Saturday Sacks litter pick sees local young people and adults cleaning up the local area.
Do you have a few hours to spare to help them?
Want to help the environment and clean up the town
Sometimes the group are joined by their sponsor Mark Guild from Guild Homes and local important people.
Next litter pick will be in January keep an eye out for more information in the new year or contact Denise Black 07738419810 for more information if you wish to come along and help, we hope to see you there. https://www.guild-homes.co.uk/ #FCFT.
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!
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.
Volunteers to help develop the community project based in Thurso. This involves general gardening, growing food stuffs and helping to develop/maintain the garden area.. The Garden welcomes volunteers each Saturday [if dry] from 10.30-12-30. Group meet periodically over winter months too.
Your support and encouragement could help someone to: Engage with a gardening session to benefit their physical / mental health, relax and de-stress by spending some time in a ‘greenspace’, reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation, recover from the impact of Covid-19 (including feelings of isolation and anxiety), increase self-confidence, create links with the local community and develop informal local support networks.
The purpose of this role is to help with light maintenance of the grounds and facilities at our Dumfries and Stranraer Resource Centres. Duties may include anything from maintaining flowerpots to cleaning up the leaves in the car park, as well as some light maintenance jobs within the buildings, such as hanging a picture or moving items around for staff. This role could be for as little as just an hour or two a month and is very flexible, to suit the volunteer’s availability.
We Need Volunteers!
Can You Assist Us With:
Cleaning Play Equipment, Litter Picking, Gardening, Assisting In Manual Labour (Painting & Light Construction), Photography At The Park, Educating The Public About The Environment Including Speaking In Schools, Assisting At Our Clean Up Meeting Point Lock Up Or Even Helping Us Online With Our Website & Our Facebook Page.
Interested In Volunteering?
What's The Benefits Of Volunteering With Us?
A Safe & Inclusive Environment, First Aider Onsite, Full PPE Supplied, Free Bottled Water & Sweet Treat, Ability For Youth To Complete A Volunteering Award Such As The Duke of Edinburgh's Award & Saltire Awards, Ability To Gain Confidence, Work As Part Of A Team & Explore Opportunity's To Learn New Skills. PVG Scheme Membership Free Of Charge.
Are you interested in wildlife and would you like to get involved in practical work on our Culbin Sands reserve? We are looking for new volunteers to get involved and help us manage our remote and fascinating Culbin Sands reserve. We rely on the hard work and dedication of volunteers to keep the habitats on this reserve in fine condition. To do this, we are running work groups, usually once or twice a week between Monday and Friday, from September to April. This role is suitable for under 18’s.
We will carry out habitat management tasks during these work groups, which will include the removal of scrub and small trees with hand tools and burning brash on bonfires. We are looking for volunteers to help out with these management tasks by joining our dedicated team of volunteers. The tasks are running as part of our LIFE 100% for Nature Project, which aims to improve the condition of sand dune and vegetated shingle habitats on the reserve, to benefit a range of rare and threatened species.
In this role you'll learn about the management and ecology of this important reserve while developing new skills in habitat management or just enjoying this remote and wild reserve.
Due to the remoteness of the reserve, there are no indoor toilet facilities at this reserve. You will need to make sure you have an up-to-date tetanus injection. Volunteers will need to bring their own food, drink and outdoor clothing, including wellies. The RSPB will provide appropriate Personal Protective Equipment relevant to the tasks, such as work gloves and protective glasses. You don't need to have any previous experience, and volunteers can try a session to see if the role is for them.
You can apply for this role online https://volunteer.rspb.org.uk/opportunities/36060-practical-reserve-work-reserve-work-party-volunteer-culbin-sands-2022-08-08
One of Scotland's Great Trails, The Dava Way, is maintained entirely by volunteers...Could you join the team for the occasional Saturday? The Dava Way links the 24 miles between Forres and Grantown mostly following the route of the dismantled Highland Railway Line and is used by thousands of walkers, cyclists and horse riders each year. It is maintained by members of the Forres-based Dava Way Association and funded by donations and occasional grants from local and national charities. The Association organises monthly maintenance days to clear drainage and cut back undergrowth and fallen trees so that the path remains usable.
As well as maintenance tasks, the volunteers are progressively improving the track as and when funding permits. Key to the ongoing success of the Dava Way is the team of volunteers who give their time to maintain the trail. Please consider joining the team on a regular or even occasional basis.