If you wish to Volunteer for Transition Linlithgow, please scroll down and see some of the opportunities to join in.
Transition Linlithgow is by its very nature a local organisation which is enhanced by the people to participate in it. We benefit a great deal from those who volunteer their time and skills with us and in return we hope that we give some benefit back, whither that's re-connecting with others, learning new skills, developing experiences for your CV, etc.
Below we've started a list of the types of projects we need volunteering help with. If you are interested in any of these then please get in touch with us via out Contact page.
Young People - We welcome people of all ages to participate in Transition. Young people especially have great capacity to show us how to protect our environment as the earth is theirs to inherit and to then continue that care for generations to come. We'd love to hear from the younger sector in our community and to see what opportunities we can offer. Great for your careers, your education, for socially connecting with others, for learning new (non school) topics, to get involved in social enterprise development, to build your confidence and in a friendly and supportive environment. AND, we are now right next to the Academy, so why not drop in when we are open for a chat.
Developing our Social Media presence. We have FB, Twitter and Instagram accounts but that's about it. Are we using them optimally, do we need others to connect to younger people?. We should also be thinking about Vimeo and developing short videos too. All beyond the skills of many of our members so help would be greatly appreciated here.
Fundraising. Our core costs need covered and we also need funds for projects but fundraising is a specialist skill and we are looking for help in this area.
Linlithgow Food Assembly - we'd love help with our launch event, setting up tables, talking to suppliers, cleaning up afterwards, perhaps helping to deliver the odd food order and blogging about the food on sale and meals made from it.
Orchard Maintenance - we've 3 orchards in town but would love more. As well as help to maintain our existing trees along with our other volunteers, we are also looking for locations to plant more orchards and that all needs help and planning/financing/etc.
Developing our marketing materials. - designing leaflets, banners, posters, etc.
Repair Skills - Woodworking, metalworking, electronics, textiles, furniture repair, welding, we'll need lots of these specialist skills if we are successful in setting up a FixIt Hub with CCF funding. We want to repair and make new things from stuff people dont want any more. Creative skills, artistic skills, craft skills can all help us.
Storytellers. Yip, our journey is actually all about sharing the positive stories of change that people have and are making. But it requires folks with good writing skills to put these stories into blogs/articles/leaflets/films/audio. Can you help?
Volunteering Lead - we also seek a volunteer co-ordinator to promote our volunteering opportunities and to keep them up to date? Could you help with this and work with VSGWL to update their new website?
Perhaps you want to volunteer on something not listed above. Please get in touch with us and we'll have a chat.
We'll also be looking at the Saltire Awards and similar to see if we can help you to collect credits/points towards you certificates and accreditation of achievement.