The Centre for Stewardship relies on the goodwill, expertise and generosity of volunteers to help support much of our work. Whether you are interested in conservation, events or archiving we can offer a range of opportunities.
Monday & Friday conservation & gardening volunteers
Opportunities to work on a variety of woodlands stewardship tasks such as biodiversity work, pruning young hardwoods and rhododendron control. We are also working on a range of horticultural projects too. Our volunteer group gather at the Stables for 10am, finishing by 3pm and are led by our Woodland Ranger, Sam Docherty. Bring a packed lunch and something to drink and with the weather getting colder, wear warm clothes and waterproofs (if you don’t have waterproofs we can supply them). If you are interested in joining the group then please contact Sam by phone, 01337 858838 or email.
If you like chatting to people and have a morning or afternoon to spare each week then we’d love to talk to you. The Information Hub at the front of the Stables is open 10am to 4pm each day. We offer advice to visitors (maps, history, activities) as well as serving refreshments and selling merchandising. If you are interested in being part of our volunteering team then please contact Debbie by phone, 01337 858838 or email.
We currently have opportunities for companies to take part in corporate volunteering. If your team is looking for a chance to escape the office, put on some wellies and go deep in to the country then this is for you! Through our ‘Recovering a Lost Landscape’ project we are looking to tackle invasive Rhododendron ponticum which, if not treated, will suffocate native species and the habitats of our most precious wildlife including the red squirrel will be threatened. If your organisation is interested, please email Caroline Collie or call 01337 85883.
Zero Waste volunteers
We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to help spread the word about the benefits of reducing food waste in the home, and other ways to avoid increasing the landfill mountains. Your help is needed to pass on advice in your local area. This can be done in a number of ways such as assisting at events, providing information and support to your community.
We provide training and support. You can give as much or as little time as you wish.
The scheme is funded through the Zero Waste Scotland programme. Falkland Stewardship Trust manages the programme throughout Fife. For more information email the Zero Waste team or call 01337 858838.
The Woolly Tree gang
Do you have a creative streak in you and want to be part of a group that creates amazing craft pieces? The Woolly Tree gang may be for you! The Woolly Tree gang are a group of people who meet on a project by project basis to share skills – needlework, stitching, embroidery, tapestry, knitting etc. Have a look at their web page for some photos of what they have got up to recently, and ways to take part.