Murton Trust for Education and The Environment

Charity registered in Scotland SC031554

Murton Trust is a registered charity based 2 miles outside of Forfar, Angus. We are an SQA accredited vocational training centre for young people aged 14:19 who are unable to cope with mainstream academic education; are at risk of leaving school with little or no qualifications and that demonstrate some barrier to learning and those at risk of social and employment exclusion as a consequence of little or no school achievement. We also work in partnership with government organisations to provide a unique, innovative and essential service through work experience placements for young people in Angus who have left school.

Current opportunities

Murton Trust is a registered charity and Murton Farm, Tea Room and Nature Reserve is also a popular visitor attraction based 2 miles outside of Forfar, Angus and currently has opportunities for anyone interested in volunteering. Do you have a few hours to spare? Would you like to get involved in helping Murton Trust? As an adult volunteer with us you can share a particular skill you have whether that be organisational providing office support, photography social media, estate management & animal handling. However experience or specific skill set is not needed as we will provide training to volunteers. If you have the ability to work independently this is highly advantageous however should you require a bit of support this is also available for limited number of people too. If you are interested or would like to find out more please get in touch.

Murton is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SC031554) with a dual educational and environmental purpose. We are situated on a former quarry near Forfar in Angus and manage a thriving nature reserve, visitor farm and tearoom set in 100 acres. The vision - to provide a unique environment in which children, young people and adults can learn and develop skills for life. The mission - Murton aspires to enrich people’s lives by using our site to its full potential. We can offer our unique environment as an educational centre that offers a positive impact on all ages. We hope to be a thriving and sustainable charity valued in the community and recognised nationally. The aims of Murton are: • To provide educational opportunities that encourages learning and developing skills for life. • To maintain and establish a thriving nature reserve that encourages access to the outdoors. • To effectively run a visitor farm and tearoom on our site that offers a recreational and leisure facility and generates income to support our educational work. • To maintain and develop strong connections with our community through our leadership, work and on our site. We have compulsory meetings once per quarter. Dependent on the Trustees interest and skills we expect further input throughout the year. As a minimum the Trust Manager speaks to each Trustee at least once a month.

Would you like to volunteer with us during the school holidays? We require young people to work on the farm, welcome visitors to the site and support delivery of our October holiday event programme. This work will be varied and include looking after the animals, litter picking, giving directions to visitors, signing in visitors to events, helping with woodwork preparation for events, maintaining our nature reserve and general preparation for events. We require help all 16 days from the 30th September. We appreciate that young people will have family commitments and wish to spend time with friends so there will be no particular work pattern required. There will be an element of training required so we would hope that any new young person to Murton can attend for at least 4 days over the 2 week period. Placement will be 10.00am to 4.00pm, although for those that are reliant on public transport, we may be able to make allowances. Young people will receive a t-shirt, a free lunch and snack for each day they are with us. We are keen to support as many individuals as possible that will benefit the most from being with us, particularly those from Forfar and Kirriemuir where transport is likely to be easier. If you would like to join us during the holidays, we require the attached online form be completed as soon as possible, preferably by Friday 22nd September. Late applications may still be considered if spaces are available. If you require support with the online form, please contact for more information. We will then contact all young people between the 25th and 27th September to confirm final details of the programme.