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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/
We have 4 local groups based in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Tayside and Grampian. Volunteers can join these groups and carry out tasks such as drystane dyking, footpath construction, woodland management and fencing, and to receive training in these.
The Fleet valley volunteers extend a warm welcome to all new volunteers.
We work every Wednesday morning on projects in the Gatehouse area. This includes looking after the Town Hall garden, maintaining local core paths and paths in Cally woods, beach cleaning, as well as work with other bodies such as the Galloway Fisheries Trust, Scottish Wildlife Trust, Scottish Natural Heritage and Cally Gardens. These opportunities are enjoyable and rewarding.
In a nut shell, we are looking for volunteers who can provide a great visitor experience here on the reserve and who love nature as much as we do to join our team!!
We’d like you to help us improve our face to face engagement with visitors, making their experience as informative and enjoyable as possible. The role offers a range of tasks but we especially want individuals who can help us in the visitor centre, to meet and greet people of all ages and introduce them to the site.
Litter picking the towpaths and the water. Vegetation Control to widen the towpaths. Garden Maintenance at Calder Crescent. Painting the canal metal fencing surrounding locks & canal furniture metal and wooden. Graffiti removal from walls and bridges. These are some of the ways you will be able to help to ensure our beautiful canal side continues to flourish.
What does Scottish War Blinded do?
Scottish War Blinded provides free support to veterans living with significant sight loss across Scotland, and are here to help all veterans regain independence after sight loss.
What team will you be supporting and what do they do?
The team at Hawkhead are enthusiastic and motivated and aim to provide a quality service to the members of Scottish War Blinded. The Centre provides activities and equipment for veterans with a vision impairment helping to tackle social isolation and promote independence.
Volunteering at the Hawkhead Centre will directly enhance the range of activities and support that we can provide to our members.
Tasks and Responsibilities
1. To plan our gardening activity with our members, to maximise the use of our potting shed and the potential for the development of an allotment
2. To ensure that gardening progress and activities are communicated to all members participating.
3. To enable the service to run a productive and enjoyable gardening activity at the Hawkhead Centre with clearly defined objectives agreed with the members
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 looking for people who would be involved in a group that would do a weekly litter pick at the Forth and Clyde Canal near Linnvale and Whitecrook in Clydebank.
We do a weekly litter pick at the side of the canal in Clydebank, separating the material so that we can recycle as much as possible and make the area a safe and clean place that the local community can use.
Eadha is one of Scotland's leading Aspen conservation charities. Aspen is a rare native tree but one which is potentially very useful and productive. Aspen rarely sets seed so propagating it is challenging. We survey the remote areas of the country to find surviving trees from which we then extract root cuttings for propagation. We then use a specialised lab to generate planting stock using tissue culture methods. They supply us with small plants which we pot up and grow on in our nursery. Aspen supports a more wildlife than any other tree and we develop woodland projects into which it can be planted. It is also fast growing and can be grown for timber and biomass energy.
We are looking for volunteers to help us in our nursery within Lochwinnoch Community Garden to pot on the aspen trees. It is a beautiful and peaceful place to work, to learn new skills and help to conserve this important tree. Volunteers will get the opportunity to create their own aspen bonsai tree to take home with them.
When you visit a new place, you always remember when you've met an amazing, helpful and friendly person. That's what we need you to be. We want people coming onto our reserve to be met with a smile
You will actively provide a warm welcome for all visitors, thank members for their support and ensure that visitors needs are understood and met to the best of our ability. You will get to assist with guided walks, wildlife activities and inspire visitors about wildlife and the work we're doing at RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond.
RSPB membership really is the lifeblood of the Society and underpins every single thing we do. It helps us fund nature conservation work here and across the UK - not only the ongoing land management of our reserves but also by creating and enhancing magnificent wild spaces for nature and people to enjoy. It is therefore important that you can inspire people about the work we do and warm them up to the idea of membership.
This role will suit someone who loves to meet and talk to visitors and who would gain satisfaction from passing on their passion about wildlife. It's also a great opportunity to work at a unique location learning more about nature, birds and wildlife whilst making a real difference to the work of the RSPB.