RSPB Scotland are currently looking for pin badge volunteers in Aberdeen City and Shire to help us raise vital funds for nature. This role involves placing pin badge boxes in sites in your local area (e.g. cafes, shops) and visiting them approximately every 4-6 weeks to collect the income raised. It's a great way to get involved with RSPB Scotland, and volunteers can raise thousands of pounds a year to support our conservation projects just by managing a few pin badge boxes. This role is perfect for anyone looking to volunteer flexibly for a few hours per month and who enjoys meeting new people. This role is suitable for under 18’s as well. The role involves approaching various sites in your local area, such as shops or cafes, and asking them to support RSPB Scotland by hosting a pin badge box on their premises.
It also includes:
-Collecting the money and topping up your boxes with extra pin badges;
-Counting and banking the donations from boxes;
-Ensuring that pin badge boxes are in a good condition, replacing where necessary;
-Recording your banked donation on our user-friendly database.
This is a rewarding role and offers volunteers the opportunity to develop various skills such as fundraising, communication, public relations and marketing. You’ll gain insight into the work of RSPB not just in Scotland, but across the UK and globally. You could make additional community links and meet new people in your local area. Undertake any appropriate training and benefit from support throughout your volunteering. Most of all this role offers the opportunity to make a difference and to help inspire others to help save nature. You'll be joining an enthusiastic and friendly team, and would receive support throughout your time as a volunteer.
For more details please contact Lynne Hayton at Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Allotment Market Stall provides good-quality, well-priced, locally grown fruit and vegetables and reduces waste. We have opportunities for people to help weigh and record produce collected from Aberdeen allotments each week (approx 1.5 hours on Thursday afternoons for the growing season (mid July to Oct). Just as many Thursdays as you are available, so it could be each week or even just one off). Would suit someone with interest in supporting a project collecting and selling local fruit and veg.
Main tasks involve:
• Help load/unload produce into van.
• Help Weigh and Record amounts of produce collected.
• Sort produce into crates ready for taking to stall.
Full training will be given. Volunteers will be accompanied and supported at all times.
This is a great opportunity to:
• Make a difference in your city and the environment.
• Be a part of a community of growers.
For more details please contact us at email: email@example.com
**All our volunteering activities are outdoors and managed carefully with covid in mind**
Are you passionate about cycling? Do you have an interest in bike maintenance? Volunteer with I Bike!
I Bike is a really fun and rewarding project to volunteer with that offers plenty of opportunities to get outdoors for cycling-related activities, boost the CV, gain experience of work with children and young people, meet new people and learn new skills.
In Aberdeen, we're particularly looking for people who are interested in bike maintenance. Maybe you want to improve your existing skills, get some practice alongside others or put your expertise to good use! Training and support is provided for all levels.
I Bike is a schools programme which aims to help children and young people become more active through taking part in cycling and walking activities. You would be volunteering alongside a dedicated I Bike Officer in schools. Our maintenance sessions are called Dr Bike where we set up a workshop in the school grounds to fix children's bikes. But there are plenty of other activities we run for children such as learn to cycle, playground cycle skills, led bike rides, led walks and much more!
Hear from some of our fantastic volunteers via our website at https://ibike.sustrans.org.uk/home/volunteers/
We advocate for volunteering for all - please talk to us if you have any accessibility requirements or other specific requirements.
A fantastic opportunity to help. All volunteers make a real difference and are greatly appreciated. For further details please contact Anna Whealing, Project Officer, I Bike Volunteering, Sustrans Scotland at email: Anna.Whealing@sustrans.org.uk
Fresh Community Wellness is a growing grassroots charity, registered Scottish Charity Number, SC051346. We operate out of Aberdeen city, working within a (S.I.M.D) high neighbourhood to create lasting change and build a legacy for the future. Predominantly in Seaton neighbourhoods and outdoors, we work with volunteers/residents, with a salutogenic approach to community wellness. To help with this we have great opportunities and need people to help out as volunteers for a range of roles including:
*Food growing, gardeners, greenspace management, tidy ups volunteers.
*Mentors, community engagement, events, entertainers (kids, adults, 55+).
*Outdoors games & sports volunteers, building outdoor areas for residents (sheltered housing seating), health.
*Artists/ Sculptors to begin on our Street Art & Design projects, and sculptures.
*Admin, coordinators, team lead volunteers, advisors & support volunteers.
*Drop-in café helpers, advisors, cooking assistants.
All are fantastic opportunities to make a real difference for people and communities in Aberdeen. Excellent support and relevant training is provided to all volunteers.
