Volunteering with The
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.
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 23
March 2013 (1.61 MB)
Useful Links / Resources
The generic risk assessments here cover the
type of work both individual volunteers and volunteer groups carry
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.
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