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We need people to report their squirrel sightings so that we can assess where the threat is prevalent. You can report sightings of both red and grey squirrels at scottishsquirrels.org.uk
We also need people to get actively involved in red squirrel conservation. There is a role for everyone and full training is provided:
• surveying and monitoring of local woods
• raising public awareness and engaging the community (including running events and social media)
• group administration duties
• data management and IT
• grey squirrel control
Last updated 8 hours ago
Be part of a small team focussed on regenerating growth in our walled garden: Weeding, digging, planting, hoeing and Barrowing compost about the site.
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FRESH Community Wellness is a registered charity (OSCR-Office of Scottish Charity Regulator charity number SCO51346).
We are currently working to help engage the community and we are seeking more friendly volunteers to reach residents who may be looking for safe, free options. Anyone of any ability can volunteer with us in some way. We are working in several partnerships which include Aberdeen City Health and Social Care Partnership, Keep Scotland Beautiful, Paths for All, Aberdeen City Council and many more.
Are you interested in health, wellness, caring for others, community gardening, food growing, nature, the environment, children’s activities, event planning, fundraising or sports and up for helping to regenerate an entire community? In addition to our community based activities, we also have multiple home-based volunteering options for graphic design, admin, website and social media editing. If you have a couple of hours free to spare each week and are enthusiastic about the idea of uniting communities and making the local area safe, tidy, and beautiful – then please do help us out.
We offer induction, training courses, as well as free PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) applications for our safeguarding process. We have the ability for immediate starts following application/references, to start the volunteer’s pathway.
This is an excellent opportunity to give back. Also, if you wish it is a great way to boost your CV and employment prospects. Brilliant way to volunteer for a college, university or work placement and gain skills. Most of all you will be making a real positive difference for people and the community, which will be greatly appreciated by all. As a registered Scottish charity, we are happy to issue references for your volunteering with ourselves.
For further details about helping volunteering with us please contact Elaine Campbell, Co-ordinator at email: firstname.lastname@example.org or tel.: 07562689691.
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Craigmillar Growers is establishing a network of community gardens for local residents to grow vegetables and fruit together. Produce is shared among participants, used for cooking regular community meals, and donated to local community food projects, addressing food insecurity in deprived neighbourhoods. As a volunteer, you would assist with supervising work sessions, delivering gardening workshops and contributing to the development and growth of the project.
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Inchgarth Community Centre provide a great programme of activities for the community with the fantastic help of volunteers. Inchgarth has over 170 sessions of activity per week-serving every age group and section of the community. Inchgarth Community Centre currently has amazing opportunities for people to join our team of volunteers. People can assist in roles such as: Additional Support Needs Volunteers, Cafe Bar assistants, After School Gaming club supervisors, MS group helpers, befriending, foodbank volunteers and Brain Injury Group Helpers.
All volunteers are greatly appreciated and provided with good support. Please contact us to find out how you can help, join our great team of volunteers and make a real difference in the community: Email: email@example.com / Tel: 01224 325191 / Website: http://www.inchgarth.org/
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Who can resist the chance to help restore a 'lost' 15th century walled garden here in Edinburgh? Or to get fit without paying gym costs? We are keen to recruit volunteers for a wide variety of gardening tasks. You don't have to have specific gardening skills – enthusiasm counts. A wide variety of activities are involved in the restoration project – digging, clearing, weeding, planting, general repair and maintenance of sheds, greeting, helping with planning, harvesting seasonal produce being some of them.
Last updated 7 days ago
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.
Last updated 11 days ago
We are looking for volunteers who would like to learn about horticulture. Volunteers would assist with maintaining the growing space at the Blue Triangle as well as learning how to grow vegetables and other activities.
This involves anything from potting up in the greenhouse, weeding flower beds, planting seeds in beds, digging over soil, moving soil by wheelbarrows, breaking down of pallets to make use of wood ,watering plants and various other things related to gardening or recycling. Sanding and varnishing of wood for signage, it is for anyone who wishes to learn about gardening or growing food as well as local eco activities such as litter picking.
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At Duthie Park you will have the opportunity to work at one of best purposely designed gardens in Scotland.
You will be given the opportunity to help out with the day to day maintenance of the community gardens, planting and there will also be an opportunity to learn more about the history and heritage of the Park.
An ideal opportunity for those who are interested in a change in career, want to learn more about gardening or those who enjoy the outdoors, gardening or want to be a bit more active. You will be made to feel very welcome as we are a very friendly, dynamic group and greatly appreciate help that volunteers give.
This is a great, enjoyable opportunity to help in the local community and be involved in assisting in the exciting development of one of the best gardens in Scotland.
For more information please contact: Arthur Gill (Outreach & Training Officer) at E Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel.: 01224 585310.
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We are on the look-out for budding gardeners to help transform our Sensory Garden and outdoor space at the Aberdeen Science Centre.
An ideal opportunity for those who are interested in gardening; those who enjoy the outdoors; or want to be a bit more active, helping in the local community and supporting a local charity create an inspiring outdoor space and sensory garden for visitors.
We are flexible with times and working days, as long as you are keen to get stuck-in, we want to hear from you!
Please contact us at email: email@example.com for more details.
Further information is also available on our website at https://aberdeensciencecentre.org/garden-volunteer/
Last updated 13 days ago