Our hub for volunteering, where we will advertise our latest volunteer opportunities, and also details of upcoming volunteer events and training.

We are seeking volunteers willing to work with us to promote the work of SRA by volunteering in their local area (or further afield). Volunteering could include joining our Working Groups, sharing and actively taking part in our social media, attending events, distributing promotional material, writing blogs/vlogs, supporting the work of local network groups and much more.
Our volunteer handbook is available here SRA Volunteer Handbook.

Volunteer Roles

Campaign Volunteer

Campaign with us in your local community or further afield. The Campaign Volunteer role is a flexible and aims to help raise awareness of the work of SRA and why it is important to rural communities.

More information on the role is available here Campaign Volunteer Role Description

Network Coordinator Volunteer

The main purpose of this volunteer role is to co-ordinate locally based Network Meetings on behalf of SRA and raise the profile of SRA through a variety of methods. The purpose of the network meetings will be to campaign on issues of local importance and consult with communities on rural issues. We welcome applications from everyone, and are particularly keen to hear from young and older people and people already involved with projects or campaigns in their local community.

More information on the role is available here Network Coordinator Volunteer Role Description

Online Forum Member

The next stage in the development of Scottish Rural Action is to build our grass-roots presence and influence by engaging volunteers in our campaigns on issues prioritised by rural communities. In 2017-18 these are digital connectivity, land, business, transport and democracy and governance.
The main purpose of this volunteer role is to manage and moderate online discussion forums. The online forum is a key medium for SRA to engage with members throughout Scotland and offer an opportunity for members to contribute their thoughts, ideas and issues in online conversation.

More information on the role is available here Online Forum Volunteer Role Description

Working Group Member

SRA has a range of Working Groups that meet online to discuss the key issues and challenges in relation to the Working Group topic. The aim of the Working Groups is to influence external policy and influence decision makers. The current Working Groups are:

Business, Enterprise and Employment
Land, Land Reform and Climate Change
Local Democracy and Governance
Digital Connectivity

More information on the role is available here Group Member Volunteer Role Description

Volunteer Training

Online Moderator Training

Interested in learning how to moderate an online forum?
We are holding a half day Online Moderator training. The training will cover how to manage the new SRA Forum, a key function of our soon to be launched new website.

Topics covered include how to navigate the forum, accept new members, respond to discussions and any technical aspects that a moderator would need to know.

If you are interested in becoming a moderator and would like to know more then please drop me a line Fiona@sra.scot or 07388907367.

Please note that this training has now been postponed.  New date TBA soon

Telling Your story using digital: Building your own grassroots campaign

This workshop will be held on 19th September at Carnegie Conference Centre, Dunfermline and will cover the basics of digital storytelling and using your mobile device to develop a realtime social media campaign. Led by Jennifer Jones.

If you are interested and would like to know more then please contact Fiona by Fiona@sra.scot or 07388907367.

“How to run a rural campaign” Training

Download the “How to run a rural campaign” training presentation here Campaign-training-slides.

Volunteer Campaign Training Notes can be viewed here Volunteer Campaigning Training Notes.

If you have any questions about volunteering with Scottish Rural Action, please contact Fiona Thompson by emailing fiona@scottishruralparliament.org.uk or by phone on 07388 907367.