ACVO Opportunities

Volunteering Update

Jun 14, 2023

Big Hop Art Sculpture Trail Volunteers

Clan Cancer Support

Board Members

Citymoves Dance Agency SCIO

Charity Trustees

Four Pillars

Volunteer update June 14th – opportunities from Clan Cancer Support, Citymoves Dance Agency and Four Pillars

Here are three of the latest opportunities from Volunteer Aberdeen to help you make a difference and get more involved with your community.

Be a part of Clan Cancer Support’s Big Hop Trail with a variety of volunteer opportunities available, including installation of the art sculptures, hare carers and auction roles; contribute to the development of dance as a Board Member of Citymoves Dance Agency; or grow and support Grampian’s LGBTQ+ community as a Charity Trustee of Four Pillars.

No matter what your interests, skills, age, experience or availability are, there’s a volunteering opportunity suited to you!

There really is no better way to get involved with your community than to give your time and share your skills with your city’s third sector and community organisations. And, if these opportunities don’t suit your interests, don’t worry. There are hundreds more available to browse at volunteeraberdeen.org.uk and on the ACVO site at acvo.org.uk/opportunities/volunteering

If you have questions about volunteering in Aberdeen or how to involve volunteers with your organisation, contact our Volunteering Services Manager, Mike Melvin at mike.melvin@acvo.org.uk

Big Hop Art Sculpture Trail Volunteers

Clan Cancer Support

Clan Cancer Support has great volunteer opportunities to help volunteer as part of this year’s exciting Big Hop art sculpture trail.The trail will take the public on a cultural tour of the North-east of Scotland and Northern Isles from July to September this year. The event, which coincides with Clan’s 40th anniversary, will see 40 striking hare sculptures located throughout Clan’s geography celebrating the charity’s commitment to supporting people affected by cancer, their family, carers and friends.There are a range of roles available to assist with including helping with the installation of sculptures, assisting at the farewell weekend, as well as delivering the small sculptures to their locations.

Teresa Bremner, Clan’s Sculpture Trail Project Manager, said: “Volunteers are at the heart of everything Clan does. We wouldn’t be able to provide vital support services or host large scale events without their generosity. We are delighted to be able to offer the public the chance to get involved with the trail at a more ‘hands on’ level. By offering a range of volunteering opportunities it gives people the chance to be part of something exciting at a local level. With many different roles to sign up for at various times, there will be something for everyone to get involved in. It’s the perfect way to further your skillset, meet new people, and engage in your local community.”

The types of roles Clan are offering are:

  • Preparation of Plinths: June 20
  • Installation: June 26 – 30
  • Delivery of small hares: June 27 – 29
  • Hare carers: Throughout trail
  • De-installation: September 4 – 8
  • Farewell Weekend (various roles): September 16 – 17
  • Auction (various roles): September 18

A fantastic opportunity to help in a major spectacular event that will make a difference for the people Clan support affected by cancer, their family, carers and friends.

Clan encourages anyone interested in volunteering as part of The Big Hop Trail to get in touch at email thebighop@clancancersupport.org / telephone: 01224 647000 or sign up by clicking here.

Board Members

Citymoves Dance Agency SCIO

Citymoves Dance Agency SCIO is a regional dance charity based in Aberdeen, in the North East of Scotland. Our charitable purpose is to lead positive impacts through dance. The organisation was established as an independent Scottish charity in 2015.

We’re committed to making continued improvements to how we work, across all parts of the organisation. We strive to remove barriers so that people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds can experience the benefits of a life enriched by dance. We welcome a diversity of perspectives in the work that we support, the classes we teach, the talent we nurture, and the people we recruit. We believe this makes us an organisation that is stronger and more meaningful to the communities we serve.

The next period will see us deepening our commitment to artists, audiences, and participants across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, and thinking about how we best serve our communities.

 

About the role

Citymoves’ trustees are responsible for the governance and strategy of the charity. We welcome applications at any time, from individuals with a variety of skills. Experience in any one or more of the below areas would be particularly welcome:

  • Finance and fundraising
  • Knowledge of the local Aberdeen ecology
  • Running an arts or community organisation

We welcome both new and experienced trustees from across the UK. We are interested in people who are enthusiastic about learning, and who would like to contribute to the development of dance in the North East of Scotland.

 

Time commitment

Trustees are expected to attend the quarterly Board Meetings and one strategic away-day per year. We also have a Finance Committee who meet quarterly, and an Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Working Group. Other working groups are formed subject to need. Meetings are held on Zoom.

This is a voluntary, 3-year appointment, with reasonable travel expenses covered. We also have a learning budget and are committed to supporting the development of our Trustees.

Excellent support and relevant training is provided to all Board Members. Trustee training for board members is through an online onboarding process. Citymoves Dance Agency takes new trustees through their induction pack and has two sessions 1-2-1 with the chair of the board, prior to attending their first board meeting.

 

How to apply

Please email us at citymoves@citymoves.org.uk with your CV and covering letter for consideration by the Board. Please confirm in your email that you are not disqualified from acting as a charity trustee.

Any questions, please contact us at citymoves@citymoves.org.uk, or call 01224 984159.

Charity Trustees

Four Pillars

The Board of Trustees of Four Pillars are looking to recruit new trustees to ensure the Charity can continue to grow and support the LGBT+ community in Grampian.

Four Pillars currently run a community hub, support and social groups, 1 to 1 support, provide volunteering opportunities and facilitate Grampian Pride.

There are lots of ideas in the pipeline for the future. In order to achieve these we are particularly looking for people with previous experience of serving on a charity board and/or with skills and knowledge in one or more of the following:

  • An understanding of the needs of the LGBT+ community in Grampian
  • PR social media
  • Legal knowledge
  • Fundraising/ event planning

We would also like to hear from people currently underrepresented on our board:

  • People with a disability
  • People from an ethnic minority

For more information or to apply please go to our website www.fourpillarsuk.org/volunteer

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