To help you find an opportunity of interest, the following categories are listed below[in blue] in alphabetical order. Please Scroll down to the Category, click the link to open.  if you find something of interest get in touch if you would like more information:volunteering@cvg.org.uk  or tel:01955 609968

Some new volunteer opportunities

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland

The local branch of CHSS are looking for volunteers to assist people with communication on a one-to-one basis. These people have had a stroke and need help to communicate.  Full training and support given.

Caithness Horizons Thurso

Volunteer Receptionist

Volunteers needed to help on the front desk, friendly presentable with local knowledge.


Befrienders Highland

Befrienders Highland are looking to recruit new volunteer befrienders for the face-to-face service in Wick.  Volunteers will receive training and ongoing help to support adults over the age of 18 who are experiencing mental ill health.  For those not wishing to do face-to-face volunteering locally they can volunteer from home by providing weekly emails or a telephone call.     

Committee/Board members
Support Activities


Citizens Online
IT Support volunteers
Volunteers to assist people access computer development in Caithness, e.g., support individuals update skills, technological advice etc. one-to one or Group support.

Home Start Caithness

Minute Sectetary

Homestart Caithness are looking for a volunteer minute secretary to assist with minute taking at Board member meetings.  These meetings are usually held in the evenings 4-5 times per year.  Must have good literacy skills and familiar with Microsoft office.  Experience preferred but not essential. 

Wick Heritage Museum
Article Writer for Website
The Wick Heritage Centre is looking for an Enthusiastic, articulate writer to help with their PR for the Centre.  The volunteer will help write articles about all the wonderful Johnson photo collection, the various display departments and general publicity to raise their profile.


Castlehill Heritage Society
Researcher [online and locally]
Reliable volunteer to research the local history of Castletown and surrounding area for the centres archives.

Castlehill Heritage Society
Newsletter Preparation volunteer
Creative volunteer to help with the creation of periodical newsletter for the Castletown Heritage Society.


REF: A10
Citizens Advice Bureau
Administration/Reception Volunteers
Caithness Citizens Advice Centre welcomes volunteers to assist with reception duties and light administration work in their centres in Wick & Thurso. Weekdays

REF: A12
Multiple Sclerosis Caithness
Website Maintenance Volunteer
Can you help the Caithness branch of Multiple Sclerosis update its Website? If you think you have the relevant skills the group would welcome a volunteer to help maintain the site on a regular basis

REF: A13

REF: A14
KEY Social Group
Could you volunteer a few hours of your time to help with the accounts/paperwork involved with KEY Social Group periodically?  KEY provides an ever expanding number of voluntary social groups; could you help behind the scenes?

REF: A14 Caithness Voluntary Group [Volunteer centre]
Looking for general office support, 2 hours per week.  Help with admin, filing and Data Base entry.

REF: A15

Scotlands Gardens

Volunteer Treasurer/Helper

Scotlands Gardens is a charity that raises money for other charities by promoting 'open days' in various local gardens during the spring/summer months. Tthis is an opportunity for the public to view gardens and donations support good causes.  Scotlands Gardens are looking for someone to work from home to communicate with the garden owners  and ensure that moneys raised reaches the designated chosen charity/s.  Volunteers must be familiar with microsoft office, excell, have the ability to work independantly, dood organisational skills and be computer literate.



Citizens Advice Advisor
Caithness Citizens Advice Bureau
To help offer free, confidential, impartial advice and information to the public on a range of areas affecting their lives egg, debt, housing. Excellent training given Offices in Wick & Thurso

Advocacy Highland
Volunteer Advocates wanted to act as an independent ‘voice’ for people who are unable to do so for themselves, enabling them to gain access to information and to make their wishes heard.

Caithness Samaritans
Support Volunteer needed, volunteers required to help people in crisis. Skills required, a sympathetic ear at the end of a line. Extensive training given.

Adult Basic Education
Volunteer tutors to support people on a one-to-one basis with literacy or numeracy difficulties, training given to SVQ level

Caithness Disability Access Panel Advocates
Volunteers either with disabilities, their carers or people with an interest in disability and access issues, are needed to help the access panel improve facilities in Caithness, regular meeting take place…can you help?

National Asthma Campaign
Volunteer Helpline support personnel
To help run helpline in peak holiday periods, looking to promote Asthma policy within clubs, & groups.


Pentland Housing Association

Volunteer energy Advisor

An opportunity to become a volunteer energy advisor to households in Caithness [primarily thurso area]. Learn new skills in thermal imaging, energy saving etc. On- the job training by shadowing existing advisor.  A few hours per week either Monday -Friday.  Opportunity ongoing until April 2016.



Eczema Outreach Scotland
Eczema Buddy
Are you a young person with eczema aged between 8and 18?  Then you could become a volunteer buddy.  You can help support another young person and empathise with them about living with this skin condition. You can also use this volunteer opportunity to gain hours towards a Saltire Award.

Headway Highland-Caithness
Volunteer Befrienders
Headway Highland is a support group for people with brain injuries.  They are looking for volunteers to help people with brain injuries and their families.  This can be help with daily tasks-going out, socialising, activities etc or simply having a chat.  Monthly Group meetings would also welcome volunteers. Alternates between Wick and Thurso. 

Connections Social Group [disabilities]
Volunteers to act as buddies for people with learning difficulties while attending a social club on a Wednesday afternoon in Thurso. You could make a difference?

 Befrienders Highland
Email  Befrienders 
Volunteer befrienders required to support people with mental ill health facing social and geographical isolation within the Highlands. Befriending is done via, ,secure or e-mail. Training and ongoing support given to volunteers, would suit someone with a flexible approach to volunteering 


Befrienders Highland

Face-to-Face Befriending- Wick

Volunteer befrienders required to support people with mental ill health facing social  isolation within the Highlands. Befriending is done face-to-face weekly  Training and ongoing local  support given to volunteers. 


Befrienders Highland

Telephone and/or letter Befriending

Volunteer befrienders to provide weekly telephone call to people with mental ill health [over 18] Training and ongoing local support provided for volunteers.  theis opportunity would suit someone with a flexible approach to volunteerring as befriending support can be given from anywhere.


