Sustainable Kirriemuir is a community group dedicated to supporting Kirrie to be a sustainable community where people and nature flourish. Formed in 2019 and becoming a well-known community member, we are working actively to protect nature, grow food, promote active and sustainable travel, promote energy efficiency, and reduce waste.
We are focused on positive social and environmental impact with our work, providing sustainability skills and learning, offering volunteering opportunities and supporting the co-benefits of health and well-being.
We currently have four staff members and five board members. We have been generously funded by several key funding bodies including The National Lottery Community Fund Scotland, Voluntary Action Angus, Angus Rural Partnership, Paths for All, Energy Saving Trust, Angus Council to name a few.
We are now ready to take our organisation to the next level and apply for charity status. We would like to invite a few more trustees to help us with our plans.
We especially need board members with experience in Human Resources, Legal, Fundraising or Business Development. Board terms are one-year, renewable at our annual AGM each spring. We meet one evening each month.
If you might be interested in joining our board, please get in touch for a chat at firstname.lastname@example.org.
John O Groat Trail welcomes volunteer Wardens who will 'adopt' a stretch of the Trail and report back to the group with updates on it's maintenance, condition Etc. All you need to do as a Warden is walk a specific area 4-5 times per year and be vigilant and report. Areas where Wardens are needed are:
Wick to Sinclair & Girnigoe Castle
Dunbeath to Lybster
Berriedale to Helmsdale
Brora to Golspie
The Carrick Community Food Garden (CCFG) invites you to discover the joy of growing fruit and vegetables, building and creating with members of your community garden, where everyone shares the work and the harvest.
Being part of a community garden is a great activity to do by yourself or with friends and family and a good opportunity to get outdoors, learn new skills, meet new and like-minded people, keep active, improve mental health and contribute towards your community and the environment.
All work is supervised, tasks could include clearing the ground in preparation for food growing, planting, seed sowing, weeding, digging, harvesting produce, building raised beds, shifting compost and general site maintenance or occasional help with events and sharing ideas.
We share the harvest with our community food pantry, contributors, the groups we support and when possible we cook and share meals on site.
We encourage people of all ages and levels of fitness, from complete beginners to experienced growers there is a way for you to contribute to your community garden. At CCFG we are very flexible, you can drop in to learn more and see what it's like before you decide to contribute your time and energy.
Grampian 50+ Network is a registered Scottish Charity for Older People's Walking Groups which operates across Grampian. With 44 groups in membership and almost 1000 members from Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire & Moray, the Network offers training, events and produces a regular newsletter.
We now require a Treasurer to work with the committee and deal with a range of duties. The volunteering involved is not an every day duty, more to suit our events that we run several times each year along with paying accounts, volunteer expenses etc. The treasurer will be a trustee and attend Committee Meetings approx 6 times each year as well as attending our events.
A fantastic opportunity to help. All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated.
For more details please contact Marjory D’Arcy, Chair, Grampian 50+ Network at email email@example.com or tel: 07989 063989.
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.
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.
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.