Environmental Volunteering Programme

 
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The project aims to develop and support initiatives that encourage and support volunteering capacity across the Partnership as a whole, with a specific focus on volunteering related to green, environmental and conservation issues and practical works. The scheme also aims to stimulate volunteering within Partnership projects and find ways of increasing the volunteer pool overall and provide appropriate support to recruiting groups and individuals.

It encourages initiatives which build the capacity across Teesdale to recruit, place and support volunteers in the longer term which can be sustained once the formal Partnership finishes.  It also raises awareness of environmental issues, increases understanding of biodiversity, develops individuals' sense of responsibility for creating and maintaining habitats, and thereby helps deliver practical improvements to the green and open spaces across the area.

This project is now complete.