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Trees for Life offer environmental volunteering opportunities to young people aged 18+.  In some instances, if accompanied by a guardian or partnership organisation, volunteering opportunities are available to the 16-18 age group.

Some of the opportunities include:

  • Conservation days - opportunities every other wednesday for anyone who is interested in taking part. They range in locations, physical challenge and conservation work. Monthly information is sent out about upcoming dates - email update sign up
  • Conservation weeks - groups of up to 10 volunteers and 2 Trees for Life Leaders spend a week working on one of our conservation projects. Individuals can book onto these weeks and there are a selection on our website
  • Special group weeks - College groups and/or youth charities can block book a conservation week, or half week and we can plan a specialist programme with them, catering for their individual needs or interest area. There are some costs associated with this, but we are always happy to do joint fundraising applications or find other ways to meet these costs.

We also work in partnership with Wildthings! They are an environmental education organisation that work locally and sometimes run residential weeks at our Dundreggan estate. If there is a group that would like a environmental education week and are all under 18, this could be a good option for them.

Long term volunteering - we offer full time placements from 1 to 3 months at our Dundreggan estate between March and October each year.  We provide food, accommodation and training. This can be a great way for young people who have perhaps studied biology, geography, or have a keen interest in conservation and have a mature attitude, to gain experience in environmental conservation.

Internships - we are working with Community Jobs Scotland to offer a 6 month internship to local young people. The intern will be part of the Dundreggan team and will assist the estate manager.
Any positions will be advertised through the Community Jobs Scotland website.
 
Visit the website for general information: treesforlife.org.uk or treesforlife.org.uk-volunteer for specific information about volunteering
Or contact: The Volunteer Coordinator
Telephone: 0845 458 3505
Email: volunteer@treesforlife.org.uk
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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.