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Are you interested in working outdoors, making new friends and helping people to gain new skills and increased confidence? We are looking for volunteers who will assist the Green Days environmental conservation project in increasing the independence and skills of vulnerable adults. The project is delivered outdoors in nature reserves, parks and public green spaces in the Vale of Glamo and includes a wide range of activities. We carry out footpath maintenance, litter clearing, removal of invasive species, maintenance of wildlife areas, habitat and general landscape improvement and recording of wildlife plus the development of nature walks and wildlife gardening, often working closely with the countryside rangers. There are many benefits to volunteering with us, such as increased confidence, physical and mental health benefits and learning practical hands on conservation skills. And it’s great fun working outdoors in the beautiful South Wales countryside, and discovering new places!
/ Working with children and/or vulnerable adults
/ Group activity
Premises type: Various outdoor locations
Public transport: Cardiff Bus operates a regular service past the main entrance to the Country Park (Tel: 08712002233) the nearest rail station is at Penarth, approx 1.5 miles. Tel: 08457 484950 for rail information.
Is this role flexible?
Min hours expected per week: 4 hours
Min period of commitment:
/ Induction/ One to one supervision/ Peer support/ Mentoring/buddying/ Social events/meetings
Volunteers will be carrying out the activities:
/ In a group/ With paid staff/ With other volunteers
Additional support needs:
Training provided: Volunteers can access Innovate Trust's internal training department, which delivers a wide range of courses which can help volunteers learn more about how to support people with disabilities. We also offer courses in how to lead conservation groups.
Age requirements: 18+
/ Application form/ Informal discussion/ References/ Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check
"Out of pocket" expenses refunded for the following:
/ Transport/ Food allowance