We need people to report their squirrel sightings so that we can assess where the threat is prevalent. You can report sightings of both red and grey squirrels at scottishsquirrels.org.uk
We also need people to get actively involved in red squirrel conservation. There is a role for everyone and full training is provided:
• surveying and monitoring of local woods
• raising public awareness and engaging the community (including running events and social media)
• group administration duties
• data management and IT
• grey squirrel control
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01224 647000.
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.
At Campy Growers, we want to make locally grown food accessible for all. From sowing to harvesting, to building raised beds and revitalizing the soil, Campy Growers has endless opportunities in term of growing. We are a passionate team, ready to bring to project to life! Volunteers learn all the ropes of a Market Garden and production on a larger scale. It is a exciting and vital project for Dundee to face food insecurity and climate crisis. Be part of the change!
You can also get in touch through social media: @CampyGrowers
Murton Trust is a registered charity and Murton Farm, Tea Room and Nature Reserve is also a popular visitor attraction based 2 miles outside of Forfar, Angus and our volunteer programme is for anyone aged 14 and over. We have many young volunteers who help at weekends and in the holidays when they can.
Are you 14-8yrs with a few hours to spare? Would you like to get involved in helping Murton Trust?
As a youth volunteer with us you can gain experience in visitor management, general estate maintenance and animal handling husbandry. If interested or want to find out more please get in touch.
Murton Trust is a registered charity and Murton Farm, Tea Room and Nature Reserve is also a popular visitor attraction based 2 miles outside of Forfar, Angus and currently has opportunities for anyone interested in volunteering.
Do you have a few hours to spare? Would you like to get involved in helping Murton Trust?
As an adult volunteer with us you can share a particular skill you have whether that be organisational providing office support, photography social media, estate management & animal handling. However experience or specific skill set is not needed as we will provide training to volunteers. If you have the ability to work independently this is highly advantageous however should you require a bit of support this is also available for limited number of people too. If you are interested or would like to find out more please get in touch.
We have lots of opportunities for you to get involved with Balmedie Beach Wheelchairs. Our volunteers have a wide variety of roles.
You could be welcoming our wheelchair users and giving advice about the chairs, looking after equipment, keeping the Bunker tidy and decorated, clearing the boardwalk, fund raising, helping administrate the project and lots more.
If you have a morning or afternoon spare that can really help us, and of course you can get more involved if you have more time.
Come and join our friendly group and help keep the beach wheelchairs running. We are always looking for new volunteers.
The aim of this project is to bring people together of all ages to grow and share the harvest from our community garden. Crops harvested from the garden will be used to create simple healthy meals or snacks. Tasks involved are basic gardening tasks (no prior knowledge needed), planting seeds, potting up, weeding, watering and harvesting of the crops. For the more experienced gardeners propagation and pruning techniques will be taught.
Do you have green fingers, do you enjoy making green spaces neat and tidy. You would be required to cut grass and weed borders, help plant out seasonal plants and sweeping up of leaves and rubbish. We are a children and young people?s project based in East Edinburgh.
Whether you are a keen gardener or just enjoy being out in the garden, we are always on the look out for new volunteers to join us. You could be asked to weed, de-head flowers, pot on seedlings, sow seeds, water plants, all other general aspects of gardening, depending on skills and knowledge. Volunteering to take place at The Seed Box, Walled Garden, Ballogie, Aboyne
or Glen Tanar Walled Garden, Glen Tanar, Aboyne