This is what some of our volunteers have to say about being involved with Transforming the Trent Valley.

 As a new panel member I have been impressed by the imagination, passion and dedication of the local groups to their environment and the determination to engage every member of the community. 
 Sally Aldridge, Community Grants Panel

 Although I have only been a volunteer at Transforming the Trent Valley a short time, I have been able to integrate well into the team and engage with some of the great activities that they have been undertaking.

I help primarily with the Communications Team and have found this really interesting. It has allowed me to gain some real experience of social media engagement and how to interaction from people in the community. Everyone is extremely friendly and what they are doing is exciting to learn about, especially because most of it is going on in the area where I live. 
 Lucy Ford, Creative Content Volunteer

 I have volunteered primarily to put some back into an area that I feel passionate about. I guess this is the same for most volunteers but I like to think that I am helping in a small way. My career doesn’t fulfil every interest that I have and so volunteering helps to fill that space. 
 Tomas Bartram, Community Grants Panel

 Volunteering is a fantastic way to give back to the community that helped me grow and develop. I’ve been volunteering time to various charities and projects for many years now, from working with groups offering time and expertise in my area of interest, through to pulling myself completely out of my comfort zone and working on the bar at a local theatre. Everyone has something to offer, everything – even the little things – is so warmly appreciated and I have met many amazing people along the way. I genuinely believe I get just as much out of volunteering than those I am working with! 
 Tilley Bancroft, Community Grants Panel

 As a retired professional person living in the Trent Valley area since childhood, volunteering enables me to give something back to the local community having experienced the enjoyment and pleasure over the years since childhood.

We are fortunate to have so many attractions at hand with both rural and urban landscapes in a riverside setting with strong historical connections to the past.

Participating with other Panel Volunteers of different backgrounds on assessing local group projects that enhance and benefit the many different aspects of community life gives a sense of satisfaction and wellbeing.

It is so important to be part in some way of helping maintain and promote your local area and be progressive in the process … acting as a TTTV Volunteer is one way of achieving this goal. 
 Transforming the Trent Valley Volunteer

 I wanted to volunteer to get a sense of responsibility that I didn’t feel I was getting from my job, or my life in general. My particular volunteering role has me exploring areas within my skillset that I wouldn’t have done on my own initiative. I really love that it has tested me at a time where I was starting to feel stagnant. 
 Chris Mason, Creative Content Volunteer

Volunteer Roles

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History Ranger Volunteer

The role of volunteer History Rangers is to visit and carry out surveys of heritage sites and 20th Century military buildings (particularly pillboxes) in the TTTV landscape; as the project progresses to be involved in works to restore, conserve and maintain many of these sites and to work with the Cultural Heritage Officer to identify suitable sites for survey and works.

Download the full Volunteer Role Description for more details.

For further details about this volunteer role, please contact; Mark Knight
07496 271506
m.knight@staffs-wildlife.org.uk

Wildlife Recording Volunteer

You will be part of a survey and recording team responsible for increasing the number and quality of our biological records within the scheme area. You will be trained in different survey techniques, and how to use different platforms to record biological records (eg i-record app, database for Staffordshire Ecological Records Centre). The role will be varied, one week you might spend a dedicated day supporting a wildflower survey, the next you might join a Wildchild or Connecting with Nature session to record the species found during their activities.

For further details about this volunteer role, please contact; Nicola Lynnes
07837 127165
nicola.lynes@supportstaffordshire.org.uk

Living Landscapes (Practical Land Management) Transforming Lives Trainee

The placement represents a unique opportunity to undertake training and develop skills and knowledge in order to further a career in biodiversity conservation, ecology and practical conservation tasks. The trainee (with support and training) will provide assistance to Transforming the Trent Valley staff in practical habitat management and restoration projects together with some field survey, data analysis and people engagement work.

Download the full Volunteer Role Description for more details.

For further details about this volunteer role, please contact; Simon Lowe
07384 796080
slowe@derbyshirewt.co.uk

Military Heritage Researcher

Along the three rivers in the scheme area (Trent, Dove and Tame) a network of pillboxes, known as “Stop Line Number 5”, was constructed during the Second World War in response to the threat of invasion. The role of Volunteer Military Heritage Researchers is , working with the Staffordshire Records office, libraries and other archives, to research records of Stop Line No. 5, it’s construction and design.

Download the full Volunteer Role Description for more details.

For further details about this volunteer role, please contact; Mark Knight
07496 271506
m.knight@staffs-wildlife.org.uk

Local Volunteer Groups


Burton Conservation Volunteers (BCV)

Burton Conservation Volunteers are always keen to recruit new volunteers to support their work in Burton upon Trent and beyond. They have a busy schedule of tasks all year round including hedge-laying, creating new wildlife areas, building and maintaining stiles, footbridges and steps. They undertake scrub clearance and woodland management work to enhance existing wildife habitats and plant new woodlands, hedges and orchards.

If you are interested in voluntering with BVC or would like to find out more, please contact;
Lawrence Oates
07432 608931
www.bcv.org.uk