We need your help…
Are you interested in the countryside?
Do you want to do something satisfying which helps your local environment?
Would you like to build new friendships and learn new skills?
“Joining SVP has given me the opportunity to socialise with fellow volunteers, learn new skills and gain qualifications.”
The Steel Valley Project undertakes a variety of practical conservation tasks on local nature sites and delivers environmental education sessions with schools and the local community but we simply couldn’t do all this work without our team of volunteers.
What sort of work do volunteers carry out?
The Steel Valley Project works on a whole variety of countryside management projects, so it’s fair to say that our volunteers get to experience lots of different tasks, including:
- Footpath improvements
- Repairing dry stone walls
- Installing gates and fencing
- Tree planting and tree management work
- Installing steps
- Wildlife pond creation
- Managing habitats such as woodlands, wetlands and grasslands
What skills or experience are you looking for?
The only qualification our volunteers need is a willingness to learn new skills and a desire to work outdoors in all weathers!
We provide on-the-job training so you can learn practical countryside skills.
Periodically, we also offer the opportunity to obtain nationally recognised certificated training such as using chainsaws and strimmer/brushcutters.
How to apply
Take a look at our volunteering page for more information, then send us an email to register your interest
“It’s great fun and I’ve learned so many practical skills.”
Scroll through the images below to see some of our recent projects