Gateway visitor centre woodland engagement volunteer - Glen Finglas, Stirlingshire
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- Glen Finglas, Stirlingshire
- Part time
About this role
As part of the Great Trossachs Forest project a Gateway Visitor Centre has been constructed in the Glen Finglas Estate Lendrick Hill car park. The building is designed to operate mainly unstaffed but we recognise that the centre will be a great opportunity to meet people and promote the work of the Woodland Trust to a wider audience.
We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to occasionally staff the Gateway Centre and to meet and engage with visitors to the site.
The role will be flexible and seasonal generally during the Summer months when visitor numbers are higher.
As part of the role you will help us promote Glen Finglas and the network of new paths so that visitors can enjoy their experience at the site. You will also help to promote the work of the Woodland Trust at the site and the rest of the UK and the work of The Great Trossachs Forest and its partners.
This role will involve a variety of activities that will make this an interesting opportunity for someone who enjoys woodland and wildlife and has good communication skills and wishes to develop these further. We hope to recruit at least five Volunteer Gateway Centre Rangers, so you will have the chance to liaise and work with other volunteers and staff helping on the project
The Glen Finglas Estate covering some 5000 hectares sits at the heart of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park and is the Woodland Trust’s largest and most iconic site in the UK. The estate is already well developed in terms of a public access infrastructure, on and off site interpretation and attracts around 10-15,000 visitors per year.
The Trust is developing a number of projects on the estate in order to double the number of visitors to the estate over the next 5 years and to engage with those visitors in order to inspire them to take action to help the Trust protect woodland.
For more details about the role please see the task outline (PDF, 0.5MB)
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