We work on a range of different projects throughout Churwell and rely very much on our volunteers. Volunteers can get involved in a variety of activities such as clearing litter, woodland management, pond & steam maintenance, improving greenspaces and footpaths. In addition, volunteers are always welcome to offer skilled support for projects,
So join us on weekdays or weekends for fresh air and fun carrying out essential practical conservation work in the local area. We also have a lot of fun.
How do I get involved? Just turn up - no pre-booking is needed (unless it is stated on the task programme as a bookable session). Come early on your first session so that the volunteer leader can take your details and brief you.
Where ? Each week is usually a different site, but we meet every Thursday 9.30 till 12 & each Saturday between 1.30pm & 4pm but contact us through our e-mail to see when the next working party is and where or see our Facebook Page for more details
What? Work is seasonal - in the spring/summer the work is drystone walling, fencing, path maintenance, pond & stream repair and grass cutting. In the autumn/winter we turn our hands to hedge laying, coppicing, bramble bashing, and small tree felling.
How? Tasks are carried out using hand tools, and occasionally power tools. All training on how to carry out the task is given.
What do I need to bring? We provide drinks and biscuits. Wear suitable clothing (winter - warm clothing, waterproof trousers and coat; and summer - light trousers, waterproof trousers and coat, a hat and sun protection) and sturdy footwear (preferably steel toe capped boots or Wellingtons). Make sure you have an up to date tetanus vaccination.
Is there an age limit? Anyone over the age of 15 is welcome to join the Volunteers under the age of 15 they must be accompanied by an responsible adult.
For further details about the Volunteers (Woodland Officer) firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07836363161