Youth Volunteers Wanted

We have recently been awarded funding via the SITA Trust’s GreenPrints Flagship scheme.  Our thanks go out to the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers (BTCV), who submitted the funding bid and will be co-ordinating the programme.  BTCV is now recruiting 50 volunteers between the ages of 16 and 25 (plus we three Echoes!).

The team of volunteers will be responsible for carrying out vital conservation work on the public pathways in which EBM is to be installed.  If you are between 16 and 25 and would like to join us, we would be very pleased to hear from you.

The work, which begins at the end of this month will take place on the stretch of pathway running between the site of the former power station and the railway line.  The path is approximately two miles long and takes walkers under the M1 viaduct, along the perimeters of the Blackburn Meadows site and to the weir of the Tinsley Canal/ River Don.  Volunteers will be responsible for a wide range of tasks including resurfacing pathways, strengthening existing steps, constructing benches, planting wild flowers and building a small scrape, which is a shallow wetland designed to increase biodiversity.

If you are between 16 and 25 years old and would like to learn new skills in conservation; gain experience to assist future job applications; meet new friends; or simply get some fresh air and exercise, then please contact John Thompson from BTCV at j.thompson@btcv.org.uk or on 0114 290 1255.

No experience is necessary as BTCV supply all the tools, training,  equipment and guidance from trained leaders in order for you to take part.