Inverness Conservation Volunteers
When We Need You
From 02/03/2011 onwards
The team works in partnership with a wide variety of organisations, such an SNH, local community councils, The Cromarty Firth Fisheries Trust and other community groups to perform a wide range of practical conservation tasks within Inverness and surrounding area. Volunteers need no previous experience as full training in the tasks will be given on the day. We also welcome volunteers with some experience in practical conservation tasks. BTCV will provide refreshments but volunteers are asked to bring their own lunch. Volunteers need to wear suitable sturdy footwear. Waterproofs and wellies can be provided if requested in advance.
About TCV Scotland - Inverness
BTCV is the largest practical conservation charity. Founded in 1959, we help over 130,000 volunteers take hands-on actions each year to improve the rural and urban environment.
We offer : - Practical Conservation Volunteering Opportunities - Support and Advice for local people and community groups - UK and International Conservation Holidays - Training and Learning Opportunities - Employment Programmes and placements for developing skills for work - Waste minimisation and recycling policies
Skills & Experience
An interest in practical conservation work and a good basic level of fitness are desirable.
Projects take place in Inverness and surrounding area, occasional residential projects may be available within the Highlands and Islands
Training and Induction Details
Volunteers given health, safety and tools talks at beginning of each project day also an overview on the value of our work. Ongoing training given as required by each project task. Volunteers will be supported by project officer, BTCV volunteer officers
Conservation / Gardening
Travel expenses are reimbursed for each project day. The cheapest possible option on public transport applies.
No Wheelchair Access
No Disabled Toilet
Frequency & Commitment
One, two or three days per week, 7 hours per day.
Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age.
Opportunity Provided By
Highland Rail House
Contact: Highland Third Sector Partnership
Tel: 01463 711393