Volunteering & activities
Our volunteering and activities project underpins everything that Callander’s Landscape will deliver by offering a host of volunteering opportunities and events, giving people from a wide range of backgrounds more opportunities to engage with the project, and visitors more reasons to stay in the area.
Aims & Objectives
This project aims to:
- Provide a range of volunteering opportunities, like surveying the quality of the night sky in Callander, taking part in archaeological excavations to learn more about the landscape’s history, or interviewing residents to help record the tales of the area.
- Support volunteers to join charitable or community organisations to undertake skills training or take on roles with project partners
- Provide the chance to take part in a John Muir Award, an environmental award scheme for people of all ages and backgrounds. More information can be found on the John Muir Trust website.
- Since the start of the project there has been a variety of volunteering opportunities and events open to individuals families and groups. These opportunities are available to view on our Get Involved page.
- Between September 2018 and December 2019, approximately 130 people volunteered with Callander’s Landscape and have contributed over 3,500 volunteer hours.
- So far volunteers have helped with a variety of tasks including: biodiversity surveys, archaeological digs, path maintenance, leading guided walks, woodland management tasks, auditing the night sky and helping at public events.
- There have also been a number of public events that change with the seasons; including family bushcraft, guided walks, stargazing evening, bat walks and Gaelic language workshops.
This project is being led by Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park over the three years of Callander’s Landscape, with funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Scottish Natural Heritage.
News & blog
As part of Callander’s Landscape, the Callander Heritage Society is running an oral history project focused on capturing the memories of people in Callander and how their lives have been shaped by the landscape around them.
Luke Mallett, a dedicated Callander's Landscape volunteer, talks about his experience as a
Our Gaelic project aims to celebrate Callander’s Gaelic heritage and promote engagement with