Would you like to be part of the biggest running event in Orkney and gain some experience and confidence to volunteer at similar events? Run St Magnus are looking for help to marshal at certain points on the marathon route between Kirkwall and Birsay, to make sure that runners are following route and to notify lead marshals if a runner is in difficulty. There are opportunities for an hour or longer from 0900 until 1600.
At Clyde Cycle Park we are looking for more people to get involved with the park. Duties are varied and will involve helping to get set up for sessions, checking bikes over, assisting coaches, and general helping out at the centre.
No cycling experience is necessary, and you will be given training and help to carry out the duties. This role will involve working with children, families, people from different backgrounds and people with disabilities.
We also need help to spread the word and promote Clyde Cycle Park, and there may be opportunity to attend networking events.
Hours and days will vary, we are a new organisation and are getting regular activities set up.
You can get involved for a short term or longer term, and if you are unsure if this is the right opportunity, please feel free to contact us for an informal chat.
We rely on volunteers like you to help us improve the lives of people with sight loss. We have dogs at various ages and stages of their career who may need temporary accommodation and the need will be dependent on your location and circumstances. In this role your support will include:
• Providing a safe, secure, and welcoming environment for a dog or puppy.
• Ensuring the dog or puppy is fed, exercised, and cared for to maintain excellent health.
• Using positive reinforcement training techniques to teach or maintain behaviours.
• Ensuring the dog is not left alone for more than 4 hours in a 24-hour period.
Foster volunteers who care for dogs in training need to drop off and collect their dog from a local regional centre. Times are normally Monday to Friday between 8 - 9am and 5 - 6pm however there are allowances. Dogs will stay with our staff in the centre during the day to complete training. In the evenings and at weekends volunteer dog fosterers will keep the dog at home.
If you require any more information or would like to chat to someone about this role then please email VolunteerScotNI@Guidedogs.org.uk
VSGWL volunteers have a valuable role in the community supporting people to maintain a full and independent life at home whilst they are waiting for their package of care and statutory needs to be met.
Through volunteering with VSGWL you will provide one to one support to an individual(s), offering friendship, support and social interactions which positively impact on their health and wellbeing.
- Support engagement in social activities such as going for a walk, attending group activities and sharing interests or hobbies.
- Helping to access and use technology (i.e. Zoom and What’s App).
- Accompanying shopping and running errands such as collecting parcels, prescriptions and going to the Post Office.
- Assistance to attend medical and non-medical appointments.
- Building confidence and support to use public transport.
- Helping to heat up prepared or processed meals and/or hot drinks.
- Signposting to additional help available from partner organisations via Volunteer Manager.
Who can resist the chance to help restore a 'lost' 15th century walled garden here in Edinburgh? Or to get fit without paying gym costs? We are keen to recruit volunteers for a wide variety of gardening tasks. You don't have to have specific gardening skills – enthusiasm counts. A wide variety of activities are involved in the restoration project – digging, clearing, weeding, planting, general repair and maintenance of sheds, greeting, helping with planning, harvesting seasonal produce being some of them.
The Stornoway Trust is committed to the development and conservation of the Castle Grounds. The principle asset for achieving this is our tree and plant nursery located near Marybank within the Grounds.
The work is rewarding but also labour intensive, we are looking for a committed volunteer to help us achieve our goals.
The purpose of the role is to assist the Nursery Coordinator in a variety of tasks, working alongside other volunteers and the Garden Team.
Tasks will involve potting up seedlings, propagation, organising plant stock, watering, weeding seedling beds, and seed collecting (to name just a few).
Volunteer benefits - • Working with nature
• Conserving the Castle Grounds
• Learning lots of new skills
• Working in the fresh air
• Physical activity (get those steps up)
• Friendly, knowledgeable team
For a man/woman role that includes assisting with the day-to-day admin duties for this organisation plus helping with more specialised work for funding applications and reporting and ensuring that all relevant forms are available to the membership.
This would allow the committee to promote and grow the organization more.