The AFYD Trust wishes to recruit people from their local communities who have knowledge and skills in Angling (Game, Sea, and Coarse) and angling related subjects, including Fly Tying, Entomology, Biology, Chemistry, Botany, Environmental Science, Law, & Woodland Management, to help deliver their courses.
We will provide the additional training for those volunteers to undertake the required qualifications to ensure that they are suitably qualified to deliver the programmes AFYD is operating.
If you would be interested in volunteering for AFYD please apply online or download the application form below.
AFYD is a charity registered in Scotland (Charity No. SC039286) with the purpose of offering people of all backgrounds and abilities the opportunity to participate in angling and angling related subjects, thereby improving their quality of life.
Its patrons include Professor David Bellamy OBE and Fiona Armstrong.
Established in 2004 the organisation has grown rapidly due to its bottom up approach.
In October, 2006, AFYD entered into partnership with ‘Trout in the Classroom U.K.’ there are about 50 TITCH sites in operation throughout Great Britain.
AFYD provides its angling and educational programmes free of charge to all people, other organisations, and local authorities.
Currently, we have over 100 volunteers, from all walks of life with different skills and qualifications working with us throughout Scotland donating their time and services to the communities in which they live and work.
Why do we do it?
To put something worthwhile back into angling, the environment, and our communities.
“I am a 27 year old disabled angler I never thought I would get the opportunity to be a coach. AFYD gave me the opportunity and I love teaching the children the thrill of seeing a child catching their first fish is fantastic.”
“AFYD changed my life. I was addicted to drugs and AFYD gave me an opportunity to prove to me that I could be somebody in the community. I have turned myself into a better person and now have a family and a job. Thank you AFYD.”
“As a girl I never thought I could be an Angling Coach but AFYD gave me that opportunity and it is great! ”
“As a senior citizen qualifying as an AFYD coach has given me a new lease of life. I do 2 hours on a Monday and 2 hours on a Frid ay at a local school and it is fantastic to see how involved the youngsters get.”