Category Archives: Miscellaneous

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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

Business Volunteer

Sported

Opportunity Description – Volunteers will be paired with the leaders of community sports clubs who need expertise in a particular area to become more sustainable. Sported works closely our with volunteers as they have the knowledge and experience in the areas in which our community clubs need help. These areas include; business fundraising, finance, governance, PR, marketing, strategy. Our volunteers work directly to support clubs in their area. Volunteer opportunities are very flexible and could range from answering a 15 minute call from a club leader who has questions in your area of expertise, to delivering a workshop or a 6 month mentor placement with one member.

Organisation Information – Supporting the leaders of community sports clubs strengthen and become sustainable using your skills in one of the following areas; business, strategy, fundraising, finance, PR & Marketing, governance and impact.

Ref No. 957

Impact Volunteer

Sported

Opportunity Description

What’s involved: Attend a training session / support member group through the programme by

delivering 4 one to one sessions / deliver an impact workshop to member group

When: The project will run from January 2016 – December 2016

Where: Across Scotland

Training: You will receive a training session delivered by Sported

Organisation Information – Supporting community clubs strengthen their impact practice helping clubs demonstrate the difference they’re making in young peoples’ lives.

Ref No. 958

Reading for Employment Advocate

Highlife Highland Adult Learning

Opportunity Description – Read on Get on (20140 and Children Researching the links between poverty and literacy, (2007), both highlight the power of male role models and more specifically fathers in engaging young people through reading for enjoyment. Six volunteers will read with primary 1 and primary 4 children in Highland primary schools. Through the completion of an SQA volunteering qualification, the volunteers will be supported through sessions on personal reading and reading with children. The volunteers will develop their own literacy skills through the training programme. Following the training, volunteers will visit schools once a week for an eight week block to read with children. During the project the volunteers will continually reflect on their own developing literacy skills, their experience as a volunteer, the training they’ve undertaken and the support that they’ve received.

Organisation Information – Adult Learning (literacies) aim to provide an opportunity for any adult who has difficulty coping with tasks requiring reading, writing or numeracy and to provide a tutor with whom they can practise and improve these skills in an informal environment.

Ref No. 806

Speaker Volunteer

Parkinsons UK

Opportunity Description – Speaker Volunteers play an important role in maintaining relationships with our supporters across the UK – informing people about Parkinson’s and raising funds for our vital work. Thanks to our volunteer speakers all over the country giving inspirational talks to community groups, churches and schools we can transform even more lives. The Volunteer speaker will support the Regional Fundraiser’s annual fundraising strategy by inspiring the community to raise funds for Parkinson’s UK. More widely you will support the Regional team in their aim to reach everyone with Parkinson’s.
Involvement includes:
• Research groups in a geographical area, develop relationships and book talks
• Inform people about Parkinson’s
• Inspire groups to support Parkinson’s UK and raise funds
• Liaise with your Regional Fundraiser about planned talks and proactively seek opportunities to speak to local groups in your designated area
• Attend cheque presentations or local events on behalf of Parkinson’s UK and thank supporters and hosts
• Identify and develop potential fundraising opportunities

Organisation Information – We’re the Parkinson’s charity that drives better care, treatments and quality of life.  Together we can bring forward the day when no one fears Parkinson’s

Minimum Age – 18

Ref N0 – 754

Volunteer Listener

Listen Well Scotland

Opportunity Description – Listen Well Scotland is experiencing an exciting time of growth and development and is now looking to recruit and train more volunteers who will provide “Listening Time for You” in a variety of community settings in the Inverness and Moray area.

At present we provide “Listening Time for You” in three surgeries in Inverness and are also embarking on a new listening project within a local school.

Listening Time for You offers a safe space where a person has the opportunity and time to explore his or hers concerns in confidence with a trained listener.

Organisation Information – Listen Well Scotland believes that listening plays an important part in health and wellbeing.

Times of concern, anxiety and fear are a normal part of life yet often make us feel physically and/or mentally unwell. Talking things over with a trained listener is often very helpful in exploring ways of managing life’s stresses.

