Leading LCV tasks
The job of a task leader gets much easier with
practice, but it can be a bit daunting the first few times.
LCV has agreed a set of Responsibilities of a
leader. In order of decreasing priority these are:
Look after yourself.
Ensure the volunteers have a safe day: care for them from
when we pick them up to when we drop them off.
Protect the public during and after the task
Give the client what they want: make sure that
they are getting what they paid for
Look after new volunteers: be welcoming and
considerate and involve them in the group.
Ensure the volunteers have an enjoyable day:
worked hard (but not too hard!), fed and watered
appropriately and kept informed and engaged
Ensure that our involvement in the task is worthwhile: that
it fits with our objectives and "has a point"
Communicate with and educate volunteers and the public
Before you lead a task, it's important to be familiar with LCV's procedures for task
Make sure that you have read through this document.
- Make sure you are familiar with the
New Volunteer Form and
Task record form. Supplies of both are found in
Make sure that you are familiar with the contents of
LCV's first aid kits
Make sure that you know how to recognise any dangerous materials or
species which may occur on LCV's sites and that you know what action to
take if you spot them. (common health hazards from conservation work).
You may also want to check out
LCV's policies particularly as they relate to
Health & Safety and the Protection of Vulnerable Groups.
If you have any queries or would like any further information then
ask the Co-ordinator.