Ness of Brodgar Visitor Team

The Ness of Brodgar welcomes many visitors on-site during July & August. Following the BBC series earlier this year, the archaeology team expect 2017 to be particularly busy. This year's dig will take place from Wednesday 5th July to Wednesday 23rd August.

An important part of the visitor experience is the team who meet and greet visitors, letting them know when tours are, where to go on-site, how to help support the dig and generally give visitors a warm welcome to the Ness.

Volunteers are wanted to be part of the team. No experience is necessary as full training will be given. However enthusiasm, confidence in working with the public and a love of Orkney's rich heritage is definitely an asset!

The working day is 10.00 to 17.00 but the team are very flexible and are happy to discuss what hours folk can do across a week and the 8 weeks of the dig.

This is a  great opportunity to be involved in one of Orkney’s great experiences and to be part of discovering the rich layers of history in Orkney.

If you would like to be involved please contact Anne Mitchell at the UHI Archaeology Institute on 569 340 (after 1pm) or or Rob at VAO on 872 897


Looking south along the Ness of Brodgar

Volunteer Gardeners required at St Rognvald’s House


This opportunity would suit people who love gardening, flowers, plants, hard work and a bit of a challenge!

St Rognvald’s has quite extensive grounds and anyone interested would be helping to make the residents lives so much better and colourful.
Volunteers will be provided with all the tools required and will be shown around the grounds to familiarise themselves with the layout. The management team will be available at all times for any queries etc.

For futher information please could Rob McGregor either by email or by telephone on 01856 872897

Help for Heroes - General Volunteer

Help for Heroes supports those with injuries and illnesses sustained while serving in the British Armed Forces.

No matter when someone served, H4H give them the support they need to lead active, independent and fulfilling

Their specialist teams focus on the five key areas of an individual’s life: medical, mind, body, spirit and family. 

They provide support to the whole family to help them all cope with the challenges they face.

Long-term recovery is more than repairing damaged bodies and minds; it’s about rebuilding lives. To help H4H achieve this they need volunteers to help out at events

Run merchandise stalls

Provide talks at schools etc

Hold bucket collections

Promote National campaigns

Training will take place at events in Scotland throughout the year. Two regional gatherings per year are also held where all volunteers are invited to go along, learn more about the charity/meet other volunteers and take part in further training.

If you feel you can help out with Help for Heroes please contact Yvonne Beattie on

01980 840220 or



Support for our wounded

Scottish Charity Air Ambulance - Volunteer Speaker

To raise awareness of the charity by speaking to groups and attending cheque presentations. Would suit someone who likes speaking to groups and inspiring their audience. If you like speaking to groups and enthusing your audience then this is the opportunity for you!
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Scottish Charity Air Ambulance - Collecting Can Co-ordinator

A volunteer is needed to place collecting cans in their local area. They will be the point of contact in their local area. They will be fully supported by a staff member and given full instruction. If you have a few spare hours and would like to get out and about in the community, then get in touch!
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