toddler-friendly. We need volunteers to take care of the small space.

Organisation Information – EverythingBaby aims to be the first social enterprise in the highlands providing pre-loved baby goods and parenting support.

Min Age – 16

Ref No – 160

Community Involvement Volunteer

Everything Baby

Opportunity Description – In this role you become our representative in your local community. You allow people to bring to you their donations of goods, store them for short periods, and then arrange with us to get these to our Inverness premises.

Organisation Information – EverythingBaby aims to be the first social enterprise in the highlands providing pre-loved baby goods and parenting support

Min Age – 16

Ref No – 159

Sorting Donations Volunteer

Everything Baby

Opportunity Description – Donated goods can be anything from baby and toddler clothes, toys, books , maternity wear and small equipment to buggies, prams, cots etc. All of our donated items are weighed on entering the building, so we have accurate records of how much – and what type – of donations we are receiving and then moved to one of three dedicated sorting rooms, dependant on the type of item.

Organisation Information – EverythingBaby aims to be the first social enterprise in the highlands providing pre-loved baby goods and parenting support

Min Age – 16

Ref No – 158

Fairy Godmother

Everything Baby

Opportunity Description – A Fairy Godmother will look after the stationery cupboard, keeping an eye on stock and making sure we have plenty of everything we need – from printer ink to paper clips.

Making sure all public areas are clean and tidy.

Organisation Information – EverythingBaby aims to be the first social enterprise in the highlands providing pre-loved baby goods and parenting support

Min Age – 16

Ref No – 157

Personal Shopper

Everything Baby

Opportunity Description – Customers of our Shop or Online Shop often contact us asking if we have items in stock that they are looking for – they can do this directly by submitting the form on our website. Also if someone visits the shop and doesn’t find what they are looking for straight away, we always suggest that we can add a request to hopefully help them out at a later time as new stock is received and processed.

Organisation Information – EverythingBaby aims to be the first social enterprise in the highlands providing pre-loved baby goods and parenting support.

Min Age – 16

Ref No – 155

DIY Hero

Everything Baby

Opportunity Description – The Everything Baby premises comprise a three-story building on Church Street in Inverness which houses a retail space, stock rooms, event space and offices.

We completed a shop refurbishment and refit in July 2014 but as always, with a rush to get things finished and ready for a deadline, we have a list of small tasks that need finishing off – as well as ongoing small maintenance jobs.

DIY Hero’s pop in for an hour or two here and there to put up shelves, build small display aids like plinths and racks, put together flat pack furniture etc

Organisation Information – EverythingBaby aims to be the first social enterprise in the highlands providing pre-loved baby goods and parenting support

Min Age – 16

Ref No – 154

Fundraising Team Member

Everything Baby

Opportunity Description – Fundraising Team Members, initially, will meet on-line to bounce fundraising ideas around and identify the best ones to investigate further, then work out a plan for resourcing those ideas which have been chosen.

Organisation Information – EverythingBaby aims to be the first social enterprise in the highlands providing pre-loved baby goods and parenting support

Min Age – 16

Ref No – 153

On-line Shop Assistant

Everything Baby

Opportunity Description – The role involves going into our sorting rooms and shop floor and selecting already prepared stock items to be listed on our online shop. The items are photographed attractively and creatively using our digital camera, light tents and wee studio space.

The second half of the role is to do with dispatching orders

Organisation Information – EverythingBaby aims to be the first social enterprise in the highlands providing pre-loved baby goods and parenting support.

Min Age – 16

Ref No – 152

Receptionist

Signpost Inverness

Opportunity Description – The role of the Reception volunteer is to serve as the first point of contact for Signpost’s customers, clients and volunteers, and to assist other members of staff in general duties:

Principal responsibilities:

  • Responding to telephone calls and enquiries and relaying them appropriately.
  • Managing the Reception area ensuring it is tidy, welcoming and efficiently run.
  • Meeting and greeting prospective volunteers, customers and clients.
  • Directing volunteers, customers, and clients to the appropriate personnel and/or location, adopting a professional manner at all times.
  • Managing mail in and out of Signpost
  • Answer all telephone enquiries for Signpost our Handypersons service and Lifeskills who share office space with us.

 

Organisation Information – Working across the voluntary, public and private sectors, we aim to raise the profile of volunteering as a powerful force for change in people’s lives.

We also offer a volunteer recruitment service to appropriate organisations and provide information and advice to prospective volunteers.

 

Minimum Age  – 16

Ref No – 999

Treasurer

Highland Skate Parks Association

Organisation Information – The Charity promotes wheeled sports in the Highlands.

Opportunity Description – Treasurer for HSPA ,The Management Committee as a whole is responsible for deciding how funds will be raised and spent. The Secretary is an authorised signatory, maintains QuickBooks, and is responsible for invoicing, payments, reconciliation, credit control, accounting paper records, banking etc. The current treasurer is retiring but will continue to help with funding applications. Thus the new treasurer’s job is to ensure accounts are being kept accurately, and to assist the Committee with financial matters.

Ref No. 845

 

 

Secretary

Headway Highland

Opportunity Description –  Either personally or by delegation, the secretary should:

 

  • Receive agenda items from other trustees/staff and prepare and circulate agendas in consultation with the chair and manager.

 

  • Attend monthly committee meetings and make practical arrangements for these meetings.

 

  • Check that a quorum is present at meetings.

 

  • Minute the meetings and circulate the draft minutes to all trustees.

 

  • Check that trustees and staff have carried out actions agreed at a previous meeting.

 

  • Circulate agendas and minutes of the annual general meeting and any special or extraordinary general meetings.

 

  • Send out and receive correspondence in respect of external bodies or individuals.

 

Organisation Information – Headway Highland are a small, independent charity who support adults with a brain injury, their families and carers.  We provide access to support groups, an accredited counselling service, signposting to relevant services and organisations.  We also produce a quarterly newsletter.

Minimum Age – 18

 

Reference Number – 205

Treasurer

Headway Highland

Opportunity Description – The Treasurer will report to the trustees on the finances so that they are able to ensure the financial stability of Headway Highland and that it is applying its resources exclusively in pursuance of its objects.

Main tasks and duties:

Maintain financial records in accordance with legislative requirements

Oversee, approve and present budgets, accounts and financial statements

Prepare and present regular financial reports to the trustees

Ensure that appropriate accounting procedures and controls are in place

Ensure that the accounts are prepared and disclosed in the form required by potential donors and the relevant statutory bodies, e.g. OSCR and/or the registrar of companies

Keep the trustees informed about its financial duties and responsibilities

Advise on the financial implications of the organisation’s strategic plans

Ensure that the accounts are scrutinised in the manner required (independent examination or audit) and any recommendations are implemented

Make a formal presentation of the accounts at the annual general meeting, drawing attention to important points in a coherent and easily understandable way

Ensure that there is no conflict between any investment held and the aims and objects of Headway Highland

 

Organisation Information – Headway Highland are a small, independent charity who support adults with a brain injury, their families and carers. We provide access to support groups, an accredited counselling service, signposting to relevant services and organisations. We also produce a quarterly newsletter.

 

 

Minimum Age – 18

Ref No– 2013