Choose a Volunteer role and start your day knowing that you’re making a real difference to people’s lives. Feel the fulfilment of a rewarding role – working with a great team of people to support greater independence and creating more opportunities for people with learning disabilities and autism. In planting and maintaining the gardens, main tasks include:
Planting, pruning, sowing seeds and weeding.
Edging borders, digging, ground clearance and grass cutting.
We rely on the help of the many volunteers who give their time and their talents to us freely. We always need dedicated and reliable volunteers that can help out and new volunteers are always welcome.
There are many volunteering opportunities including working directly with our dogs, manual and maintenance, fostering, becoming a home checker, fundraising and helping at our events. Yet for safety reasons, we ask you to start off as a general volunteer with us and once you have gained the trust of our rescues, then you can start to volunteer directly with our dogs.
Volunteering not only benefits our dogs but also provides lots of benefits for our volunteers too including:
- Meeting like-minded people who are passionate about animal welfare
- Gaining new skills or developing existing ones
- Gaining a sense of achievement by doing something rewarding
- Putting something back into the community
- Developing personal skills and confidence
Please note that if you wish to volunteer at the centre, it does involve physical work and due to our location your own transport is essential.
For on-site roles you will be invited to attend an induction course with our team when you will be asked to show ID and full proof of address before you can take up a volunteering role with us.
On site sessions will currently be at our principle site in Ayr.
The different types of sessions are as follows:
CORE session – daytime, on site including poop picking, kennel cleaning and water checks.
SUPPORT sessions – other on-site activities which may include any of the activities listed below as required by SRS at the time.
SORT session – on site (or may be at home) sorting and preparing donations (daytime or evening).
BARTER session – offsite (with on-site collection – requires transport) supporting with bartering deals made, collecting donations and may also include help with taking washing to the large wash centres.
EVENT sessions – preparing and running events such as car boot sales, tabletop sales etc.
Other activities you can help with? Just get in touch with us and we'll find the perfect role for you.
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.
Could you become a Community Support Services Volunteer and help people with chest, heart and stroke conditions live their lives to the full?
Our Community Support Services Volunteers are vital in helping us run our services in the local community and supporting people to do more than survive and really live.
You’ll be helping people to build the confidence to manage their condition and get back to doing the things they love. Support can be provided in a one-to-one or group setting, in person, virtually or via telephone and even become walk leaders
This is a really rewarding volunteering opportunity where you will meet new people, learn new skills, and make a real difference to people’s lives.
We’ll provide you with all the necessary training to support you in your volunteering role including Emergency First Aid.
Find out more by contacting your local Community Support Services Coordinator, Joanne Carey on 07918690619, firstname.lastname@example.org or contact our Volunteering Team on email@example.com on 01312256963 or the link:
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.
Would you like to share your skills and expertise with a Falkirk-based growing project? Apply now to take part in our Garden Buddies programme where you will be trained and matched with a local community growing project!
Let’s get Falkirk Growing
Become a Garden Buddy!
More and more local communities are interested in growing their own fruit and vegetables. Often, they lack confidence or the skills to do so.
We want to recruit a team of Garden Buddies to help them.
Garden Buddies would have some food-growing skills and knowledge and would be interested in sharing this with a local community garden.
Full training and support are given.
Main purpose of the role:
To help and advise a community garden to give them the best chance of success throughout the season.
For the community project to feel more confident about growing in future years.
What is in it for you?
Meet new people – fellow mentors and in the community
A chance to share your skills
Learn new skills
Access to growing and community resources and training
Support from a local network
Expenses for all travel and resources
Be part of Getting Falkirk Growing and improving skills and access to good quality local food
Helping to tackle the Climate Emergency by increasing access to quality local food
How much commitment will I need to make?
The commitment may vary. We estimate six hours a month, throughout the growing season.
What support will I receive?
All Buddies will attend an initial training programme, with the opportunity to access further training throughout the season.
Support from the Community Growing officer at the Council and the FEL staff team
Contact other Buddies through online support and a WhatsApp group
Access to resources – both physical and online and there will be a framework to guide you through the season
Expenses for all travel and any session-related costs
EGP will support you to access a local garden to grow your own produce; develop a rewarding relationship with your garden partner through regular visits to the shared garden; make a positive contribution to your community; boost your health and well-being through exercise outdoors; share your interest in growing and gardening with a dynamic community of garden volunteers across Edinburgh; enjoy freshly grown produce with your garden partner.
Badenoch And Strathspey Community Transport Company
Where2 today have an allotment at Skye of Curr near Dulnain Bridge and would like your to get it establish.
Every Wednesday - 10.30am – 1.30pm
Main tasks are digging - planting -watering - composting - pruning - weeding - general gardening -helping to tidy the allotment.
Please contact Victoria Fuller - email: firstname.lastname@example.org - Office: 01479 810004 - Mob: 07563 804 774 - www.ct4u.co.uk
Volunteers can be involved with gardening tasks, designing new areas of garden development, planning and running events. We are always keen to build on volunteer’s interests, skills and experience and therefore encourage suggestions and ideas and volunteers from all walks of life.
It is not expected new volunteers to be an expert, or even to have any previous gardening experience. We welcome an array of skills.