Volunteer roles at Loch of the Lowes

  • VO99709


Our visitor centre is getting ready for the new osprey and visitor season and we are looking for volunteers for one or more of the following roles:

Guide in the Hide volunteer – This role is perfect for volunteers with enthusiasm for birds and a desire to communicate this to visitors, providing them with a quality bird watching experience in our viewing hides overlooking the loch
Visitor Centre Volunteer – This is a front of house type role, meeting visitors, making them feel welcome and ensuring they have an enjoyable visit to our centre. There are also retail and membership aspects to the opportunity.
Reserve Maintenance Volunteer – Help keep the path network and access to the centre clear and safe for visitors. A more practical volunteer opportunity with less visitor engagement aspects.

Organisation aims and objectives

For around 60 years, the Scottish Wildlife Trust has worked with its members, partners and supporters in pursuit of its vision of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas. The Trust successfully champions the cause of wildlife through policy and campaigning work, demonstrates best practice through practical conservation and innovative partnerships, and inspires people to take positive action through its education and engagement activities. It also manages over 100 wildlife reserves across Scotland.










Frequency and commitment details

Opportunities are flexible and can fit around your availability


aged 18 or over
Experience required: An interest in wildlife • Good wildlife ID skills (or a willingness to improve wildlife ID) • Confident talking to people of all ages • Polite & friendly manner • Good IT skills (for visitor centre role) • Cash handling/retail experience (for visitor centre role) practical skills (use of tools - for reserve maintenance volunteer)
Travel details: Volunteers should make their own travel to the visitor centre
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Reimbursement of reasonable travel expenses
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: Visitor cenbtre staff will provide an induction for the role
Training details: all necessary role related training provided