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Conservation Volunteer

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Conservation Volunteer
Open Country
Description of the role:

We carry out practical conservation work on nature reserves and local council land including: scrub clearance, tree planting, pond digging and footpath maintenance. Your role would be to work with and support adults with learning disabilities and mental health issues in carrying out these tasks.

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

It is important that volunteers are friendly and sociable and enjoy working with and supporting disabled people. Practical skills are helpful, but not essential. A basic level of fitness is required. Tools and training are provided - just bring enthusiasm and your own lunch!

Practical information:

We meet at Community House in Harrogate on Fridays at 10am, travel to the work site in the minibus and return at about 4pm.


Additional Information
DBS check needed: Yes
Driving licence needed: No
Car owner: No
Open to: Ages 18+
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: No
Community House
46-50 East Parade
North Yorkshire
Last updated: 13.05.2022
Organisation Information

Open Country is a charitable organisation. We aim to enable anyone with a disability to access and enjoy the countryside. We run activity groups including walking, cycling, outdoor pursuits and wildlife studies and we run a countryside access advice service and produce a number of countryside access publications.

Open Country’s Breakfree packs for Harrogate District, Nidderdale AONB and Wharfedale are easy access routes can be enjoyed by children, cyclists and people with disabilities, including wheelchair users. The packs have clear, colour maps for each location, with all the information you need to help plan your day, and enjoy the outdoors, when you may not be able to take part in other activities during the coronavirus outbreak.
Open Country has created a series of free to listen audio walks to help bring the outdoors indoors for anyone who is missing getting out and about during the coronavirus outbreak or simply wants to enjoy nature from the comfort of their home. A Winter Nature Activity Pack will help you get involved with wildlife in your home, gardens and local parks.

Charity number: 1107331

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