Green gym volunteer officer
When We Need You
From 01/09/2008 onwards
You should be able to commit to 6 months (at least), 2 days a week (or more if you wish). Green Gym sessions run 2 days per week, 3 hours per session. Sites you will be working on include gardens, woodlands,hillsides and other rural and urban green spaces. Projects will have environmental and/or community benefits, as well as benefitting our green gym volunteers in terms of health, social and sense of achievement. Your role will include assisting the co-ordinator in driving and leading volunteers, and in administrating and organising sessions. This position will help you to gain valuable experience that could help secure you a paid position in the environment/voluntary sector in the future.
About TCV Scotland - Inverness
BTCV is the largest practical conservation charity. Founded in 1959, we help over 130,000 volunteers take hands-on actions each year to improve the rural and urban environment.
We offer : - Practical Conservation Volunteering Opportunities - Support and Advice for local people and community groups - UK and International Conservation Holidays - Training and Learning Opportunities - Employment Programmes and placements for developing skills for work - Waste minimisation and recycling policies
Skills & Experience
Volunteers should be enthusiastic and committed, with a interest in environment and health.
Based in Munlochy, but will be working throughout Inverness and Dingwall area. (Transport provided from Munlochy). You will need to have a clean driving licence, be over 21 and have been driving for 2 years. You will need to make your own way to Munlochy either by car or bus (no 26). You will be reimbursed for travel to/from Munlochy.
Must be 21 for btcv driving license to drive company vehicles. Older applicants may be required to present doctor's certificate.
Application Form, Induction/Training, Informal Chat, Interview, Other, Police Check, References, Trial Period
Training and Induction Details
You will be put through greengym training, first aid, midas (minibus driving) & any other training that could be of benifit & agreed by btcv.
Conservation / Gardening
Travel allowance to/from work Training allowance for approved courses Accomodation/ food allowance for work related Overnight trips Expenses may be claimed weekly
No Wheelchair Access
No Disabled Toilet
Frequency & Commitment
7 hours per day, one or two days a week for 6 months
Volunteers must be at least 21 years of age.
Opportunity Provided By
Highland Rail House
Contact: Highland Third Sector Partnership
Tel: 01463 711393