15 Jan 2018 – Will it be the year you volunteer?
No doubt many New Year resolutions have already been broken, however the year has only just begun. Perhaps 2018 will be the year you volunteer?
During 2018 The Mountains and The People will be offering more volunteering activities in both of our National Parks here in Scotland. Our regular conservation days are already underway. Over the winter months we will be working at lower levels and then when the snow clears we will be back up in the hills again. Our volunteer dates for January to March are listed in our events calendar on the website here. We will be doing some habitat management work, dry stone walling, path resurfacing and general path maintenance tasks.
Our conservation days are open to everyone and no previous experience is needed to take part. There is usually a variety of tasks for people to help with and everyone can work at their own pace. We always say if an activity will be easy, moderate, or strenuous to help you decide if it is suitable. We also offer transport from a central meeting point and volunteers are able to claim up to £10 to help with travel expenses.
This year we also hope to run some family volunteer days as well, so the whole family can get involved in helping to look after our iconic mountain paths.
This Saturday we will be attending the Volunteer Cairngorms Event in Killiecrankie, Perthshire, from 11am-3pm. There will be lots of great organisations there and you can find out about lots of different volunteering opportunities that are available in the Cairngorms National Park. A great way to find out whats happening and to give it go in the afternoon with the volunteer taster session. For more information email: Volunteers@cairngorms.co.uk.
If you are interested in volunteering then sign up to receive our email updates, which will keep you posted about all our our upcoming volunteering activities.
If you can’t make it to one of our activities but want to play your part in the upkeep of our mountain paths? Why not make a donation to help support our work. 100% of your donation comes to the charity and supports the ongoing maintenance of our upland path network. You can donate here.
Hope to see you out on the hills soon!