Volunteering Opportunities

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

MODO - Seeking New Board Members

Modo - Circus with Purpose - is currently looking for new board members to support and guide the company through its next exciting developments. Modo uses circus to engage young people across Aberdeenshire and to help them to change their lives for the better. Harnessing the skills and thrills of circus, Modo helps young people to improve life chances, skills, confidence and self-esteem while celebrating and creating the culture and community of the region. Membership of the board is voluntary and the board meets approximately 5 times a year. Modo is particularly interested in those with fundraising, legal, HR and accountancy background. No previous board experience is required. For further information and informal discussions, please contact Martin Danziger, Creative Director on 01779 600 020 or martin@modo.org.uk

Trustees required at Inspire

Would you like to make a difference to the lives of individuals with learning disabilities living in the North East of Scotland?

  • Do you have a few hours each month you can spare?
  • Do you have a strong value base?
  • Can you contribute knowledge and experience of strategic planning within organisations? 
  • Are you looking for an opportunity for personal development and growth?

Local learning disability charity Inspire is currently looking for Trustees / Board members. In particular they require a Trustee to join the Board who has experience in Health and/or Social Care at a senior level either in the Third sector, Public sector or an education environment.

Introductory meetings will be held on the afternoon/evening of Tuesday, October 2nd for interested applicants. For initial enquiries please contact Allan Dick - Chairman of Inspire’s Board - Allan.Dick@inspiremail.org.uk or Linda Gray - Inspire’s Chief Executive - Linda.Gray@inspiremail.org.uk

Aberdeenshire Access Panels

Aberdeenshire has four Disability Access Panels who meet monthly and cover the whole Aberdeenshire area. The panels are voluntary organisations, separate from the Council, whose members have an interest in promoting access to facilities and services. The panels are community groups who have a good relationship with the Planning Service. Most members have a personal experience of disability and are trained in access issues. Panels comment on plans submitted for ‘Public Access’ developments (not private dwellings but any development accessed as a customer, service user or employee etc.) The panel feedback may be about building standards but may also reflect issues beyond the remit of the Planning Service, which may still cause access issues for the disabled community.
What are their aims? 


  • To promote public awareness of the problems that face disabled people.
  • To improve access to public buildings.
  • To offer advice on how improvements may be carried out.
  • To highlight improvements that any individual or group has achieved


How can you help?
If you would like to consult with the access panel or feel you could volunteer to assist with the Panel, please contact equalities@aberdeenshire.gov.uk and we will put you in contact with the relevant area coordinator.

Fraserburgh PSYV (Police Scotland Youth Volunteers) are recruiting both Youth and Adult Volunteers now!
They generally meet once a week in Fraserburgh, but the group are active at both local community events and events much further afield - giving you the chance to develop new skills and connections. Volunteer members have the chance to work towards both the Saltire Volunteer Awards, endorsed by the Scottish Government and towards the Aberdeenshire Volunteer Awards both of which are administered by Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action (AVA). To find out more about this volunteer opportunity visit: http://www.scotland.police.uk/about-us/police-scotland/police-scotland-youth-volunteers-scheme or email Yvonne.Squair@scotland.pnn.police.uk.


Scottish Invasive Species Initiative (SISI) Volunteer opportunities

SISI aims to support local organisations and volunteers to engage with their local river environment and implement community-based invasive non-native species management over 29,500 km2 of northern Scotland. They are looking for volunteers to join us who are interested in Scotland’s rivers and wildlife and want to get involved in conserving our freshwater environment, keeping it clear of Invasive Non-Native Species (INNS). No experience is necessary, they can support our volunteers by providing training and qualifications such as outdoor first aid and pesticide application as well as the equipment to tackle invasive species in your community. SISI also want to help volunteers grow and can support you through your John Muir Award, provide training in volunteer management, and support students in projects. Whether you want to come along just for a day out in the fresh air or become a dedicated INNS crusader, there is an opportunity to suit everyone. To find out more, email alreeve@deveron.org or call 07967 753149.

