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Alcohol and Drugs Action (ADA) are seeking volunteers to help at our wonderful garden project based at the Grove Nursery, Just off Hazeldene Road (close to Hazlehead Park and Recycling Centre), AB15 8LD (free parking available or 10 minute walk from nearest bus stop. Any travel costs are reimbursed to volunteers).
Your support and contribution as a volunteer can play a vital role in developing other’s personal development, social inclusion and active participation in their local community.
• Full volunteer training provided
• Access to Trellis therapeutic Gardening course.
• Opportunity to network with other local community groups
• Participation in annual plant sale
• Support marginalised and vulnerable group in their personal growth and development
A fantastic opportunity to help and make a real difference. All volunteers are greatly appreciated.
For more information please contact: Gavin Wright, Depute Service Manager at email: email@example.com or telephone 01224 577120.
Eadha is a conservation charity based in Renfrewshire. We conserve, research, propagate and plant rare native trees and create new community woodlands. We are involved in planting a range of sites in the West of Scotland with trees and wildflowers grown in our nursery. We are looking for volunteers to help us in our tree planting and managements work.
No matter how good our services are, we can't properly support our community well if we don't have good Support people in the team. If this sounds like you?... we would love you to consider volunteering with us for a few hours per week.
Dumbarton District Women’s Aid (DDWA) is a confidential organisation which provides information, support and, where appropriate, refuge for women and any accompanying children who are at risk.
We are looking for someone who is interested in gardening and is keen to put their gardening skills to great use, a knowledge of growing plants, grass cutting, weeding, tidying and care of tools is essential, due to the role a reasonable level of fitness and good communication skills required.
We would like someone who is happy to pass on their knowledge to the children that use our service, supporting them to learn all about growing and encouraging them to nurture their plant and learn about growing under their parent's supervision.
Interested in inspiring young people in the STEM subjects? Join a national network of 32,000 STEM Ambassadors in the UK and 5,000 in Scotland!
STEM Ambassadors volunteer to inspire the next generation and help young people to develop the skills, confidence and mindset to build successful futures in STEM. You can volunteer as a STEM Ambassador to give career talks, run STEM clubs, provide advice on STEM subjects, run STEM workshops, help young people with STEM competitions - anything really which will ignite their imagination.
STEM Ambassadors can find their own opportunities to volunteer or can search the STEM Ambassador digital platform for both face to face and online requests placed by teachers and community groups. The platform will connect you with the teacher/community group making the request and you can message to arrange the activity. All of your volunteering can be recorded on the platform to build a detailed summary of what you have been involved with.
All STEM Ambassadors undergo a PVG Disclosure check and undertake online induction training before being authorised to work with young people. The programme is funded through the UK Government, with SSERC being the local Scottish delivery partner. SSERC will provide you with regular updates, training sessions and networking opportunities to keep your knowledge up to date and relevant for working in schools and community groups.
Suitable for groups, One-off volunteering
Tarbolton Community Council is a voluntary organisation made up of local residents, each with a genuine interest in the community. Their main role is to be representative through consultation with the local community, and make it known to the local authority and other public bodies the views of local people on all matters affecting them.
If you're interested to help out our community in Tarbolton doing various tasks depending on what's happening in our village. Some tasks may include:
- Participating in events
- Maintaining public areas
- and any other tasks that might be needed by the TCC
We welcome all volunteers, even if it is just for a couple of hours a week or a month. We would also welcome any suggestions and ideas which could benefit our community.
Are you green fingered? Good at growing vegetables? Passionate about getting more people growing food in Falkirk?
Project Food at FEL are looking for Volunteers to be Garden Buddies!
You'll be part of a project which aims to plant the seed for healthier, more sustainable futures by helping people grow their own food and make tasty, nutritious meals with it.
Through buddying, mentoring, networking and peer learning, we help community leaders and volunteers share food knowledge and get more produce growing locally.
As a Garden Buddy, you'll be matched to a community project with a garden and will be there to guide them as they develop their growing project.
So, whether you consider yourself an expert when it comes to growing food or you've managed to get some herb pots going and grown some garden veggies – we want to hear from you!
How you support and how much time you commit is completely up to you and who you’re matched with. It could be 1 hr a month where you have a monthly planning session over coffee, it could be ad-hoc remote advice, or it could be a couple of hours a week/month of hands-on involvement in the growing process.
If you don't quite consider yourself an expert, this could even be an opportunity to learn alongside your community project if you are looking to build on your own skills and knowledge
We rely on the help of the many volunteers who give their time and their talents to us freely. We always need dedicated and reliable volunteers that can help out and new volunteers are always welcome.
There are many volunteering opportunities including working directly with our dogs, manual and maintenance, fostering, becoming a home checker, fundraising and helping at our events. Yet for safety reasons, we ask you to start off as a general volunteer with us and once you have gained the trust of our rescues, then you can start to volunteer directly with our dogs.
Volunteering not only benefits our dogs but also provides lots of benefits for our volunteers too including:
- Meeting like-minded people who are passionate about animal welfare
- Gaining new skills or developing existing ones
- Gaining a sense of achievement by doing something rewarding
- Putting something back into the community
- Developing personal skills and confidence
Please note that if you wish to volunteer at the centre, it does involve physical work and due to our location your own transport is essential.
For on-site roles you will be invited to attend an induction course with our team when you will be asked to show ID and full proof of address before you can take up a volunteering role with us.
On site sessions will currently be at our principle site in Ayr.
The different types of sessions are as follows:
CORE session – daytime, on site including poop picking, kennel cleaning and water checks.
SUPPORT sessions – other on-site activities which may include any of the activities listed below as required by SRS at the time.
SORT session – on site (or may be at home) sorting and preparing donations (daytime or evening).
BARTER session – offsite (with on-site collection – requires transport) supporting with bartering deals made, collecting donations and may also include help with taking washing to the large wash centres.
EVENT sessions – preparing and running events such as car boot sales, tabletop sales etc.
Other activities you can help with? Just get in touch with us and we'll find the perfect role for you.
Suitable for groups, One-off volunteering
The North Harris Trust is currently implementing its Habitat Regeneration Programme, planting thousands of native Hebridean trees in Gleann Lacasdail, Trolamul, and Beinn Tharsainn.
All are welcome to volunteer time and energy in helping us support our woodland and biodiversity by coming along to plant birch, alders, rowans, and much more alongside our staff.
You can come to help for as long as you wish. This can be a good opportunity to volunteer some time to help the local community, as well as learn about our Duthchas (natural heritage), speak Gaelic - or practice for learners_ do some outdoor work.
The Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland Growchapel project based in Drumchapel, is a Glasgow City Council initiative aimed at improving health and wellbeing through the benefits of creating and managing a wellbeing garden. Growchapel is a welcoming, inclusive site for the people of Drumchapel to enjoy, relax, and grow within. It is a place where everyone is included, where diversity and creativity are valued, encouraged, and always respected. It is a kind space, which supports wellbeing for us, our families, and the environment. Being a Wellbeing Garden Volunteer, you will support the delivery of the Growchapel project and work in partnership with the CHSS Health Defence team to manage the wellness garden. You will get to meet new people in your community and have the satisfaction of knowing you are making a valuable contribution to the awareness of CHSS.
Working with teams at Crombie, Forfar Loch, Monikie Park or Angus Glens countryside activities which include conservation work, environmental education, site maintenance and preparing for event and activities.