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.
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 are looking for help at our tree nursery.
Help us provide excellent levels of customer care at Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre.
Help us provide information and interpretation to the visiting public in our Loch of the Lowes viewing hides during the 2015 osprey breeding season.
Come and join our Ayrshire conservation group and undertake practical work on Trust reserves one Sunday a month!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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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