From auditing dark skies and carrying out archaeological surveys to installing wildlife habitat boxes and rhododendron clearance, there’s a host of volunteering opportunities available for everyone to get involved in the project.
Find out more below about the role you can play to help us make the most of Callander’s wonderful landscape. Full training for each activity will be provided and all opportunities are open to individuals, groups and families.
Check out our Get Involved page for the details of individual volunteer activities. Don’t forget to sign up to our newsletter below to get more information on these opportunities straight to your inbox.
Help make Callander a great place for people and wildlife
As a practical conservation volunteer you will work as part of a team to improve the natural environment in Callander. You’ll help with woodland management, biodiversity recording, meadow management, river bank protection and path maintenance. These activities are running throughout the year and both weekend and week day opportunities are available. No previous experience is required but make sure you dress for the outdoors!
Audit Callander’s Dark Skies
Our dark skies volunteers are helping to measure the quality of the Callander night sky and identify the best, most accessible spots for stargazing in the area. Now that astronomical spring is here, the volunteers will be putting away their light meters for now. There will be more opportunities to get involved with the dark skies project later in 2019.
Uncover Callander’s secrets as an archaeology volunteer
Our community archaeology project offers opportunities to gain skills in archaeological surveying to help us learn more about the secrets buried at key sites around Callander such as Leny Woods. Culminating in June 2018, volunteers will be carrying out excavations to help us to better understand and interpret the area’s history.