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Bloodwise Reindeer Run Registration Assistant

Bloodwise's mission is to beat blood cancer. You can help by volunteering at our Reindeer Run this 3rd December! This is a family-friendly festive event with a distance for everyone. Registration Assistants help mark off pre-booked participants and register on-the-day signs ups.

 
Plusone Mentor

We are looking for volunteers who are eager to make a difference in their own community and make a difference in the life of a young person. The mentor will regularly meet up with a young person offering a friendly ear, support and guidance and advice on making positive life choices.

 
Bloodwise Reindeer Run Event Set-Up Team

Our mission at Bloodwise is to beat blood cancer. You can help by volunteering at our Reindeer Run this 3rd December! This family-friendly festive event has three distances: a 5k, a 10k and a special kid’s race. Event Set-Up team are responsible for the route markers, fencing and signage for these events.

 
Shared Heritage Volunteer

The Shared Heritage project will create positive relationships between the increasing Spanish speaking community and the Scottish community in Edinburgh. The project aims to build bridges between these communities, by discovering and appreciating the heritage and history we share.

 
Digital Champion Volunteer
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Our new Re:connect project provides Digital Classroom Sessions for people to develop their digital skills and computer literacy. It is focussed on supporting people who are lonely and isolated. Join us and develop your digital and computer literacy skills whilst helping other people do the same.

 
Hit Squad Painter

Hit Squad volunteers help support clients to decorate their new home.Working in teams of volunteers alongside the client, two rooms will be decorated and the client gains painting experience and emotional support.This opportunity takes place over a full day and we ask a commitment of once a month

 
Café Connect Volunteer

Café Connect is at the heart of the Eric Liddell Centre. The volunteers take orders, make hot drinks, serve customers and make sure the Café is in order. The Café brings in much needed income for the Centre's activities and offers volunteers valuable experience in hospitality and customer service.

 
Student By-Elections Coming Soon

Over the week commencing 30 October all Edinburgh Napier students will get the chance to vote for their new Equality & Diversity Officer, and Merchiston students will get to vote for their two new Campus Officers.

 
Bloodwise Reindeer Run Cheer Team Member

The Reindeer Run is a key mass participation event in the Bloodwise fundraising calendar. The Cheer Team can make a huge difference! Anyone can take on this opportunity, whether you've volunteered before or not. The Cheer Team will give our walkers/runners lots of vocal support to get across that finish line! You’ll also be responsible for ensuring everyone receives their goody bag as a thank you for fundraising.

 
Community Navigator

As a Community Navigator you will share your knowledge of health and wellbeing services and resources in Edinburgh and build supportive relationships with the people that come to us. This might include meeting with referred clients to explore their wellbeing goals and signposting them.

 
Trustee Positions

Trustees govern and lead charity organisations as part of a board. Charities are always looking for new trustees, and it's a fantastic way to learn about the management and strategy side of charities while contributing to a great cause. Time commitment is often low, but being a trustee will look fantastic on your CV.

 
Youth Engagement & Research Volunteer - Positive Transitions

Volunteers will work as part of a team to design engaging youth consultations and work on a one-to-one basis with young people. They will be fully trained in befriending techniques and "hands on" social research skills.

 
Befriending Volunteer

The Befriending service aims to breakdown the isolation experienced by carers in providing them with a volunteer befriender. The role is flexible, allowing the volunteer and carer to negotiate when and where, and how often, they will meet.

 
Events and Membership Volunteering

The RSPB are looking to recruit volunteers to help with their events throughout the year. You will be involved from anything to helping to set up the stall, talking to members of the public, running interactive activities with children and spreading the word about the RSPB!

 
Scotland Celebrates Black History Month

Join students from Higher Education institutions across Scotland for a celebration of Black History Month. Black stands for politically Black, a term that aims to include those of African, Asian, Arab, Caribbean and Latin American descent and strives for global unity and solidarity.

 
Elite Athlete Fund Applications now open!

Applications for the first round of 17/18 Elite Athlete Funding are now open!!! Get your applications in by Wednesday 1st November!

 
Bloodwise Reindeer Run 5k and 10k Back Marker

Our mission at Bloodwise is to beat blood cancer. You can help by volunteering at our Reindeer Run this December! This family-friendly festive event has three distances: a 5k, a 10k and a special kid’s race. We require a back marker to follow the herd and ensure no-one is left behind. The race takes place on the 3rd December.

 
Beware of Phishing Attacks!

There have been reports of a significant number of students who have received a “phishing” scam email purporting to be from the University’s Finance Department.

 
Activity Coordinator volunteer
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Can you run informal activities based on your hobbies, interests or pastimes? Unemployment can be a very isolating experience and many of our clients struggle with a lack of confidence. Taking up an activity allows our clients the chance to develop new skills and improve their confidence.

 
Social Group Assistant
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Provide friendly, encouraging, appropriate support to young people aged 12-24 who are experiencing social isolation and loneliness to benefit from improved access to social opportunities, improved social relationships and improved mental wellbeing.

 
Computer Club Helpers

Scottish Seniors Computer Clubs is a federation run by volunteers to assist over 50's with their devices. The members are here to find out what they can do with a computer/laptop, iPad/tablet or phone/smartphone device. The volunteer tutors are here to help in any way they can.

 
Gig Buddy
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Whatever your music interest, we'll match you up with one of our service users who has the same taste in music and send you out to gigs free of charge. Not only do you get a great night out, you can also meet new people and help out a fellow music lover who would not get the chance to attend without you!

 
Central Sorting Hub volunteers
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Be part of an instrumental team that sorts and organises the donations we sell in our charity shops.

 
Fit for Health

Fit for Health would value the input of volunteers to assist with weekly long term condition classes. Volunteers will support a specialist instructor with delivering physical activity sessions and be responsible for conducting pre and post assessments. Volunteers are sought over a longer term basis (minimum of 6 months) and will be required to commit to a minimum of one to two hours of their time each week.

 
Social Researcher

We have developed a unique programme that equips volunteers to write good quality literary reviews on a range of topics around social innovation and modern day social issues. Volunteers receive training on how to review all different mediums of research.

 
Foot Carers
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Foot Carers assist clients to manage their personal foot care.
Poor foot care can lead to various health complications and can easily be avoided. We assist all sorts of people from the local community – including older people, people with disabilities and even those who are able-bodied.

 
Helpline Volunteer

Volunteers respond to phone calls, emails and webchats from anyone in Scotland caring for or concerned about a child. Full training is provided. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn and use basic counselling skills and gain experience in supporting families in Scotland.

 
Day Care Volunteer

The Day Care Service provides an opportunity for people with dementia to meet and take part in activities with others in a safe and welcoming atmosphere. Our helpers are central to the service because they provide friendship and company to the service users and assistance to the staff.