Get Involved

The TayLP project finished in March 2018 and all our volunteering and training activities have been completed but there are lots of other places you can use your skills and experience, a selection are below.

Perth & Kinross Heritage Trust

For archaeological digs and other activities sign up with PKHT www.pkht.org.uk/get-involved/volunteering/

Appletreeman

For Orchard and Fruit Tree workshops and advice plantsandapples.com

Beekeeping

Bee the best you can bee!

Perth & District Beekeepers Association   e-mail : info@perthanddistrictbeekeepers.co.uk
East of Scotland Beekeepers
Scottish Beekeepers Association

Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland

Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland Rehabilitation Support Volunteer Could you help someone get their life back on track after a stroke? Do you have good listening and communication skills? Are you organised, reliable and friendly? Are you open to learning about stroke and it impact on people’s lives? Our rehabilitation support volunteers work with people who have difficulties with communication and/or need support with everyday activities following a stroke. They provide invaluable support to re-establish the skills needed for everyday conversations and activities. Rehabilitation Support Volunteers usually volunteer for 1-2 hours per week, either one-to-one or as part of a small group.Our volunteering roles take place either:-

  • within the local community
  • in PRI, if the person is still in hospital
  • at the person’s home

Excellent training and ongoing support are provided to all our Rehabilitation Support Volunteers. You could make a huge difference to someone’s stroke recovery. Interested? Please contact Hazel, our local Co-ordinator for Perth and Kinross e-mail: hazel.staniforth@chss.org.uk mobile: 07918 690 642 Visit our website  www.chss.org.uk

Current Archaeology

For digs around the UK check out the dig list on Current Archaeology’s website www.archaeology.co.uk/digs

Homestart Perth

Family support for families with children under the age of 5.  www.homestartperth.org.uk  or  jills@homestartperth.org.uk.

Lead Scotland

Lead Scotland Perth Online Project. Contact Amulree Welch awelch@lead.org.uk or 07775 851 507. Volunteers would be helping vulnerable people within Perthshire to learn basic digital skills, by sharing their own knowledge with learners.

PLUS Perth

We offer volunteering to people recovering from mental health issues mostly in our community gardens in Perth and Blairgowrie. www.plusperth.co.uk

Scottish Archaeology Month

Scottish Archaeology Month promotes hundreds of events taking place all over Scotland. From the Shetland Islands to the Scottish Borders, there are free talks, tours, exhibitions, workshops and hands-on events to help you discover some of the amazing history, heritage and archaeology on your doorstep.

Scottish Wildlife Trust

Volunteering opportunities include volunteer visitor centre assistant, hide guide and osprey watch. Some of the activities included are customer service, informing the public of our reserve and wildlife, observing osprey behaviour.
Osprey watch volunteers

Visitor Centre volunteers  email  lochofthelowes@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk   marked for the attention of Emma Castle-Smith.

Scottish Woodland Skills Centre

For greenwoodworking workshops www.scottishwoodlandskillscentre.co.uk

Tayside Biodiversity Action Plan

Many opportunities arising from the publication of the 2nd Edition, Tayside Biodiversity Action Plan 2016-26. This can be read online via the website. Probably best to contact Co-ordinator to say where your interest lies, i.e. Species surveying, practical volunteering (such as pond management, nestbox making, amphibian ladder making and/or installation), or helping with events or office/computer-based assistance re specific research/projects/festivals. taysidebiodiversity.co.uk or caglloyd@pkc.gov.uk

VisionPK

VisionPK (formerly Perth & Kinross Society for the Blind): visionpk.org.uk Please contact: Bev Pettle (Volunteer Services Manager) on 01738-626969 or bev.pettle@visionpk.org.uk. We are always looking for volunteer drivers and befrienders. Also needed are people to help run our various social groups or to help in the garden. If none of the above appeal and you have a hobby or skill you think might be useful, please get in touch as you may well be able to offer something we just haven’t thought of yet!

Volunteer Action Perthshire (VAP)

For a wide range of information on volunteering opportunities www.vaperthshire.org   www.volunteerscotland.net

 

 

The Tay Landscape Partnership Area

The Tay Landscape stretches from Newburgh on the south side of the Tay Estuary around to Perth and along the Carse to Dundee.

The project, a £2.6 million initiative is principally funded by Heritage Lottery Fund, will enable locals and visitors to reconnect with the natural, built and cultural heritage of the area.