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From helping construct mountain bike trails to being a guide at an osprey project, there are plenty of opportunities to volunteer in one of our forests.

Contact your local Forestry and Land Scotland office to find out what's happening near you.

Current volunteering opportunities

Central Scotland

Volunteer at The Lodge Forest Visitor Centre, Aberfoyle

We are looking to add to our growing team of volunteers to help support the visitor experience by talking to visitors, providing information on trails, ensuring facilities are clean and litter free, helping out at events and assisting with monitoring the site and car park.

Get in touch to find out more and to request an application pack:

  • Mairi Buchanan, Visitor Services Supervisor, Forestry and Land Scotland, Dukes Pass, Aberfoyle, FK8 3SX.
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The Borders

Help build and maintain trails with the Glentress Trailfairies

The Glentress Trailfairies are volunteers who help out with maintenance work on the existing mountain bike trails and hand-build new sections of singletrack at Glentress Forest. They meet fortnightly on Saturdays at 9:00am. It's a fun and sociable way to give something back to the trails.

Find out more on the Glentress Trailfairies Facebook page.

Volunteer with the Tweed Valley Osprey Project

Contact our South Region office office if you'd like to help out with the Tweed Valley Osprey Project.

North East Scotland

Volunteer at Bennachie

On the first Saturday of every month the Bailies of Bennachie run work parties on the hill to undertake work such as footpath maintenance, removal of rhododendron from native woodlands, archaeological survey work and more.

Find out more on the Bailies of Bennachie website.

Highlands & Islands

Conservation holidays and conservation days with Trees for Life

Trees for Life is a charity working to restore Caledonian forest to 1000 square miles of the Highlands west of Inverness. They run conservation holidays in a number of our forests across the Highlands, including Glen Affric, Glen Moriston, Glen Garry, Achnashellach and Skye.

Volunteers participate in a wide variety of tasks, including tree planting, removal of non-native species and nursery work such as mulching, potting and seed sorting. Accommodation, meals and all transport is provided.

To find out more, visit the Trees for Life website or contact them on 01309 691444 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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