The RNLI has a network of local fundraising teams organising a wide range of activities and events, from coffee mornings to reindeer runs, emptying collection boxes to running an online fundraiser, raising vital funds to save lives at sea. Each team is supported by a Community Manager, although the range and frequency of fundraising events is determined by the team themselves.
We are keen to welcome new people with new ideas and skills to help raise vital funds to save lives at sea. By joining us you are you’ll be making a lifesaving difference as the RNLI’s champion in your community.
The impact you will make
You will enable volunteer RNLI lifeboat crews to save lives at sea by leading volunteers in vital fundraising activity in your local community.
What you will be doing
Creating attractive displays of souvenirs and gifts for sale at local events
Stock ordering and completion of relevant financial records
Recording and banking of sales income and completion of annual stock take.
Encouraging and welcoming a diverse group of new members/supporters into the RNLI and helping to drive our One Crew ethos.
What you need for this role
Good communication skills and personable manner
Ability to contribute as part of a team
Customer service-related skills
Access to vehicle for stock transportation (related
expenses reimbursed in line with policy)
What’s in it for you
Join an inclusive and diverse organisation
Have fun, meet new people and join a motivated and enthusiastic team who are making a difference
Learn skills and gain experience to enhance your CV
Gain the satisfaction of giving back
Training to fulfil your volunteer role will be provided and reasonable out of pocket expenses reimbursed
Help People at Difficult Times
Listening volunteers are there for anyone who needs someone, and provide confidential emotional support for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide. Every seven seconds someone contacts us. Every seven seconds we can help someone turn their life around.
As a listening volunteer you get the chance to make a real difference to someone’s future. You can offer support on the phone, email or text.
Volunteers typically volunteer a minimum of a 4 hour duty per week, as well as a 4 hour night duty at monthly intervals. There are no qualifications required and you’ll receive full training to prepare you for the kinds of conversations you’ll have. And when you start out, you’ll have a mentor with you, to give you confidence you’re doing the right thing. You can also apply to help with administration or other non-listening support. Let us know how you would like to help.
Our modern teaching kitchen is where we run workshops for all ages and abilities. The kitchen regularly hosts cooking classes and is available for community groups to use, including after-school groups. Help assist this busy and creative kitchen set-up, or cooking and/or food prep, serving and clear-up. Help us keep the kitchen running smoothly for all that use it and to support our work in healthy eating and cooking!
Community alarms support many older and more vulnerable people in Moray to continue living as independently as possible in their own homes. At the press of a button they can quickly raise an alert if they need assistance.
There are a number of people in our communities who unfortunately have no family or friends living close by who are able to act as their alarm responder and go check on them when an alarm is activated to provide initial assistance.
We are currently experiencing a greater demand for volunteer alarm responders across Moray, especially in the Forres, Elgin, Buckie and Dufftown areas for people who do not have close family, friends are neighbours for this type of support. This volunteer service is very much about remaining calm and providing reassurance.
If you would like to know more about what is entailed please contact the Volunteer Development Team email volunteering.CC@moray.gov.uk.
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.
Here's an admin support, front-desk role, with a great organisation and supportive team!
Volunteer receptionists will help take enquiries over the phone and during a walk-in/drop-in session which would require booking and taking appointments, signing in people, and doing a bit of signposting too. Potential volunteers who like multi-tasking, who have good communication skills and solid IT skills are very welcome to pop by for a visit first to see if this is something they'd like to like to try. Full training will be given, transport expenses paid at the rate of 45p per mile to and from the office. The role is open to people aged 16 plus.
Lhanbryde Community Centre has a thriving community cafe that operates 7 days a week. It just doesn't serve great weekend breakfasts and lovely home bakes -- it's also a warm and welcoming place for all members of the community to meet, say hello and socialise.
Volunteers with the cafe can choose from a number of roles: from helping to do prep work and a spot of cooking in the kitchen, or taking food orders and operating the till, or clearing tables, to behind the scenes by helping to fill the dishwasher and keep things tidy in the kitchen. Whatever your preference, there's a place for you. The team needs a few more volunteers to help out just now, and if you could spare 2-3 hours on day and frequency that suits you, that would be grand!
Craving for a reason to get outside? Enjoy nature and being outdoors? Want to learn more about growing your own veg, or maybe even do some tree planting? Friends of Forres Woods and Fields are looking for volunteers who'd like to to help these community spaces and welcome new people to get involved.
In the summer months, the volunteer focus is with their beautiful Community & Children's garden - a 1-acre space to grow and harvest your own vegetables. Coming autumn and winter, volunteers look to the woodlands to manage invasive species, plant trees and make insect habitats.
Tasks are suited to most abilities, and the team are always happy to find a task that is right for you and can fit your interests, but if you are unsure, don't hesitate to contact for more information.
Volunteering take place mornings Wednesday and Saturday from 10:00 - 13:00. Want to have a go? Please get in touch via email@example.com!
Being a Community Facilitator is all about delivering a variety of lifesaving first aid skills in community engagement workshops and projects, within local communities, and primary and secondary schools. A lot of these projects involve talking about and demonstrating the basics of first aid to community groups that can include children, young people, and vulnerable adults.
An example of events you could be delivering a first aid talk and demo to, are primary and secondary schools, small university groups, local community groups, charities, summer fairs, shopping centres. Some of the skills you could be teaching include how to provide CPR and apply a defib, different bandages and how to use them, and basic information on various health conditions. Not only that but all the training needed, is provided by us at no cost to you!
A fantastic opportunity to help. All volunteers make a real difference and are greatly appreciated.
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.