Cornerstone Befrienders needed in Ellon

Cornerstone is currently looking for 3 befrienders at their Arnha Service in Ellon. Three of the gentlemen who live here are looking for befrienders who would be able to support them when accessing different activities in the local community. Some of the activities they are interested in are, horse riding, attending football matches, bowling, going to the pub, theatre, cinema, pool, going for day trips, walks or drives in the car. Cornerstone befrienders really get involved in all the fun stuff, enabling individuals to get out and about, make new friendships and build new skills. So if you feel you have some time every fortnight or month to give to one of our three gentlemen then please get in touch. You don't have to have any specific qualifications, just enthusiastic, open, friendly, honest and non-judgmental. It would be of benefit if you were a driver but this is not essential. Volunteer applicants are also asked to complete a PVG (protection of vulnerable groups) application form. If you would like to find out more then please get in touch with Lorna Hornsby either by telephone 01382 220238 or email lorna.hornsby@cornerstone.org.uk

Cornerstone befriender needed in Peterhead
Cornerstone is looking for a volunteer who would like the opportunity to become a befriender with a young gentleman who lives at one of Cornerstones services in Peterhead. He would like someone who shares his interests and to possibly support him when he is visiting his brother. Cinema, swimming, shopping, pool and going to the pub are activities that would be of interest.  He also enjoys playing the Wii, dominos and watching football. Applicants should be willing to spend time getting to know this gentleman, be enthusiastic, understanding and non-judgemental. If this sounds like the opportunity for you and you have a couple of hours to spare each week on a Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday then please get in touch. All Applicants will be required to become members of the PVG scheme. Contact Lorna Hornsby on 01382220238 or lorna.hornsby@cornerstone.org.uk.

Invercarron Lunch Club Seeks Volunteers
Invercarron Lunch Club are appealing for volunteers to help with the running of the club and allow it to continue to meet every week. The Lunch Club meets every Wednesday between 11am and 2pm at the Invercarron Resource Centre, Stonehaven. It was previously supported by Aberdeenshire Council but unfortunately, this support was withdrawn from 1st May and the group is under threat of closure. This would have a devastating effect on the 10 people who regularly attend and the additional 8 people who are on a waiting list. The group is about more than just eating lunch and provides the opportunity for valuable social interaction for all its members which would be lost if the club were to close. The Lunch Club require 2 volunteers each week and are appealing for volunteers who would be willing to help on a rota basis, perhaps once every four weeks. The role would include, ordering the meals, setting up the tables, serving the meals, washing the dishes and serving teas and coffees. If you feel able to volunteer a little of your time and allow the Lunch Club to continue, please contact one of the following: Nikki Lorimer - mchln.office@gmail.com and Tel: 01561 378130.

Contact the Elderly tea parties
A charity dedicated to defeating loneliness is looking for volunteers in the Ellon and Banff areas to help organise tea parties for older people. Contact the Elderly provides a lifeline of friendship, through regular free Sunday afternoon teas, usually from 2:00pm to 4:00pm for those over 70 who find it difficult to get out and about. Volunteer drivers collect guests from their home and accompany them to a tea party in a local host’s home where they can enjoy a couple of hours of tea, cake and conversation with like-minded friends. Denise Robson, the charity’s Development Officer for Aberdeenshire, is keen to set up groups in Ellon and Banff and would like to hear from potential hosts who are asked to provide a simple afternoon tea once or twice a year for our guests and their drivers.  The tea can be served at the host’s home or could be provided by an organisation or business.  Our volunteer drivers drive and accompany our guests to a tea party once a month.  We are also keen to identify tea party guests. Anyone interested in finding out more about being a guest or volunteer with Contact the Elderly should contact Denise at denise.robson@contact-the-elderly-org.uk or phone her on 01542 285010 or visit  www.contact-the-elderly.org.


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!

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

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.

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.