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

Volunteer Welcome Host

The new Museum for Linlithgow is open and we need you help!

We are looking for volunteers who are able to regularly give us 2-3 hours of their work to be Welcome Hosts. This is incredibly important to the Museum as you will be the first person visitors meet.  It is vital to ensure we can open and run all year. The role might appeal to someone interested in learning about museums, social media or marketing.

You don’t need any experience to join us and we will provide full training to you. In return you can expect the opportunity to:

  • help develop and run activities in the Museum’s new community space
  • learn new skills ranging from retail to collections management
  • meet new people in a friendly environment
  • AND plenty of tea and coffee!

Volunteers will be given a mentor who will provide support, advice and can also offer a reference in the future.  You’ll meet new people, learn new skills and support our exciting new museum in the heart of the town.

To find out more please contact our Communities Co-ordinator Julia Branch at Julia@LinlithgowHT.onmicrosoft.com or 01506670067. https://www.linlithgowmuseum.org/help

Like Shopping? We’d love you to help us in our Linlithgow shop!

Helping people in crisis begins at your local British Red Cross Linlithgow charity shop.  Full of gifts, clothes and even the odd vintage gem, our 330 shops across the UK are home to over 6,500 volunteers and 700 paid staff. Our team is bright and bubbly, and we love meeting people from all walks of life.   Our aim is to serve every customer with a smile, and to make sure everyone that visits us has a great experience. We’re always aware that every penny raised in our little shop goes straight to helping someone in crisis.

Our shop volunteers are the first point of contact for customers when they enter our shops. You will be a welcome greeting for all customers providing assistance and ultimately helping increase donations.   You will provide invaluable help through the running of the shop, keeping it stocked and attractively displayed. You can get involved as much or as little as you like by: sorting out stock; putting your own stamp on the shop displays  or getting trained in order to serve customers at the till.
Being part of a huge fundraising effort is very motivating, you provide the best service possible by representing the British Red Cross to the local community and raise as much money as possible for the organisation. You even get a 20% discount on donated goods.   Find out more by reviewing our website

Passionate about Linlithgow and want to become a Trustee?

Linlithgow Community Development Trust are a charity and community organisation formed by residents of Linlithgow and Linlithgow Bridge to deliver change to benefit the community.  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 Board of Directors is made up of between seven and fifteen volunteer Trustees. Continue reading “Passionate about Linlithgow and want to become a Trustee?”

Do you have any free time during the day and like to drive?

Linlithgow Link is a registered charity (SCO No: 13502) and provide support through social and community activity to those who are isolated by illness, age, or infirmity.  In line with legal requirements, all volunteers are fully insured, and security checked as members of the PVG Scheme. Volunteers enjoy being involved in a variety of rewarding activities and whilst giving their time freely are not expected to be ‘out of pocket’ in any way. Continue reading “Do you have any free time during the day and like to drive?”

Local Charity Shop needs Admin Support – is this you?

Everyone has the right to live life to the full. After a diagnosis of a chest or heart condition or a stroke, many people experience fear and isolation and struggle with the impact on their lives. Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland won’t stand for that. The care and support we deliver through our services every day ensures everyone can live the life they want to.

Our shops and community hubs in Scotland help us raise much needed funds so we can provide our services to the people who need us. Every one of our stores relies on a team of volunteers to help run the shop and support our staff

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Support the Union Canal by volunteering with LUCS

Linlithgow Union Canal Society Leaflet describing Volunteer activitiesWithout the dedication of thousands of volunteers our waterways would eventually fall into disrepair, leaving millions of lives poorer.   Would you like to volunteer with LUCS? Our team of volunteers love to keep active, meet new friends and do their bit to keep their local canal a special place.  You can come along to the canal basin on a Saturday morning to discuss becoming a volunteer with one of our already active members. Even if you can only spare a few hours during the ‘open’ season (Easter to the end of September) you will be made very welcome.

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