Green Volunteers Residentials

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.

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
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.

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. Tasks will include upland footpath maintenance, bog restoration and rhododendron clearance. There will be plenty of opportunity to explore the surrounding countryside and discover what makes this island so special. You will also achieve a John Muir Award for taking part in this project. The accommodation is a comfortable bunkhouse in the grounds of Brodick Castle.
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. 
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.

View the complete 2017 programme for Green Volunteers.

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

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