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Being a Community Facilitator is all about delivering a variety of lifesaving first aid skills in community engagement workshops and projects, within local communities, and primary and secondary schools. A lot of these projects involve talking about and demonstrating the basics of first aid to community groups that can include children, young people, and vulnerable adults. The role is all about promoting first aid awareness and helping to achieve our mission to create a nation of lifesavers.
Rottal Vegetable Garden is a safe environment for people to come and connect with nature while learning to grow their own food in a sustainable way.
Opening the farm on a Wednesday for volunteers to come and help out with different tasks, from shifting stones to weeding and sowing in a favourable environment for mental health recovery and post COVID recovery.
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!
Learn about how monitoring Riverfly can tell you about the health of your local river. Riverfly on the Esk is a citizen science group that have been monitoring the health of the Lothian Esk for over 3.5 years. Made up of trained citizen scientists from the local community we survey and monitor the Riverfly that inhabit the waters from the source to the sea. Presence or absence of these invertebrates can tell us a lot about the health of the river. By joining our local citizen science trained volunteers for a survey we will show you how to take a sample, identify the sensitive groups. You will
learn about the river ecosystem and how important it is to look after it.
Come along and join the Calderglen Conservation Volunteers for a practical Woodland Workout!
Are you passionate about working in nature? Could you help the Calderglen Conservation Volunteers help protect our ancient woodlands, wildlife, and heritage? By joining the volunteer conservation sessions, you will be helping protect our special places for the benefit of people and wildlife.
Anyone can be a Calderglen Conservation Volunteer; all you need is a bit of spare time on the second Sunday of the month and a love of the outdoors. You will get to meet like-minded volunteers, hopefully, have a laugh, and a chance to get fit for 2023 without going to the gym!
We will provide full training and tools to undertake the conservation tasks working with SLC Countryside Ranger Service and experienced volunteers.
This is a volunteering opportunity principally aimed at adults because of the physical nature of the work and tool use. Family groups are welcome but children will have to be supervised by parents
We are developing a pioneering Scotland-wide path network for the benefit of all and we need volunteers in Orkney to help us. This is a great opportunity to improve your confidence in navigation skills and help you learn more about your local area. In Orkney you will be auditing data on existing paths or capturing new, currently un-mapped paths.
You will be:
-Participating in a short training workshop
-Working with the Ramblers Scotland team to gather or capture data on paths in Orkney.
-Audit data on existing paths or capture new, currently un-mapped paths.
-Accurately assessing local Orkney paths to best capture the type of information we’re looking for
-Providing feedback on the process to help inform the project going forward
We believe that everyone should be able access the outdoors in Scotland with confidence and there is great potential to improve the mapping of paths in Scotland, to help more people get active and healthy and to feel confident to explore our wonderful nature and landscapes.
To find -more visit https://www.ramblers.org.uk/mappingscotlandspaths or contact Heath Brown firstname.lastname@example.org
Put your skills to use, learn new ones and play an active role in your local community.
Volunteering is easier than you think, with full support and training, you can volunteer on a flexible basis. Give young people the skills to succeed in life and discover how being part of the Scouting family can be rewarding for you as it is to them.
This is an opportunity for someone with passion, commitment and drive to make a big difference to the way Scotland/your locality responds to climate change.
The Scottish Communities Climate Action Network (SCCAN) is delivering this climate engagement program for Scotland – Climate Conversations.
Facilitators are our agents of change. As a facilitator you will be part of a team that together will inspire hundreds of people throughout Scotland to stand up on climate change and move society and our leaders to action.
About Climate Conversations
Since 2015, Climate for Change has pioneered the Climate Conversations model. Using a party-plan model of small gatherings in people’s homes, a facilitator leads a discussion about climate change. Each Conversation generates leads for at least one more, resulting in built-in growth. This is a unique model within the climate movement that allows both deep engagement and exponential growth.
C4C’s 2020 Impact Report demonstrates Climate Conversations is a uniquely powerful engagement tool within the climate movement, successful in reaching audiences that others have historically found challenging – especially the “wavering middle” – and in educating and empowering thousands of individuals to take action on climate.
Further information is available on our website: https://sccan.scot/climate-for-change/
This is an exciting role for you to use your love of working with people to empower the community, and to drive a groundswell of community action on climate change.
You will work with volunteer hosts who will invite 6-12 friends, family, colleagues or people from a community group to attend a Climate Conversation online or in their home. At these events, you will present to them about climate change (using our prepared scripts), the urgency for action and facilitate discussion that leads to a commitment to take more effective action.
Our mission is to create the social climate for effective climate action in Scotland.
Imparting the urgency and scale of climate change to the people invited by the friends and family of each host
Inspiring attendees to commit to taking effective action on climate change
Attending monthly Ongoing Facilitator Training (1 hour?)
Recruiting more people to join as hosts and facilitators
Administration and record keeping of your Conversations
Maintaining our a host database and your own activity spreadsheet
Evaluating Conversations and providing feedback for improvement
Main Beneficiary or Client Group Communities
Please provide a more specific client description (if appropriate)
Key Selection Criteria
Passion for solving climate change
Positive attitude, responsible and reliable
Able to foster a welcoming and positive atmosphere
Enjoy working with, supporting and empowering people
Confident with leading a group discussion independently
Engaging communication skills
Professional administration and organisation skills
Connection with a local community group is desirable but not essential. Maybe this is a way to start one if there isn’t already a group in your area
Be or become a member of SCCAN. We welcome both individuals and organisations. You can join here via short form: https://www.scottishcommunitiescan.org.uk/join-us/
Working on a croft which is developing a business to provide veg boxes for the local community. The opportunity offers the chance to gain experience and knowledge of organic vegetable production including preparing land, raising seedlings, potting on and harvest. Organic methods are used for soil fertility, pest and disease prevention and weed control. Minimal fossil fuel use is also important and hand tools and animals are used to clear land for production. Other croft work such as fencing, working with sheep, pigs, hens or selling produce to the local community is also available. Work is varied but can be physically demanding and sometimes take place in wet, windy or cold weather. Oilskins, gloves and some sizes of rubber boots can be provided.
Put your skills to use, learn new ones and play an active role in your community. Volunteering is easier than you think. with full support and training, you can volunteer on a flexible basis. Give young people the skills they need to succeed in life and discover how being part of the Scouting family can be as rewarding for you as it is for them.
What do volunteers do?
Week by week, our volunteers empower thousands of young people to learn new skills, make new friends and stand on their own two feet. They’re our everyday heroes. They shape young people’s lives for the better, and find out a whole lot about themselves in the process, too.
That’s where you come in.
You don’t need to be Bear Grylls to join us. You don’t need to have been a Beaver or Scout when you were younger. You don’t even need to know how to put up a tent. Our door is open to people of all ages, genders, races and backgrounds, and we’re only able to change lives because people like you lend a hand. We’re talking about tea makers, tidy-uppers and skill sharers. We’re talking about minibus drivers and first aiders. We’re talking about students who want to boost their CV, and parents who volunteer so they can spend more time together as a family.
Whatever your skillset, lend a hand for as little or as much time as you can spare, and we promise you’ll get more out than you put in.
We provide the training.
All of our adult volunteers receive full induction and ongoing training and support. Our training has been recognised with a National Training Award by UK Skills and over 90% of our volunteers believe that the skills and experiences they have gained have been of relevance to their working or personal lives.
You show up, get stuck in, and make memories for life.
As long as you're over 18, you can help out as a Beaver leader. There is no upper age limit for adult volunteers.
Sounds fun? Worthwhile? It is.