Inchgarth Community Centre provide a fantastic programme of activities for the community with the tremendous help of volunteers. Inchgarth has over 170 sessions of activity per week-serving every age group and section of the community. As a big and vibrant community centre, we offer a large range of activities for all ages and welcome a range of charities at the community centre.
We have a great opportunity for people to help as Pool and Snooker Club Volunteer Helpers. We are looking for motivated people to join our Pool and Snooker Club. It is running on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 3pm and volunteers can assist at any or all of these times. In this role, you will play games of pool/snooker with our members, organise games and wee tournaments. You will also engage with the members talking, helping people to get teas and coffees and have fun!
All volunteers are greatly appreciated and provided with excellent support. Please contact us to find out more, join our amazing team of volunteers and make a real difference in the community: please email: firstname.lastname@example.org / Tel: 01224 325191 / Website: https://www.inchgarth.co.uk/volunteer.html
We meet usually every last Monday of the month (except July and December). Some examples of our involvement are monthly meetings involving locally elected councillors, Police and guest speakers. We regularly review local planning applications, local news/ concerns and organise community events such as beach cleans, seasonal town decorations/ events such as the summer bunting and Christmas Lights display/ switch on. We also support to facilitate local projects such as most recently the creation of our Carnoustie Butterfly and supporting creation of the town heritage trail as well as collaborating with organisations to distribute community funds, such as the recent Seagreen Community Funding. There is opportunity to become involved in such a wide variety of projects/ groups dependant on your availability of time.
N.B We are due for official re-election in October 2022, new members can be co-opted onto the Community Council prior to this and if enjoyable, can stand for re-election in October
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.
Walk It is looking for Volunteer Walk Leaders. We are specifically looking in Coldstream, Peebles, West Linton and Chirnside but have Borders wide opportunities.
We offer free training to our Walk Leader Volunteers:
• Walk Leader
• Strength and Balance
• First Aid
• Map Reading and Navigation
• Route Planning
• Dementia Friendly
• Disability Awareness
• Body Boosting Bingo
Once a volunteer is trained as a Walk Leader with us, they become a Paths for All certified Walk Leader and are able to lead walking groups – deliver 1-1 walking and develop and lead groups, all with the support and help of the coordinator.
Commitment is quite flexible depending on your availability as a Volunteer and we are happy to work with you on that.
This is your opportunity to become involved in the early stages of an innovative new sporting and musical event in Galashiels, which will take place for the second time, this year.
Showcasing rugby at every level from primary school age through to under-14s, under-16s, under18s, senior and ladies sections, the ‘Maroon’d at Gala’ event will bring together players from across Central and Southern Scotland.
Taking place alongside football and running events and culminating in the final of the famous Gala 7s, it will be an inclusive celebration of sport.
In addition to the sporting events there will be live music throughout the day in the Centenary and Hospitality Lounges and outside.
There will also be street food with a selection of cuisines to suit most tastes.
General stewarding duties at entrances, car parks and around the site.
Entrances will require the provision and fixing of wrist bands to demonstrate age and the collection of donations
Car park stewarding will require the positioning and control of all vehicles entering and leaving the designated parking areas
General stewarding around the site will involve maintaining social distancing rules, troubleshooting, highlighting any problems and communicating same
Supporting a local charity aimed at inclusiveness and working to promote, sustain and increase individual education and access to local, fresh grown produce. To help alleviate food poverty, to promote healthy living and access to outdoor spaces and to enhance community cohesiveness. To support and empower those who are impacted by health.
Various roles are available depending on preference. We have a wide list of opportunities from helping in the gardens, becoming a lead volunteer, mentoring other volunteers, helping out at activities and open days in the community gardens, being involved in the online presence of the charity eg taking pictures and possibly helping with IT. We are also involved with several other initiatives and we are happy to discuss volunteer involvement in these areas too, where appropriate.
Being a Scout Leader is so rewarding. Pick up practical and leadership skills but the real joy likes in helping young people to grow and develop and make new friends (and memories).
Impact of COVID - a shortage of leaders has left children stuck on a waiting list. We have opportunities for Scout Leaders across the region.
Have fun! Our adult volunteers get just as much out of Scouting as our young people do. As well as helping young people to the adventure of Scouting, you’ll also have fun, make friends, develop new skills and have unforgettable experiences. Also....
Delivery of a Balanced Programme:
• Delivery of a safe, exciting and stimulating Balanced Programme for the Section taking into account the needs, interests and abilities of the young people.
• Ensure the safe delivery of the programme in accordance with the Policy, Organisation and Rules of The Scout Association.
• Ensure that every young person in the Section has the opportunity to attend at least one nights away experience each year.
• Actively support and promote the achievement of badges and awards in particular the Chief Scouts’ Award.
• Actively work with other adults in the Group to support and promote Group or multi-section activities and events.
• Ensure regular opportunities are provided for young people to express their views on the programme and running on the Section, and that those views are taken into account (for example using Log Chews, Pack, Troop, Sixer or Patrol Leader forums, or any other method).
• Actively co-operate with other section leaders to promote the Moving On from Section to Section.
Operation of the Section:
• Work with the Group Scout Leader, the Group Executive Committee and others to support recruiting and inducting appropriate Assistant Leaders and Section Assistants.
• Agree responsibilities with Assistant Section Leaders, Section Assistants and parent helpers taking into account the development of the individual’s leadership potential.
• Ensure accurate records are kept of the young people in the Section in accordance with the Data Protection Act and pass these records to the Section Leader when the young person reaches the age to move up to the next Section.
• Regularly review the operation of the Section.
• Make and maintain good relationships with parents/carers of the young people. This may include running a parent rota and/or inviting parents to support camps or other residential experiences.
Volunteers required to drive a 17-seater minibus for an over 50s walking group based at Kaimhill Learning Centre, Pitmedden Terrace, Aberdeen AB10 7HR. Drivers should be over 25 and under 70 and have category D1 on their driving licence.
We are a friendly group who walk on Thursdays leaving the centre at 9.30am and usually return around mid afternoon. We normally walk between 5 and 7 miles and most drivers in the past have been happy to walk with the group but this is not a requirement!
Prospective volunteers will be given support to familiarise themselves with the vehicle and are welcome to come along on a walk to see what is involved.
A fantastic opportunity to help. All volunteers make a real difference and are greatly appreciated. For more information please contact Doris Strachan, Secretary at email: email@example.com or telephone 07766752284.