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.
We are looking for new volunteers to come and support us at the Tagsa Community Gardens. The volunteer role varies throughout the year and can include tasks within plant care, harvesting, site care and maintenance work. We hope that the volunteer role is pleasant, enjoyable, flexible and above all fulfilling for the individual. Whilst the volunteering experience does not involve formal training, we hope that volunteers will enjoy 'learning by doing' through working alongside the Community Gardeners who are always happy to share their knowledge.
We are seeking a volunteer District Treasurer to join our Stirling Team. The Treasurer is responsible for the collection of funds raised at garden openings in the Stirlingshire area and making sure that funds are paid to our charities and to Head Office. Treasurers enter information about openings into our database so must be numerate and comfortable with technology. YFull training will be provided as well as plenty of support and you will get to visit a wonderful range of gardens and meet the lovely people who are kind enough to open their gardens, as well as being part of a team of local volunteers. More information is available online with full details provided via expression of interest form.
We are seeking a volunteer District Treasurer to join our Roxburghshire Team. The Treasurer is responsible for the collection of funds raised at garden openings in the Scottish Borders area and making sure that funds are paid to our charities and to Head Office. Treasurers enter information about openings into our database so must be numerate and comfortable with technology. Full training will be provided as well as plenty of support and you will get to visit a wonderful range of gardens and meet the lovely people who are kind enough to open their gardens, as well as being part of a team of local volunteers. More information is available online with full details provided via expression of interest form.
To help develop the Walled Garden at UHI Outer Hebrides into an outdoor, horticultural community space. To work as part of a team, or individually, to improve existing areas in the garden such as a wildlife zone, social area, sensory area and vegetable growing beds
More details available on request firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Cultivate your Community!
Cultivate Aberdeen has a clear vision to create kind, confident, and connected communities through the power of food growing. How that vision manifests means different things to many people, it belongs to our community and it belongs to you; come and join the conversation and food revolution.
For more information and details of how you can get involved as a volunteer with Cultivate Aberdeen please visit https://www.cultivateaberdeen.co.uk/get-involved/volunteer/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org