Conservation Worker

  • VO38681


Dighty Connect are seeking more conservation volunteers to work along the Dighty Burn with our conservation group. The conservation volunteers make a significant difference to the area, from building wildlife habitats to clearing the burn of litter. They help protect, improve and share important habitat and wildlife along the burn. Current conservation workers say it has helped them reconnect with nature, feel part of a group, make a difference to the local environment and feel better about themselves. They report a high feel-good factor because they are using their hands and their mind, doing things for themselves and following their passions. We welcome everyone, all we ask is that you have a genuine desire to be outdoors, a keenness in wildlife and an interest in the Dighty Burn.

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.










Usually around 2-3 hours and the group meets weekly. The group is ongoing.


Workers will not always be present as the group is capable of working alone. Therefore, it is only suitable for adults as volunteers are not PVG checked. Though we can work with families if parents or guardians are present.
Experience required: Beginners are more than welcome but an interest in nature, wildlife and the Dighty Burn is advisable, as is a love of being outdoors.
Travel details: We meet at Douglas Community Centre – buses stop just outside.
Minimum age: 16


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Public transport costs reimbursed on production of bus tickets purchased, where appropriate.
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: Come along one week and try it out to decide if you like it.
Training details: Training is ongoing – volunteers will learn as they go, through identification leaflets and other volunteers. Support is available from staff members. Some weeks the volunteers will work without a staff member but staff do check in regularly and there is usually a staff member working from Douglas Community Centre if there are any issues.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 5 days 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.