The Flows to the Future project is looking for a Learning Assistant and a Community Engagement volunteer. Both will be working to increase awareness of the Flow Country including its value as a carbon store and as a habitat for specialist peatland species.
The Learning Assistant will help deliver educational activities to schools at RSPB Forsinard and at other peatland sites, and at schools across Caithness and Sutherland. Volunteers will gain valuable experience of working with children and young people, and in environmental education.
The Community Engagement volunteer will be raising awareness of the Flow Country by assisting with events and projects across Caithness and Sutherland. Inspiring and engaging communities with peatlands will generate support for essential conservation work and provide the volunteer with experience in event management, PR and marketing, and working with a wide range of groups.
RSPB Forsinard are looking for Conservation Work Party volunteers to work on the reserve, completing a variety of hands-on tasks to help conserve the peatlands habitat and maintain the reserve. This might involve removing invasive regenerating conifer trees, blocking drains out on the open hill, and maintaining visitor trails.
If you're interested in seeing what's involved in a Work Party Day, our warden Claire Foot-Turner is running a taster day on 29th June.
If you're interested in any of these opportunities, please contact Claire at Claire.firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01641761324.
Picture Credit: Lorne Gill, SNH