Volunteering Opportunities

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

Lead Scotland is looking for volunteers

Lead Scotland is looking for volunteers across Aberdeenshire. Our team of volunteers empower disabled people and carers to access education by offering one to one tutoring and support to our learners. We pay out of pocket expenses and offer great training. If you or someone you know would like to volunteer please call Barbara on 07768917248 or email: btaylor@lead.org.uk Thank you.

Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire Network - Crohn’s and Colitis UK - volunteers needed

The network are a well-established, active team of volunteers, of mixed ages, that meet up informally every couple of months in Queens Road – Aberdeen. They provide information from Crohn’s and Colitis UK to people affected by IBD and bring people together locally. The group are looking for volunteers to bring fresh ideas and make a difference to anyone affected by Inflammatory Bowel  Disease (IBD), such as patients, their families and friends. They’re looking for people who can join a team and give approximately 3 hours per week (12 hours per month), usually on weekday evenings and weekends - the role is really flexible, even if you can’t quite manage the three hours per week as there are no set days or times, so you can organise your involvement around other commitments you may have. To make a real impact, they advise a long-term commitment of volunteering for at least twelve months, but this is not obligatory. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please contact volunteering@crohnsandcolitis.org.uk for further information. 

Legion Scotland - Veterans Community Support Volunteer needed

Volunteers are essential to Legion Scotland’s ability to support veterans in the community.  They are currently recruiting volunteers to deliver the new ‘Veterans Community Support Service’. Trained and supported volunteers will be ‘matched’ with Armed Forces veterans and then provide a befriending relationship in the community – this could take the form of a regular social visit to relieve isolation and loneliness, or else to provide assistance with more specific issues at other times – training and support are provided and volunteers will be PVG checked prior to contact with clients. There are volunteering opportunities throughout Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Moray & Banffshire. For more information, contact: Emily Clark, Veterans Community Support Coordinator on 07876 202437 or email: e.clark@legionscotland.org.uk


Three successful focus groups were held during April in Aboyne, Ballater and Braemar to tell people about this exciting new network which aims to better connect these rural communities while supporting and giving advice on clubs, groups, events, health and wellbeing. The feedback was wonderful and everyone enjoyed themselves. If you live in these areas and would like to join for free and find out what we are doing you can email us at: membership@youngatheartdeeside.org.uk. Visit our website at: http://www.youngatheartdeeside.org.uk/ or find us on Facebook at: youngatheartdeeside. Look out for young@❤deeside members discount scheme coming to a village near you soon!

Appointment of Members to North East Scotland College Regional Board
North East Scotland College is currently recruiting new Members for their Regional Board, and are keen to attract Members from the third sector. Members have access to ongoing support and training to assist their development as a NESCol Board Member.  Applicants do not, therefore, need to have previous experience of being a member of a board. The post is voluntary and non-remunerated, however relevant expenses will be reimbursed. If you believe you can add value to the Regional Board of North East Scotland College, the application form and further information on the role and the benefits of being a Board Members is available on the College’s website: www.nescol.ac.uk/board-appointment. Information can also be requested from Pauline May, Secretary to the Board: p.may@nescol.ac.uk Tel: 01224 612025.

Inverurie & District Stroke Group - volunteers needed

This is a well-established, active group that meets weekly at Garioch Indoor Bowling Club for older people who have had a stroke.  It runs for 2 hours each week offering its’ members a range of activities and outings.  The group is now looking for volunteers able to support members to take part in the activities and outings where needed and join in the fun.  Experience of stroke conditions is not essential but it would be an advantage as some of our members have communication difficulties. If you have a first aid certificate so much the better!  Please contact Angie on 07527 763495 or Anne Toye at anne.toye@chss.org.uk.

Volunteer with BECS

BECS is the first purpose-built soft play centre in the North East of Scotland which will support Inclusion and Integration between those with additional needs and mainstream children through play where abilities are not the main focus. BECS are looking for Trustee members to join their growing team as well as fundraising volunteers to help support them.
If you are interested in finding out more, send a cover letter to info@becscentre.co.uk.

Age Scotland Peterhead are looking for volunteers

Are you retired but still want to contribute to the community? If so, Age Scotland have management, accounts and secretarial positions available for a few flexible hours per week. They need enthusiastic volunteers who have had a responsible career and who would still enjoy a challenge and who are aware of the needs of an ever-increasing elderly generation. A talent for computer skills would be an advantage. If you are interested please call into the office at 8 Thistle Street, Drummers Corner, Peterhead or phone Age Peterhead on 01779 472331 between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday.

Strichen Community Pond - volunteers needed

Strichen Community Pond: the committee are seeking a couple of new members and would welcome anyone who has an enthusiasm and a desire to continue the success of the park. They meet on the first Monday of each month in the Town Hall in Strichen. Further details can be obtained by contacting Stewart Whyte the Chairman. Tel: 01771 637656.

Café Connect - volunteers needed

Café Connect (which provides work experience and training opportunities for adults with support needs) are looking for a variety of volunteers to help in several new and exciting projects within the café base.  From updating the visitfraserburgh website to an admin person to help with funding applications to someone with a flair with a camera to help with a new photography project.  Contact the café direct to find out more: 01346 511202.