For more details about these volunteer roles or other ways you can help support the important work and volunteering at Fresh Community Wellness SCIO, please contact our website www.freshcom.org.uk or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Aberdeen Multicultural Centre (AMC) is an outcome driven, user led charity, committed to making a positive impact on the lives of wider communities in Aberdeen. AMC encourages co-operation and integration amongst diverse community groups. AMC’s vibrant aims are to support communities from social, economic, welfare & environmental perspectives. AMC has run Climate Change projects for the last five years aimed at awareness raising and changing behaviours in relation to home energy efficiency, active travel, food waste, recycling and home gardening amongst diverse communities in Aberdeen. AMC has become cultural hub of communities in Aberdeen. AMC has been organising different cultural events such as International Mother Language Day, Aberdeen Mela- One World Day, Multicultural Burns Night etc. AMC also involved in different sports & physical activities such as Multicultural Football Festival, Multicultural Bike Rally, Wellbeing & Mindfulness Meditation Sessions, Relaxation & Chair base exercises for BAME older people etc.
Post Covid-19 recovery stage we are looking to go back to our normal operations and activities. Planning ahead we need a grant proposal writing volunteer’s support to our team.
A fantastic and exciting opportunity to assist in the continued successful development of Aberdeen Multicultural Centre and make a real difference for people and communities. All help is greatly appreciated.
For further information please contact Ahashan Habib, Centre Manager at E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel. 01224 561992.
As a Voluntary Farm and Gardens Volunteer you will become part of a team within our farm and gardens, set in beautiful surroundings 5miles outside of Aberdeen city centre and close to the Deeside Railway line.
The opportunity does not require you to have previous experience, we just ask that you are caring, patient and willing to help our pupils, have an interest in people and different ways of communications.
Please note- our farm cares for cows, pigs, goats, hens and alpacas.
Our pupils age from 12-25 years old and as part of your position, you will be with them when they attend the farm and gardens as part of their personalised daily routines and assist them with their tasks.
Training provided in induction and support given throughout the volunteering time within Camphill School Aberdeen.
A fantastic opportunity to help with all assistance making a real difference and greatly appreciated.
For more details please contact Naomi Paton, Recruitment Administrator at E Mail: email@example.com or tel.: 01224 866162.
Cultivate your Community!
Cultivate Aberdeen has a clear vision to create kind, confident, and connected communities through the power of food growing. How that vision manifests means different things to many people, it belongs to our community and it belongs to you; come and join the conversation and food revolution.
For more information and details of how you can get involved as a volunteer with Cultivate Aberdeen please visit https://www.cultivateaberdeen.co.uk/get-involved/volunteer/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Would you like to play a part in helping to lead an important Ayrshire charity?
The Ayrshire Rivers Trust (the Trust) is a leading environmental charity. The aims of the Trust are to promote and support initiatives designed to conserve, enhance and develop our fisheries for the enjoyment of current and future generations, and to preserve a valuable part of our natural heritage. These objectives are achieved through
a mixed programme of education; monitoring and advice; consultancy, and hands on conservation and
restoration work. The Trust currently employs five full time and one part-time dedicated and
enthusiastic members of staff and is based near Mauchline, Ayrshire.
The Trust is seeking to appoint new Trustees to enhance the skill-set within our Board and to provide
support and expertise to the Trust and staff.
The Trust is a Scottish Registered Charity SC030426, formed in 2000. It aims to improve the quality of
our rivers, lochs and burns and so reverse the significant decline in freshwater fish stocks.
The Trust is a small, successful organisation. It is looking for new Trustees to be involved in helping
steer the vision and direction of the Trust.
The Trust requires a diverse range of skills to ensure sustainability and long-term success. As a charity
the Trustees are constantly looking out for opportunities to advance the cause of the Trust and ensure
activities are in line with the requirements of the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR).
• The Trust would particularly welcome applications from those with leadership skills, strategic
thinking, charity governance and stewardship, advocacy skills, and risk management skills.
• Experience or knowledge of environmental or rural affairs, or financial management, or grant
funding is desirable.
The Trustees hold monthly meetings which can be attended either in person or via Zoom.
Greener Orkney is a small local charity which has as one of its aims to reduce food waste. We are looking for volunteers to help with the community fridges in Kirkwall and Stromness between 12 noon and 2pm when it will be open for all members of the public to come and take food away.
The main purpose of a Community Fridge is to reduce the amount of food waste which is going into landfill. The Fridge will be stocked at night from the ‘use by’ and ‘best before’ food which is given by the supermarkets. Donations from the public are also accepted under certain circumstances.
The duties of the volunteers will be:
• To check the food in the fridge is of good quality
• To remove any food which is not of good quality
• To assist members of the public with any questions
If you are interested in helping us in any way please contact email@example.com or call Jane Nelson on 07739 144064.
The KLSB Community Group (Keeping Larbert and Stenhousemuir Beautiful)
We hope that everyone has been enjoying the gardens and the floral arrangements in our Stenhousemuir and Larbert communities so far. As we come into early autumn we should start to consider preparing the gardens & tubs for the spring. There is still time to do that and as such we would like to invite the community to come together and join our already established team. This is much more than volunteering in the community, this is about being part of the community.
You do not have to be an experienced gardener or even have green fingers. We are simply looking for anyone who would like to come out on any day that suits them and work with our team. You will have a say on what goes in the ground, what and where our planters are placed and much more importantly, you will get to meet new people and make friends at our monthly meetings.