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Volunteer Development Scotland Ltd. (also known as Volunteer Scotland).
Charity registered in Scotland SC013740 and a company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland, No. SC106743. Our registered Office is Jubilee House, Forthside Way, Stirling. FK8 1QZ

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General Maintenance Volunteers

Come and be a valued part of our friendly team! Expect to have fun, meet new people and get outdoors! A great opportunity to give back, upskill and boost your CV.

Stable Life provides a safe, nurturing and learning experience using the horse and its environment to help young people in the Scottish Borders reach their full potential, and become healthier and happier with aspirations and dreams. And we need your help!

As a Stable Life General Maintenance Volunteer your role would be to carry out general building and gardening duties. This may include:

  • Weeding

  • Mowing lawn

  • Painting

  • Digging

  • Odd jobs

  • Assisting staff with practical duties

We will not ask you to do anything you are uncomfortable with, or not trained to do. However, we have lots of opportunities for learning and up-skilling and some of our volunteers even go on to become paid staff members!

We value our volunteers highly and you can expect benefits like participation in volunteer award schemes (e.g. Saltire) and an annual volunteer celebration day. Our volunteer co-ordinator can also help you with job applications and personal statements for college/university.

Volunteering is an important role at Stable Life, as a charity we rely on your support. You help to keep our horses happy and healthy, enable our young people to feel welcomed and safe and support our hard-working staff. Thank you for taking the time to consider this position.

Experience required

A basic level of general maintenance experience.

Personal Attributes:
• Are responsible
• Attend as agreed
• Are friendly
• Are able to be flexible
• Keep confidentiality
• Show commitment
• Keep calm
• Be practical
• Maintain safe working practises and health & safety

Travel details

Dryden Farm, Ashkirk, Selkirk Scottish Borders

Training details

Training Details:

All – Trauma training, confidentiality training, styles of communication, health & safety, regular support and supervision, Public Protection training & PVG

Additional Benefits – Annual Volunteer Celebration Day & Access to Volunteer Award Schemes e.g. Saltire, & CV/Personal Statement booster


Minimum age: 18
Acceptance as a volunteer is subject to our application and screening process.

Frequency & commitment
As and when required.

Volunteers (aged 18-25) taking part in this opportunity are eligible to claim Saltire Awards hours for their activity.
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