Burghead Amenities Association has a wonderful community garden in Burghead which is enjoyed by people of all generations and abilities. They have various flower beds, a sensory garden, play area for toddlers, and hopefully soon they will have an outdoor gym for all ages and abilities.
There is ample scope for people to help with all aspects of the garden, from simple weeding, to assisting them on maintenance, designing and caring vegetables. No Skills are required as there will be people around to learn from, to do whatever is needed. The garden is run totally by volunteers, most of whom have no horticultural training, but they all learn from each other and help each other.
This is mostly physical work, so people that have difficulty or pain bending and kneeling may want to restrict their time allocation for helping. The local primary children come over with their teachers from the school. All ages are welcome, but children will need to be accompanied by an adult.
Volunteers help one hour on a Monday evening and two hours on Saturday mornings.
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Strathmore Cricket Cafe provide a high-quality cafe service.
· To assist with the running of the Lochside Café including: - preparing light snacks, sandwiches etc. as required
· Observing and complying with all relevant Health & Safety & Hygiene requirements
· Meeting, greeting and serving customers
· Cashing-up and the handling of cash - keeping finance records of all Café transactions
· Washing-up/clearing tables and ensuring the Café seating area is kept clean and tidy
· To carry out other duties that may reasonably required by the Café Supervisor
This is an amazing opportunity to access training including food hygiene and adult achievement awards, so if you are looking to gain experience whilst learning this would be the perfect opportunity for you.
Across the UK, our 270 local groups play a vital part in supporting people affected by MS. They provide sense of belonging, unity and friendship. And they deliver services and support for their local MS community.
We are looking to recruit an Activities Volunteer for the Ross-shire Group. As our local group Activities Volunteer you’ll help us to set up activities in the area. Whether you’re serving refreshments, talking to people, registering attendees or collecting payments, you’ll be making sure everyone feel welcome.
In this role you’ll be able to develop your organisation, communication and team working skills. Most importantly you’ll be supporting your local group to run activities that bring friendship and fun to your local MS Community.
You’ll have an interest in the MS Society and the work that we do, as well as the enthusiasm to represent both us and our values locally. You will understand the needs of people affected by MS in your area and be sympathetic to the needs and motivations of volunteers. You’ll be able to apply disability, equality and inclusion practices and understand and apply our risk management system. Ideally you’ll understand the local area and organisations that provide local services.
You will be reliable and easy to contact and you need to live in or near the area the group to carry out this role.
We estimate this role will need up to two hours a week. Our roles are flexible and aim to fit around you. Time commitments for this role may vary depending on your activities. This is an ongoing role.
1. Read through the role description carefully
2. Please apply online
The MS Society is committed to promoting diversity. We can only offer roles to over 18s.
You will attend one or more groups on a weekly or fortnightly basis. Your support and encouragement could help them to:
• Remain socially connected and engaged
• Reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation
• Remain active and independent and make new friends
• Increase self-confidence
• Create links with the local community
Examples of activities include:
• Assistance in the setting up and tidying away pre and post group/event
• Chatting to group members
• Helping to support activities
• In some cases, taking the lead with activity delivery
Facilitating Wellbeing Flower sessions in your local area (In response to requests via Age Scotland’s Health and Wellbeing Team).
“The Wellbeing Flower is an interactive and enjoyable experience, aimed at groups of organisers of older people’s clubs and services, such as a committee, a residents’ group or a staff team. The Wellbeing Flower makes the latest research into healthy ageing accessible and easily applicable, on topics including eating and drinking well, movement, social connection, emotional wellbeing and keeping the brain healthy.” - Health and Wellbeing Team
Assisting the Health and Wellbeing Team to gather information for evaluating the Wellbeing Flower’s impact
Young persons guarantee project is now open are you aged 16-25 years old looking to get in to volunteering? If you are not currently in education, employment or training volunteering matters would love to hear from you. There is no waiting list once referred a young person will be contacted by there local youth engagement manager.
Members of local community councils act as representatives for their communities. They find out what issues are affecting the local community as a whole and articulate these concerns to Angus Council and its planning partners – NHS, Police, Fire services etc. They play a vital role in representing the views of the community to local authorities and other public bodies.
They usually meet once a month to discuss the issues of current concern in their area, particularly major planning applications and steps to improve our local environment.
• They contact and are contacted by relevant agencies to put forward the views of the community which involves collating views from members of the community, including individuals, families and groups.
• They discuss and negotiate solutions to local issues and concerns.
• They attend meetings with relevant groups, liaise with City Councillors and officials.
• When necessary they campaign on big issues of local concern.
The Arbroath Community Council is currently looking for people of all ages to take part in the council. We would especially like to hear from younger people who would like to take a more active role within their community. Those interested need to reside in the Arbroath area.
Meetings are once a month on a Tuesday evening at Round O Five O in Arbroath.
At Marie Curie we value the voices of people who have lived experiences and believe they can help us achieve our strategic objective to ensure the best experience for people in death, dying and bereavement.
We are looking for community engagement volunteers to work alongside our community engagement team
· Engage with local community groups/services to raise awareness of the range of Marie Curie support services (including our national services)
· Engage with and bring together people in communities (especially those who are poorly served by end of life care), to understand their experiences.
· Support Marie Curie in co -designing and developing new and existing services to support people at the end of life or in their bereavement.
· Feel confident in sharing their story and listening to others in an open and sensitive way.
NCT Community Builders are at the heart of our local volunteer teams. You will engage with parents in the local community to understand where support is needed. You will help build a team of community volunteers who offer welcoming, and inclusive, events and activities that improve the wellbeing of parents.
Local NCT groups and activities are an essential part of what we do. Our aim is to build welcoming and inclusive communities that improve the wellbeing of parents.
As a Community Volunteer you will know what support parents need most in your local area and play an important role in creating spaces for parents to connect and access trusted information and support.