An exciting opportunity to join our Biosecurity Team, making a direct impact for nature. The Incursion Response Team are responsible for protecting our most important seabird islands by reacting to, and removing, reported invasion of species.
You will gain valuable experience and training in implementation of incursion response measures in the event of rats being detected on the islands. There is also the possibility of assisting with some routine surveillance checks on the islands as well. You will be working alongside other volunteers and RSPB staff as a team and working with the island communities.
By being part of this vital team you will be helping to save some of our most iconic seabirds including Storm petrels and Puffins in some of the most spectacular locations in the UK. You will gain valuable experience and high-level training in implementation of incursion response measures in the event of rats being detected on the islands. You will meet and work with other passionate volunteers and staff that are experts in the biosecurity field and have deep knowledge of sea birds.
The Shetland Conservation Volunteers is a RSPB run team of enthusiastic volunteers who deliver practical conservation work in Shetland for environmental and community benefit. An ongoing programme of activities will be proposed, with an aim of a day of action every month in spring and summer.
Tasks could include infrastructure maintenance at RSPB reserves and providing help to local projects such as weeding, pruning and planting in community gardens.
There is no minimum commitment, volunteers can take part in one or more projects. This is an opportunity to learn and share skills, join a friendly team and actively contribute to protecting Shetland's environment.
This opportunity is seasonal and will be dependent on guidance around COVID-19 for 2020/2021
CLEAR is looking for individual volunteers to join our Street Champions. There are about 15-20 active Street Champions at present who are part of a growing national movement, going out at least three times a week around their immediate neighbourhoods and collecting rubbish to make the place more attractive. Many take the litter home and sort and recycle it. Usually CLEAR can supply a litter picker and hoop but many just use bags for life or plastic bags.
CLEAR itself started by local people picking litter and all the founder members still do this regularly after 15 years. It’s an enjoyable outdoor activity, promotes better physical and mental health and makes a visible, immediate difference. Unlike the other group activities, you just do this at a time that suits you but you are also welcome to join in some larger community litter picks we organise throughout the year
CLEAR offers opportunities for local people to volunteer in its community workshop at 47 Sandwell Street, Buckhaven. These sessions run on Wednesdays and Thursdays every week from 10.am-3.30pm, supervised by a CLEAR staff member or lead volunteer
The small workshop has tools and equipment for woodwork and crafts of various types, as well as a well-equipped bike workshop where repairs for the wider public are carried out. The wood workshop produces a range of different items such as planters, birdbath boxes, signs and garden furniture. Most of this voluntary activity is carried out in the workshop or yard, but may also involve working outdoors in the two community gardens and other sites installing items or carrying out repairs.
CLEAR offers opportunities to volunteer in its two community gardens (Buckhaven and Methil). These sessions run on both Wednesdays & Thursdays from 10am -3.30pm.
This role is outdoors (though there is shelter if the weather turns) and involves some physical exercise.
The range of tasks include planting seed in seed trays, potting up, planting, watering, pruning, composting, harvesting, weeding and grass/hedge cutting. This opportunity is interesting and varied, changes over the seasons and supports both physical and mental health.
CLEAR offers opportunities to volunteer in its ongoing environmental programme. This is often seasonal work, especially busy between October to March but with other sessions over the summer and run on both Wednesdays & Thursdays from 10am -3.30pm.
The range of task include:
- planting spring bulbs, native saplings, fruit trees and flowering shrubs
- carrying out maintenance and pruning work in the woodlands and orchards
- carrying out litter picks
- harvesting fruit
Supported Volunteering provides an excellent opportunity to learn new skills, develop existing ones and to meet like-minded people in an outdoor environment. You can get stuck into gardening, bushcraft and woodland management activities using a variety of tools. You can enjoy hammocks around a campfire and use the time to relax and unwind in nature if you wish. Although you may want to bring your own; light refreshments will be provided and a lunch will be offered from our Nest Cafe each week. A volunteers parent has said - The smile on his face when he comes home after being at the Ecology Centre and how he cant wait to tell me about his day makes my heart burst with pride and brings a tear to my eye
The Ecology Centre look forward to giving you the same warm welcome.
The Stranraer Development Trust is looking to recruit volunteers to assist with various projects and events happening within the local community. One of the ongoing projects happening at the moment is the Dandelion project which involves the creation of an 'Unexpected Garden.' For this project we are looking for volunteers to assist with gardening tasks, help with the upkeep of the garden and assist with the organising and delivery of events and workshops that are happening at the garden. We also have our Oyster Festival happening from the 2nd - 4th of September 2022. We are looking for volunteers to assist with the delivery of the festival. The role of volunteers at the festival will include but not exhaustive to: assist with the provision of the youth activities, provide information to visitors, act as guides and provide directions around the festival site, assist with coverage on our social media channels, etc. As part of our youth development work we are also looking to recruit some ongoing Youth Volunteers. Youth Volunteers will also play a key role in both the garden project and the Oyster Festival, however they will also assist with various youth projects happening throughout the year. Youth volunteers will assist the Youth Activities Engagement Officer with the delivery of such projects as well as the collection of views and feedback from other local young people. The volunteers will also assist the Youth Activities Engagement Officer with the planning of these projects and activities. We appreciate any time the volunteers can commit to volunteering for any of the aforementioned projects and events.