Minimum Age – 18

Ref No – 753

Education Volunteer

Highland Brook Advisory Centre

Opportunity Description – You will be volunteering with our education and training team based in Inverness, to deliver Bitesize Brook: our highly acclaimed fun and engaging ‘pop-up’ relationships and sex education programme for young people. Bitesize sessions involve young people taking part in the short interactive activities in different zones, themed around key sex and relationship education issues. You will be given training and support to facilitate these sessions. It is anticipated that the Inverness based team will deliver BiteSize Brook across the Highland and Moray regions.

Organisation Information – Brook is the UK’s leading sexual health and wellbeing charity for young people. We have over 50 years experience, and work with over 275,000 young people each year.

Min Age – N/A

Ref No – 696

 

 

Christmas Day Helping Hand

Leonard Cheshire Disability

Opportunity Description – To give a general helping hand on Christmas Day and join in the Christmas Day celebrations supporting users of the service:

Assist with food preparation, table setting, dishes.
Chatting with residents.
Join in and enhance with Christmas Day celebrations.

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

Ref No – 499

Bumps and Babies/Toddler Group Volunteer

NCT Highlands and Islands (Gaidhealtachd)

Opportunity Description – We’re looking for new volunteers to help us run our local Bumps & Babies/Toddler Group. This involves, setting up the toys and chairs at the venue, preparing refreshments, warmly welcoming parents, interacting with parents and ensuring they and their little ones and comfortable, helping clear away at the end of the session. The role can also include helping to promote the group through E-mail, Facebook, the branch’s website and creating and distributing posters and flyers throughout the city.

You’ll be part of a team of volunteers that run the local branch of the NCT (National Childbirth Trust) and who support each other in their roles. You’ll also receive information and support from NCT’s staff volunteering team.

Organisation Information – NCT is here to support parents. We give them accurate, impartial information so that they can decide what’s best for their family, and we introduce them to a network of local parents to gain practical and emotional support. We are the UK’s largest parenting charity, and campaign as the voice for parents on the issues they care about.

Minimum Age – 16

Ref No. 475

 

Information Assistant Volunteer

Connecting Carers

Opportunity Description – Help to provide a support service via e-mail, web and social media including checking e-mail enquiries and logging onto the database, updating fact-sheets, managing information resources, identifying and attending events.

Organisation Information – To provide support, information and training to unpaid carers and young carers across Highland.

Minimum Age – N/A

Ref No – 464

Carers Champion Volunteer

Connecting Carers

Opportunity Description – Help promote Connecting Carers within your local area, put out promotional materials in venues that carers may see them, such as GP surgeries, shops, schools, etc.

Organisation Information – To provide support, information and training to unpaid carers and young carers across Highland.

Minimum Age – N/A

Ref No – 461

Editorial Volunteer

Connecting Carers

Opportunity Description – To produce editorial content to promote Connecting Carers and Carers issues.  To work with Connecting Carers to identify current trends, issues and themes to be included in the bulletin.

Organisation Information – To provide support, information and training to unpaid carers and young carers across Highland.

Min Age – N/A

Ref No – 460

Bulletin Assistant Volunteer

Connecting Carers

Opportunity Description – To assist Connecting Carers with the production of the Carers Bulletin.  To help produce a comprehensive information resource to unpaid carers and professionals across Highland.  This will be distributed online or via hardcopy.

Organisation Information – To provide support, information and training to unpaid carers and young carers across Highland.

Min Age – N/A

Ref No – 452

Ad-Hoc Volunteer

Connecting Carers

Opportunity Description – To provide support to Connecting Carers staff on an Ad-Hoc basis if available.  This may include; helping set up and man stands at events, assisting with mail shots within the office, helping promote the work of Connecting Carers, helping with any one off event connected to the organisation.

Organisation Information – To provide support, information and training to unpaid carers and young carers across Highland.

Min Age – N/A

Ref No – 457

Carers Drop-in Facilitator Volunteer

Connecting Carers

Opportunity Description – Facilitate, promote and attend Connecting Carers Adult Carers Drop in sessions.  Welcome and include and chat to all members.