Key Community Care – Befriending
An opportunity to befriend people with disabilities facing social isolation. You could offer an opportunity for them to participate in mainstream activities.

Befriending Caithness
Can you offer a half hour to pop-in on elderly people facing isolation and offer a listening ear? This is an opportunity to help elderly people in your community feel more included, training and support given by local coordinator.

People First Caithness
Volunteer befrienders/mentors
Help support adults with learning difficulties achieve things for themselves, become a befriender!



Alzheimer Scotland-action on Dementia
Day Care volunteer
Working in day care assisting with the social activities for people with dementia, Wick, Mondays, Tuesdays & Fridays 9.30-4pm can you offer a few hours per week?

Homestart Caithness
Offer Friendly, practical help while visiting families at home those in need of encouragement or emotional support. Volunteers offer non-judgemental, confidential support, they reassure the positive aspects of family life, encourage families to widen their network of relationships, and guide to the services available in the community.

Witness Support Volunteers
Witness Support are looking to recruit volunteers to assist in Wick Sheriff Court to support witnesses before giving evidence in Court, intensive residential training given.

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland
Support people who have experienced a stroke by attending group activities or on a one-to-one basis, assist with their rehabilitation and socialisation.


Sight Action

To assist service users with a variety of tasks in their local community  – reading mail, guiding or driving  to appointments, going shopping, visiting on a fairly regular basis, helping with simple IT issues, simple tasks in the home – this does not include cleaning or personal care.

Support volunteers welcomed to help adults with learning difficulties, socialise and participate in mainstream activities

Caithness Parkinson Support Group
Looking for a volunteer to help organise the Caithness support Group and their families. Volunteer will help organise monthly meetings and act as a local contact.

Laurandy Day Care Centre
This popular Day care centre for the elderly welcome volunteers to join the team and help with activities, chat or help out in an informal way.  Do you have a few hours to get involved?  Weekdays.

REF: C10
Town & County Hospital Wick
This is an exciting new opportunity for volunteers within a Hospital setting.  Volunteers are welcomed to become visitors to the long-term residents.  Training in dementia Awareness and other relevant training will be given.  Do you have an hour to spare on a regular basis?

REF: C11

REF: C12
Headway Highland-Caithness
Volunteer Befrienders
Headway highland is a support group for people with brain injuries.  They are looking for volunteers to help people with brain injuries and their families.  this can be help with daily tasks-going out, socialising, activities etc or simply having a chat.  Monthly Group meetings would also welcome volunteers. Alternates between Wick And Thurso. 

REF: C13
Key Community Supports
Could you help support adults with learning difficulties achieve a fulfilling active life within society? Volunteer to support them with Key Housing.

REF: C14

REF; C15
Seaview House residential Home
Volunteer Visitors
Can you volunteer an hour per week to visit long term residents in local Care home? Can you pop-in for a chat, develop a friendship and provide an outside link for those facing isolation? Volunteers of all ages welcome

REF; C16
Pets As Therapy [P.A.T]
Volunteer P.A.T visitors
Volunteers are needed to visit hospitals, hospices, residential homes, nursing homes etc. Dogs with a friendly temperament welcome, a vets assessment is undertaken.

Committee/board members

The following opportunities for Board members, committee personnel and office bearers represents some of the current voluntary organisations in Caithness, many additional groups often look for support in this area. if you think you would like to contribute in this field please contact the Wick Office and we will try and accommodate your requests for volunteering within a committee in your local area.

Womans Aid Caithness & Sutherland
Volunteer Directors
Womans Aid is a charity relying on the support of volunteer directors to enable its continuation. If you feel you have some business skills [experience not essential] this is an opportunity to make a worthwhile contribution to a valued service.

Caithness Citizens Advice Bureau
Board Members
Board Members required for Citizens Advice Bureau. Do you think you would like to support this worthwhile service? Board members are required to enable the service to continue and to support staff in the Wick & Thurso Centres


Caithness Mini Rugby
Committee members
New committee members always welcomed to support this sporting activity throughout Caithness.

Thurso town Improvement Committee
The group are looking for additional committee personnel to help sustain and develop events in the Town.

Wick Gala Committee
Committee personnel welcome, to enable the program of events to continue and develop.

Committee/Office Bearers
This popular Hogmanay Street Party welcomes new committee members to come forward and support the continued running of this event. Can you come forward to enable 2012 to have a party?

Home-Start Caithness
Volunteer Trustee
Homestart is an organisation which supports local families with children under the age of 5, in their own home.  They are looking to recruit new board members to help support the staff and services delivered.  Can you help out? Meetings are a few hours per month. No experience required but a good level of education and understanding. Training given.


The Jam Club [Youth Salvation Army]
Committee Members
Could you help this popular Youth Group Continue in Wick? Offer to become a committee member and attend meetings periodically throughout the year.

Caithness Disability Access Panel
Committee personnel
Do you have a disability, or are you a carer/family member/friend of a disabled person? This is your opportunity to help support the continuation of this group which looks at issues surrounding access for the disabled.

Hogmanay In Thurso [HIT]
Active committee personnel
Welcomes creative people to help with the street party celebrations in Thurso.

Canisbay & Dunnet Day Care Committee
Enthusiastic new members
Canisbay and Dunnet are looking for new office bearers and committee personnel to take the helm in the campaign to raise funding for a new build Day Care Facility for the residents of Canisbay and surrounding area.

Ormlie Community Association
Board Members
Can you become a board member for Ormlie community Association? This group rely on the volunteer Board members to help with the governance of the organisation, a level of responsibility is required, can you help?

Caithness Mental Health
Volunteer Directors
A valued service in Caithness needs directors to assist with direction, responsibility and governance issues to enable the group to continue. If you are interested and think you have the skills required get in touch.

Multiple Sclerosis Caithness
The Caithness Branch of Multiple Sclerosis are looking for people to help make a difference locally to people affected by multiple sclerosis (MS) by providing support to the Branch. We are keen to recruit new volunteer committee personnel to help the group develop.

