OUR NEXT INTAKE OF INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEERS WILL BE AUGUST 2024.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN AN INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER PLACEMENT, PLEASE SEND AN APPLICATION FORM TO US BY MAY 2024.
We are looking for a qualified and experienced driver to take resident students out on day trips on Saturdays and/or Sundays. The trips could be into Aberdeen, to sites in Aberdeenshire or sometimes further afield. The trips are likely to be from one hour to 3 hours or so, depending on where the trips are going to.
We have 3 electric Mercedes people carriers to use for this purpose. The students will always be accompanied by skilled staff and/or experienced co-workers when out on the trips, so the main responsibility of a volunteer driver is to drive safely. Over time, you will get to know the residential students.
You will need to be an experienced driver, having a full clean driving licence. Our staff will ensure that you are happy and able to drive our fleet of vehicles.
If you are interested in this volunteer position, please complete the Local Volunteer application form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Every year we have up to 20 vacancies for International volunteer co-workers to join us for a 12-months placement.
This a wonderful opportunity to have a shared living experience with other co-workers and the residential students for whom we care. You will be joining a Camphill Community that has world-wide affiliations
You will support our students who have a range of additional support needs in the residential houses, in the day services workshops, the gardens, around the estate and out in the wider community of Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.
You will receive free accommodation and food, plus a monthly allowance
You will have an opportunity to learn as well. You will be able to join our Induction Training and our practice learning programmes. The practice learning programme is comprised of one-hour weekly sessions, visits to other centres, and occasional specific training sessions and lectures. First Aid, epilepsy, manual handling, food hygiene, health and safety and adult protection courses are also provided to all co-workers. A full year's attendance entitles volunteers to a certificate which can be very useful as you move on to your next job or university/college learning placement.
You will receive regular, monthly supervision and support sessions from the House Coordinator.
There is ample time off for you to experience the wonderful attractions in Aberdeen and beyond and to explore the breath-taking Scottish landscape.
Some of our international volunteers make life-long friendships with other volunteers and some volunteers return regularly to support the community when they can.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply to be an international volunteer, please complete the Application Form below and return to email@example.com. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
If your application is short-listed, we will then contact you and offer you an interview to allow us to get to know more about you and you more about us. We will support you with visa applications. Successful volunteers will join us in August.
Please only apply if you can volunteer from August 2024
Exciting opportunities for Local Volunteers!
Volunteer roles are available throughout the whole of Beannachar’s services. They are all student-facing roles. This means that whatever role is being offered, there will most likely be a student learning from the experience.
We need volunteers as passionate about our students as we are. We know that being with our students who have additional support needs can be an enriching and fulfilling experience for both them and you.
The following is a list of the areas in which volunteers will be most welcome:
Land based activities: farm, gardens and estate.
Service based activities: laundry, recycling, deliveries, tools repair, lunch canteen for day students.
Arts and crafts: leatherwork, sculpture, weaving, candle making, rug making.
In the houses: household tasks such as meal preparation, cooking, cleaning; befriending – talking with, helping to communicate non-verbally, reading to, listening to music; activity based things such as walking on the estate, gardening etc. and generally supporting students in their day to day lives
Administration and fundraising
You can choose which area you would like to volunteer and which best meets your skills and previous experiences.
We believe that everyone has something to bring to our community, so please have a conversation with us.
How we will support you
Following an application, we will meet with you and discuss together what might be the best volunteering opportunity for you. Following this, you will be assigned to an area of our work and will be supported on a day to day basis of the manager of that area.
Training will be offered relative to the work that you will be doing.
A 6-monthly review will be offered so that we can all be assured that this is the best placement for you and that you are happy in your volunteering role.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply to be a local volunteer, please complete the Application Form below and return to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Due to the volume of applications we receive, unfortunately we cannot reply to every applicant.
We will contact you if you are short-listed for an interview.