Moray Reach Out

Charity registered in Scotland SC024726

Moray Reach Out is a charity that runs several social enterprises that provide work and training opportunties to vulnerable adults throughout Moray. We have one misson

To provide space for vulnerable adults to gain training and work experience.
To build bridges in the community and to promote a greater understanding of vulnerable adults needs.
Deliver top quality products and services in each of our social enterprises.


Current opportunities

Moray Reach Out has a well established recycling team with centres now operating in Buckie and Elgin. In Buckie, for example, we currently offer 50 training places to adults with learning disabilities, providing education and training about recycling cans into aluminium and steel. We offer a van collection service that gives trainees the opportunity to collect and process business' recycling. We currently pick up from over 140 customers in the Buckie area. In Elgin, our team processes your purple bins, contributing both to the environment and the community. We take the contents including cans, tins and plastic containers in order to process them into bales. Volunteers support trainees in the practical elements of the tasks. Our volunteers are people who foster team work, are themselves team players, and are comfortable working with people of all abilities and also have a good sense of humour!

Love Wool? Maybe you have a good knowledge of knitting? Fancy helping in our Yarns and Crafts project? Then, Moray Reach Out would love to hear from you. Yarns & Crafts is a fantastic yarn and haberdashery shop. We stock a wide range of quality yarn and our very own hand-spun wool, excellent range of buttons, ribbon and basic items for quilters and patchwork plus many other haberdashery items. Our trainees have an opportunity to work and learn in the shop within a safe and supportive environment. They are able to learn skills associated with retail, from a training programme aimed at their individual needs, and some specific skills such as health and safety, money skills and window dressing. We are looking for volunteers who are keen to help others and who are happy to share their knowledge to help our trainees and customers. The shop is open from Monday to Friday 9.30-4, and times are flexible to suit you. Volunteers will receive training on how the shop works, and tasks such as working the till.

Moray Reach Out is a charity that runs several social enterprises that provide work and training opportunities to vulnerable adults throughout Moray. We are looking for volunteers to help support our vulnerable adults through our projects. Moray Reach Out's Upcycling Project takes discarded wooden pallets from local business and turns them into saleable house and garden items. Pallets are taken apart, the planks sanded, measured, sawn and made up into decorative boxes, shelving and planters for the garden. All carried out using hand tools, suitable for varying skills and ability. To volunteer for this project, it would be preferred if you have basic DIY skills, so these can be transferred to help our vulnerable adults. These would include using a handsaw, hammering nails, and using simple power tools such as cordless drills and sanders. Most importantly, volunteers need to have patience, kindness and empathy. Please bring your own overalls if you can!

Moray Reach Out offers a quality embroidery service with a difference providing excellent quality goods whilst delivering a successful training programme for people with learning disabilities. Moray Reach Out's Embroidery & Fine Gifts is a social enterprise and one of several Moray Reach Out projects, which offers adults with learning disabilities and individuals recovering from health issues a supportive and safe working environment. Moray Reach Out's Embroidery and Fine Gifts Shop in Elgin is looking for volunteers to help support this project. If you have knowledge of needlework, embroidery or craft work, and would enjoy sharing your skill with our trainees, then please get in touch. We are a friendly and welcoming team and look forward to hearing from you.