Scottish Wildlife Volunteers

New for our 50th Anniversary!

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.

 

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Volunteer Marketing Co-ordinator Internship

Help support our staff & volunteer based projects in the North of Scotland over the summer!

2nd Apr 2014

Volunteer Visitor Centre Assistant Internship

Help find out what it takes to work in a successful visitor centre during the busy summer months!

2nd Apr 2014

Volunteer Reserves Co-ordinator Internship

Help our Regional Reserves Manager and local volunteers devise strategies for the future.

2nd Apr 2014

Practical Assistant Handa Island

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.

15th Jan 2014

Volunteer Assistant Ranger

A great opportunity to learn from our on site experts and boost your CV.

17th Apr 2014

Membership Administrative Support Volunteer

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!

19th Mar 2014

Grazing Project Helper

Be a part of our efforts to improve the grasslands of Fife and central Scotland.

19th Mar 2014

Grazing Project Flock Checker

We need your counting skills! Be a part of our efforts to improve the grasslands of Fife and central Scotland.

19th Mar 2014

Head Office Events Volunteer

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.

19th Mar 2014

Tree Nursery Volunteer - Coigach Assynt Living Landscape

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.

19th Mar 2014

Volunteer Visitor Centre Assistant

Help us provide excellent levels of customer care at Loch of the Lowes Visitor Centre.

20th Jan 2014

Conservation Volunteering Days - Dumfries & Galloway RPG

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!

30th Jan 2014

Ayrshire Weekend Volunteer

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!

9th Aug 2013

Peregrine Watch Volunteer Ranger

Help us protect nesting peregrines at Falls of Clyde!

20th Jan 2014

Wildlife Watch Group Helper, Montrose

Have fun exploring wildlife!  Help our Montrose Wildlife Watch leaders run Watch events.

19th Feb 2014

Species Protection Volunteer - Loch of the Lowes

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.

17th Dec 2013

Local Groups Events Volunteers

Do you enjoy planning and organising? Help our network of groups plan and run local events and activities.  

19th Mar 2014

Night Walk Steward

Come and help our fundraising drive at the spectacular Falls of Clyde by helping to organise our first ever Night Walk in the autumn.

18th Mar 2014

Fundraising Group Leader

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.

26th Feb 2014

Fundraising Group Member

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. 

26th Feb 2014

Wildlife Watch Group Leader, Aberdeen

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!

19th Feb 2014

Wildlife Watch Group Leader, Galashiels

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!

19th Feb 2014

Wildlife Watch Group Leader, Glenrothes

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. 

19th Feb 2014

Wildlife Watch Group Leader, Cumbernauld

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!

19th Feb 2014

Wildlife Watch Group Helper, Aberdeen

Have fun exploring wildlife!  Help our Aberdeen Wildlife Watch leaders run Watch events.

19th Feb 2014

Wildlife Watch Group Helper, Cumbernauld

Have fun exploring wildlife!  Help our Cumbernauld Wildlife Watch leaders run Watch events.

19th Feb 2014

Wildlife Watch Group Helper, Glenrothes

Have fun exploring wildlife!  Help our Glenrothes Wildlife Watch leaders run Watch events.

19th Feb 2014

Wildlife Watch Group Helper, Galashiels

Have fun exploring wildlife!  Help our Galashiels Wildlife Watch leaders run Watch events.

19th Feb 2014

Wildlife Watch Group Leader, Glenrothes

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!

19th Feb 2014

Conservation Volunteer

Do you have spare time in the week and would like to help us manage our nature reserves in Lanarkshire and Glasgow?  

30th Jan 2014

Conservation Volunteering Days - Inverness

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!

30th Jan 2014

Volunteer Guide (in the hide)

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.

20th Jan 2014

Swan Management Project Volunteer

A unique opportunity to help with our annual swan management project at Montrose Basin.  Help the site ranger by protecting crops at weekends. 

30th Sep 2013

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, 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.

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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.

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