Ways to Volunteer

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  • Aberlour has volunteering roles across Scotland. Enter your location to find services nearest to you

Whether, directly supporting children and young people; raising vital funds; supporting our support services, or raising awareness, our volunteers make a huge difference to children’s lives across Scotland.

To become a volunteer, all you need is a kind and positive approach and a desire to help children. We have roles that can fit in with your lifestyle, whether, you want to volunteer weekly, fortnightly or monthly, we’ll give you all the training and support you need.  You will make an impact in a child’s life, learn new skills, gain valuable experience, meet new people and share your skills and qualities to help and support children in your local community.

However, you choose to volunteer you’ll be part of a supportive organisation coming together to transform children’s lives across Scotland.

 

VOLUNTEER WITH CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

RAISE AWARENESS & VITAL FUNDS

HELP OUT AT A ONE-OFF EVENT

CORPORATE VOLUNTEERING

VOLUNTEER IN OUR OFFICES

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VOLUNTEER WITH CHILDREN AND FAMILIES

When you volunteer your time to support one of our children’s services, you will be helping make a vital different to Scotland’s most vulnerable children and young people in the most direct way possible.

We have services across Scotland from the Highlands to the Borders.  Our support runs the length and breadth of Scotland because not all children are born with an equal chance.  We are there for Scotland’s hidden children, when others let them down. Because every child deserves the chance to flourish.

You’ll share the ups and downs of the children and young people you are supporting and support them in good and tough times. And you’ll see the impact of your support as they reach out and flourish in the world.

Here are some examples of the roles you can get involved in:

  • Mentoring a young person in care
  • Befriending a young refugee or becoming a Perinatal befriender
  • Helping out with children’s activities
  • Being an adventure buddy in our disability services
  • Being a sports mentor at our holiday programmes
  • Offering young asylum seekers, the chance to learn and practise English
  • Helping to run a youth club for young people
  • Supporting children and families to feel less isolated and lonely

There are many other ways to get involved, please browse through our local opportunities for further information.

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RAISE AWARENESS & VITAL FUNDS

You can make a difference by helping to organise the smooth running of our fundraising activities. Find out what this involves and how to become a volunteer.

As a volunteer you will gain a range of skills and experience, which will mean you can develop your CV and learn skills that will boost your job prospects. These include:

  • IT and administrative skills
  • increased confidence
  • teamwork
  • problem solving
  • project management

Types of fundraising volunteer work

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HELP OUT AT A ONE-OFF EVENT

No matter how much time you have to give, if you have a skill or hobby you would like to share that could benefit our children and families or you want to discuss any ideas you have to support Aberlour in the work that we do.  Please fill out the enquiry form and we will get back to you.

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CORPORATE VOLUNTEERING

Does your organisation offer employee supported volunteering opportunities or do you have skills that you could share with us? We would love to hear from you!

We have a range of fun and innovative opportunities that enable our corporate volunteers to develop their skills and make a real difference in their local community. Here are just a few examples from our extensive range of corporate volunteering opportunities:

  • Volunteering with our young people at sports and events or teaching them new skills.
  • Organising a special day by creating an event for children and young people in your local area. As well as planning the day you will work as a team and see the difference this can make to children and young people.
  • Skills-based Volunteering – we’re looking for teams who can bring their particular skills to Aberlour to make a big difference. Whether it be delivering workshops for a group of young people who are leaving the care system or putting on a fun arts session for children in one of our children’s services – if you have a skill to share, we would love to hear from you!

Long Term Volunteering

If you are looking for longer term volunteering opportunities with Aberlour please visit our volunteer with children and families page.

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VOLUNTEER IN OUR OFFICES

You can make a difference by helping a support team in one of our offices. From policy to digital, we have an opportunity for you.

In these roles, you will contribute to the impact we make to children and families, while gaining valuable insight into how Aberlour delivers services to children and young people across Scotland.

The benefits of volunteering in our offices 

As a volunteer you will gain a range of skills and experience, which will mean you can develop your CV and learn skills that will boost your job prospects. These include:

  • IT and administrative skills
  • increased confidence
  • teamwork
  • problem solving
  • project management

Types of roles within our support services

Some examples of projects you can get involved in include:

  • market research on partners and competitors
  • writing reports and gathering research for our policy and quality teams
  • organising events
  • assisting the team with day-to-day activities, including organising meetings and inputting data onto our database

Please fill out the enquiry form to get in touch with our volunteering team to find out more.

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