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.
Ninewells Community Garden is looking for a new trustee to support our Charity to grow and develop. Would you like to join the Board of a local charity which works to improve the health & wellbeing of children, young people and adults?
Ninewells Community Garden is a small local charity and exists to promote physical activity and mental health through community gardening. It sits within the grounds of Ninewells Hospital and Medical School and within the Menzieshill and Charleston communities.
Despite being a small charity we consistently achieve remarkable outcomes with minimal resources and are often told we have improved people’s lives. We rely on a dedicated team of staff, trustees and volunteers to maintain our garden and develop and deliver new opportunities.
We are seeking an additional trustee to be our Treasurer. The Board is currently made up of 8 members and meets every 6 weeks and is looking to recruit a new member. You will be part of a small and friendly team of trustees and staff who are passionate about how gardening & being in green space increases our feeling of wellness and reduces social isolation.
The main duties are to maintain an overview of the charity’s financial affairs and ensure its financial viability; control expenditure; maintain proper financial records and procedures; and fulfil regulatory reporting requirements. You will work with our current Treasurer who wishes to step down from the role in the New Year.
As Ninewells Community Garden does not employ a finance officer or company secretary, this is a hands-on role covering the full range of financial, accounting, regulatory and governance issues.
Our trustees are all volunteers, most of whom live or work in the local community, and all of whom use their skills, knowledge and experience to help guide and govern our service, shape strategy, and give direction to the charity. This is an opportunity for you to make a real difference to the charity and to the local community.
· Oversee the financial affairs of the organisation and ensure they are legal, constitutional and within accepted accounting practice.
· Ensure proper records are kept and that effective financial procedures are in place.
· Monitor and report on the financial health of the Charity
· Oversee the production of necessary financial reports/returns, accounts and audits
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to express interest Visit our web site for more information https://ninewellsgarden.org.uk/. And see lots more news on https://www.facebook.com/ninewellsgarden/.
Rottal Vegetable Garden is a safe environment for people to come and connect with nature while learning to grow their own food in a sustainable way.
Opening the farm on a Wednesday for volunteers to come and help out with different tasks, from shifting stones to weeding and sowing in a favourable environment for mental health recovery and post COVID recovery.
Passionate about a fairer, greener, healthier and more democratic food system? Become a Good Food Nation Ambassador!
Scottish Government has committed to new legislation on Scotland’s food system – but it was delayed as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. We need your help to fight for this new law to drive change in our food system.
Scotland boasts an incredible larder of food and drink – but what is the truth behind the marketing? The Scottish Food Coalition and A Greener Hawick believe that our food system needs to be fairer, greener healthier and more democratic – that our capacity to feed ourselves should not be compromised for private profit.
At the start of the new parliament we are recruiting a Good Food Nation Ambassador to engage with the Hawick community, increase awareness and momentum and campaign for brighter future for Scotland’s food system. Contacting candidates via phone, email or social media and ask them what they will do to address the challenges in our food system. Organising workshops to support local people to helping to ‘debunk’ questions, and supporting people to get their voices heard. Collecting stories from your community to illustrate the change we need to see in our food system. Working with existing local networks, with support from the Scottish Food Coalition, to publicise issues and recommendations locally, via social media, websites, press etc.
Would you like to help increase local people’s awareness of climate issues and support them to work together to take climate action in North Lanarkshire?
If the answer is yes and you live or work in North Lanarkshire, Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire invites you to register to become a volunteer Community Climate Champion!
As a Community Climate Champion, you will receive free, accredited training and other support to enable you to facilitate “climate conversations” in your local area; for specific interest groups; and/or for your organisation.
The Community Climate Champion initiative is supported by Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire (VANL) as part of our commitment to North Lanarkshire’s Action on Climate Together initiative – ACT Now NL.
Our offer to you: If you volunteer for this scheme, you will:
Receive free, online climate emergency training from Keep Scotland Beautiful.
This introductory training will raise understanding of climate change science and how you can use your actions and influence to respond to the climate emergency and contribute to Scotland’s journey to net-zero. The training will include an introduction to climate change and cover topics like climate impacts and adaptation, reducing emissions, climate action and communication.
The course will be accredited by The Carbon Literacy Project, and participants who successfully complete the two 2.5-hour sessions, guided self-study and final assessment can receive Carbon Literate certification.
We have received funding from the Scottish Government to offer 30-40 free spaces for this training during April and May 2022 in three small groups.
We will be publishing the course dates shortly, so if you are interested, please fill in the registration form below and we will contact you in early April with the course date options.
You will also be invited to participate in one or more of our free, community climate awareness and action workshops during 2022-23, which will provide you with more in-depth understanding of key issues such as:
active travel and community transport
community greening – including conservation, community woodlands
renewable, affordable energy, including support for households and community energy schemes
community food growing and larders
community lending and upcycling schemes.
More information on these workshops will be available soon.
You will have access to a wide range of information through the ACT Now NL website
VANL staff will provide further guidance and support as needed
You will also become part of a North Lanarkshire Community Climate Champions network where volunteers can connect and support each other.
Your role: As a volunteer Community Climate Champion in North Lanarkshire, you will be supported through above to facilitate “Climate Conversations“and action with one or more of the following groups of people:
residents in your local area
people with specific interests such as carers; disabled people and faith groups
people in your organisation and/or work-related networks
If you would like to register to become a volunteer Community Climate Champion in North Lanarkshire you can do so by contacting email@example.com.
Forfar Open Gardens are looking for Volunteer Gardeners to provide general help within the garden whether that be pottering in the outdoor or indoor planting areas, clearing and pruning in the large woodland space or any of the many jobs in between. The garden is an open space for people young and old to come along and enjoy so you have a keen interest in gardening or would like to learn then they would love to hear from you.
Youth opportunities are available on Friday afternoons.
Interested? Want to know more? Get in touch.
We’re looking for passionate, reliable and enthusiastic people (Change Makers), who share our belief that people really do lead change. If you’re passionate about community, place and planet and want to come together with like-minded people to support a programme anchored in driving positive social change, we’d love to hear from you. No experience is necessary, however, there are some qualities we would like you to have:
Enthusiastic, reliable and flexible
Friendly personality with good communication skills and initiative
An interest in contemporary culture
Ability to commit to a minimum of 2 x 4hr shifts at the festivals or across other public facing events
Be 18 or over
Volunteer Applications Close: 12:00pm, Friday 20th May
Interviews Held from Saturday 21st May 2022
We are currently looking for volunteers for our open volunteer days on Thursdays. Volunteers will drop in any time between 10am - 5pm and spend time cultivating the market garden and beautifying the Croft. This is not only a good opportunity to get involved in our community, but also a great way to get hands-on experience of gardening and DIY crafts led by our education officers. Spend time outside, learn something and meet great folks!