Business volunteering at Wick Riverside

Highland & Island Enterprise Staff making a difference in Wick

On a lovely summer day last week the staff of the Highland and Island Enterprise [HIE] were out of the Thurso office to lend a hand to Wick Riverside Volunteers.   HIE supports staff members to volunteer during working hours as part of their commitment to community engagement.

Everyone rolled up their sleeves and helped to paint benches, weed flowerbeds and clear paths.  Ruth Falconer, a volunteer with Wick Riverside Volunteers said “ What a massive difference you made and the riverside now looks beautiful, wonderful Caithness spirit”   she also wants to thank local business, McAllan’s paint shop, O’Brian’s construction, Birons Ironmongers, the Wood Yard, Highland Council, North Highland Harriers and Caithness Voluntary Group for their support and donations of material.

If you are a business able to offer corporate support to a community group, contact Catherine at Caithness Voluntary Group and she will be happy to liaise with everyone to make a difference to your local area.

Volunteer on Saturday at Wick Riverside

Caithness Drug  &Alcohol Group are inviting volunteers to help out at their stall at Wick riverside rose garden area this Saturday 3rd August.  Volunteers can help mix 'mocktails', these non alcoholic drinks will be on sale for nominal cost as an alternative to alcoholic drinks while people enjoy the celebrations and watch the bonfire.  Volunteers will get a masterclass in mocktail mixing by  Simon from Mr Cs bar.  Volunteers required from 6.30pm but any offer of support welcome on the night please contact Siobhan Gunn caithnessdaf@gmail.com

Volunteer with John O Groat Trail this Sunday

Volunteer with the John O Groat Trail

Sunday 21st Ousdale improvements Meet at Ousdale layby (GR ND064189): works include stile construction, path clearance and Trail marking. Tools provided although own cordless drills may be of use. Cake will be provided!

Work days will run from 10am – 3.30pm, but this is changeable depending on tasks. Therefore it is essential that you let us know if you are interested in coming. No one is required to stay all day.

Bring waterproofs, lunch and a drink; please wear good boots in case of sharp tools. Gloves can be provided.   contact Jim Bunting walk@jogt.org.uk

Volunteer with Shorewatch

WDC - Protecting Whales and Dolphins for over 30 years  An opportunity to pop along and join the Shore Watch volunteers  on the watch for Whales and Dolphins.

Come along at the following time and locations.  No need to stay for the duration.

Wednesday 17th July 10-2pm Scrabster

Wednesday 17th July 4-8pm Wick [Trinkie area]

Thursday 18th july 10-1pm St johns Point