We are seeking volunteers to assist with organising and supporting charity garden open days within our District Teams around Scotland. Our Area Organisers typically look after a number of gardens in a geographic area within your district. You will work closely with the District Organiser and liaise with Garden Openers to see that a good relationship is developed. You may also seek new gardens to open in your area
Area Organisers also make sure that Garden Openers have adequate support on the day of their opening, including help with teas, car parking, taking money, etc, and provide signage and materials (supplied by Head Office) for the day to Garden Openers.
This is a great way to meet new people and work within a lovely team of like-minded garden lovers.
We are seeking volunteer District Treasurers to join our Glasgow, Stirling & Roxburghshire Teams. The Treasurer is responsible for the collection of funds raised at garden openings and making sure that funds are paid to our charities and to Head Office. Treasurers enter information about openings into our database so must be numerate and comfortable with technology. You will also get to visit a wonderful range of gardens and meet the lovely people who are kind enough to open their gardens, as well as being part of a team of local volunteers. More information is available online with full details provide via expression of interest form.
We are seeking a volunteer District Treasurer to join our Roxburghshire Team. The Treasurer is responsible for the collection of funds raised at garden openings in the Scottish Borders area and making sure that funds are paid to our charities and to Head Office. Treasurers enter information about openings into our database so must be numerate and comfortable with technology. You will also get to visit a wonderful range of gardens and meet the lovely people who are kind enough to open their gardens, as well as being part of a team of local volunteers. More information is available online with full details provide via expression of interest form.
We are looking for volunteers to get involved in every exhibition at the Talbot Rice Gallery as Volunteer Exhibition Assistants. Our team of volunteers are crucial in the success of our exhibitions and provide essential and valued support. All volunteers receive training for their role and support from the Gallery team throughout their time volunteering with us. We offer practical experience of working in a contemporary gallery space, public engagement and the opportunity to meet artists.
For more information, please check our website about this opportunity: https://www.trg.ed.ac.uk/get-involved/volunteering
Do you have an eye for detail? Do you love delving deep into a project? Would you like to learn more about the history of fishing in Scotland? If so, then join us a Research Volunteer!
Why we want you
This is an exciting time for the National Galleries of Scotland, as we are currently undergoing a major redevelopment to make Gallery spaces more accessible, and better showcase the incredible collection of Scottish art.
Many pieces in the collection reflect the importance of fishing in Scotland’s history- whether that is the towns built around the industry, or the boats themselves. We are looking for volunteers to undergo a research project studying the history of fishing in your area.
What you will be doing
- You will be helping to inform displays and interpretation by: - Choosing a particular area of study, e.g., the dangers of fishing, and pieces in the collection that speak to this.
- Studying the records and resources at the your local research centre, whether photographs, written records or objects, and compiling information about this topic. You will be provided with a framework to help you write down your information.
- Sharing this information over video conferencing software with other volunteers doing similar research across Scotland and with staff from the National Galleries.
- This research being saved in our records to inform interpretation of pieces in the collection and potentially being shared on the Scottish National Gallery Webpage
What's in it for you
- Training and supervision by NGS staff
- Develop communication and research skills
- Gain and share knowledge of local and Scottish history
- Contribute to the interpretation and understanding of artworks in the Scottish Collection and to the body of research in your local area
Our building sub-committee oversees maintenance and building projects at the centre. We need a volunteer to help us make the right decisions to take care of our beautiful listed building so that it thrives long into the future.
Do you have experience of building projects, trades, architecture or quantity surveying and would you like to give your time and knowledge to help a community building? We would love to hear from you!
We particularly welcome people from a diverse range of backgrounds
We have a great volunteer opportunity to join our excellent team of volunteers as a Cathedral Caretaker is responsible for the general upkeep and presentation of the Cathedral and associated properties. Duties will include:
*Routine maintenance and heavier-duty cleaning, supporting the existing cleaning team when appropriate;
*Conducting scheduled safety checks and tests in accordance with statutory requirements;
*Being a responsible key-holder for emergency access to the buildings
*Preparing venues and providing access to buildings for external-hire events; securing premises after the event;
*Being the primary contact and providing access to buildings for contractors and officials visiting the Cathedral;
*Ensuring all boilers / radiators are working efficiently and boilers are regularly inspected/serviced by a qualified tradesperson.
*Setting of heating in accordance with Cathedral diary of events
Relevant training and good support is provided to all volunteers, with all help greatly appreciated. For further details please contact Lynda Johnston, Cathedral Administrator at E Mail: email@example.com or Tel.: 01224 640119
Devil's Porridge, Eastriggs and Gretna Heritage Group (SCIO)
The Devil's Porridge Museum is based at Eastriggs in the Annandale and Eskdale area of Dumfries and Galloway. There are different opportunities to meet and greet visitors to the Museum or help in the café or play your part behind the scenes
Bowhill House and Grounds - Buccleuch Ranger Service
The Volunteer Ranger positions at Bowhill House and Grounds will involve working closely with the Learning and Engagement Ranger to help complete general maintenance tasks, improve estate infrastructure and complete Environmental Surveys.
Working as part of a small team of volunteers led by the Learning and Engagement Ranger you will have opportunity to help with a variety of tasks on the Bowhill Estate. This will range from maintaining and expanding an extensive walks network, improving the interpretation offering on the walks, general maintenance of the woodlands including cutting back of rhododendron and clearing of storm damaged branches. There will also be opportunity to have some involvement in monitoring of flora and fauna on the estate.