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Volunteers clearing willow scrub at Loch Leven NNR ©Lorne Gill/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or

Volunteer in the outdoors

Volunteering in the outdoors is a great way to make a difference, gain skills, meet people – and get a workout.

Plenty of organisations would love to have your help. Perhaps you can spare an hour fortnightly or maybe you’d like to spend a week on a working holiday.

You could join a local group – or even start one – to improve greenspace and paths close to home. Or travel to some of Scotland’s wildest places to maintain and repair trails and work on projects to enhance habitats for wildlife.

Learn how to volunteer with SNH and about our wider support for environmental volunteering.

Find out how to volunteer with:

View conservation and gardening opportunities on the Volunteer Scotland website.

Or see our list of organisations that offer environmental volunteering opportunities in Scotland.

Read about Environmental volunteering – useful organisations and contacts list

Scottish Invasive Species Initiative - Seasonal Project Officers - Summer 2019

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