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Key tasks: We have a number of different roles available from shop floor volunteers (Welcoming and informing customers at the Shrub, working on the till, keeping the shop floor tidy, chatting to customers about carbon literacy and sustainable fashion ) to pricing and sorting (helping in the stockroom, sorting and pricing donations, working out which things to keep and which things to pass on) as well as helping with merchandising and displays. We would also love to have some volunteers with particular interests (e.g. graphic design, photography, organisation skills).Please note: the volunteering opportunity is not suitable for anyone under 16years of age or who has not yet reached school-leaving age.
Burghead Amenities Association has a wonderful community garden in Burghead which is enjoyed by people of all generations and abilities. They have various flower beds, a sensory garden, play area for toddlers, and hopefully soon they will have an outdoor gym for all ages and abilities.
There is ample scope for people to help with all aspects of the garden, from simple weeding, to assisting them on maintenance, designing and caring vegetables. No Skills are required as there will be people around to learn from, to do whatever is needed. The garden is run totally by volunteers, most of whom have no horticultural training, but they all learn from each other and help each other.
This is mostly physical work, so people that have difficulty or pain bending and kneeling may want to restrict their time allocation for helping. The local primary children come over with their teachers from the school. All ages are welcome, but children will need to be accompanied by an adult.
Volunteers help one hour on a Monday evening and two hours on Saturday mornings.
Get in touch if you would like to find out more! https://www.facebook.com/pg/burgheadstationyard/about
Forthbank Recycling Centre, Alloa (Donation Station)
Recycling Sorters play a pivotal role in saving valuable items from landfill. Alloa Community Enterprise (ACE) is currently looking for volunteers to identify and sort salvageable items at our Donation Station based at the local recycling centre in Forthbank, Alloa.
The role involves identifying and sorting, recyclable materials which can be sold or recycled as is at our local retail outlet at the Hub, the Whins, Alloa.
· Identify and remove non-recyclable materials.
· Sort recyclable materials into the storage area.
· Ensure compliance with safety procedures and regulations.
· Keep work area clean and organised.
· Communicate with team members to optimise efficiency.
· Report any issues to supervisor.
· Physical stamina and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
· Attention to detail and the ability to identify different types of recyclable materials.
· Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team and follow instructions from supervisors.
· Willingness to work in various weather conditions.
· Basic math skills for calculating weights and measurements.
· Good communication skills to enable interaction with members of the public.
· Familiarity with safety procedures and equipment for handling hazardous materials.
· Willingness to work flexible hours as needed.
THIS ROLE WILL SUIT SOMEONE WHO
· Is friendly, reliable and hardworking and can communicate effectively with staff, volunteers and members of the public and engage with people of all ages, races, cultures and abilities.
· Is reliable, confident, and a responsible individual, with enthusiasm.
· Can cope with duties and responsibilities of the role.
· Has a patient and approachable manner.
· Can follow instructions and guidelines.
· Is interested in reuse and saving valuable items from landfill.
All volunteers will be expected to wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which will be provided. An Induction and training for this role will be carried out by Clackmannanshire Council.
We are keen to recruit volunteers for the clothing hub. Without your help we may be forced to reduce our service. If you can spare 1, 2, 3 or 4+ hours please get in touch. Pop in to the hub leave your name and number or drop us a message.
Local Group Volunteers help to organise meetings and other local activities and events, usually on a monthly basis, for the benefit of our members and supporters.
Tasks are shared among the organising group, and might include identifying and booking venues and guest speakers, welcoming guests, organising hospitality, promoting local activities, chairing meetings, facilitating groups, and promoting membership.
Local groups have multiple benefits:
> providing opportunities for members and supporters to connect and engage in a meaningful way
> getting more people involved and attracting new members
> bringing together different skills and new ideas
> working on a common cause or area of interest
> promoting greater understanding and awareness of humanism
> supporting Humanist Society Scotland campaigns
Are you a humanist? Take our quiz and find out: https://www.humanism.scot/are-you-a-humanist/
Roles within the local group may be shared out informally or specific roles assigned.
Contact Lara, our Community Engagement Manager for a no obligation chat, and explore what volunteering might look like for you, and how you can support our work.
