Volunteering With Us

The Medway Valley Countryside Partnership (MVCP) currently supports over 40 volunteers through a range of volunteering opportunities.

RIVER WARDENS

River Warden Volunteers help us to keep the river paths clean and safe by regularly walking a set route and collecting litter. The River Wardens are our eyes and ears on the ground. They report pollution and fly-tipping, note wildlife sightings and collect litter.

The River Warden Volunteers work when they can so this volunteering opportunity is great for people with less time to commit to volunteering.

Currently supported by the Past Plants, Future Flora project, River Warden volunteers help to collect records and survey for invasive non-native plants.  With internal and external training opportunities, equipment such as gloves, bin bags, litter pickers and T-shirts provided, and with volunteer social occasions in the summer and at Christmas as a thank- you, the volunteers are fully supported by MVCP staff.

TUESDAY ACTION GROUP JOINS THURSDAY ACTION GROUP

Our Award Winning Thursday Action Group (TAG) are another essential part of of the MVCP’s work.  The Thursday Action Group Volunteers help staff to deliver important conservation projects across our area. Projects are varied in type and location, and include pond creation, building woodland steps and paths, wildlife gardening, hedge laying, tree planting, seed collecting and much more. As this team has proven so popular we have now opened up a new practical volunteering day on Tuesdays. This team will run on a trial basis for the autumn and winter only for the time being.

Both TAG days involve plenty of tea and camaraderie so if you are interested in joining the Tuesday group please contact derek.whitehead@kent.gov.uk on 03000 414842

WORK EXPERIENCE AND INTERNSHIPS

Medway Valley Countryside Partnership offer work placement opportunities for School and College Students as well as an annual internship for undergraduates or graduates. Please contact us for more information.

Call us if you would like to talk about joining any of our volunteering opportunities – 03000 414842 or Email: medwayvalley@kent.gov.uk

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