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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:

CHAS are looking for Retail Volunteers in our two charity shops in Kinross, selling donated stock as well as new goods to raise the vital funds required to care for children and their families.
The aim of this role is to work within our retail team assisting with the day to day running of the shop, ensuring we are always open and available to the general public. In return you will be rewarded by our friendly and welcoming retail team and volunteering with CHAS is a great way to meet new people, learn new skills and become involved in the local community. No experience needed as full training will be provided.
For further information, please contact the volunteering team on 0141 779 6195 or go online to to complete an application form.

CHAS are looking for volunteer retail drivers to assist with the transportation of donated goods across our four charity shops in Kinross and Dunfermline and to our local auction.
You will work within our retail team and travel between shops to load and unload stock. There is a CHAS van that is available for you to drive and we have a variety of shifts Monday-Friday from 9am -12pm. You will need a full driving licence and must be over 21 years old for insurance.
You will be part of a great team of drivers and volunteering with CHAS is a great way to meet new people, learn new skills and become involved in the local community.
For further information, please contact the volunteering team on 0141 779 6195 or go online to to complete an application form.

South Perthshire Explorers are based at the Guide Hall in Milnathort. Explorers are for those aged 14 to 18 and offers the young people of Kinross-shire the opportunity to gain new skills and experiences under the guidance of the Scout Association. We currently have several volunteering roles available with the Unit and whatever you choose, we’ll make sure you’re properly trained and supported.

Week by week, our volunteers empower thousands of young people to try new things, make new friends and stand on their own two feet. You don’t need to be Bear Grylls to join us. You don’t need to have been a Scout when you were younger. You don’t even need to know how to put up a tent. Whatever your skillset, it’s up to you what your involvement looks like: we understand that everyone has different skills (and amounts of time) to share.

We’ll give you the support and training you need to shine. You’ll also have fun, learn career-boosting skills, and bond as a family. Because volunteering at Scouts is a two-way street – good for young people, and good for you too.

If you are interested and would like more information about the volunteering opportunities we currently have, then please contact Daryl, Perth and Kinross District Commissioner on 01577830346 or

Volunteer Cooks required!

It is often the simple ideas that are the best and by turning an everyday activity like cooking into volunteering, Meal Makers provides a flexible, close to home and very meaningful way to volunteer your time. Meal Makers is a local neighbourhood food-sharing project that connects volunteers of any age who have a passion for cooking and want to be active in their communities (Cooks), with neighbours over the age of 55 (Diners) who would appreciate a home cooked meal. Once a Cook and Diner have been matched, the Cook will prepare an extra meal in their own home and deliver it to their Diner at a time agreed by both parties. Meal shares can occur as often as the Cook and Diner would like, so it might be weekly, fortnightly or just now and again. We offer basic food hygiene training and guidance on how to share meals safely. If you think you could cook an extra portion for an older neighbour or you would like to sign up as a diner, sign up online today at or call us on 0141 551 8118.

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



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.

SPARKs need 2 volunteers
SPARKs are a group which offers adults
of all ages who have support needs or
disabilities to meet together with their
carers to improve their health & wellbeing.

They meet in Loch Leven Community Campus every Thursday 1-3pm.
The group are using their personal experiences to take forward difficulties they have within their local area; dropped
pavements, parking for disabled & bringing relevant services to the area and access to local facilities. The group helps to combat isolation and build informal support networks.
The Group gives members the opportunity to:
• Share experiences and knowledge of issues around disabilities
• Members also take part in activities such as group quizzes, arts/crafts, learning programmes & “Friendly” Boccia games
• The group are always looking for new things to do together & go on outings

Volunteers are needed to support all of the above. Volunteers will be supported by workers Shona Fowler, NHS Project
Worker, and Roseanne Gray, P&K Community Learning and Development Worker.
For more information please call
01577 867216 / 867218

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