Volunteers are essential to the sustainability of Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust activities. Volunteers make our research work possible, contribute to key education projects and help run our Visitor Centre on Tobermory's Main Street. At HWDT we value the skills and time given by volunteers and understand that their enthusiasm and dedication contributes greatly to what we achieve.
Volunteers come from all walks of life, each bringing an invaluable range of skills, knowledge and experience which greatly benefits the Trust. We have hosted volunteers from many countries and welcome volunteers of different ages. We also benefit greatly from the help of volunteers from our local community who have contributed many hours and expertise over the years.
To volunteer you don’t have to be a marine or cetacean expert, our projects include thorough training. However, some of our projects do require specific skills, so please read the relevant project information carefully before applying and be realistic about your suitability.
What volunteers learn and gain is as varied as their backgrounds. For example, onboard Silurian, volunteers get full training in scientific research techniques, and benefit greatly from having marine science and sailing experts constantly on hand. Volunteers have the opportunity to see an amazing variety of wildlife in its natural habitat, visit remote and beautiful places, and get to know and work closely with a small team of like-minded people.
Join us abroad in 2016!
Our 2016 land-based traineeship provides a fantastic opportunity for passionate, outgoing individuals to join our team based in the colourful and picturesque harbour town of Tobermory, on the Isle of Mull; where we have our office, Visitor Centre and the mooring for our research vessel Silurian. We have opportunities for both those interested in cetacean research and education.
How to apply
Surveys scheduled: 1st-7th & 26th July-1st August 2016. Berths cost £950pp.
For more information, contact Morven at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Driver's licence required
Renfrewshire carers Centre Young Carers Project provides information advice and support to young carers up to the age of 18 who are looking after a family member who is affected by disability, mental ill health or HIV/AIDS.
A big part of this work is to give them some time out from caring and the chance to be a child again without all the responsibility that caring gives.
To do this, they presently offer group sessions for young carers 4 evenings a week. As it is not always easy for them to bring and collect the young people the centre due to either having a disability themselves or having the care of a disabled child, we transport the young people to and from the activity.
To do this, this project has acquired the use of a minibus but now we urgently need drivers who would be able to help provide this service.
If you could spare 2-3 hours in an evening between 6pm and 9pm then thi may be the ideal role for you.
If you wish to volunteer, please contact Karen Miller 0141 887 7707 or email@example.com
React Basketball is frequently looking to expand its volunteer network with new and exciting roles! Volunteering with React Basketball is a great way to gain voluntary hours that count towards Nationally Recognised Awards, signed by the First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon!
Whether it be from coaching our awesome players to volunteering at big events, you are sure to find a position here at React Basketball! Please click the button below to see the current available positions:
Volunteer Role: Evaluation Research Volunteer
Length of Placement: Permanent on-going basis
Volunteering hours: Min 1 day per month - flexible hours
Responsible to: Florence Edmond, Evaluation Co-ordinator
Purpose of role
Glasgow Science Centre is one of Scotland's must-see visitor attractions. Our mission is to promote science and technology through thought provoking, fun and exciting experiences that inspire all to explore and understand the world around them. Our volunteer roles have been designed to support our mission and the purpose of this role is to take part in evaluation activities and projects and assist in carrying out visitor studies.
This is an exciting time to become an Evaluation Research Volunteer at GSC with a number of new and interesting evaluation projects coming up including: Destination Space and the evaluation of the new Space Zone; Bodyworks on Floor 3; Powering the Future (new exhibit opening on 10th December 2015); My World of Work Live! programmes with school and general public; and visitors tracking throughout GSC.
Main volunteer duties will include:
- To carry out 1;1 interviews with visitors for specific pieces of research
- To assist in obtaining and recording visitor contact details
- To carry out observations of GSC's exhibits, visitors' footfall and visitors' interactions with exhibits
- To assist in recording and analysing data using Excel or another platform
- To carry out relevant desk research and summarise the information for wider reports
- To carry out other admin jobs as requested (e.g. photocopying forms)
- To participate in training as required to effectively and efficiently carrying out your role
- To work within the standards of the Glasgow Science Centre's health and safety policy
- To carry out other reasonable duties/tasks as required to help achieve the mission of Glasgow Science Centre
Qualifications, Experience and Skills
-Experience of dealing with the public, community and school children
- Confident and with excellent communicaton and interpersonal skills
- Good organisational skills and time management
- Experience of data collection
- Basic IT skills including use of Microsoft Office Packages (Excel, Word etc.)
- A genuine enthusiasm for science and technology
- Able to work as part of a team
- People oriented
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Flexible working hours
- Dependable and able to use their own initiative
- Able to make decisions
- Willingness to learn
- Well presented with smart appearance
All new volunteers will be required to attend x3 group training/induction sessions initially that will take place on a Saturday afternoon within the first month of being appointed.
How to apply
You must fill out an application form and send it with your CV to the Glasgow Science Centre. Download and print the forms below. You can also forward completed forms and your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org