Police Scotland Youth Volunteers Need Adult Volunteers

Police Scotland Youth Volunteers (PSYV) is a uniformed youth organisation designed to provide a safe environment in which young people can learn as individuals, develop positive relationships with the police and actively support their local community.

The aims of PSYV are as follows:

  • Promote a practical understanding of policing amongst all young people.
  • Encourage a spirit of adventure and good citizenship.
  • Support local policing priorities through volunteering and give young people a chance to      be heard.
  • Inspire young people to participate positively in their communities.


Adult volunteers are needed to help support the young people in their volunteering.

Adult Volunteers are responsible for the day to day supervision of Youth Volunteers.

Adult volunteers will receive full training and support before taking on the role.

The Learning Link - Senior Computer Club Helpers

Are you " computer savvy"? Would you like to help older folk develop and improve their computer skills? The Learning Link are running a Senior Computer Club from 6th October 2016  to 30th March 2017 on Thursday afternoons between 1.30pm to 3pm. We need helpers who are good with Windows 10, tablets, Ipads and smartphones to come along and pass on their experience and skills to the club members. If you think this is something you would like to be involved in please contact Rob at VAO on 872 897.


Orkney Foodbank - Foodbank Co-ordinator

To lead a team of volunteers to ensure that all areas of the Orkney Foodbank are run efficiently and to a high standard, in accordance with The Trussell Trust franchise model and statutory


  • Provide Foodbank Board with regular reports on the activity of the foodbank
  • Bring to the attention of the Foodbank Operational Group, in the first instance, any concerns regarding the day-to-day operation of the Orkney Foodbank

Trussell Trust compliance

  • Ensure that all foodbank processes and procedures are followed as per The Trussell Trust Foodbank Operating Manual

Orkney Foodbank & Volunteers

  • Coordinate the volunteer team at the foodbank
    • Organise the volunteer rota and flag up any shortages to the Foodbank Operational Group
  • Train volunteers to undertake responsibilities within the foodbank and to meet the relevant legal requirements
  • Develop and maintain suitable signposting resources in conjunction with the Operational Team to assist foodbank volunteers in pointing clients to other local agencies for further support
  • Deal appropriately with any physical or verbal aggression from clients or any other issues, recognising that the Orkney Foodbank has adopted a Zero Tolerance and Mutual Respect approach
  • Ensure that the foodbank is a safe space for all clients and volunteers, that safeguarding procedures are understood and implemented, and client confidentiality respected
  • Facilitate a brief team meeting for foodbank volunteers at the beginning and end of every foodbank centre session and maintain an information board
  • Monitor health and safety at the Orkney Foodbank and maintain records of accidents and “near misses”

Food store & supplies

  • Monitor stock levels at the foodbank centre(s) and liaise with stock room assistants to request re-supply of food and other provisions, as required


  • Ensure all completed red vouchers and packing lists are handled discretely, stored securely, and passed on regularly to the Data Co-ordinators for entering onto the data collection system


The Foodbank currently operates Tuesday and Friday 12 noon to 2pm

VAO Adult Befriending Services - Summer Group Helpers

3 or 4 volunteers wanted to help at a summer group for older folk every Wednesday from 12 noon to 3pm. The group will start on 22nd June and run for 10 weeks. Tasks would include helping with activiites, selling tickets for the following week and tidying up. You will be fully supported in this role and it is a great opportunity meet new people and have fun.

Sported - Business Mentor to Sports Clubs and Groups

Supporting members who need advice in your area of expertise (eg business planning, fundraising etc). There are 2 types of support. 1. Light Touch Support - Offering short term support eg answering queries over 1-3 phone calls or emails from a member, or delivering a workshop. 2. Mentor Placements - Supporting a member over a 4-6 month period through a process of change or development.

Should have 5 or more years experience in: Business planning; Strategic planning; Fundraising; Governance: Finance; Evaluation and impact; Marketing and PR. The volunteer will receive inductin training and training specific to their role as well as ongoing support by members of the charity.

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