Being the local face of the RSPB, you will help us develop our fundraising capacity by placing and maintaining pin badge boxes in your chosen area. All the funds you’ll raise will help give nature a home in Scotland!
· Approaching various sites in your local area and ask them to support the RSPB by hosting a pin badge box in their premises.
· Collecting the donations from your boxes and bank them, once every 4-6 weeks.
· Topping up your boxes with extra pin badges, where necessary.
· Ensuring that pin badge boxes are in a good condition, replace where necessary.
· Using ROBINS, our user-friendly online platform, to record your banked donations.
· No knowledge of birds or wildlife is required - some good communication skills and an ability to liaise with your local community links are more important for this role.
· Numeracy, record-keeping skills and the ability to handle cash efficiently and accurately.
· Basic computer literacy.
· An ability to use your own initiative.
What's in it for you
· An opportunity to develop various skills and boost your CV, such as fundraising, communication, public relations and marketing.
· Full training and support throughout your volunteering.
· Highly flexible role, working around your schedule – to suit your lifestyle.
· Make additional community links and meet new people in your local area.
· Volunteering expenses will be reimbursed.
· Be part of something big – a vast movement working together to help save nature.
The volunteer will maintain the grounds at the centre with weeding, planting and harvesting veg in the planters, watering plants and other general garden maintenance. Our lead Garden Volunteer will give tasks to be completed each week. Volunteer times are flexible throughout the week Mon-Fri 9am-4pm.
To coordinate the work of approx 80 individuals we have on our database. Signing-up new volunteers, arranging drop-in sessions. Arranging events and workshops. Administrating volunteers. Health & Safety. Considerable knowledge of planting, plant-lore, growing, harvesting.
Victoria Gardens is a new exciting urban growing/social space located on the edge of Balgay Park. We have exciting plans for the space including a community kitchen and picnic benches.
Now we are looking for volunteers to help us to build a pond, club house, mud kitchen, and sow seeds.
The Garden is open we open Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10 to 3 pm in winter time and in spring / summer it will be open 5 days a week 10am to 4pm.
Are you interested in wildlife and would you like to get involved in practical work on our Culbin Sands reserve? We are looking for new volunteers to get involved and help us manage our remote and fascinating Culbin Sands reserve. We rely on the hard work and dedication of volunteers to keep the habitats on this reserve in fine condition. To do this, we are running work groups, usually once or twice a week between August and April. This role is suitable for under 18’s.
We will carry out habitat management tasks during these work groups, which will include the removal of scrub and small trees with hand tools and burning brash on bonfires. We are looking for volunteers to help out with these management tasks by joining our dedicated team of volunteers. Work groups take place between Monday and Saturday. It is not possible to run work groups on regular days of the week as access to Culbin Sands is dependent on the timing of tides, so planned work group dates are released every few weeks. The tasks are running as part of our LIFE 100% for Nature Project, which aims to improve the condition of sand dune and vegetated shingle habitats on the reserve, to benefit a range of rare and threatened species.
In this role you'll learn about the management and ecology of this important reserve while developing new skills in habitat management or just enjoying this remote and wild reserve. While in the role, appropriate training and support will be provided for all tasks. Through this role you will be making an important contribution to the management of this reserve.
We are looking for volunteers who are enthusiastic, flexible and can get on well with a range of people. If you have an interest in conservation it will be helpful, but not essential. No specialist skills are required however, you will need to be able to use hand tools (bowsaws, loppers) for cutting vegetation and you will need to be able to withstand 4-6 hours of working (at your own pace) on a remote site in sometimes poor weather conditions. You will need to be able to move over steep, boggy and sandy ground and be able to step over or use a narrow plank to cross a tidal creek to access the site. You will need to be comfortable to occasionally work around loud machinery and to follow safety instructions. Due to the remoteness of the reserve, there are no indoor toilet facilities at this reserve. You will need to make sure you have an up-to-date tetanus injection. As the reserve is remote, you will need your own transport to get to the reserve. The reserve is not served by public transport.
Volunteers will need to provide their own food, drink and outdoor clothing, including wellies. The RSPB will provide appropriate Personal Protective Equipment relevant to the tasks, such as work gloves and protective glasses. We recommend that new volunteers attend a trial volunteer session, to ensure that the role is suitable for them.