TCV Scotland - The Conservation Volunteers (formerly BTCV) download pdf

TCV Scotland - The Conservation Volunteers (formerly BTCV)
TCV Scotland believes that looking after green places isn’t just about caring for nature – it’s about caring for people as well.  Our volunteers care for thousands of local green places throughout the UK and in doing so improve their own wellbeing, develop new skills and make their community a better place to live in. 
TCV provides young people with the opportunity to gain:
  • Practical and landbased skills needed to work in the green sector
  • Training in species identification, recording and monitoring training
  • Experience in team work and leadership

Young people joining our Conservation Volunteer Team gain valuable experience learning conservation skills working as part of a team of people with varying skills, backgrounds and abilities. As part of the conservation team, young people work on a variety of sites and project tasks within the Highlands, including habitat restoration, access work, wildlife gardens and drystone walling.
We also offer structured youth learning programmes (subject to funding), which typically last for 6 months and include training such as Chainsaw, Brushcutters and Employability in the Outdoors Award.
Young people can also become a Conservation Volunteer Leader, which involves helping to lead our volunteer group for 3-12 months.  Leaders will receive MiDAS minibus training and First Aid at Work.

Who can apply?
Anyone can attend our conservation team days.  Please contact us to book a space on the minibus.
You will need warm clothes and sturdy footwear.  Protective equipment and training will be provided.  Please bring a packed lunch with you.  There is no cost for the activity.

What qualifications do you offer?
Dependent on the type of volunteering you’d like to do with us, and the funding we have in place.

Who do I contact to find out more?
Contact Katy Green for further information.
 

Further information and contact details

Street Address: 30 Millbank Road, Munlochy, IV8 8ND

Telephone: 01463 811 560

Email: k.green@tcv.org.uk

Website: www2.tcv.org.uk/display/btcv_scotland

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Please Note: There will be some instances where funding will be required to access a service listed in this directory. Application for this requires to be made following appropriate Highland Council and/or NHS assessment for Adult Services and consequent resource allocation procedures. Further information on accessing services can be obtained from your local Adult Services Team.