Kintyre Way Volunteers
Unlike many long distance routes in the UK the Kintyre Way does not receive substantial funding from the council or central government. Instead the charity running the route has to rely on grants from a wide variety of sources and the hard work of a group of volunteers. Most of our volunteers are locally based but each year we host groups of volunteers who come from all over the world to help build and maintain our route. There are a wide range of volunteering opportunities available and some of these are outlined below:
Volunteer rangers are needed to keep an eye on their local stretch of footpath. The volunteers will regularly walk sections of path and report back on any problems with litter, waymarks, stiles etc. Volunteer Rangers will also be able to attend a subsidised walking leader course leading to a professional walking leader qualification from the Scottish mountain leadership board.
Path Work Volunteers
Each year we run a variety of volunteer days with Kintyre Way volunteers helping out with everything from practical tasks such as litter clearance and path construction to survey tasks such as butterfly and moth surveys. New tasks and training days will appear here as they are organised.
Every year the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers organise residential work parties on the Kintyre Way. Places on these work parties are limited so early booking is advisable. Further details and costs can be found on the BTCV website, www.btcv.org.uk
The Kintyre Way is run by a volunteer board of directors and the board is always on the look out for new members. If you think you could contribute to the growth and development of the Kintyre Way then why not contact the current chairman John Bakes and he will be able to tell you about the opportunities available.
For more information on any of the above contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org
Author: Route Manager Date: 1st March 2011 Version: 1.01