Creag Meagaidh National Nature Reserve Volunteer - role information
We are looking for volunteers to assist us with scientific research, survey and practical work. This will include habitat monitoring (woodland, wetland, heath, deer etc) and outdoor work such as pathwork, fencing and similar. There is also some animal husbandry work.
A small number of volunteer placements are available throughout each year for between 1 month and 6 months (full time).
Volunteers are asked to make themselves available between the hours of 0800 & 1700 four days a week, usually Monday to Thursday. The Friday time is 0800 -1300. Team work requires flexibility so times could vary.
If you will be carrying out research to contribute to your own studies, the time you can allocate to that will be discussed before the placement starts or during your induction.
You will volunteer with the Creag Meagaidh NNR staff team and a number of students and volunteers.
What will the experience provide?
Volunteering at Creag Meagaidh NNR will give you the chance to get involved at this wonderful site, helping to manage it for nature and people. This is an excellent opportunity to gain work experience and develop new skills, which can be an important route into employment in the natural heritage.
We’ll provide you with training, ongoing support from our NNR team, field equipment and (limited) travelling expenses. We may also be able to lend you waterproofs and boots.
Depending on availability we are sometimes able to offer accommodation (bed only, not meals) to volunteers.
The skills you need
You will need to be at least 18 years old. You'll be personable, approachable, enthusiastic, a good communicator, including having excellent spoken English. You’ll have a strong interest in conservation and a good knowledge of Scotland’s natural heritage. You need to be a good teamworker, respecting others. You’ll be physically fit and have a responsible attitude to health and safety, complying with procedures designed to keep you and others safe. You’ll be willing to work outdoors in all weathers, keen to learn and adaptable.
Creag Meagaidh NNR is remote so you’ll need to be able to cope with living and volunteering in an isolated location.
The best source of background information is the Story of Creag Meagaidh NNR.
How to apply
Please complete an Expression of Interest form