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 assist our Trail Leaders, supporting groups of young people on our Treun Wilderness trails at various locations in Scotland.
The programme empowers young people by helping develop self confidence, self awareness and mental wellbeing, whilst also teaching practical employability skills. It is spread over 8 trails through the year and across a variety of highland estates. The format of the week involves 5 to 7 days immersed in nature in the heart of a rural setting, with two to three nights spent wild camping and on trail and one day of conservation volunteering. Group sizes are a minimum of 6 and maximum of 8. They are supported by a fully qualified and certified outdoor instructor, fully qualified and certified wilderness therapist and one to two trained volunteers.
Wilderness Foundation UK are looking for volunteers from a range of backgrounds to help support our trails and would encourage those with experience of wild camping and hiking, who are keen to support Scotland's Young People to apply.
In the Movement For Memories programme you will have the opportunity to support those living with dementia to access physical activity opportunities. You will work on a 1:1 basis with a person living with dementia to help them access swimming, tennis, golf, the gym, or fitness classes. You will offer them support and encouragement to help them enjoy and participate in their chosen activity. You will also complete observation sheets so we can see how the participant is getting on.
To work in partnership with Heavy Sound to deliver a service for people on unpaid work in the community (Cockenzie House). As the main gardener, you will be responsible for showing people how to use tools, using your knowledge to upskill people on all aspects of gardening, delegating tasks to the group and making sure that tasks are completed to a good standard.
Each year Erskine cares for ex-Servicemen and women from all backgrounds. You can help us make a difference to the lives of our country’s Veterans who have sacrificed so much. We are looking for volunteers to assist our activities staff to give our Veterans a stimulating and fun environment and the quality of life they deserve. You can help us to achieve this by offering your time, skillset, energy and support. There are lots of different activities that you can get involved with and you will be matched to the activities that suit you best. Erskine Park is a lovely homely environment where the care is excellent and we have fabulous staff who can support you.
Volunteering at parkrun is an opportunity to get outside, make new friends, have fun, learn new skills and to be a valuable part of your local community. We are always looking for new volunteers. This page explains how to get involved.
What would I do at the Event?
First, and most importantly, we never ask anybody to do anything they're not comfortable with. If you don't want a particular task, please let us know and we will happily give you an alternative job. Nevertheless, none of our tasks are too stressful. You could be marshaling, or using the parkrun volunteer app to record times or scan barcodes, operating the timer, or scanning barcodes using the simple Virtual Volunteer app. If you really want to do something in particular, please let us know and we'll see what we can do. To find out more, please visit our website https://www.parkrun.org.uk/girvanprom/ or have a look at our page on Facebook.
The core team: Girvan Prom parkrun happens largely because of our fantastic volunteers. The weekly team of volunteers are led by a small group of parkrun enthusiasts who form what we call the 'core team': They make sure the event is setup and packed away each week, the results published, the tokens resorted, event reports written and so much more.
Event Director - Moira McDowall. We're very grateful to the help provided by everybody, both now and in the past, who've helped make Girvan Prom parkrun happen.
We have opportunities for volunteers to train as walk leaders to support health walk projects in areas across Aberdeenshire. Becoming a volunteer walk leader with Aberdeenshire Health Walks is a rewarding and sociable role that benefits both your health and the health of others. Health Walks are short, safe, social, fun and accessible low-level walks led by trained volunteers. Paths for All walk leader training is offered for free to support the role.
Commitment for the role can be anything from one hour once a month to two+ hours per week depending on the project you’re supporting and the role you take on within that project. As well as supporting the walks, there may be an opportunity to support with some of the project’s administration tasks.
This opportunity would be best suited to a ‘people person’, who has a passion for being active/ being outdoors and encouraging others to do the same.
Live Life Aberdeenshire Health Walks (Scottish Health Walk Network Member) are looking for adult volunteers to support their weekly walk sessions from various sport and leisure centres across Aberdeenshire. Health Walks are short (up to an hour), low-level, group walk sessions aimed at adults who want to, or need to, increase their activity levels. They are suitable for people living with long-term health conditions, in recovery from illness or injury, or at risk of isolation. Walk sessions often include some simple strength and balance exercises. We are looking for individuals who are reliable, with good communication skills and a positive, caring nature. This role is best suited to a ‘people person’. If you enjoy walking, would like to support others to enjoy the benefits of walking, and have a bit of time to spare we’d be delighted to hear from you.
Are you passionate about cycling and walking? Could you inspire young people to cycle or walk more? Volunteer with I Bike!
I Bike is a really fun and rewarding project to volunteer with that offers plenty of opportunities to get outdoors for cycling-related activities, boost the CV, gain experience of work with children and young people, meet new people and learn new skills.
Good training and support is provided to all volunteers including an online Welcome Session, Child Protection Training, Cycling Skills and Bike Repairs. For most activities you don't have to own a bike to join in - bikes and helmets can be provided depending on availability.
I Bike aims to help children and young people become more active through taking part in cycling and walking activities. You would be volunteering alongside a dedicated I Bike Officer in schools, supporting activities for children such as learn to cycle, playground cycle skills, led bike rides, led walks, bike maintenance and much more! What could be better than helping children to ride their bike without stabilisers for the first time?
Hear from some of our fantastic volunteers via our website link below.
We advocate for volunteering for all - please talk to us if you have any accessibility requirements or other specific requirements.