The Volunteer Ranger positions at Bowhill House and Grounds will involve working closely with the Learning and Engagement Ranger to help complete general maintenance tasks, improve estate infrastructure and complete Environmental Surveys.

Role description:
Working as part of a small team of volunteers led by the Learning and Engagement Ranger you will have opportunity to help with a variety of tasks on the Bowhill Estate. This will range from maintaining and expanding an extensive walks network, improving the interpretation offering on the walks, general maintenance of the woodlands including cutting back of rhododendron and clearing of storm damaged branches. There will also be opportunity to have some involvement in monitoring of flora and fauna on the estate.

Organisation aims and objectives

To provide access to Bowhill House and grounds and to provide an education service to the public on the historic house, grounds and surrounding natural environment.


A certain level of fitness and physical strength is required as some tasks are physically hard work. All volunteers are expected to and reminded to only work within their abilities and take regular breaks as and when they are required.
Experience required: No specific skills required, enthusiastic and willing to learn. A certain level of physical strength and ability will be required as some tasks can be physically hard work
Travel details: Bowhill House and Grounds, Selkirk, Scottish Borders
Minimum age: 16


Taster available: Yes
Training details: On going task related training with possibility of annual training on something relevant and of interest to the group. i.e. hedge laying, dry stone walling

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