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Conservation Volunteering

  • VO71867


Description

Become a conservation volunteer and help remove Invasive Non-Native Species from our waterways.

Excellent experience and training opportunities.

The Findhorn, Nairn and Lossie Fisheries Trust, working in partnership with Scottish Natural Heritage, is working on a 4-year project to remove Invasive Non-Native Species from our waterways.

By volunteering you could help us remove plants like Japanese Knotweed, Himalayan Balsam and Giant Hogweed from our waterways or perhaps you could monitor a mink raft in order to help with the management of this marauding mammal. If you have other skills that could help then we want to hear from you too!

Volunteers can expect to work alongside project staff and other likeminded people and motivated volunteers may receive training in First Aid, Pesticide Application and Brush cutter use.

Availability

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Flexible

Frequency and commitment details

Ad-hoc

Restrictions

Generally must be over 18 for field work due to working outdoors, alongside rivers
Experience required: None
Travel details: Narin, Forres, Kinloss, Findhorn, Elgin - All over! Local Pick up usually available.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: Project Officer can meet volunteer to have a chat and volunteer can come along to have a go
Training details: Risk assessment, First Aid, Pesticide Application, Brushcutter, Bushcraft, Canoe etc
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 4 months 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.