COVID-19 outbreak: The current Omicron wave is concerning but for now our task programme continues to run in line with government guidance for Beyond Level 0 (as updated on 2021-11-16) As outdoor activities our tasks are relatively safe but use of the minibus is potentially risky. Therefore we request that all volunteers who are using the minibus to attend tasks should take a lateral flow test on the morning of the task, hopefully catching any cases before they cause an issue. Additional measures may well be announced by the government over the coming days and weeks; should these affect LCV's activities we will inform volunteers.
On a happier note, our exciting task programme for Q1 2022 is now available. We hope to see you on task soon.
LCV offer our volunteer labour to a variety of clients who manage land for conservation purposes. We can undertake a variety of work including vegetation management, ponds, fences, treeplanting and more. This page explains how potential clients can obtain the services of LCV.
During the COVID-19 outbreak we are still organising our task programme on a quarterly basis but there is a possibility that we may have to make changes (or even cancel tasks) at short notice. Furthermore we may be unable to undertake some types of tasks due to the restrictions required to manage the outbreak. Consequently please get in touch as early as possible. This is particularly important for time-dependent activities like tree planting. Our Coronavirus: volunteering position statement (draft) describes our broad approach to running tasks safely during the COVID-19 outbreak. We are happy to discuss and address any concerns or additional requirements you may have in this regard.
We have a few requirements before we agree to work for any client.
For day tasks we charge £5.50 per volunteer-day plus mileage
costs for the minibus we use to ferry volunteers to the site
(currently £0.65/mile). We charge these amounts to ensure that tasks
In addition to the usual day-task charges we also expect that clients will pay for any accomodation required for residential tasks. Usually LCV will stay in a bunkhouse or other basic accomodation when on such tasks.
LCV holds a public liability insurance policy with a cover limit of up to £10,000,000 for any one event. Full details of cover are available on request