The Green Volunteers programme includes 3, weekend residentials throughout the year and a  week-long project to Arran in July  for young people aged 14-25.  These projects are ideal for participants completing any level of the Duke of Edinburgh Award, or for those who simply love time outdoors making new friends.

3rd-8th July: Isle of Arran GOLD RESIDENTIAL
Take part in conservation work on the Brodick Castle Estate and the foothills of Goat Fell, the highest point on the island. You will use hand tools to clear invasive rhododendron, upgrade footpaths and clear bracken around young trees in the hills with the National Trust for Scotland ranger service.

Time each day will also be spent exploring the beaches and woodlands of this beautiful Island. Cook your dinner over the fire, visit the Standing Stones and enjoy Arran ice cream! Fun, laughter and good times are guaranteed!  Accommodation is in a comfortable bunkhouse, sleeping in dormitories.

Cost: £275 which includes all food, accommodation and transport from Tynecastle High School. £100 deposit required at time of booking with balance due 4 weeks before departure. 

For more information contact kate@greenteam.org.uk or to book your place, download the 2017 booking form and send with your payment.  You can access all our booking forms and in other formats on the booking form page.

18-19th March: Green Team Wildwood, Glenlude, nr Innerleithen
A special weekend at our own wild wood on the John Muir Trust Estate in Glenlude. Help us manage the existing brash hedging and create new and add more native trees to this wonderful wild setting. Counts towards your Duke of Edinburgh Volunteering Days/Residential.  Read about one participants experience here
Cost: £30 including all food, accommodation and transport to/from Tynecastle High School.

9th-10th Sept: Barnside Farm, Abbey St Bathan’s
Join us at this marvellous organic farm in the Scottish Borders.  Meet the residents and help conserve the surrounding area for wildlife.  Games and storytelling in the evening in the bell tent.  Accommodation in the local village hall.  Counts towards your Duke of Edinburgh Volunteering Days/Residential.Read about one participants experience here.   RESIDENTIAL CANCELLED.
Cost: £30 including all food, accommodation and transport to/from Tynecastle High School.

28-29th Oct: Vogrie Country Park, Midlothian 
Join us for a day of practical conservation in the grounds of Vogrie Country Park followed by an evening round the fire for our halloween celebrations! Accommodation is in dormitories in the bunkhouse. Counts towards your Duke of Edinburgh Volunteering Days/Residential. Read about one participants experience here
Cost: £30 including all food, accommodation and transport to/from Tynecastle High School.

View the complete 2017 programme for Green Volunteers.

Got more questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions Page.

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