Volunteering in the National Park can open up a whole new world of opportunity and experiences. We want you to get involved to support us with:
- Helping our visitors to enjoy their experiences by providing a wonderful welcome and helping to keep our paths and sites well looked after.
- Looking after the wildlife and wild areas by getting involved in surveys and conservation work.
- Supporting the work of our partners in areas such as; invasive species control, estate management and getting involved in creative events.
There are many reasons why people volunteer with us; read some of our volunteers' stories to learn about their experiences. This short film looks at how the National Park benefits from the great work the Volunteers do, and what they get out of it:
There are volunteer opportunities throughout the National Park, with the National Park Authority and with our partners, including: the RSPB, Scottish Wildlife Trust and Forestry Commission Scotland, amongst many others.
The National Park has two different volunteer roles:
Volunteer Ranger Role
Our volunteer rangers are one of our very important ways of welcoming the millions of visitors to the National Park each year, they are friendly, informative and inspire people to explore and discover every inch of this amazing area. They also help out with events and support our professional ranger service to deliver illuminating educational activities to a range of audiences.
Practical Conservation Volunteer Role
Our practical conservation volunteers help out with the more ‘hands on’ type of work. They are very keen on mud and love to get stuck into anything from counting tiny chicks to digging ditches and building fences. They play a very significant part in improving the national park for people and wildlife to live and thrive in.
Our Volunteering programme is currently full but we are accepting submissions for our waiting list. We also actively promote volunteering opportunities with our partners too.