Organisation Information – To provide support, information and training to unpaid carers and young carers across Highland.

Minimum Age – N/A

Ref No – 456

Craft Group Demonstrator Volunteer

Connecting Carers

Opportunity Description – Share crafting skills with the group, and clear up afterwards.  Provide materials and keep receipts, promote the group to carers.

Organisation Information – To provide support, information and training to unpaid carers and young carers across Highland.

Minimum Age – N/A

Ref No – 453

Counselling Volunteer

Connecting Carers

Opportunity Description – To provide an opportunity for carers to explore issues that may be affecting the caring role.  To assist carers to explore ways of caring for themselves within their caring role.

Organisation Information – To provide support, information and training to unpaid carers and young carers across Highland.

Minimum Age – N/A

Ref No – 443

Time 2 Be Panel Member Volunteer

Connecting Carers

Opportunity Description – Attend monthly Time 2 Be panel meetings.  To be part of the decision making process, in order to determine the outcome for individual Time 2 Be applications.  To attend training, support and supervision as necessary and participate in staff meetings if appropriate.

Organisation Information – To provide support, information and training to unpaid carers and young carers across Highland.

Min Age– N/A

Ref No – 445

Media Assistant Volunteer

Connecting Carers

Opportunity Description – To regularly update and maintain our Twitter, Facebook and Website news.  To support the promotion of Connecting Carers events.  To research and assist in the putting together of the Connecting Carers Bulletin.

Organisation Information – To provide support, information and training to unpaid carers and young carers across Highland.

Min Age – N/A

Ref No – 444

Handy Person

Nansen Highland

Opportunity Description – This opportunity does not require working directly with the students,  but assisting the organisation to keep a safe and pleasant environment for their studies.  This position would suit a person with practical and DIY skills.

Organisation Information – Aims to train and assist in the training of your persons and children, so they develop their physical, mental and spiritual capacities, and that they may grow to full maturity as individuals and members of society, and, to instruct and to assist in instructing young persons and children in the principles of discipline, loyalty and good citizenship.

Minimum Age – 18

Ref No – 707

Helper

Dunbar Centre Pop-In

Opportunity Description – We require Volunteers to help serve customers as well as making them feel at home.  For many older people it is a very comfortable and safe place to be.  The work is varied and we can arrange hours to suit your individual needs.

Organisation Information – The Dunbar Centre is a cafe where people over the age of 50 come in for a cup of tea/coffee and a blether.  We also supply snacks and lunches.

Minimum Age – 16

Ref No. 312

Community Volunteer

TCV, The Community Volunteering Charity

Opportunity Description – TCV, the community volunteering charity, are working with local people in Smithton and Culloden by getting together to celebrate what is good about their neighbourhood and deciding what needs changing to make it a better and happier place to live.

This programme includes a Community Fund available to support activities and changes in Smithton/Culloden and it’s up to residents to decide what happens and how this is spent.  There is no fixed outcome or agenda, just local people coming together to help improve the area.

Organisation Information – TCV, the community volunteering charity, are working with local people in Smithton and Culloden by getting together to celebrate what is good about their neighbourhood and deciding what needs changing to make it a better and happier place to live.

Minimum Age – 18

Reference Number – 079

 

 

Board Member

Safe, Strong and Free

Opportunity Description – Ensure the project is meeting its objectives and is working in line with the constitution, ensure the project complies with all legal obligations under charity law and company law where appropriate, ensure the financial viability of the project, making sure funding is acquired and managed to best effect.  Board Members are expected to meet around eight times a year, during school term times.

Organisation Information – Safe, Strong and Free (SSF) is a primary prevention charity that aims to reduce the vulnerability of children to abuse and victimisation.

Ref No. – 512

Activity Supporter

Reach4Reality

Opportunity Description – To befriend and support young people with a social communication difficulty on outdoor activity breaks.

