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Conservation Volunteer Groups

With five outdoor conservation groups across Scotland, there’s a wide variety of projects available, including path building, clearing invasive plant species and woodland management.

To help protect our volunteers and staff during the current coronavirus pandemic, there are currently no outdoor conservation projects available. We will continue to review the situation and will update the website in due course.

What is a Conservation Volunteer?

Conservation Volunteers (CVs) are a diverse group of people who undertake outdoor work for the National Trust for Scotland on a regular basis. Conservation Volunteers have the opportunity to learn new skills and meet new people while enjoying some fresh air and exercise. You’ll also get the chance to attend training courses and lectures to enhance your understanding of countryside skills and conservation issues.

Get outdoors

Our five Conservation Volunteer Groups cover all Trust places, right across Scotland:

  • Lothian (Edinburgh)
  • Glasgow
  • Tayside (Perth)
  • Grampian (Aberdeen)
  • Highland (Inverness)

With both one-day and weekend projects, this is an ideal way to get a taste for the Trust’s outdoor work. Experience some of Scotland’s most beautiful landscapes and know that you’re helping to protect our precious countryside and gardens for people to enjoy, now and in the future.

Conservation Volunteers are a diverse group of people.


Conservation Volunteer Groups FAQ

Here are some frequently asked questions about Conservation Volunteer Groups.