3rd June 2016
The Land Trust is supporting National Volunteers’ Week once again after benefitting from more than 28,500 volunteering days across its parks and green spaces in 2015-16.
National Volunteers’ Week, an annual celebration of all that is great about volunteering, takes place this year between 1 to 12 June. It is led by the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) and celebrates the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK.
The Land Trust, which owns and manages nearly 60 parks and community green space across the country, most of which have benefitted from the tireless work of volunteers taking part in activities spanning wildflower planting, shrub clearance, den building for learning opportunities and recording and welcoming visitors.
Motivations for people choosing to go out onto a Land Trust site range from wanting to learn skills to meeting new people to boosting health or simply to give something back to the community.
There is also a consistent desire by local businesses to make a difference to the community and get staff out and about in the great outdoors. This has helped contribute towards the equivalent of more than 5,500 volunteering days taking place across the Land Trust’s parks and green spaces in 2015-16.
Director of Portfolio Management at the Land Trust, Alan Carter, said: “The Land Trust, which has welcomed a significant rise in volunteering during previous years, is a big supporter of National Volunteers’ Week.
“Volunteering provides immeasurable benefits – not only for individuals choosing to give up their time at our parks and green spaces but for the surrounding communities – and we would like to take the opportunity to give huge thanks to all our volunteers.”
With sites from Northumberlandia in the North East through Yorkshire, Merseyside and Essex right down to a historic fort in Dover, there are opportunities for anyone interested in volunteering opportunities at the Land Trust’s sites. To get involved, check out their nearest space and get in touch with the Site Ranger via the contact details listed under Visitor Information: https://thelandtrust.org.uk/visit-our-spaces/
Alternatively, register an interest directly with the Land Trust: 01925 852005 or email@example.com
Find out more about volunteering here: https://thelandtrust.org.uk/help-us/volunteering/
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