Do good work for the great outdoors, make new friends and help us care for wild places.

By becoming a John Muir Trust volunteer, you can help make a hands-on difference for the wild places you love, while learning more about the Trust. You'll experience some of the best wild places out there, meet like-minded people and make new friends.

Camasunary Bay volunteers Skye by Rory Syme

Volunteers after a litter pick at Camasunary Bay on Skye

Conservation work parties

Over the years, our members and supporters have helped the magical wild places we look after flourish. Participants get involved in hands-on conservation work covering things like path work, removing invasive species, litter picking and tree planting.

The Trust is currently reviewing our conservation work parties. If you have any questions about conservation volunteering, please get in touch using our contact form.

Our regular conservation work parties and scheduled events are currently SUSPENDED to restrict the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19).

Join the Glenlude volunteers

Glenlude is the Trust's smallest property. Situated in the Scottish Borders and easily accessible from the central belt of Scotland and the North of England, it is the John Muir Trust's centre for volunteering and education.

In addition to our scheduled conservation work parties, our local members, partners and supporters often help us with specific tasks organised on an ad hoc basis. Get in touch if you're interested in helping out at Glenlude.

Volunteers at Glenlude

Volunteers at a Glenlude work party

Other ways to volunteer

Wild Space visitor centre

We have opportunities to help our Wild Space team run our visitor centre in Pitlochry. This is a sociable, people-facing experience in a relaxed retail environment.

Office and event support

Our volunteers distribute leaflets, run event stalls, administer fundraising appeals and assist in other office duties.

Professional expertise

The Trust campaigns on complex issues that often need legal and other types of professional expertise. If you’re able to offer expert help, we’d love to hear from you.

Monitoring and recording

We occasionally have volunteer opportunities for habitat monitoring and recording. If you live near any of our properties or have skills you feel would be useful then get in touch using our contact form.

Other conservation volunteering opportunities

There are also a number of other organisations and people you can contact to discuss conservation volunteering opportunities including Highland Biodiversity, Friends of Nevis, Borders Forest Trust and Carrifran and Highland Perthshire Community Land Trust.

Kettle and equipment at Glenlude - David Lintern

Interested in volunteering?

Get in touch to register your interest or ask a question

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