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Countryside Volunteers



Countryside Volunteers
Countryside Volunteers

Did you know that over half of Gateshead is countryside! Why not join us and help to take care of it?

Why become a Countryside Volunteer?

  • You can have lots of fun while.
  • Learning practical countryside skills.
  • Find out about the countryside and its wildlife.
  • Make a difference to your local environment.
  • Get worthwhile job experience and see how a countryside service operates.
  • Make new friend who care about the countryside.
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What can you do?

Practical tasks – Like planting trees, making charcoal, or building footpaths

Public events – Help with guided walks, family events and open days.

Wildlife surveys – Help wildlife by taking part in biological recording of animals like birds, bats and butterflies and wildflowers.

Training – We offer training in aspects like countryside skills and wildlife identification.

Social – Take part in our social events like ceilidhs, quizzes, barbeques and walks.

Practical tasks run every Tuesday and Thursday and alternate Saturdays meeting at Swallwell Visitor Centre.

Anyone can be a Gateshead Countryside Volunteer as long as they are over 18 years of age and are prepared to complete a Criminal Records Bureau check.

Investing in Volunteers
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Investing in Volunteers

Our volunteer countryside ranger's scheme has been awarded 'Investors in Volunteers' status. Investing in Volunteers is the UK quality standard that aims to improve the quality of the experience for all volunteers, as well as giving organisations the chance to acknowledge the enormous contribution made by them.


How to volunteer

The first step of the volunteer process is to complete the Volunteer Expression of Interest form regardless of the type of volunteering opportunity you are interested in.

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Contact Us

Gateshead Countryside Volunteers

Tel: 0191 433 3524

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