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.
Assisting the Operations Team to do tasks such as weeding, painting, and mending furniture.
Provide a warm, friendly welcome to all visitors.
Signpost and help visitors to navigate the site.
Answer questions and provide information to visitors on any preservation/maintenance underway.
Do you have an interest in Angus’ local history?
Angus Archives are looking for volunteers to help with the following tasks:
• Scanning old photographs and documents.
• Indexing genealogical sources.
• Tidying and shelving local history books.
If you would like to know more contact Craig Pearson at Angus Archives, Restenneth Priory, Forfar on 01307 468644 or email@example.com.
Help to create fun and engaging learning experiences for museum visitors at the Scottish Fisheries Museum, by helping with workshops and outreach activities tied.
Volunteers will support museum staff deliver and create learning activities aimed at schools, families and other visitors. The museum is keen to learn from volunteers and encourage them to share any arts or crafts expertise they have.
This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to gain experience, develop skills and confidence. Previous experience is not required as training and support will be given. The museum is happy to chat with volunteers about their needs and adapt roles to suit them.
The key tasks will include:
-Supporting Museum staff develop and deliver activities.
-Providing visitors with a positive learning experience.
-Supporting Museum staff to welcome visitors to events/activities.
-Encouraging and helping event participants to take part in activities.
-Helping set up and tidy away events.
Get involved with Garden Club
In 2021 Hospitalfield’s Walled Garden, designed by the horticulturalist Nigel Dunnett, opened to the public. The scheme was developed to reveal the unique horticultural history of the site at Hospitalfield, which has been tended as a garden for over 800 years.
The garden and grounds at Hospitalfield are maintained, made fruitful and more beautiful with the fantastic support of our volunteers who meet regularly at Garden Club. Garden Club support the development of the garden from helping weed the gardens, sowing seeds, potting up plants and assisting with seasonal projects. Our next garden project is the development of the medicinal garden.
The site at Hospitalfield has been populated since the 13th century when the monks who ran Arbroath Abbey established their hotel or hospital, here where we believe that they must have grown a medicinal garden and brewed potions as medicines to improve the health and wellbeing of those who they cared for.
From January 2023 we are inviting a medicinal plant specialist to design the garden with Garden Club volunteers, Hospitalfield’s grounds keeping team and soon to be appointed Community Gardener. The new medicinal garden will be planted in a large area within the walled garden at Hospitalfield. As part of our upcoming Garden Club sessions we’ll be planning, preparing, and planting this new medicinal garden.
Garden Club Volunteers meet regularly from 10am to 12pm on Fridays at Hospitalfield. We’re looking for volunteers to come along and get involved in the new medicinal garden at Hospitalfield.
For full information on how to get involved and accessibility notes please see our website https://hospitalfield.org.uk/support/volunteer/garden-club/ or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Minimum age: 18
Shetland Amenity Trust - Shetland Museum and Archives
Volunteers would be taken through how to use the Atom database system and talked with about what goes in the index. They would then be able to go and read the papers on the microfilm machine (which they'll also be taught to use) and record the contents so that others can find information more easily. Someone will always be on hand to help.
Volunteers taking up an opportunity to help in the Visitors Centre have a variety of activities to choose from:
Welcome visitors including visitors from coaches.
Do you have good local knowledge? Share it with visitors and advise on the visitors information resources.
Help in the Café.
Help provide an enjoyable experience for 12,000 visitors coming to the centre annually. Local people mingle with visitors, browsing the visitors' information or the Shetland crafts on sale and the displays of local heritage
The Swan is an important part of Shetland's maritime heritage and a community asset, through which the Trust offers a wide range of sailing and volunteering opportunities.
Maintenance and refit work is ongoing November to March and includes:
Removing rig, sails, equipment from boat in Scalloway to store in Lerwick.
Organising and maintenance of equipment at stores in Lerwick - including cleaning, varnishing, painting and storage.
On board maintenance, at boat in Scalloway - includes cleaning, varnishing and painting as well as engineering maintenance on all on board systems.
Are you at home with spreadsheets, general accounting and other tools of that mysterious profession? We're a really interesting charity just about managing to control our accounts, but lack a coherent integrated system. Can you help?
We are the AVIATION PRESERVATION SOCIETY, SCOTLAND, SCIO (APSS), a team of retiree volunteers dedicated to the building and preservation of historical aircraft and the promotion of STEM education within our community. We have just built Scotland's only flying WW1 aircraft (a Sopwith 1-1/2 Strutter we call Sophie) and we're at a key inflection point in our journey towards becoming a self-sustaining visitor attraction/workshop.
We have developed a ramshackle accounting system over time, and we desperately need someone to establish and oversee a system that we can run.
The great thing is, you can choose how much time you wish to dedicate to us. Initially, a few days setting it up and then perhaps once a month oversight. Of course, if you have any practical skills, you'd be entirely welcome to work on the next aircraft or take part in our schools outreach programmes. It's up to you.
St Mary's Preservation Trust preserves and cares for a unique and significant old church in Burwick in South Ronaldsay. The church was a community meeting point for hundreds of years and there are lots of good memory’s associated with it. The Trust want this to continue by holding public events (the bonfire, storytelling) and maintaining the building so it survives for future generations. The group is light hearted and easy going. We meet around 4 times a year and have 3 to 4 events for the public each year. You will get to be involved in a historic place with lots of interesting things happening and be part of a friendly group of people.
We require the post of Treasurer. The main responsibility is to prepare the accounts for submission to OSCR, the Scottish charity regulator. You would also keep track of donations and other income and expenditure.