Corporate Team Challenge - Loch of Stathberg

Tuesday 7 October 2008
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation, Corporate and employee volunteering
Loch of Strathbeg

What to expect

Loch of Strathbeg is Britain's largest dune loch and is a joy to visit any time of year. In winter, thousands of wild geese, swans and ducks fly in, including 20 per cent of the world's population of pink-footed geese – it's a sight you'll never forget. During spring and summer, you can see gulls, terns and wading birds raising their young, and you may catch a glimpse of an otter. We have a Visitor Centre on site where hot drinks are available.

Your group

Loch of Strathbeg can support volunteer groups of between 10 to 20 individuals. We will provide all necessary tools, materials and protective items (PPE). Please bring appropriate clothing for the time of year – sun hats and sun cream plus lots of water to drink if hot and extra layers and waterproofs during the colder months. Please also wear stout boots or shoes. You are covered by our comprehensive public liability insurance and we provide risk assessments and a safety briefing prior to the start of your day. A warden will be with you at all times and there will always be at least one first aider close-at-hand throughout the day.

Support us

1 day
1 day
Late June - Early August 10am-4pm

The skills and time provided by corporate teams are incredibly valuable to the RSPB. Corporate work parties help us tackle jobs that would otherwise take our wardens days or even weeks to complete. Employee volunteering also helps us to build community links and valuable business support, and many of our business volunteers return to our reserves with family and friends after their volunteer experience. Some even join as members and become life-long supporters.

How you will help us

The reserve can offer a wide variety of tasks throughout the year but particularly welcomes volunteers between September and November to assist with vegetation management. Other tasks include burning brash, path maintenance and fence removal.

How to apply


Kirsty Potter, SHQ, Fundraising & Communications
Tel: 0131 317 4100


Team challenge income provides a vital contribution towards staff time, materials and equipment (including personal protective equipment), as well as helping support the important work of the reserve. Cost: £70 + VAT per person

Reference number 3814