Corporate Team Challenge - Loch Leven

Posted:
Tuesday 7 October 2008
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation, Corporate and employee volunteering
Location:
Loch Leven

What to expect

Set on the southern shore of the loch, the reserve offers a great day out for families, nature lovers and wildlife watchers alike. Formerly known as Vane Farm, the RSPB bought this reserve in 1967 as a centre for environmental education and it is a fantastic place to explore and discover nature. Our woodland and wetland trails give spectaculars view over the Kinross-shire hills. In the summer, you can often see ospreys on the loch, and in the winter, thousands of pink-footed geese, swans and ducks make the reserve their home. Our Visitor Centre has a well-stocked shop selling bird care products and our award-winning coffee shop serves delicious, local and ethical food all year-round, all with a fantastic view over Loch Leven itself.

Your group

Loch Leven can support volunteer groups of between 10 to 15 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

Minimum:
1 day
Duration:
10am - 4pm (flexible)
Period:
All year round

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 support during the period from March through to November when vegetation management is necessary to prevent native species encroaching on key habitats.

How to apply

Contact

Kirsty Potter, SHQ, Fundraising & Communications
Tel: 0131 317 4100
Email: Kirsty.Potter@rspb.org.uk

Notes

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 3818