ABZWorks Volunteers

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Inchgarth is delighted to announce a partnership with ABZWorks where we are offering you a wide range of excellent volunteering opportunities that will give you the confidence to learn new skills, make new friends, and a snapshot of different careers that may excite you as you consider your next steps.

There’s only a small level of commitment, to suit your availability. Each volunteer will sign up ABZWorks to gain a whole range of practical positive support on CV making, possible training if you require it, and information about various employment opportunities in the city.bThere are no obligations, no costs, no impact on your benefits, only positives where you have new doors opening for you, and our centre gains your fantastic help.

It’s very straightforward, and again, the level of commitment is wholly your decision, but to gain the new skills and confidence, we do suggest no less than 6 weeks.
• You can’t be in employment.
• You can’t be in training.
• You can’t be in education.
• You have to live in Aberdeen city.
• You must be aged 16-67 years of age.
• Have the right to work and live in the UK.


  • Would you like to learn from our wonderful chef Garry, who's looking to teach someone how to become a chef. He'll give you a good grasp of the basics. For 16-25 years of age this opportunity.
  • Volunteer in our café doing basic tasks like serving, stocking up, dishes, wiping tables, and learning how to use the coffee machine.
  • Help at our youth club, gaining tremendous experience working with primary-aged children. Friday 3.30-5.30pm
  • Support our lovely gaming club for primary-aged children, playing games, supervising and gaining important experience working with young people. Monday 4.30pm-6.30pm.
  • Volunteer at our Phoenix Club for adults with additional support needs, a really wonderful club where you will gain excellent experience in the social care sector. Mon 7-9pm. Thurs 1-3pm.
  • Take part in our amazing pensioners club on a Monday 12.45pm-3.15pm, where you’ll get a great understanding of working with 45 elderly people. It’s great fun!
    -Help us as a cleaner, keeping our building nice and tidy. You’ll meet loads of people of all ages, and it’s quite sociable too! Any day and time.
  • You might have IT skills that you want to put to good use but have not used those skills for some time. We have office work, and even teaching opportunities to pass on your skills.
  • Perhaps you have skills in advertising and haven’t had the chance to put them to good use for some time. We have lots of small DIY jobs across the centre, your help would be amazing.
  • Do you have music skills? Perhaps you’d like to get back into teaching, if so, this is the role for you.
  • Maybe you’d like to gain some basic skills in maintaining our fitness gym, and keeping it tidy?
  • We are looking for a general centre assistant to help set up rooms, tidy away, clean equipment, and keep our stores in good order.
  • Would you like to run a group and have a skill you’d like to pass onto others, such as knitting, sewing, art.
  • We are looking for people to assist our new men’s social group, playing pool, cards, dominoes.
  • We have a wonderful charity called Future Choices on a Tuesday, working with adults with physical disabilities and health problems. They’d love your support. Tuesday 11am-1.30pm.
  • Minibus driver for our pensioners club. You may have a completely different idea of how you’d like to get involved, and we’d love to gain your ideas.

There’s lots of support from the good folks at ABZWorks, where they have keyworkers who’ll help you along your journey, no matter what stage you are at. There are no obligations on your behalf, other than just signing up with them to hear what they can do for you. Don’t worry, this isn’t a scheme where you are forced into work, it’s about volunteering to gain confidence to take your next step, while for those who feel they might be interested in getting back into work, there’s so much help just waiting for you.

All you need to do is call us on 01224 325191 or email Jules at volunteerinchgarth@gmail.com and we’ll arrange a cuppa, meeting and chat to see what you’re keen on.

So lets be hearing from you, get involved, make a difference in our centre and community, and help yourself along the way!

Organisation aims and objectives

Inchgarth is the biggest community centre in Aberdeen providing a great programme of activities for the community with the fantastic help of volunteers. Inchgarth has over 170 sessions of activity per week serving every age group and section of the community. Inchgarth is a centre of excellence which prides itself not only on the huge diverse programme and range of services but on the fact that our centre helps those in our community and city who truly need our help, facilities and opportunities. Inchgarth community centre exists to provide social, recreational, leisure, educational and community facilities/ opportunities for all age groups. We are managed by a voluntary committee and at the core of our service is to develop volunteering opportunities that enrich the lives of the volunteer and those attending the activities. Inchgarth Community Centre is also honoured to be a recipient of the Queens Award for Voluntary Service in recognition of Inchgarths dedication to the community and volunteering. RUN BY THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE.


Travel details: Inchgarth Community Centre, Aboyne Place, Garthdee, Aberdeen, AB10 7DR
Minimum age: 16


Expenses paid: Yes
Taster available: Yes
Training details: Excellent support and relevant training is provided to all volunteers.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet