Conservation/Community Volunteer

Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust

Isle of Eigg, Small Isles, Inner Hebrides

Volunteer • Full Time 01687 482402 Tasha McVarish

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Wednesday, 28th February 2018   5 days left

Objectives of the volunteer role:

Volunteers on Eigg work amidst the fresh sea air, live, eat and work with like-minded people, learn about conservation management through practical work and direct observation, have an insight into island life and contributing enormously to the islands infrastructure.


Beach cleans, litter picking, bramble & bracken management, herb garden weeding, natural regeneration management, Whale and Dolphin monitoring, helping with community orientated events and ceilidhs or if you can bring a specific skill to the island then please let us know in your application form.

Personal attributes/qualification required:

Enthusiastic caring folk with a love for the outdoors. Work well as part of a team, at times volunteers will be without supervision so it is essential that you are self-motivated and can work independently. A reasonable level of fitness is required due to the physical nature of the tasks and our remote location. You are also required to walk to and from work sites daily that are usually 3 to 4 miles from the volunteer house. No previous experience is necessary. Please be aware the changeable weather of the west coast of Scotland can be an adventure and challenge at times!


You must be 18yrs or over to apply. You will be required to volunteer Monday – Friday approx. 6hrs/day with the weekend off to explore the island. Places are available between April to September. Applications will only be considered for a minimum period of two weeks to a maximum of two month.

Other info:

Alongside the volunteer programme there is the opportunity to be involved and learn about the many things that go on on our busy island. While you are here the timetable can be flexible to allow you to go on a wildlife walk led by the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s Ranger to learn about the astonishing variety of habitats for the size of the island. Talk to members of Eigg Electric to learn about the islands multiple renewable energy source feeding into a grid system to supply the whole island 24hr power. Boat trips are possible to discover some of the surrounding islands. With the prospect to enhance personal interests in community living, renewable energy, wildlife, crofting, island history and many more subjects out-with the volunteer programme. To find out more on the island look at

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