Cairngorms National Park

View of Glen Isla, Caenlochan National Nature Reserve

Volunteer Cairngorms

Welcome to Volunteer Cairngorms: Supporting and developing environmental volunteering in the unique natural environment of the Cairngorms National Park

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Join us for our Volunteer Cairngorms launch events!

  • Would you like to volunteer in the amazing natural environment of the Cairngorms National Park, but are unsure where to look?
  • Would you like to hear more about the Volunteer Cairngorms Volunteer Ranger scheme?
  • Would you like to meet groups and organisations looking for volunteers?
  • Would you like to get ‘hands on’ and try out environmental volunteering yourself?

Then please join us for the launch of Volunteer Cairngorms. You’ll have the chance to hear about where to look to find out about the latest opportunities, to meet groups and organisations looking to involve volunteers, to hear about our exciting new Volunteer Ranger scheme, and get hands-on with nature, trying out environmental volunteering for yourself!

When and where

  • 17th June, Boat of Garten Community Hall, 10.30am: please sign up to join us here, email [email protected], or call us on 01479 870 566
  • 18th June, Braemar Village Hall, 10.30am: please sign-up to join us here, or email [email protected], or call us on 01479 870 566

Don’t worry if you can’t join us for the whole day – we’ll be based in the Hall until lunch, then getting hands-on in the afternoon, so you can join us for as little or as much of the day as you would like

Keep in touch

  • Sign up to our mailing list by completing your details below
  • Follow us @CNPVolunteer
  • Email [email protected]
  • Call us on 01479 870 566

 

This project has been part-financed by the Scottish Government and the European Community

(Cairngorms Local Action Group) LEADER 2014-2020 Programme

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“The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas”.

Current Opportunities

Sun 14 May 2017 @ 10am - 3pm

Cost: FREE

Join a team from Woodland Trust to plant a new area of trees on the Invercauld Estate. Woodland Trust work to create thousands of new woodlands across the UK with volunteers and landowners. They are enriching local landscapes and unlocking the benefits of native woodlands for future generations. Come and play your part in creating a new generation of woodland in the National Park.

Please remember warm and waterproof clothing and strong waterproof boots (wellies are not recommended for digging).

  • Booking:   
  • Meet:        
    • Ballater Car Park – AB35 5TW

Sun 14 May 2017 @ 10am - 4pm

Cost: FREE

Join us for a day of conservation volunteering on the Glen Tilt trail. Glen Tilt is a beautiful glen with good views of the surrounding mountains. We will be improving the drainage on a section of the path in order to protect the habitat around it.

Please remember warm and waterproof clothing, sturdy footwear & work gloves (steel toe capped boots & gloves will be provided if you don’t have any), midge net and sun hat.  You will also need lunch, snacks and a drink.

  • Booking:   
  • Meet:        
    • Glen Tilt Car Park @ 9.45am – PH18 5SP

Sat 13 May 2017 @ 10am - 4pm

Cost: FREE

Join us for a day of conservation volunteering on the 7 Bridges path in Ballater which has been affected by flooding. We will be improving the surfacing on sections of the path along the edge of the River Dee which were washed away last year. Please remember warm and waterproof clothing, sturdy footwear & work gloves (steel toe capped boots & gloves will be provided if you don’t have any), midge net and sun hat. You will also need lunch, snacks and a drink.

  • Booking:   
  • Meet:        
    • Ballater 7 Bridges path. Meet at car park at the end of Old Line Road, Ballater – AB35 5UT

Sat 13 May 2017 @ 1.30pm - 3.30pm

Cost: FREE

An afternoon of getting hands on and closely involved with Nature. Over the afternoon you’ll get the opportunity to try several different activities; the Crown Estate Scotland and Volunteer Cairngorms project will give you the chance to get stuck in with some practical conservation work, the Tomintoul & Glenlivet Wildlife Group will help you build your own bird box and our bushcraft expert will show you how to get back to basics in the woods.

Please remember to wear old clothes and stout footwear.

  • Booking:   
  • Meet:        
    • Glenlivet Estate Visitor Centre – AB37 9EX

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