Could you give a bike a tune-up?
Know your way 'round the basics of repairing and maintaining the systems of a bike?
If so, the Dufftown & District Community Association would love to hear from you!
With a variety of 24 eBikes, trikes and kids bikes, DDCA provides online hires through their website. They also deliver cycling events in collaboration with Outfit Moray and Dorenell Rangers. To ensure a high-quality service to everyone in the community, they are looking for volunteers to help with bike maintenance and rentals.
Help us grow this community bicycle program! Volunteering is flexible and is done in our workshop at Tininver Park with all the tools provided. Anyone over 16 years can volunteer.
Scotland Versus Arthritis is looking for individuals willing to lead short health walks in your area, lead on other physical activities, or facilitate virtual support groups. Full training and on-going support for volunteers will be available.
We are also looking for expressions of interest from anyone keen to become an instructor of Tai Chi or Qi Gong for arthritis.
The current Covid restrictions have meant that for many the wait for treatment may be a year or more away.
Painkilling prescriptions are seldom more than a temporary relief. Support and exercise can however offer a better way to self manage the daily on-going pain and fatigue.
In readiness for the eventual lifting of lockdown we are asking, can you spare an hour or two each month to help?
Please contact your local Development Officer, Dr. P. Neville, firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07501 501114 for details.
Active Schools in Moray provides opportunities for children and young people to participate in school sport and activities. Our aim is to get all children in Moray active, in and out of school, so that it benefits their health, confidence and social skills.
We offer a range of extra-curricular clubs before, during and after school that are designed to increase children’s levels of physical activity.
We are looking for volunteers who would be interested in assisting or leading these activity sessions. If you or someone you know has -
A passion for sport
An interest in working with children
An interest in gaining new experiences
An interest in providing new opportunities
An interest in giving something back to the community
Then please get in touch by emailing us: http://sportinmoray.co.uk/mcsh/active-schools/contact-us/
We can provide our volunteers with -
✅ Voluntary hours towards Duke of Edinburgh/Saltire Awards
✅ Hours towards college/uni placements
✅ Free qualifications and coaching courses
✅ References for college/uni/job applications
✅ PVG applications
✅ Full support with all admin work (registers, risk assessments, festival/tournament entry)
✅ Full coaching equipment and resources
✅ Support and mentoring throughout
You can decide how often you would like to volunteer, we are flexible in our approach and we will work around your availability. Sessions include a variety of sport and activity -- from badminton to football, from dodgeball to trampolining, from netball to table tennis, from general fitness training to skipping -- or perhaps there's a sport that you have experience of, that you would like young people to try. Volunteers can choose to help at a lunch time, or after school, or even during school holidays. You can give as little as 45 minutes a week.
We are looking for welcoming and enthusiastic volunteer(s) to lead short health walks in Moray -- currently these gentle walks are based in Forres, Fochabers, Hopeman, Elgin, Cullen, Buckie, Lossiemouth, Dufftown, Rothes and Keith. It's sociable, relaxed, fun and flexible -- and there is great support for our volunteers.
Becoming a volunteer walk leader requires you to commit around an hour or so of your time weekly (but there is room for flexible dates!) and to sometimes complete a small amount of preparation & paper work for the walk.
Health walks encourage people who have not exercised for a while, find walking boring, or lack confidence to join a walking group because they think they will not be able to keep up. Walks are free, short, low intensity, safe and social and are usually followed by a cup of tea or coffee and a chat!
Over the next year we plan to build upon our network of gentle exercise activities across the Moray region. To help us achieve this we are looking for friendly and supportive volunteers who enjoy walking, meeting new folk sharing the wide ranging health and well- being benefits of gentle physical activity.
Volunteers all receive Paths for All Walk Leader training to give them the skills and confidence to lead walks in your community. You will be encouraged to join a Health Walk and chat to a Health Walk leader before your training so that you have an idea of how it works on the ground.
Volunteer walk leaders receive on-going support from the local Health Walk co-ordinator, too
Touchdown Memorial Home for Horses is a charity that provides rescue, rehabilitation and rehoming for horses and ponies in need. We welcome volunteers at all levels in our work from trustees to admin, from fundraising and compliance to 'on the ground' opportunities such as yard work, field work, animal care, rehabilitation, education, work with young and older people. This is a great way to make new friends two and four legged, learn new skills and have fun in the open air in beautiful countryside.
The woodlands in and around Forres are highly valued community assets. Forres Community Woodlands Trust aims to utilise the potential of these woodlands to provide a wide range of community benefits.
These include providing local people and visitors to the area with ready access to special places to enjoy peace and quiet, healthy exercise, education and recreation.
Our vision, therefore, is to maintain and enhance the Trust’s woodlands as bio-diverse habitats which provide recreational and educational opportunities.
Our volunteer activities take place mostly in our FCWT woods, that is either Sanquhar Wood or Muiry. On average we meet one Saturday morning each month from 10 to 12 o'clock and we carry out maintenance work, for example removing young foreign species with loppers and hand saws like rhododendron, sitka spruce or Douglas fir or we plant trees or cut back bracken. Our aim is to remove as many foreign species as possible and replace them with native trees.
There are 2 ride leaders, one at the front one at the back to guide the group around safely on a led ride approximately 10-12 miles riding at approximately 8mph. Routes are on quiet roads and /or easy off road terrain.
Reach4Reality is a small charity working with autistic young people and young adults from across the Highlands involving them in short outdoor activity sessions tailored to their individual needs. As part of this we run regular weekend camps for small groups of young people/adults either at local outdoor activity centres or in self-catering accommodation and providing the activities ourselves.
We are looking for Activity Volunteers to support us to continue to do this.
Volunteers would take part in activities alongside the young people and support them generally during the social times (e.g. chatting, playing board games).
Activities might include: walking, foundation trail biking, mountain biking, archery, canoeing, team challenges.
On our self-catering weekends we are also looking for volunteers who would be able to assist with the catering for the group.
We also run two 5 day camps/year (24-28.7.23 and 9-13.10.23) and would additionally welcome volunteers who would be able to join us for one of these.
Glasgow Wheelchair Rugby Club are looking for a new coach. This is an exciting and rare opportunity for someone to take on the coaching of Scotland’s only wheelchair rugby club.
Wheelchair rugby is a fun, fast paced, full contact sport. Our club has dedicated team members who are passionate about the sport, and keen to continue to improve and succeed with the help of our new coach.
- Training every Tuesday evening 7-9pm at Tollcross Leisure Centre in the east end of Glasgow.
- Travel down to England 3 to 5 times a year for competitions. These competitions usually take place in the north of England over the course of a weekend. Travelling down Friday afternoon/evening and returning Sunday evening.
- Submitting a team sheet prior to competition weekends naming who will be attending and playing.
- Help with equipment and running/ coaching/ supporting the team during competition games.
- Liaising closely with GBWR (our governing body)
- Keeping abreast of all changes and initiatives within the sport of wheelchair rugby.
- This is an opportunity for whoever takes on the role to grow and expand their knowledge of the sport, and stamp their mark on the team with their own training and coaching style.