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! Find out more about the role of a practical conservation volunteer.
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. Find out more about the role of a Dark Skies volunteer.
Uncover Callander’s secrets as an archaeology volunteer
Our community archaeology project offers opportunities to gain skills and learn about Callander’s fascinating past. Volunteers will be trained to carry out archaeological surveys and excavations to help us to better understand and interpret the area’s history. Our most recent archaeology project in Leny Woods has now come to an end (read more about it here), but more opportunities to get involved will soon be available. Find out more about the role of an archaeology volunteer.
Lead guided walks around Callander (Calasraid) as a Gaelic volunteer
Gaelic volunteers will help local people and visitors to better understand Callander’s landscape by explaining the meanings and pronunciations of Gaelic place-names. Volunteers will be trained how to research Gaelic place-names and lead guided walks that explain how Gaelic has influenced the landscape of Callander. Find out more about the role of Gaelic volunteer.
Record Callander’s memories as an oral history volunteer
Later in 2019, we will begin our oral history project which will see volunteers trained in interviewing and recording techniques to help preserve Callander’s oral history. More details on how to get involved will soon be available. Find out more about the role of an oral history volunteer.