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Iver Environment Centre/Groundwork South - Site Maintenance Volunteer

Details of the Charity:

Iver Environment Centre is a 2.5-acre oasis located in the Colne Valley between Uxbridge and Slough. We offer a range of KS1 & KS2 education programmes and activities for Primary School children, designed to help children and families reconnect with nature. Our skilled and experienced educators deliver engaging, hands-on learning activities, encouraging children to explore and understand the natural world and apply their scientific enquiry skills. We also run a packed programme of fun and educational holiday activities for children and families, including pond dipping, mini-beast hunts, woodland survival, den building and crafts.

Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:

Main Tasks:

  • Horticultural support to help maintain and improve the site
  • Watering plants
  • Weeding and pruning
  • Propagating plants
  • Harvesting produce
  • Footpath maintenance
  • Associated garden maintenance tasks such as repairing fencing, painting or building gabions
  • Tidy site with all tools away at the end of each visit

Other Tasks:

  • To adhere to all the policies and procedures of the organisation
  • To comply with the organisation’s procedures and systems on health and safety
  • To commit to Continual Professional Development and undertake all training and development deemed necessary for the pursuance of the post

Skills Required:

  • Plant/horticultural knowledge or interest
  • Experience in completing tasks outdoors
  • Environmental awareness or willingness to learn
  • An interest in the aims of Iver Environment Centre

Additional Benefits:

  • Free training
  • Volunteering Hours go towards the Brunel Volunteers Awards

  • Interested? Apply below:
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  • Name
  • Have you come to study at Brunel from outside the UK
  • If you are an international student which visa do you hold?
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