Every volunteer we have is another voice for Scotland's animals. If you are passionate about animal protection, we need you! Join or lead a local group in your area!
*Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, all face-to-face volunteering is temporarily suspended until further notice. You are still able to join a local group and register your interest for volunteering – all activities will now be remote/virtual and outdoor activities will be granted permission to occur on a case-by-case basis. Get in touch with our team for more info*
Working with support from our office team, our local volunteer groups plan & host their own events, whether it be signature collection, fundraising, or campaign awareness activities.
Edinburgh Local Group
Our Edinburgh chapter has so many listed volunteers that we are always on the hunt for volunteer event coordinators or volunteer support. Volunteer coordinators help create and host events, whilst volunteer supporters come along to help the team out.
We recently began hosting bi-monthly Edinburgh meetings, giving the group the chance to meet one another, ask questions and put forward their ideas/thoughts. Here’s a few of the things our Edinburgh group have been up to recently:
- Edinburgh Leith Litter Pick (hosted by coordinator Lauren)
- Leith Plant Swap Police box Fundraising event (co-hosted with Carine from Leith Plant Swap)
- Edinburgh Pride OneKind awareness & fundraising stall
- Edinburgh Lush OneKind charity pot party (held in the Lush Edinburgh store)
- Edinburgh volunteer & supporter meeting (in the OneKind office)
- Caged animal demonstration on Princes Street
Fife Local Group
Our original local group! The Fife group are seasoned pros at hosting their own events, and tend to be out and about come rain or shine. Their coordinators are a super friendly bunch, making sure they have regular meetings at their local Costa and encouraging new ideas. Already in 2019, the group have scooped up Keep Scotland Beautiful’s Hero award for their beach clean events. They have also been shortlisted for Kingdom FM’s Local Hero Awards.
The Fife group love dressing up, and they are currently the carers for our famous Mr. Hare costume. Here’s what they’ve been up to:
- Leven beach Clean
- Fife group meeting (Kircaldy retail park)
- Pittenweem Mr. Hare day out, Petition signature collection
- Dundee Lush OneKind charity pot party (held in the Lush Dundee store)
- Broughty Ferry beach cleanup, joined by the Extinction Rebellion group
Fort William Group
Run by Holly and Lily, our Fort William group are a great way of showing the world that there doesn’t need to be an age limit to standing up for what you believe in. Back in December 2018, the ladies wrote to us explaining “We are both only 13 years old, but are passionately interested in protecting Scotland’s animals and wildlife.”
The duo have since taken parts in Scotland school climate strikes, wearing their OneKind t-shirts to help promote our charity. They’ve also addressed organised a meeting MSP John Finnie to discuss our Mountain hare campaign alongside their climate protests AND hosted their own stall at Fort Williams Concious Living Fair. Holly was also recently the opening speaker at the Revive conference.
Our Glasgow chapter has just as many volunteers keen to get involved. However, we’re currently on the hunt for some keen supporters who’d be interested in helping out as volunteer coordinators. At present, we have nobody to help host events in the Glasgow area, and often have to miss out on some key events as a result.
Please drop our Fundraising Coordinator an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re keen to find out more.
Despite the challenges presented by COVID-19, we were delighted to be approached in the New Year by two dedicated volunteers who wanted to start up their own local group to help Scotland’s animals. Starting a local group in the middle of a pandemic is certainly different to what we’re used to, but Ross and Liivia-Mari are brainstorming COVID-safe ways to raise funds and awareness for Scotland’s animals. If you’re based in the Stirling area and looking to get involved with our work, you can join their group page on Facebook.
Is your town missing from our list?
If you haven’t got a local OneKind group yet, why not start one? Just get in touch to let us know you’re interested in coordinating your local group today and we will help you get started and give you support along the way.