Spring/Summer Volunteering Opportunity at Forsinard

06/12/2018 9:50am by Sarah Fischbacher

We are looking for an enthusiastic residential volunteer to join our team to help us engage with a wide range of people and raise awareness of the global importance of the peatlands of Caithness and Sutherland known as The Flow Country.

As part of the Flows to the Future Team you will volunteer alongside our Learning Development and Communities Officers to build upon our existing work and increase our reach across this large area and beyond. This includes supporting the development and delivery of learning sessions for primary and secondary schools, organising and supporting a programme of community events across the Flow Country, contributing to our marketing and communications work (for example producing press releases and social media). You will also be able to undertake some practical management with the Forsinard Flows reserve staff and volunteers.

The Flow Country is the best blanket bog of its type in the world and as a vast carbon store it is a key resource in the fight against climate change. The Flows to the Future Project is far reaching, ambitious and is significantly increasing the level of conservation management and promotional activities being undertaken. 

On the job training will be given in environmental education, public engagement methods, event management, social media and digital skills. You will also learn lots about peatlands and peatland management This role will involve working across the remote and beautiful landscapes of Caithness and Sutherland and the communities within them. You will be required to work evenings and weekends occasionally for which time off in lieu will be given.

We would prefer the chosen candidate to commit to the full 7 months of the placement (March to September 2019), but we would consider two shorter placements of March to mid June 2019 and mid June to end September 2019.

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