Multiple Sclerosis Caithness
The Caithness Branch is looking for a Treasurer. Can you help make a difference locally to people affected by multiple sclerosis (MS) by providing support to the Branch helping them to manage their funds so they can be active in the local area and be the point of contact for national office?


Hearing And Sight Care [formally Deaf Care]

Volunteer Board Members/ tresurer

This valued local service are looking to replace their tresurer due to retirement.  Board members needed to support and develop the service.  Meetings held Quarterly but might be more if necessary.



Driving/Escorting Opportunities

Caithness Rural Transport
Volunteer Drivers
To drive wheelchair adapted vehicles. 
We offer a door to door  service.
The service provides affordable transport to anyone who has no personal transport or finds it difficult to use public transport

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland
Volunteer Drivers
Could you help become a support driver to drive the mini bus for CHSS?  Drivers needed for Tuesdays during the day time. MIDUS training available.

Alzheimers Scotland
Volunteer Drivers /escorts
Are you willing to transport people with Alzheimers to the Day centre in Wick, Mondays, Tuesdays or Fridays?  Milage/expenses reimbursed.  Help people get out and feel less isolated.


Castlehill Heritage Society
Building Maintenance Handy person [Large or Small jobs]
To help with the building/ maintenance of the Castlehill Heritage centre, Castletown, painting, DIY etc., any help appreciated.

Mary Anne’s Cottage Museum-Dunnet
Museum Guide
Volunteers to assist with the running of a rural crofting museum to enable it remain open during summer months, Tuesday-Sunday

Mary Anne’s Cottage Museum
Care of Museum items
Volunteers to help with the care of museum items in Mary Anne’s cottage, Dunnet. Help clean items for display and keep in good order.

Wick Flower Basket Group
Flower maintenance volunteer
Volunteers with an interest in gardening needed to assist the Wick Flower Basket Committee maintain the floral displays in the Centre of Wick. Volunteers check displays, help with planting, dead-heading etc.

Laidhay Croft Museum
General helper with the Laidhay museum, [near Dunbeath] help take entrance money, maintain exhibits and answer questions about the museum [after training]-during summer months

Laidhay Croft Museum
Inventory Volunteer
Reliable person needed to catalogue the inventory onto computer files in a rural museum.

Thurso in Bloom
Gardeners-Maintenance personnel
Are you a budding gardener? You could help the Thurso group with growing, planting and maintaining the displays in Thurso.


Castlehill Heritage Society
Raising plants for Museum Garden
Do you have an interest in gardening and growing plants? Then Castletown Heritage Society is looking for volunteers to help with the community walled garden area. They would welcome donations of plants and annuals for display in the garden.

REF: E10
Castlehill Heritage Museum
Artefact Conservation
Reliable person to help clean, maintain and store historic artefacts at the heritage centre, to enable future generations to appreciate the social history of the area.

REF: E11
Pentland View Care Home,-Volunteer Gardner
Pentland View Care Home Thurso would welcome a friendly volunteer to help residents participate in Gardening activities around the grounds of the Home.  Could you come along and share your knowledge and support residents for an hour or two a week?

REF: E 12
Wick Path Group
Path maintenance volunteer
Volunteers needed to help keep access open along the river during the growing season, with limited maintenance during winter months. Seasonal opportunity to help strim the paths at Wick river, training given.  Also other environmental projects around paths routes.

REF: E13
Laurandy Day Care Centre, wick
Gardener/Handy Person
Volunteer needed to assist at Laurandy Day Care Centre Wick, help with outside garden development, weeding and general handy person. Friendly reliable

REF: E14
Caithness Countryside volunteers
Outdoor environmental Volunteer
Projects vary each month, but are environmentally based aimed at helping wildlife by providing useful habitat (tree planting)-(building nest boxes) or removing hazards (such as litter) Beach clean ups act. Most projects are outdoors and physical.

REF: E15
Castlethill Heritage Society
Traditional Craft Tutor
Volunteer Traditional Craft Tutor to help develop the activities and services on offer at Castlehill heritage Centre. If you have skill that you feel would be of interest to others now is your chance to come forward.

REF: E16
Dunbeath Day Centre
Maintenance Gardener for small area
Helper to weed small area surrounding day care centre, no grass cutting required. Tidy-up or develop

REF: E17
Whale & Dolphin Conservation
Shore Watch Volunteer
Looking for volunteers to monitor whale & dolphin population and movement around Caithness [at strategic points, e,g Wick, Thurso, Dunnet].  Full training given and equipment available.  If you enjoy the outdoor lifestyle this could be an interesting and ongoing volunteer opportunity .


REF: E18
Dunnet Forestry Trust
Tree Maintenance Supporter
Volunteers to assist with the on-going tree maintenance at Dunnet Forest, Caithness [does NOT include chainsaw work]. Volunteers will help out with general tidy-up and tree maintenance periodically throughout the year.

REF: E19
Dunnet forestry Trust
Log Sales volunteer
Volunteers needed to assist with the sale and moving of logs and poles at Dunnet Forest at log sale days periodically throughout the year. This is fundraising to ensure the sustainability of the community woodland

REF: E20
Friends of Newton Hill Croft [community woodland]
Environmental volunteer
Our organisation aims to improve the environment by improving access to the woodland while simultaneously improving the natural habitat of local wildlife. Volunteers can make a difference by helping with periodical hands-on practical work and maintenance. 3rd Saturday of the month.

REF: E21
North Highland Archive
Archive Volunteer, Wick
To assist the library archive staff with inventory and archive materials in Wick Library, reliable, honest and dependable.

REF: E22
Caithness Archaeological Trust
Outdoor Environmental Assistant
Events will be identified and will consist of team participation to restore, excavate and document relevant information for the future, during summer months

REF: E23
Newton Hill Croft [Community Woodland]
Volunteers welcomed to help with environmental tasks at the woodland.  Planting, tidying-up, paths etc.  Come along every 3rd Saturday in the month from 9.30 onwards, for a few hours.  Equipment available but wear suitable clothing and footwear.  Location behind old forest at Newton hill.

REF: E24
Castlehill Heritage Society
Genealogy researcher
To assist in genealogy research for the census of the Castletown/Castlehill [and surrounding area] for the archives of Castlehill Heritage Centre.

