Volunteer

Woodland Volunteer

The woodland volunteer role will support Woodland Routes to Wellbeing (WRTW) to bring back the natural beauty of the woodland, creating a space that is safe and useable for people of all ages and abilities.  Importantly, this will create a sense of pride in the woodlands area where improvements have been made by local people.

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Play Volunteer

The play volunteer role will support Woodland Routes to Wellbeing (WRTW) Open Access Play programme.   The role will be supporting children’s play opportunities in the community.

Allotment Volunteer

The community allotment and garden volunteer will help create and maintain the sensory gardens and community allotments at Tredegar House.  National Trust and Keep Wales Tidy as partners in the Woodland Routes to Wellbeing project will maintain and manage the area.

Woodland Volunteer Role

This role has many elements of physical work but will also suit individuals who can share their knowledge.

  • Clearance of woodland to create footpaths
  • Coppicing and Tree Felling
  • Shrub clearing
  • Planting
  • Litter clearing

Support

Volunteers will be supported by Keep Wales Tidy staff and Woodland Routes to Wellbeing Project Coordinator

Expenses

Out of pocket expenses related to the project will be reimbursed, authorisation of expense must be agreed with the Project Coordinator

Training

There are a range of training opportunities for volunteers including some accredited courses

  • Horticultural Training
  • Level 1 OCN accredited training in woodland management and tool use
  • City & Guilds NPTC Award Chainsaw Maintenance & Related Operations Level 2
  • City & Guilds NPTC Award Felling and Processing Small Trees Level 2
  • Award In The Safe Use Of Brushcutters and Trimmers Level 2
  • PA1 Foundation Safe Use Of Pesticides
  • Level 2, PA6 Hand Held Applicators Safe Use Level 2
  • LANTRA Woodchipper Training
  • Employability Skills
  • NOCH Horticultural Awards

Location

Duffryn Woodland

Clothing

  • Sturdy footwear
  • Old outdoor clothes (clothes may get dirty)
  • Waterproof clothes if wet

Personal Benefits

Volunteering with Woodland Routes to Wellbeing will help develop a range of skills. The project has various volunteer roles providing various opportunities.

Personal Attributes

  • This role will suit someone who is interested in
    Working outdoors
  • Interested in nature/wildlife, environment or horticulture
  • Wants to help make improvements for the community

Play Volunteer Role

This role will support the Play Team to deliver a range of outdoor play opportunities to children aged 14 and under.

Providing appropriate equipment and resources

Supporting children to create a space in which they can play

To ensure children do not come to serious harm

To facilitate play opportunities as requested by children

To support the play team in planning  and preparing for sessions and clearing up after sessions

Support

Volunteers will be supported by Woodland Routes to Wellbeing Senior Play Ranger and Woodland Routes to Wellbeing Project Coordinator

Expenses

Out of pocket expenses related to the project will be reimbursed, authorisation of expense must be agreed with the Project Coordinator

Training

  • Playwork Training Award Level 1
  • Playwork Training Award Level 2
  • Playwork Training Award Level 3

Clothing

  • Sturdy Footwear
  • Old outdoor clothes (clothes may get dirty)
  • Waterproof clothes if wet

 Personal Benefits

Volunteering with Woodland Routes to Wellbeing will help develop a range of skills.  The project has various volunteer roles providing various opportunities.