Dumfries & Galloway
Volunteering opportunities advertised
Dumfries & Galloway:
Supported by the Volunteer Co-ordinator, this is a really enjoyable role delivering talks about Leonard Cheshire to the public in community venues, as and when arranged. Preprepared slides and IT projection equipment are available. The volunteer will meet new people, gain skills, broaden horizons and have lots of fun!
This is a wonderful opportunity to support a young man with a learning difficulty in Glencaple to go out and about in the local area to meet and greet people, have snacks, go shopping, the cinema, do activity pass-times and to really spend time feeling included in the community.
The role is designed to be fun but with meaningful outcomes for enjoyment, inclusion and health and wellbeing..
In a nut shell, we are looking for volunteers who can provide a great visitor experience here on the reserve and who love nature as much as we do to join our team!!
We’d like you to help us improve our face to face engagement with visitors, making their experience as informative and enjoyable as possible. The role offers a range of tasks but we especially want individuals who can help us in the visitor centre, to meet and greet people of all ages and introduce them to the site.
To befriend residents and assist them to attend appointments as well as encouraging them to remain as independent as they are able and to socially interact with others
We are seeking a volunteer to assist our Museum Manager in cataloguing and digitising our collection.
This will include object handling and research, photographing objects and uploading the data onto our digital database.
No prior experience is necessary as on site training will be given in a supportive environment.
We are looking for someone with enthusiasm, an interest in the past and a desire to learn new skills.
Ideally, they would volunteer at least one day a week as a minimum but this could be discussed with potential candidates.
Adult Literacy and Numeracy support. We deliver lots of different projects throughout the area (volunteers need to contact us to see what is on offer at that time), and the adults that we are working with quite often require help with reading and writing skills. The support is usually done in a learner centred approach e.g. if they were applying for a job we would help them with this or if they were applying to go to College or they maybe want to help their children with their maths homework. It can vary from project to project and week to week.
Dumfries and Galloway Befriending Project is currently expanding into Newton Stewart and the Machars. If you have a few hours to spare on a regular basis, we would love to hear from you.
D&G Befriending Project recruits, trains and matches adult volunteers with vulnerable young people aged between 8 and 18 on a one-to-one basis, providing support, friendship and a positive role model. Training, support and all out-of-pocket expenses are provided.
Bud is Poppyscotland’s brand new vehicle for exploration and learning, a truck that transforms into a mobile community space, comprising a mini poppy factory, micro-museum and with interactive learning opportunities.
Bud is an interactive experience that encourages visitors to create their personal remembrance journey through exploring the exhibits. It is helping us keep remembrance relevant all year round.
About the opportunity:
As a Bud Heritage Volunteer, you will support the delivery of the Bud project when Bud is in your area. This could see you supporting in one of the key tasks below:
Welcome members of the public and groups (schools, girl guides, brownies, cubs, cadets etc.) visiting Bud on their arrival
To deliver activities both indoor and outdoor as planned by the Bud team
To assist with evaluation of Bud by encouraging feedback and collecting data
To be flexible in the performance of the post and undertake duties requested by the Bud team
Support the staff team in set up and take down at visits and events. Support staff in the delivery of activities with schools, groups and public visitors
Benefits for you:
Having access to appropriate training for the role
You will have the opportunity to meet a wide range of new people
Building on your existing skills and developing new ones
Being part of a friendly, committed team
Attending local events
• The process is that they go onto the bud website www.poppybud.org.uk and fill in the small registering an interest form, from there, there will be an informal chat and then full application will be sent with references, once references are received and e-learning completed then they can volunteer.
For further information or to express your interest in this opportunity, please get in touch:
Online – www.poppybud.org.uk/volunteer
Email – email@example.com
Phone – Sandra Comrie – 0141 773 6221
The Fleet valley volunteers extend a warm welcome to all new volunteers.
We work every Wednesday morning on projects in the Gatehouse area. This includes looking after the Town Hall garden, maintaining local core paths and paths in Cally woods, beach cleaning, as well as work with other bodies such as the Galloway Fisheries Trust, Scottish Wildlife Trust, Scottish Natural Heritage and Cally Gardens. These opportunities are enjoyable and rewarding.
Volunteers can expect to be involved in:
Serving customers, Arranging and replenishing stock, helping make changes to the shop layour, pricing and stock rotation. Sharing your passion for cat welfare and promoting the work of Cats Protection.
This opportunity requires the volunteer to be on their feet the whole time.