REF: E25
RSPB Scotland
Farmland bird Surveyors
Bird Surveys are offered to all farmers and crofters throughout the Highlands. When a farmer requests a survey we match them up with a trained local volunteer. This involves carrying out 3 or 4 farm surveys during April – July and recording all birds seen and heard on to the farm map. Volunteering is an excellent opportunity to learn more about farmland birds and farmers gain specific advice based on the species found.

REF: E26
Gardening Club-Key community care
Gardening volunteers
Do you have an interest in Gardening? Could you offer an hour or two to support a group of adults with learning difficulties with their garden project. Their Club is Sunday afternoons, could you perhaps go on a volunteer rota?

REF: E27
Seaview House
Gardening Help
Seaview House a Care home in Wick would love to develop a gardening plan of activities for the residents, many who are interested in Gardening.  Could you help out with planting, building raised beds or generally helping out for couple of hours periodically?

REF: E28
Caithness Biodiversity Group
Volunteer Gardeners for Thurso ‘Bee Bubble’ community garden.
This garden in Thurso require volunteers with an interest in gardening to help with maintenance and development of the area.  It includes raised bed area and is disabled friendly.  can you help?

REF: E29

The Conservation volunteers [CVT]

Green Gym volunteers

Volunteers needed to help out at local community woodland near Wick. Newton Hill Croft woodland].  Are you available on Wednesdays from 10-3pm even for an hour or two? then you could get fit as well as helping the environment.  Volunteers will help with weeding, planting and general mentenance of the community area. 

REF: E30

Wick Allotment Association

Outdoor volunteers required to assist with the creation and mentenance of allotments in Wick at Rind House.  Also with the cretion of the wildlife Garden and pond.  If you have an interest in the environment are moderalely fit and not aftaid to get your hands dirty, then this could be an appealing volunteering opportunity?

REF: 31

Friends of Town & County Hospital Garden

Volunteer Gardners to help with the Hospital Garden, there are also non-gardening opportunities, painting, maintenance etc.  this is a garden the size of a football field and requires upkeep and maintenance, can you help.?

RSPB Nature Reserve- The Flow Country

Community Engagement Volunteer- Caithness & Sutherland

Volunteers will assist the countryside Ranger and community officer to help deliver talks, walks or other activities relating to the environment of the Flow Country.  This is located at the Reserve office Forsinard so own transport preferred.  Good communication & organisational skills needed and the ability to work  independently if necessary.  Must have a level of mobility and fitness to cover uneven ground.  Full training provided. over 18





Diabetes UK
Volunteer Fundraisers needed in your area to help raise awareness of this disease, be creative and host fundraising ideas.

Diabetes UK
Fundraising Coordinator
To be on hand to organise fundraising events and guest speakers, this will raise awareness of diabetes in your local area.

CLIC Sargent
Charity Ambassador
Volunteer to become the main local contact for Cancer fundraising Charity in Caithness dealing with Young cancer patients and their families. Promote the charity and encourage fundraising events.

Caithness Disability Multi Sport
Local Fundraisers
The Caithness branch of Disability multi sporting group are always looking for fundraisers to assist the club raise funds for trips and activities to enable the group to compete at sporting events etc. fundraising held periodically throughout the year

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland
Creative Fundraiser Ambassadors
Can you host an event to raise funds to support this charity in your area? The local coordinator welcomes creative ideas which could support this charity.

Poppy Scotland
Fundraisers/can collectors
To provide support for Ex- servicemen and their families across Scotland, volunteer to distribute poppy ‘buttonholes’ in October/November

Wick Pipe Band
Fundraiser Volunteers
Fundraisers welcome all year around, but particularly welcome during Pipe Band week in July. this could mean can collection or supporting coffee mornings etc.

Thurso in Bloom
Flower Fundraisers
Volunteer fundraisers for Thurso in Bloom organisation. Volunteers participate in various fundraising activities throughout the year to go towards the maintenance and development of this welcome group.

Thurso Pipe Band
General Fundraisers
Fundraisers welcome all year around to support the continued service of this community band.

REF: F10
Wick Christmas Lights Committee
Volunteer fundraising personnel
Looking for creative volunteers to fundraise periodically throughout the year to help replace and maintain Christmas light displays for the benefit of the wider community.

REF: F11
Search & Rescue, Caithness & Sutherland-Fundraiser
Caithness & Sutherland Search Team [CASST] is a charity that supports the existing emergency services.  It receives no funding and relies on donations and fundraising.  Could you volunteer to help run a fundraising activity in support?  Do you have the organisational skills and creativity to help with this? all ideas welcome.

REF: F12

REF: F13
Caithness Deaf Care
Caithness Deaf Care are keen to recruit more volunteers interested in helping with fundraising activities.  Can you host a quiz, sell raffles etc to benefit the service. Creative ideas welcome

REF: F14
Caithness Befriending
Would you like to become part of a team fundraising for Befrienders Caithness?  This group provides informal support to the elderly in their own homes.  It relies heavily on volunteer befrienders.  Funds are needed to help with training and the continued development of the service.  Could you help with Stalls, baking, raffles etc

REF: F15
C.U.R.E [Care, Understanding, research & Eradicate-cancer]
Could you offer your services to help this group of fundraisers with fundraising events?  Do you have an entertainment skill, e.g. singing, magic etc then this group would welcome you aboard.  There is a Masked Ball in November 2013 in Thurso where entertainers are required…could you help?

REF: F16
KWK9 Rescue
Fundraising for Dog Rescue
KWK9 Dog rescue welcome volunteers to help support this valued service which rehomes stray and abandoned dogs in Caithness. Funding is needed for vets bills, neutering and micro chipping of Dogs. All donations appreciated. Can you think of creative ideas for fundraising??

REF: F17
Labrador Retriever Rescue
Fundraising support
Volunteers welcome to help raise funds for this valued charity which finds suitable new homes for abandoned Labradors.

REF: F18
Caithness Ladies football Club
Caithness Ladies football club would welcome volunteers to help support and develop the club. Could you organise fundraising events? Could you encourage sponsorship? Could you help out with stalls or trips?

