We have a wide range of volunteering opportunites at the Sand Bothy.


Current opportunities


All terrain wheelchairs for an accessible beach

Last year we worked with the Pony Axe S and Promoting a More Inclusive Society (PAMIS) to provide access to the beach for wheelchair users with a specially designed pony and carriage.


This year we working with PAMIS and Aberdeenshire Council to raise funds for three all terrain wheel chairs so the beach is accessible to all. You can find out more and donate on our just giving page.


We are holding fund raisers for the wheelchairs on Sunday 27 May (Balmedie Summer Fair) and Saturday 16 June (Highland Hustle event) at the Balmedie Leisure Centre.


The project has been featured the Aberdeen Press and Journal and Evening Express.


Paths and signage

We are working with Aberdeenshire Council on improved paths and signage in Balmedie Country Park.


Running the Kiosk

We are always looking for help running the kiosk.


Maintaining the Sand Bothy building - painting, repairs

Handy with a paint brush or hammer? We are looking for volunteers to help with ongoing repairs and improvements to the building.


Belhelvie Community Trust


Interested in the Trust that set up the Sand Bothy? Come along to our monthly meetings to find out more. We are always looking for organisers and help with administering the Trust's work. We meet on the fourth Monday of the month.


Previous Sand Bothy projects


  • Beach clean ups

The project has been featured the the Aberdeen Press and Journal.


  • Renovating a bunker


  • Annual Easter egg hunt


  • Annual Santa's grotto



Want to know more?


To find out more about volunteering please email info@thesandbothy.co.uk, phone 01358 742396 or use our online contact form.






Find out more about our events here and on our Facebook page


All terrain wheelchairs

Find out more and donate



Get in touch


Address: Balmedie Country Park, Balmedie, Aberdeenshire, AB23 8XG

Email: info@thesandbothy.co.uk

Phone: 01358 742 396

Facebook: www.facebook.com/thesandbothy

Kiosk opening hours


March – October

Saturdays 12 noon to 3pm

Sundays 12 noon to 4pm


For extra opening hours

see our Facebook page


Belhelvie Community Trust


Belhelvie Community Trust (BCT) Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) number SCO45563


Office of the Scottish Charity (OSCR) Regulator webpage for BCT