We are seeking Trustees to join our charity Temple Old Kirk Friends. The charity is committed to bringing the beautiful Temple Old Kirk and kirkyard alive by raising money for conservation and involving local people and others interested in history, the environment and genealogy.
Becoming an Old Kirk Friends Trustee means sharing your time and helping run the charity, joining in the fund-raising and taking part in workshops and events. It means being part of a dedicated group of Trustees and volunteers. In return know you are making a difference to our heritage and developing and abiding fascination with the richness found on the site of an Old Kirk.
We are currently looking for volunteers for our open volunteer days on Thursdays. Volunteers will drop in any time between 10am - 5pm and spend time cultivating the market garden and beautifying the Croft. This is not only a good opportunity to get involved in our community, but also a great way to get hands-on experience of gardening and DIY crafts led by our education officers. Spend time outside, learn something and meet great folks!
Bowhill House and Grounds - Buccleuch Ranger Service
The Volunteer Ranger positions at Bowhill House and Grounds will involve working closely with the Learning and Engagement Ranger to help complete general maintenance tasks, improve estate infrastructure and complete Environmental Surveys.
Working as part of a small team of volunteers led by the Learning and Engagement Ranger you will have opportunity to help with a variety of tasks on the Bowhill Estate. This will range from maintaining and expanding an extensive walks network, improving the interpretation offering on the walks, general maintenance of the woodlands including cutting back of rhododendron and clearing of storm damaged branches. There will also be opportunity to have some involvement in monitoring of flora and fauna on the estate.
Brothers of Charity Scotland - Greenworks Social Enterprise
Working alongside the Greenworks team, helping to complete outdoor gardening work in the local area. Whilst positively encouraging young people to learn new skills and growing their confidence and personal abilities..
As a volunteer garden assistant, you would work to assist Greenworks supervisors and trainees. Helping the team complete their daily workload whilst encouraging the learning and development of trainees.
Summer season is spent outdoors working safely, cutting grass and pathways, maintaining flower beds and weeding, and maintaining the equipment. During the winter months we work on woodwork project such as building bird houses and benches and restoring outdoor furniture.
Gardening experience helps, but energy, commitment and a willingness to work positively with the team is more important.
Ensure any incidents/accidents are reported immediate. Assist staff and trainees in the day-to-day activities of the gardening and woodwork Enterprise. Perform your volunteering role to the best of your ability, adhering to the Organisation’s Volunteers Follow the Organisation’s policies, procedures and standards. Maintain the confidential information of the Organisation and of its service users. Adhere to the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) Codes of Practice.
Skills/Experience Required :
Experience using Petrol Garden machinery (Lawnmowers, grass strimmer’s and hedge cutters)
Understanding of risks and how to work safely
A level of fitness and physical strength is required
Woodwork, joinery or carpentry skills or knowledge
Experience training others
Personal skills :
Good listening and communication skills.
Patient and considerate.
A non-judgemental and respectful approach.
Understand the importance of and how to maintain healthy boundaries.
Responsible and shows initiative.
Stable Life's mission is to support young people in the Borders who are experiencing personal challenges in their lives. We offer weekly sessions at Dryden Farm and get great results. Can you help us keep our stables and garden maintained?
Bring whatever skills you have! We need fences painted, lawns mowed, drains maintained and more. You will be working around vulnerable young people so a friendly and calm demeanor is important. Volunteer when it suits you.
As a Voluntary Farm and Gardens Volunteer you will become part of a team within our farm and gardens, set in beautiful surroundings 5miles outside of Aberdeen city centre and close to the Deeside Railway line.
The opportunity does not require you to have previous experience, we just ask that you are caring, patient and willing to help our pupils, have an interest in people and different ways of communications.
Please note- our farm cares for cows, pigs, goats, hens and alpacas.
Our pupils age from 12-25 years old and as part of your position, you will be with them when they attend the farm and gardens as part of their personalised daily routines and assist them with their tasks.
Training provided in induction and support given throughout the volunteering time within Camphill School Aberdeen.
A fantastic opportunity to help with all assistance making a real difference and greatly appreciated.
For more details please contact Naomi Paton, Recruitment Administrator at E Mail: email@example.com or tel.: 01224 866162.
Support our exciting community Compass Project and help to transform the naturally-beautiful and historic 4.1 acre former Waldorf School site into a centre demonstrating practical solutions for healthy, sustainable lifestyles.
The project has something for everyone including opportunities to find out and participate in:
• sustainable building practices with conservation of the listed main building & sensitive repurposing of the others – dry-stone wall restoration, stripping back damaged plasterboard ready for refurbishment, sorting building materials and items for re-purposing and upcycling.
• an integrated, creative health & education approach, supported by the natural & built environment – we offer opportunities for volunteers from secondary schools to participate in appropriate outdoor projects onsite.
• sustainable social enterprise projects serving the local community and involving those with learning disabilities – experience circular economy in practice as we start to outlet local organic produce and plants onsite on a donation basis.
