Earlier this summer, the Steel Valley Project welcomed a new Environmental Project Officer, Andy Kearsey, to the team. Andy used to run his own land management business in North Devon and, also previously worked at Natural England, The RSPB, Devon Wildlife Trust and Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust. Through this work, he's gained lots … Continue reading Volunteering: conservation and countryside management
“I’ve made friends and gained confidence working in a team.” - Steel Valley Project Volunteer - This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and whilst the 2019 theme is body image, it's still a great opportunity to talk about health and wellness in general. There have been lots of studies over the years about how … Continue reading Volunteering can benefit your health
We have a great team of volunteers here at the Steel Valley Project, some who have been with us for years and others who joined us relatively recently. Earlier this year, Paul French was looking at local volunteering opportunities on a website and found the Steel Valley Project. He'd already seen the work which we'd … Continue reading Volunteering with the Steel Valley Project? “Give it a try!”
If you’ve seen any of our previous blog posts or social media, you’ll know that here at the Steel Valley Project, we rely on a regular team of volunteers to carry out the work we do on practical conservation tasks and community events. However, you might have wondered what’s in it for the volunteers themselves … Continue reading Why volunteer with the Steel Valley Project?
The Steel Valley Project has a number of Trustees whose role is to oversee our management and administration. They also ensure that we have a clear strategy and that any work undertaken is in line with our overall vision. One of our longer serving Trustees is Krys Craik who first joined us 25 years ago. … Continue reading What is the role of a Steel Valley Project Trustee?
Here at the Steel Valley Project, we rely heavily on our team of volunteers - from working on practical conservation tasks at local nature sites, right through to involvement in environmental education sessions with local schools and communities. How do I become a volunteer? We advertise for volunteers in a wide variety of places - … Continue reading The first month in the life of a Steel Valley Project volunteer
Hello and welcome to my first blog post... My name is Richard Saunders and I'm the new Environmental Project Officer for the Steel Valley Project, but don’t worry it’s not all as formal as it sounds. I'm here to help people like you explore volunteering and to make a difference in the local area. We … Continue reading Volunteering with the Steel Valley Project
Here at the Steel Valley Project, we rely on our team of regular volunteers to help carry out valuable work in countryside management. We're always happy to chat with anyone interested in becoming a volunteer and would especially like to increase the number of women on our volunteer team. So if you love spending time … Continue reading Countryside Management Volunteers Required
With summer now in full swing, much of our work at the Steel Valley Project has been focused on cutting back overgrown paths and bridleways around Stocksbridge, Deepcar and Bradfield. This type of work is vital for keeping paths open and ensuring that people can have safe access to enjoy the many natural spaces in … Continue reading Summer Path Maintenance Work