SBT volunteer and dutch zoology student scanning for beavers on Loch Linne ©Lorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or

Volunteer placements

Among other options, we provide volunteer activities at our National Nature Reserves for people who truly care about the Scottish countryside.  For volunteers who can commit to a minimum of 1 month we can also offer residential placements.  

In return for offering your valued time volunteering on our reserves, our volunteers get the chance to learn a whole manner of skills, and experience working in the spectacular landscapes of Scotland. The more time you stay with us the more jobs you will be likely to experience and the more you will learn.

Please visit Volunteer with SNH.

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Scotland's National Nature Reserves - visiting and volunteering for each reserve

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