Seven Lochs Conservation Volunteer
Seven Lochs Wetland Park
Minimum Age: You must be at least 16 years old to volunteer for this opportunity.
About this opportunity:
Join the Seven Lochs Volunteers to gain new skills, discover urban wildlife sites, learn more about the environment and meet new people. Volunteers have the opportunity to carry out practical conservation tasks and wildlife surveys at nature reserves and country parks in The Seven Lochs Wetland Park.
The tasks range from tree planting to constructing nest boxes, and wildlife identification/surveying to digging ponds. Safety equipment and tools are provided along with refreshments. For those looking at a career in conservation, volunteering with Seven Lochs could provide valuable experience.
The Park is located in North East Glasgow/Coatbridge and the group meets on Fridays. Volunteers from North East Glasgow and Coatbridge are particularly welcome.
Frequency & Commitment: There is no minimum time commitment. The task days are weekly and volunteers are encouraged to attend as often as they can.
Where does it happen/How do I get there?
This opportunity can be done all over Scotland.
Contact the group co-ordinator for travel advice.
Group/Organisation aims: Destined to become Scotland's largest urban nature park, the Seven Lochs Wetland Park is an exciting new Green Network project. In 2016 we secured a £4.5 million award from Heritage Lottery Fund to support a £6.8 million project to develop the Seven Lochs Wetland Park as a major new heritage park for Scotland.Encompassing seven lochs, five local nature reserves, a country park and one of Glasgow’s oldest buildings, the park's miles of waking and cycling routes provide the perfect place to unwind from the stresses of city life.Over the next 5 years the project partners will work together to develop the park as a place for people, nature and heritage. TCV Scotland are responsible for the delivery of the volunteer activities for the project.
Skills, experience, or qualifications required: No experience required
Training & Support Details: John Muir Award, Training is given for all equipment used
- This opportunity pays travel expenses. Travelling expenses can be reimbursed (up to £5 per person per day)
Reference Code: VMP Ref: 2959
Last Updated: 17/08/2017
Opportunity Contact Details
Contact Name: Claire Quinn
Seven Lochs Wetland Park
Glasgow City Council, LES
231 George Street
Contact Telephone: 07813 597179
Contact Email: email@example.com
Organisation Website: http://www.sevenlochs.org
Register Your Interest
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