South Lanarkshire Council

Current opportunities

Clydesdale Community Initiatives (CCI) along with South Lanarkshire's Countryside and Greenspace Service are looking for potential volunteers who love being outdoors, love local woodland areas and love doing some 'hands on' work. If this sounds like you then why not come along and join the Mauldslies Woods Volunteering Team! The role involves carrying out a programme of practical woodland conservation and management tasks - all whilst you learn new skills, make friends and have fun! The team works within Mauldslie Woods in all seasons and meet on Thursdays once a month, check dates on

Volunteers will undertake a series of conservation tasks including replacing timber steps, woodland management and removal of non-native species. This site is part of the Clyde Valley Woodlands National Nature Reserve. Volunteers would be helping to manage and conserve the site and its habitats for the benefit of the wildlife and for people to enjoy. Volunteers could also learn more about biodiversity – and opportunities are available to get involved in other projects and programmes with South Lanarkshire Council’s Greenspace Team and Clydesdale Community Initiative. Please note that no experience is required as guidance and training is provided.

Volunteers will undertake a series of conservation tasks including path maintenance, drainage works, woodland management, scrub clearing and removal of non-native invasive species. Occasionally more technical work is involved, such as building and installing benches. Training is given for each task we undertake. Explanations as to why we are doing something and how we do it are given, as well as safe tool use and health and safety talks. Volunteers need to dress for the weather and wear sturdy footwear. Bring a packed lunch, hot and cold drinks available. The group meets every second Thursday of the month from 10:30am onwards. For more information contact Melanie Craig (Countryside Ranger) on 01698 426 213.

This would suit people who like children and want to help them get a healthy start to their school day. A warm welcome and a sunny disposition is essential Full induction training will be given There is an opportunity to gain accreditation for their volunteering through an ASDAN award and a Saltire Award There is no food preparation this is done by the school Cook in Charge It would be ensuring children take something to eat and drink Chatting with the children Cleaning up any spills