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The garden at the centre will require ongoing maintenance, including digging, weeding, mowing the lawn and pruning flowers and bushes.
The garden maintenance will facilitate befriending and supporting residents in learning basic gardening skills. These residents may have multiple and complex needs and are living in Anne Hope House.
(Note that this post is restricted to female applicants in order to reduce barriers of access for the all-female residents.)
What does Scottish War Blinded do?
Scottish War Blinded provides free support to veterans living with significant sight loss across Scotland, and are here to help all veterans regain independence after sight loss.
What team will you be supporting and what do they do?
The team at Hawkhead are enthusiastic and motivated and aim to provide a quality service to the members of Scottish War Blinded. The Centre provides activities and equipment for veterans with a vision impairment helping to tackle social isolation and promote independence.
Volunteering at the Hawkhead Centre will directly enhance the range of activities and support that we can provide to our members.
Tasks and Responsibilities
1. To plan our gardening activity with our members, to maximise the use of our potting shed and the potential for the development of an allotment
2. To ensure that gardening progress and activities are communicated to all members participating.
3. To enable the service to run a productive and enjoyable gardening activity at the Hawkhead Centre with clearly defined objectives agreed with the members
We are looking for Volunteers to come along and help us make a meaningful difference in the villages, litter picking, path work, ecology, tree care and general conservation.
We hold three events per week lasting around 90 minutes each. Volunteers can come along to all of these or as many as they think they could manage. The work is fairly physical on the event days but we also need help with other stuff less physical like publicity, education and the organisation of these events.
Would you like to learn new skills and meet new people while supporting Clan Donald Lands Trust? We regularly have opportunities for volunteers to get involved in our work. We are currently recruiting Garden Volunteers.
The Garden Volunteer role will support the maintenance and development of the gardens, including work in the nurseries and flower border. No experience is necessary but an interest in plants and gardening would of course be beneficial. We are looking for people who can commit to a regular volunteering slot on a weekday. For more information please download the Task Description from this page. To register your interest please download and complete the Registration of Interest form on this page, and email to the Estate Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also have other volunteering opportunities from time to time. Examples of volunteer roles include helping with exhibition research, supporting education and learning activities, supporting the events programme, assisting with evaluation, and undertaking archive cataloguing. We will post up new opportunities on this page, on social media and in our e-newsletter.
We also welcome approaches from undergraduate and postgraduate students in a relevant discipline seeking research placements. Please note that we are unable to offer volunteering opportunities to individuals who are under 18.
We are looking for someone who enjoys wildlife and has an interest in birdwatching. Ideally, this would be someone who would enjoy spending a few hours a week or more delivering a variety of bird watching activities to various types of groups within the community.
The role involves setting up and organising bird watching activities and surveys which will include identification of different types of bird species within the park, through sight and sound and recording information found. The volunteer will work with the Community Engagement Ranger present, to carry out these activities which will be rolled out to various groups as detailed. This will involve working with different members of the community, school groups, groups of young people and carrying out nature activities at community events and fun days in the park.
We would be happy for you to bring your own skills and ideas to these activities to encourage interested members of the community to take part in and enjoy.
Help look after the Water of Leith. Volunteers carry out practical conservation tasks along the river and walkway in conjunction with City of Edinburgh Council Natural Heritage Service. This could be a river clean-up, tree or wildflower planting, meadow cutting, invasive plant control (May-July), vegetation control, footpath maintenance. Children of all ages are welcome if supervised by an adult.
The Fraser Centre Community Trust has built a new community hub with two small garden spaces.
Our aim is to have two welcoming attractive green spaces to improve the image of the area and create an inviting entrance to our new building. The gardens are also intended as a place to relax and grow some of our own produce.
If you would like to be a volunteer in a new team to help create, develop and maintain the gardens we would be delighted to hear from you!
An amazing place to volunteer! Help this landmark and heritage centre take pride of place in community life by volunteering at Covesea Lighthouse. The Lighthouse needs people to join their volunteer team. They looking for volunteers for a variety of roles including: volunteer guides, help at the adjoining RAF Hertiage Centre, grounds maintenance and fundraising. Contact them to see how you can get involved.
The Allotment Market Stall provides good-quality, well-priced, locally grown fruit and vegetables and reduces waste. We have opportunities this season for volunteers to be a part of running our veg stall in the parks (Duthie Park and Seaton Park).
Main tasks involve:
*Sell fruit and vegetables to the public
*Help record amounts sold
*Help promote The Allotment Market Stall and its values of growing and eating good stuff
Full training will be given. Volunteers will be accompanied and supported at all times.
This is a great opportunity to:
*Make a difference in your city and the environment
*Be a part of a community of growers
*Meet people and grow in confidence
For more details please contact Greg Welsh at email: email@example.com or tel.: 07583 758494.
We are looking for enthusiastic volunteer gardeners who could spare a bit of time to maintain and develop our garden.
Gardening tasks will include any of the following: weeding, planting, pruning, watering, sweeping and ongoing maintenance of plants in our Garden. Volunteering in our garden provides a chance for the volunteer to share their knowledge of gardening and to encourage our residents to participate in keeping the garden tidy.
Main activities and responsibilities is to offer support to help the residents to undertake gardening tasks, to contribute to the planning and planting of garden projects & to ensure health and safety standards are maintained.