Organisation Information – Reach4Reality is a small Christian voluntary organisation which seeks to improve outcomes for young people, living in the Highland area, who have social and communication challenges such as autism. Reach4Reality organises activity days and weekends for up to 4 young people at a time, accessing various outdoor activity centres in Highland. Volunteers work alongside young people, in a ratio of one-to -one, to support the young people on activities to develop their confidence and social skills within a holistic view of health and wellbeing.

Minimum Age – 16

Ref No – 912

 

Stand Up! Young Ambassador

RASASH – Rape and Sexual Abuse Service Highland

Opportunity Description – We are looking for committed young volunteers between the ages of 13-25 who are interested in standing up against sexual violence in all its forms. Ambassadors will do this by getting involved in RASASH’s prevention, campaigning and fundraising work after having completed the two day Young Ambassadors training program. If you would like to learn how to make a positive difference in your community, all while gaining great skills-based experience that will open up loads of extra doors in your future, the Young Ambassador program may be for you!

Organisation Information – RASASH is a service that supports people aged 13+ who have been affected by sexual violence; we also work to change attitudes in order to stop sexual violence from happening.

Min Age – 13

Ref No – VO63515

Support Volunteer

RASASH – Rape and Sexual Abuse Service Highland

Opportunity Description – We are looking for Volunteers who share our values and who have an interest in providing support to people affected by sexual violence.  Responsibilities may include Volunteers placements on the support line, by e-mail, Skype and Face to Face providing support for survivors and their families.  Volunteer placements within support and activity groups.

Organisation Information -RASASH provides support, information and advocacy for anyone, aged 13 or over, who lives in the Highland Council area and who has experienced sexual violence or abuse. We are based in Inverness and can provide face to face support for anyone able to come to our premises, or who lives within 30 minutes’ drive time of Inverness. Over time, and as funding allows, we aim to develop a presence across the whole of the Highland Council area. In the first instance we will provide support by telephone, email and Skype to survivors and their families who cannot travel to Inverness or live more than 30 minutes distance of Inverness.

Compulsory Training – We provide extensive training and support before and throughout volunteer placements.

Ref No. N/A

 

Trustee

RASASH Trustee

Opportunity Description – The Board of Trustees have ultimate legal and financial responsibility for all activities of the organisation.  They maintain an overview of policy and strategic direction rather than being involved in day-to-day operations.  Key aspects of the role involve: To be committed to the vision, mission and values of RASASH, to provide strategic direction, including agreeing and monitoring strategic plans, to keep informed about the activities of RASAH and the wider issues that affect its work and to ensure the work of RASASH is monitored and evaluated.

Organisation Information – RASASH provides support, information and advocacy for anyone, aged 13 or over, who lives in the Highland Council area and who has experienced sexual violence or abuse. We are based in Inverness and can provide face to face support for anyone able to come to our premises, or who lives within 30 minutes’ drive time of Inverness. Over time, and as funding allows, we aim to develop a presence across the whole of the Highland Council area. In the first instance we will provide support by telephone, email and Skype to survivors and their families who cannot travel to Inverness or live more than 30 minutes distant of Inverness.

Ref No – N/A

 

 

Volunteer Recruiter

 Chest Heart and Stroke Inverness

Opportunity Description – This is an opportunity to support the organisation in the ongoing recruitment and retention of volunteers within our charity stores. To attract new volunteers and ensure they are aware of the diverse roles for volunteers within the store. Potential volunteers must have a competent level of the English language.

Organisation Information – To help those with chest, heart and stroke issues.

Ref No. 322

Volunteer Shinty Referee

Camanachd Association (Highland)

Opportunity Description – The opportunity to be a valued contributor to the growth of Scotland’s oldest sport, officiating in some of the most beautiful parts of Scotland. Where: Shinty pitches around Scotland. Usual travel arrangements are 100-150 miles.

Organisation Information – To develop the sport of shinty, running competition programmes and training volunteers to run clubs and officiate at matches.

