Historic Environment Scotland - Martello Towers Volunteer Guide

HES are looking for volunteers to provide support who can deliver to their excellent customer care standards. HES sites are at their busiest at weekends, on bank holidays, during school holidays and the summer months. It is at these times that they will schedule a number of special days for volunteers to lead and deliver tours for visitors. Whilst there are no strict requirements regarding how many tours an individual will deliver they desire a minimum commitment of one tour per month to enable the success of the tours. The number of tours will be flexible, and agreed with the Volunteer Coordinator.

Barony Mill Guide


Summer is around the corner and Birsay Heritage Trust are looking for volunteers to become Barony Mill Tour Guides.
The Mill Guide welcomes visitors to the premises, introduces him or herself and the purpose of their role and informs them as to the safety aspects of moving around the mill. He or she then gives a semi-scripted guided tour of the mill which lasts approximately one hour, answering questions, if asked, to the best of their ability. Visitors are given a history of the business and are shown the workings of the machinery and the production process of making beremeal. 
They are given an understanding of the uniqueness of bere, this historically important cereal grown only here in Orkney and milled only in Birsay. Guides work by rota, the Mill being open daily between 11am and 5pm. It may be possible to work half days if there are sufficient volunteers, and to take into account the needs of volunteers to work flexibly.
Volunteers should enjoy dealing with members of the public and be good communicators. They should be fit enough for getting up and down stairs (three levels) and comfortable with occasional lone working. An interest in local history and social history is desirable. They must be trustworthy with money handling and reliable.

Shop Volunteers Wanted!



The Salvation Army shop has been in touch as they have some vacancies they would like to be able to fill. They would like to hear from volunteers who would be able to cover the following shifts:

Alternate Thursdays: 10am to 1pm and 1pm to 4pm 

Alternate Fridays: 10am to 1pm and 1pm to 4pm 

Occasional Saturdays: 10am to 1pm and 1pm to 4pm

If you would like to volunteer in a warm and friendly retail environment then this would be the post for you. If you are interested contact Rob at VAO on 872 897

Code Club Volunteers



Orkney Library and Archive are looking for volunteers to help out at the library

Code Club, which is for children aged 8 - 11.  Volunteers must be aged 16 or over with

basic coding skills and knowledge of Scratch and be available for one hour a week

on Saturdays between 10 – 11am and must be already be a member of the PVG

scheme. Volunteers should be friendly, approachable, patient,  computer literate, reliable

and punctual.

Training is available online at www.codeclub.org.uk.  Support will be given by

Library staff. Anyone interested in this opportunity should contact Sally Walker at Orkney

Library on sally.walker@orkney.gov.uk or 873 166

Orkney Heritage Society - Secretary-Trustee

Volunteer required to maintain computer database of members. Respond to membership enquiries. Welcome new members. Send out newsletters. Liaise with treasurer on payments of fees be a Trustee of the board and attend meetings (every 6 weeks). Previous experience useful. IT literate, careful attention to detail and interested in Orkney's heritage.eeks). 

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