Volunteer in Aviemore & the surrounding areas

We’re working in Aviemore and the surrounding areas and we’ve got volunteering opportunities that will give you the experience and connections you need. What’s more, you’ll do good in your community and make a difference to Scotland. Nice one.

Example opportunities

The Highland Hospice– Visual Merchandising Retail Assistant

Got an eye for fashion? Then this is the perfect opportunity for you! You’ll be working alongside a member of staff to learn about the fashion industry and how to identify different brands, materials and, of course, those all important vintage items! You will be putting together outfits for windows and displays around the shop. If this sounds like something you’d be interested, apply now

Highland Wildlife Park – Volunteer

Love the outdoors and animals? Join the team at Highland WIldlife Park as a volunteer and get experience in animal husbandry, visitor services and general maintenance. This will include preparing animal feeds, cleaning enclosures and customer service duties in the gift shop. The perfect opportunity for those interested in working with animals and/or conservation. Apply now if this opportunity is for you! 

Badenoch and Strathspey Community Transport Company - Volunteer Minibus Driver

If you enjoy driving and want to help vulnerable people in the community, this is a great opportunity for you! Badenoch and Strathspey Community Transport Company provide a range of services in the local community including assisted shopping for vulnerable people and disabled people, as well as a befriending project and community car scheme. You’ll also have access to a range of free training from First Aid to Dementia Awareness – great things to add to your CV! You’ll need a MIDAS certificate but the team at BSCTC will provide training. Apply now if this is the opportunity for you.

Case Studies

Meet Kieran

Kieran

Kieran volunteered at Glenmore Lodge in between his third and final year at university. He studies environmental sciences and was keen to get relevant experience to help on his search for a job post university, so this was the perfect opportunity. Read about Kieran’s experience volunteering to find out what it’s like!

MORE INFORMATION

Got a question? Don’t see an opportunity that takes your fancy? Don’t worry, our friendly Youth Engagement Managers are here to help! Find out how to contact them below.

Mark Allan

Mark Allan

Youth Engagement Manager (Highland)

0131 281 7364

I spent 6 years travelling, and lived and worked in the USA, Ireland and the Channel Islands. On returning home…

I spent 6 years travelling, and lived and worked in the USA, Ireland and the Channel Islands. On returning home to Aviemore I worked as a postman for 12 years.

During this time I also worked as a youth volunteer and quickly realised that working with young people was a path that I wanted to follow. Working as a youth engagement manager for Project Scotland is a dream come true for me.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my two children, Conor who is 20 and Brooke who is 16. I am also a keen runner and particularly enjoy hill and trail running, I’m lucky that my home in the Cairngorms has some of the best trails and running/cycling routes in Britain!

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