Volunteering Organisations

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Organisations and groups which offer volunteer opportunities but might not have any current adverts.


Scotland: this area covers all of Scotland, including the Western Isles, Orkney & Shetland.


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Wild about Glasgow Glasgow Museums BRC holds data for Glasgow, Renfrewshire, East Renfrewshire, Inverclyde, East Dunbartonshire and West Dunbartonshire, South Lanarkshire, North Lanarkshire and Argyll & Bute. We are always keen to receive biological records from within these areas. biological.records@glasgowlife.org.uk

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Butterfly Conservation Scotland Butterfly Conservation is the charity taking action to protect butterflies, moths and our environment. scotland@butterfly-conservation.org http://www.butterfly-conservation.org/scotland

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CLEAR Buckhaven Conservation, community growing, community art and woodwork recycling volunteer sessions run in Buckhaven every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 10 until 1 (and most afternoons), with some special events and training sessions. All welcome along to 36 College Street Buckhaven KY8 1JY tel : 01592 713078 clearfife@aol.com http://www.clearfife.org.uk

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Friends of Duthie Park Duthie Park & Winter Gardens, Aberdeen Whether you already have greenfingers, want to learn new skills or give something back to the community; join our Park Force volunteers or Friends of Duthie Park and help conserve this iconic green space. Contact Arthur Gill: 01224 585310 argill@aberdeencity.gov.uk http://www.friendsofduthiepark.co.uk

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Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust Each year, our research vessel Silurian travels thousands of nautical miles to monitor marine mammals in the Hebrides, providing the evidence to support marine conservation in Scottish waters. Volunteers work as marine mammal field biologists. Full training provided as you sail around the breath-taking Scottish West Coast. Adventure awaits! volunteercoordinator@hwdt.org http://hwdt.org/silurian

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Instinctively Wild A wide range of volunteering opportunities working in outdoor (usually woodland) environments with children, young people and adults to promote resilience, build confidence and develop social skills. On-going support to volunteers and free certificated training when funding allows. http://www.instinctivelywild.co.uk/volunteering/

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Scottish Natural Heritage Volunteer with Scottish Natural Heritage at a National Nature Reserve. Volunteers help us with a range of activities. These vary depending on the management requirements of the site, and the time of year, but can include things like: practical work, monitoring of particular habitats and species & working with the public. http://www.nnr-scotland.org.uk/get-involved/volunteering/

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Sustrans is the charity making it easier for people to walk and cycle. We advertise volunteer vacancies in schools & communities and hold volunteer events on the National Cycle Network. See the Volunteer Vacancy and Events pages of our website. volunteers-scotland@sustrans.org.uk http://www.sustrans.org.uk

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Tay Landscape Partnership Bee happy, come scrumping, make a bird a home, become a mud mason or get intimate with your ancestors! Looking for something different? Create your own volunteer adventure with the Tay Landscape Partnership from tree pruning to wildlife surveys, fruit picking to fieldwalking. Interested? tay@taylp.org http://taylp.org

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Trees for Life  is an award-winning charity working to restore the native Caledonian Forest and its unique wildlife to the spectacular Highlands of Scotland, including to its 10,000-acre Dundreggan Conservation Estate. The charity’s work is about people as much as places. Much of our work is carried out by volunteers. See http://www.treesforlife.org.uk

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