Volunteering with Scottish Badgers

We rely on the support and hard work of volunteers to achieve our goal of protecting Scotland’s badgers, their setts and habitats.  There are many ways you can volunteer your time to Scottish Badgers, whether you have a few hours a week or a few hours a month to spare:


Scottish Badgers are looking for volunteers to monitor badger setts in their local area. The time commitment is minimal and will include visiting a local badger sett (or a few if so desired!) and monitoring the area to avoid potential disturbance.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about badger behaviour and to potentially eliminate badger crime.

What we are looking for

  • Trustworthy volunteers with a passion for wildlife.
  • 3 monthly reports on their local sett/s.

What you will gain by becoming a Sett Protection Volunteer

  • Training on monitoring badger setts.
  • Wildlife crime awareness.
  • A greater appreciation of the natural world.
  • Satisfaction in knowing your work keeps badgers free from threat.

*PLEASE NOTE: For insurance purposes, Sett Monitoring Volunteers must be members of Scottish Badgers. Our membership fees are very modest, under £2 a month, and are essential to our organisations extremely valuable work of protecting Scotland's badgers. To join, please visit http://www.scottishbadgers.org.uk/join.asp

Time commitment:  2 hours four times per year (dependent on location)

Start date: asap       

End date: ongoing.

Location: Local area where possible.

Minimum age: 18 years.

If you are interested in the above role please contact our Training Co-ordinator at info@scottishbadgers.org.uk for an application form.



Scottish Badgers are looking for volunteers at events across the Central belt. Volunteering at events can be a great way to meet like-minded people and can be extremely fun!

What we are looking for

  • Fun, outgoing and enthusiastic volunteers to engage with the public and promote the protection of Scotland’s badgers.
  • Flexibility and the ability to volunteer at at least five events per year, sometimes at short notice.
  • An interest in the natural world and environmental education.

What you will gain by becoming an Events Volunteer

  • An understanding and broader knowledge of badger behaviour and wildlife crime.
  • A fun and friendly working environment.
  • Networking with other organisations and highly desirable skills for your cv.

Time commitment: where required (7 hours max per event)

Start date: volunteers will be notified of upcoming events.

End date: ongoing.

Location: various across central belt.

Minimum age: 18 years.

If you are interested in the above role please contact us at info@scottishbadgers.org.uk for more details or to apply.

Fund Raising Volunteer

What we are looking for

  • The ability to use email to contact organisations (charities and companies, not individuals) and seek sponsorship for our work.

What you will gain by becoming an Events Volunteer

  • The ability to understand and present a charity's work to outsiders and explain the benfits of involvement with it.

Where: Home based

How much time: No set time.

Start date: asap       

End date: ongoing.

Location: In Scotland

Minimum age: 18 years.

If you would like more information, or to apply to become a Fund Raising Volunteer, contact us here


Other roles:

  • Survey within your local area for badgers
  • Man a stall with us at your local fair
  • Help out at our Annual Conference
  • One-off administrative tasks
  • Conduct small research projects in your local area
  • Fundraise for us

To enquire about current volunteer opportunities with Scottish Badgers, or to sign up to our e newsletter please contact info@scottishbadgers.org.uk


For issues related to badger crime, legislation, planning, mitigation, data searches and to log badger records:

Available between 09:00 and 17:00 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday ONLY

Species Protection Co-ordinator

T: 07866 844232


For matters relating to our Badgers in the Landscape - Community Building for Wildlife project:

Project Officer

T: 07565 813401


For training, web presence and general enquiries:

T: 07792 142446, 07570 915630 or 07973 273536



Scottish Badgers (SCIO) Charity Number SCO34297.