Explore the Highlands in a new way! Get involved with conservation volunteering days in some of Scotland’s most spectacular landscapes and meet like-minded people with an interest in the outdoors!
Conservation Days run in a variety of locations across our Core Area. You could help to plant and monitor trees in Glen Affric, pot seedlings at our Dundreggan Tree Nursery, remove non-native rhododendron at Garve, and much more! Project sites and activities vary for a range of interests and physical abilities.
Our Conservation Days run fortnightly on a Wednesday with additional days as needed. We run a minibus on these days that can pick up volunteers from Findhorn, Forres, Nairn, Inverness and Drumnadrochit depending on project location.
No previous experience is required as all training is given as part of the day. You must be over 16 to take part. For some activities and locations a good level of physical fitness is required. However, many of our days are more gentle and accessible.
You will need to bring your own waterproof clothing, boots or wellies, lunch and a passion for nature!
If you are part of a social group, voluntary sector organisation or would like to bring a work party out to volunteer, we can organise days that are out with our existing programme with your group in mind.
The Glints of Gold group has been helping out at our Dundreggan tree nursery. Coordinated by NHS Highland, the Glints are a social club that meets weekly, aiming to increase social opportunities for older people, through lunches, special interest groups, and keep-fit classes. The Glints group successfully cleared the weeds from the outdoor beds at the nursery in one afternoon, and sowed several seedbeds and prepared bird cherry trees for planting in another afternoon. There are a number of local volunteers that regularly support the work at the tree nursery, but as the work grows, so too do the number of weeds. To find out more please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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