REF: F 19
Wick Groats Football Club
Quiz- Night Fundraiser
Groats Football Club hosts a monthly Quiz in Wick, could you go on a Rota to help host the Quiz and raise funds towards the Club. Friday evenings monthly.

REF: F20
Caithness Heart & Chest Support Group
Local fundraising Volunteers
Creative and enthusiastic volunteers needed to help the Caithness Chest & Heart Support Group. Volunteers fundraise to provide much needed equipment for use in Caithness, if you would like to become a member or simply to help out get in touch.

REF: F21
Cancer Research UK- Caithness Group C.U.R.E
Volunteer Entertainers
The local Cancer Research Group are holding a fundraising Masked Ball in November in Thurso.  They are looking for people with entertainment skills to help out.  Do you perhaps have a musical talent, singing, dancing, comedy or magic?  They are keen to get local involvement and make the night entertaining and fun for everyone.


Miscellaneous Opportunities

Caithness FM Radio Station
Volunteer Evening Receptionists
A reliable, sensible person to answer telephone, emails etc., and help with music filing, this may lead to radio presenting after a period of time once credibility and confidence has built up.

Step-It-Up Highland-Caithness
Volunteer Walk Leader
Do you live in Caithness and would like to get involved in a Walking Group? You could train to become a Walk leader and help other people live a healthier lifestyle.  Interested?

Caithness Talking Newspapers
Tape duplicators for visually impaired
Volunteers welcomed to produce duplicate tapes of local news for the visually impaired. This opportunity takes place on a Friday during the daytime. Volunteers read the local newspapers onto audio tape; duplicators then produce duplicate copies and pack into envelopes for posting on Friday each week.

Caithness Talking Newspapers
News Readers for the visually impaired [home volunteering]
Volunteer role will be to talk clearly onto a tape and Record the local news onto a 45minute cassette for the benefit of the visually impair. This is the John-O-Groat Journal & Caithness Courier.
Must be able to edit and summarise the news onto a 45 min tape in a clear and precise manner.

Scottish Casualties Network
Simulated Casualty
Volunteers ‘act-out’ the role of casualty in simulated disasters and emergencies, this enables other groups to access realistic training. Volunteers recreates simulated emergencies, no volunteer asked to simulate injury that is personal to them. Vols are fully made-up and realism is the aim


CASST [Caithness & Sutherland Search Team]
Search team Volunteers
Welcome new volunteers to join them. This is an opportunity to become trained to support emergency services. Training is held periodically throughout the year, usually outdoor in all weather conditions. Volunteers with their own transport preferable to respond to situations quickly. The group also attend shows and events and work with youth and charitable groups.


Canine Concerns Scotland

Therapet Volunteers 

Do you have a good natured dog and are willing to take the dog into local Care Homes, Residential Homes or Day Centres?   The visit from an animal can be beneficial to resident's wellbeing and this service is greatly appreciated.  Because you will be working with vulnerable people, volunteer pet owners must undergo a behaviour assessment[ for the dog], PVG, provide references and commit to come along on a regular basis.  However this is a very rewarding opportunity for you and yous dog to volunteer together.


Wick Youth Club

Practical DIY volunteers needed to help with the some fencing work at the Rosebank Playing fields in Wick or general handy person for maintenance.

REF: M10
Pet Fostering Service Scotland
Animal Pet fostering volunteers [short term]
Volunteers needed to foster pets on short term basis in emergency situations, poor health, domestic abuse or temporary homelessness.

REF: M11
Pet fostering Service Scotland
Home Visitor
Volunteers to visit homes of potential pet foster carers for suitability. need access to a car, covers the Caithness area.

REF: M12
Rosebank Playing Fields- Wick
Volunteer Helpers for Kiosk
Can you spare a few hours to help out at the Playing Fields in Wick from Easter until October?  You will help in the kiosk with hire of equipment and sale of snacks.

REF: M13
Castlehill Heritage Society
Catering & Hospitality Volunteer
Castlehill Heritage Centre are looking for volunteers to assist with small scale catering for visitors or workshop evenings. An opportunity to assist the group in an informal way, and meet people.

REF: M15
Castlehill Heritage Society
Preparation of Promotional Materials
Castletown Heritage society is looking for creative volunteers to assist with the arranging of promotional materials and exhibition displays periodically throughout the year.

REF: M16
Search Team Buddie
Caithness & Sutherland Search Team is a voluntary group which supports the emergency services.  They are looking for Volunteer Buddies to help with other search team members. Not all volunteers wish to help with dog handling, buddies can support other dog handlers or other members wishing to train but might need a bit of support themselves e.g with travel or confidence.  Could you help?

REF: M17
KWK9 Rescue
Foster Carers/adoption homes for abandoned Dogs
A newly established voluntary group in Caithness are looking for volunteer Foster homes [long and short term] to look after abandoned & stray dogs. Can you help give a dog a new lease of life? this group require members and helpers. This requires a level of commitment and dedication.

REF: M18
Labrador Retriever Rescue Scotland
Catering/Stall support
Are you interested in Labrador dogs? Then this charity is looking for volunteers to help with baking/catering and help at stalls when they host various fundraising events and activity days. Would you like to donate home baking? Or help out at a stall for a few hours?

REF: M19
Caithness Multiple Sclerosis Society
The Caithness Multiple Sclerosis Society is looking for a volunteer to assist with Welfare issues related to the members. Do you have experience of Welfare rights and are willing to come along once a month for a few hours?…your help would be appreciated.

Homebased Knitting volunteers
KWK9 is a charity responsible for the re-homing of abandoned dogs in Caithness. They would welcome volunteers with knitting or sewing skills to help create homemade Dog coats which could be sold to raise funds for the group. fundraising would be used for vets bills etc. Knitting patters are available from the group.

REF: M21
Key Community Care
Karaoke Social Club volunteer
Can you help a group of adults with learning difficulties improve their Karaoke skills? This group enjoys Karaoke and socialising from 7-9pm on a Saturday, could you help join in and offer support.

REF: M22
Cats Protection- Caithness
Volunteer Foster Carers and other hands -on Opportunities
The Caithness branch of Cats protection are looking for new foster carers to look after cats on a temporary basis while their owners are in hospital or unable to care for them.  All expenses for food etc covered by the owner.  .

