Conservation days can include upland path maintenance and erosion control, and other practical conservation work.
Whatever type of volunteering you take part in you will work alongside experienced people, learning techniques that enhance your practical conservation skills, and increase your knowledge of the natural and cultural heritage of our mountains. You’ll also make new friends.
To volunteer with OATS or find out more about our maintenance volunteer programmes, e-mail our Activity Projects Manager – [email protected]
There is a range of ways volunteers can get involved with us:
Conservation Volunteering Days
We want people to join in Conservation Volunteering Days to help protect and enhance upland habitats. On such days you will get out in the mountains, discover new places, take on challenges, meet people, learn new skills and improve your health and wellbeing through outdoor activity.
Spaces are usually limited and volunteers must book their places in advance. All of our activities are shown in our events calendar.
Adopt A Path
Developed by OATS, the Adopt A Path scheme lets you become a custodian of one of the paths we have worked on. Adopt a Path volunteers report on damage or other path issues, allowing maintenance to be targeted to best effect. Volunteers get training and support to carry out path surveys safely and effectively, in order to supply us with the essential information we need. Find out more here.
During The Mountains and The People project OATS ran corporate volunteer days across Scotland’s two National Parks. These were a great way to give something back, enjoy new experiences, break down barriers between teams or just have fun. We are not currently offering tailored volunteer days for corporate groups, however if teams have annual days allocated for volunteer work then please do get in touch to find out how these can be used on OATS’ scheduled upland path volunteer days. To find out more contact our volunteer manager at [email protected]
First hand accounts from some of our recent volunteers:
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