ACVO Opportunities

Volunteering Update

Mar 22, 2023

Springhill Community Garden Volunteers

Springhill Community Garden

Community Clean-up Volunteers

Clean Up Aberdeen

Board Members

Bonnymuir Green Community Trust

Volunteer update Mar 22nd 2023 – opportunities from Springhill Community Garden, Clean up Aberdeen and Bonnymuir Green Community Trust

Inspired by Climate Week North East 2023 kicking off on Friday 24th March, this weeks’ volunteer update highlights opportunities which allow you to not only get involved with your community but also make a positive impact on the local environment!

Put your green fingers in to action at Springhill Community Garden, make a difference to your area by volunteering with Clean Up Aberdeen or get involved at Bonnymuir Community Trust by joining their Board.

No matter what your interests, skills, age, experience or availability are, there’s a green volunteering opportunity suited to you!

There really is no better way to get involved with your community than to give your time and share your skills with your city’s third sector and community organisations. And, if these opportunities don’t suit your interests, don’t worry. There are hundreds more available to browse at volunteeraberdeen.org.uk and on the ACVO site at acvo.org.uk/opportunities/volunteering

If you have questions about volunteering in Aberdeen or how to involve volunteers with your organisation, contact our Volunteering Services Manager, Mike Melvin at mike.melvin@acvo.org.uk

Springhill Community Garden Volunteers

Springhill Community Garden

Springhill Community Garden seeks to provide a space which includes growing opportunities for food and beauty, as well as supporting wildlife. Raised beds are available for individuals to grow food for themselves, as well as communal beds for growing larger crops such as potatoes and beans. Through community links with local schools, youth groups and businesses, the garden seeks to promote a sense of community working together to build something for others.

We are looking to create a community of gardeners – no experience necessary. As well as growing your own food, the garden presents an opportunity to develop educational workshops and social events, cultivate wildlife, and engage with other community groups in the area.

A fantastic opportunity to help in a wonderful Community Garden which can be found behind Sheddocksley Sport Centre on Springhill Road in Aberdeen.

Community Clean-up Volunteers

Clean Up Aberdeen

Clean Up Aberdeen is part of Keep Scotland Beautiful’s national mass-engagement campaign Clean Up Scotland which aims to involve one million people in action against litter and mess.

It is a national coalition of organisations and people from all places and back grounds who want Scotland to shine. The campaign is working to change long term behaviour by making dropping litter as socially unacceptable as drink driving is today.

Litter picking clean ups are a great way of bringing people together. Young and old alike can roll up their sleeves together to show that they care about their neighbourhood. Everyone can take part from individuals to schools, community groups and businesses. Clean Ups are great fun and make a noticeable difference to areas.

Environmental Services can lend you litter picking tongs, high viz vests, gloves and black bags and will uplift the collected rubbish. All you have to do is pick and bag the litter.

For more details, or to get help organising an event call 03000 200 292 or e-mail cleanaberdeen@aberdeencity.gov.uk

You can also register a Clean Up of your local community with friends and family, work colleagues or your community group at:
.aberdeencity.gov.uk/services/environment/clean-aberdeen

Many areas may benefit from a Clean Up however you may like to consider the following in choosing where to pick: -Somewhere important to a community -Somewhere important for wildlife. -Areas of land that are not regularly cleared of litter.

Board Members

Bonnymuir Green Community Trust

About the role

Bonnymuir Green Community Trust is a thriving community owned green space and registered charity. We have a productive, managed community garden, a social hub and cafe, which is led, developed and sustained by local volunteers. We encourage all members of the public to meet and share in a space that is accessible, providing the community with a mix of educational and social activities, encouraging fun, good health, wellbeing and sustainable living.

The aim of the organisation is that Bonnymuir Green Community Trust develops and uses the site of the former Bonnymuir Green Bowling Club as an asset, owned by and operated for the benefit of the community. Their vision is to create an urban sustainability hub. All residents in the community and beyond will be encouraged to use it as a social hub where the emphasis is on promoting greener, carbon reducing lifestyle.

To assist in this and the continued exciting developments at Bonnymuir Green Community Trust they are seeking new Board Members, particularly people with HR or finance experience and/or a background in the community/third sector. If interested please contact John Wigglesworth at email John.Wigglesworth@bgct.co.uk for more information.

Further details about Bonnymuir Green Community Trust are also available at http://www.bgct.co.uk/

Organisation aims and objectives

Bonnymuir Green Community Trust is a thriving community owned green space. They have a productive, managed community garden, a social hub and cafe, which is led, developed and sustained by local volunteers. They encourage all members of the public to meet and share in a space that is accessible, providing the community with a mix of educational and social activities, encouraging fun, good health, wellbeing and sustainable living.

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