Join our gardening team at the Carrick Centre. As a garden volunteer you will have the opportunity to do basic maintenance gardening duties such as cutting grass, pruning, weeding, leaf racking, planting, etc. but also if you would like to step it up a little you could support our service users and different groups.
We have three church halls and these host a number of groups, both Church and Community. One of these groups os the Indoor Bowling Club which has been established since 1997. The modest annual subscription allows many to join in the fun, however we need some helping hands and backs to set up before the activities.
Volunteers can helps us out by:
Getting the brand new indoor bowling mats from storage, onto trolleys and rolled out in one of the halls. If volunteers wish so, they can either join in the bowling or else they can decide to drop by later at the same hall and help out again, by rolling up the mats and taking them back to storage. Bowling sessions are usually held between 1:30pm and 4pm, so ideally the halls are ready set around 1pm and cleared again after 4pm.
The opportunity is for vibrant people who enjoy all that entails working with young people of various backgrounds and for those who are looking for experience within events.
Volunteers will assist with the running of events and activities, helping with the set-up, social media and marketing of the events, as well as running activities all day. Volunteers should be flexible as events and activities will take place during weekends and evenings.
If your interested in volunteering with us, get in touch to find out how you can get involved.
Looking to get experience in a youth work setting? We are open to working with students who require to do a work placement as part of a Youth Work related degree. We have a partnership with UWS, speak to your programme leader or get in touch with us to find out more.
Why should I volunteer with the Ayr Ark?
Opportunity to gain a youth qualification
Develop employability skills and work experience.
Meet new people
Volunteer team building days and activities
Are you interested in social media?
Can you create interesting and topical posts in a range of formats like video, photos and text?
ACE/Adventure Carrick are looking for a talented, motivated and enthusiastic digital-savvy person to volunteer to create new content for our Facebook and Instagram profiles.
We want our audience to know who we are and what we can provide, and we need help to do it!
If you don’t know, ACE/Adventure Carrick is an outdoor activities provider for locals and visitors.
We do things like archery, axe-throwing, forest walks, coasteering, paddle boarding, kayaking and much more.
Our social media platforms are one of the best ways to let people see all these exciting opportunities and learn how to book them.
What we need
We’re looking for someone who can provide about 5 hours per week (this is flexible) to work with our team on the following:
• Create a social media plan to release new content on Facebook and Instagram on a frequent basis;
• Create and curate social media posts for each platform;
• Capture the occasional live event (subject to the correct permissions being in place);
• Come up with new, innovative and creative approaches to showcasing our work to those both living in South Carrick and to the wider world;
• Work closely with the CEO and wider ACE team.
What will you get?
• Access to a range of land and water-based equipment to further your own active adventure;
• Chance to develop skills and experience for career-based paths
• You can use these hours towards volunteer programmes such as the Saltire Awards or Duke of Edinburgh if you’re a young person, or work-based skills programmes if you are 16+
To apply, please send your C.V. and a short statement about your suitability for the post including skills and experience to firstname.lastname@example.org
Friends of Hillcrest is a charity group ran by many volunteers to support Hillcrest Care home in Girvan.
We also look for volunteers to support our driving team to be an extra pair of hands when out on our trips. Taking residents for trips out to places such as the seaside, bring back happy memories and provides so much joy. This encourages the residents to talk about their memories and can prove to be a powerful stimulant, providing a much-needed change of scene along with a breath of fresh air. Being a volunteer, supporting these day trips will definitely make a change to the residents.
Volunteers will come from a wide range of backgrounds and will have many different qualities and skills. Essential qualities for this role are: an enthusiastic and positive attitude and being a team player, willing to work with others from a range of backgrounds.
Throughout the volunteering opportunity you will gain new skills and experience working with residents, their families and carers. You will also gain practical experience of assisting a group of people on a minibus and day trips.
We are a Charity working towards re opening the Broadway Cinema in Prestwick, we are expanding quickly and looking for a volunteer to help and support with our IT infrastructure. We have recently been awarded not for profit licences from Microsoft but need help from a skilled IT person in setting up and maintaining this.
We are looking for someone who is skilled in Office 365 administration to join as a volunteer in our support team. The Office 365 Administrator will be responsible for managing and configuring our Office 365 environment, including Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, and Skype for Business. they will also be responsible for managing user accounts, permissions, and security settings.
The ideal candidate will have experience working with Office 365, as well as experience with IT systems security and compliance.
At Friends of the Broadway Prestwick we are looking for a volunteer to lead the production of professional on-screen assets such as adverts, titles, and daysets for our pop-up cinema shows. This will require someone who has experience in the relevant technical areas (e.g. video editing, animation, graphics, design etc.) but also someone who can take responsibility for leading and coordinating this activity ongoing.
The ideal candidate will have a passion for cinema, a strong eye for branding and brand-identity, and will enjoy seeing their work appear on the big screen.
Tarbolton Community Council is a voluntary organisation made up of local residents, each with a genuine interest in the community. Their main role is to be representative through consultation with the local community, and make it known to the local authority and other public bodies the views of local people on all matters affecting them.
If you're interested to help out our community in Tarbolton doing various tasks depending on what's happening in our village. Some tasks may include:
- Participating in events
- Maintaining public areas
- and any other tasks that might be needed by the TCC
We welcome all volunteers, even if it is just for a couple of hours a week or a month. We would also welcome any suggestions and ideas which could benefit our community.
We are looking for people who are passionate about ending child hunger and ensuring that every child receives a daily meal in a place of education.
As a Community Volunteer you can contribute as an individual or become part of one of our local groups of passionate volunteers, helping to grow our movement by motivating and inspiring people in your local community to support our work.
You can raise awareness of our work within your community in a number of ways, including:
•Helping us to share our story - give Mary’s Meals talks to local community organisations, schools, churches and faith groups to raise vital awareness and funds
•Host fundraising events in your local area such as coffee mornings, quizzes, and bucket collections
•Promote Mary’s Meals fundraising campaigns
•Distribute and display promotional materials and place collection tins in your local community
•Host community engagement events such as film screenings to share our message
•Help us to generate corporate support in your local area
•Support with local media opportunities
•Come together as a group with other local volunteers to support each other with this work
All of our volunteer activities are tailored to suit your different skills and time constraints.
Helping out in a BB group with children and young people can make all the difference to young lives – meaning happier young people, happier communities and a society that values the contribution that we can all make; young, old or in-between. We call our volunteers “leaders” because they guide a course for children and young people.
Many of our volunteers say they’ve learned things through their involvement with BB that have helped them to get new jobs or even change career. This would be ideal for someone undergoing Teacher Training. For example, as well as helping out in a local BB group, you might like to train as a Trainer and help run courses for other volunteers. Once you volunteer there’s a whole world of opportunities for you to participate in within our movement – locally, nationally or internationally.
For further information about the Boys’ Brigade within South Ayrshire, please contact – Stuart Hyslop, Ayr Battalion Secretary, Tel – 07709 715545 or email email@example.com. Please also visit our website ayr.boys-brigade.org.uk or the Boys’ Brigade main website – boys-brigade.org.uk for any other assistance.
Research shows that the fact we volunteer and help others makes us happier! If you choose BB as the place to volunteer, that would make us very happy!