The Friends of Kinneil work to promote and develop Kinneil Estate and its neighbouring Nature Reserve in Bo’ness. Members get involved in a range of activities – and you could join them.
If you’d like to help out as a volunteer, please get in touch:
- Call or speak to any of our committee (see names and contact details on the ‘Friends‘ page)
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Write: The Friends of Kinneil, c/o 2 Glen Ard View, Bo’ness, EH51 9SD
- Ask: Chat about volunteering at a future Kinneil open day or any of our other events.
Here are just some of the things you could get involved with (although perhaps not all!):
- acting as a volunteer guide within Kinneil House;
- organising or just helping out at events;
- working with local schools and community groups;
- researching Kinneil history;
- getting involved in our work to promote the Romans and James Watt;
- improving children’s play facilities;
- cleaning up/improving paths;
- litter picking;
- planting wild flowers and doing environmental improvements;
- creating new printed/audio guides;
- helping with publicity – including social media;
- taking photographs or videos at our events;
- helping to create and run activities at events;
- providing refreshments or food at events;
- administration/committee work; and
- helping to source funding to support Friends activities.
You can volunteer for a one-off event or activity or on a longer term basis. There’s no obligation. You’re in control.
Benefits of volunteering
Volunteering for The Friends – or any group – can help you:
- meet new people;
- help the local community
- learn new skills; and even
- advance your career.
Not sure we’re right for you? Why not ask to come along to an event and shadow an existing volunteer?
Volunteer Catherine Johnston, now our Secretary (pictured above right with previous Chair Maria Ford), says she’s enjoyed being involved in the group.
“The charity is really friendly and does a lot of great work around Bo’ness. Some of the Kinneil open days are pretty busy and just having a few extra helpers can make a big difference. There’s lots of other ways you can involved too.
“I hope people will come forward. Volunteering isn’t just about giving up your time and skills – you also get a lot back from being involved and meet some lovely people. It’s incredibly rewarding and I’m so pleased that I’ve become involved.”