Volunteering Opportunities

Below are some more local volunteering opportunites that may not be in the search feature above:

Volunteer with Lumphanan Heritage Society
Lumphanan Heritage Society aims to encourage the engagement of local people through local history and environmental projects. Bring your fundraising and financial skills to the table and work with us to realise these aims and enhance the opportunities and experiences of local people. Lumphanan Heritage Society (LHS) is a local charity focused on encouraging citizenship and community involvement in aspects of local history and the environment. LHS became a charity in 2015 following a successful effort by the local people to buy and save the church building for the community. Recently, LHS had a major role in developing a ground-breaking augmented reality app to heighten awareness of the important link between MacBeth and the village of Lumphanan. Future plans for LHS are to carry out essential repairs to the church and to develop its role as a hub for the community as well as enhance its potential to generate capital for further community projects. Currently, money is raised by holding local events, however, income will need to increase in order to fund mid and long-term plans. The Fundraiser will have a crucial role in this. If you are interested in getting involved, contact: Pete Goddard at: 



Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland - Can you help people recover their life after stroke
Many people after a stroke feel lonely, isolated and frustrated. Your support will help people regain confidence and overcome their anxieties at what can be a very emotional time in their stroke recovery journey. Your help will help them in different ways: at CHSS they provide Rehabilitation Support Services that are tailored to the needs of the individual whether that is in their own home, in hospital or in the community. Your help will make a huge difference to someone's stroke recovery, helping them to achieve their goals while offering support and recovery. To find out how you can make a difference, contact: Shaheen Salaripour (Rehabilitation Support Coordinator) Email - shaheen.salaripour@chss.org.uk Mobile - 07918 690 648.

Sunday Mail Young Scot Awards 2018 Delivery Panel Opportunity

Young Scot are currently looking for three young volunteers aged between 11-26 to join the Sunday Mail Young Scot Awards Delivery Panel. In this role, the young people will, amongst other things;

  • Work with the wider Delivery Panel of Young Scot and Sunday Mail staff to ensure young people are in mind with all decisions
  • Support the selection of performers and VIPs for the night
  • Plan the look and feel of the night including themes and decoration
  • Support the communications plan for the awards to get the widest audience possible

To find out more, visit: https://young.scot/things-to-do/events/edinburgh/join-the-sunday-mail-young-scot-awards-delivery-panel/. Application deadline: 15th December.

Volunteering with Stella's Voice

Can you spare a morning, afternoon, a day or even more? We need your help at our Peterhead base and Aberdeen shop. There are so many different ways you can help - sorting, pricing, steaming,  shop displays, recycling, cleaning. Can you lift heavier/large items?  Are you a P.A.T. tester? Can you fix bicycles? Are you good at assembling furniture? Learn new skills including customer service and grow in confidence as you work as part of a team. If you're interested or want to find out more, Tel: 0300 3030 2520. Visit the website at: www.stellasvoice.org.uk/volunteer

CHAS at Home Administration Volunteer needed

The aim of this role is to work within the Aberdeen CHAS at Home team to ensure the smooth running of the CHAS at Home service. This includes undertaking a range of administrative tasks such as typing, opening mail and photocopying. The CHAS at Home team works directly with families, providing support and nursing care to children in their homes so we’re looking for friendly, enthusiastic volunteers who will give them a warm welcome.
You should be able to volunteer for one-half day per week (Monday-Friday). The time commitment is flexible and can be agreed with your supervisor and the CHAS at Home Manager. CHAS at Home Office is based at 95 Rosemount Place, Aberdeen. If you’re interested in this role - or keen to find out more please contact valsullivan@chas.org.uk
Tel: 01224 841540.

Bonty Court Aboyne

Bonty Court in Aboyne is sheltered housing. They provide a lunch service to residents 7 days a week 365 days a year. The collection of the lunches from Aboyne hospital and the serving of lunches is done by a team of volunteers. The lunch service takes a total of 45 minutes a day. If you have some spare time and can help out please contact Aileen Longino, AVA Development Officer on 07824 096531 or email Aileen.Longino@avashire.org.uk.

Get Involved With Young Scot

Young Scot supports loads of projects locally and nationally that you can get involved in. Meet new people, expand skills & enhance your CV - NO experience required! The opportunities regularly have great long term opportunities for young people to get involved in projects to have a real say on how national and local services and policy are delivered. These are long term volunteering opportunities specifically for young people. They are open to all young people wherever they live and they want young people from the all four corners of Scotland to take part to ensure the widest possible representation. Young Scot pay travel and expenses so every young person has the opportunity to take part. For more information, visit: http://young.scot/get-involved or contact: Joseph Walton at: JosephW@young.scot

Volunteering with Aberdeenshire Council
Did you know there are a range of volunteering opportunities available with Aberdeenshire Council? Have a look at their website at: http://jobs.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/volunteer-with-us/

Volunteering at Magpie

Our Magpie Charity Shops in Banchory and Inverurie offer a range of volunteering opportunities. If you have a few hours to spare per week, could help uplift or deliver furniture, are good on social media, could help out at the Crow's Nest or in the shops then please call or visit us to find out more. Also if you have a particular interest in upcycling or vintage and antiques and would like to volunteer, we'd love to hear from you. Call Renee Joss on 01330 823800. Visit the Magpie website at: www.magpieshops.org.uk
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/magpieshops/
Twitter: @Magpie_AVA

Volunteer Driver Service - Mobilising Communities
The Volunteer Driver Service requires volunteer car drivers for additional flexibility and support in its service provision.  This is a door-to-door service where the driver collects individuals from their home address and transports them to an agreed location at an agreed time and the returns the client to their home address afterwards. If you are interested in finding out more about this opportunity, contact: Lynda McFarlane; Operations Administrator on: 01771 619191 / 07469 252353 or e-mail: lynda.mcfarlane@dialabus.org.uk.

Quarriers Volunteering
Quarriers Aberdeenshire Carer Service would like to hear from you if you have a few hours to spare here and there, if you feel that you would like to support unpaid carers by befriending in their home or to take them out for a coffee out in their community. Are you a creative person and like to organise some art and craft sessions for Unpaid Carers to attend.  Please get in touch with Tracey Harrison on 01467 538700.

SensationALL - volunteers needed for weekly Monday morning adult group

Have you got a spare hour or two to come along and help out with this vibrant and fun social group for adults with disabilities? Come and make a difference and have fun too!
Contact Sarah on 01224 746699 or sarah@sensationall.org.uk for more information.



You can also search for volunteering opportunities in your area via the Volunteer Scotland website.