COVID-19 outbreak: Local tasks will resume from 11th April. We will be adding tasks on a rolling basis; please keep checking the task list page for updates.
On 2021-03-16 the Scottish Government released a timetable for easing the coronavirus restrictions which sets dates for the easing of various restrictions in Scotland. Tasks in the Edinburgh area will resume in April with the first task on 11th April at Granton Castle Walled Garden. Assuming no delays in the timetable we expect to restart tasks outside Edinburgh in mid May.
At present we do not have a full task programme but we hope to add more tasks in the near future.
Yes. Anyone can volunteer with LCV. We are happy to welcome anyone who can make a positive contribution. However, in light of the Coronavirus pandemic, any volunteers who are:
MUST NOT attend tasks.
Volunteers who are in a high-risk group should consider carefully the risks they face (or present to other volunteers) by attending tasks.
You do not need to know anything about conservation or to have had any previous experience. Day tasks are free and we have basic outdoor clothing which we can lend you if you need it. We will tell you everything you need to know and will also supply all of the tools and equipment.
However, most of our work is practical and physical and so if you want to get involved in our usual day-to-day activities then you do need to have a basic level of general fitness and be happy to work outdoors all day in any weather. We do not cancel the task if it is raining, but we are happy for you to work at your own pace and there is plenty of variation within the task list: some tasks are much gentler than others.
We carry out a task briefing at the start of each task and you need to be able to understand this and to follow the instructions given. If you have additional support needs which will make this difficult for you then we ask you to bring someone with you to help with anything that you might find tricky.
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If you are under 18 or are trying to arrange a group booking then LCV is probably not your best option. Follow these links for more information:
If you are interested in working with us but have any concerns about the types of tasks or activities which might suit you then please contact our Publicity Officer, Laura Marsh to explore your options.