A community really engaged
A thriving programme of activities is vital to a successful community project, but you will also want to get people directly engaged through active participation.
We are passionate about volunteering! It enriches people’s lives and brings so many benefits – learning experiences, enjoyment, social contact and a feeling of being valued. We know this because we’ve been volunteers ourselves!
Practical conservation work is a great form of active participation, but it’s not all about step building and scrub bashing! We’ve got people involved in leading guided walks, curating exhibitions, updating websites and writing content for publications. Our volunteers have researched local history, assisted activity leaders and got involved in wildlife surveys.
We have a lot of experience of recruiting people from all walks of life, including ‘hard to reach’ groups. Once they’re on board, there is such a broad range of ways you can get people involved.
Key to this is support through the right training.