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If you like getting your hands dirty and love the great Scottish outdoors, whatever the weather, then this could be just the ticket!
Every week, we organise practical work groups to carry out various habitat management and estate work around the RSPB site. We need your help to keep on top of essential reserve management and one-off tasks across a variety of beautiful habitats.
Typical tasks include fencing repairs, scrub removal, vegetation management, invasive species removal, ditch clearing and lots more!
All tasks are vital for conservation of important wildlife and habitats - you would be directly contributing to the protection of our countryside - and for retaining good access to, and around the site.
An opportunity to help with habitat management, become part of a small, friendly team and learn about the running of the site, plus be involved with one of the RSPB's most exciting sites. You'll get a chance to enjoy the place, learn more about our plans and really get your hands dirty! You'll also pick up or be able to share skills and techniques.
This is an excellent chance to make a genuine contribution to wildlife conservation. You will gain a valuable insight into the workings of Europe's largest conservation charity.
We are keen to create a community garden space and are looking for people interested in gardening, willing to learn or to teach. Want to be part of a social group, have fun and not afraid of having your hands dirty? This is an opportunity for you then!
Things you would do:
*Planting flowers, plants, vegetables, trees.
*Making areas with bird houses, feeding trays
*Keeping the place tidy.
*Putting nice ornaments in place.
*Sourcing benches for people to sit and relax
*Watering the plants
*Coming up with ideas to make the place look nice
*Hanging baskets around the centre
*Making our grounds look nice, tidy, colourful
People would meet on Tuesday, but feel free to come any day as the garden will require attention everyday.
This is a great opportunity to learn/teach how to garden, spend time outside, meet new people.
All volunteers are greatly appreciated and provided with excellent support. Please contact us to find out how you can help, join our fantastic team of volunteers and make a real difference in the community: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / Tel: 01224 325191 / Website: http://www.inchgarth.org/
Help look after the Water of Leith. Volunteers carry out practical conservation tasks along the river and walkway in conjunction with City of Edinburgh Council Natural Heritage Service. This could be a river clean-up, tree or wildflower planting, meadow cutting, invasive plant control (May-July), vegetation control, footpath maintenance. Children of all ages are welcome if supervised by an adult.
Collydean Community Centre is seeking some can-do volunteers to maintain and develop an area of garden and shrubs at the front of the the centre and an area of fenced-in garden with a raised bed and small greenhouse to the back of the centre. This would require someone who has the physical ability to cut back large bushes, cut grass, and other garden maintenance tasks, along with regular watering over the spring and summer. This opportunity might suit someone who has the time to take pride in keeping the garden and front area looking fabulous. For the right volunteer there is the opportunity to go on to lead a gardening group if this is of interest, however there would be no expectation of this
We have places for 15 young people on a woodland and craft based project to improve Bowling harbour. Volunteers will be trained in looking after woodland and green woodworking. There will then be the opportunity to help Green Aspirations Staff train others. The project is designed to inspire volunteers to connect with nature, gain employability skills and try green woodworking
To assist the Rangers in conserving, enhancing and promoting the appropriate use and enjoyment of the area.
Duties include habitat improvement and restoration, Removal of invasive and non-native species, Practical maintenance on fences, signposts, gates and paths and opportunities to be involved in species surveying and recording.
This is a rewarding opportunity for someone who enjoys working outdoors on a variety of tasks.
The Allotment Market Stall provides good-quality, well-priced, locally grown fruit and vegetables and reduces waste. We have opportunities this season for volunteers to be a part of running our veg stall in the parks (Duthie Park and Seaton Park).
Main tasks involve:
*Sell fruit and vegetables to the public
*Help record amounts sold
*Help promote The Allotment Market Stall and its values of growing and eating good stuff
Full training will be given. Volunteers will be accompanied and supported at all times.
This is a great opportunity to:
*Make a difference in your city and the environment
*Be a part of a community of growers
*Meet people and grow in confidence
For more details please contact Greg Welsh at email: email@example.com or tel.: 07583 758494.
As a volunteer-led project, volunteers are integral to the ethos, development and maintenance of the therapeutic garden. Garden mentors provide support and encouragement to our garden volunteers who require extra assistance. Attending on a weekly basis, mentors provide support to the session leader; they participate in general gardening duties, working alongside those who may require support due to disability, illness or rehabilitation.
We do not expect new volunteers to be an expert, or even to have any previous gardening experience. What is most important is a kind and friendly manner and a wish to help support others enjoy the therapeutic benefits of gardening.
What do our volunteers enjoy?
“Getting healthy, keeping fit, meeting nice people!”
“Gaining confidence and working as a team. Very encouraging and enjoyable”
“Learning new skills, a feeling of wellbeing from fellow volunteers and staff… Being part of a beautiful garden!”
Join our team of Volunteer Project Leaders and deliver our Day and Residential Projects, centred around conservation tasks and environmental activities. You will be working with 14 – 25 year olds who are participating with the Green Team to work towards either their volunteering or skills section of their Duke of Edinburgh Award and or their John Muir Award. Most projects are around the Edinburgh & Lothians area. Ratios are based on a minimum of 4 project leaders for 13 participants.
Traprain Sheep Minders are needed to check up on the flock of sheep brought in for conservation grazing at Traprain Law, 5 miles east of Haddington. We need you to count all the sheep from a distance to make sure they are all present and check they appear in good health.
Looking after sheep in this way is known as 'lookering' and those who do it 'lookers', so if you've ever thought of yourself as a bit of a looker, now's your chance to show it!