Volunteering Opportunities

Below are some more local volunteering opportunites that may not be in the search feature above:

Volunteer Marshals Needed - Friday 3rd November
Aden-een, The Shell Fireworks Parade 2017, returns to Aden Country Park, Mintlaw to create a wild and wonderful walk through the woods. Following the success of the event in previous years, this year promises to be another enchanted and magical evening in the depths of the park. This year the theme will be based on the Scottish teller of tales, Robert Louis Stevenson whose most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped and The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
They are looking for at least 50 volunteer marshalls and there are a variety of duties involved, including selling wristbands, handing out flyers, keeping areas litter free, accompanying the audience, keeping paths clear, giving directions and generally helping the audience have a safe and enjoyable evening.  Grampian Event Security, the Modo Crew, British Red Cross, Scottish Ambulance Service, Police Scotland and Aberdeenshire Council Landscape team will all be there working alongside volunteers.  Marshalls must be 16 or over. Refreshments will be provided.
Ideally, volunteers should be in attendance from 5.00pm until the end of the evening’s activities (normally 9.00pm).  You will be given all the information you will need before the event and a short briefing on the night.  We try our best to allow all our volunteers to see the fireworks and the groups in the woods.
Contact: Theresa Ritchie on: 01779 600020 or email: theresa@modo.org.uk.

Volunteering with Stella's Voice

Can you spare a morning, afternoon, a day or even more? We need your help at our Peterhead base and Aberdeen shop. There are so many different ways you can help - sorting, pricing, steaming,  shop displays, recycling, cleaning. Can you lift heavier/large items?  Are you a P.A.T. tester? Can you fix bicycles? Are you good at assembling furniture? Learn new skills including customer service and grow in confidence as you work as part of a team. If you're interested or want to find out more, Tel: 0300 3030 2520. Visit the website at: www.stellasvoice.org.uk/volunteer

CHAS at Home Administration Volunteer needed

The aim of this role is to work within the Aberdeen CHAS at Home team to ensure the smooth running of the CHAS at Home service. This includes undertaking a range of administrative tasks such as typing, opening mail and photocopying. The CHAS at Home team works directly with families, providing support and nursing care to children in their homes so we’re looking for friendly, enthusiastic volunteers who will give them a warm welcome.
You should be able to volunteer for one-half day per week (Monday-Friday). The time commitment is flexible and can be agreed with your supervisor and the CHAS at Home Manager. CHAS at Home Office is based at 95 Rosemount Place, Aberdeen. If you’re interested in this role - or keen to find out more please contact valsullivan@chas.org.uk
Tel: 01224 841540.

Volunteer Counsellors Wanted - One to One Counselling Deeside 

Are you the kind of person who is trusted by those around you and who spends a lot of your time listening and helping other people with their problems? Do you have time on your hands and want to give back to the community in a way which is both rewarding and inspiring? If your answer to these questions is "yes", please consider joining our well established, community-minded, local counselling agency.

One to One Counselling would like to welcome potential volunteer counsellors to our office situated in Alford House, Ballater Road, Aboyne, AB34 5HY (next door to Davidsons Chemist) for an Informal Open Evening on Thursday 9th November from 7.30-9pm. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet the staff and existing volunteer counsellors, to get a feel for the organisation and the service we offer, and to have any questions answered.
Free training to become a counsellor with us will place over ten weekends, in the first half of 2018, at MHA's head office in Aberdeen. After the training, we ask that you are able to commit a regular half day of your time for at least two years. Our volunteer counsellors receive regular supervision and ongoing training to support them in their role. If you have any queries, or would like to attend the training but cannot make it to our open evening, please contact Laura Simmons (Manager) on 013398 86700 or email OnetoOne.manager@mhaberdeen.org.uk

Bonty Court Aboyne

Bonty Court in Aboyne is sheltered housing. They provide a lunch service to residents 7 days a week 365 days a year. The collection of the lunches from Aboyne hospital and the serving of lunches is done by a team of volunteers. The lunch service takes a total of 45 minutes a day. If you have some spare time and can help out please contact Aileen Longino, AVA Development Officer on 07824 096531 or email Aileen.Longino@avashire.org.uk.

