Are you ready to make a difference in your community?

If so, apply to our Nextdoor Nature Pioneers Programme in one of the following ways:

Online – simply fill out the application form further down this page.

Emaildownload the application form and email to Zóra Tamás, Community Engagement Officer,

Phone – call Zóra Tamás, Community Engagement Officer, by phoning 07795 220 527.

Postsimply print out an application form (or copy the questions on to a piece of paper) and post to: Zóra Tamás, Scottish Wildlife Trust, Harbourside House, 110 Commercial Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6NF.

We are currently looking for people interested in participating in the programme living or working in Edinburgh, East Lothian or Midlothian

You don’t need to be an expert to take part, just an enthusiastic person who wants to help make your local area a better place for both people and wildlife.

Online application

For example, “I would like to change the lack of bees and butterflies in the neighbourhood by creating more spaces for wildflowers. I think they would make people so happy and help the neighbourhood become more cheerful. I also want local children to be able to learn about bees and butterflies.”
Please give clear details, including a postcode if possible. For example, “I would like to make the space at the back of my local community centre more wildlife friendly. The postcode there is XXXX XXX. There is garden space, but it is concreted over, and I think it would be a massive benefit for the people who use it to have more nature. It would also bring more wildlife like birds to the area which would be lovely.”
For example, “Yes, I volunteer at my local community centre where I want to build space for nature in the garden. I also run a local book group.” Or “No, but I would like to be. I need some advice on how to start! I was very involved in the last place I lived, but since moving here in lockdown, I’ve found it hard to get involved.”
For example, “I love that we are close knit – my kids go to the local school and know their neighbours, and since volunteering at the community centre I can’t go down the street without bumping into someone I know!”
For example, “My mum worked as a gardener so I spent lots of time in nature growing up. I’d really like to make sure that children in the local area have the same chances.”
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