Volunteers come to SVP for a wide variety of reasons – to gain skills, to meet people, to have fun, to support our work, or a combination of these.  We firmly believe volunteering should be viewed as an exchange, where both sides will benefit from the experience, and recognising these motivations helps us to retain volunteers, often for many years.

Hedgerow survey Dream Team

“I like coming out with you to help because I learn new things and always feel valued. It makes me feel better about myself.”

Volunteers are crucial to everything SVP does – helping to run projects from the office and on the ground, and supporting fundraising activities.

For some, volunteering with us provides an anchor in the week and opens up a new social network in supportive surroundings. This is reinforced, and our appreciation recognised, through volunteer events where staff and volunteers can relax together.

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VolLunch Aug 2013 - the spread

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you want to get involved, why not come along to one of our Regular Events.

Tree planting

If you are a student looking for a work placement, we occasionally do have opportunities for both office and outdoor work placements.  Therefore, if you are interested, please send us some information about yourself regarding what interests you about working with us, together with any relevant experience.  We can then see if we have any appropriate opportunities at that time.

For many of our projects, targets and outcomes given to funders will include a significant contribution from volunteers. This is recognised by funders as match-funding, and gives the volunteer contribution a quantifiable economic value. We base this value on £350 per day for professional contributions, £150 per day for skilled contributions and £50 per day for unskilled.

During last financial year, volunteers gave an amazing 1,585 days which we calculate to have a value to the organisation of £91,600!

This is based onRackleaze Habitat Workshop

  • 1,347 days' work on site
  • 181 days in the office
  • 29 days organising events
  • 28 days of trustee contribution

 

 

 

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Stroud Valleys Project is a limited company,
registered in England and Wales.    

Registered number: 2224016    

Registered charity number: 900107

Stroud Valleys Project,
8 Threadneedle Street,
Stroud,
Gloucestershire,
GL5 1AF

Tel: 01453 753358

Fax: 01453 755641

Email: info@stroudvalleysproject.org

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