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New Young Volunteer Programme

We were really excited to pilot our Young People Volunteering Programme as part of the Year of Young People 2018. It was a great success with lots of young people enjoying getting involved in making our National Park a better place for people and wildlife.

We are really pleased to be able to provide an ongoing annual programme for young people aged 16 – 25 running throughout the year with a variety of amazing opportunities.  We would love for you to get involved.

‘It was lots of fun because we got to try new things’ – Harriet Holden (Junior Ranger)

Volunteering with us gives you the chance to:

  • Try something new. Doing something different always brings new experiences and sometimes you will find something you really love.
  • Connect with nature. Experience and learn about an abundance of wildlife and nature in the National Park while meeting new friends.
  • Get involved. Whatever you enjoy, there’s a wide range of activities, projects and tasks for you to get involved with.

Please don’t worry: we have plenty of outdoor weatherproof clothing you can borrow, just let us know what you need – getting muddy and wet is part of the fun!

Learning survival skills in the National Park


  • Our next young volunteer day is at Cormonachan woodland in Cowal on the 27th April 2019. This exciting woodland is home to many of the amazing features of our National Park, including wonderful views and tranquil forests.  The task will be managing some of the invasive species in the area and we will be doing some fire lighting and forest activities as well. We can arrange transport and outdoor clothing if you need it, so please get in touch if you would like to get involved.
  •  On the 6th June our young volunteers are invited to come to Balmaha in the evening at 6:30pm to help survey the bats on the eastern shores of Loch Lomond.  These fascinating nocturnal mammals are important to the ecology of the area and we will have the chance to watch them leave their roost sites and explore their hidden world. Please lease let us know if you would like to take part.

If you would like to be involved please get in touch:

We are really excited to be running these volunteer opportunities and look forward to seeing you in the National Park.

Young volunteers looking after the National Park

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