Volunteer in Fife

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Whether you live in Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy, St Andrews or nearby we have great volunteering opportunities covering the arts, sports, media, animal care and the environment. Apply now and find out what volunteering we have near you with charities including:

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Example opportunities

Retail Volunteer - Trust in Fife

Trust in Fife works closely with homeless or potentially homeless young people in Fife. There are two residential units where people between the age of 16 and 35 years of age can stay on a temporary basis. We run a tenancy share project to assist people under the age of 35 years of age secure long term accommodation within the private sector. Trust In Fife work in close partnership with Fife Councils Homelessness Service and it is a Prevention First Partner. To assist in supporting these services, we operate two charity outlets, The Cairn Centres, in Kirkcaldy and Lochgelly. Both offer good quality, previously owned goods to the local community. The role would include advising and assisting customers, cash handling, stock rotation, dealing with telephone enquiries and recording of messages.

Stockroom Volunteer - CHAS

Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) is a charity that provide hospice services in Scotland for children and young people with life-shortening conditions. We have a great opportunity for a volunteer within the stockroom of one of their charity shops – perfect if you are looking to gain experience in retail! One of the ways CHAS raises funds is through its shops and CHAS have a charity shop at Duloch, Dunfermline. This is a very busy shop, they receive around 10 tonnes of donations every month and serve over 1,500 customers. The shop’s ongoing success relies on stockroom volunteers helping behind the scenes. It’s a busy role, donations need to be sorted, priced and prepared for sale. It’s not boring – you never know what you might find! 

Garden Assistant - NTS

The National Trust for Scotland is Scotland’s largest conservation charity. It looks after historic houses, countryside, mountains, seabirds, fine art, gardens and much more. Falkland Palace and Garden is a 16th century Renaissance royal country retreat, with palace, chapel, gardens, orchards and the oldest real tennis court in the country. Mary Queen of Scots regularly stayed here almost 500 years ago, and visitors can experience the restored rooms and Tapestry Gallery in a similar style today. The Palace Garden was the creation of famous 19th century garden designer Percy Cane – today it is the most complete of his remaining gardens in the country and the sole example in the care of the Trust. You will be involved in a wide variety of tasks required for the maintenance of the garden, including care and maintenance of herbaceous borders, shrubs and plants, maintenance tasks around the garden, including digging, weeding, planting, and will have opportunities to meet the public and provide information regarding the garden, the village, the Palace and National Trust for Scotland as required.

Maintenance Volunteer - Ecology Centre

The Ecology Centre actively uses nature and the environment as tools to improve quality of life. The Centre helps young people learn about the natural world. Recently the Ecology Centre purchased the land at the east end of Kinghorn Loch, which will house their new centre and grounds. The grounds are currently being developed by staff and volunteers and will be used in the future for growing projects, Education Visits and outdoor volunteer days. The new site will continue to be a well-managed area of biodiversity and a haven for natural wildlife. It’s very much a work in progress at the moment so you will help to develop the site. This will include tasks such as estate maintenance, grass cutting, tree pruning and felling, planting, habitat creation and more.

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