Working as part of a team, our practical conservation volunteers have the chance to get involved in a variety of tasks to help make Callander’s landscape a great place for both people and wildlife. There are many projects happening as part of Callander’s Landscape that you will be able to get stich into, including woodland management, biodiversity recording, meadow management, red squirrel monitoring, river bank protection and path maintenance.

What does is take to become a practical conservation volunteer?

Enthusiasm and commitment are more important than specific skills and experience.  A concern for the environment, a willingness to ‘muck in’ and enjoying being part of a group are just important, as you will have the opportunity to learn skills as you participate. A reasonable level of fitness may be required for some tasks.

Benefits of volunteering with us

Practical conservation volunteering offers you the opportunity to help the environment, meet new people, work outdoors, visit beautiful locations, learn new skills, enjoy a variety of tasks with the satisfaction of seeing a positive end result and have a deeper connection with the Callander landscape.

Where?

Projects are taking place in and around Callander. Usually you will be asked to make your own way to the start point of a project. There may be some occasions where transport is provided if working out with the town area. Travel expenses can be reimbursed for public transport and mileage up to a maximum of £10 per day.

When?

Activities take place all year round and there are a mix of activities to take part in during the week and at weekends.

What to wear and bring

You will need to wear suitable outdoor clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty and will keep you dry!  If required, you may be able to borrow steel-toe capped wellingtons. You will need to bring your own packed lunch and drinks.  Any additional requirements will be advised in the event description.

Volunteer commitment

There is no minimum commitment, volunteers are able to sign up to any practical activities, as and when suits.

Who will offer supervision?

On the day, there will be a leader who is responsible for running the practical task. They will provide on the job training, supervision, health and safety, answer any questions and also try to make sure everyone has fun!

More information on upcoming practical conservation opportunities are avaialble in our events calendar. For any questions or to book onto any activities, please contact 01389 727 723 or julie.wilson@lochlomond-trossachs.org