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The Aberdeen City Council Ranger Service is expanding its highly successful volunteer ranger programme. We are recruiting committed and enthusiastic individuals to assist the Ranger Service at a variety of sites around the city. The work involved is varied and, where possible, tailored to the volunteer's interests. This would be a perfect opportunity for people wanting to develop their CV, to get out and learn more about the landscape, wildlife of local area or even just wanting to get out and enjoy some practical work in an interesting setting. We do ask that where possible volunteers commit to joining as many work days as they can, these will normally run once or twice a week through the year and will allow us to help you develop your skills and explore your interests. However if you only want to work in your local area, or if you are only interested in certain volunteer tasks, we are happy to only contact you when a relevant opportunity arises. We are also happy for people to join one of our sessions on a “taster” basis before committing long term. If you are interested in using this opportunity towards a John Muir Award, Duke of Edinburgh Award, Saltire Award or any other qualification please just let us know and we can see what we can do to help. Young people aged under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. We are a recipient of the Volunteer Friendly Award national quality standard - all volunteers are therefore guaranteed an extremely good welcome and experience volunteering with us.
For an informal chat and further details please contact: Duncan McNeill (Countryside Ranger) at Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / Tel: 01224 326429.
Garthdee Field Allotments Association is a community of allotment holders. You will find us at the junction of Garthdee Road and Pitfodells Station Road. We have over 100 plots on the site, in 3 sizes – full, half and micro. Plotters are members of our association and together we seek to:
-To encourage the use of green and sustainable gardening methods;
-To share good practice and gardening expertise;
-To spread the benefits of plot working and green gardening into the wider community.
We are looking for volunteers to help with our activities on our individual plots, on the Primary School Plot we host, on our raised beds, in the Community Orchard and across the site generally.
A great opportunity to volunteer supporting the allotments and outdoors. All help is greatly appreciated. For more details please contact:
E Mail: email@example.com
Tel: 01224 966952
More details are also available on our website at: www.garthdeeallotments.org
We are on the look-out for budding gardeners to help transform our Sensory Garden and outdoor space at the Aberdeen Science Centre.
An ideal opportunity for those who are interested in gardening; those who enjoy the outdoors; or want to be a bit more active, helping in the local community and supporting a local charity create an inspiring outdoor space and sensory garden for visitors.
We are flexible with times and working days, as long as you are keen to get stuck-in, we want to hear from you!
Please contact us at email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Further information is also available on our website at https://aberdeensciencecentre.org/garden-volunteer/
Aberdeen Multicultural Centre (AMC) is an outcome driven, user led charity, committed to making a positive impact on the lives of wider communities in Aberdeen. AMC encourages co-operation and integration amongst diverse community groups. AMC’s vibrant aims are to support communities from social, economic, welfare & environmental perspectives. AMC has run Climate Change projects for the last five years aimed at awareness raising and changing behaviours in relation to home energy efficiency, active travel, food waste, recycling and home gardening amongst diverse communities in Aberdeen. AMC has become cultural hub of communities in Aberdeen. AMC has been organising different cultural events such as International Mother Language Day, Aberdeen Mela- One World Day, Multicultural Burns Night etc. AMC also involved in different sports & physical activities such as Multicultural Football Festival, Multicultural Bike Rally, Wellbeing & Mindfulness Meditation Sessions, Relaxation & Chair base exercises for BAME older people etc.
We are seeking volunteers to help us with grant proposal writing support to expand our reach and services even further.
A fantastic and exciting opportunity to assist in the continued successful development of Aberdeen Multicultural Centre and make a real difference for people and communities. All help is greatly appreciated.
For further information please contact Ahashan Habib, Centre Manager at E Mail: email@example.com or tel. 01224 561992.
TCV and EPIC (Enabling Projects In Clackmannanshire) are looking for volunteers to work with them and help improve the green spaces and green networks of Clackmannanshire.
Their work takes volunteers all across Clackmannanshire with sites ranging from the Ochil Glens to high level paths, across community projects around the Hillfoot towns and to areas along the River Devon.
Their work includes:
• Wildflower Seed and Bulb Planting
• Tree and Plug Planting
• Path building
• Scrub clearance
• Removing Invasive Plant Species
• Fence building
• Pond building
• Creating Habitats for Wildlife
• Drystone Walling and much more
Volunteering with TCV is a great way to: get outdoors, learn new skills, meet new people and make a real difference.
The activities run each Tuesday and Thursday, from 10.30am to 2.30pm. Due to COVID restrictions, they cannot provide travel/pick-ups at the moment.
Absolutely no prior knowledge, work experience or skills are necessary.
All groups are run by an experienced leader who will give you training in the activities they do, the reasons why they do them and the tools used. All equipment, tools and gloves are supplied. Please wear sturdy footwear and clothes you don’t mind getting a bit dirty. Please bring along a packed lunch and any water or juice you would like.
We meet usually once a month for about 2 hrs (7pm- 9pm) usually the 3rd Thursday of the month. We can offer a small payment to cover expenses. Some examples of our involvement are monthly meetings involving locally elected councillors, police and guest speakers. We regularly review local planning applications, local news/ concerns and organise community events such as beach cleans, seasonal town decorations/ events such as the summer bunting and Christmas Lights display/ switch on. We also support to facilitate local projects and collaborating with organisations to distribute community funds. There is opportunity to become involved in such a wide variety of projects/ groups dependant on your availability of time.
Tayside Re-users regularly receives donations of bicycles. Some require repair before they are ready for resale in our shop. We have a dedicated repair area and this has repair equipment and supplies of spare parts. This opportunity would suit someone who has a passion for bikes, experience of bike repairs and able to carry out basic repairs to bikes to give them a new lease of life.
Tayside Re-Users try their best to avoid ditching furniture in landfill. Some of the household goods we receive require upholstering to make them suitable for resale in our shop. We have a dedicated area for upholstery but the ideal volunteer would be looking to develop their existing upholstery skills.
Tayside Re-Users believes that it is important to challenge the ideals of our ‘throw-away’ society by showing that second-hand goods are just as acceptable as new ones. We are looking for an experienced electrician to help us by testing and repairing appliances before they are re-sold to the community.
As an environmental charity, we aim to keep as much as we can out of landfill. One of our main areas of work is recycling electrical goods. This involves recording incoming goods, cleaning and repair and PAT Testing. This role would suit someone who is familiar with the workings of white goods and able to carry out repairs. If you are interested in a diverse role which can help the community, this one is for you!