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Friends of Cliffe House

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  • Posted 3 weeks ago

We provide bespoke learning and events for schools, groups, colleges, businesses, individuals and the community. Featuring fully accessible facilities for overnight stays; Cliffe House is perfect for children, young people and adults alike. All set in 13 acres of woodland along with a grade 2 listed house.

Children can experience our fantastic, highly adventurous play area with ropes, swings, slides, treehouse and den building area

Opportunities Overview
  • Volunteer Role Title
    Woodland Volunteer
  • About the Volunteer Role
    As a Friend of Cliffe House – Woodland Volunteer you will join the FoCH group assisting the team in conservation tasks, improving the natural environment for residents, visitors and wildlife. We are based at Cliffe House Woodland, Shepley, Huddersfield, HD8 8DB. We have opportunities available Monday to Thursday, 9.30 – 3.30, we are flexible but it would be great if you were able to offer 1 day a week. You will be supported by our Outdoor Activity Team. Please bring clothing suitable for working outdoors. Steel Toecap boots will be provided along with any other personal protective equipment required for the task. You can bring a packed lunch with you but we can offer you 50% in our café and tea and coffee would be provided free of charge. We are looking for people who have a keen interest in conservation and habitat management and are happy to be outside no matter what the weather! You will need to be physically able to use basic hand tools. Although this role does not principally involve working with the general public, volunteers are often in contact with the public using our grounds and therefore we expect them to be polite and helpful wherever necessary, acting as representatives of Cliffe House. Because most tasks in our woodland involve group work we ask that volunteers are accepting of others’ differences and see volunteering as an opportunity to develop new relationships as well as learn individual skills. A good sense of humour is always welcome too! Conservation tasks are varied in response to the habitat management plan required but often include the following: Strimming and grass-cutting, using small hand tools, litter-picking, planting trees, laying paths, clearing scrubland and meadows, hedge-laying erecting fences and habitat development. The tasks involved can be spread over one day or several months depending on demand for the work being done and the number of people on each volunteer group to do it! Some tasks involve new projects and others are more about site maintenance, but all are for the benefit of the wildlife as well as improving access and enjoyment for visitors. Volunteers are supported fully in all tasks by the Cliffe House Team. This is a great opportunity to meet new people and gain experience in a conservation environment.
  • Role
  • Type Of Regular
  • Suitable for under 18's
  • Type of role
    Gardening / Conservation / Practical
  • Special Requirements
    Requires a DBS
Opportunities Location

Kirklees Rural (Colne Valley, Holme Valley, Kirkburton & Denby Dale)

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