Minimum Age – 18

Ref No. 100

E-Bay Volunteer

Highland Hospice (Highland)

Opportunity Description To assist Highland Hospice fundraising through the operation of the Highland Hospice online eBay shop. Organisation Information The Hospice aims: To provide specialist inter-disciplinary palliative care to patients suffering from life threatening cancer and other appropriate terminal illnesses. To provide continuing support into bereavement to carers, relatives and friends. To act as an education and resource centre for health care professionals and others interested in furthering the work of palliative care. To initiate and participate in audit and research projects within the field of palliative care. To consolidate, expand and improve these services to achieve the highest possible standard of palliative care within a cost which is affordable.

Minimum Age – 16

Ref No. 129

Marketing and Communications Assistant (volunteer)

 Trees For Life

Opportunity Description – We have a fantastic opportunity for a creative and enthusiastic volunteer to work alongside our M & C Officer. Based in our small, friendly office in Findhorn, there will also be opps. To visit our conservation projects in the Highlands. Responsibilities will include:- * Assist in managing the different social media platforms * Assist with updating and maintaining the photo library * Update the Trees for Life website * Carry out research into new audiences and opps to promote the work of TFL *Assist with events and other projects Work hours: 9am-5pm, 2-3 days per week (negotiable)

Organisation Information – Restoration and regeneration of the Caledonian forest in Scotland.

Minimum Age – 18

Ref No. 240

Sports Journalist

Youth Football Scotland Ltd

Opportunity Description It is an excellent opportunity for anyone who is keen to develop their skills, put their work in front of a large audience and play their part in raising the profile at the grass roots level of our nation’s most played sport.

Organisation Information Youth Football Scotland is the membership organisation which supports youth football teams across Scotland. It acts as a one-stop shop to provide governance and support to regions and local teams across the country.

Minimum Age – 16

Ref No. 724

Merkinch Partnership Sports Development

Merkinch Development Ventures Ltd

Opportunity Description – Opportunities to become involved in developing sporting activities and clubs in Merkinch, whether you are qualified or not.

Organisation Information – Merkinch Development Ventures Ltd is a registered company and registered social firm. We help long term unemployed/adults with social problems in Merkinch.

Minimum Age – 16

Ref No. 146

Volunteer Coach

 Highland Hockey Club

Opportunity Description – Coaching young people and adults in hockey to be able to compete in local and national leagues. WHERE: Bught Park-Astro Turf, Tuesday nights 6.15pm

Organisation Information – To provide a pathway for youth members & adult beginners to compete in local & national leagues.

Ref No. 114

Volunteer Online Campaigner

World Wildlife Fund

Opportunity Description – Online campaigner to help achieve real change on environmental issues by lobbying decision makers by email.

Organisation Information – To protect and conserve wildlife and the environment for our future through work with volunteers, general public and decision makers.

Minimum Age – 16

Ref No. 099

Youth Worker

 Hilton Community Centre Youth Groups

Opportunity Description Our volunteers receive the same training as our paid staff and volunteers play an active role in our activities. Monday evenings have two groups 5-7 year olds and 8-12 year olds. Thursday evenings- Youth Cafe S1-S6. Where: Hilton Community Centre.

Organisation Information For over 3 years Hilton Community Centre has been running youth provision after the Highland Council withdrew its funding. Since this time our numbers have quadrupled. Our leaders come from a wide range of backgrounds and have a variety of skills which they are happy to share.

Minimum Age – 16

Ref No. 101

Newsletter Editor

MS Society Scotland

Opportunity Description To provide, through a branch newsletter, relevant, accurate and up to date information to people affected by MS and others interested in the work of the branch.

Organisation Information Our vision: A world free from the devastating effects of Multiple Sclerosis. Our mission: To enable everyone affected by MS to live life to their full potential and secure the care and support they need, until we ultimately find a cure. We rely on fundraising and the efforts of our volunteers and staff to achieve our aims: – To fund and promote the best possible research into MS cause, cure and care. – To be the recognised source of consistent, high quality support and information to all people affected by MS, throughout the UK. – To raise standards of MS care by working in partnership with professionals, promoting equitable access to high quality services based on the needs of the individual. – To be the authoritative voice on MS and to promote the independence, dignity and self-determination of people affected by MS. – To work with people affected by MS to help them to retain control of their lives and to be fully involved in everything we do.

Minimum Age – 16

Ref. 127