Moray Reach Out has a well established recycling team with centres now operating in Buckie and Elgin.
In Buckie, for example, we currently offer 50 training places to adults with learning disabilities, providing education and training about recycling cans into aluminium and steel. We offer a van collection service that gives trainees the opportunity to collect and process business' recycling. We currently pick up from over 140 customers in the Buckie area. In Elgin, our team processes your purple bins, contributing both to the environment and the community. We take the contents including cans, tins and plastic containers in order to process them into bales. Volunteers support trainees in the practical elements of the tasks. Our volunteers are people who foster team work, are themselves team players, and are comfortable working with people of all abilities and also have a good sense of humour!
Moray Reach Out is a charity that runs several social enterprises that provide work and training opportunities to vulnerable adults throughout Moray. We are looking for volunteers to help support our vulnerable adults through our projects.
Moray Reach Out's Upcycling Project takes discarded wooden pallets from local business and turns them into saleable house and garden items. Pallets are taken apart, the planks sanded, measured, sawn and made up into decorative boxes, shelving and planters for the garden. All carried out using hand tools, suitable for varying skills and ability.
To volunteer for this project, it would be preferred if you have basic DIY skills, so these can be transferred to help our vulnerable adults. These would include using a handsaw, hammering nails, and using simple power tools such as cordless drills and sanders. Most importantly, volunteers need to have patience, kindness and empathy.
Please bring your own overalls if you can!
If you are a beauty therapist, or have trained in beauty therapy, you'll know how looking good can make us feel better in ourselves. Please consider sharing your talent and skill with patients at The Oaks, in Elgin -- the Specialist Palliative Care Unit providing care for individuals aged 18 years old in Moray with cancer and non malignant conditions.
They aim to offer quality life enhancing care by providing specialist nursing, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, nutrition advice, as well as spiritual and financial support.
A volunteer Beautician at the Oaks can volunteer once every six weeks -- the role is flexible to suit your schedule. For more information, please contact Angela Stewart on 01343562476.
ReBOOT has been going strong as a social enterprise since 1997 – and offers a complete computer recycling service that has been massively reducing the environmental impact of waste electronics in Moray, by reusing and recycling donated technology.
Refurbished computers and other devices are also donated back to people or community groups who may struggle to afford a device or sold to the community at affordable prices in our shop. We are also now producing some nifty creative products with our plastics recycling, too.
Volunteers are at the core of our success and now, we are looking for 4-5 new people to join our team.
You don’t need a background in computers to volunteer all we ask is that you are able to give a minimum 4-hour time commitment during ReBOOT’s hours of operation. This can be any day or days, Monday to Thursday, 9.30- 3.30pm. Initially we’d like you to volunteer on a regular basis, so you can see what’s involved and find a role that’s right for you.
Anything that is not reused or rebuilt is recycled, so the type of activities you'd be undertaking whilst volunteering can include:
Testing hardware, refurbishing devices or sorting and stripping devices into recyclable components
Assist in the loading/unloading and packaging of pallet shipments in the warehouse
Help keep an asset log up to date
Joining the crew on the van to pick up donations
Driving the Van ( Over 25’s only )
What We Can Offer You:
We are a friendly bunch – we want our volunteers to make connections, make friends and know that what they do and the time they give, really matters.
We offer a full induction and further training opportunities if desired.
Learn about the recycling industry and social enterprises.
Gain skills, experience and enjoy it while you do it.
Help reduce waste and help the planet!
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact: email@example.com
Moray Reach Out is a charity that runs several social enterprises that provide work and training opportunities to vulnerable adults throughout Moray. We are looking for volunteers to help support our vulnerable adults. For our projects, communication skills and empathy are essential.
The Moray Reach Out Art Yarn Project delivers the many processes of turning locally farmed Shetland sheep fleece into saleable hanks of wool. This offers opportunity for all abilities to be involved, from washing the fleece, teasing the wool fibres open, carding the wool ready for spinning, spinning the wool and hanking it for sale. Everyone of these processes is carried out by hand, allowing for physical activity, reducing stress levels and developing social skills as you will working as part of a team.
Volunteers need no experience of working with wool or spinning. There are so many facets to this project, there is something for every skill level. If you do spin, great! If you would like to learn, you soon will!
Are you interested in saving lives or training others too? Perhaps interested in a career in the medical profession. At Scotia Medical Group, we are looking for people from the age of 16 upwards to join our new charity in delivering medical treatment at events and working with the local community to create a network of lifesavers across the north of Scotland. Our highly motivated team of trustees and volunteers create a safe and caring environment for training and delivering our services. Whether its giving back to the local community or starting your career; whatever the reason, we want to hear from you.