• organic/biodynamic land use with nutritious food production, no-dig demonstration allotments, composting, beehives, wild flower meadow and woodland – keen gardeners are always welcome to come and help create a no-dig system from scratch so you never have to weed again! Experienced chain-saw operators can help manage our woodland.
• repair, reuse & recycle practices minimising waste and encouraging sustainability – furniture and other items for upcycling.
-Compass needs you!
We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who are willing to lend a hand with whatever needs doing. We hold regular volunteer days where you can enjoy meeting like-minded people working together to make a visible difference to our site after each session. Volunteers tell us it is very satisfying to see how much of a difference their work can make.
Volunteers with specialised skills such as joiners, plumbers and DIY-enthusiasts will be especially welcome as we enter the next phase of our project to strip out the existing buildings ready for refurbishment.
‘Being out in the fresh air with others, seeing changes happening and feeling like I was part of a bigger process. I have also enjoyed meeting others who are enthused about the project. Sense of community, healthy activities. Very friendly co-ordinator and other helpers so feeling of welcome is lovely. I also value the fact that I only manage a couple of hours but this is still appreciated and I don't feel guilty when I feel like my body needs to stop! Beautiful grounds to work in’. – Compass volunteer
‘Such a great sense of satisfaction and wellbeing experienced at the end of 2 hours of hard physical work. This has sparked off an interest in gardening and growing plants at home. And also enjoyed being part of a community and meeting new people each time I come along who are equally enthusiastic about this project’. – Compass volunteer
Everyone is welcome at Compass and we look forward to working with you onsite! You can find out more on our website: www.camphillwellbeing.org.uk/compass or email: firstname.lastname@example.org for further details on volunteering with this exciting project.
Leading north east cancer charity Clan Cancer Support is appealing for 100 new volunteers across the north-east as it aims to reach more local people affected by cancer ahead of its 40th anniversary next year.
Clan is looking for people to take on a range of roles involving listening and support services, event support, retail support, driving clients to medical appointments and gardening to help maintain the grounds at Clan’s support centres.
Volunteers will also have the opportunity to take part in Clan’s sculpture trail, The Big Hop Trail, which is due to take the public on a cultural tour of the north-east and the islands from July to September in 2023. The event, which coincides with Clan’s 40th anniversary next year, will see 40 striking hare sculptures located throughout Clan’s geography celebrating the charity’s commitment to supporting people affected by cancer, their family, carers and friends.
Claire Mechie, Clan’s volunteer coordinator, said: “Volunteers are the lifeblood of Clan and we are indebted to them for the amazing role they play in ensuring we can provide first class support services to people affected by cancer across the north-east.
“Lockdown completely disrupted our operations and our volunteering programme, but we’re now back with face-to-face events and client services, meaning we are looking for motivated and positive people who are keen to invest their time with us.
“Whether it’s listening and providing support, helping at one of our events or supporting our shops or driving our clients to appointments, our volunteers have the power to help people affected by cancer in their local area.”
To find out more and to enquire about volunteering at Clan please email email@example.com or call 01224 647000.
The Allotment Market Stall provides good-quality, well-priced, locally grown fruit and vegetables and reduces waste. We have opportunities this season for volunteers to be a part of developing our nature friendly market garden. To join in with the cultivation of a nature friendly market garden (approx. 2 hours Friday lunchtime or Sunday afternoon throughout the year. We are flexible regarding how many shifts. It can be every week or just a one off according to your availability). Would suit someone who enjoys outdoors and nature and wants to be part of a community project promoting local food growing.
Main tasks involve:
• Help make and plant up our no dig beds.
• Sowing seeds and looking after them.
• Planting and tending fruit and veg.
• Garden maintenance and DIY.
Full training will be given. Volunteers will be accompanied and supported at all times.
This is a great opportunity to:
• Make a difference in your city and the environment.
• Be a part of a community of growers.
• Learn gardening skills.
For more details please contact us at email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fresh Community Wellness is a growing grassroots charity, registered Scottish Charity Number, SC051346. We operate out of Aberdeen city, working within a (S.I.M.D) high neighbourhood to create lasting change and build a legacy for the future. Predominantly in Seaton neighbourhoods and outdoors, we work with volunteers/residents, with a salutogenic approach to community wellness. To help with this we have great opportunities and need people to help out as volunteers for a range of roles including:
*Food growing, gardeners, greenspace management, tidy ups volunteers.
*Mentors, community engagement, events, entertainers (kids, adults, 55+).
*Outdoors games & sports volunteers, building outdoor areas for residents (sheltered housing seating), health.
*Artists/ Sculptors to begin on our Street Art & Design projects, and sculptures.
*Admin, coordinators, team lead volunteers, advisors & support volunteers.
*Drop-in café helpers, advisors, cooking assistants.
All are fantastic opportunities to make a real difference for people and communities in Aberdeen. Excellent support and relevant training is provided to all volunteers.
For more details about these volunteer roles or other ways you can help support the important work and volunteering at Fresh Community Wellness SCIO, please contact our website www.freshcom.org.uk or email us at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org