REF; M23
Dancing Socialising Group-Thurso
Can you help a group of adults with learning difficulties participate in Dancing? All kinds of dance styles welcome to develop the social element of the group which meets on a Sunday evening in Thurso

REF: M24
Step-It-Up-Highland- Walk Leaders
Pultenytown Peoples Project are working in partnership with the Wellbeing partnership to deliver free training to volunteer Walk Leaders.  Could you volunteer to become a walk Leader on a regular basis for groups of people to go on walks ranging from 20minutes to an Hour or more?  If you enjoy walking this is an opportunity to help whilst participating in an enjoyable activity.

REF: M25
Multiple Sclerosis Society
Librarian/ PR distribution
The MS Society are looking for willing volunteers to help store, promote and distribute literature about their group.  Would you like to get involved in a small way but be of huge support to the group? get in touch

REF: M26
ASSYNT Search & Rescue
Volunteer Team members
Do you know how to map read and are physically fit, aged between 18-72? would you like to join the local group helping with search & rescue in Caithness & Sutherland?  Group meets monthly for training- get in touch to become team member.

REF: M27
Caithness Food Bank
Volunteer to make up Food parcels-
Caithness Food Bank opperates in Wick & Thurso.  They rely on volunteers to help sort out food donations and make up parcels for distribution to people in crisis.  Volunteers meet weekly but this could be flexible.  the Wick group is newly established and need interested parties on board.- Wick Branch needs volunteers.

REF: M28
Prostate Cancer UK
Volunteer Speaker/Fundraiser
Help promote support for this disease by taking the lead on raising awareness in your area.  Full training given


Sight Action

Talking Book Reader

Sight Action is a Highland wide charity offering support to the partially sighted.  They are looking for articulate volunteers to read a book onto a digital device.  This can then be loaned out to those unable to read.  They are in the process of building up a libary of talking books but welcome new readers.  If you feel you have the time to commit to this interesting opportunity, please get in touch.   Training in the use of equipment will be given and support provided.


Pultenytown Peoples Project PPP

Volunteer to help with catering

Can you help on a Wednesday to serve Tea/coffee and have a chat with the elderly social group 12-2pm.  Once or twice a month would help.  

Retail Charity Shops

Without the support of volunteers these shops would struggle to continue, they rely heavily on having a large rota of volunteers to enable them to remain trading.

Blythswood Shop Wick
Shop assistants to help with the smooth running of the shop, help with sorting donations, ironing, cash register and stock handling.

Cancer Research UK
Retail assistants to help with the shop in Wick and Thurso, help with stock handling, sorting donations, ironing and general shop duties.

Highland Hospice Wick
Shop Assistants
Welcomed to help with the daily duties of the shop including stock handling, customer service, cash handling, sorting donations. All money raised stays in the Highlands.

Highland Hospice, Thurso
Shop Assistants
Welcomed to help with the daily duties of the shop including stock handling, customer service, cash handling, sorting donations. All money raised stays in the Highlands.

Newstart Caithness
To help in the shop in Wick and Thurso, help with customer service, sorting donations, cash handling & general shop duties.

Newstart Caithness
Store person Duties
Volunteers to help out in the store in Thurso, help with large items of furniture donated by the public, requires general physical fitness

British Red Cross, Thurso
Retail assistant
Volunteers needed to help in the Thurso shop, help with customer service, cash handling, ironing, sorting donations, stock handling and general shop duties


Laurandy Day Care Centre Wick
Activities volunteer
Volunteers welcomed to help out with activities and social interaction at the Laurandy Day Centre, help with bingo, board games etc or just chat with the elderly

Dunbeath Day Care
Activity Helper
Volunteer to help provide activities for the day care clients, e.g., arts and crafts, music etc.

Bay view House, Thurso
Activities Helper
Volunteers welcomed to assist with people with Alzheimers in bay view house Thurso, helping with stimulating activities, puzzles, etc. and social interaction.

Connections [disabilities]
Activities/Events coordinators
Volunteers with creative skills or interesting hobbies needed to come along to Group with learning difficulties to provide workshops or demonstrations. Wednesday afternoons, Thurso

Autism Initiatives
One stop shop for the Highlands for people with Autism.  Can you help out with activities for this support group? Meets 3rd Thursday in month in Wick 4-7pm. Help with events program, arts crafts etc and enhance the social activities of people with autism.


Riverside House Care Home
Outdoor/outings volunteer
Volunteer to assist staff at Riverside House Care home take residents out in wheelchairs for walks and social activities.

Pentland View Care Home
Activity assistant
Enthusiastic, outgoing volunteer to assist the activities co-ordinator helping to provide group or one-to-one activities to long term residents in a local residential Home.  Afternoons.

Mey & District Senior Citizens Club
Social Activities Helper
To support Senior citizens in the Dunnet and Canisbay area with social activities and events

Caithness Stroke Group
Activity supporter
Creative individuals to assist with group activities, can you help?


Lybster Day Care Centre
Activity helper
Volunteers welcome with interesting hobbies or crafts etc. to come to group and demonstrate or engage with users of the service

The Wednesday Club, Mey
Do you have an interesting skill or hobby e.g., flower arranging, gardening techniques, collecting? come along and volunteer with over 50s club in Mey area

Ormlie Teen Youth Group
Volunteers needed to help out at Friday night youth club in Ormlie community centre, Thurso. If you have an interesting skill or hobby and think it would be of interest to young people, have you thought about coming along and holding a workshop or demonstration?


Seaview House Residential Home
Activities assistant
Enthusiastic, outgoing volunteer to assist the activities co-ordinator helping to provide group or one-to-one activities to long term residents in a local Residential Home in Wick

Seaview House Residential Home
Activity/ Trip Assistant
Could you help support residents in a local Residential Home participate on a Trip or day excursions? Additional volunteer support is often required when a Trip is planned, could you help become a regular visitor/ assistant?


REF: SA 20
Dunbeath Day Centre
Dunbeath centre are looking for volunteers with hobbies or interesting skills to help out with classes and activities.  Tuesdays to Fridays. do you have an hours or two?

