COVID-19 outbreak: On 2021-05-11 the Scottish Government released an update to the Coronavirus restrictions in force. The relaxation of restrictions is proceeding according to plan and indicates the general level of risk is acceptable. Our tasks in the Edinburgh area resumed in April and we are undertaking tasks elsewhere as well.
Therefore our task programme to the end of June will continue. Hope to see you on task soon.
The LCV trustees' view is that LCV, a registered charity provides "voluntary and charitable services" and "an organised [outdoor] activity". These activities are expressly permitted in the relevant legislation. We may adopt other measures (e.g. restricting numbers) where it is appropriate to do so for the safety of our clients and volunteers.
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 organising our task programme on a monthly basis (rather than quarterly). Furthermore we may be unable to undertake some 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.