Volunteering opportunities advertised
Blythswood care are looking for volunteers to help in their shops in Buckie and Keith as well as Huntly and Nairn. Duties can include pricing and sorting items, displays, using till. Volunteers are required to complete a short volunteer application form, giving two referees, and also to agree to our volunteer policy. We then hold a short, informal interview with the applicant and contact the referees by phone. If both the interview and the references are acceptable, the volunteer is free to start with Blythswood. The procedure is very simple and straightforward. Volunteers can commit to a little time as long as it is regular.
At Blythswood we like to encourage volunteers to progress either to further employment to for any of the reasons that people want to volunteer.
Moray Art Centre is seeking to strengthen its board by recruiting some new members. We would be interested in hearing from individuals with a business background who bring special knowledge in areas like marketing, third sector experience, finance, IT, Health and Safety etc., and also from those with an artistic background to strengthen our creative team. We would, however, particularly like to hear from those with experience of fundraising, including corporate sponsorship.
To maintain the lovely gardens and grounds surrounding the centre for the overall enjoyment of the participants, visitors, staff and volunteers. You will be involved with all aspects of ground maintenance, including weeding and pruning of flower beds. Volunteers please bring your imagination, too!
Poppy Scotland's WW100 Exhibition is a visual interpretation of 100 stories of people and events of WWI which has been created by 100 young people from across Scotland. The exhibition uses traditional printmaking techniques combined with innovative technology.
As a WW100 Volunteer you will support the delivery of the WW100 exhibition when it is in your area.
This could see you supporting in one of the key tasks below:
Ø Welcome members of the public and groups visiting WW100 exhibition on their arrival Ø Deal with queries from those visiting WW100 exhibition in a polite and professional manner Ø To identify any problems (both potential and actual) and to inform WW100 exhibition staff as they arise Ø To maintain and replenish resources as required Ø To assist with evaluation of WW100 exhibition by encouraging feedback and collecting data Ø To be flexible in the performance of the post and undertake duties requested by the WW100 exhibition team Ø Support the staff team setting up and down each day
Are you good at fixing stuff? Would you like to share those skills while making friends? Then join the repair revolution! As more people choose repair and reuse over throw out and buy more, The Repair Café at Transition Town Forres needs more volunteer fixers. Volunteers at the Repair Café help breathe new life into electronics, toys, clothes, small bits of furniture, bicycles and the other stuff we want to keep...and they do this free of charge!
Based on the nationwide Restart Party model, the café is open on the first Saturday of each month -- and it's also a social gathering, where people can have a bite to eat, whilst the fixing commences.
This a great way to meet your neighbours, learn new skills and keep useful items out of landfill.
You do not need to be an 'engineer' to volunteer -- though having lots of skills can help -- what really matters is your approach -- are you creative? do you have patience? do you enjoy solving a problem and approaching it rather methodically?
The volunteer fixer role gives great satisfaction -- the feeling of triumph when a repair is successful, seeing people's faces light up when they learn something new, and also knowing that you are reducing waste, building community and helping our planet.
To support at a monthly activity club. Duties might include assisting service users to complete register/consent forms, help with serving refreshments at the end of the activity and once quarterly assisting service users to complete a feedback survey.
We're looking for a person to be join our committee and specifically take responsibility for, and to coordinate the maintenance of our track, and equipment. This opportunity covers the operations side of things, and can be a really satisfying role. If you like organising things, have operations experience in a previous role, or if you are simply interested in or experience of athletics...please get in touch!
This project provides free computer, mobile phone and tablet support services to people in Forres. Drop in sessions run Tuesday & Thursday 2-4pm and Friday 10-12pm at our office in Forres Town Hall, High Street, Forres. We are looking for volunteers to help with the drop in sessions, assisting people with problem solving, accessing online information and transactions. We provide our volunteers with training and support and are keen to hear from under-employed and young volunteers. Volunteers are being sought from the local Forres area.
No experience of horses necessary as there are so many things that volunteers can do where they don’t need to be in charge of a horse/pony and all training can be provided. Volunteer opportunities will be allocated depending on preferences of the volunteer. This RDA group operate out of the equestrian centre at Burgie every Monday morning from 9.30am – 12.30am during term time, and provide riding lessons to 32 children with varying levels of disability ( 4 lessons with 8 ponies in each). The children come by minibus from many of the local primary and secondary schools. They are the ONLY RDA group to not charge anything to the riders and they receive no central funding so everything has to be fundraised. To operate safely they need many volunteers as they often need 3 volunteers/pony depending on the disability.
Volunteers would help organise on the day, welcoming members but also helping to find entertainment and speakers, in addition to a bit of fundraising. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is postive, welcoming and organised.