The Tuesday Club Disabilities]
Volunteer Art tutor
Tuesday club is a social club of people with disabilities.  Do you have an interest in Art?  then you could offer this skill to the group who are keen to have art classes on a regular basis.  Can yo u help


Wick Gala Committee
Copper Counters
Can you help count bags of money? Volunteers needed to count the small change accumulated following Gala ‘float night’.[always a Sunday]
A chance to volunteer on an annual basis and contribute to keeping this wonderful community event operational

Wick Gala Committee
General helpers
General volunteers required to assist with the operational running of this valued weekly event, annually during last week in July.

Argyle Square Association
Argyle Square Residents Association welcome volunteers to assist with fundraising for the Group. this could take the form of helping with the annual Fun day or other activities held periodically throughout the year, to benefit and improve the environment and wider community.

Latheron Show Committee
Friendly volunteers welcomed to help out at the Latheron Show this year on Saturday 10th July. Volunteers help marshal event and assist with information, parking etc.

Friends of North Baths
Enthusiastic volunteers to help with the cleaning and maintenance of the towns historic North Bath[swimming] facilities and surrounding paths.

Caithness Disability Multi-Sport
Caithness Disability Multi-Sport Group are looking for volunteers to help periodically with Sporting trips to competitions etc. If you would like to support the group please offer your services

Wick Triathlon Club
Events Marshall
Marshalls required to volunteer to supervise Triathlon events in and around Wick. Regular events occur throughout the year.

Thurso Town Improvements
Santa Grotto Helper
Volunteers needed to help with the running and participation in Santas Grotto in Thurso, to help set-up, dress-up and fundraise on stalls.

Thurso Town Improvements
Friendly volunteers to help Marshall events during Thurso Gala

Hogmanay In Thurso [HIT]
Street Party Helper
Volunteers needed to support the Hogmanay Street in Thurso, assisting with the setting-up, dismantling, stalls etc, in the run up to and during Hogmanay evening.


Northlands Creative Art
General helper
Seasonal, must express genuine interest in glass making process. to help out as and when required


Caithness Amateur Athletic Club
Willing volunteers to assist with stewarding events periodically throughout the season

North Highland Harriers
Athletic Marshalls
North Highland Harriers based in Caithness welcome Marshals to help out with outdoor events throughout the year.  Many events in athletics and endurance.  Would you like to get involved and offer your services periodically, usually required weekends.

Lybster Gala committee
Friendly willing helpers to Marshall events during Lybster Gala weekend

Caithness United
Volunteers needed to Marshall football matches throughout Caithness

REF: SM18 & SM19
Save the Children UK
Emergency fundraisers
Volunteers needed to be on call when a disaster occurs, to fundraise for emergency funds to support this charity.

Sport Opportunities

Active Schools
Volunteer Assistant
To assist after school, at weekends and during the holidays with out of school activities, including various sport activities, volunteers need not have a specific knowledge of sport as training given.

Caithness Armature Athletics
Volunteer Coaches
An opportunity to work with children between the ages of 8-16 to enable then to achieve their potential in athletics. Full training and advice is available, alternatively, you can work unqualified under the direction of a senior coach., Saturdays

Caithness Disability Multi Sport
Volunteers to assist with Trips
Caithness Disability Multi-Sport Group are looking for volunteers to help periodically with Sporting trips to competitions etc. If you would like to support the group please offer your services

Caithness Disability Multi Sport
Caithness Disability Multi-Sport Group are looking for volunteers to help periodically with Sporting trips to competitions etc. If you would like to support the group please offer your services

Caithness Mini Rugby
Volunteer coaches
Coaches welcome to help with the Mini Rugby Club, Saturdays excluding summer months

North Coast Surf Club
Surf Coach
Do you have an interest & passion for surfing and are willing to offer some time to help coach the junior members?, Tuesdays 5-7pm in Thurso? then please get in touch.

Caithness & North Highland Jr golf Partnership
Volunteer coaches and supporters
The golf partnership coaches golf to young people to encourage a love for the game to the next generation, volunteer support welcome.

North Highland Harriers
Timekeepers for outdoor events
North Highland Harriers based in West Caithness welcome volunteers to help record timekeeping for individuals participating in endurance events.  Could you help out periodically with events throughout the year.

Wick Swim Club
General volunteers
This is a popular club and therefore require many helping hands, could you be one?

REF: S10
Lybster Jr Football Club
Volunteer coaches
Volunteers to help with the supervision or coaching of young people within the Club. Training available.

REF: S11
Caithness Badminton Association
Volunteer coaches
Association supports clubs in various areas of Caithness, there could be a club in your area in need of support, interested?

REF: S12
Caithness Disabled Swimming Club
General Volunteers & coaches
Can you help this club support people with disabilities participate in swimming? Thurso, Wednesdays 6-7PM

REF: S13
Disabled Bowling
Volunteers needed to help with the club at Murkle, Tuesdays.

REF: S14
Caithness Cycling Club
General Helpers & Coaches
Are you interested in cycling? This group would welcome cyclers to help out with general things, fundraising, organising events etc.

REF: S15
Caithness Bowling Clubs
General volunteers
There are many bowling clubs throughout Caithness, many are run by membership but they often require volunteers to help out with events, fundraising etc., there could be a group in your area needing your help?

REF: S16
Wick Triathlon Club
General Volunteers
The club hosts events throughout the year from Wick Swimming pool, volunteers would be welcome to help out and lend support.

REF: S17

REF: S18
Caithness Ladies Football Cub
Volunteer Coaches
Volunteer coaches welcomed to help coach and support the Ladies football team in the Thurso area, Wednesday evenings. An opportunity to develop Ladies football in Caithness

REF: S19
Thurso United Football Club
Thurso United FC are looking for new volunteers to replace those retiring. Could you offer a few hours per week to help young people aged under 7 -11 compete in team football activities. No coaching experience required but free coaching training available if necessary. Tuesdays & Fridays

REF: S20
East End Football Club
Volunteer coaches
East end football club are looking for football coaches to help coach the junior team aged 7-11.  Saturday mornings, Wick.  do you have a couple of hours to help the next generation enjoy sport?




