Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums
The origins of Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums can be traced to 1873 when John Forbes White and a number of local art collectors decided to hold a public exhibition to display their collections. From this developed a plan to establish a public art gallery
for the benefit of citizens, an objective that continues to drive the programmes of activity within the Museums and Galleries service today.
Aberdeen City Council
Service supporting adults with learning disabilities in their own homes
Aberdeen International Youth Festival
Aberdeen International Youth Festival is a multi-arts festival that invites talented young people from all over the world to perform at various locations throughout Aberdeenshire.
AIYF are running a project to get more young people involved in the festival, the project entails young people creating 3D Hot Air Balloons that can be any shape, size or made our of anything.
We create fantastic events where we attempt to kill, injure or commit crime against people. We run them over with cars, squash them with trains and electrocute them. We set fire to rooms they’re in and then for good measure try to fleece them out of a
great deal of money by posing as bogus callers and stalk them online using fake social media profiles!
To let people experience dangerous situations so that they can learn to make safe decisions and be confident people.
Action For Children - Abeerdeen Priority Families
Action for Children helps the most vulnerable children and young people in the UK break through injustice, deprivation and inequality, so they can achieve their full potential. The Aberdeen Priority Families Service Child/Young Person Mentoring/Befriending Service offers a child/young person in Aberdeen City, who is experiencing difficulties, the opportunity of a consistent 1:1 relationship with a reliable adult (over 18 years) who will offer regular positive input to their social, emotional and educational development every week/fortnight.
ASPIRENorth runs a variety of activities throughout the school year with S3-S6 pupils (aged 14-18).
Activities range from classroom workshops to campus visits and group residentials. The main aim of our programme is to help pupils understand the various educational opportunities available to them after school and encourage them to apply for college or university.
Once we have received your notice of interest we will send you one of our application forms to fill out which provides us with some basic information about yourself and you can ask us any questions you may have about volunteering.
Badaguish is a respite centre based in the heart of the cairngorms near Aviemore in the scottish highlands. Offering short Activity breaks to Adults and children with learning difficulties. Some of which include Canoeing, rock scrambling, walking, cycling and many more. Our priority is too ensure everyone has the opportunity to take part no matter what thier level of ability.
As the UK's biggest children's charity, Barnardo's offers a huge range of voluntary work for students.
Voluntary work is a great way for students to develop their CV's, meet new people and help our work to turn children's lives around.
Student volunteers are incredibly important to Barnardo's. We are constantly looking for committed people who are prepared to give a few hours a week to volunteer with us.
We are looking for Retail Assistants/Stock Assistants and cover all aspects of retail.
Blind Veterans UK
We are Blind Veterans UK and we believe that no one who has served our country should battle blindness alone. That's why we're here to help with lifelong practical and emotional support which we provide to Armed Forces and National Service veterans regardless of when they served or how they lost their sight. We help veterans recover their independence and discover a life beyond sight loss.
Bon Accord Care
Bon Accord Care provides essential care and support to thousands of vulnerable older adults across Aberdeen City. We also provide community based services such as occupational therapy and day care.
Brain Tumour Research
We raise money to fund ground breaking research at UK Centres of Excellence so that one day we can find a cure. We support that research by campaigning in the UK parliaments to increase the proportion of national spending on cancer research dedicated to brain tumours, which currently sits at just 1%.
If you would like to get involved by fundraising, or campaigning, for our cause please get in touch. There are loads of possibilites, from challenges like marathons and walks to events and gigs. However you would like to contribute we would be glad to help however we can.
British Heart Foundation
Our mission is to win the fight against cardiovascular disease and our vision is a world in which people do not die prematurely or suffer from cardiovascular disease.
Coronary heart disease is the UK's single biggest killer but we at the British Heart Foundation are making fantastic progress in the fight against heart disease and are well on our way to realising our ambitions, funding £100m of life saving research each year.
Our research is powered by your support. Every pound raised, every minute of your time and every donation to our shops will help make a difference to people's lives.
The Cairn Youth Network is a branch of the charity dedicated to raising awareness about domestic abuse to students on university campuses across the UK. It is a platform for social action. They create useful resources, organise events and ultimately aim to open up discussion on the issue of domestic abuse.
The Cairn Youth Network predominantly encourages volunteers to raise awareness about this issue.
We provide counselling to adults in need of support. Established as a charity in 1994 we are recipients of the Queens Award for Voluntary Service.
At Cairns Counselling our aim is to increase well-being by providing counselling and support by voluntary donation making us financially accessible to anyone in need.
Cash for Kids
Cash for Kids is Bauer Radio’s network of local charities, which operate across 21 areas around the UK. Our mission is to respond to the needs of children in our communities, and we aspire to enable all children to live life to the full and achieve their
C-Change was founded in 2001 and having always championed Self-Directed Support, the organisation provides outcome focused personalised support that is creative and flexible, adapting to the changing needs of the individual.
C-Change supports people that have learning disabilities, mental health issues and other additional support needs to have real positive change in their lives regardless of their age or circumstances. Our work is based on a Human Rights Approach, empowering people to live their life to its fullest potential whilst being active citizens within their community.
