Tag Archives: Volunteering

The joy of volunteering

Mark McVey is a member of the Coves Reservoir Green Gym in Greenock, run by The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) and partner organisations. Here he tells us about the many benefits that volunteering delivers. How did you get involved in the … Continue reading

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Diary entries from Creag Meagaidh (Part 2)

The 2017-2018 intake of SNH Graduate Placements took to the Highlands in mid December to visit Creag Meagaidh National Nature Reserve (NNR). As part of their training and development, they ventured out to learn more about reserve management and volunteering. … Continue reading

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A new outlook on Scotland’s natural heritage

Thanks to a childhood spent moving from one country to the next, from the UK to Australia and on to Germany, it seemed his mind was always somewhere else, often far away. Steven Neish, one of our volunteers at Tentsmuir … Continue reading

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Volunteering and learning new skills

David Murray has been volunteering with The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) in Glasgow for approximately three years.   “I was paid off from my job and did nothing for a couple of months, so I went online looking for something to … Continue reading

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Building a career through volunteering

Jack Ward, our Deer Stalker and Reserve Officer at Beinn Eighe NNR, tells us how he got into deer management through volunteering. I have volunteered for different organisations since the age of 15. Initially for a charity called the Deer … Continue reading

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Practical People Power

It’s said that when elk walked on the Slamannan plateau peatland they could stroll all the way to Denmark.  The elk may now have gone, though you’re likely to spot a relatively new species on the Central Belt’s bogs today … Continue reading

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A regular volunteer

Michelle Munro from Parkhead, Glasgow, is a ‘regular’ with the mid-week volunteer group run by The Conservation Volunteers (TCV). This is her story of being a volunteer. “I was first told about volunteering with TCV by a friend – a … Continue reading

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Volunteering – let’s get physical

Alan first became an environmental volunteer over thirty years ago. He is currently a member of the Glasgow midweek group run by The Conservation Volunteers (TCV). His story stretches back to 1984. “I started volunteering way back, quite a long … Continue reading

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Shaping a career

“As you volunteer, not only do you learn key skills but you learn about the site you are maintaining; it’s a true sense of custodianship.” Kirsten Brewster writes about her diverse experience of volunteering, and how it has shaped her … Continue reading

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Katie O’Neill – Gartnavel volunteer

The Gartnavel Gardening Group is run by The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) within the grounds of Gartnavel Hospital in Glasgow, and is open to former patients and members of the local community.  Using organic principles the group undertakes grow-your-own, ornamental and … Continue reading

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