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.
Yes. Anyone can volunteer with LCV. We are happy to welcome anyone who can make a positive contribution. However, in light of the Coronavirus pandemic, any volunteers who are:
MUST NOT attend tasks.
Volunteers who are in a high-risk group should consider carefully the risks they face (or present to other volunteers) by attending tasks.
You do not need to know anything about conservation or to have had any previous experience. Day tasks are free and we have basic outdoor clothing which we can lend you if you need it. We will tell you everything you need to know and will also supply all of the tools and equipment.
However, most of our work is practical and physical and so if you want to get involved in our usual day-to-day activities then you do need to have a basic level of general fitness and be happy to work outdoors all day in any weather. We do not cancel the task if it is raining, but we are happy for you to work at your own pace and there is plenty of variation within the task list: some tasks are much gentler than others.
We carry out a task briefing at the start of each task and you need to be able to understand this and to follow the instructions given. If you have additional support needs which will make this difficult for you then we ask you to bring someone with you to help with anything that you might find tricky.
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If you are under 18 or are trying to arrange a group booking then LCV is probably not your best option. Follow these links for more information:
If you are interested in working with us but have any concerns about the types of tasks or activities which might suit you then please contact our Publicity Officer, Laura Marsh to explore your options.