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
Moray Handyperson Services are looking for new DIY-ers to join their team, especially in the Elgin area. Volunteers complete small/minor maintenance jobs that some older or vulnerable people cannot do by themselves in their own homes. Each year, this local charity helps hundreds of people stay safe and independent in their own home. Small jobs can range from changing a light bulb, to fitting curtain rails, from assembling flat-packs, to even doing a bit of decluttering.
These jobs usually take less than an hour and you can choose to do a job at a time that is convenient for you. Volunteers are usually matched to a job in their local area, and if you can't help out, that isn't a problem either, as you can say no or yes to a job. Now that's flexible volunteering! Contact them if you think you could part of their volunteer team.
How It Works:
The MHPS staff receive requests from clients and collect relevant details, usually over the phone. They then find a volunteer who has the skills, is nearby and is available. If the volunteer accepts the job, MHPS send the volunteer all the details they need to do the job. Most jobs require the volunteer to visit the client in the client’s own home.
The volunteer first makes a brief assessment to ensure the job is as described and it is safe for them to proceed. Once the job has been carried out, there is usually opportunity to chat with the client to determine if they are well, need support in any other areas. Completion paperwork (easy and quick to do) is returned to the MHPS office.
A young carer is someone up to the age of 18 who provides unpaid help and support to a relative, friend or neighbour who due to illness or disability cannot manage to live independently without the carer’s help. It may involve practical support like cooking, housework, or emotional support.
A group volunteer with Aberdeen Young Carers will assist staff members in delivering any planned activities e.g. arts and crafts, baking etc. They will actively participate with the activity, encourage young people to join in and have fun and build up positive relationships with the children and young people by being friendly and non-judgemental. They will also have the opportunity to lead groups if they wish to.
At this time we are predominantly looking for volunteers to help at our School Holiday groups in the Summer Holidays in 2023. We are working on a schedule of groups which we would need volunteers for but these groups will have a range of activities!
There will also be the opportunity for volunteers to help with our monthly groups, on an ad-hoc basis or at events. Events typically include summer outings, Christmas parties and Young Carers’ festivals. Further opportunities are available to assist in promoting our events e.g. putting up posters and spreading the word, in helping us at groups.
Excellent support and relevant training is provided and our volunteers tell us about lots of other benefits of volunteering including; experience of working with children, young people and families; experience for your CV; supporting your local community; meeting new people; increasing self-confidence; feeling like you are making a difference; improving your health and wellbeing; and a chance to contribute to a worthwhile children’s charity.
To apply for this role – please visit: https://volunteer.barnardos.org.uk/opportunities/16049-children-s-activity-support-group-helper-aberdeen-young-carers-2020-11-24 or contact Jacqui Hall, Volunteer Coordinator at email firstname.lastname@example.org / telephone: 07783 848410 for any more details.
We are recruiting volunteers to support people who have been identified as being a "High" or "Moderate" risk of type 2 diabetes after taking part in the SPFL Trust Football Fans In Training programme. Volunteers explain why diabetes is serious and encouragethem to take action about their risk of type 2 diabetes.
You will be represent Diabetes Scotland at the final session of the FFIT 13-week programme online or at a football club in your area, up to three times a year. You will have the opportunity to be a part of an exciting community partnership and outreach project and make a real difference to people's lives by giving them really important information about diabetes. You will get Induction training and regular communication with Diabetes Scotland point of contact and the opportunity to meet and network with other volunteers along withhe opportunity to learn new skills and gain experience of working in the charity sector
- Willing to participate in activities and learn about new cultures?
- Ready to create social change and improve peoples lives?
No matter where you are in Scotland, you have access to training and learning opportunities abroad that can help you gain skills, boost confidence, and earn qualifications.
Our organisation offers multiple trips throughout the year, with mentors available to provide support. We partner with other organizations to offer placements in Ghana, Romania, and potentially Eastern European countries, each with a unique set of activities and tasks that focus on developing various skills.
We offer shorter 3 to 4 day trips for young people, aged 16-30, as well as longer trips of 2 to 3 weeks for anyone over 16.
An exciting and great opportunity to help and make a difference.
For more information please contact Megan Beattie, Project Delivery Lead at email: email@example.com or telephone: 0131 659 9943.
Further information is also available at: https://www.standinternational.org/
We’re looking for help with a range of tasks and activities before, during and after the festival, including:
Clearing, preparing and setting up/taking down the site before and after the festival;
Venue building and decorating;
Helping us to steward the event;
Invigilating on site artwork;
Promotion, including flyering, content creation etc;
Meeting and greeting guests and taking tickets at the box office;
Assisting with stage management and artists’ support;
Spend ten minutes watching flowers and insects in good weather!
This simple survey collects data on the total number of insects that visit a particular flower during a ten minute count, ideally chosen from our list of 14 target flowers.
You can carry out your count using a recording form (available for download on our website), or download the FIT Count app.
We are looking for volunteers to "adopt" 1km squares in the PoMS network, which takes a systematic approach to pollinator monitoring through a set of 95 1 km squares across the UK. The site network has been set up with the kind permission of the land-owners involved. Volunteers visit their adopted square four times a year, once each in May, June, July and August. Our 1km square volunteers set out pan traps to capture insect samples, survey flowers around the traps, and complete FIT Counts to monitor insect abundance.
We have squares available to adopt across Scotland - please see our website for a map of available squares, or contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a precise location.
As a charity we help thousands of cats each year thanks to the generous donations we receive. Our Fundraising Event Helpers have the exciting and varied role of helping at local fundraising events - such as bake sales, dances, quiz nights – and everything in between!
Alongside the event itself, you will also be promoting and marketing your events and activities to ensure it is a success! This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to gain experience in events, marketing and promotions.
This role is really flexible! You could choose to volunteer at one event for a couple of hours or attend multiple fundraising events.
● Help set up and/or man stalls at events
● Help on collection days like supermarket collections events or street collections
● Help at fundraising events such as Quiz nights, cake sales and dances
● Help promote and market events and activities.
● Promote a professional image of Cats Protection at events.
We’ll keep you up to date with upcoming local events where volunteers are needed. You’ll then be able to choose which events you’d like to volunteer at and how many hours you’d like to give. However much time you can give, your contribution will help raise much needed funds to continue the work of Cats Protection.
You will develop new skills, expand your knowledge and make a significant contribution to improving the lives of cats and kittens by helping raise funds through events. You will also meet new people, make new friends and be part of a dedicated group of volunteers.