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 [email protected]
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
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.