Greening Southend – Conservation Volunteer

Trust Links

Volunteer to improve your local green spaces - a chance to be active outdoors - good for you and your mental health

Published On: 02/05/2023
About this opportunity from Trust Links

PURPOSE OF THE ROLE:

The Greening Southend team is working with residents in Southend, Southchurch, Westcliff, Shoeburyness and Leigh areas to transform communal green spaces.

We are looking for volunteers who would like to become guardians of conservation by taking on a particular community green space that is local to them.

The volunteer will have continued communication with staff, but essentially be proactive in continuing the upkeep of the chosen space.

Volunteering is all year round and in all weather.

You will finish your day with a sense of achievement and will be able to share these spaces with your community around you.

The Volunteer will be required to:

·        ·Complete recruitment process and role specific training and induction.

·         Keep open communication with the Growing Together staff all year round.

·         Agree to volunteer as part of the team and to be respectful and polite to all who attend the session

 

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE ROLE:

 

Duties will vary. Here are some examples of the kind of tasks you can expect to get involved in:

·         Garden maintenance

·         Making raised beds from repurposed wood

·         Tree planting

·         Vegetable growing

·         Basic landscaping

·         Ongoing attention to detail as you care for the space and encourage others to help you maintain the space, all year round

·         Community building – facilitate volunteer work parties

Activity Types

Gardening | Practical Skills | Supporting charities

Interests

Environment | Mental Health | Wildlife and Animals

Commitment

Days and hours to be agreed - depending on location and space

Find out more

For more information about Trust Links and this role, visit them online.

To apply for this role, visit the Volunteer Essex website to register your interest.

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