With The Countryside Service
Being 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
If you have time to spare, however small, why not consider
becoming a volunteer.
Find out more information about volunteering group dates and
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 - Issue
24 October 2013 (PDF 4.17 MB)
Useful Links / Resources
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
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.
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Looking after the historical environment in England for future
The government agency responsible for protecting and improving the
environment, water, land and air.
- Natural England
Government advisor on the natural environment.
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This page was last reviewed 29 October 2013 at 16:56.
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