Volunteering opportunities

Conserving the environment can start locally with you. You do not need to have previous experience or environmental knowledge to do your bit. Anyone can volunteer!

Dams to Darnley Country Park has a fortnightly volunteer day, run by the countryside ranger service. Volunteer days give you the opportunity to do some of the more practical work it takes to enhance and maintain your country park. It also helps you to keep fit, get outdoors, learn new skills and meet new people. So why not come along? New volunteers are always welcome.

Activities vary depending upon the time of year and what needs done. Previous volunteer days have included pond digging, tree planting, painting, litter picking, woodland management and habitat improvements. It makes a huge difference to have extra sets of helping hands to get a job done and it also makes it a lot more fun.

In spring and summer there are opportunities for volunteers to take part in wildlife surveying for wild flowers, water voles, butterflies, bumblebees, frogs and toads. Surveying is important as it builds up information on what is in the country park and helps direct future habitat improvements for the benefit of plants and animals.

Volunteer days take place every second Thursday. We meet at the World Buffet restaurant car park, off Nitshill Road, Darnley, at 10am. Volunteer days finish at around 2pm, so if you are coming along bring some lunch and lots of water. It is also best to wear old clothes and dress for the outdoors.

All equipment is provided for volunteers and full guidance and instructions are given. If you would like to come along or more information please contact the countryside ranger service.

Volunteer day dates for 2017 are as follows.       

January 12th

January 26th

February 9th           

February 23rd      

March 9th

March 23rd

April 6th

April 20th

May 4th

May 18th

June 1st

June 15th

June 29th

July 13th

July 27th

August 10th

August 24th

September 7th

September 21st

October 5th

October 19th

November 2nd

November 16th

November 30th

December 14th