Crook of Lune Countryside Support

We are recruiting volunteers to support the Crook of Lune Countryside site.

Volunteers play a vital part in keeping the county’s country parks, picnic sites, nature reserves and community woodlands looking their best. Under guidance from the Countryside Service, volunteers carry out small maintenance tasks such as planting and pruning, fixing fences, gates, or signs, litter picking, and visitor guidance and information, volunteers not only have the satisfaction of seeing how their volunteering benefits the sites, but also the positive impact on the wider community who enjoy visiting them.

As a Lancashire Volunteer Partnership Volunteer, you’ll only be required to do as little as up to 3 hours weekly, there’s no pressure to commit lots of your time. We encourage local support as Countryside volunteers are usually people who live close to and visit their nearest site very frequently, and have a sense of pride and ownership towards it, which is why they want to do their bit to keep it looking good.

Applicants should be aware maintenance of the local terrain can be in areas that are overgrown, steep, muddy, and volunteers must be capable of traversing those paths.

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Tasks:

  • Act as the council’s ‘eyes and ears’ when out and about volunteering on site
  • To look out for and report any bigger issues which might need dealing with.
  • To carry out small day to day tasks such as small repairs to seats and benches,¬†cutting back vegetation
  • Litter picking
  • Checking the lifesaving equipment required are intact i.e., lifebuoys.
  • Welcoming visitors of the site and provide face to face guidance to visitors.
  • Help ensure the site is tidy and maintained.
  • Help to keep displays updated.
  • Ability to provide support to colleagues.
  • Ability to handle customer situations with professionalism.
  • Comply with the Volunteer Acceptable Use Guidelines
  • Complete training modules
  • Log volunteering hours monthly

Required Qualities:

  • Able to volunteer under own initiative.
  • Be confident in supporting all ages and all members of the public.
  • Must be a good communicator, friendly & approachable.
  • Have patience and understanding.
  • To be reliable and committed to providing a good service.
  • A commitment to the project.
  • Regular attendance.
  • Consistent accurate work.
  • Able to carry out their role across the whole site.
  • Local knowledge would be an advantage.

Training:

Training will be provided in the form of online awareness modules and on-site trainer led. Volunteers will be asked to regularly refresh training when required.

Required Age:

18 years +

Schedule:

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Crook of Lune Lancaster LA2 6PD

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If you are interested in this opportunity please contact the Volunteer Co-ordinator for a chat, or click apply now.

Email: Linda Robinson

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