Charlie House is a local children’s charity which supports babies, children and young people with complex disabilities and life limiting conditions, and their families, in North-east Scotland.
In addition to providing a wide range of free support services, the charity has just launched an £8 million campaign to build a specialist centre in Aberdeen.
CLAN Cancer Support
CLAN Cancer Support is a well-established, local charity providing emotional and practical support to people affected by cancer, their family, carers and friends.Volunteers are essential in helping CLAN to provide a wide range of services, free of charge, to anyone affected by cancer. No matter what time you can give or what skills you can bring, CLAN can offer you a special and rewarding volunteering experience in Aberdeen City, throughout Aberdeenshire, Moray, Orkney and Shetland. To find out more about our volunteer roles, visit our website www.clanhouse.org
Disabled Persons Housing Service
A local charity which was established in 2004 offering housing advice and advocacy to vulnerable individuals and managed by a committee of local people. We received the Queens Award for Voluntary Service last year.
We are a Scottish Charity, working for an equal society for every person who has a learning disability
Fertility Network Scotland
Fertility Network Scotland provides free advice, support, help, information and understanding for anyone affected by fertility issues. We also work to raise awareness of the impact of fertility problems and to campaign for fair provision of fertility treatment throughout Scotland.
Grampian Regional Equality Council
GREC works to eliminate discrimination and prejudice, to build stronger communities and celebrate diversity. We offer a number of services to help those who have experienced discrimination and also work to promote diversity and respect in the community.
Whether you want to gain experience in an office-based environment, support a research project, help out at a one-off equality and diversity event, or help GREC with fund-raising, we value all contributions and aim to provide excellent experiences and the opportunity for you to achieve your personal goals through volunteering.
Granite City Wanderers Hockey Club
Granite City Wanderers Hockey Club is one of the largest hockey clubs in the North East of Scotland. We are an ambitious club, who are always looking to progress the club forward. In Sept 2016 the club became a registered charity to ensure the club has a strong governance structure, and continue our development.
The Guide Dogs ambition is to develop a future where every person with sight loss has the confidence and support they need to live their lives to the full.
Despite the devastation caused by sight loss, 70% of adults receive no support within the first 12 months of diagnosis, and are likely to encounter poor education, high unemployment, depression, loneliness and financial insecurity throughout their lifetime.
The rise in the UK’s elderly population continues to impact social care. With shortages in funding, local authorities have prioritised the services they provide, leaving the third sector under great pressure to plug gaps.
Childhood sight loss is on the increase. There are around 35,000 children and young people living with a vision impairment in the UK. Some 80% of a child’s learning takes place using vision, and every day they go without support can affect their development.
Yet we know that the public does not find our charitable cause as engaging as other causes; people fail to relate to the issue and consequently we need to work much harder to build emotional connections with the public.
It is our goals to help overcome these problems with the support of volunteers up and down the country.
Guide Dogs for the Blind Association
Guide Dogs helps blind and partially sighted people across the UK through the provision of guide dogs, mobility and other rehabilitation services. Our ambition is for a future where every person with sight loss has the confidence and support to live their lives to the full.
Inchgarth Community Centre
Volunteering with us is a flexible and rewarding method way to gain the valuable work experience you need to help you secure a job, along with a reputable reference for your CV. It’s also the perfect way to stand out from the crowd when looking for graduate
work after university.Inchgarth Community Centre has a wide variety of voluntary placements available right now, and are looking for hard-working, bright and diligent people to fill them.
International Voluntary Service
The International Voluntary Service is a peace organisation working for the sustainable development of local and global communities throughout the world. We are a leading charity which has existed since 1931, involving volunteers in international exchanges at home and abroad (international voluntary projects). IVS is the British branch of Service Civil International (SCI), a worldwide network of like-minded branches and partner organisations supporting the mutual exchange of volunteers to work on projects of direct benefit to local communities.
Japan Day Aberdeen Organisation
Japan Day Aberdeen Organisation is a volunteer based organisation that prides itself in:
Our Vision: to inspire communities across the Northeast of Scotland and further afield to develop an appreciation and understanding of Japanese culture, heritage and the historical relationship between Scotland and Japan.
To fulfil our vision, we host an annual high profile festival event in the City of Aberdeen where members of the public were given the opportunity to experience, taste and see aspects of traditional and contemporary Japanese culture.
KidsOut is a registered charity (number 1075789) based in Leighton Buzzard whose aim is to give fun and happiness to disadvantaged children in the UK. The Charity was founded following an initiative by Littlewoods in Liverpool in 1989 where they organized a day out for disabled children and then linked up with Rotary Clubs across the UK to make the Annual Day Out happen nationwide. World Stories – an award winning interactive web based resource with over 170 illustrated stories from other cultures written and recorded in both their original language and in English.
Lead Scotland (Linking Education and Disability)
Lead Scotland, is a voluntary organisation set up to empower disabled young people and adults and carers across Scotland to access learning opportunities. Specifically the Digital Progression Project is running in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire to increase learners Digital Skills and improve inclusion online and in the community.
