To celebrate the Trust's 50th Anniversary, we have launched Scottish Wildlife Volunteers, our new volunteering programme. Here you'll find all the old opportunities, plus lots of new ones, including Volunteer Internships, Mentoring and the Flexi-Team.
The Flexi-Team has been designed specially for all those of you who would like to volunteer without a regular time commitment. Even an hour can make a difference!
Browse our opportunities below or get in touch if you have a question. You can also follow us on Twitter @ScotWildVols.
Help support our staff & volunteer based projects in the North of Scotland over the summer!
Help find out what it takes to work in a successful visitor centre during the busy summer months!
Are you passionate about urban design and the role of greenspaces in the urban setting? If so this internship could be for you!
Do you fancy the ultimate varied role, giving you maximum exposure to a range of Trust operations in the Cumbernauld area? If so, read on!
Help our Regional Reserves Manager and local volunteers devise strategies for the future.
This internship is for those who like getting their hands dirty whilst getting out and about in beautiful Dumfries & Galloway!
Help our summer volunteer internship programme by offering support and guidance to our interns!
A great opportunity to work and live in a special part of Scotland. Undertake a range of practical tasks to help us manage Handa Island.
A great opportunity to learn from our on site experts and boost your CV.
Help inspire the next generation to engage with nature, wildlife and conservation! The Perthshire ranger is looking for assistance to deliver educational activities at our Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre and Wildlife Reserve.
Do you have any spare time to help us out at our head office? Our membership team are looking for administrative support so if you are based in Edinburgh and would like to help out at a wildlife conservation charity, read on!
Be a part of our efforts to improve the grasslands of Fife and central Scotland.
We need your counting skills! Be a part of our efforts to improve the grasslands of Fife and central Scotland.
Do you love planning and organising? Are you interested in promoting the Scottish Wildlife Trust and their charitable conservation work? We have an opportunity to help with a programme of events throughout the year.
Would you like to be involved in an ambitious, landscape-changing planting programme in the north west Highlands? The Scottish Wildlife Trust’s Coigach – Assynt Living Landscape project aims to re-establish native woodlands across the area and we need help at our tree nursery.
Help us provide excellent levels of customer care at Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre.
We are planning a couple of practical conservation volunteer work days in Dumfries & Galloway over the year. Under the guidance of our Reserve Project Officer, come and help us maintain our reserves in 2014!
Within our network of local groups there is a range of practical work opportunities available on our wildlife reserves, all over Scotland. Come along and help make a difference to our wildlife!
Within our network of local groups there is a range of wardening and survey work opportunities available on our wildlife reserves, all over Scotland. Come along and help make a difference to our wildlife!
On occasion our policy team need help with a major project that requires volunteer input. If you fancy taking on a project from start to finish, helping us to inform and influence decision-makers in the important area of policy work, then this is for you!
Help our policy team with occasional technical aspects of our work, such as responding to consultation documents. We would love to hear from you if you have an interest in, or knowledge of, policy and planning and have the time to read, understand and condense complex information!
Spread the work of our policy team to the world! Help us write new material and update existing information for the policy section of our website.
Eat a home-cooked meal with friends and help raise funds in aid of the Scottish Wildlife Trust. This is our most appetising volunteer opportunity yet!
Help our network of local groups raise money for local activities such as walks, talks and events by a highly effective method: shaking a can outside a supermarket!
We have recently launched a new conservation group in Ayrshire. This group undertakes practical work on Trust reserves one Sunday a month. Please join us!
Help us protect nesting peregrines at Falls of Clyde!
Have fun exploring wildlife! Help our Montrose Wildlife Watch leaders run Watch events.
Calling all wildlife lovers! We have a fantastic opportunity to help the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s annual osprey watch programme at Loch of the Lowes, one of our flagship wildlife reserves near Dunkeld.
Do you enjoy planning and organising? Help our network of groups plan and run local events and activities.
Come and help our fundraising drive at the spectacular Falls of Clyde by helping to organise our first ever Night Walk in the autumn.
Are you a fan of our Falls of Clyde Reserve? Would you like an opportunity to support our work at Falls of Clyde, now and in the future? Share your energy and creativity to help us raise funds.
Are you a fan of our Falls of Clyde reserve? Would you like an opportunity to support our work at Falls of Clyde, now and in the future? Help current fundraising events and help decide future fundraising strategy.
Help us set up a new Wildlife Watch group in Aberdeen so that you can share your enthusiasm for nature and inspire the next generation!
