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The volunteer role with Greener Peebles is to assist with gardening tasks and outdoor activities during volunteer sessions. This includes but is not limited to gardening tasks, and is inclusive of attending skill share sessions, and community meals. Staff will set up activities for the session and facilitate group work. Volunteers will always have a choice of what tasks they participate in at the garden.
Liaise with staff on seasonal activities. Garden tasks include seed sowing, plant care, ground preparation, garden maintenance and harvesting. Staff will provide advice and instruction on growing activities. We welcome complete beginners and people with experience and knowledge, so please do ask us questions and share your thoughts – we are happy to help!
To work proactively with others in the garden and be a welcoming face.
You could be working alongside the maintenance team to help keep our building open and safe for the public or help in the garden.
Jobs might include planting, weeding, and keeping the garden clean and tidy so it is safe for public use. You might even get to work alongside our Gardening SQA to improve the space.
Ensuring the building is safe for the team and the general public.
Helping with general maintenance such as changing light bulbs and painting and small repairs.
Providing support, giving relevant, input and ideas.
William Quarrier Scottish Epilepsy Centre is an independent hospital specialising in clinical assessment and treatment services for patients with epilepsy, epilepsy associated conditions and sleep disorders.
Patients are usually held for 2-4 weeks in the centre without being able to leave the building, so any meaningful engagement is of great benefit.
Do you have a few hours each month to share your passion or skill with our patients. For example could you teach them crafting, yoga, music, photography etc. Could you give them a talk about your life experiences. Do you enjoy holding quizzes or bingo.
By bringing your skills and experiences to our patients, you will be bringing some variety into their day.
To get the most out of the role we hope you can commit at least half a day each month for at least 6 months.
Selection Procedure will include - Application form, chat, references and PVG disclosure.
Benefits & Perks:
* We give our volunteers a sense of family, together transforming the lives of the vulnerable people we care for and support
* Gaining new experiences and learn new skills
* Build confidence and gain a sense of achievement
* Improved physical and mental health wellbeing
* Free training and development
* Adding to your CV
* Trying something new and meet new people
* Have fun!
We are a small charity concerned with the restoration and care of the ancient woodlands of Troon.
We have been in operation since 2015, raising funds for improvements and planting. We host regular volunteer work parties, tackling jobs such as invasive species control, tree planting and repairing paths. Together with the South Ayrshire Ranger Service and Scottish Wildlife Trust, Ayrshire, we regularly involve schools and community groups in woodland activities.
Our volunteer work parties are usually held on the last Sunday of the month, April to September 2pm till 4pm and October to March 10am-12noon.
No experience or tools required. We have tasks to suit all abilities. Age 15 and over. Meet us at the noticeboard, wear study footwear and clothing to protect you from brambles and nettles. Please come and give it a try - there's no commitment to turn up every time!
Please come and give us a hand - it's great fun!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01224 577120.
Dunbeath Heritage Trust is situated in the old schoolhouse in Dunbeath and was two walled gardens as well as many other areas in the village owned by the Trust. They are looking for volunteers with an interest in gardening to help maintain and/or develop some of the community spaces. This is an opportunity to help this community organisation while doing something you enjoy. Support and guidance for all volunteers is readily available to help you join the team.
John O Groat Trail welcomes volunteer Wardens who will 'adopt' a stretch of the Trail and report back to the group with updates on it's maintenance, condition Etc. All you need to do as a Warden is walk a specific area 4-5 times per year and be vigilant and report. Areas where Wardens are needed are:
Wick to Sinclair & Girnigoe Castle
Dunbeath to Lybster
Berriedale to Helmsdale
Brora to Golspie
Volunteers to help develop the community project based in Thurso. This involves general gardening, growing food stuffs and helping to develop/maintain the garden area.. The Garden welcomes volunteers each Saturday [if dry] from 10.30-12-30. Group meet periodically over winter months too.
The John O Groat Trail relies on volunteers to help improve the coastal paths and environment on the East Coast of northern Scotland. It links into the North Coast 500 route and encourages tourism and environmental preservation. Volunteers work on improving access to paths and tracks, but they can also help with litter picks, beach cleans or one-off activities periodically. Mostly conducted in Spring/Summer months and at weekends, howevr Volunteers are welcome to get in touch all year around and support this group.
volunteers required to help maintain this community woodland on the outskirts of Wick. Volunteers meet on Tuesdays to clear paths,, cut grass and general maintenance of the vast area.. This opportunity requires a level of physical fitness but there are raised beds and general accessibility for people with mobility issues. tools and equipment provided