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.

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. Becoming a Conservation Volunteer gives you the opportunity to learn new skills and meet new people while getting 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
  • Grampian (Aberdeen)
  • Tayside (Perth)
  • Highland (Inverness)

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

Join a Conservation Volunteer Group

You need to complete a registration form (see below). You’ll then remain on the Conservation Volunteer register, providing you attend at least one project every three years.

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Register to join a Conservation Volunteer Group

Conservation Volunteers are a diverse group of people.

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Lothian Conservation Volunteer Group

Learn about planned group projects.

Glasgow Conservation Volunteer Group

Learn about planned group projects.

Tayside Conservation Volunteer Group

Learn about planned group projects.

Grampian Conservation Volunteer Group

Learn about planned group projects.

Highland Conservation Volunteer Group

Learn about planned group projects.

Conservation Volunteer Groups FAQ

Here are some frequently asked questions about Conservation Volunteer Groups.