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Our District Volunteers support local private gardens to open for charity. This is a fun and varied role for anyone who loves gardens.
District Volunteers work closely with garden owners to make sure that their opening is a success by helping with publicity, signage, admissions, refreshments, car parking and occasionally even some last-minute gardening! It is a very varied role that enables you to use and develop skills such as event management, communication, working with the general public and horticulture. Our volunteers are essential to the work that we do and our district teams are the lynch pin in our ability to raise nearly £400,000 for charity each year.
Spectra – Scotland’s Festival of Light is returning to Aberdeen in February 2020 and we are looking for volunteers to engage with the audience throughout Aberdeen City Centre.
The award winning festival takes place from the 13th – 16th February 2020 and will include light art, performance, sound and interactive installations during the evenings – we want volunteers who are happy to speak with the public attending and who can make their experience even better. This public facing role is critical to the festival and you’ll be part of the team working with artists, designers and a production team that will take you through the artworks so you have all the information needed to talk about them. Please get in touch if you have an interest in the arts and festivals.
A fantastic opportunity to help and be part of a spectacular, award winning major festival. For more information please contact Callum Hogg, Creative Producer at E Mail: email@example.com or tel.: 07540530111.
Suitable for groups, One-off volunteering
*An exciting one-off volunteering opportunity! Volunteer at MoonWalk Scotland 2020!*
Walk the Walk is the UK’s largest grant-making breast cancer charity that is dedicated to not only raising money and awareness for vital breast cancer causes, but to also encourage women and men to become more aware of their own potential for fitness and wellbeing.
We organise the famous MoonWalk overnight power walking challenges and are immensely proud to have raised over £133m, which has been granted to research into breast cancer and to improve the lives of people living with cancer now.
Are you a dedicated and organised person, passionate about helping others? Join our night-time party and 1,000 other volunteers at The MoonWalk Scotland on Saturday 6th June 2020 from Holyrood Park, Edinburgh! Get down and boogie with thousands of woman and men, walking an overnight marathon in decorated bras, raising lots of money for breast cancer!
Volunteer Roles include:
•Clean & Recycle
•Entrance Gate/Start Line
•Volunteer Tent Support
All help makes a difference and is greatly appreciated.
For more information please contact Alexandra Furtuna at Email: Volunteers@walkthewalk.org or visit Website: https://walkthewalk.org/volunteer/moonwalk-scotland-volunteer / Facebook: @walkthewalkworldwide / Twitter: @WalktheWalk
Aberdeen Climate Action is an organisation run by volunteers passionate about raising awareness of climate change, its causes and encouraging positive action to reduce carbon emissions and create a sustainable lifestyle.
We are looking for others to join our organisation and help us with our valuable work in the North East. We organise Climate Week, North East, which is a week of events put on by a collaboration of organisations throughout the city and shire. We need help organising this and our regular climate conversation café’s, and one off events, talks etc. We need people with all sorts of different talents – the most important aspect is the fact that you are willing to muck in and ‘do’. Good support is provided to all new volunteers e.g.: volunteers will have a mentor, who will be on hand to give support, advice and assistance, as needed.
If you’re interested just come along to our meetings and you can meet us all and see for yourself. A fantastic opportunity to help and make a real difference. For more details please contact: Alison Stuart (Director and Chair) email: firstname.lastname@example.org / Tel: 07779279583
Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs is a national charity supporting anyone concerned about a loved one’s alcohol or drug use. We were set up by families themselves in 2003, who came together to support each other and campaign for recognition. We work with these families providing listening and emotional support, signposting and dedicated services.
Fundraising is a vital part of what we do and without collecting donations big and small it would be very difficult for us to carry out our work – will you help maximise fundraising opportunities for Scottish Families? We are seeking enthusiastic, committed individuals who can represent the charity locally and act as an ambassador for our work. You will learn or develop your skills in grassroots fundraising, turning pennies into pounds and making a vital contribution to our annual fundraising targets. If you are looking to build your experience in fundraising, events assistance and networking this is the ideal role for you.
Fundraising activities will include
• Building relationships with local businesses.
• Finding homes for our collecting cans
• Helping with events such as bag packs, information stalls and sporting events
• Working as part of team with other volunteers or working on your own depending on nature of the event
No experience of fundraising is necessary as we will provide full training as well as regular catch ups.
Following an informal chat for the volunteer to get to know the organisation a two hour fundraising training session will be held. The volunteer will then have one staff member who is their pint of contact, they can get in touch at any time and will also get regular face-to-face catch ups.
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.
Our events volunteers gain experience in events management, environmental education and public engagement. Jupiter's events tend to be around 2 hours long and will focus on a theme such as 'brilliant butterflies', 'captivating creepy crawlies' or 'phenomenal pond-life'! Most events are targeted at children but we do run events for adults as well. Our events run most weeks through the year but there is no need to commit to every event. Please get in touch if you would like to get involved!
By providing visitors with incredible wildlife moments for 60 years, the visitor centre at
Loch Garten has built a strong reputation for an exceptional visitor experience and
great customer care. Recently the centre has undergone a redevelopment funded by
European Structural Funds, and we want to build on this to further ensure visitors to our
refurbished facility have an enhanced and memorable visitor experience.
As the faces of the Loch Garten Nature Centre, our visitor experience team are crucial
- chatting to visitors, answering questions and sharing their passion for the amazing
wildlife of Abernethy reserve. We need our visitors to be inspired and enthused so that
they become lifelong supporters of our charitable conservation work through RSPB
membership, one of the most important sources of income for the organisation.
