How to begin volunteering with us:
- Check the programme for future tasks that you would like to join
- Contact the group through the website, email or Facebook to let us know you’re interested, ask any questions, and confirm booking requirements
- We are currently sending task invites via email only, so please ask to be added to our mailing list if you want to receive them
- Where booking is required – respond to email invitation, and await confirmation of your place
- Once confirmed, we will let you know where we will meet and at what time, which is usually 10 am. If you need a lift, we will try to arrange one (not currently possible due to Covid restrictions!)
- It’s a good idea to check the weather forecast beforehand, as we are usually outdoors all day! In any event, wear old clothes, strong shoes or boots and bring a packed lunch. The group provides all the tools and gloves as well as tea, coffee and biscuits
- On the day – we’ll meet the ranger who will begin with a safety and task briefing, including Covid safety and how to use any tools. We have tea break at around 11.15am, and lunch at about 1pm
- We usually finish at 4pm, but you can leave earlier if you want to.
The Group is run by a Committee of active members comprising: Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer, Programme secretary, Membership Secretary and committee members, some with additional responsibilities. The Committee meets at least once a year as required, and is another way that you can make a voluntary contribution with us, along with joining the AGM, which is also open to all volunteers.
If you are keen to support us, but not by joining our tasks, we are also interested in hearing from people who want to develop skills in collaboration with our Group. For example, people have supported us by producing flyers and auditing our accounts.
We are also keen to support other local groups and organisations. For example through talks and presentations.