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Volunteers of the Forth Valley Sensory Centre garden will be required to:
-help to grow plants in the garden
-support FVSC users to get involved in growing in the garden
-help to maintain the garden so it is a nice place for people to use
-help to ensure the garden is a sensory place for everyone to use
-engage with other volunteers and FVSC users to ensure everything is looked after
The overall objective of FVSC is to help people with a sensory impairment to lead as independent a life as possible.
We are looking for volunteers with some gardening experience, who are reliable with good people skills. You will need to be patient and calm, with a positive attitude to people with a sensory impairment. You will be able to work with minimal supervision and be physically fit.
Last updated 10 hours ago
Through the support of the Big Lottery Fund's Community Spaces Programme, Hillhead Housing Association reclaimed 2 disused plots of ground and developed them into community growing and recreational spaces within the neighbourhood of Hillhead, Kirkintilloch. The Project provides 11 raised beds, a large polytunnel and an orchard as well as seating areas and a range of high nectar trees and climbing plants to attract native life and improve biodiversity. The project is intended to benefit the whole community by improving the environment of Hillhead and by promoting increased community involvement and providing activities which will reduce isolation. They are looking for volunteers to grow their own fruit and vegetables and help maintain the garden.
Last updated 16 hours ago
We require someone interested in Sports Coaching to the Primary 1 to Primary 3 where they would be coaching a range of sports and games , the volunteer would be expected to assist the coaching staff to plan and coach each of the sports that the children are participating in, tasks include setting up the coaching sessions and once finished returning the equipment to its rightful place, each volunteer will be supported by the staff with the possibility of further training to develop leadership and coaching abilities.
Last updated 5 days ago
Sported is seeking professionals with expertise in business and strategic planning, finance, marketing and PR, fundraising, governance and impact measurement to support our growing membership of community sport and youth groups. Our volunteers are carefully matched with a Sported member club within their locality, who they then support on a one-to-one basis, typically for a period of between three to six months.
Through the power of sport our members are transforming the lives of the most disadvantaged young people in the UK. Volunteer with Sported, meet the inspirational heroes of grassroots sport and leave a lasting legacy in your community.
Last updated 5 days ago
A great opportunity to join a group of parents/leaders who aim to make the programme as wide and varied as possible for youth membership. As well as being rewarding and fun, it is a very social and friendly team with training and experience that can support skills for life.
Join a group of busy leaders who volunteer in a job-share capacity to ensure we provide a full Scout programme for our membership. You will be one of a team of adult and young adult leaders who design and deliver a programme built on the Scout badge scheme but focused on the outdoors.
Using our excellent facility in Torwood as a base, and with multiple camps and activities going on, we welcome any leaders/helpers who can give their time to our programme. From occasional helper to someone who enjoys admin to dedicated leader, or even just someone wishing to support events, we have space for all.
Full training and background checks will be required to ensure the best fit for the role, and opportunities exist across all age groups.
Last updated 5 days ago
Support our exciting community Compass Project and help to transform the naturally-beautiful and historic 4.1 acre former Waldorf School site into a centre demonstrating practical solutions for healthy, sustainable lifestyles.
The project has something for everyone including opportunities to find out and participate in:
• sustainable building practices with conservation of the listed main building & sensitive repurposing of the others – dry-stone wall restoration, stripping back damaged plasterboard ready for refurbishment, sorting building materials and items for re-purposing and upcycling.
• an integrated, creative health & education approach, supported by the natural & built environment – we offer opportunities for volunteers from secondary schools to participate in appropriate outdoor projects onsite.
• sustainable social enterprise projects serving the local community and involving those with learning disabilities – experience circular economy in practice as we start to outlet local organic produce and plants onsite on a donation basis.
• organic/biodynamic land use with nutritious food production, no-dig demonstration allotments, composting, beehives, wild flower meadow and woodland – keen gardeners are always welcome to come and help create a no-dig system from scratch so you never have to weed again! Experienced chain-saw operators can help manage our woodland.
• repair, reuse & recycle practices minimising waste and encouraging sustainability – furniture and other items for upcycling.
-Compass needs you!
We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who are willing to lend a hand with whatever needs doing. We hold regular Saturday volunteer days where you can enjoy meeting like-minded people working together to make a visible difference to our site after each session. Volunteers tell us it is very satisfying to see how much of a difference their work can make.
Volunteers with specialised skills such as joiners, plumbers and DIY-enthusiasts will be especially welcome as we enter the next phase of our project to strip out the existing buildings ready for refurbishment.
‘Being out in the fresh air with others, seeing changes happening and feeling like I was part of a bigger process. I have also enjoyed meeting others who are enthused about the project. Sense of community, healthy activities. Very friendly co-ordinator and other helpers so feeling of welcome is lovely. I also value the fact that I only manage a couple of hours but this is still appreciated and I don't feel guilty when I feel like my body needs to stop! Beautiful grounds to work in’. – Compass volunteer
‘Such a great sense of satisfaction and wellbeing experienced at the end of 2 hours of hard physical work. This has sparked off an interest in gardening and growing plants at home. And also enjoyed being part of a community and meeting new people each time I come along who are equally enthusiastic about this project’. – Compass volunteer
Everyone is welcome at Compass and we look forward to working with you onsite! You can find out more on our website: www.camphillwellbeing.org.uk/compass or email: email@example.com for further details on volunteering with this exciting project.
Last updated 5 days ago
Volunteer to help existing Active school activities in the Thurso West Caithness Area. This opportunity opperates after school hours or at weekends [or during lunch hours] The Coordinator will be delighted to talk to anyone wanting more information about this opportunity working with young people.
Last updated 6 days ago
A fantastic opportunity to join our exciting lock keeping project and experience the 'canal magic' for yourself. As a member of our enthusiastic team of volunteers you will be working in the unique setting of the Forth and Clyde Canal and around famous landmarks such as the Falkirk Wheel and The Kelpies.
Working with our volunteer lock keeping team based at Lock 16 in Camelon, the role will involve assisting with boat movements on the Forth and Clyde Canal between Lock 3 at the Kelpies and Lock 20 near Banknock. Re-Union assists with every boat movement between these locks 7 days per week during the lock keeping season, so there is ample opportunity to get involved. Volunteers can use their own bicycles to travel between the locks, and Re-Union also provides bicycles for volunteers to use whilst on lock keeping duty. The required tools, life jackets and hi-vis clothing will also be provided.
Last updated 7 days ago
Braveheart are currently recruiting volunteer walk leaders in the Falkirk area. They are looking for people over the age of 18 who are reasonably fit, like walking and enjoy meeting people. If you have a few spare hours per week and would like to encourage and support other people in walking their way to good health on our Braveheart walks, please get in touch.
Last updated 8 days ago
Help others to become healthier and happier by leading our health walks. The walks are free, short and gentle, making it easier for people to become more active. Apart from taking people on a walk, walk leaders will welcome new walkers, give route information (where, how long / how far, hazards), encourage some social activity and deal with a bit of paperwork. Optional activities are assisting with promoting the walks and planning and risk assessing new routes. It is up to individual volunteers to decide how much they want to commit, but to ensure some continuity we would ask that you consider your availability for leading walks before doing the health walk leader training day.
Last updated 8 days ago