Get Involved With Young Scot

Young Scot supports loads of projects locally and nationally that you can get involved in. Meet new people, expand skills & enhance your CV - NO experience required! The opportunities regularly have great long term opportunities for young people to get involved in projects to have a real say on how national and local services and policy are delivered. These are long term volunteering opportunities specifically for young people. They are open to all young people wherever they live and they want young people from the all four corners of Scotland to take part to ensure the widest possible representation. Young Scot pay travel and expenses so every young person has the opportunity to take part. For more information, visit: http://young.scot/get-involved or contact: Joseph Walton at: JosephW@young.scot

Volunteering with Aberdeenshire Council
Did you know there are a range of volunteering opportunities available with Aberdeenshire Council? Have a look at their website at: http://jobs.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/volunteer-with-us/

Volunteering at Magpie

Our Magpie Charity Shops in Banchory and Inverurie offer a range of volunteering opportunities. If you have a few hours to spare per week, could help uplift or deliver furniture, are good on social media, could help out at the Crow's Nest or in the shops then please call or visit us to find out more. Also if you have a particular interest in upcycling or vintage and antiques and would like to volunteer, we'd love to hear from you. Call Renee Joss on 01330 823800. Visit the Magpie website at: www.magpieshops.org.uk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/magpieshops/
Twitter: @Magpie_AVA

Volunteer Driver Service - Mobilising Communities
The Volunteer Driver Service requires volunteer car drivers for additional flexibility and support in its service provision.  This is a door-to-door service where the driver collects individuals from their home address and transports them to an agreed location at an agreed time and the returns the client to their home address afterwards. If you are interested in finding out more about this opportunity, contact: Lynda McFarlane; Operations Administrator on: 01771 619191 / 07469 252353 or e-mail: lynda.mcfarlane@dialabus.org.uk.

Quarriers Volunteering
Quarriers Aberdeenshire Carer Service would like to hear from you if you have a few hours to spare here and there, if you feel that you would like to support unpaid carers by befriending in their home or to take them out for a coffee out in their community. Are you a creative person and like to organise some art and craft sessions for Unpaid Carers to attend.  Please get in touch with Tracey Harrison on 01467 538700.

SensationALL - volunteers needed for weekly Monday morning adult group

Have you got a spare hour or two to come along and help out with this vibrant and fun social group for adults with disabilities? Come and make a difference and have fun too!
Contact Sarah on 01224 746699 or sarah@sensationall.org.uk for more information.

Home-start Kincardine Volunteering Opportunities
Volunteer with Home-Start Kincardine helping support local families in many different ways with children 0-5 years old. A little time per week can make such a positive impact and be so rewarding. Volunteers can be of all ages that have parenting experience and understand the stresses and demands of bringing up children. Volunteers would support families who are new to the area, families with multiple births, lone parents, mums with mental health issues/postnatal depression, families with ill health/disabilities, families who are struggling and families from all backgrounds. Volunteers would support by offering practical help with children, help to access local services and activities, a listening ear, a break for parents, help to attend appointments and encouraging play opportunities with children particularly outdoor. Volunteers would attend an initial preparation course so they feel confident with all aspects of home visiting. Home visits would be between 2 and 3 hours once a week. Volunteers receive ongoing support and training from Home-Start Kincardine coordinators. Volunteers will be able to claim any travel expenses. Dates for next preparation course:

  • 1st Nov -  6pm – 9pm
  • 8th Nov - 9.30am – 2.30pm
  • 15th Nov - 9.30am – 2.30pm
  • 16th Nov - 6pm – 9pm
  • 21st Nov - 9.30am – 2.30pm
  • 28th Nov - 9.30am -2.30pm
  • 4th Dec - 9.30am -2.30pm

More details from Laura Lambert, Senior Coordinator on 01569 767773 or laura@homestartkincardine.org.



You can also search for volunteering opportunities in your area via the Volunteer Scotland website.