Committee members needed at SCILL

SCILL (Supporting Children in Learning For Life) is a group of parents and professionals who share a common interest in the difficulties experienced by children as they develop through their early years and the education system. They organise coffee mornings, presentations, workshops and activities to support children with additional support needs and their parents/carers. SCILL need a treasurer and other committee members to join their friendly team to plan and facilitate events. Committee meetings are held once a month. Experience of ASN is not essential but they are looking for people that are enthusiastic and are keen to participate. Own transport is required. For more details, look on the website: scill-aberdeenshire.org.uk or contact Kathryn on 07913 326 816 / admin@scillaberdeenshire.org.uk

Health walk leader needed

Volunteers needed to lead a weekly, low-level health walk in Banchory. To take on this role would require you to commit a couple of hours of your time each week (or be part of a rota system with other volunteers) and to complete a small amount of preparation & paperwork for the walk. You would also be required to attend a one-day ‘Paths for All’ walk leader training course if you have not done so already. Walk leader training courses are free, organised locally and equip you with all the skills necessary to be able to lead a health walk. As a volunteer, you would receive on-going support from Kirsty Muirden, Health Walks Coordinator with the NHS,  and the ‘Banchory Walking to Health’ project, who offer this as part of their programme of walks, where needed. This walk is designed for those who do not have the abilities or fitness levels to access the other regular walks available in the area. As such, this opportunity would be well suited to someone who is looking for a rewarding volunteering experience where they can make a real difference to the health and lives of others. If you are interested in this opportunity and/ or want to find out more information. Please contact Kirsty Muirden on: Tel -07973945467 Email - Kirsty.muirden@nhs.net.

Volunteer with CLAN

Friends of CLAN Inverurie Group leader
Friends of CLAN Crimond Group leader
Friends of CLAN Elgin Group leader

Friends of CLAN groups are coordinated by a committee of volunteers, who meet on a regular basis to organise fundraising activities throughout the year. Members seek innovative ways to raise funds and get their local communities involved. These groups play a vital part in not only raising funds but also in raising awareness of CLAN and its services available locally and in other areas. We are actively looking to set up such a group based in the Inverurie, Crimond and Elgin areas. The Friends of CLAN group will provide a valuable opportunity for local community members and clients to get involved and to experience the reward of giving something back. The group will play an important role using their skills, enthusiasm, local knowledge and contacts to organise a variety of income generating events and activities in the community where they live. We are looking for an enthusiastic, well-organised individual with good collaboration and communication skills to lead a team to fundraise in these areas. You will need an interest in developing an annual programme of fundraising and awareness activities, as well as an interest in CLAN services. You will be the key contact between CLAN staff and Friends of CLAN volunteers and ensure that the committee works together as an effective team. To note your interest please contact moureen.wilson@clanhouse.org or call 01224 651028.

Fraserburgh Contact Club - committee members needed

The club is looking for people to play an active role on their committee, help run the group and organise activities and/or outings.  You may also be asked to help some members to take part in the activities where needed. If you have a first aid certificate so much the better!  The club needs active committee members willing to help run the group which is for people who are living with a stroke.  Among the positions we are looking to fill are:

  • Treasurer to record finances and make regular reports to the Committee/prepare annual accounts
  • Other committee members to help with planning activities and a programme of events as well as helping out at meetings. 

If you are interested in finding out more, contact: Anne Toye, Peer Support Group Worker on Tel: 07919 023449 or email: anne.toye@ chss.org.uk

Tarland Community Housing - Administrative Volunteer needed
Tarland Community Housing are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer to help their community-led group who are working to create 24 affordable innovative homes in Tarland. They need someone to support the steering group with some administrative help including:

  • Responding to emails and telephone calls
  • Attending Steering Group Meetings ( once a month)
  • Supporting Steering Group in organising local profile-raising events
  • Organising and filing correspondence
  • Assisting with funding applications
  • Mileage and expenses paid
  • Responsible to: Tarland Community Housing Steering Group

If you have a bit of spare time and would like to help, please contact: tarlandhousing@outlook.com.

Gordon Rural Action - volunteers needed

  • Van Driver (to cover Huntly & Inverurie): To assist with deliveries and collection of furniture/stock for the charity shops in Huntly and Inverurie - Monday/Tuesday in Huntly and Wednesday in Inverurie.
  • Shop Assistant: To assist with the smooth daily running of the charity shops in Huntly or Inverurie

Volunteers will be given regular one to one guidance and support. During this support, any relevant training that may be required will be identified and the volunteer will be offered suitable training to meet their needs. To find out more, contact: Karen Moore
on T: 01466 793676, M: 07398 900177 or E: karen.moore@gordonrural.org.uk

Volunteers for Forget Me Not Club needed

Based in Banchory, the Forget Me Not Club are a charity providing support for dementia sufferers and their families - with daily activities between 10am and 4pm. The club are looking for volunteers to collect people from their homes in the local area and bring them to Bennett House in Banchory - then take them home at around 4pm too.  The club also need volunteers to help in the kitchen on a Tuesday to help serve lunch and afternoon tea - this could be between the hours of 11am and 3pm but are completely flexible and would appreciate any support.  Full training would be given for all roles. For more information, contact Lesley Fletcher at: lesley.fletcher@forgetmenotclub.co.uk or call: 01330 822655.

Healthcare Improvement Scotland - Volunteer Recruitment

Healthcare Improvement Scotland (HIS) are currently recruiting volunteers to get involved in the design and development of their health and care improvement work, which covers the whole of Scotland. Are you passionate about making care better in Scotland? Would you like to strengthen the voice of people who use health and social care services? Would you like to gain experience volunteering? If the answer to these questions is yes, then this is an exciting opportunity for you! This opportunity is currently listed on the HIS website at: http://www.healthcareimprovementscotland.org/about_us/involving_the_public/public_partners_recruitment.aspx

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.

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 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


Looking for Volunteering opportunities in Aberdeen city?
Aberdeen Volunteer Centre is run by ACVO to recruit volunteers and to promote and support volunteering. Visit their website at: http://www.volunteeraberdeen.org.uk/ 




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