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Friends of Canley Green Spaces

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Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteers experience nature, by taking part in fun environmental activities to improve the natural green spaces surrounding Canley. Volunteer sessions run for just a few hours, but they produce long term benefits that can be enjoyed by people and wildlife.

Activities include planting spring bulbs, creating wildflower meadows, uprooting Himalayan Balsam (an invasive species), woodland path clearance, hedge laying and planting trees.

Volunteers also explore the superb green spaces around Canley with guided walks through ancient woodland, farmland and beautiful countryside.

Location

Various - all within walking distance of the University.

How to get involved

Activities will also be advertised on the One-Off Volunteering page: www.warwick.ac.uk/oneoffvolunteering

For more information on Friends of Canley Green Spaces visit their Facebook, Instagram and Flickr pages.

This project is not managed by Warwick Volunteers

Time Commitment

Volunteer days are usually held on a Saturday starting at 10.30am and will be advertised in the Warwick Volunteers Newsletter. Volunteer activities last for approximately three hours.

Requirements

Suitable outdoor clothing and footwear, e.g. closed toed shoes or boots, weatherproof jackets, warm clothes for winter, sun hats, sunscreen cream for summer.

Note: Wellington boots and waterproof jackets can be borrowed from Warwick Volunteers if you book with us in advance and collect them during our office hours.

  • Must be happy to work outdoors in woodland, uneven and occasionally muddy ground and in wet and cold weather in the winter and hot weather in the summer.
  • A "hands-on" attitude and a love of wildlife and nature.
Training

Friends of Canley Green Spaces (FoCGS) will provide you with training when you attend the event.

This is an external opportunity

Warwick Volunteers cannot be held responsible for external volunteering opportunities advertised, but we do make every effort to ensure that all the information we publish is accurate. We advise volunteers to use their own judgement when selecting potential opportunities, and to check all details concerning prospective volunteering activity with the organisation involved. Please make sure that you have received all necessary training and information regarding your own health and safety before commencing volunteering.