The volunteering page is where we advertise our latest volunteer opportunities, and also details of upcoming volunteer events and training. We aim to be flexible in our volunteering opportunities and we are keen to hear from anyone who may be interested in volunteering – in either a role as listed below or in something more flexible.

Volunteering could include a number of activities including: sharing and actively taking part in our social media, attending events, distributing promotional material, writing blogs/vlogs, helping us arrange a regional event or supporting the work of local network groups and much more.

Our volunteer handbook is available here SRA Volunteer Handbook 2018

The SRA Campaign Toolkit is available here Scottish Rural Action Campaign Toolkit Oct2018

Volunteer Roles

Rural Voices

Could you be a rural voice on the issue of ‘Rural Homelessness’ or ‘Impact of Brexit on Rural Scotland’? We are looking for volunteers to form two short-term campaign groups (August 18 – March 19).  This is a great opportunity to learn how to campaign on an issue and influence decision-makers.

You will learn about campaigning and how you can make your issue heard at a local and national level. Volunteers will receive ongoing support and campaign training.

For more information on the two groups:

Volunteer for Brexit Campaign

Volunteer for Rural Homelessness Campaign

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 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

Work Experience Volunteer

We would like to offer the opportunity of work experience to anyone seeking to broaden their skills and experience in the field of rural affairs/campaigning. The role would be time-limited and a work plan will be identified by mutual agreement.

More information on the role is available here Work Experience Volunteer Role

Past training events:

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.