Duke of Edinburgh Award (Volunteering)

Over the years we have been privileged to meet a lot of enthusiastic young people while they do their Volunteering part of either Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards.
Last month our latest Bronze Award student, Jodie, completed her time with us and we are very sorry to see her go. Happily, she intends to return regularly to see us at Lowes.
We currently have one student doing Bronze but with Jodie completing her hours, we have a vacancy for one new student.If you or anyone you know, would be interested in coming to Loch of the Lowes to work towards their award, please get in touch.

The following is a short piece Jodie wrote regarding her time with us.
Why did I choose to volunteer here?
I am doing my Silver Duke of Edinburgh; there are four parts to DofE, the volunteering, physical, skill and the expedition. I chose to do my volunteering at Loch of the Lowes because, I thought it would be a good opportunity to learn more about the wild life and what’s around me, as this is what I want to do in the future. Before I started to volunteer here I was already coming as a visitor intrigued by the different kinds of birds, deer, fish and other wild life, so when I heard you could volunteer here I was very ambitious to get a place. I was very chuffed when I stared to volunteer here as I have learnt so much more than I thought I would.
The following is a short piece Jodie wrote regarding her time with us.

What did I do while being a volunteer here?
• Window bird counts
• Loch bird counts
• Cleaning hides
• Welcomed visitors and helped them
• Research on loch birds, wild cats and deer
• Swept visitor paths and put out bins
• Filled bird feeders and water
• Refilled food and drinks
• Learnt the birds ( both Loch and garden birds ) names
• AND MUCH MORE!

What did I enjoy the most?
I enjoyed a lot, the most that I enjoyed was learning more about the wildlife, I am very happy that I now know the birds names and information about them. I think this was a great experience, I think to myself that I was very lucky to be a part of the Trust, and I would love to come back and do it again in the future. Everyone at Loch of the Lowes has been so welcoming and kind, and that always makes it ten times better! (Jodie, Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award student)

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Over the years we have been privileged to meet a lot of enthusiastic young people while they do their Volunteering part of either Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh …

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