Do you love clothing, fashion, or a good bargain? Or perhaps you want to meet people in your local community and help provide a service that benefits them? Come volunteer in our unique high street R:evolve retail shops as a R:evolve Retail Assistant!
R:evolve thrift + gift in Cambuslang is our social enterprise that aims to generate income for the rest of the project; stocking new, second hand, and vintage clothing and accessories, as well as reworked garments, textile crafts, and sustainable gifts.
As part of a team of volunteers at your chosen location, you will provide customer service and engagement, general upkeep of the shops, and carry out duties requested by the Shops Supervisor. Don’t worry if you are unsure about how the shops operate, full training will be provided for all volunteering opportunities.
APPLY VIA OUR WEBSITE www.revolve-recycle.co.uk/volunteering
No long term commitment, you can do just one day and there is no application process, simply call us with the date you want to come and we will book you a seat on our minibus. The work carried out by our volunteers can make a positive difference to an area immediately benefiting the environment, wildlife and people. It's worthwhile, fun and sociable. We do practical activities such as tree planting, tree weeding, control of invasive species, pathwork, pondwork, meadow raking, fencing and more.
This is an opportunity for someone with passion, commitment and drive to make a big difference to the way Scotland/your locality responds to climate change. The Scottish Communities Climate Action Network (SCCAN) is partnering with Climate for Change (C4C) to launch a brand new climate engagement program for Scotland – Climate Conversations.
You will be one of our first facilitators and help SCCAN kickstart our program in Scotland. Facilitators are our agents of change. As a facilitator you will be part of a team that together will inspire hundreds of people throughout Scotland to stand up on climate change and move society and our leaders to action. This is an exciting role for you to use your love of working with people to empower the community, and to drive a groundswell of community action on climate change.
You will work with volunteer hosts who will invite 8 – 12 friends and family to attend a Climate Conversation online or in their home. At these events, you will present to them about climate change (using our prepared scripts), the urgency for action and facilitate discussion that leads to a commitment to take more effective action. Our mission is to create the social climate for effective climate action in Scotland.
For more information contact Training and Engagement Programme Manager Jean-Matthieu Gaunand by email email@example.com or visit https://www.scottishcommunitiescan.org.uk/
To support the delivery of a wide range of child centred outdoor learning opportunities giving children, young people, and families the opportunity to connect with each other and with the natural world.
To help the organisation provide opportunities for children and young people to succeed, building confidence, self -worth and self-belief.
To help the organisation provide an inclusive service so that children and young people will have fun, stay safe, be inspired, and make friends; contributing to and providing them with life skills required to thrive in the modern world.
To support the delivery and facilitation of a stimulating and innovative outdoor learning/play in the local community in East Kilbride and assist in the delivery of varied outdoor programmes.
- Support the delivery of monthly outdoor learning & play programmes for families in the local community.
- Facilitate freely chosen and self-directed play opportunities.
- Work with the wider volunteer team to set-up and take-down of kit for each play session.
- Encourage children to plan and choose the activities that they would like to do, enabling them to experiment and learn about themselves and the world around them, while allowing them to grow and take risks within the safety of the project.
- Participate in the planning and organisation of activities for each session, including preparation and storage of kit and materials.
- To support the supervision of participants at all times, making sure that safety procedures are followed conforming to the project’s Child Protection and Health & Safety policies and other relevant policies and complete any appropriate reports e.g. accident / incident forms.
- Support in promoting good behaviour and dealing with any challenging behaviour in accordance with the projects policies and procedures.
- Always ensure non-discriminatory practices – in line with the Equal Opportunities policy.
- Assist in the preparation and clearing up of activities and work areas.
- Support the promotion of the initiative and of the sessions.
Personal Qualities & Skills:
- Be kind, patient, respectful and able to work in a team.
- Excellent communication skills with children and adults.
- Ability to work in partnership with other organisations
- Be organised and efficient.
- Good team worker, self-motivated and passionate about providing play opportunities for children.
- Able to use own initiative and be flexible in their approach.
- Be able to work within the values-led ethos of the OutLET: Play Resource.
- Adaptable to varied workload.
- Willingness to work in all weathers and seasons.
Desirable Skills & Experience
- Experience of working with children, young people or families.
- Experience in delivering outdoor programmes with children or young people.
- An understanding of and passion for the principles of play and the role of adults.
- An understanding of Forest School ethos and principles.
A full clean driving licence and access to a car is ideal, but not essential
Spend ten minutes watching flowers and insects in good weather!
This simple survey collects data on the total number of insects that visit a particular flower during a ten minute count, ideally chosen from our list of 14 target flowers.
You can carry out your count using a recording form (available for download on our website), or download the FIT Count app.
We are looking for volunteers to "adopt" 1km squares in the PoMS network, which takes a systematic approach to pollinator monitoring through a set of 95 1 km squares across the UK. The site network has been set up with the kind permission of the land-owners involved. Volunteers visit their adopted square four times a year, once each in May, June, July and August. Our 1km square volunteers set out pan traps to capture insect samples, survey flowers around the traps, and complete FIT Counts to monitor insect abundance.
We have squares available to adopt across Scotland - please see our website for a map of available squares, or contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) for a precise location.
We are looking for volunteers to assist our Trail Leaders, supporting groups of young people on our Treun Wilderness trails at various locations in Scotland.
The programme empowers young people by helping develop self confidence, self awareness and mental wellbeing, whilst also teaching practical employability skills. It is spread over 8 trails through the year and across a variety of highland estates. The format of the week involves 5 to 7 days immersed in nature in the heart of a rural setting, with two to three nights spent wild camping and on trail and one day of conservation volunteering. Group sizes are a minimum of 6 and maximum of 8. They are supported by a fully qualified and certified outdoor instructor, fully qualified and certified wilderness therapist and one to two trained volunteers.
Wilderness Foundation UK are looking for volunteers from a range of backgrounds to help support our trails and would encourage those with experience of wild camping and hiking, who are keen to support Scotland's Young People to apply.
Will be involved in the recycling of paper, cardboard, cans and other materials within a warehouse/yard environment. Learning how to decontaminate cans and sort into types ready for loading into machine. Loading and unloading vans as required and keeping the yard areas clean and tidy. There is also a strip down area where items are disassembled and sorted into metals, plastics and glass etc.
We are looking for someone to take responsibility for managing our website. The role will involve reviewing our existing website (on Wordpress) and ensuring that it is regularly backed up and kept up to date and secure as well as regularly refreshed with new content. Here is our website: https://www.scottishcommunitiescan.org.uk/
Setting a strategic plan for the different web pages.
Monitor and suggest ways to increase engagement on all pages.
Following a four-year refurbishment, we opened our brand-new museum exhibition, shop, and café in July 2021. This is an exciting time to join us as we welcome visitors into the new museum for the 2022 season.
The gardening volunteers are a friendly team of volunteers who work all year round to maintain the extensive gardens around the David Livingstone Birthplace. They play an important role in making the grounds accessible, attractive, and enjoyable for the wide range of people that visit the grounds.
Key activities include grass cutting, weeding, hedge trimming, tidying the grounds, planting, and leaf clearance.