Lochaber Foodbank – Volunteer

Lochaber Foodbank is part of a network of local food banks supplying much needed food and support to local people in need. Part of the Trussell Trust, whose aim is to end hunger and poverty in the UK, Lochaber Foodbank relies upon local people in order to provide its vital work within the community.

We are looking to add a volunteer to our team who will:

 – Take inventory of stock coming into the food bank –

 – Rotate stock to ensure that donated food is best used to meet the needs of the community –

–  Make up food parcels to go out to service clients –

 – General help around the store, including cleaning and maintenance –

Opportunity confirmed 27.11.19

West Highland Museum – Museum Volunteer

A volunteer’s role here involves providing a warm welcome and basic information to museum visitors at reception and handling small shop sales.

There are also some light cleaning duties and opening up and closing the museum.

Hours: A half day per week. We are open Monday to Saturday 10 am – 4 pm at the moment and shift times are 9:45 am – 1 pm or 1 pm – 4:15 pm.

We move to our summer opening hours in May, 10 am – 5 pm. Shifts 9:45 am – 1:30 pm or 1:30 pm – 5:15 pm.

There may also be opportunities to help out with some of our office based tasks.

We are especially needing help on Tuesday mornings, Thursday afternoons, Friday mornings, Friday afternoons and Saturdays.

Opportunity confirmed 1.11.19


Lochaber Geopark Association – Volunteer at our Visitor Centre

Welcoming visitors to Lochaber Geopark at our Visitor Centre (55A High Street, Fort William) by manning the information desk and till. You will have a member of the Board or staff member in the office at hand to help you. You will become part of a volunteer team that promotes the geology of the local area, as well as the local area and business, and local crafters.

The Centre is open 10 am – 4 pm Monday to Friday and volunteers usually man the Centre for 3 hours in the morning or afternoon (10 am – 1 pm / 1 pm – 4 pm)

Volunteer Benefits:

  • Free place on our Local Geology Course (March time annually)
  • Volunteer discount on stock in the Visitors Centre (10%)
  • Free Lochaber Geopark Membership
  • Meet new people
  • Supporting local tourism industry
  • Putting something back to the community
  • Without the support of volunteers the Visitors Centre would not function
  • Additional experience to add to a CV
  • Positive pathway to re-employment

Opportunity confirmed 1.11.19


British Heart Foundation

BHF Retail are recruiting volunteers for flexible opportunities across the UK for our Clothing, Books and Music shops, Furniture and Electrical stores and Home and Fashion stores raising funds for valuable research. 

There are lots of benefits to volunteering; you will develop your existing skills, gain new skills and support a cause you care about. Whatever your reason for joining, you can expect to have lots of fun and meet some great people. 

However you choose to volunteer your time helps us to save lives. As one of our volunteers, you will receive a full induction and further training in specific roles. Our volunteers help our fight for every heartbeat and make a big difference in their local communities. 

Join our battle to beat heartbreak forever – visit our Volunteering hub to see how you can make a difference.

For further information on any of these Volunteering Opportunities, please contact [email protected] or [email protected] 

Opportunity confirmed 1.11.19


Nimble Fingers – Vintage Cafe Volunteer

Description: We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to work in our vintage tea room.  The duties can include, Baking, making sandwiches, serving tables and general café work.  If you feel you could contribute in any of these tasks then your help would be appreciated.  We are hoping to do pop up vintage tea parties in the future in the community and expand this social enterprise.

Number of Volunteers Required: 2

Skills & Attributes Required: Some experience in café work would be beneficial, but even just the ability to bake or make sandwiches, or just chat to the customers is all that is needed.  We would offer training

Time Commitment Required: 2-5 hrs every Wednesday