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Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteer with the Education Team at RSPB Scotland's Loch Leven nature reserve!
Become a Schools on Reserves Leader and help us inspire children through outdoor learning.
Share in the excitement as a volunteer and help deliver our education programme to visiting schools, where activities range from hands-on exploration of meadows, woods and ponds to playing environmental games.
This opportunity is flexible and allows you to start in a more supporting role if you wish.
Work with a friendly team of staff and volunteers, learn new skills and gain valuable experience in outdoor education.
For more information, contact Learning Officer Sarah Cooper on 07729 105 725 or email
Apply here:

Volunteers Required
Could you spare a few hours and become a volunteer driver for Kinross-shire Volunteer Group & Rural Outreach Scheme?

KVG/ROS has been operating for over 40 years and delivers a vital service to help the elderly and disabled attend Hospital/Health Centre/Dentist appointments.

We are looking for additional drivers to ensure we can meet the demand for this very popular service

If you are interested... Need more information contact David Aird on 01577 830370 or email:

1st Kinross Cubs
1st Kinross Cubs is a part of the 1st Kinross Scout Group and offers the young children of Kinross-shire the opportunity to gain new skills and experiences under the guidance of the Scout Association. Every year the Scout Association help over 450,000 young people in the UK enjoy new adventures; to experience the outdoors, interact with others, gain confidence and have the opportunity to reach their full potential. It’s not just young people who can get in on the action. Working alongside our youth members are thousands of adult volunteers, with a huge variety of roles and opportunities available.
Why not strengthen your CV while making a real impact on the lives of young people?
How much time you give is up to you, and you don’t need any previous experience. We currently have several volunteering roles available with the Cub section, and whatever you choose, we’ll make sure you’re properly trained and supported. If you are interested and would like more information about our volunteering opportunities, then please contact Daryl on 01577830346 or



Guide Dogs are recruiting for Puppy Raiser volunteers in the Kinross area.
Puppy Raisers play a huge part in the development of their puppies as they wait to begin their training as fully fledged Guide Dogs. Without the help of Puppy Raisers Guide Dogs wouldn’t be able to be as effective in the lives of their service users throughout Scotland and the wider UK.
If you would be interested in taking on a dog for Guide Dogs, you can find out more about the role on the website
You can apply to become a Puppy Raiser at the bottom of the webpage that the above link takes you to.
To speak to a member of the Guide Dogs Volunteering Team through this email:

Greyhound Rescue Fife Baltree Country Centre, Gairneybank, Kinross, need volunteers to clean the kennels and walk & feed the greyhounds.
Can you Help?
Phone 01592 890583. Visit our website at
Girl Guiding in Your Area
Volunteer with girl guiding and help make a difference to the lives of girls. Be an inspiration for girls and young women and help them realise their full potential and share some unforgettable moments along the way. Register on line at and I will get back to you as soon as i can. at the moment there are numerous units needing extra help and would love to hear from you. if you would like to volunteer but would like more information, please just give me a buzz. Alison 07764750212

S.H.I.P is a local charity that support children and young people with additional support needs and disabilities. We have recently started a Youth Club here in Kinross on a Tuesday evening and we are looking for some new volunteers to come along and help out. We put on a range of fun and exciting activities for the young people every week so we are looking for people who are enthusiastic and like to have fun!

All of our volunteers will receive a 6 week induction training on how to support young people with additional needs which will cover a range of topics including child protection, supporting visual impairment, promoting positiveness and information on a range of additional needs and disabilities.

Our club runs from 6.30 - 8.00 on a Tuesday night at the campus and we can take volunteers from thr age of 14 up. We happily support Duke of Edinburgh or Saltier candidates or anyone who is looking to get some experience in childcare.

For an application pack, please email us or visit us on Facebook at

All parents know that those early years before children go off to school are vital in a child’s life and at Home-Start we believe parents have the key role in creating a secure childhood for their children.
It’s just that sometimes they need a bit of help ...your help
. See poster.

