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Volunteering Opportunity: VO65678

  • Community Bloggers
    with Tayport Community Trust - PLANT Gardening Group.

    Created/last updated: 04/08/2020

    About this opportunity:At Tayport Community Garden organisations, groups, families and individuals of all abilities can work, learn and socialise together
     •  Funded by Scottish Government's Carbon Challenge Fund, the project is helping Tayport residents tackle climate change by reducing carbon emissions through growing more food locally
     •  Our community blog is a space we share information, learning and experiences about growing food, reducing our carbon footprint and helping the environment, from a diversity of perspectives (www
     • tayportgarden
     • org/blog)
     •  Our blogging team is supported by a Blog coordinator
     •  In 2016 we had 14 contributors, aged between 7 and 70
     •  Our bloggers write, take photos, make videos or sound recordings - the format is up to you! You can learn digital storytelling skills alongside learning about the subjects you cover
     •  Or you can help with technical support
     •  We also cater for incurable technophobes - you focus on the story and the Blog Coordinator will take care of the rest
    Takes place:
    Minimum age:16
    Maximum age:no upper age limit has been specified
    Training provided:You will receive an induction and introduction to blogging and on-going support from our Blog Coordinator and other bloggers. The level of support will be adjusted to your needs. Monthly blogger meetings will help you to generate ideas and provide mini-workshops on digital mobile photography, video,etc. You can attend other training/gardening sessions at the Garden to learn more about growing food and environmental issues.
    Out of pocket expenses paid?
    Yes - We pay volunteers public transport expenses and can reimburse them weekly or monthly. For car drivers, mileage can be paid.

    Experience required:No specific requirements for experience were provided by the organisation.

    Restrictions on who can volunteer
    Children aged 8-16 can volunteer with parental consent. This is because we need to know that parents are aware that their children are in the garden and have given consent.

    Application process:Induction/Training; Informal Chat

    Taster available?No, not for this opportunity.

    Travel Details

    Saltire AwardThis opportunity is compatible with the Saltire Awards for volunteers aged 12-25.