Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the Scottish Wildlife Trust!

This page is for Aviva employees who are interested in volunteering with us. We offer the opportunity to undertake a number of varied outdoor practical management tasks on our network of wildlife reserves. Work will be outdoors, practical and will benefit nature and the environment.

The work tasks we offer are suitable for all volunteers, new or experienced and include bracken bashing, raking cut meadows, protecting young trees and removal of invasive non-native species.

Our volunteer days are led by one of our trained and experienced members of staff who are first aid trained and experienced in leading volunteers. We provide all work tools and related safety equipment.

Further information

  • Suitable breaks will be taken during the day including a lunch break which will normally be taken on site.
  • We are happy to work with groups of up to 15 volunteers (this may vary depending on the task)
  • We are able to start hosting volunteer work parties from late May until October, although this will vary according to the wildlife reserve.
  • Your Aviva Sustainability Team wish to emphasise the importance of recording your volunteering leave and therefore could you log your hours on Workday.  Aviva can then measure performance against target, and most importantly your impact on our work.

Get in touch

If you are interesting in finding out more, please contact Peter Gilbert, Volunteer Development Officer, by phoning 0131 312 4732 or emailing


If Aviva need to cancel we would request that a minimum 5 days notice of cancellations is given.

There are occasions where the Scottish Wildlife Trust may need to cancel, for example if work materials aren’t delivered on time or if meadows are not ready to be raked. In these cases we will aim to give Aviva 5 days advance notice, but in some instances where weather is forecast to be unsuitable for the planned work, we may need to cancel at less than 5 days notice.

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