Volunteering With Us

NORTH WEST KENT COUNTRYSIDE PARTNERSHIP

NWKCP simply could not continue without the support of our amazing, multi-award-winning volunteer team, some of whom have been volunteering with us for over twenty years! The team has a great feeling of camaraderie and nothing beats the feeling of working outdoors and having fun.

Our volunteering teams, go out on Wednesdays and Thursdays and meet us at Hall Place in Bexley between 9:00 and 9:30 or can go directly to the site. A typical day usually finishes around 16:00 and plenty of breaks, drinks and biscuits are supplied. All you will need to bring are suitable clothes for the weather conditions and a packed lunch. All tools and equipment such as gloves and steel toe capped boots will be provided and any training in tool use will be given.

We work in Bexley, Dartford, Sevenoaks and Gravesham on a huge variety of projects which include path clearance, coppicing, creating nature areas in schools, hedge laying, restoring river banks using traditional techniques and many more.

If you are keen to keep fit, connect with nature, make new friends and improve spaces for both wildlife and people then why not join us and become one of our invaluable volunteers?

If you think you would be interested in joining us then please contact Stephanie Johnson at: Stephanie.Johnson@kent.gov.uk or on 07714920321

Please find below a copy of this month’s volunteering tasks:

 

Volunteer Project Programme – December 2019

Wednesday 4th – St Mary’s Churchyard, Bexley

We will be finishing off strimming the grass and then raking up the arisings on site.

Led by: Lucy Sawyer-Boyd (mobile 07809334071)

 

Thursday 5th – Otford Primary, High St, Otford, Sevenoaks, TN14 5PG

We will be looking for a leak in the pond by emptying it and then clearing away the vegetation.

Led by: Reece Evans (mobile 07976834447)

 

Wednesday 11th – Edenbridge Water Meadows, Coomb Field, TN8 5HL

We will be preparing the site for sapling planting and may also be doing vegetation management along the pathways.

Led by: Stephanie Johnson (mobile 07714920321)

 

Thursday 12th – Shoreham Primary School, Church Street, Shoreham, TN14 7SN

We will be finishing off the outdoor classroom by installing the living wall planters, making up the lecterns, filling up the raised beds with soil and planting up these areas with herbs and wildlife friendly plants.

Led by: Stephanie Johnson (mobile 07714920321)

 

Wednesday 18th – Edenbridge Water Meadows, Coomb Field, TN8 5HL

We will be helping Clive by planting up 50 saplings which we prepared the site for in November.

Led by: Stephanie Johnson (mobile 07714920321)

 

Thursday 19th – Edenbridge Water Meadows, Coomb Field, TN8 5HL

We will be continuing to help Clive by finishing off the planting of the 50 saplings on site.

Led by: Stephanie Johnson (mobile 07714920321)

 

Just a quick reminder that any volunteers who plan to meet us on site should let the member of staff leading the task know as soon as possible so that they can pack the correct number of tools and inform them of any task changes/delays that may occur.

 

 

If there are any updates or changes with the programme we will update it regularly on the volunteer page on our website (www.nwkcp.org ). We will also contact the regular volunteers by phone if any last-minute changes to the location of the task happen.

 

Please remember to bring with you suitable clothes for the weather conditions, a packed lunch and suitable footwear (we insist working boots with steel toecap and mid sole are worn at all times to comply with health and safety and insurance considerations). We will supply all other equipment, gloves and safety equipment and also hot drinks and biscuits throughout the day.

 

Each project will be led by a NWKCP member of staff who will be more than happy to answer any questions that you have throughout the day. A health and safety talk will also be given at the beginning of each project. If you are planning to come out on a project for the first time this month then please let us know beforehand which day that will be.

 

 

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