Volunteering at Hopetoun

The Hopetoun Ranger Service welcomes volunteers to assist with practical conservation tasks to help conserve the historic designed landscape at Hopetoun House. Whether you are looking to join the monthly group of friendly volunteers, or bring a work party for a one off activity day, the Hopetoun Ranger Service is happy to guide you through the options.

The Hopetoun Green Volunteers

This monthly group assists the Ranger Service with practical conservation work in the grounds of Hopetoun House. Tasks include improving woodland biodiversity, burning invasive plants, maintaining the nature trails and increasing the wildlife value of the grounds. Volunteers will gain new skills, meet new friends and take a free form of exercise. As a way of saying thank you if you attending 4 sessions we will reward you with a free House and Grounds season ticket. You can view the dates of the Hopetoun Green Volunteers here.

Volunteering

These projects are free and all refreshments, tools and necessary safety equipment will be provided. However, please bring old clothes and sturdy boots.

The session runs from 10am – 1pm on one Saturday per month. Pre-registration and booking is required. Please book your places by telephoning 0131 319 3956 or email ranger@hopetoun.co.uk

Corporate Groups

If you are looking to organise a corporate day out, team building or fulfilling a charitable obligation, the Ranger Service can offer full or partial day practical conservation activities for your team. Modest refreshments, tools and necessary safety equipment will be provided. However, please bring old clothes and sturdy boots. For further details and to arrange your activity, please contact our Ranger Service on 0131 331 2451.

Youth or Interest Groups

We also welcome community groups such as local Scout/Guide Groups, young people working towards their Duke of Edinburgh or John Muir Award and other interest groups. We can offer practical conservation activities or arrange for groups to volunteer on larger events.

This Project is supported by Scottish Natural Heritage.