Litter picking volunteering (Scotland)

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Spring Clean is a litter collecting campaign run by Keep Scotland Beautiful. It runs from 15th March to 28th April 2024. We are looking for people to collect litter on their local National Cycle Network paths regularly over these 6 weeks. This is to help keep the paths clean and welcoming for everyone using them and to support this campaign.

We can provide any equipment that you need and advise on how to dispose of what you pick up. We will help you to let us know how much you have collected and who was involved. We will share the data with Keep Scotland Beautiful.

As part of the Spring Clean volunteering activities, you will:

  • collect litter each week from your local paths
  • record how much litter you pick up and share the details.

Your local Sustrans team will give you a call to get you started, and then provide you with support and guidance.

Does this sound like you?


  • can easily reach the National Cycle Network paths by walking, cycling, wheeling or public transport
  • enjoy being active outdoors
  • can do tasks independently
  • share our values and mission to get more people cycling, walking and wheeling
  • are enthusiastic about sustainable travel in your area.

Then join this Spring Clean volunteering opportunity in your area to help keep your local paths clean and beautiful.

Time commitment

Minimum 1 hour every week

Volunteering for everyone with Sustrans

We are committed to representing the diverse communities we work with, and we welcome people from all backgrounds to volunteer with us. We commit to equity and an inclusive culture, so volunteering is for everyone.

We believe that a diverse and inclusive organisation brings with it a diversity of ideas and ways of working, which strengthens everything we do.

Please have a look at the website above and our Volunteering agreement before you join. Then you know what we all expect from each other when volunteering.

Your accessibility

Please let us know in the application form, if you need any support or adjustments to make our first chat together and volunteering a positive experience for you.

Any expenses for helping with these activities, which have been agreed, will be paid back to you. This can include for tools and public transport on the day of volunteering.

If you don’t have an email address, or for any other reason aren’t able to fill in our online form, not to worry. Reach out to your local Volunteer Coordinator (find here), and they can fill in the details for you.