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The purpose of this role is to lead guided tours of the historic house at Abbotsford with pre-booked groups of different ages in a foreign language. Our guides are the face of Abbotsford and play an important part in welcoming visitors from all around the world. The aim of guiding at Abbotsford is to provide an informative, fun and friendly way to engage with Sir Walter Scott and his home.
Greeting pre-booked coach parties at the Visitor Centre
Leading guided tours of the property in English and/or other European languages (45-60 minutes long). Full training will be given.
Working in a small team with other guides to deliver guided tours to large groups
Promoting upcoming events and activities to visitors
Providing directions and guidance to visitors (including other attractions within the Borders)
Promoting excellent customer service
Giving support to the Room Stewarding team and the Visitor Services team as required
To give talks and presentations about the work of Guide Dogs within a designated area, in line with the guidelines received at speaker training courses
What does the role involve?
• To give talks when requested to local organisations and groups within a 15 mile radius of the your home
• Keeping up to date with Guide Dogs news and key messages
• Talks should be natural and enthusiastic, tailored to the audience and following guidelines on current key messages
• Passing any donations given for talks to the Mobility Team as per guidelines
• Attending cheque presentations when requested by the local Mobility Team
• Informing your Mobility Team Support Worker of any requests to do talks using the speaker cards supplied
• Encouraging local organisations and groups to volunteer or fundraise on behalf of Guide Dogs
What will I get out of it?
• Meet a variety of local groups and people
• Enjoy giving information about Guide Dogs’ aims which enable blind and partially-sighted people to enjoy the same freedom of movement as everyone else
The Govan Stones project is looking for friendly, enthusiastic people to help us provide an excellent visitor experience at the Govan Stones heritage centre. You don't require any previous knowledge of Govan's medieval history, or previous museum experience - all the relevant information is included in our fun, volunteer training package.
The Govan Stones visitor centre is home to 31 ancient carved stone sculptures a world-class collection - and some of the only evidence that remains of the Christian and Viking peoples who lived in Strathclyde over a thousand years ago. We provide tours and talks for adults as well as fun archaeology/ heritage themed activities for children. Additionally, the visitor centre often hosts concerts, lectures, film screenings and art exhibitions. The Govan Stones visitor centre is free for all visitors, with a focus on community engagement and non-discrimination. We strive to ensure the visitor centre is approachable and welcoming as well as educational and informative. The current project is supported by the European Social Fund/ Scottish Government's 'Aspiring Communities Fund' and is dedicated to the principles of equal opportunities, social inclusion, and environmental stability.
The Govan Stones visitor centre offers a variety of roles and activities to best suit your volunteering interests. Many of our volunteers have enjoyed training up to become tour-guides, but this is not compulsory. If you aren't interested in tour-guiding, you might prefer providing a warm-welcome more generally to visitors at the front-desk. Many volunteers prefer to assist with our education and activities programme providing fun history-themed art and learning activities for all ages. You might enjoy providing community outreach and engagement activities at external venues across the city. Alternatively, if you’d rather help behind the scenes, you might like to get involved in our social media or assist with research.
As a Heat Hero volunteer you will deliver face to face advice and support at home visits, helping people understand how to better control energy usage in their homes, so that they can better afford their heating. Wheelchair users are welcome to apply though may be called upon less frequently as not all properties to be visited will have wheelchair access.
You will be part of the Changeworks Waste Wise Volunteer team, supporting one of the waste projects - Zero Waste Leith.
Key taks include:
• Visit local businesses and engage on waste and circular economy issues, such as inviting them to join our business charter
• Engaging with staff in local businesses and when at events, listening to their needs and signposting to relevant waste advice
• Distributing resources such as leaflets and stickers
• Capturing photos for social media
• Recording completed visits and keeping membership list updated
• Adding new businesses to online maps • Follow up with interested businesses who haven’t joined yet, and charter members to provide support and encourage progress
To help deliver our current waste projects, Zero Waste Leith and Waste Free Edinburgh.
Typical activities we might ask our volunteers to carry out, usually alongside a member of staff, include: Hosting a stall / attending a community event; Delivering or supporting the delivery of a talk or workshop to a community group; Interviewing people about waste and recycling habits on their doorstep or in public places; Office administration tasks; Developing resources, monitoring and recording the number of bins presented on recycling days.
We are looking for someone to help design wall graphic’s for our new alcohol safety set. Require someone with their own graphic design package to do this work.
A fantastic opportunity to help. All assistance is greatly appreciated. For more details please contact Jacqueline Wilson, Office Manager at email email@example.com or telephone: 01224 823157.
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.
Clackmannanshire Third Sector Interface (CTSI) are recruiting volunteer Saltire Ambassadors to help us plan, promote, and implement the Saltire Awards across Clackmannanshire.
We need young people who are currently volunteering or who have volunteered in the past . We can be flexible with the time commitmen needed, but we think that on average it would work out to be around 8-10 hours per month.
Saltire Ambassadors can take on a varirty of roles in supporting the running of the Awards, such as:
- Inspire other young people to get involved in volunteering
- Summit Panel - decideing on Summit Award nominations
- Promotional Events, Workshops and Presentations
- Helping to organise Saltire Challenge events
- Publicity and Communication e.g website, Facebook, Twitter
- Helping to organise Award Ceremonies
- Compiling case studies, image banks, short films etc.
- Administration Support
This is a very rewarding volunteer opportunity that comes with ongoing training and support from CTSI. If you are interested please get in touch and we will arrange an infomal chat about the role. If after this chat, you wish to continue on the journey of becoming an Ambassador we will invite you to a training course that will fully prepare you for the role.
Following the successful funding for a new biomass boiler, WDC’s Scottish Dolphin Centre is now open 5 days per week through the winter months. Our focus during the winter will be the history of the Tugnet Salmon Fishing Station and what life was like in Spey Bay for the local ‘fisher folk’. We are now looking for volunteers to become part of our ‘front of house’ team to deliver tours of Tugnet Icehouse (the UK’s largest surviving icehouse) to our visitors. Full training will be given and you will have the opportunity to learn all about ‘interpretive guiding’, you will also gain new skills and experiences and become part of our small friendly team.