Look Again is a year round programme that develops and supports the creative sector in the north east. As well as the hugely popular Look Again Festival, we run Look Again project space, hosting exhibitions and events, Creative PechaKucha nights and our creative business incubator, all designed to connect, highlight and strengthen creative practices in Aberdeen.
Look Again Festival is an annual event taking place across Aberdeen in June. We invite artists and designers to respond to place and people, animating public space and seeing the city through inspiring fresh eyes.
MISS (miscarriage information support service)
MISS is a support group for women and partners who have suffered a miscarriage. We currently have social media accounts but we would like to have a website to encourage others to join and have a blog, news articles, photos included.
Northfield Learning Association
Our Group has been running for over 30yrs with the help of
Unfortunately now through the decline in volunteering numbers we may have to close the Club. We are looking for talented and engaging volunteers.
Orthodox Research Institute of St John Chrysostom SCIO
Our organisation connects people involved in the research in Christian Eastern Orthodox Theology The mission of our organisation is to provide an academic platform which would allow researchers to continue research on a highest academic level and enable continuity of their belonging to a research community.
Oxford Initiative For British Islam
Registered Charity for advancement of education and knowledge of the general public.
Quarriers Aberdeenshire Carer Support Service
Volunteers needed especially befrienders and support at Events for Unpaid Carers in Aberdeenshire.
Aberdeenshire carers Service supports Unpaid carers who live in Aberdeenshire who might look after a spouse, relative or friend who are unable to look after themselves. Our service offers support to work out what help is needed if the carer is struggling and hope to make a difference. We recognise that every caring situation is different and every carer is different.
We are the Student Union for Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, here to represent RGU Students and make your life at RGU the best it can be.
Riding for the Disabled Aberdeen Group
Aberdeen RDA is a member group of the national charity Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA). Our ponies provide therapy, achievement and enjoyment to children & adults with disabilities. The Aberdeen Group was formed in 1970 and is the longest established group in Scotland.
We provide riding opportunities for around 25 riders each week. We rely on a big team of volunteers to assist the riders: supporting the riders and leading the ponies. No horse knowledge required!
Riding for the Disabled, Deeside Group
At RDA Deeside, our horses and ponies provide therapy, achievement and enjoyment to people of all ages with disabilities.
We reply solely on our volunteers to run our Group and as a Charity, are reliant upon funding and sponsorship from local organisations, supplemented by our Groups fundraising activities and donations.
We are always looking for new volunteers, no previous riding experience is necessary and we have a number of different roles where volunteers can really make a difference.
Robert Gordon University
There are a number of volunteering opportunities available throughout the University.
The largest conservation charity in Europe, the RSPB is educating and campaigning on behalf of nature. From programmes connecting children to nature to campaigns on environmental issues, we are working hard to sustain and enhance the natural world around us.
SensationALL are a charity who run sensory based therapy groups and services for children and adults with multiple support needs.
Volunteers are key to our success! We need people to assist our team in delivering engaging and rewarding sessions for all our service users. You would be involved in activities such as crafts, baking, games and music as well as helping with the set-up, making refreshments and tidying up.
Outwith our service groups we also need volunteers to help us with fundraising, IT, marketing and events.
Shared Interest transforms the lives of smallholder farmers and artisans. Based in the UK we aim to alleviate poverty by helping people in remote and disadvantaged communities in developing countries, to trade, and earn a living. We use investment from people living in the UK to provide loans to fair trade businesses worldwide. Last year we lent over £60 million to nearly 400 organisations across 60 countries.
Sport Aberdeen (Active Schools)
Active Schools provide sporting opportunities and clubs to children throughout Aberdeen City, offering the opportunity to get children who might not have access to sport the chance to become more active more often.
Stroke Association is the leading charity in the UK changing the world for people affected by stroke.
Aberdeen Kiltwalk - 3rd of June 2018
We need Kilties to give their support at the events, keep walkers spirits up and create the most enjoyable day possible.
We have an amazing selection of roles for you to choose from this year!
• Back Marker Kiltie
• Control Room Kiltie
• Course Zone Kiltie
• Driver Kiltie
• Info Point Kiltie
• Lead Bike Kiltie
• Lead Zone Kiltie
• Pit Stop Kiltie
• Venue Kilties
• Carnival Kilties
For more information on how to join our team, please go to our website:
VSA has helped thousands of the most vulnerable people living in our communities across Aberdeen, today VSA provides vital support services to people of all ages across core areas: Children & Families; Adult & Community; Education & Learning & Carers Support.
We believe that no other charity is better placed to help our community & we will continue to develop and evolve our services to meet the support needs of local people ensuring we provide the best of care. We are incredibly proud to say that 96p in every pound donated to VSA goes directly to our charitable work.
Walk the Walk
Walk the Walk is the UK's largest grant-making breast cancer charity and organisers of the famous MoonWalk overnight power walking challenges. We’re in our 22nd year and immensely proud to have raised over £20m, which has been granted to research into breast cancer and to improve the lives of people in Scotland living with cancer now.