Types of volunteers


Find out about how you can volunteer with the Aberlady Bay Local Nature Reserve.


The Dunbar group help to maintain John Muir Country Park, Traprain Law, Barns Ness, see the following timetable for further information. 

Levenhall (Musselburgh)

The Volunteers at Levenhall Links in Musselburgh help keep the site in tip-top condition. They spend a lot of time maintaining the bird Reserve, meeting once a month, see the following timetable

Longniddry Bents

New for 2019 a group has formed in Longniddry, focusing on the war on litter. If you would like to be involved please contact ranger@eastlothian.gov.uk

North Berwick

The North Berwick Conservation Volunteers help with practical conservation tasks at the Law, Glen and beaches in North Berwick. Contact ranger@eastlothian.gov.uk for further information. 


Yellowcraig friends help to manage landscape, wildlife and access at Yellowcraig, near Dirleton.

Junior Rangers

An environmental group for young people in East Lothian aged 11-18, running on every second Friday afternoon during term time. The focus of the group is conservation work. For all enquiries please email juniorrangers@eastlothian.gov.uk.

Path wardens

There is a group of 50 local volunteers who care for the paths of East Lothian. They go out once or twice a month.


The Bumblebees volunteer at North Berwick Law, Traprain Law, Barns Ness and Aberlady Bay. This involves heading out  once every two weeks to count bees that you see.New volunteers are welcome. To get involved contact the Countryside team at ranger@eastlothian.gov.uk 

Animal checkers

The animals in East Lothian need a daily welfare check, which volunteers undertake.The animals are distributed as follows - ponies at North Berwick and Traprain Laws sheep (winter only) at Aberlady and Barns Ness.

Invasive Plant Spotters

A new group is underway to control the extent of 3 invasive plants; concentrating upon the banks for the River Tyne.Training and safety guidance will be given, if you would like to help please email hogweed@elcv.org.uk.