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.
LCV organises its task programme on a quarterly basis. Therefore
there may be up to 3 months before we can undertake a task for
you. Consequently please get in touch as early as possible. This is
particularly important for time-dependent activities like tree planting.
Requirements for clients
We have a few requirements before we agree to work for any client.
A management plan must exist for the land in question. If you
require help in drawing up such a plan, LCV may be able to assist
with advice and introductions to experts in other organisations.
Any design work for bridges, paths etc is undertaken by the
client. If you are not comfortable doing this work LCV may be able
to put you in touch with people who can advise.
There are some tasks that LCV cannot do, usually for insurance
reasons. In practice this usually does not limit what we can do
all that much. For example we are not allowed to use chainsaws,
but we are nevertheless safe, proficient and efficient when
felling trees with hand tools.
LCV requires a representative from the client to deal with task
arrangements and to work alongside volunteers. This is to ensure
the task proceeds according to plan. We may waive this
requirement at our discretion.
We do charge a small amount to cover our basic running costs
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
are free for volunteers.
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.