We need your help to be part of the team meeting and greeting our visitors from all
walks of life and of all ages, by following the RSPB’s GREAT Welcome framework,
leading to building support for our conservation work through making RSPB members.
Offering inspiring communications about the Caledonian pineforest which surrounds the
centre, including our breeding ospreys, and the conservation work we undertake on the
wider reserve as part of the Cairngorms Connect partnership is what we do best!
We run hands-on activities for children and families, as well as a programme of special
events eg guided walks, themed weekends etc and your help in planning, promoting,
organising and delivering these added extras will be encouraged.
Due to its importance for habitats and species, RSPB Abernethy is one of the most
heavily designated pieces of land in the UK, with international as well as domestic legal
protection. We need to keep an active eye on the reserve and in particular the forest
trails near the centre, interacting with our visitors and ensuring that they’re all behaving
responsibly, in accordance with the Scottish Outdoor Access Code, and you will be
asked to take on this responsibility, along with the rest of the team.
We have an active Facebook page (11,000+ followers) and a popular reserve blog and
we need your contributions to build our online audience and encourage support.
Loch Garten has a long history of involving volunteers and many people give up a week
or two of their time to come and help us as short-term residential volunteers. We need
you to take an active role in managing these volunteers, organising pick-ups and dropoffs,
leading on their induction, organising the rota and ensuring they are kept busy and
involved when they are with us.
Finally, our visitor centre and its environs need to be kept in excellent working order;
being vigilant about litter, restocking leaflets, undertaking daily checks on activities and
signage, as well as working with the team to keep the facilities clean.
You’ll be volunteering in one of the most beautiful nature reserves in Europe, among scarce and endangered wildlife and critically rare habitats. You’ll be part of a vibrant and dynamic team of staff and volunteers, some who have been part of Loch Garten for decades and some who are brand new. You’ll be able to share in their knowledge and build strong and significant relationships, many of which will last for life.
By making RSPB members, you’ll be making a real and tangible difference to nature conservation. Your help will directly allow the RSPB to carry out meaningful change, both on Abernethy and across the UK.
You’ll receive a full induction and training and will be supported by a dedicated line manager throughout your time in this role.
You will be given training opportunities in many areas of visitor experience, including membership, managing volunteers, First Aid, Safeguarding, event planning and more. Our aim is to help you improve your skill-set via and to significantly improve your CV and enhance your employability. We also offer job application advice and coaching.
You will get the chance to learn about and explore the incredible place that is RSPB Abernethy, meeting reserve staff and receiving insight into the wider work that goes on here. There will be opportunities to get involved in some of the conservation work on the wider reserve on your days off, should you desire to do so.
This role comes with free, shared accommodation (though you get your own room) just 1.5 miles from the Nature Centre.
This is your opportunity to become involved in the early stages of an innovative new sporting and musical event in Galashiels which will take place annually.
Duties will include general stewarding at entrances, car parks and around the site.
Entrances will require the provision and fixing of wrist bands to demonstrate age and the collection of donations.
Car park stewarding will require the positioning and control of all vehicles entering and leaving the designated parking areas.
General stewarding around he site will involve troubleshooting, highlighting and communicating same.
CHAS is a Scottish charity that provides hospice services for children and young people with life-shortening conditions. We also run a homecare service called CHAS at Home helping families in their own homes across Scotland when they need it most. There are so many ways to get involved and help CHAS! You can see our current opportunities in Aberdeen listed at https://www.chas.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer/volunteer-opportunities?region=aberdeen-city
Excellent support and training is provided to all volunteers and all help makes a real difference and is greatly appreciated. Ways you can help in Aberdeen include:
1. High Profile Events Support: The High Profile Events Team at CHAS hold five events each year, which collectively raise around £450k for the charity. We are looking for someone who would be happy to research events and prizes and then make those approaches.
2. CHAS at Home Nursing Support Volunteer (North East and Moray): Nursing Support Volunteers support the CHAS at Home Nursing Team to provide care and support to babies, children young people and their families in their own homes.
3. Collections Volunteers: CHAS collections volunteers attend bucket shakes and supermarket bag packs in a range of businesses and town centres across Scotland.
4. Fundraising Group Leads: Fundraising groups are the face of CHAS in the community, raising money and the profile of the charity. Groups deliver fundraising events to raise vital funds to support children with a life-shortening condition across Scotland.
5. Fundraising Group Members: Fundraising groups are the local face of CHAS in the community. We are looking for volunteers to join our fundraising groups across Scotland. The groups plan and deliver events and activities in the local community to raise vital funds for CHAS.
6. Schools Ambassadors: CHAS Schools Ambassadors are inspiring young people that promote the charity within their school, to peers and teachers and to the wider community.
7. Research Volunteers: The main aim of this role is to gather information to provide teams across CHAS with insight, allowing us to help every child in Scotland to have access to palliative care where and when they need it.
8. Driver / Vehicle Maintenance (North East and Moray): Driving is a big part of keeping CHAS running smoothly. Be it helping CHAS at Home nurses get to a child’s home or delivering items for sale in the shops, our volunteers ensure our vehicles are safe and cover many thousands of miles every year.
*For further details and to register your interest/apply for any of the roles please visit https://www.chas.org.uk/get-involved/volunteer/volunteer-opportunities?region=aberdeen-city
**If you are interested in volunteering or have any questions about volunteering for CHAS please call us on 0141 779 6195 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm) or email email@example.com