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You have the unique opportunity to present one of Scotland’s most historic castles to visitors and tell the story of the Maitland family. Help bring history to life!
Initially volunteer Room Stewards are only required to provide a presence in the castle, to warmly welcome guests, and to answer visitors’ questions and to ensure that the security of artefacts are not compromised. As Room Stewards gain in knowledge they will be able to answer questions more fully and offer guided tours to individuals and small groups.
Last updated a day ago
A volunteer group formed early Feb 2020 with an interest in improving Ellon Cemetery.
Helping to keep the cemetery tidy, weeding flower beds, planters and between headstones.
When Covid rules allow, we meet every Monday evening at the Cemetery. PM the Facebook page to find out more.. Duties include, general tidy up of the grounds at the Cemetery to brighten the area and improve the access/visual state of the location. Linked to Ellon Civic Pride.
Last updated 10 days ago
Take part in one of our PTES surveys and help to monitor the mammal population in the UK. As cities and towns spread deeper into the countryside, we need to make sure that these environments are also able to support our wildlife. In 2003, we launched an annual survey to find out as much as possible about how mammals are faring in the built environment around us so that we can plan for their future conservation. Since 2001 we have also been asking volunteers to record mammals that they see on single-carriageways, dead and alive, and with their help we are beginning to build up a picture of mammal populations in the wider landscape. By repeating the survey over a number of years we can monitor the changes in population numbers across the whole of the UK. We also log sightings of hedgehogs through Hogwatch.
Last updated 11 days ago
There are many and varied possibilities for projects which FoET doesn't have enough people to do, ranging from hands-on practical work to research or lobbying. Planting trees is one, dealing with litter is another. How can we encourage people to take home and bin their greasy, sooty instant barbecue trays? Or - it would be good to find out how 'green' local businesses are and encourage improvement where appropriate. Or - provision for cyclists in Dundee is poor; what can be done to improve it? A traffic count might be a good start. The volunteer would have to be prepared to work quite a lot on their own intitiative, but a group member would provide support and guidance in planning and carrying out the project. This is a chance for you to do something you haven't done before and be dead chuffed with the result.
Last updated 11 days ago
The purpose of this role is to greet, serve & assist visitors at the reception desk and gift shop within the visitor centre at Abbotsford. Our Visitor Services Volunteers are the face of Abbotsford and play an important part in welcoming visitors from all around the world, ensuring the best possible visitor experience. This role involves a variety of customer service tasks based in and around the reception desk.
Visitor Services Volunteers are also involved in events at Abbotsford. As an exceptional visitor attraction, public events at Abbotsford play an important role in our commitment as a charitable trust to engage with the local community. In addition to providing retail and customer service support during events, volunteers can help with a range of other activities as a Volunteer Events Assistant (see separate role description). Whether giving a hand with the set-up arrangements before an event starts, helping with family craft activities or welcoming visitors, our volunteers will enjoy a huge variety of activities within a close team. Our events mostly take place at weekends and evenings.
• Greeting visitors at the reception desk
• Ensuring safety and wellbeing of visitors and staff by adherence with good health and safety practice and any mitigating measures during Covid-19 pandemic
• Processing admission tickets upselling gift aid, guidebooks, garden tours and any other events on site
• Offering directions and guidance to visitors on the shop floor and in VC including giving information on other places of interest within the Borders
• Handling cash and credit card transactions
• Promoting Abbotsford membership schemes, promotional offers & cafe
• Assisting with retail display; cleaning, tidying and restocking
Skills and experience
• Excellent communication skills.
• Friendly, helpful and welcoming approach to all.
• An interest in meeting and speaking to people from all walks of life and all around the world.
• Commitment to excellent customer service.
• Confidence with cash handling, credit card processing and sales (previous experience is desirable, but not essential as full training will be provided).
• Confidence with operating an EPOS till system (previous experience is desirable, but not essential as full training will be provided).
• An interest in and willingness to develop own knowledge of Sir Walter Scott and his descendants, Abbotsford and the Borders.
• As the public face of the Abbotsford Trust, volunteers are requested to present themselves in a manner appropriate to their role.
• Interested applicants will be asked to complete a Volunteer Registration form.
• Applicants will be invited for an interview about the role.
• Details of two references will be requested.
• If accepted, you will be invited to attend some days on site for induction, briefing and training, including a tour of the site.
• All volunteers undertake a trial period of one month.
Last updated 17 days ago
A great opportunity to join a group of parents/leaders who aim to make the programme as wide and varied as possible for youth membership. As well as being rewarding and fun, it is a very social and friendly team with training and experience that can support skills for life.
Join a group of busy leaders who volunteer in a job-share capacity to ensure we provide a full Scout programme for our membership. You will be one of a team of adult and young adult leaders who design and deliver a programme built on the Scout badge scheme but focused on the outdoors.
Using our excellent facility in Torwood as a base, and with multiple camps and activities going on, we welcome any leaders/helpers who can give their time to our programme. From occasional helper to someone who enjoys admin to dedicated leader, or even just someone wishing to support events, we have space for all.
Full training and background checks will be required to ensure the best fit for the role, and opportunities exist across all age groups.
Last updated 22 days ago
We are always looking for more volunteers to help at the former Rangers Station, now the community building and space, The Sand Bothy.
We are looking for help with: serving refreshments at the Kiosk, organising classes, fundraising, running activity groups, auditing the accounts, producing publicity material, maintaining the Sand Bothy building - painting, repairs.
Our Sand Bothy volunteers are also involved in: improving paths and signage in the Country Park
beach clean ups, renovating the old bunker on the way to the beach, Easter egg hunt/Santa's grotto, etc.
Last updated 2 months ago
Suitable for groups, One-off volunteering
Volunteers are encouraged to work in the gardens on Wednesdays and the last Saturday of the month (every Saturday from April 2020). Volunteering is coordinated by a designated board member, but volunteers work in the gardens under the direction of the gardener and/or the designated Board member on day-to-day gardening or manual labour tasks.
In 2019, garden volunteers contributed almost 2000 hours, which is nearly equivalent to a full-time employee. As the gardens and woodlands are developed, it is anticipated that even more volunteer time will be required to maintain and develop the Gardens.
To become one of our volunteers please email email@example.com to register your interest or complete the VOLUNTEER FORM on the website. You can also follow us on our Facebook page for regular updates on the project.
Last updated 2 months ago
We are looking for ayone with an interest in enhancing the lives of the people we support to get in touch as although we are a social care company we are seeking both individuals interested in social care and also other individuals who have some other skill set and would like to use this within our services. This could be from playing musical instruments to gardening or taking service users into the community.
During this time of covid-19 the main task may include going for service users shopping and delivering it to them or by going to get their prescriptions.
Last updated 2 months ago
Entails working alongside a main steward receiving entries from exhibitors and making them ready for judging.
You would help to arrange exhibits for public display.
May also involve running sideshows, erecting and dismantling equipment and helping with sports programme
The Cunningsburgh Show is held annually on the 2nd Wednesday of August.
Last updated 3 months ago