Volunteer drivers required to help Caithness Cats protection release or deliver rescued cats. for example volunteers might be required to talk cats to the vets, deliver food or release feral cats again once they have been neutered. etc. Volunteers will have use of Cat protection van or if using their own vehicle travel expenses of 45p per mile given.
We rely on the help of the many volunteers who give their time and their talents to us freely. We always need dedicated and reliable volunteers that can help out and new volunteers are always welcome.
There are many volunteering opportunities including working directly with our dogs, manual and maintenance, fostering, becoming a home checker, fundraising and helping at our events. Yet for safety reasons, we ask you to start off as a general volunteer with us and once you have gained the trust of our rescues, then you can start to volunteer directly with our dogs.
Volunteering not only benefits our dogs but also provides lots of benefits for our volunteers too including:
- Meeting like-minded people who are passionate about animal welfare
- Gaining new skills or developing existing ones
- Gaining a sense of achievement by doing something rewarding
- Putting something back into the community
- Developing personal skills and confidence
Please note that if you wish to volunteer at the centre, it does involve physical work and due to our location your own transport is essential.
For on-site roles you will be invited to attend an induction course with our team when you will be asked to show ID and full proof of address before you can take up a volunteering role with us.
On site sessions will currently be at our principle site in Ayr.
The different types of sessions are as follows:
CORE session – daytime, on site including poop picking, kennel cleaning and water checks.
SUPPORT sessions – other on-site activities which may include any of the activities listed below as required by SRS at the time.
SORT session – on site (or may be at home) sorting and preparing donations (daytime or evening).
BARTER session – offsite (with on-site collection – requires transport) supporting with bartering deals made, collecting donations and may also include help with taking washing to the large wash centres.
EVENT sessions – preparing and running events such as car boot sales, tabletop sales etc.
Other activities you can help with? Just get in touch with us and we'll find the perfect role for you.
Fancy going to the races on Saturday 24th June?
Fancy getting a Free entry ticket?
Fancy watching the racing in return for a bucket collection at the exists after the last race? (scheduled for 4.45pm time subject to change)
We are holding a charity race after the last race on the card and fully expect racegoers to stay to watch this event. Volunteers will help us collect funds for our charity who supports anyone working in or retired from the horseracing industry.
Any queries please get in touch.
Shop volunteer required to help us in our busy retail space in Dalry. Duties can include:
Till operation, customer service, stock processing, donation sorting, general cleaning and making the displays and shelves appealing inside and in the window.
Your creativity and enthusiasm will be essential!
We need you to help with making displays appealing, sorting a treasure trove of donations, separating the pulp from the bestsellers and identifying the must have items as well as displaying them all to maximum effect!
What brings a smile to my face? Seeing you.
Do you have a welcoming smile? Can you talk to anyone? Are you approachable? It's difficult to describe what makes a great Volunteer Site Assistant, but that's a good place to start.
Our wonderful volunteers embody the positive visitor experience. Are you an open, friendly, eloquent person? Could you help visitors understand more about Redwings Mountain DD8 3SQ and our resident horses and donkeys?
Could you always be horse-pitable?! Could you excel at making someone's experience a truly memorable one? Whether that's directing our visitors around the site, finding the right information about a rescued resident, or even simply helping someone to park safely in our small car park, you will be someone who cares deeply about all those important details.
If you are nodding, please apply. You could be key to helping us engage and make our visitors and long-term supporters feel valued.
Instead of cleaning the house, I just turn off all the lights!
Here at redwings we'd rather leave the lights on so that we can welcome all our lovely visitors and share our passin for horse welfare!
So, if you'd like to get a shine on the taps, or hoovering is t=your preferred daily workout, we need you!
As a Volunteer Housekeeper, for a couple of hours a week, you could be a key part of the team that keeps our Visitor Centres running.
We all muck in and clean here, but there's always somewhere that could do with that extra bit of elbow grease. With a friendly personality and a roll-up-your sleeves attitude, you could be the extra pair of hands we need.
If you can offer us some of your precious time, our Visitor Centre Team would welcome you and support your training to help us make the experience for our visitors, one that is really special.
This is an opportunity to get involved in all aspects of stable work - tacking, grooming, leading horses in the school or side walking with riders. Some riders need more assistance than others depending on their ability. It would be helpful if you have an outgoing personality and are able to adapt quickly to different situations. This is a wonderful rewarding opportunity for someone to help us continue to provide a high level of service for our clients. Volunteers will be invited for a short tour of the centre followed by a half-day induction the next week. (Angus border)
Our ambition is a future where every person with sight loss has the confidence and support they need to live their lives to the full. To help achieve this objective we are looking for fostering volunteers.
Our respite fosterers provide temporary accommodation for a dog at home on behalf of Guide Dogs, and comply with the Boarders Agreement in relation to the welfare and handling of the dog or puppy.
Murton is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SC031554) with a dual educational and environmental purpose. We are situated on a former quarry near Forfar in Angus and manage a thriving nature reserve, visitor farm and tearoom set in 100 acres.
The vision - to provide a unique environment in which children, young people and adults can learn and develop skills for life.
The mission - Murton aspires to enrich people’s lives by using our site to its full potential. We can offer our unique environment as an educational centre that offers a positive impact on all ages. We hope to be a thriving and sustainable charity valued in the community and recognised nationally.
The aims of Murton are:
• To provide educational opportunities that encourages learning and developing skills for life.
• To maintain and establish a thriving nature reserve that encourages access to the outdoors.
• To effectively run a visitor farm and tearoom on our site that offers a recreational and leisure facility and generates income to support our educational work.
• To maintain and develop strong connections with our community through our leadership, work and on our site.
We have compulsory meetings once per quarter. Dependent on the Trustees interest and skills we expect further input throughout the year. As a minimum the Trust Manager speaks to each Trustee at least once a month.