Volunteering & Project Opportunities

WHY WE NEED VOLUNTEERS

As a volunteer-led organisation, Lanark Community Development Trust aims to provide meaningful opportunities for local people to get involved with a range of  projects in their community. We involve volunteers to bring a fresh range of diversity and skills to the organisation. Volunteers are an essential resource in supporting the successful delivery of a range of projects. Keep reading below to hear about our current volunteering opportunities and any projects you can get involved with. We are proud to be Volunteer Friendly. 

 

CURRENT VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES

Community Gardeners at Castlebank Horticultural Centre

We are always looking for more Community Gardening Volunteers to join our friendly team at Castlebank Horticultural Centre. You can volunteer for a couple of hours, or the full day – it’s up to you! Meet new people, get some fresh air, learn new skills and green your fingers. Help us restore the historic Castlebank Gardens to their former glory, and bring a touch of colour to our town with Lanark in Bloom, who are based at Castlebank Horticultural Centre.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR VOLUNTEERING FAQS

The current volunteering days at Castlebank are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9.30am – 3pm. The opportunity is very flexible and you can participate for as many hours or days as you wish. If you have any questions please contact us. 

We are currently looking to fill the following volunteer roles:

Click here to view our Volunteer Role Description on VASLAN.

Please complete the Volunteer Interest Form below and we’ll be in touch.

INDIVIDUAL PROJECT INVOLVEMENT

From time to time we’ll have a number of positions which require filling. Occasionally these may be one-off, paid pieces of work but primarily we’ll be offering quality volunteering opportunities from this part of the site.

Keep dropping by to see if you’ve got the qualities, skills, experience or enthusiasm we need at that particular time!

We’re fully aware that demands placed on people’s time nowadays can be particularly heavy and so for many, consideration of nomination to the Trust Board can be particularly difficult. However, there’s a vast amount of untapped skill and resource in Lanark which the Trust could usefully do with and, with this in mind, we’re keen to allow people to ‘dip in and out’ of a project or initiative as time permits.

Maybe you’ve got an idea you think needs further testing or perhaps you have the appropriate skill set to offer one of our existing initiatives? If so, drop us a line or give us a call and we’ll do our level best to accommodate your contribution. We know that everyone has a valuable contribution to make and will be pleased to hear from you so please get in touch.

Volunteering Interest Form

OTHER LOCAL OPPORTUNITIES

If you didn’t find what you’re looking for, you may be interested in volunteering with some of our local partners or visit VASLAN (Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire) for opportunities across the whole of South Lanarkshire.

  • New Lanark Trust – a wide range of volunteering roles across the World Heritage Site.
  • Lanark Tolbooth – steward volunteers for the Heritage & Arts Centre.
  • Lanark Parkrun – event volunteers every Saturday morning at the Racecourse.
  • Healthy Valleys – health and wellbeing community volunteers.