Conservation Group Leader

  • VO70681


Help support our Tuesday volunteers from 9am-12pm on Tuesday mornings. This would involve helping out with tools and tasks down at the burn. Tasks are wide ranging and involve everything from litter picking, tree planting, wildflower sowing, pond maintenance and large scale burn clear ups. Some knowledge of conservation tasks would be useful but we are most interested in someone who will enthuse the group and have fun whilst carrying out the tasks. Minibus driving ability (D1 on licence) would be brilliant but is definitely not essential.

Please take a look at our Facebook and Instagram pages to understand a bit more about our project. We are volunteer-led and always working to improve the burn for the community and wildlife.

Organisation aims and objectives

DightyConnect enables volunteers to plan, design and implement human-scale projects linked to environmental and cultural aspects of the Dighty Burn. We believe local people have considerable knowledge about their environment and often have excellent ideas about what could enhance the Dighty Burn. We start with your passions, interests and ideas to enable you to deliver excellent quality projects within your local community.










Weekly on Tuesday mornings from 9am-12pm


You will be working alone with a group of adults and should be over 16 yourself
Experience required: An interest in the outdoors, conservation and community is a must for this opportunity. If you like being out in the elements, getting your hands dirty and enjoy social situations, this is for you.
Travel details: Douglas Community Centre is the meeting point and can be reached by car/bus/bike. A contribution can be given for travel expenses.
Minimum age: 16


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Public transport costs reimbursed on production of tickets purchased.
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: Come along and see if you enjoy this before making up your mind
Training details: We will show you the ropes to begin with and then you will be working with the volunteers without staff members but we are always only a phonecall away and will also be working on the burn, likely nearby. We will support you throughout and can provide ongoing training. If there are certain tasks you are unsure of, we can help with this. We don’t expect you to be an expert.

Last updated a month ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.