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Castle Semple Volunteers

The practical conservation group is a great way to learn new skills, get fit and meet new people while helping to enhance the local ecosystem for all.

Main tasks

You will get the chance to take part in a variety of conservation projects. tasks can include: tree planting, path and fence maintenance, willow sculptures and removal of invasive plant species.

Please visit the downloads page for the latest programme.

Required skills, qualities & experience

Enthusiasm is more important than skills and experience. If you love being outdoors and enjoy working as part of a small team then the practical conservation group is the ideal volunteer opportunity.

Where & When

We meet every Thursday outside the Castle Semple Visitor Centre cafe at 12.30pm and session runs until 3.30pm. Occasionally we have a full day session, starting at 10.30am and quite often the group will work at Muirshiel Country Park too. Details are in the programme, link above.

Training & support provided

We will provide induction training and teach you how to use the hand-tools required for the tasks.

Any other requirements

Bring suitable outdoor clothing that you don’t mind getting dirty and waterproofs.


To find out more call the Rangers at Castle Semple on 0300 300 0200 Option 1 or email

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