We are aiming to recruit at least 1, but preferably 2 Work Party Leaders to share the role for a small nature conservation group and a small number of work parties. A leader would supervise pre-agreed activities introducing tasks and tools, recording those present and ensure Health and Safety requirements are met.
Volunteer Work Party Leaders will be mentored so they can grow into the role. Tasks generally involve the use of simple hand tools. Use of an electric brushcutter/strimmer is also possible subject to suitable training, but volunteers working with this equipment don't necessarily have to be the Work Party Leaders.
Work parties usually last 2 or 3 hours and tend to take place on a Sunday morning. A typical year consists of 3 sessions in the Autumn, 3 in the Spring and 1 or 2 in the Summer.
No special skills or qualifications required, the following would be a bonus :
- a practical mindset with some gardening experience including the use of garden tools would be invaluable.
- an interest in nature an added advantage
- confidence in organising and leading a small group of people (6 or 7 adults, plus occasional young people who are the responsibility of their parent or guardian)
- conformity with health and safety requirements set by Basingstoke and Dean Borough Council is important.
- Age restrictions
Over 18's only
- DBS check required
- Equal Opportunities Policy
In practice but not in writing
- Health and Safety Policy
Provided by Basingstoke and Dean Borough Council
- Ongoing support
- Recruitment Process
- Training provided
- Volunteer induction
- Volunteer Policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Written role description
When can I volunteer?
Dates can generally be arranged by Leader, but current group preference is Sunday mornings. Work parties usually last 2 or 3 hours and tend to take place on a Sunday morning. A typical year consists of 3 sessions in the Autumn, 3 in the Spring and 1 or 2 in the Summer.
St Marks Meadow / various sites adjacent to Woodbury Road