East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure Trust

Charity registered in Scotland SC045726

East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure is a charity with over 400 employees delivering sport, leisure, arts and culture services in East Renfrewshire. We operate 10 libraries, 4 sports centres with gyms and pools, a 330 seat theatre, 18 community facilities incorporating a wide range of halls, social function and event venues, community centres and pavilions. We also manage the letting of 35 schools in the evenings and weekends.

We exist to promote the health, fitness, personal development and wellbeing of the residents of East Renfrewshire (and beyond) by:
• Encouraging the population of the East Renfrewshire area to be more active in promoting and supporting the development of sporting and health and fitness opportunities that are accessible for everyone.
• Supporting people to be more creative and nurture potential for personal success and wellbeing through the provision of cultural facilities and resources.
• Helping individuals and community groups to benefit from social engagement, community interaction and volunteering.
• Promoting and making available lifelong learning opportunities, including the promotion of literacy and digital inclusion and stemming from these opportunities make a social and economic contribution to society.

Current opportunities

You’ll be part of a team of dedicated volunteers delivering much-needed support and reliable information to people affected by cancer in East Renfrewshire. You'll be someone who can put others at ease, providing a warm welcome and a supportive listening ear. Personal experience of cancer is helpful but not necessary. A warm, non-judgemental manner and a willingness to listen and learn is more important, and you'll receive full training and support. You need to be 18 or over to apply and we require a commitment to two sessions a month for at least six months.

The Root Cause Project is a funded project by Scottish Library Information Council. We are looking for volunteers from the local Thornliebank/surrounding community to help us to care for, grow and maintain the outdoor garden space at Thornliebank Library for the whole community to enjoy. Volunteers do not need to have gardening expertise but will ideally have some gardening knowledge to bring to the role and an enthusiasm for learning about and caring for plants/being outdoors. This is a lovely opportunity for local people to play a positive role in the fight against climate change and to make the once unused outdoor green space thrive for the local community and for wildlife to enjoy. About the Role You’ll be part of a team of volunteers helping to take care of the outdoor space at Thornliebank Library. You will plant seeds and tend to plants, and fruit or vegetables we want to grow, and help to nurture them. You will play an important role in keeping the outdoor space tidy and attractive. Activities will include: * General maintenance of outdoor area including weeding and pruning (excludes grass cutting) * Composting * Planting seeds and nurturing them to full growth * Tending to plants including fruit and vegetables and harvesting at appropriate times * Collecting seeds from self-seeding plants to store in the Seed Library * Keeping an up to date inventory of garden equipment * Identifying any gardening materials required eg, compost/new equipment