Volunteer in the Clyde and Avon Valley in 2017
Technological, environmental and historical volunteering
From restoring local woodlands and historic graveyards, to learning how to turn your smartphone into a media-making machine, there are there’s plenty of volunteering opportunities in 2017 available through the Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership (CAVLP) for you to get stuck into.
Whatever your new year resolution, volunteering opportunities are available to those wanting to learn a new skill, keep fit or to meet new people. Opportunities are FREE, available for all ages and abilities and can be flexible to suit your time commitments.
Clydesdale Community Initiatives (CCI) offer environmental training and volunteering. Join them to repair paths, plant trees and flowers, build fences and more. Regular volunteering days will take place at Jock’s Burn, Lesmahagow allotments, Stonehouse Park and Castlebank Park, whilst other volunteering sessions take place at Falls of Clyde and Dalzell Estate. Help conserve the wonderful local natural environment and learn new skills, get out into the fresh air and meet new friends whilst doing so. Take a look at the online calendar to see what’s coming up and for booking information at the 'Join In' menu tab above.
Heritage Lottery Fund supported CAVLP is funded until 2018 to deliver a range of over 70 projects which celebrate the unique and diverse natural and cultural landscape of the Clyde and Avon valleys.
Donna Marshall, CAVLP Programme Manager says, “It can be hard to find time to volunteer – everyone leads such busy lives. However, the benefits of volunteering can be enormous – personally and within communities. Taking the opportunity to put your skills to use, or even learning new ones can reduce stress, gain confidence, help you find friends, help celebrate your local community and even advance your career.”
Further historical and environmental volunteering opportunities are available through Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire (VASLAN) and Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire (VANL) - see links on the right.
“We’ve had great feedback from volunteers who are already volunteering with CAVLP projects,” says Kirsten Robb, CAVLP Development Officer. “An evaluation of last years’ CCI projects showed that volunteers felt that their confidence, fitness and satisfaction grew greatly from learning a new skill.”
What are you waiting for? Nail those new years’ resolutions and make a big difference to your local community whilst you’re at it.