Volunteers are an essential asset to most of the Ranger Services in Scotland and Penicuik Estate is no exception. Our Conservation Volunteers have been able to carry out several days of high quality practical conservation work, including the removal of invasive Rhododendron. Path checks have been carried out by our Volunteer Rangers and our Bat Project Volunteers have discovered a fascinating five species of bat through our volunteer survey evenings!

Penicuik Estate Bat Project Volunteers

Not afraid of the dark? Not put off by horror stories?

Why not join us on exciting volunteer survey evenings, assessing the species of bat on the Estate and looking out for new ones.

Penicuik Estate Volunteer Rangers

Good with people? Like a good long walk?

Join us as a Volunteer Ranger, assisting with visiting groups and undertaking path checks on the many miles of trails that Estate has to offer.

Penicuik Estate Conservation Volunteers

Enjoy being outdoors? Want to make a difference to our landscape?

New volunteers are always welcome to join our friendly conservation group which usually meets one Saturday a month. Under the guidance of the Rangers, you’ll use hand tools to undertake practical tasks such as Rhododendron removal, path clearing and the felling of small trees.

Tools and training are provided.

Penicuik House Volunteer Stewards

Interested in history? Good with people?

We’re always on the lookout for new volunteers to welcome and assist the many visitors who come to explore Penicuik House.

Hours are flexible and full training will be provided.

Please contact ranger@penicuikhouse.co.uk if you’d like to be involved.