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The Camera Obscura and Cafe Obscura are open Saturday, Sunday and Monday, April to October and they need your help in both the Camera and Cafe.
Volunteer roles include greeting visitors and serving in the Cafe, and/or operation of Camera Obscura and guiding visitors through the experience.
Can you commit to 3 hours a week, a fortnight or even a month? Shifts are 10.30am -1.30pm and 1.30 - 4.30pm
Please get in touch or come along and find out what it's all about from volunteers on duty to find out more with no obligation.
It's interesting - It's worthwhile - It's fun and it's for the community.
The successful candidate will take the lead on all day-to-day operational aspects of the museum’s service delivery and act as duty manager. We are trialling a free guided tour model this season to increase engagement with visitors to the town as well as encourage local residents to visit the museum more often. In addition we want to make the changes to meet a wider range of accessibility needs. Tours will be delivered by trained volunteers and we will be using action research to adapt and improve the offer throughout the year.
The seasonality of the post reflects the seasonal opening of the museum to the public from April to October. You will be line managed by the Manager/Curator and work closely with, and be responsible for, the volunteer team.
Key tasks for this position include:
● Supervising the visitor experience and identifying ways to improve it.
● Managing bookings for tours and events on Eventbrite.
● Managing the retail operation including stock management, supplier relationships, leading on developing bespoke product lines, and merchandising.
● Volunteer management and planning volunteer rota.
● Weekly and monthly reporting to compile and monitor operational data.
● Weekly banking and basic financial administration.
● Overseeing cleaning, maintenance and H&S.
● Supporting the development and delivery of both community and fundraising events.
● Directly supporting visitor experience at the height of the season or delivering guided tours if a volunteer is unavailable.
● Act as a keyholder.
● Occasional out of hours working could be required.
● Any other duties commensurate with the role.
The Coastal Communities Museum Trust is tasked with raising funds, establishing exhibition programmes, maintaining community outreach and day-to-day running of the museum. This is achieved with support from volunteers in many roles. The Coastal Communities Museum is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation and is volunteer run with a Board of Trustees.
We reopen on Wednesday 3 April 2024.
Open 11.00am – 4.00pm
Wednesday – Saturday
Wednesday 3 April until Saturday 26 October 2024.
Dunbeath Heritage Trust is situated in the old schoolhouse in Dunbeath and was two walled gardens as well as many other areas in the village owned by the Trust. They are looking for volunteers with an interest in gardening to help maintain and/or develop some of the community spaces. This is an opportunity to help this community organisation while doing something you enjoy. Support and guidance for all volunteers is readily available to help you join the team.
A Young Carer is someone up to the age of 18 who provides unpaid support to a relative, friend or neighbour who due to illness or disability cannot manage to live independently without the carer’s help. Responsibilities may include practical support such as personal care, cooking, housework, or emotional support.
Aberdeen Young Carers are looking for volunteers to spend some quality time with a child or young person between the ages of 5-18 on a regular basis, getting to know them, and building up a positive relationship by being reliable and non-judgemental when listening to them.
A befriender volunteer will support the Young Carer to enjoy activities and experiences within the Aberdeen community to reduce isolation, and promoting self-esteem and confidence.
This is a flexible opportunity and you can commit to meeting with a Young Carer for a few hours on a fortnightly or monthly basis depending on what time you have available. This would take place out with school hours, predominately over evenings or weekends.
To be a befriender volunteer we ask for a minimum time commitment of six months, so that the child or young person benefits from consistent visits and has time to build a professional relationship with the volunteer.
To apply, please visit: https://volunteer.barnardos.org.uk/opportunities/16050-befriender-aberdeen-young-carers-2020-11-24 or contact the Volunteer Coordinator below:
We are looking for volunteers to get involved in every exhibition at the Talbot Rice Gallery as Volunteer Exhibition Assistants. Our team of volunteers are crucial in the success of our exhibitions and provide essential and valued support. All volunteers receive training for their role and support from the Gallery team throughout their time volunteering with us. We offer practical experience of working in a contemporary gallery space, public engagement and the opportunity to meet artists.
For more information, please check our website about this opportunity: https://www.trg.ed.ac.uk/get-involved/opportunities
Assisting the Operations Team to do tasks such as weeding, painting, and mending furniture.
