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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.
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.
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.
Are you interested in gardening? Do you find joy in cooking? Are you someone who thrives on meeting new people and building connections? If any of these resonate with you, then you might be the ideal candidate we're searching for! Take a look at our range of volunteer positions to discover the perfect match for you!
EVENT MANAGEMENT VOLUNTEERS
Are you interested in helping to run seasonal events in our gardens like Seed Shares, Herbal Workshops and Harvest Gatherings? From putting up posters to being there to be a helping hand on the day, there is always plenty to do.
Are you ready to take on a more challenging and responsible volunteer role? It you're seeking greater responsibility and a chance to make a difference, then we have the perfect opportunity for you. We are currently looking for lead volunteers who can supervise gardening sessions outside our regular schedule, take charge of watering plants, and represent our organisation at various events throughout the year.
This role offers you the chance to expand your skillset and gain valuable work experience. As a lead volunteer, you will have the opportunity to develop leadership and coordination skills while making a lasting impact on our community.
In return for your dedication, we offer additional training opportunities to enhance your abilities and broaden your knowledge. This is your chance to grow both personally and professionally.
If you enjoy spending time outdoors, meeting new people with similar interests, and have a passion for sustainable growing, then we have the perfect volunteering opportunity for you! Join us at one of our Community Food Gardens, where we cultivate food using sustainable practices inspired by permaculture and food forests. We have gardens in Kelso, Duns, Eyemouth, Hawick, Foulden, and Ayton!
We are seeking dedicated individuals like you to help us establish and maintain this garden, transforming it into a vibrant community space. Not only will you contribute to a greener future, but you'll also have the chance to take home some treats as a token of our appreciation.
Are you a culinary enthusiast, whether you're a one-pot wonder or a gourmet chef? We have an exciting volunteer opportunity for individuals with a passion for cooking!
At our organisation, we host two types of social food events that you can be a part of:
● Social Lunches and Community Food Events: As a volunteer, you would assist our staff in preparing delicious meals and ensuring everyone has a great time during our social lunches and other community food events. Your presence and culinary skills will help create a welcoming and enjoyable atmosphere.
● Cooking Skills Classes: We also conduct cooking skills classes where participants can learn to cook using the food we grow in our community gardens. Your role would involve supporting and supervising participants as they explore new recipes and techniques. Rest assured, there will always be a trained staff member available to assist you.
This volunteer opportunity not only allows you to share your love for cooking but also contributes to building a stronger and more connected community. Whether you have a knack for simple dishes or you're a master of gourmet cuisine, your skills and enthusiasm will be highly valued.
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.
As a Retail Volunteer at one of our wonderful Boutique shops you will learn all about what goes into making our fantastic shop thrive. You can keep busy in the stockroom sorting and checking donations or be on the shop floor, serving customers and putting stock out on sale. Whatever suits you! Best of all you’ll be raising vital funds to support people facing poverty around the world.
You can focus on any part of volunteering that interests you the most. As a Retail Volunteer you’ll develop skills that boost your confidence. Why not try a bit of everything?
• Sorting donations including checking and pricing
• Serving customers on the till
• Create stylish window displays
• Keeping the shop fully stocked
• Helping donors as they come in
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
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.
As an Energy Advice Event Volunteer you will support colleagues from our Low Carbon Community Team, as they deliver outreach events across the Highlands.
You will provide light touch energy advice to members of the public, helping them to understand how to reduce their energy use and minimise their carbon emissions.
No prior skills or experience are needed. However, the volunteer will need to have:
•An enthusiastic and positive approach
•An ability to communicate confidently face-to-face with members of the public
•Ability to proactively approach the public
•Ability to follow Changeworks’ process for event management including managing customer data in a secure way
•Flexible outlook and ability to adapt approach
Do you care about reducing food waste and have a couple of hours free a week? Why not help Greener Orkney with the Kirkwall, Stromness or Dounby community fridges?
The community fridge aims to reduce the amount of food waste going into landfill and will be stocked with ‘use by’ and ‘best before’ food given by the supermarkets and local businesses. Donations from the public are also accepted under certain circumstances.
As a community fridge volunteer you will be:
· picking up the food from the supermarket (if you have transport)
· Weighing and sorting the food
· assisting members of the public coming to take food away
Full training will be given and there is flexibility on evenings and cover for holidays or sickness etc. If you are interested in helping in any way please contact email@example.com or call Jane Nelson on 07739 144064.