Are you keen to support parents who want to Carry their babies using a sling or a carrier? As part of the wider NCT branch you will be responsible for hiring slings to parents and parents to be, ensuring that the paperwork is all recorded correctly and deposit returned to hirer. This could be done at a group or as doorstep collections/deliveries.
Are you passionate about the benefits of cloth nappies? Do you want to spread the word and get people chatting about nappies? We would love to hear from you! We have a lending library of nappy library kits established for the last six years but during Covid our meets had to stop, and while we have continued to have a doorstep hire, it hasn't quite been the same community.. We are looking for a Nappy Library coordinator who can inject some passion into the library, create a welcoming, safe space for parents and parents to be to learn all there is to know about cloth nappies. Nappy kits could be hired from a monthly meet or your home, allowing people a chance to try reusable nappies before they buy.
We have a well established nappy library Facebook group and the wider NCT Aberdeen City and shire branch to help and support you in this role.
The role can by shared a couple of individuals. broken up into a mini team, depending on how big your ambitions are!
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
You will assist the North Reserves Project Officer in delivering practical conservation tasks across a variety of nature reserves in the Highlands. This position will allow you to:
- Develop a wide variety of practical conservation and survey skills;
- Gain experience in nature conservation and habitat management;
- Observe and learn about Scotland’s wildlife;
- Increase your employability within the environment sector.
We will supervise you on a wide variety of valuable outdoor practical management tasks such as:
- Control of non-native invasive species;
- Woodland management: including tree planting and restructuring, control of invasive species;
- Infrastructure construction, repairs and maintenance;
- Access and footpath improvements: strimming, drainage, installing way-markers and boardwalks;
- Species surveys and monitoring
Lil’s website www.dolilthings.org needs updating.
We know we need someone to:
- provide consistency across products;
- resize and upload images;
- improve search engine optimisation;
- input text, which can be supplied by Lil or we can provide some
freedom for those looking to build CV in this area.
If you have experience in online selling, we’re open to suggestions for further ways you can make improvements.
Suiting someone with sewing skills who is happy going off-pattern to see what the fabric scraps decide. Lil has received high end fabric scraps that we have previously had made into lovely gift bags or peg bags, but would be happy to chat to you about what you think the fabric would best suit.
The fabric is stored in the Haddington refill and eco gift shop, but we could deliver to you if need be.
We need people to report their squirrel sightings so that we can assess where the threat is prevalent. You can report sightings of both red and grey squirrels at scottishsquirrels.org.uk
We also need people to get actively involved in red squirrel conservation. There is a role for everyone and full training is provided:
• surveying and monitoring of local woods
• raising public awareness and engaging the community (including running events and social media)
• group administration duties
• data management and IT
• grey squirrel control
SHAX is looking for volunteers to join their team at the SHAX Shop in Dumfries town centre. We’re looking for people who are passionate about fashion, homewares and support SHAX’s values to help local people in crisis through homelessness and/or poverty. This is a great opportunity to gain experience in a retail environment.
The role involves the following:
• Working with our shop team
• Being polite and friendly, with good customer service skills
• Merchandising and assisting with shop displays
• Packing and wrapping purchases
• Option to specialise in a particular department, e.g. toys, clothing, books
• Tidying the shop floor when not busy
• Pricing donated goods
Sandside Community Garden Association is a constituted organisation which relies on the support of dedicated volunteers to manage and support with the day to day activities of running the organisation. The role of garden volunteer involves general maintenance and upkeep of the garden and allotment space which is based in North West Dumfries, to help to transform the space into a sanctuary for the local community. Duties may include planting and pruning plants and vegetables, maintaining the grass, sweeping, painting and any other relevant duties. Volunteers will work in a team with other garden volunteers to share the workload.
Volunteer Trustee Treasurer to oversee financial record keeping and reporting at Kate’s Kitchen. Role is fully supported by professional Accountants, a bookkeeper and charities General Manager. Keep proper accounting records, prepare statement of accounts including activities, independently examined, audited. Copy of accounts and annual return to OSCR.