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Loch of the Lowes volunteering

We have lots of opportunities available at Lowes in 2017.

15th Feb 2017

South Scotland volunteer squirrel surveyors

A rare opportunity to undertake species surveys; and we need lots of you!

10th Feb 2017

Handa long term volunteer positions

Our popular, demanding, rewarding, career enhancing long term volunteer opportunities on Handa are now available.

31st Jan 2017

Wildlife Watch leader - Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre

An opportunity has arisen to join the Wildlife Watch group at Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre in Grangemouth as a Wildlife Watch Leader. Help children discover and enjoy nature on their doorstep!

19th Jan 2017

Volunteer Data Management Assistant

Help us save our biological data records for Ayrshire!

12th Jan 2017

Volunteer Wildlife Centre warden

Make a difference by volunteering for 10 minutes per week!

8th Dec 2016

Cumbernauld Sunday Volunteer

Become a Nature Ninja!

22nd Jul 2016

Welcome to Scottish Wildlife Volunteers, our volunteering programme. Here you'll find all the usual volunteer opportunities, plus 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.


There are no current opportunities, at the moment but there will be plenty in the New Year!

Volunteer Internships Programme

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, there will be two volunteer internship intakes a year. 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.

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Our new Mentoring Programme

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 pgilbert@scottishwildlifetrust.org.uk

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Join our Flexi-Team

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.

Apply online to join our Flexi-TeamView all current volunteering opportunities

Training and support

People's Postcode Lottery

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.

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Health and safety for volunteers

We take the safety of all Scottish Wildlife Trust volunteers extremely seriously. For more information, click here to read our health and safety guide.


Still unsure about something?

Peter Gilbert

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.

Frequently Asked QuestionsContact Peter

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