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Great Place Projects Volunteer

Project volunteers assist with community projects and public workshops as part of our work collecting and generating stories about our shared heritage across the Falkirk district. Projects range from hands-on crafts, outdoor activities to research and interpretation, offering a wide variety of opportunities for our project volunteers to use and develop their own special skills.

The Great Place project is a district-wide 2-year programme of activities celebrating the places, people, traditions, and industry of the Falkirk area with thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

What's in it for you?

  • Explore local heritage, engaging with local communities and stories
  • Contribute to the development of a community-generated record of our local heritage
  • Meet and work with a range of new people
  • Develop skills in your area of interest

What's involved?

  • Assist with handing out surveys & monitoring attendance at project sessions
  • Help to set up space and materials for sessions

 Volunteers are matched with the project that best suits their skills, but activities may include:

  • Helping project participants with hands-on craft activities
  • Undertaking archival research
  • Using recording equipment and editing audio projects
  • Assisting to write and edit stories, articles, audio scripts

Skills, attitude, and experience required

  • Workshop activities are best suited to individuals who are outgoing, friendly, and have an interest in learning about and sharing our local heritage
  • You should have the ability and willingness to work with all ages of participants
  • Research and interpretation projects generally require volunteers to be comfortable working both collaboratively and individually, but there are opportunities to work separately for those more comfortable working solo
  • Attention to detail and keeping track of records

Other important information

Location: Projects take place across the Falkirk council area with venues ranging from libraries and heritage sites to community centres.

Time Commitment: Project volunteers will be required to commit to the duration of a project. This will vary depending on the activity but generally involve 2-4 hours per week for 1-2 months. Volunteers are welcome to sign up to multiple projects either consecutively or concurrently, as their time allows. Research projects may have more flexible hours and will not always need to be completed at specific sites.

Contact: Helen Rashad, Great Place Project Coordinator 01324 590984

Training: Project volunteers will be supported by Great Place staff and workshop facilitators. Some projects may involve specialist training as part of the activites.

Expenses: Travel expenses within the Falkirk area will be reimbursed. Expenses from outwith the district may be reimbursed on a case by case basis.


How to apply

Please complete the online application form here.

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