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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.
If you are keen on the outdoors, promoting tourism and the Environment then the John O Groat Trail would welcome you onboard as a trustee- committee personnel. This involves helping with planning the direction of the organisation and good governance.
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
Who can resist the chance to help restore a 'lost' 15th century walled garden here in Edinburgh? Or to get fit without paying gym costs? We are keen to recruit volunteers for a wide variety of gardening tasks. You don't have to have specific gardening skills – enthusiasm counts. A wide variety of activities are involved in the restoration project – digging, clearing, weeding, planting, general repair and maintenance of sheds, greeting, helping with planning, harvesting seasonal produce being some of them.
You will be providing a puppy with a vital foundation for its future role as a guide dog. This is a full-time volunteering opportunity as a puppy will live with you in your home for around 12-16 months. It should be noted that although it is possible for another Puppy Raiser to look after a dog on your behalf for short periods of time that this may not always be possible. Consideration should be given to your future plans such as holidays abroad.
“It’s so rewarding to know that the dog will go on to help people with sight loss gain independence and freedom.” – Chris, Puppy Raiser
We rely on volunteers like you to help us improve the lives of people with sight loss. In this role your support will include:-
• Developing, caring and providing for the needs of one of our puppies using Positive Reinforcement Techniques and following Guide Dogs Puppy Raising for Excellent Partnerships (PREP) programme
• Familiarising a puppy to a wide range of environments including shops and outdoor off lead exercise areas in all climates and seasons.
• Teaching a puppy it’s ok to be left alone by gradually building up from a few minutes to a maximum of 4 hours
• Attending regular puppy classes
• Regularly meeting with Guide Dogs representatives to discuss your pup’s development
• Completing regular on-line questionnaires to help us monitor puppy progress
Ideally you will:
• Be able to handle large breed dogs (around 25-40kg)
• Have access to a car on a weekly basis for training and vet visits
• Have your own home or written permission to have a dog in the home
• Have access to a secure area where the puppy could go to the toilet during the day, especially first thing in the morning and last thing at night
• Be able to access online content and training materials (you will need your own email address)
If you don’t feel you tick every box but are sure this role is the one for you, please drop us a message and tell us why. We’re open to suggestions and happy to chat with you to find out what’s possible!
Volunteering is a two-way street, so in return for your time you will get;
• A dedicated volunteer manager/key contact who will help you settle in and support you during your time with us.
• The challenge and reward of seeing a puppy develop in your home.
• The opportunity to learn and develop your understanding in dog body language, learning theory, the human animal bond and the life of a Guide Dog.
Volunteering for Guide Dogs should never leave you out of pocket. We’ll make sure we pay any expenses related to your volunteering with us in line with our policy.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role further before applying please email VolunteerScotNi@guidedogs.org.uk Thank you.
Volunteers have become an integral and highly valued part of the services Cornerstone provides to people with disabilities and additional support needs. Volunteers add an important extra dimension to the lives of people we support by extending and enhancing their circle of support and broadening the opportunities available, allowing them to enjoy life and feel part of their wider community.
This exciting opportunity for Volunteer Gardeners will contribute to this by helping to maintain our Allotment in Dumbarton East, work alongside our support practitioners and supported persons to develop gardening skills, growing plants/vegetables and any other creative gardening opportunities. This will encourage the people we support to enjoy time outside which can be of benefit to their health and wellbeing and create meaningful outcomes
Maintain regular contact with the service you have been matched with. Carry out specific duties regarding your volunteer role. Maintain appropriate boundaries, respecting confidentiality. Notifying the service if you are unable to attend. Attend regular support sessions. Adhere to the policies and procedures of Cornerstone. Undertake training sessions relevant to your role.
Volunteers needed to help the Bellfield Garden flourish.
Group meets weekly on a Friday 10am-12:30pm to develop the garden space. Any volunteers welcome. No gardening experience necessary. Typical tasks include weeding, planting, plotting etc.