Can you help out at Boys Brigade?

At 2nd Linlithgow Boys Brigade, we welcome you from P2 all the way through to S6.

We have faith in young people and provide opportunities for children and young people to learn, grow & discover. There is something for every young person.

Our work with children and young people is made possible thanks to all our volunteers and helpers.

If you know of a young person that would like to join, or you can spare a couple of hours a week to help, why don’t you contact us now to find out more.

You can find us on Facebook, or email us at 2linlithgow@boys-brigade.org.uk.

The Black Bitch Magazine need new volunteers!

The launch edition of the Black Bitch Magazine appeared in May 2011 with a planned run of 3 issues, then a review of future prospects. Initial responses in that period were very positive and the decision was taken to continue production. The magazine registered as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation in August 2011 reporting annually to OSCR.

The magazine is now in its 10th year and is looking to consolidate what has been achieved and build on that for the future. Of course, much has changed in that period and looks certain to change even more over the next 10 years.

We are interested to strengthen our admin team and would like to hear from volunteers who would like to tackle the following tasks:

: Standard bookkeeping to keep track of all the usual transactions, a couple of hours per week average.

: A distribution manager to take delivery of magazines and help prepare bundles,  one day, every 6 weeks

: A co-ordinator to link with schools and encourage young contributors

: Editorial team members, two evening meetings between each issue, to help generate new ideas, write articles or assist with admin

: And we are always looking for additional delivery folks to ease the load, cover for holidays and illness, average about 1 hour every 6 weeks.

For more information, please get in touch in the first instance with David Tait   on: on.a.lead@gmail.com

Linlithgow Burgh Trust are looking for volunteers!

Linlithgow Burgh Trust are looking for volunteers to take on various roles within the Trust, which is made up of Burgh Beautiful Linlithgow and Linlithgow Civic Trust.

Both organisations are looking for new committee members who can attend committee meetings and support with some of the admin.

The Civic Trust are looking for an organiser of the annual Perambulation of the Marches, which takes place on Wednesday before the Marches. An organiser is also required for the Doors Open Days which takes place in September.

If you are interested in helping out Burgh Beautiful, the Civic Trust and the Burgh Trust in any of these roles please contact us at secretary@lbt.scot.

IT Volunteer wanted by LUCS

Linlithgow Union Canal Society are looking for someone to help look after the Societies IT facilities. After many many years of heading up our IT group, and looking after the myriad of IT related functions that help keep LUCS on an even keel, John Aitken has decided he would like to stand down from this important role.    I am sure everyone at LUCS would like to express their thanks for the sterling work John has contributed to the Society as IT Coordinator, heading up the IT group.
While we are obviously very sad to see John stepping down from this position, it may be that with the current imposed “lockdown” and things being a bit quieter, this may be an ideal time for someone else to take on this role.
Do you have an interest in IT ?
Have you experience in the IT industry ? (not strictly necessary)
Would you like to help the Society ? (much of the work can be done from home)
If you think you can help even in a small way, we would be delighted to hear from you.  Please contact us at ezine@lucs.org.uk.

Linlithgow Visitor Information Centre – Volunteers Wanted

Visitors to Linlithgow will soon have a place to get information and directions thanks to the Linlithgow and Linlithgow Bridge Community Council. The group have recently been awarded £3500 from the Scottish Government’s Town Centre Fund to resurrect a Visitor Information Centre in the towns Burgh Halls.

The money, which was agreed at the Linlithgow ward Local Area Committee, will be used to pay for IT equipment, signage, and uniforms. Gordon Smith, Chair of the Community Council said “We are obviously delighted that we were able to secure this funding and provide a warm welcome to visitors to the town!”

The Community Council are now looking for local volunteers, with Gordon adding that “Training will be provided by Visit West Lothian and Visit Scotland and a smart uniform will be available. We think that this will appeal to local people who have a friendly personality and a desire to sell Linlithgow to our very many visitors from all over the world.”

Linlithgow has seen an increase in visitor numbers in recent time after filming for Outlander and Outlaw King, and this ‘set-jetting’ is predicted to continue.
If you feel you could be part of the team to begin this journey and help keep Linlithgow very firmly open and welcoming to our visitors please contact Gordon Smith Chair of the Community Council on 07769897865 or e-mail him at sinderins213@gmail.com

Are you passionate about our local area and want to make a difference? Join the LCDT Board.

Could you use your skills and experience to help a local charity working to make Linlithgow a better place to live and work?

Linlithgow Community Development Trust is looking for new Directors to join our Board. We want to expand our Board with people who share our vision and are passionate about our local area and our community.

We are looking for local people to bring their own expertise and experience to join the Board of Directors, a group of committed volunteers passionate about continuing to strengthen the Trust as a pivotal community-led organisation in the town.  

If you have the time to commit; can think strategically; are committed to the Linlithgow area and have expertise in any of the areas below, we would love to chat with you.  

  • Fundraising, third sector and government
  • Legal/charity governance
  • Project Management
  • HR
  • Policy and strategy
  • Marketing & Digital

We are keen to increase our diversity to reflect the people which our charity serves –young and old, from the town and surrounding areas, and with a wide range of work or life experiences. We’re looking for someone who can spare 4 hours a month and can work effectively as part of a small team.

