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Projects across the Trellis network are often looking for volunteers.
If you have some time and skills to share with others please have a look at the volunteering opportunities listed below or contact gardening projects directly from the online Trellis Directory of Therapeutic Gardening Projects.
If you can't see any projects in your local area, then please email Jenny at the Trellis office who can suggest further therapeutic gardening projects which encourage volunteering.
Trellis are looking for a new board member to join as a Treasurer. For further details please click here . Please email us at the Trellis office in the first instance.
The Institute of Horticulture (IOH) Pilot Horticulture Mentoring Scheme The Institute of Horticulture is currently trying to find two mentors whose experience and skills matches the mentoring needs of two mentees living in Scotland.
1. The first mentee is based in John O'Groats and wants to know more about weeds pests and diseases describes himself as follows "13 years hands on experience of horticulture on highland estates. In 2006 became head gardener at Ackergill Tower responsible for all aspects of gardens and grounds on a 30 acre estate.
2. The second is currently working for the Scottish National Trust as Grade 9 Gardener and “Hopes to progress within the Trust but ultimately wishes to create own garden and open it to the public.
Mentors will be required to give 32 hours towards the mentoring of an individual. Not all of these hours are required to be contact time with the mentee, some may be used by the mentor for research etc. The mentoring will take place between November 2010 and March/April 2011. The time given by mentors will be on a voluntary basis and travel expenses will be paid. Mentors will also be required to keep records of the time spent mentoring and to take part in the evaluation of the pilot. At the end of the Pilot, when the hours have been completed, mentors will be awarded a certificate for their contribution, which will count towards their own CPD. The certificates will be awarded at the Institute's AGM in September 2011. A training day will be organised in London for both mentors and mentees and a description of the mentor role is attached along with a pro forma which will need to be completed by any volunteers who might be interested.
For further information on mentor Role and further information. If you are interested, please email us at the Trellis Office.
“CSV Make a Difference Day is aiming to create a wave of kindness across Scotland – but we need your help!
Help us promote Make a Difference Day on Saturday 30th October by:
· Encouraging your local partner organisations and their volunteers to think about arranging their own events. They may wish to involve other local contacts/groups in their events.
· Promoting the day among your local contacts and organisations through word of mouth or including information about Make a Difference Day in your newsletters/mailouts etc.
· Contacting local MSPs, MPs or MEPs and inviting them to participate at local events you have helped plan.
· Adding a link on your website to ours at www.csv.org.uk/difference. Not only can projects register online here, but there are also many ideas for the types of projects, events or activities groups might want to consider.
To register an activity, request a handbook or get more information call CSV Make a Difference Day on 0800 284 533, email firstname.lastname@example.org visit www.csv.org.uk/differenceand register online.
New Caledonian Woodlands are looking for volunteers to jointhem on their Woodland Weekend Residential Projects and Tree Planting Days. We are a not for profit organisation and social enterprise that exists to enhance the natural environment, inspire positive environmental behaviour change and improve mental and physical well-being. www.newcaledonianwoodlands.org
Home Energy Volunteers, Alness Transition Town
As a Home Energy Volunteer you will be making a real difference in the community by providing advice and information to people, as well as helping the environment by reducing our impact on climate change. www.transitiontownalness.org.uk/
Landscape Architect : Looking for volunteer landscape architect who could draw up plans for a community garden to a standard that are suitable to go in with a planning application. Interested? Please contact Liz Beard at email@example.com
ARI mentor : ARI (Allotments Regeneration Initiative) are looking for new Volunteer Mentor for Scotland to give advice and support to people regenerating or creating allotments.
Mentors will need to have some experience of running an allotment
site, be able to volunteer a minimum of eight hours per month and be
willing to travel in Scotland.
This voluntary work is of an interesting, varied and interactive
nature - for example visiting an allotment site to advise on
infrastructure improvements, meeting with plotholders who are starting
an allotments association or talking through options with council
officers responsible for allotments.
Mentors have the benefit of an extensive training programme, will be
part of a team of like-minded people and will receive expenses for
both start-up and on-going costs. There is no specific geographic base for this voluntary post, applicants can be based anywhere in Scotland.
For an application form please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information about this volunteer post please contact Deborah Burn, ARI Project Manager, at: email@example.com
Please feel free to pass on this information to anyone who might be
interested. Closing date for completed applications: 31st August 2010.