Volunteering opportunities advertised
There are opportunities for volunteers across every aspect of the Festival’s work including Accommodation host for Festival artists. Volunteer hosts are usually based in Kirkwall and offer free accommodation in their spare rooms to Festival performers on a bed and breakfast basis for anything between 1 and 4 nights. Providing host accommodation to Festival artists is a great way to get involved with the Festival. Hosts receive a free Festival Club pass for the nights they host as well an invitation to the Festival’s opening reception.
● Co-ordinating and supporting cat care volunteers and fosterers
● Making sure Cats Protection’s quality of care is provided to all cats
● Observing policies, procedures, minimum veterinary and cat care standards
● Keeping up to date records of cats in care and helping match cats to new homes
● Record keeping via use of Catalog may be done by individuals other than the Welfare Team leader eg, Administration volunteer or individual fosterers
To circulate papers before meetings. (Every 6 weeks) Take minutes of meetings. Forward correspondence. Collect and forwrad post. Forward e mails. Be a trustee of the board. Participate in the business of the charity.
Volunteer required to maintain computer database of members. Respond to membership enquiries. Welcome new members. Send out newsletters. Liaise with treasurer on payments of fees be a Trustee of the board and attend meetings (every 6 weeks).
St Magnus Centre are looking for new volunteers. Their role is to welcome visitors to the centre, explain about the 15 minute film which highlights the life of St Magnus and the history of the cathedral. Assist all other users of the centre, take cash for souvenir items and generally help visitors with information and keeping the centre tidy.
If you are enthusiastic and approachable and enjoy meeting members of the public from all over the world then this is the role for you.
All volunteers receive an induction and ongoing support. Volunteering shifts are done in pairs and the volunteering shifts are 10am to 1pm and 1pm to 4pm Monday to Saturday.
If this is an opportunity you would like to know more about please call Denise Brown on 741 336 or at email@example.com for an informal chat.
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the scuttling of the German Fleet Stromness Museum is running a conference to explore the Orkney perspective of the scuttling, from the salvage industry to marine life on the wrecks and looking at management of the wrecks as part of our heritage.
There are volunteering opportunities in several areas and they can take several volunteers each day:
• CONFERENCE PREP VOLUNTEERS (before the event Thurs 17 Oct daytime)
Assisting with name badges, conference packs, setting out the room.
• TECH VOLUNTEERS (Thurs 17, Fri 18, Sat 19 Oct)
Assisting with technical aspects of the conference - recording speakers, learning about AV presentations, setting up and taking down tech. Roving microphone.
• GENERAL EVENT/HOSPITALITY VOLUNTEERS (Thurs 17, Fri 18, Sat 19 Oct)
Welcoming delegates, assisting with keeping all the delegates happy and smiling, assisting with deliveries of coffees and teas etc. Assisting with anything that crops up!
There will be an induction given prior to the conference to acquaint people with the venue and to go over the various tasks. The link person will be Rebecca Marr who will be present throughout the conference and available for any volunteer support. The team are friendly and supportive.
There is more information about the conference here:
Volunteers required to assist with admin duties and bookkeeping.
Volunteer wanted to help with activities, games and socialising with the lunch club users. Someone with musical ability would be really appreciated to play music for and with the residents.
Relationships Scotland Orkney (RSO) is a voluntary organisation affiliated to the national body Relationships Scotland. RSO provides a range of services to support individuals, couples, children, young people, families, and promotes positive and respectful relationships in our community. Services include individual and relationship counselling, family mediation, play therapy, substance misuse support and a Child Contact Centre.
RSO are currently looking for Board members with a range of skills but in particular need someone with finance skills to act as Treasurer. If you are interested please contact June Anderson or Renate Andrews on 877750 for an informal chat.
St Colms has a large polytunnel and garden area with cold frames where they grow and sell plants.
We are looking for volunteers to assist adults with learning disabilities with horticulture activities.
This could be in the polytunnel or outdoors. Tasks include sowing seeds, planting out seedlings, weeding and watering. This would suit someone with an interest in gardening but experience is not necessary as training will be given. Tasks will be arranged to suit ability and preference.