We meet usually once a month for about 2 hrs (7pm- 9pm) usually the 3rd Thursday of the month. We can offer a small payment to cover expenses. Some examples of our involvement are monthly meetings involving locally elected councillors, police and guest speakers. We regularly review local planning applications, local news/ concerns and organise community events such as beach cleans, seasonal town decorations/ events such as the summer bunting and Christmas Lights display/ switch on. We also support to facilitate local projects and collaborating with organisations to distribute community funds. There is opportunity to become involved in such a wide variety of projects/ groups dependant on your availability of time.
Murton Trust is a registered charity and Murton Farm, Tea Room and Nature Reserve is also a popular visitor attraction based 2 miles outside of Forfar, Angus and currently has opportunities for anyone interested in volunteering.
Do you have a few hours to spare? Would you like to get involved in helping Murton Trust?
As an adult volunteer with us you can share a particular skill you have whether that be organisational providing office support, photography social media, estate management & animal handling. However experience or specific skill set is not needed as we will provide training to volunteers. If you have the ability to work independently this is highly advantageous however should you require a bit of support this is also available for limited number of people too. If you are interested or would like to find out more please get in touch.
There is opportunity to become involved in such a wide variety of projects/ groups dependant on your availability of time. We would love support to reach our community more. Perhaps you have skills / interest in social media use or website development. Support once a month with minute taking would aid our volunteer group also. All options provide an insight into the wider activity within the community and support development of skills and experience.
We meet usually every last Monday of the month (except July and December). Some examples of our involvement are monthly meetings involving locally elected councillors, Police and guest speakers. We regularly review local planning applications, police reports, local news and address any concerns raised. We organise community events such as beach cleans, seasonal town decorations/ events such as the summer bunting and Christmas Lights display/ switch on. We also support to facilitate local projects such as most recently the creation of our Carnoustie Butterfly and supporting creation of the town heritage trail as well as collaborating with organisations to distribute community funds, such as the recent Seagreen Community Funding.
This is a voluntary role and you would be responsible for the finances of the District, supporting the Group Treasurers and attending the District committee meetings among other tasks. This is a fully supported role, you would have the District Commissioner, District Chair and District Secretary helping you along the way.
For further information and application form please contact Fiona, firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you have spare time and you'd like to give back to the community? Community First are calling out for help. We have various volunteering opportunities for individual
- Grocery Shop Assistant
- Kitchen Help
- Social Media
- Stockroom Assistant
- Clothing Shop Assistant
- General Assistant
Interested and keen to learn more, get in touch for a chat.
Maintenance of park and public facilities at Kirrie Den - can include painting and maintaining park benches, railing and bandstand, reinstatement and maintenance of paths,some pruning of bushes, litter picking etc.
There are also opportunities within Kirriemuir Regeneration Group to get involved with Kirriemuir Camera Oscura and Cafe Obscura, Kirrie Planters, Christmas Lights and Men's Shed along with future projects.
It's interest - It's worthwhile - It's fun and for the community.
Volunteers are required to carry out 10-minute whale and dolphin (cetacean) watches from designated sites along the Scottish coastline. Volunteers will be trained up to identify common cetacean species found in Scottish waters, use specialised watching equipment and record presence and absence sightings data. Their current survey locations in Orkney are Hoxa Head, the Gloup, Ness bunker (Stromness), Broch of Gurness and Yesnaby
PlantLife Scotland- Species on the Edge -North coast
The Species on the Edge Youth Panel will bring together 14 young people between the ages of 16 & 25 from across the Species on the Edge project areas to discuss issues relating to the natural environment and their communities. Panellists will meet at least four times a year online, and will have the opportunity to join a fully funded spring residential.
Through this experience, panel members will: meet new people and learn from experts within the conservation sector; develop their skills, confidence and employability; receive training; and be supported in developing their own project to encourage others to connect with nature.
No matter how good our services are, we can't properly support our users/community well if we don't have skilled people in the team. If this sounds like you?... we would love you to consider volunteering with us for a few hours per week.
Tullochan Training Academy gives young people the opportunity to learn from more experienced people to develop their own gardening and landscaping skills and put them to some good use.
Tullochan Training Academy need volunteers who are keen to undertake a level of garden maintenance including weeding, mulching, edging,raking, digging over ground, staking and tying in plants, pruning plants, dead heading, preparation of flower beds, tidying and path maintenance in addition to Seasonal maintenance, composting, bed renovation and development of grounds, clearing overgrown areas, training will be provided. The gardening project is designed to support local charities and businesses in keeping their greenspace/grounds clean and tidy so that we can create better public or private spaces for the benefit of the local community.
We will provide volunteers with an induction, including health and safety procedures. Specific horticultural skills will be developed whilst on the job.
So, whether you are looking to use your time well, update your skills or have the chance to do something a bit new, we would love to hear from you. In return, we can offer you a warm welcome and all of the support and help you could need.
We are seeing a rise in demand for our services, everyday. Having your help will allow us to be there for the people who need us. Any time you can give will make a real difference.
Would you like to volunteer with us during the school holidays? We require young people to work on the farm, welcome visitors to the site and support delivery of our October holiday event programme. This work will be varied and include looking after the animals, litter picking, giving directions to visitors, signing in visitors to events, helping with woodwork preparation for events, maintaining our nature reserve and general preparation for events. We require help all 16 days from the 30th September. We appreciate that young people will have family commitments and wish to spend time with friends so there will be no particular work pattern required.
There will be an element of training required so we would hope that any new young person to Murton can attend for at least 4 days over the 2 week period. Placement will be 10.00am to 4.00pm, although for those that are reliant on public transport, we may be able to make allowances. Young people will receive a t-shirt, a free lunch and snack for each day they are with us.
We are keen to support as many individuals as possible that will benefit the most from being with us, particularly those from Forfar and Kirriemuir where transport is likely to be easier.
If you would like to join us during the holidays, we require the attached online form https://forms.office.com/e/ij9Y73c5Zu be completed as soon as possible, preferably by Friday 22nd September. Late applications may still be considered if spaces are available. If you require support with the online form, please contact email@example.com for more information. We will then contact all young people between the 25th and 27th September to confirm final details of the programme.