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Volunteering

With The Countryside Service

Image of a group of volunteersBeing a volunteer has many great things to offer, the chance to learn new skills, meet new people, get exercise and fresh air in the outdoors, do something worthwhile, or perhaps gain experience towards a new career.

The Countryside Service has a range of volunteering opportunities from being part of a work party in a country park carrying out practical work such as hedgelaying, coppicing or tree planting, to individual volunteers in a variety of roles.

There are also opportunities to be a volunteer in your own community through the Parish Paths Warden and Tree Warden schemes or as a Health Walks Leader, whereby local enthusiasts carry out valuable work in their streets, town or parish.

Volunteers are given a full induction and will be trained in any necessary skills.

If you have time to spare, however small, why not consider becoming a volunteer.

Find out more information about volunteering group dates and times.

The Worcestershire Warden Newsletter

The Countryside Service regularly produces a newsletter for all our volunteers, keeping them informed of what's going on around the county, special events, training days, work parties and lots of other interesting items.

Latest Issue

Latest issue - Issue 25 - February 2014 (PDF 5.16 MB)

Back Issues

Useful Links / Resources

Risk Assessments

The generic risk assessments here cover the type of work both individual volunteers and volunteer groups carry out.

These risk assessments should not be used alone as it is important to look at the specific site you are working at - a copy of this form is attached and contain prompts for you to consider.

Whilst it is not necessary to print out the activity risk assessments you should record on the site assessment sheet the risk assessments appropriate for the tasks you are doing on and make sure you've read them. Print out the site assessment sheet and complete as necessary. Once the task is completed keep the site assessment sheet on file.

Further Information

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See also in our website

External websites

  • Defra
    Department for environmental food and rural affairs.
  • British Waterways
    Creating sustainable waterways for the future.
  • English Heritage
    Looking after the historical environment in England for future generations.
  • Environmental Agency
    The government agency responsible for protecting and improving the environment, water, land and air.
  • Natural England
    The Government advisor on the natural environment.

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This page was last reviewed 25 February 2014 at 14:55.
The page is next due for review 24 August 2015.