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All through the year the volunteers are busy doing a multitude of tasks to maintain
and enhance the site. For example there may be trees to plant or weed, paths to be
maintained, bracken to be cut down, new ponds excavated or a variety of other projects.
We supply hand tools, gloves and if necessary the knowledge of how to accomplish
the job in hand, all in a relaxed and sociable environment. The participants range
from teenagers to the over eighties, and come from absolutely all walks of life.
Some newcomers have had little experience in working in this type
of woodland countryside environment but everyone usually settles in very quickly
and we all happily rub along together. Be prepared for inclement weather with your
waterproofs on standby, and if you are staying for the day you may like to bring
along some food and refreshment to help keep you going. On a sunny day sun tan lotion
and a hat might not go amiss.
Volunteers meet at the site on the first and third Sunday of every month as well
as the second Thursday. The usual meeting place is the main Car Park, on the Draethen-Michaelston
road, at around 10.15am on Sundays and 9:30 on Thursdays. You can stay just for a
couple of hours, or all day – every contribution is gratefully accepted! Please check
the News and Events page for exact dates and times!
If you would like to get involved or require more information ring Sue on 07984
665958 / 07977 599181, or use the email link opposite.
Coed Craig Ruperra Volunteers
Other activities that don’t involve manual work on the site, such as attending shows
as a stall representative, helping with simple clerical work, or with producing and
mailing the newsletter, are also valuable services that help spread our considerable
workload.We would be very glad to hear from you if you are interested in getting
involved – again, email us or phone the number above.
Volunteers are very welcome from all sorts of organisations. We have had corporate,
college, civil servant, church, school, Duke of Edinburgh and Girl Guide groups accomplishing
all sorts of site tasks. Woodland tasks are a great team-building exercise; for example
we have had groups who created a pond complex for us or cleared or made a path to
improve public access.
If you would like to arrange a volunteering session for a group that you have a link
with, or are not certain whether it would be suitable for the people you have in
mind, then please enquire on the above phone number or email link.