Thurso Community Cafe is a non-profit making Community Cafe open two days per week. They are looking for volunteers to help out with general catering duties and also people to wait on the tables and chat with customers. Are you good with people and have a few hours per week to help out? If interested please contact : Catherine firstname.lastname@example.org
COVID-19 Response Fund Grants are available to UK charities that demonstrate a strong focus on alleviating social deprivation and helping vulnerable groups who have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Deadline: 31 December 2020 https://www.volanttrust.org/how-to-apply-covid-19/
Many willing volunteers have been busy this month to complete a project to renovate the two Coghill Bridges over Wick River. Local volunteers with support from the business
community and existing voluntary groups, have made significant improvement to the bridges which were in desperate need of repair.
The volunteers repaired and painted the railings, they replaced planks and added non-slip webbing all of which makes the bridges safer and aesthetically pleasing.
In addition, volunteers conducted a litter pick of the riverside area and the riverside was a hive of activity with members of the public all pulling together to make the area
Green Health Packs have been bagged and are being distributed to community groups in a project that will bring environmental benefits across Caithness while also boosting people’s wellbeing.
Caithness Voluntary Group has assembled 450 packs with help from volunteers and staff at Pulteneytown People’s Project in Wick, while Caithness Rural Transport has helped get them distributed.
The purpose of the packs is to provide enjoyment, release some creative talents and encourage people to discover new hobbies in the outdoors.
The packs have been funded by the Highland Green Health Events Project supported by the EU Leader Rural Development Fund, Scottish Natural Heritage and Highland Council.
High Life Highland’s Green Health Project Officer Tania Alliod co-ordinated the basic packs, with staff and volunteers from Inverness Botanic Gardens putting the gardening items together. The packs include compost, pots, plant seeds, bird seed and bird identification sheets. CVG arranged bird feeders and gardening gloves to be added to the packs, along with bubbles for younger children.
The groups in Caithness that will be receiving them are Dunbeath and District Centre, Caithness Community Connections, Pulteneytown People’s Project, Ypeople (supporting vulnerable groups), Home-Start (supporting families with young children), Caithness Klics (young carers project), Sinclair’s Bay Community Council, Castletown Community Council and Befriending Caithness.
Catherine at CVG is inviting you to attend a volunteer network meeting on Wednesday 12th
August at 10.30. This is a digital, zoom meeting to enable individual volunteers and voluntary organisations to network and share information about their service. In addition, the guest speaker will be Catriona Macleod from the Scottish Saltire Consultation sub Group, she will be sharing information about the new, improved Saltire Award website. If you are interested and would like an invite to join, please contact Catherine at email@example.com