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Conservation Volunteer

project: Camden Green Gym
  • 4th Floor Charles Darwin House 2 107 Grays Inn Road
  • WC1X 8TZ
  • 1 - 20
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About the opportunity

Air Quality, Carbon Reduction, Composting, Conservation, Disability, Education, Gardening, Health & Wellbeing, Jobs & Skills, Older People, Parks & Open Spaces, Transition Towns, Volunteering, Wildlife & Conservation

In Camden, The Conservation Volunteers work across a large number of sites in the borough, from tiny hidden nature areas generally unseen by the public, to major public spaces like Primrose Hill, Regent’s Park and London Zoo.

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Volunteering with TCV is free, simple and no experience is necessary. It’s a great way to meet new people, learn new skills and improve your physical and mental wellbeing whilst improving your local environment. With a relaxed atmosphere you can work at your own pace and there are activities to suit all levels of experience and fitness.

Free to all with free refreshments provided at the break! We provide all tools and PPE. Please wear clothes suitable for working outdoors, including sturdy shoes, and a packed lunch should you wish for the break. All Welcome! Note Under 18's need to complete a guardian consent form. Under 14's need to be accompanied by an adult. If this is your first time joining, please notify us in advance- email [email protected]

About the project

Voluntary conservation work, designed to benefit Camden's green spaces and to improve the overall fitness and wellbeing of volunteers. We meet at a variety of parks, nature reserves and green spaces in the borough of Camden on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10.45am-2pm. All welcome, no booking necessary and free refreshments provided.

When

Thu 09 Feb 2017 to Wed 10 May 2017
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Volunteering impact

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The Conservation Volunteers created and runs Green Gyms® across the UK. Green Gyms are fun and free outdoor sessions where you will be guided in practical activities such as planting trees, sowing meadows and establishing wildlife ponds. Unlike other conservation projects, the emphasis is very much on health and fitness - volunteers warm up and cool down in preparation for a range of light to vigorous activities to suit all abilities. GPs now prescribe Green Gym® sessions to patients to encourage them to improve their health and wellbeing. By taking part, participants are encouraged to make positive changes to their lifestyle, such as walking and cycling more. Green Gym® helped me to regain the confidence to return to employment and I now have a full-time job Green Gym® volunteer – Portslade Green Gym®, East Sussex Green Gyms also enhance mental wellbeing through increased contact with nature, the social benefits of group activity and helping people contribute something positive to their community. TCV work closely with partners, including mental health charity Mind, to continually innovate Green Gyms to ensure that they maximise the benefits for participants. Unlike many conventional gyms, taking part in a Green Gym® is free and a great social activity too, allowing you to meet new people and work together to transform your local area, while also learning new skills every week.