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Community Asset Register (CAR)

This is a register of volunteers who have a particular asset or skill which they feel could be used to support emergency services and responders at an incident.
Examples include someone with a boat who could be called in times of flooding to assist evacuate people from houses to a place of safety. Similarly someone with a 4X4 may be used in times of severe snow to transport vulnerable people to a community hall.
Further information about the CAR can be found on the link below: on the website
Unfortunately, it is impossible to gauge how often a volunteer will be requested.
Mobilisations can be determined by severe weather, a specific type of asset/skill required for the incident, the emergency services availability and resources in the area and the location of the volunteer.
It must be stressed that even when someone has registered, they are under no obligation to mobilise when they are called by the Operations Control centre.
For anyone to register an interest and request a form please contact and a registration form will be sent to be completed along with guidelines on how to complete the registration process. Or use this email address to contact CAR directly.

Homes for Cats Wanted Fife Cat Shelter, a Scottish Registered Charity, is always looking for homes for rescued cats.
Cats can be visited, by appointment, at Causeway Cattery, Scotlandwell. Contact Rhona on 01383 830286.

RSPB Loch Leven Reserve needs volunteer fundraisers to help support the wonderful world of nature on our doorstep. From pin badges to bucket collections, events and sponsored walks, if you would like to join our team of community fundraisers, we’d love to hear from you.
What’s in it for you? You’ll gain great experience of community fundraising, valuable insight into the RSPB, a chance to work with a friendly, enthusiastic team and the opportunity to raise vital funds for conservation at Loch Leven Reserve.

If you would like more information about becoming a volunteer fundraiser, please email, Area Coordinator (volunteer), Lyndsay Stobie at or phone 01577 862 355.

The RSPB is an active and exciting conservation charity, the largest in Europe. We can help you gain skills and give you a valuable insight into our work.

Kinross-shire Day Centre
We are looking for volunteers to help serve lunch to a lively bunch of over aged teenagers (over 65's).
If you have time to spare one day a week and would like to help between 11.45am and 1.15pm we would love to hear from you.
Pop in and speak to Nan or telephone 01577 863869

 PKAVSThinking of volunteering? You can search for volunteer opportunities in your area on our website:

If you would like help finding out about volunteering you can drop into our centre in Perth Mon–Fri 10 – 4, Voluntary Action Perthshire, The Gateway, Nth Methven St, Perth, PH1 5PP
OR one of our development workers would be happy to meet with you in your own area, please contact us to make an arrangement:
T: 01738 567076

Voluntary Action Perthshire helps groups to recruit volunteers through our volunteer drop in and website.

Common Grounds

We are open Tuesdays, Wednesday, Fridays and Saturdays from 10.00am to 12.30pm in the Church Street Hall, Milnathort.
Although we have a dedicated group of volunteers and have welcomed a number of new faces over recent months, we are always on the lookout for more to cover holidays, etc. So, if you are interested and prepared to give up a few hours a week in a good cause, or know someone who might be, why not give one of the contacts below a call or drop in for a cup of coffee and speak to one of the volunteers on duty.

Contacts outside opening hours are:-Elspeth Caldow 01577 863350 and Linda Freeman 01577 865045

Potager Garden
The Potager Garden is a small community garden in Bowton Road in Kinross, KY13 8EQ. It is a registered charity run by volunteers, and a main aim is to give education to school children about plants, gardening and the environment. A P5 class from Kinross Primary school visits during the summer term, and they plant vegetables in the L shaped beds, and these are tended by volunteers, until the children return to harvest them in September. We also propagate potted plants for sale to fund our activities. The garden is also open to the public during the summer.

We have a small friendly group of volunteers who meet at the garden on Monday mornings throughout the spring and summer, who help with the maintenance of the garden, according to their own availability, interests and skills.
We would welcome any new volunteers who would like to help with any gardening activities, or learn about growing plants, fruit and vegetables in an environmentally friendly way. Activities can include potting and pricking out seedlings, weeding, tying up plants, and watering. Most of our green waste is composted on site to feed the soil. We also have a small raised bed which can worked at from a seated position. It may be possible to arrange for volunteers to come at a different time, if Monday mornings are not convenient.
If you would like more information about our volunteering opportunities, please contact the Convenor, Amanda James on [01577] 840809, or