Volunteering on the Isle of Eigg

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With orchid meadows, red throated divers, singing sands and stunning views of the other Small Isles - Eigg can be a magical place. 

This year the Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust has a couple of volunteering opportunities that will give you the chance to enjoy the island’s wildlife and scenery, whilst helping them out and hopefully having a relaxing and social time too.

The first is a Path Maintenance Conservation Working Holiday running for a week from 30th March - 6th April, when you will gain some practical experience, help out the community immensely and also get the opportunity to come along to the Easter ceilidh at the end of the week. The closing date to apply for this is 16th February 2015.

There are also three places for people to spend some time on the island during June, July & August to help to improve the island’s natural environment, complete essential conservation tasks, monitoring and practical projects. 

Applications will be considered for a minimum period of one week to a maximum of two month.  You can expect to carry out tasks like beach cleans, litter picking, bramble & bracken management, herb garden weeding, natural regeneration management, helping with community events and ceilidhs or if you can bring a specific skill to the island then please let us know in you application form. We are looking for enthusiastic caring folk that work well as part of a team and at times will be without supervision so it is essential that you are self motivated and can work independently. 

For both volunteering opportunities accommodation is provided by the Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust in Tigh Corraraigh a semi detached house situated in Cleadale on the northwest side of the island approx 4 miles from the pier. A very small nominal fee of £15/wk is asked for to cover household running costs only. 

If requested, references can be written for you after your period volunteering with us.  

Volunteers make an enormous contribution to the island of which residents are eternally grateful. 

For further information on both the path maintenance course and summer volunteering please go to www.volunteer918.wordpress.com  
Email ~ volunteer@isleofeigg.net

Find out about other conservation volunteering opportunities across the Highlands here.

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