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 - Support CV building to enhance your employability and encouraging long-term thinking for life after university
 
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  • YMCA Edinburgh logo

    Young Person's Mentor

    YMCA Edinburgh

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Plusone and intandem are both mentoring services for vulnerable young people (8-14) . Mentors receive extensive training and ongoing support to meet weekly with a young person to offer a listening ear and support to access positive activities make positive life choices.

    • Type of activityBefriending/Mentoring, Care/Support work, Children, Community, Sport and recreation, Youth work
    • Opportunity lengthOngoing
    • AvailabilityFriday PM, Monday PM, Saturday AM, Saturday PM, Sunday AM, Sunday PM, Thursday PM, Tuesday PM, Wednesday PM
    • Initiative
    • Problem solving
    • Teamwork
    • Working under pressure
  • Volunteers are an important part of what we do and contribute a great deal towards our overall success. A variety of roles are available working on a range of Library, Museum and Archive projects and tasks and we welcome enquiries from anyone interested in volunteering with us.

    • Type of activityAdministration/office work, Art and culture: music, drama, crafts, galleries and museums, Events, Heritage, Library/Information Management
    • Opportunity lengthOngoing
    • AvailabilityFriday AM, Friday PM, Monday AM, Monday PM, Thursday AM, Thursday PM, Tuesday AM, Tuesday PM, Wednesday AM, Wednesday PM
  • Home Link Family Support logo

    Volunteer Befriender

    Home Link Family Support

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Volunteer to visit a family with pre-school children at home to offer practical and emotional support. You'll need to have empathy to listen to parents to encourage their confidence and resilience; you'll also need energy to read and play with children. We need you for 2 hours a week, for one year.

    • Type of activityBefriending/Mentoring, Children, Community, Families, Mental health
    • Opportunity lengthOngoing
    • AvailabilityFriday AM, Friday PM, Monday AM, Monday PM, Saturday AM, Saturday PM, Thursday AM, Thursday PM, Tuesday AM, Tuesday PM, Wednesday AM, Wednesday PM
    • University SchoolBiological Sciences, Business School/Economics, Chemistry, Divinity, Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh Medical School, Education, Engineering, GeoSciences, Health in Social Science, History, Classics and Archaeology, Informatics, Law, Literatures, Languages and Cultures, Mathematics, Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, Social and Political Science, Veterinary Studies
    • Creativity and inventive thinking
    • Critical thinking
    • Cross-cultural communication
    • Initiative
    • Interpersonal / Confidence
    • Negotiating and persuading
    • Planning / Organising
    • Problem solving
    • Self-awareness and reflection
    • Time management
    • Verbal communication and presentation
  • 7th Braid Edinburgh (George Heriot's School) Scout Group logo

    Cub Scout Leaders

    7th Braid Edinburgh (George Heriot's School) Scout Group

    This opportunity takes place from 28 Aug 2016.

    Assisting the Cub Scout Leader and the other in the Cub leadership team to deliver a program of adventurous activities and games.

    • Type of activityChildren, Community, Education, Youth work
    • Opportunity lengthOngoing
    • AvailabilityFriday PM
    • Initiative
    • Problem solving
    • Project management
    • Teamwork
    • Time management
  • Assisting the Beaver Scout Leader and the other in the Beaver leadership team to deliver a program of activities and games.

    • Type of activityChildren, Community, Education, Youth work
    • Opportunity lengthOngoing
    • AvailabilityFriday PM
    • Teamwork
  • Health in Mind logo

    Collection Can Minder at Health in Mind

    Health in Mind

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    You will identify potential sites and ask the manager/ owner if they will agree to host a collection tin. You will then need to empty each collection tin on a monthly basis and either hand the money in to the Health in Mind office or pay the money into the Health in Mind bank account.

    • Type of activityCommunity, Mental health
    • AvailabilityFriday AM, Friday PM, Monday AM, Monday PM, Saturday AM, Saturday PM, Sunday AM, Sunday PM, Thursday AM, Thursday PM, Tuesday AM, Tuesday PM, Wednesday AM, Wednesday PM
    • Numeracy
  • Health in Mind logo

    Events Group Member at Health in Mind

    Health in Mind

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Are you enthusiastic with excellent organisational skills and love being part of a team? In order to raise money for the work of Health in Mind we are looking for enthusiastic and dedicated people to be part of a team that will organise fundraising events in Edinburgh and the Lothians.

    • Type of activityAdministration/office work, Community, Events, Mental health
    • AvailabilityMonday PM, Wednesday PM
    • Project management
  • Positive Help logo

    Befriender

    Positive Help

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Brighten the future for at-risk children and young people! Befrienders are matched with an at-risk child to engage fortnightly in fun activities around the community. Through this support befrienders directly assist with building the confidence, self-esteem, and future aspirations for the child.

    • Type of activityBefriending/Mentoring, Children, Community, Families
    • Opportunity lengthOngoing
    • AvailabilityFriday PM, Monday PM, Saturday AM, Saturday PM, Sunday AM, Sunday PM, Thursday PM, Tuesday PM, Wednesday PM
    • Time management
  • People Know How logo

    Youth Engagement Volunteer-Positive Transitions

    People Know How

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    You will be part of a new team that will conduct engaging consultations with young people and other stakeholders.You will help us develop the role to include “mentoring” young people, offering a space to talk, information and guidance while encouraging them to engage in community based activities.

    • Type of activityCharity shops/Retail, Children, Youth work
    • Opportunity lengthFixed term, Ongoing
    • AvailabilityFriday AM, Friday PM, Monday AM, Monday PM, Thursday AM, Thursday PM, Tuesday AM, Tuesday PM, Wednesday AM, Wednesday PM
    • Initiative
    • Public engagement
    • Teamwork
  • People Know How logo

    Digital Guide Volunteer

    People Know How

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Our “Re:connect” projects helps people to develop their digital skills. The projects is focused on supporting those who are lonely and isolated. Would you like to join our team of Digital Guides, sharing and developing your digital skills? Help people feel more connected through using technology.

    • Type of activityAdvice/Information giving, Community, Computing/Technical, Elderly
    • Opportunity lengthFixed term, Ongoing
    • AvailabilityFriday AM, Friday PM, Monday AM, Monday PM, Thursday AM, Thursday PM, Tuesday AM, Tuesday PM, Wednesday AM, Wednesday PM
    • Initiative
    • Public engagement
    • Teamwork
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