Provide a warm, friendly welcome to all visitors.
Signpost and help visitors to navigate the site.
Answer questions and provide information to visitors on any preservation/maintenance underway.
• To sell and promote retail products in the David Livingstone Birthplace Shop (EPOS).
• To merchandise products.
• Talking to visitors.
• Collecting feedback from visitors.
• To manage and monitor cash transactions.
• To help with the cleaning of the shop (particularly at the end of the day) - e.g. brushing and mopping the floor.
Available from 15/03/2024 to 14/09/2024
RSPB Scotland Loch Lomond is a flagship site for nature conservation and visitor experience in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.
This role will focus on the visitor experience aspects of reserve work and you’ll regularly be in and around the ‘nature hub’, inspiring visitors and growing support for the RSPB. You’ll have the opportunity to write creatively, taking a lead on social media and you’ll help plan, organise and deliver events, such as, Wild Food Foraging, Osprey Watch, Bat Nights, and Goose walks depending on the time of year. Our pond creature dipping area is popular during the summer and is a great place to inspire families about nature.
You'll have the opportunity to learn about habitat management and monitor some of the fantastic wildlife found here.
The reserve covers a range of habitats including grassland, woodland, and bog/fen and supports a vast range of species such as Osprey, Beaver, Redstart, and the Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterfly. During your stay, you will live on the reserve in a stunning location and you will be an integral part of the reserve team.
As well as setting up a personal development plan to ensure you get the most out of your time here, we can provide relevant training in volunteer management, practical skills, wildlife interpretation, visitor experience, social media and health and safety. Previous volunteers have gone on to gain employment in the conservation sector and this is something that we as a team pride ourselves on. Accommodation (including utility bills) in stunning surroundings on the reserve is provided. We will provide the equipment, training and any uniform needed for you to complete the role.
This is a full-time residential volunteering position, however, it can be a four day a week position if the candidate requires a part time job alongside the volunteering placement.
Exact start dates are flexible. Currently recruiting for March/April 2024 start. Commitment: 6 months ideally (3 month minimum).
What you will be doing
Providing an excellent experience to all visitors - welcoming, inspiring and knowledgeable
Working with and encouraging a team of fantastic volunteers
Planning and delivering family nature exploring activities
Taking on the daily 'nature hub' duties helping to keep everything clean, tidy and welcoming
Collecting and recording wildlife data
Collecting and recording visitor data
Writing creatively for the reserve blog and social media including Twitter and Facebook
Helping to promote positive visitor behaviour across the reserve to protect the wildlife found here
What’s in it for you
Develop essential skills for a future job in conservation
Be an integral part of a small reserve team
Accommodation on site, providing a truly immersive volunteering experience
You will have the opportunity to work and live in a beautiful wildlife-rich setting, located within the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Nature Reserve.
Resonate Together is a local charity which has been running for over 13 years. Resonate run various groups dependant on the skills individuals bring, from various art groups to chess club & gardening. They also provide meeting rooms for outside organisations.
They have grown not only in size, resulting in a larger premises, but also their model of working. Many who come to Resonate Together start by saying they do not have any skills. This can be for so many reasons, and one of the core challenges being personal confidence. Over the last decade, they have listened, learned and experienced the incredible development of so many people - they know that ‘skills’ can be learned and we know that every individual that comes to Resonate Together has inner qualities that will benefit our community.
Resonate Together's Customer Service Volunteer role includes meeting members, new and old. Based at the Coffee & Tea area you would not only be welcoming members but inviting them to have a cuppa, and quite often in Resonate, a piece of cake! This gives you a chance to get to know the members in a relaxed informal setting. 1-1 support & training is provided. Minimum of 3 hours per week. Wednesday and/or Thursday Morning & Afternoon. They are expanding into Friday, & Saturday sessions too.
As the Customer Service Volunteer, you may be the first person new members meet as they come through the door. They would therefore like you to be welcoming, friendly, and positive. As Resonate welcomes people from all walks of life discrimination is not tolerated. Good listening skills are a must, as well as of course, knowing your way round a kettle!
As with any member of Resonate we welcome adults from all walks of life, as long as you have the skills and/or the experience (through work, volunteering or life) to take on the role. References will be taken. During your time with Resonate you may be interested in taking on a role requiring a PVG. Please do not hesitate to ask for further information on police checks.