Nature's Gym (Group/Employee Team Volunteering)

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Location: Nature's Gym, Greenscene, London Borough of Lewisham, London, SE13 7EZ (see map)

Travel: Ladywell station. Wearside Road bus stop.

Start date: 05/09/2019 (ongoing)

What will I be doing?

  • Natures Gym is run in partnership between London Borough of Lewisham and Glendale Grounds Management. It is a project that offers opportunities for you to improve your fitness by taking part in Practical nature conservation activities in local nature reserves and parks.
  • From wading in the river to walking in the woods Nature Conservation Officers Lewisham and Glendale will guide you through a wide range of environmental tasks and will be there to guide you every step of the way.
  • Are you looking for a team away -day for your employees? A team -building exercise which also supports your local community?
  • Our aim is to create activities that you can do together as a team, whilst improving your fitness and taking part in Practical nature conservation in our local nature reserves and parks. We have activities for every level of ability and fitness, so we can cater for all your team members.
  • We can cater for a range of group sizes, but larger Groups need more advance notice. Get in touch now and together we can plan a day of activities to suit your needs.
  • From wading in the river to walking in the woods Nature Conservation Officers Lewisham and Glendale will guide you through a wide range of environmental tasks and will be there to guide you every step of the way.
The Environment Agency in Beckenham Place Park

The Environment Agency in Beckenham Place Park

What impact will this have?

  • Taking part in Practical nature conservation in our local nature reserves and parks.
  • Making our parks and nature reserves a great place for people to enjoy.
  • Improving fitness, minds and wildlife for all to enjoy

When are you needed?

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Commitment

  • Regular/core days working take place on Thursdays and Saturdays (see our website). Small groups might be able to join our regular sessions
  • There is no commitment to the length of time, but we usually allow 3-4 hours for a work day.

What else do I need to know?

  • We are unable to cater for team lunches so we recommend teams bring their own lunch.
  • Also feel free to join our regular/core days working which take place on Thursdays and Saturdays (see our website). We cannot accommodate large groups during these times.
  • We will provide all tools, gloves and training and refreshments (tea and coffee).

Background checks

  • No background checks are required

About the organisation:

Additional Information

What skills will be useful?
  • Academic
  • Charity
  • Creative
  • Interpersonal
  • Team working
  • Leadership
  • Practical
  • Conservation
  • Outdoor work
  • Professional
  • Technology
  • Habitat management
What skills can I gain?
  • Interpersonal
  • Team working
  • Practical
  • Conservation
  • Outdoor work

Training

  • No direct training, but volunteers will learn a lot of new skills and may get to do some ID on plants and birds.

Location

Nature's Gym, Greenscene, London Borough of Lewisham, London, SE13 7EZ

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