Number of volunteers:8
At Dean Castle, you’ll be carrying out practical conservation work such as footpath maintenance and invasive species management. This conservation work at Dean Castle Country Park and across their path network of East Ayrshire is helping improve access for outdoor activities for the community. Hours of work will be approximately 9.30 AM to 4 PM with a lunch break.
Dean Castle Country Park has over 80 hectares of countryside and yet is set in the heart of Kilmarnock as a free resource for the whole community. The Country Park boasts beautiful woodland walks, an adventure play area, urban farm, visitor centre, tearoom, shop and a fantastic 14th century castle. With scenic paths and trails to explore, the park is a great place to get away from the stresses of everyday life and see some fantastic wildlife. Volunteers are vital to the Park and help us improve the Park for wildlife and make it a better place for the community.
Dean Castle Country Park is in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire. There are places to visit within a short distance, Troon is easily accessible by train (15 mins) with beach and views to Arran and Glasgow is 40 mins away by train. Leisure-time activities: There are plenty of tourist attractions within easy reach from Kilmarnock. Volunteers may like to visit Loch Lomond, Isle of Arran, Glasgow or Edinburgh during their time off.
The volunteers will be housed at the new residential ‘Trehouse Centre’ in the country park just along the main drive from the castle. There will be four to a room in bunk beds and no need for sleeping bags! There's a kitchen with plenty of cooking equipment for you to use to cook up a tasty meal at the end of the day to use at the centre as well as a recreational space to hang out in the evenings and weekends. You'll all work together to cook and clean as a team and have a chance to share inter-cultural meals and experiences.
Terminal: Glasgow, and then train to Kilmarnock Special requirements: You’ll need outdoor clothing that can get muddy, sturdy boots and waterproofs. All volunteers should be over 18 and bring lots of enthusiasm for the project :)
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