Individual Volunteers

We are currently reviewing our volunteer programme for 2021

In the meantime, feel free to get in touch and we can add you to our mailing list for when any opportunities do open up.

Whilst volunteering for the Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust it offers a variety of different opportunities. We invite you to spend time working with the community to improve the island’s natural environment, complete essential conservation tasks and practical projects. Volunteers make an enormous contribution to the island of which residents are eternally grateful.

Places are available for the month of June only for 2020. Applications will only be considered for a minimum period of two weeks to a maximum of the whole month. Tasks will be focused on path clearance but you can expect to carry out tasks like bramble & bracken management, herb garden weeding, natural regeneration management, beach cleans, helping with community events and ceilidhs or if you can bring a specific skill to the island then please let us know in you application form. We are looking for enthusiastic caring folk that work well as part of a team and at times will be without supervision so it is essential that you are self motivated and can work independently.

Costs applicable as an individual volunteer is £25/week.

To download an application form, click HERE

If requested, references can be written for you after your period volunteering with us.

Happy days

Alongside the volunteer programme there is the opportunity to be involved and learn about the many things that go on on our busy island. While you are here the timetable can be flexible to allow you to go on a wildlife walk led by the Scottish Wildlife Trust’s Ranger to learn about the astonishing variety of habitats for the size of the island. Talk to members of Eigg Electric to learn about the islands multiple renewable energy source feeding into a grid system to supply the whole island 24hr power. Boat trips are possible to discover some of the surrounding islands. With the prospect to enhance personal interests in community living, renewable energy, wildlife, crofting, island history and many more subjects out-with the volunteer programme please don’t hesitate to let us know and we will do our very best to accommodate your interests.


The volunteer programme is supported by


Isle of Eigg Heritage Trust is a company limited by guarantee,

registered in Scotland No. 170339 & is a recognised Scottish Charity No. SCO25609