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Canal College Volunteering

Scottish Waterways Trust Falkirk - Canal Colleges

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Minimum Age: You must be at least 16 years old to volunteer for this opportunity.

About this opportunity:
Scotland’s two hundred year old canals are rich with built, natural and cultural history and heritage. During the 14 week programme, volunteer participants undertake a wide range of practical projects helping conserve and enhance the Forth & Clyde, Union and Caledonian canals and at The Falkirk Wheel. Topics include: • Landscaping • Tree planting • Vegetation management • Monitoring and creating habitats for wildlife • Archiving and field survey work • Creation of heritage and wildlife trails Participants also learn about canal engineering, management and the maintenance of canal structures in partnership with Scottish Canals. Altogether, participants leave with new abilities as well as a good understanding of the many job opportunities within the heritage and environment sectors. They also gain accredited training and earn recognised awards through an innovative, digital learning platform and app.

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Frequency & Commitment: 10am to 4pm, Thursday and Friday

Where does it happen/How do I get there?
Volunteers meet at Bowling and will be taken to other areas of the canal
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Group/Organisation aims: The Scottish Waterways Trust works to connect people with our rejuvenated canals and create opportunities for everyone to enjoy and benefit from our incredible heritage, wildlife and green and blue waterside spaces.

Skills, experience, or qualifications required: No Experience Necessary

Reference Code: 1009 - VO66691

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Opportunity Contact Details

Contact Name: Volunteer Centre West Dunbartonshire

Contact Address:
Scottish Waterways Trust Falkirk - Canal Colleges
Arcadia Business Centre Miller Lane
G81 1UJ

Contact Telephone: 0141 941 0886

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