Youth & Children


Active School
Active School’s Assistant
Volunteers to assist with after school activities or during school breaks. supported by local coordinator..

TREATS- Playgroup
Volunteer Assistant
TREATS childcare provision in Thurso is linked to NOSCA [North of Scotland Childcare Association].  It welcomes enthusiastic and reliable volunteers to help out for a few hours per week.  Mornings and weekdays.

Wick Youth Club
Youth Club- Juniors Assistant
To assist with the smooth running and supervision of young people within the club. You can work in the tuck shop, help with arts and crafts, music and dance or you can help the children with sport. Wednesday evenings.

Thurso 1st Boys Brigade
Uniform youth Assistant
Youth leaders needed for Thurso Boys Brigade, to help with the running of the club. Come along and support this excellent group with educational and social activities, Friday evenings

JAM Club [Youth Salvation army]
Volunteer Children Assistants
A chance to help young people develop social skills and interact with their peers in a positive way, while participating in fun activities. Wick, Fridays and Saturday evenings

Thurso Youth Club
Youth Assistants
Thurso Youth Club require people to assist supervise the age group 12-18 year old on Thursday nights from 7-9.30PM. Youth leaders will help develop activities for the club and enable services to continue.

Lybster Youth Club
Youth Assistant
To help with the development and continuation of the Club in Lybster, Friday Nights, winter season

Halkirk Youth Club
Require helpers to enable services to continue for young people aged 12-18 on a Thursday Evening between 7-9.30PM, volunteer and make a difference. Also to help out with Jr youth club [p1-3] Fridays 6-7.15pm

REF: Y10
Ormlie Teen Group
Youth Group Volunteer Volunteer assistants to help out at Ormlie Friday night youth club for 13-16 year olds. Volunteers will help support the young people keep a positive focus and help with activities and events.

REF: Y11
Halkirk Rainbows [uniform Girl guide Association]
Youth Assistants
Helpers required to assist with the running of the Rainbows group in Halkirk, for youngsters aged 5-7 years old, 2 hours per week. Thursday evenings 5.30-6.45pm during term time

REF: Y12
Wick Girl guide Association
Guide Leaders
Leaders required to help run Girl guides,[aged 10-14] enthusiastic, friendly and supportive. Are you willing to interact in outdoor activities, and a structured environment? Term time

REF: Y13
Wick Brownies [Girl Guide association]
Brownie Leaders
Leaders to assist with the Brownies [aged 7-10] enthusiastic, friendly and supportive. Willing to interact in outdoor activities and a structured environment, term time

REF: Y14
Reay Youth Club
Youth leader to help support Reay Youth Club on a Thursday Evening during term time.

REF: Y15
Castletown Playgroup
Playgroup assistant
Volunteer helpers needed to help out with Playgroup, particularly Thursday afternoon 1-3pm.  Or possibly mornings Monday – Friday

REF: Y16
Thurso Explorer Scouts
Volunteers welcome to assist with Thurso Explorer scouts for young people aged 14-18. Group meets Sunday evenings between 8-9.30pm. do you think you could help this worthwhile group?

REF: Y17
Caithness district Scout Association [uniform groups]
Volunteer Youth leaders
Throughout Caithness the Scout Association has groups of Cubs,[aged 8-10] Scouts[aged 10-14] and explorer Scouts[aged 14-18] looking for volunteer leaders to help with the development of the group. There is probably a group in your area…could you help? If there are sufficient volunteers a rota can become established and the commitment lessened for individuals

REF: Y18
Caithness Girl Guiding Association
Volunteer Unit leaders
Throughout Caithness the Girl Guide Association has groups of Rainbows [age5-7] Brownies [age7-10] Guides [age10-14] and Rangers [aged14-18] all looking for support. There is probably a group in your area…could you help? If there are sufficient volunteers a rota can become established and the commitment lessened for individuals

REF: Y19
Caithness Youth Forum
Willing volunteers needed to support Youth activities on Saturday Nights in South Hall Wick. fun activities include laser rods, hair & make up sessions, football and much more. however adult supporters are needed to help group…interested?

REF: Y20
Wick Sea Cadets
Adult officers or Helpers
An opportunity to help out with the T.S.Campbell unit in Wick helping young people learn new skills associated with the sea, no experience necessary only lots of enthusiasm. Tuesdays 7-9.30pm

REF: Y21
Caithness Youth Forum
Youth volunteers needed to help with Fusion Nights on Saturday evenings. Volunteers will help coordinate fun activities e.g hair & beauty, football, laser rods and much more. Meetings held in Wick Scout hall…interested?

REF: Y22
Keiss Youth Club
Volunteers welcome to help with the Keiss Youth Club on Friday evenings from 6.30-8.30pm
Can you spare a couple of hours and perhaps go on a leader Rota?

REF: Y23
Lyth Youth Club
Youth Assistant
Can you help out at Lyth Youth Club on a Friday evenings during term time? Volunteers are needed to make up a rota to enable the group to continue in the area. Any help appreciated

REF: Y24
Eczema Outreach Scotland
Volunteer Ambassador
Do you suffer with eczema and skin conditions? Are you aged between 8-18?  Then you could become an ambassador and talk to others in the same position and support and share experiences.

REF: Y 25
1st Wick Scout Group
Are looking to recruit new Scout leaders. full training is provided and no previous experience needed.  Other troups are available in Thurso, Reay and Castletown if you wish to express an interest in getting involved.

REF: Y 26
6th Wick Brownies
Youth Assistants
Would you like to gain skills as a Brownie Leader?  You could offer to help the group [Tuesdays 4-5.30 term time]  Full training available

REF: Y 27

Castletown Youth Club

Volunteer youth Assistants

Can you spare a few hours to help at the Youth club on  Thursday evenings Term time?  Adult support essential for continuation of the club.

REF: Y 28

Bower Youth Club

Volunteer Youth Club Assistants

Bower Youth Club are keen to become re-established for the youth of the area, Can you offer support for a few hours on a Thursday night [term time].  Ideas and enthusiasm  welcome