Greenfingers Project

Do you have a love of gardening and being outdoors? The Greenfingers Project at Claggan Park is looking for general volunteers.

The main requirements are digging soil beds and tidying up around the site. Once the beds are cleared we need people to plant vegetables and flowers and maintain them throughout the growing season. All we really need from you is good stamina and an interest in gardening!

For further information on this opportunity, please contact Dani at Voluntary Action Lochaber on 01397 706044 or by email to volunteering@valochaber.org

Opportunity added 31.10.19

Woodland Trust Scotland recruiting for Ospreycam volunteers

Do you love ospreys and ancient Caledonian pine forest, have reasonable Broadband and have a few hours to spare each week? We are recruiting for Ospreycam researchers to pick the best bits of footage from our nest-cam at Loch Arkaig. These highlights will then be shared on our website and social media. There’s no need to be a raptor or digital editing expert – training will be given. Assuming the birds arrive (fingers crossed they are on their way from Senegal as I type!), this role will run from April to September. Feel free to share with friends and family who may be interested!

To find out more and apply, click here.

 

Friends of Nevis – Work Party Volunteer

Volunteers help on monthly work parties, helping conserve Ben Nevis and Glen Nevis. These include footpath maintenance, tree planting, bracken control, litter picking and rhododendron removal. The work parties normally start at 9:30 am and finish by 4:30 pm. Tools and protective equipment (gloves, safety glasses) are provided as well as hot drinks.

Details can be obtained at www.nevislandscape.co.uk/local/events

For further details, please contact Rory Stewart at info@friendsofnevis.co.uk or 01397 701088

Opportunity confirmed 1.11.19

 

Caol in Bloom – Volunteer Helper

Planting and tidying flower beds.  Occasional litter picking. 10 volunteers required.  Hours are flexible approximately 1-2 hours per week.  No experience necessary, support and training would be ongoing.

Fort further details, please contact Donald Corbett at donaldcorbett@btinternet.com

 

RNLI (The Lifeboats) – Volunteer Store Collector

Our volunteers are on call 365 days a year to answer the call to help those in trouble on the sea and island waters. Can you spare 2 hours of your time to support out life-saving work by helping at a supermarket bag-pack on Sunday 23rd December?

For further details, please contact Anne Scott at Anne_Scott@rnli.org.uk or phone 07917 175459

Opportunity confirmed 1.11.19

Fort William Town Team – General Volunteer

Description of Volunteering Opportunity includes:

Gardening and litter picking

Attending 1 meeting per month

Help with Christmas gathering, organising entertainers and raffle prizes

Commitment required for this Volunteering Opportunity is 2 hours a fortnight.

For further details, please contact Karen Dean at karen@fortwilliamtownteam.co.uk

 

Lochaber Women’s Aid – Handyperson/ General Maintenance

Description: We are looking for someone to help keep our car park area tidy. In the winter, it needs the leaves cleared and, in the summer, some weeding done. Occasionally, we may need some noticeboards put up.

We are only a small team and do not have the time to do it ourselves and unfortunately, due to cuts in funding, our maintenance budget is minimal.

Number of Volunteers Required: 1

Time Commitment Required: Flexible. Weeding perhaps once per quarter.

If interested in this Volunteering Opportunity, please contact Lorraine Revitt at lorraine@lochaberwomensaid.org

 

Friends of Nevis – Tool Shed Day

Description: Come along on Wednesday 12th December 2019 to help clean and service our tools, prepare resources for next season’s work parties and have a general tidy up.

Starts 9:30 am, runs through until 3:00 pm. Volunteers can come for the day or just pop in for an hour or two.

Hot drinks and festive treats will be supplied to keep morale up!

Skills, Attributes & Experience Required: No skills required, just willingness to get stuck in and help. Tasks will be varied so something to suit everyone.

Volunteers should be 18 years old or more.

Time Commitment Required: Come along for the day or just pop in for an hour or two.

Safety briefings will be given where required.

If interested in this Volunteering Opportunity, please contact Rory Stewart at info@friendsofnevis.co.uk  

 

Kinlochleven Community Trust – Outdoor Volunteer

Description: The volunteer will be taking part in the upkeep and maintenance of the core paths around Kinlocheleven and the composting site.

This includes:

  • Keeping the grass beside the paths cut
  • Making sure that any bushes/foilage are not obstructing the paths
  • Clearing the paths of leaves and debris
  • Repairing any paths that have any damage
  • Cutting tree branches that may be obstructing paths
  • Maintaining the composting site

Number of volunteers required: As many as possible

Skills & experience required: The ability to work outside with enthusiasm is essential.

Previous experience in ground maintenance would be beneficial. However, training can be given to the right person.

Working as part of a team.

Time commitment required: The hours will be flexible with what suits the volunteer. However, sometimes events will be organised for time and dates.

Induction & Training Offered: A KCT volunteer form will need to be filled out with references. Chainsaw, health & safety, path maintenance training can be provided if necessary.

If interested, please contact Diana Griffin at admin@kinlochleven.co.uk