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.

Tree planting

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.

 

 

Making a bog garden 6.6.10 The long groundPractical Conservation Work

Our project officers lead days or half days of outdoor work every week, helping to improve various sites around the Stroud district for wildlife and people.

You might undertake various habitat management tasks, such as cutting back branches by a pond, wearing a pair of fetching waders to clear out a brook, planting wildflowers, footpath work, grass cutting, installing an information board, or building a maternity slow worm hotel.

If you’d like some fresh air and exercise, the opportunity to meet like-minded people, and do something worthwhile at the same time, why not don your wellies, grab a packed lunch and head into the great outdoors with us?  Check here for our Current Projects.

 

 

Office-based Opportunities

We also have periodical volunteer opportunities within the office and in our eco shop, both in Threadneedle Street.  Please contact us to see what we currently have on offer.

Call us on 01453 753358 or visit us at 8 Threadneedle Street, Stroud.

 

 

Events

Fest of Nature

Strolling in Glos - Cashes Green walk 4 resize

 As ever, we thank the volunteer Events Group for helping us to plan and manage a varied and exciting programme of walks and talks, throughout the year.  These events offer us a great opportunity to widen our engagement with the community.

 

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.

 

VolLunch Aug 2013 - the spread

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Student Placements

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.

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Rackleaze Habitat Workshop

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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