Dunbeath Heritage Trust is situated in the old schoolhouse in Dunbeath and was two walled gardens as well as many other areas in the village owned by the Trust. They are looking for volunteers with an interest in gardening to help maintain and/or develop some of the community spaces. This is an opportunity to help this community organisation while doing something you enjoy. Support and guidance for all volunteers is readily available to help you join the team.
The John O Groat Trail relies on volunteers to help improve the coastal paths and environment on the East Coast of northern Scotland. It links into the North Coast 500 route and encourages tourism and environmental preservation. Volunteers work on improving access to paths and tracks, but they can also help with litter picks, beach cleans or one-off activities periodically. Mostly conducted in Spring/Summer months and at weekends, howevr Volunteers are welcome to get in touch all year around and support this group.
volunteers required to help maintain this community woodland on the outskirts of Wick. Volunteers meet on Tuesdays to clear paths,, cut grass and general maintenance of the vast area.. This opportunity requires a level of physical fitness but there are raised beds and general accessibility for people with mobility issues. tools and equipment provided
Lil is a community interest company that literally stands for Lower Impact Living. We are looking for more volunteers to help us in our zero waste, zero fuss and 100% feel good mission. We’re looking for volunteers who we would train towards lead working in the Lil Hub retail arm. Key tasks include:
- Communicating with the public,
- handling money and app-based checkout,
- fulfilling in person and online orders,
- following laid out practices to meet hygiene, environmental health and trading
- keeping the shop presentable
We are looking for volunteers to strengthen our team. Duties include growing from seed and nurturing in our polytunnel, creating and maintaining planters and hanging baskets. We also develop and maintain community garden areas.
Local Group Volunteers help to organise meetings and other local activities and events, usually on a monthly basis, for the benefit of our members and supporters.
Tasks are shared among the organising group, and might include identifying and booking venues and guest speakers, welcoming guests, organising hospitality, promoting local activities, chairing meetings, facilitating groups, and promoting membership.
Local groups have multiple benefits:
> providing opportunities for members and supporters to connect and engage in a meaningful way
> getting more people involved and attracting new members
> bringing together different skills and new ideas
> working on a common cause or area of interest
> promoting greater understanding and awareness of humanism
> supporting Humanist Society Scotland campaigns
Are you a humanist? Take our quiz and find out: https://www.humanism.scot/are-you-a-humanist/
Roles within the local group may be shared out informally or specific roles assigned.
Contact Lara, our Community Engagement Manager for a no obligation chat, and explore what volunteering might look like for you, and how you can support our work.
Being the local face of the RSPB, you will help us develop our fundraising capacity by placing and maintaining pin badge boxes in your chosen area. All the funds you’ll raise will help give nature a home in Scotland!
· Approaching various sites in your local area and ask them to support the RSPB by hosting a pin badge box in their premises.
· Collecting the donations from your boxes and bank them, once every 4-6 weeks.
· Topping up your boxes with extra pin badges, where necessary.
· Ensuring that pin badge boxes are in a good condition, replace where necessary.
· Using ROBINS, our user-friendly online platform, to record your banked donations.
· No knowledge of birds or wildlife is required - some good communication skills and an ability to liaise with your local community links are more important for this role.
· Numeracy, record-keeping skills and the ability to handle cash efficiently and accurately.
· Basic computer literacy.
· An ability to use your own initiative.
What's in it for you
· An opportunity to develop various skills and boost your CV, such as fundraising, communication, public relations and marketing.
· Full training and support throughout your volunteering.
· Highly flexible role, working around your schedule – to suit your lifestyle.
· Make additional community links and meet new people in your local area.
· Volunteering expenses will be reimbursed.
· Be part of something big – a vast movement working together to help save nature.
We are seeking Trustees to join our charity Temple Old Kirk Friends. The charity is committed to bringing the beautiful Temple Old Kirk and kirkyard alive by raising money for conservation and involving local people and others interested in history, the environment and genealogy.
Becoming an Old Kirk Friends Trustee means sharing your time and helping run the charity, joining in the fund-raising and taking part in workshops and events. It means being part of a dedicated group of Trustees and volunteers. In return know you are making a difference to our heritage and developing and abiding fascination with the richness found on the site of an Old Kirk.
To assist the Rangers in conserving, enhancing and promoting the appropriate use and enjoyment of the area.
Duties include habitat improvement and restoration, Removal of invasive and non-native species, Practical maintenance on fences, signposts, gates and paths and opportunities to be involved in species surveying and recording.
This is a rewarding opportunity for someone who enjoys working outdoors on a variety of tasks.
The Transform Gardening Project is a supported volunteering opportunity for young people aged 15 to 24 who would like to volunteer in a gardening or landscaping capacity.
Come and help us maintain our beautiful community garden, activities include planting, pruning, mending, painting, watering, weeding, mowing, composting, feeding and harvesting. This opportunity is for young people who want to build their confidence and social skills, as well as gaining practical skills that may be useful for employment or further education.