Help us set up a new Wildlife Watch group in Galashiels so that you can share your enthusiasm for nature and inspire the next generation!
An exciting opportunity has arisen in joining two other leaders to start up and run a Wildlife Watch group in Glenrothes. Wildlife Watch is the junior branch of the Wildlife Trusts, with over 400 volunteer-led groups UK-wide, 28 of these in Scotland.
Help us set up a new Wildlife Watch group in Cumbernauld so that you can share your enthusiasm for nature and inspire the next generation!
Have fun exploring wildlife! Help our Aberdeen Wildlife Watch leaders run Watch events.
Have fun exploring wildlife! Help our Cumbernauld Wildlife Watch leaders run Watch events.
Have fun exploring wildlife! Help our Glenrothes Wildlife Watch leaders run Watch events.
Have fun exploring wildlife! Help our Galashiels Wildlife Watch leaders run Watch events.
Help us set up a new Wildlife Watch group in Glenrothes so that you can share your enthusiasm for nature and inspire the next generation!
Do you have spare time in the week and would like to help us manage our nature reserves in Lanarkshire and Glasgow?
We are planning a couple of practical conservation volunteer work days in Highlands over the year. Under the guidance of our Reserve Project Officer, come and help us maintain our reserves in 2014!
Come and help us provide information and interpretation to the visiting public in our Loch of the Lowes viewing hides during the 2014 osprey breeding season.
Our Volunteer Internships Programme is now open! If you are a recent graduate or are looking to change career, this is a fantastic opportunity to gain skills and experience, while making an important contribution to protecting wildlife and our natural environment.
A fantastic opportunity to gain skills and experience.
These exciting new volunteer internships are located around Scotland, often community based. You will receive full training, regular support from a mentor and will be able to claim all reasonable expenses. We are looking for self starters who are keen to learn from others, can rise to a challenge and have the ability to think strategically.
Lasting 12 weeks, volunteer internships will begin in January and June (first intake June 2014). They require a commitment of three days a week but we will work flexibly around your other commitments. Follow the link below for more details.
We are currently looking for volunteers to join our brand new Mentoring Programme.
A rewarding opportunity and a chance to make a difference.
If you are willing to share your experience to support a less experienced volunteer, you can help make a valuable difference to our work protecting wildlife, and this could be the rewarding opportunity you have been looking for. Initially, we will be focusing the Mentoring Programme on providing weekly telephone mentoring to volunteer interns.
You can be based anywhere in Scotland but will need to be available to travel to Edinburgh for a training day in the second half of April.
To express your interest, please contact Peter Gilbert, Volunteer Development Officer, on 0131 312 4732 or email@example.com
Looking for volunteering opportunities that will help wildlife and our natural environment but that don’t require a regular commitment? Our brand new Flexi-Team is for you!
Even an hour of your time can make a difference.
If you are looking to fit volunteering into a busy schedule, sign up to our Flexi-Team and you’ll gain access to a raft of rewarding and enjoyable opportunities, some of which require as little as an hour of your time.
Tasks range from carrying out practical conservation work, such as tree planting, to helping at fundraising events and lending a hand with educational activities. Some can even be done from home.
To sign up, please complete our application form mentioning ‘Flexi-Team’ and we’ll be in touch with all the details.
Scottish Wildlife Volunteers give up their time, energy and expertise to help wildlife. In return, we aim to provide a high level of support, guidance and, where appropriate, training.
Much of this is made by possible thanks to support from players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
The People’s Postcode Lottery Volunteer Training Fund has been established so that Scottish Wildlife Volunteers can be nominated to undertake training that will increase their skills and help them to be even more effective in their role.
We take the safety of all Scottish Wildlife Trust volunteers extremely seriously. For more information, click here to read our health and safety guide.
Hello! I'm Peter, and I'm the Volunteer Development Officer for the Trust. We hope you find these pages easy to use. If you're still unsure about something, you might want to check out our FAQs.
Alternatively, if you'd like to talk to me about any aspect of volunteering, please don't hesitate to give me a call on 0131 312 4732 or follow the links below.
Being a Wildlife Watch Leader is inspirational. The children are so enthusiastic about everything we do.
It’s a great opportunity to do something positive with retirement. I like the flexibility of turning up when I can.
A tree can’t say 'don’t cut me down'. I feel like I am helping to provide a 'voice' for wildlife and habitats.
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