Volunteering opportunities advertised
To help with Youth Club Activities which develops the social skills and well-being of young people. Volunteers can help with sport activities, crafts, games or general supervision of young people
Befrienders of all ages and backgrounds are needed from Nairnshire and Inverness areas. We take care to introduce you to someone who shares some of your own interests so that you have something in common straight away. Enjoy your spare time and make a difference to someone's life - befriend!
Befrienders Highland supports people who are isolated as a result of mental health problems.
Girl Guide assistant to help with the Rainbows in Caithness [Halkirk area] helping girls with personal development
Lochaber Hope is expanding the services that it currently offers to include a new woodworking focused social enterprise branch: The Workshop. Our inaugural project will be to build a skiff – a primarily therapeutic project intended to encourage the well-being of participants through the production of something which will be used to the benefit of others. The skiff will be of the St Ayles design, and will be unique in that it will be built for disabled access. We are excited to launch this project and are keen to identify participants.
Responsibility for the overall maintenance of the Beach Meadows a multi-used venue. Examples of work managing the licnic area, sensory trail and all abilities path. Please contact Highland Horse Fun directly if you would like more information. 01540 670000 or visit them in Kingussie.
Willing volunteers to help organise archive/artefact items. You will be helping move displays, shelve items etc.good organisational skills
To preserve local history for the future, volunteers required to either interview people about their stories or to come forward to talk about being part of the Town in the past.
Volunteer assistant dealing with front of house, admin, research and general duties.
Victim Support Scotland Volunteer
How can you support victims and witnesses of crime?
Victims of crime often feel a range of emotions in the aftermath of an offence. It is Victim Support Scotland’s role to provide victims and witnesses of crime emotional and practical support in person, online, and in court. Volunteers are supported by VSS staff who manage the service.
How would you help?
Our volunteers provide emotional support, practical help, information and guidance through the criminal justice system. We aim to empower people who have been impacted by crime, to move on with their lives.
• Discuss service users’ needs by telephone, webchat, appointments and face-to-face contact, agreeing next steps at the end of each contact
• Help service users feel more confident by arranging and conducting court familiarisation visits
• Support service users in the court room and other appropriate locations on the day of the trial, liaising with court officials on behalf of the service users.
• Feedback and agree follow-up actions with staff members
• Provide administrative support in completing the service users journey
What benefits would I get?
Volunteering with Victim Support Scotland can be challenging and also extremely rewarding. As a volunteer you will:
• Support people when they most need it
• Learn new skills and knowledge of the criminal justice sector
• Gain access to a range of specialist training courses that are relevant to your volunteering role
• Positively contribute to your community as a member of a team actively working to reduce the impact of crime
• A chance to give something back
• Receive support in your volunteering role to deliver services effectively
• All reasonable expenses (e.g. travel) will be reimbursed
What is the time commitment?
We know that our volunteers have busy lives, so we agree the time commitment with each individual volunteer. However, we ask for:
• a minimum commitment of approximately one day per week, however this may vary depending upon the needs of the service.
• a minimum commitment of at least 1 year so that they might get the most out of a volunteering role.
How can I apply?
The people we support come from all communities across Scotland, as do our volunteers. We welcome new volunteers from all backgrounds and languages.
To ensure we provide the best possible service to people affected by crime, we ask all volunteers to follow our processes. This will involve:
• Joining the Disclosure Scotland PVG scheme
• Providing two satisfactory references
• Completing our three day ‘Introduction to Victim Support Scotland’ training module
• Signing and abiding by Victim Support Scotland’s Confidentiality agreement
• Commitment to Data Protection
• Volunteer Agreement
Would you like to learn new skills and meet new people while supporting Clan Donald Lands Trust? We regularly have opportunities for volunteers to get involved in our work. We are currently recruiting Garden Volunteers.
The Garden Volunteer role will support the maintenance and development of the gardens, including work in the nurseries and flower border. No experience is necessary but an interest in plants and gardening would of course be beneficial. We are looking for people who can commit to a regular volunteering slot on a weekday. For more information please download the Task Description from this page. To register your interest please download and complete the Registration of Interest form on this page, and email to the Estate Manager: email@example.com.
We also have other volunteering opportunities from time to time. Examples of volunteer roles include helping with exhibition research, supporting education and learning activities, supporting the events programme, assisting with evaluation, and undertaking archive cataloguing. We will post up new opportunities on this page, on social media and in our e-newsletter.
We also welcome approaches from undergraduate and postgraduate students in a relevant discipline seeking research placements. Please note that we are unable to offer volunteering opportunities to individuals who are under 18.