As a member of our Board of Directors you will:

  • be part of an exciting, enterprising and innovative community-led organisation
  • help to ensure that the Trust fulfils our charitable aim and vision.
  • have the opportunity to give something back to your community and make a real difference locally

ABOUT LCDT

Our aim is to make Linlithgow a better place to live and work, through a community led plan of action which provides services, amenities and/or financial support to local initiatives.

Our vision is for a thriving community that is resilient, inclusive, enterprising and sustainable, capable of dealing with ongoing change.

We have several projects underway and would like to take on more. However, we need local people with drive and enthusiasm to help us to do this! 

Amongst our current work is the delivery of the Cycle Circuit, Solar Energy, an informative Town website and employment and training opportunities for staff and volunteers.

The principles that Linlithgow Community Development Trust work to are:

  • To build a community that takes pride in, and manages, its local assets
  • To capture and build community passion, enthusiasm, ideas and skills
  • To ensure our work is financially and environmentally sustainable
  • To work closely with local people and other local groups to strengthen our combined efforts

For an informal discussion to find out more contact hello@trust-linlithgow.org.uk.

Join the Oxfam Team

Neil & The Team at Oxfam Linlithgow would like you to join them and volunteer in our shop at 98 High Street, Linlithgow.

Volunteering is a great way to:

Use your skills & learn new ones, meet new people, Indulge a hobby, make a difference and have fun.

To find out more Tel 01506 671217 or e-mail oxfamshop5823@oxfam.org.uk. Facebook: Oxfam Linlithgow

Make Your Time Matter – Volunteer at Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland

Linlithgow Chest Heart & Stroke Boutique Charity Shop is a great place to volunteer. We have a range of roles: Display & Merchandising Assistants, Shop Floor Assistants, Stockroom Assistants, Enhanced Volunteers & Admin Support.

Full Training in all aspects is provided along with Manual Manding and Gift Aid procedures.

Chest Heart & Stroke  Scotland Exterior

We are open 7 days per week. 10am- 5pm Monday to Saturday. 11am – 5pm on Sundays. We have morning and afternoon shifts with flexible hours and days.

Pop into see us at Chest, Heart & Stroke 220 High Street Linlithgow to pick up an application form. For more information on working together – speak with Jill Hudson, Manager.

Volunteering Opportunites with Burgh Beautiful

Do you want to contribute to making Linlithgow a more colourful, cleaner, more interesting and more beautiful place?  Burgh Beautiful Linlithgow, an entirely voluntary organisation with no paid staff, is always on the look-out for public-spirited local residents to help us achieve our objectives.   Here are some of our current opportunities:

  • Gardening, whether as an individual, with friends or as part of a group – no prior experience required and training will be given as necessary.  Currently, we particularly need help to sustain the Water Yett gardens (until now the devoted work of Eileen Murray), so some ‘green fingers’ may be a help there!  We would also like someone willing to volunteer to work with Scouts, Guides and similar groups on gardening projects and also to help with the floral gardens around the Mill Road crossroads at Linlithgow Bridge.
  • Public consultation – helping with forthcoming events to involve the public and schoolchildren in our new public art projects.
  • General labouring work such as planting trees, cutting turf, helping at our Clarendon base, cleaning up the town prior to judges’ visits, litter picks, etc (much of this is group working).
  • Preparatory work for visits by judges from Beautiful Scotland or Britain in Bloom, including help with listing improvements to be made, preparation of the judges’ portfolio, compilation of a ‘Powerpoint’ presentation on the wonders of Linlithgow, organisation of the judges’ route and those attending, and catering arrangements.
  • Working with Local Businesses, particularly to encourage floral displays in the High Street.
  • Fundraising and Publicity – we need help with the organisation of fund-raising events such as our Autumn Fair and our stall at the Advent Fayre – and new ideas for raising money!  We would also like help with our website, social media activity and keeping our input to this website up to date!
  • Working with Young People – we could do with one or more new members on our Youth Working Group, dealing with such matters as liaison with schools and children’s and young people’s voluntary organisations.

If you are at all interested in any of these volunteering opportunities, please do not hesitate to email us at mailto:bbl@lbt.scot.

Social Media Volunteer Wanted

Do you have a few hours to spare? Interested in building skills, learning about Linlithgow and getting the new Museum up and running? We are looking for volunteers who can help develop and run our social media channels.

We currently run a Facebook (@LinlithgowMuseum) and Twitter (@LinlithgowH) but we are looking for people who can help add content regularly and come up with creative ideas on how we can attract more followers.

Volunteers will be given a mentor who will provide support and advice. We will also offer a reference to volunteers. The role might appeal to someone interested in learning about museums, social media or marketing.  Linlithgow Museum is opening in the new Partnership Centre as part of an exciting. Volunteering with us is a chance to be part of this fantastic project that will bring the history of Linlithgow right to the town centre and result in a new museum being opened in 2019.

What skills are we looking for?

  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Interest in museums and/or Linlithgow’s history
  • Experience of using social media, particularly Facebook and/or Twitter
  • Creative

Does this sound like you? Then if you would like to find out more please contact enquiries@LinlithgowHT.onmicrosoft.com