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.
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.
Click here to view the full Volunteer Role Description or 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.
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.