Angus Upcycling Project aims to improve the environment through upcycling and re use of small pieces of furniture and pre-loved clothing to provide an opportunity for members of the public to purchase these at low/affordable costs.
Volunteers are needed to use their hands and creative skills in upcycling small pieces of furniture and assist with the process of dismantling/cleaning, mending and making new furniture ready for displaying, re-using and sale. This can include painting, repairs, decoupage, re-upholstering and more.
This role will provide volunteers with opportunities to meet and work alongside other people, socialising and intergenerational work whilst using their creative skills for the benefit of the community. The user will be able to purchase a piece of furniture at low/affordable prices for their home whilst making positive steps to sustainability.
North Angus & District Scouts require a wide range of volunteer roles - from casual helpers to leaders, trainers, trustees and more – we have a role for everyone. We also offer flexible volunteering roles too, so we can fit around you and the time that you want to give to Scouting.
We have 8 groups in North Angus, but 2 are more desperate for help. These are our Letham and Edzell Groups.
What do volunteers do?
Week by week, our volunteers empower thousands of young people to learn new skills, make new friends and stand on their own two feet. They’re our everyday heroes. They shape young people’s lives for the better, and find out a whole lot about themselves in the process, too.
Today, there are nearly 60,000 young people on waiting lists to join us in the UK. We’re more relevant and more needed than ever, but it’s not always easy to keep up with the demand.
That’s where you come in
You don’t need to be Bear Grylls to join us. You don’t need to have been a Scout when you were younger. You don’t even need to know how to put up a tent. Our door is open to people of all ages, genders, races and backgrounds, and we’re only able to change lives because people like you lend a hand. We’re talking about tea makers, tidy-uppers and skill sharers. We’re talking about minibus drivers and first aiders. We’re talking about students who want to boost their CV, and parents who volunteer so they can spend more time together as a family.
Whatever your skillset, lend a hand for as little or as much time as you can spare, and we promise you’ll get more out than you put in. Because whether you’re helping a leader to run an activity in the
local town hall, organising a night away, or buttering 120 slices of bread a group of very hungry eleven-year-olds - no two Scout meetings are the same. The difference you make, though, is always great.
We provide the training.
All of our adult volunteers receive full induction and ongoing training and support. Our training has been recognised with a National Training Award by UK Skills and over 90% of our volunteers believe that the skills and experiences they have gained through Scouting have been of relevance to their working or personal lives.
You show up, get stuck in, and make memories for life.
As long as you're over 18, you can help out as an adult volunteer in Scouting. There is no upper age limit for adult volunteers.
Sounds fun? Worthwhile? It is.
To find out more, please contact Ian Fleming, District Commissioner, North Angus District Scout Council on firstname.lastname@example.org
Rockvale Rebound Talking Newspaper are looking for a Recording Technician whose role would be to record our readers onto the Audacity software and generate copies for distribution.
The role would recquire someone to set up the laptop for recording, open the software as well as ensuring the laptop has recognised the Microphone, create a file destination on the laptop, recording, editing, saving the data as an MP3 files. Transferring the finalised MP3filefrom the hard drive to the Master USB memory stick. We are looking for people to assist with the process of distribution once the recordings are complete and copied.
In this role, you will provide day to day care for dogs whilst they are housed at your local Guide Dogs site. Ensuring physical, behavioural, and mental welfare needs are met.
What you’ll be doing:
• Using positive reinforcement techniques to encourage dogs to settle in their environments.
• Supporting in general housekeeping e.g., tidying dog pens and preparing food for enrichment purposes.
• Discussing needs and requirements of the dogs with staff members.
• Supporting in hands on training; helping develop our dogs cooperative care behaviours.
• Assisting with videoing dog behaviours and proofing behaviours.
• Assisting with grooming and toileting of dogs, as appropriate.
• Supporting Dog Health and Wellbeing team in their daily tasks.
Ideally you will:
• Have good dog handling skills and/or enthusiasm for working with dogs.
• Have good communication skills and work well in a team.
• Be able to implement training methods with our dogs and adapt to the specific requirements of our dogs.
• Be able to support in manual labour e.g., cleaning.
• The opportunity to increase your knowledge of dog health and wellbeing. Alongside learning about up-to-date dog training techniques.
• The opportunity to gain hands on experience of caring for dogs, and meeting their individual needs while they are in training.
• The satisfaction that you are supporting people with sight loss to live actively, independently, and well.
This role has 6-8 hours of initial training and then you’ll be ready to go! These modules include:
• Basic dog health, wellbeing, and behaviour training.
• Positive reinforcement techniques.
• Additional training to learn new skills throughout your role.