Volunteer Leafleting Project Support Volunteer Roles in Glasgow
What is the purpose of this role?
To provide support to the Project Coordinator at Scams Awareness events that take place in Community venues across Nottingham City & County.
What impact does this role have?
Our Scams Awareness Events, provide vital information to older people on how to be more aware of different types of scams and how to avoid being scammed. The events also provide support to those who have been scammed or had a near miss. Providing support at these events will mean that you are directly liaising with people affected or at risk of being affected by scams and you will have the opportunity to potentially change their outcome.
What activities might you be involved in?
· Liaising with the Project Coordinator to put dates in the diary where you will jointly attend events in the community.
· Helping with the setting up and packing away at Scams Awareness events the Project Coordinator is attending.
· Welcoming people to the event.
· Supporting the Project Coordinator at events, manning an information stand, handing out leaflets, making a note of any queries from attendees (which will be answered by the Project Coordinator at a later date) and taking contact details for scams referrals.
· Volunteering in line with the Charity’s policies and procedures and adhering to the Volunteer Code of Conduct
What are we looking for?
Ø Individuals with a genuine interest in the wellbeing of older people
Ø A cheerful, ‘can-do’ attitude
Ø Individuals who have excellent interpersonal skills.
Ø Individuals who maintain confidential communication where applicable.
Ø A passion for the work of Age UK Nottingham and Nottinghamshire
Ø Individuals who can travel to events throughout Nottingham City & County either by car or by public transport.
When would you be needed to volunteer?
You will need to be able to commit to attending one Scams Awareness Event when required (which are often run on a Wednesday or Thursday during the day), but there may be occasional requirement to support an event taking place in the early evening.
What training will you be given?
You will be given all the training you need to enable you to carry out your role which will include a thorough departmental induction.
What can you gain from this opportunity?
· The chance to make a difference to older people’s lives
· Ongoing support, ensuring your volunteering experience is a fulfilling and positive one
· A comprehensive training programme
· The opportunity to learn new skills
· Experience to add to your CV
· The opportunity to meet new people and make new friends
· Reimbursement of travel expenses as defined in the Age UK Notts Volunteer Handbook
Please note a Basic DBS check is required for this role which will be undertaken by the Charity at no cost to the volunteer, after being offered the role.
***Please note that we don’t offer sponsorship or accept overseas applicants***
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Are you looking to make a difference to peoples lives?
At the Canal & River Trust we are looking for volunteers to make a real impact on peoples lives. The focus is to support to some of the most vulnerable people on the waterways.
As a boater welfare advocate you will be volunteering alongside the Customer Support Team in this brand new opportunity.
The role includes but is not limited to:
• Mapping out vital resources near the waterways within the East Midlands region for our most vulnerable customers – such as Places of Welcome, food banks, advice (financial/legal etc.) centres etc.
• Establishing vital useful information – opening times, parking, transport links, registration requirements
• Finding the most accessible way to get this information to the people who may need it – for example, poster in our notice boards, website, leaflet for our BLCS team to take, letter drops etc.
• Identify opportunities to works with local councils and support local initiatives e.g. food bank events.
• Document the success of events the Trust have supported and develop case studies of success.
Ideally you’ll be able to give between 2 and 10 hours a week to give and gain the most from the task. The work will mainly involve research at the outset and is flexible.
Lipodystrophy UK is a dedicated charity, set up to support people affected by Lipodystrophy. Lipodystrophy is a rare disease which affects the body’s ability to store fat under the skin. This can lead to metabolic complications including insulin resistance, diabetes, dyslipidaemia, heart disease, kidney disease, fatty liver disease and many others.
We are a small but growing charity and need help with our Trustee board, after some dedicated long-serving members have stepped down.
We’re looking for a socially-conscious individual to help support our goals. This will be a fantastic opportunity to gain experience as a Board member and Trustee, facilitating the growth of the charity in its continuous efforts to support patients and their families. We welcome anyone affected by Lipodystrophy, rare disease, or anyone who wants to help our vibrant community.
You’ll be required to:
- Attend quarterly Board meetings (virtually)
- Offer opinions and recommendations on charity projects and directions
- Support our actions through organisation of/support organisation of different projects, for example:
- Arranging the printing of information leaflets
- Being a point of contact to a collaborator/collaborating organisation
- Organising a patient support day, etc.
- Liaise with and advise fellow trustees and other volunteers regarding assigned projects/tasks, keeping the Board up-to-date with any related developments
- Maintain a flexible approach in line with community engagement
- Give regular updates (quarterly Board meetings and ad hoc, when required) to the other Trustees on the Board
- Ensure that the organisation complies with its governing document, organisation law, and any other relevant legislation or regulations
- Ensure that the organisation pursues its objectives as defined in its governing document
- Undertake, along with fellow trustees, actively to govern, direct and control the organisation through collective decision-making
We would also like to appoint a Trustee with relevant experience as a Treasurer. Additional responsibilities would include:
- Oversee the financial affairs of the organisation and ensure they are legal, constitutional and within accepted accounting practice
- Ensure proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures and controls are in place
- Monitor and report on the financial health of the organisation
- Liaise with and advise fellow trustees and other volunteers on all financial matters to ensure the financial viability of the organisation
- Make fellow trustees aware of their financial obligations and take a lead in interpreting financial data to them
- Produce or assist with the production of all necessary financial reports and returns, accounts and audits
- Regularly report the financial position at trustee meetings
- Appraise the financial viability of plans, funding applications, proposals and feasibility studies and advise the trustees accordingly
- Ensure that funds are properly expended in accordance with any restrictions placed by the donor
You’ll be comfortable communicating with others, discussing the merits and disadvantages for different approaches. You will be comfortable suggesting ideas to support patients and willing to take on responsibility for different projects, as required (expect no more than a few hours commitment a month). It would be great if you had an understanding and/or a personal connection to Lipodystrophy and/or rare disease, or a willingness to learn about Lipodystrophy and its challenges. You must be sensitive to the difficulties experienced by the lipodystrophy community. To be considered for a Trustee role you will have:
- A friendly and cooperative manner
- The ability to communicate well with others
- Good organisation skills
- A passion to support our Lipodystrophy community
Additionally for the Treasurer position:
- Knowledge and experience of current fundraising and finance practice relevant to voluntary and community organisations
- Knowledge of bookkeeping and financial management
- Good financial analysis skills
Benefits to the successful candidate
- A real sense of purpose - you get to make a real difference to people affected by lipodystrophy
- Work with like-minded people
- Varied opportunities for creativity and development
- Flexibility to fit work in around your other commitments
- Development of a wide range of transferable skills that will boost your CV and be attractive to future employers
If you’re as passionate about community support, raising awareness and supporting rare disease communities as we are and you want to join us on our journey and help shape our future, we want to hear from you.
To apply please submit your CV and a short covering letter explaining your interest in joining Lipodystrophy UK and the relevant experience that you will be able to bring to the organisation.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.