LCV Leader checklist
Here's a list of all the things to think about if you are leading
a day task. If you are leading a residential then you will also
need to think about
food accommodation and travel arrangements.
In the week before the task
On the Sunday morning
On Task - before starting work
On Task - Getting Started
On Task - breaks
It's up to you to decide when to take breaks to fit the needs of the group and
the task. As a general guide though, try not to have volunteers working for
more than two hours without a break.
Remember that it takes at least 15 minutes to boil the kettle.
During any lunch or tea breaks, make sure that any new volunteers aren't
being left out of the conversation, and that they get their fair share of tea and
At the end of the task
At the toolshed
Fill in the post-task section of the task sheet. Ensure you
record the conservation value of the task in the "Work
Description" portion of the sheet.
If you have access to a scanner take any completed task
sheets and new volunteer forms away with you. Otherwise leave
them in the bus; someone will collect them
Unpack the tools from the minibus and put them in their proper
places in the toolshed. Clean any that are dirty, and dry any that
Hang up at wet gloves.
Wash the mugs.
Take away the spare milk and biscuits
Sweep out the minibus, and remove any litter and
Collect any rubbish from the toolshed and take it with you.
Make sure the lights are off in both the toolshed and garage, and
lock both securely. Don't forget the central lock on the
Thank your driver.
The week after the task
If you have taken any task sheets or new volunteer forms from the
bus, please scan them promptly and email to the email address at
the bottom of the form. This allows us to keep our records
If the client wasn't present on the day of the task then contact them to check
that they are happy with the work.
If any consumables (hand sanitiser,
disinfectant, saw blades, firewood, matches etc) are
running low, please tell the next task leader and Tools Officer.
If necessary, contact the Co-ordinator and let
them know of any problems that arose during the task, and how they might
be avoided in future.