Volunteer

Volunteering

As a charity, volunteers play an important part in the work we do. You can help us with many different activities including scrub clearance, wildlife surveys, tree planting and meadow management. Conservation work is vital to the management of Local Nature Reserves, and the Fife Coastal Path, Fife Pilgrim Way, and Lomond Hills Regional Park. In total FCCT manage more than 60 sites. Fife’s open spaces play an important part in the health and wellbeing of local communities and visitors to Fife. 

If you have a passion for the outdoors and the environment, why not get involved? Join the many volunteers who help our team maintain Fife’s beautiful sites and countryside for everyone to enjoy. We are currently recruiting volunteers for our Tree Warden Scheme.

 

Downloadable Resources

Volunteer Leaflet

Volunteer Application Form

Volunteer Information Support Pack

 

Individual Volunteer

Join our Conservation Team to help manage our Local Nature Reserves, coastal and inland walking routes. 

Undertake active tasks such as: 

Scrub clearing
Path clearing
Grassland management
Invasive species removal
Woodland maintenance 

The emphasis is for everyone to enjoy their time, in a safe environment, with an opportunity to learn new skills, while carrying out tasks that will directly enhance the sites and improve habitats.  

 

Volunteer Fiona – I’ve volunteered with FCCT many, many times over the last few years, usually in the North East Fife area, and each time it has been such fun. Some of my activities have included planting native tree saplings, transplanting Marram and Lyme grasses to stabilise dunes, litter picking on the beach and even helping conduct a survey to gain feedback for the Trust’s future development. Every time I am outdoors, with those wonderful and knowledgeable Conservation Officers, I develop new skills and have a great time helping to make a difference to our beautiful Kingdom. Meeting like-minded volunteers, having a laugh and enjoying being outdoors is great for the mind AND body. Thank you FCCT for the work you do!

 

 

Volunteer John – FCCT volunteers can get involved in many different ways. John van Deiken came to us with a plan to map the Fife Coastal Path. Google maps are an amazing way to get directions and find your way around. Google has mapped many of our roads and is often a good tool to make sure you are in the right place. Street view also shows great images of the area you are exploring. Unfortunately, Google has only mapped roads and this can often be frustrating if you are looking to explore more rural places. Some areas are already on the map, however there are many parts still missing. John has been busy walking the coastal path and recording some amazing images and mapping these areas and putting them into Google Maps. It’s a great way to check out the path before you walk it and make sure you are on the right path. A big thank you to John for his efforts and we wish him well with his continued progress along the Fife Coastal Path.

 

FCCT- Volunteer-John van Deiken

 

Community Groups 

Community groups can make a huge impact on their local area. FCCT are happy to work with groups who would like to make a difference in their area and help us care for Fife’s amazing outdoor spaces.  

Plastic Free Dunfermline

 

Community groups play an important part in making a difference. Plastic Free Dunfermline removed 80kg from a Dalgety Bay beach, read more about their beach clean.

 

Corporate Volunteering

Many businesses and organisations choose to support the Trust’s work as part of their corporate social responsibility activities. Their staff are encouraged to take part in environmental activities and/or to raise funds to help deliver conservation projects.

Businesses can also join our ‘Big Green Footprint Scheme’. membership of the Big Green Footprint Scheme demonstrates your organisation’s commitment to corporate social responsibility. Members of the scheme can display the scheme logo, which helps demonstrate your green credentials to your customers and suppliers.

Optos from Dunfermline are a company which specialise in retinal imaging. They have volunteered for a number of projects including beach cleans and most recently to assist with meadow management at Birnie and Gaddon Lochs. We look forward to working with them on future projects.

 

Contact us

Email: ask.us@fifecountryside.co.uk

Tel: 01592 656080

 

Volunteer Newsletters

December 2023 Newsletter
June 2023 Newsletter
February 2023
Autumn 2022

 

 

 

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