By volunteering for this project you will be working alongside adults with learning disabilities and/or mental health problems to help them gain the skills and confidence that will help them to lead independent lives within their local communities. The project is carried out in parks, nature reserves and green spaces across South Wales in the Cardiff, Vale of Glamorgan and Rhondda Cynon Taff areas, and carries out a wide range of activities from hands on conservation work like coppicing, planting and habitat maintenance, to nature walks and biodiversity surveys.
The group work closely with Council Community Park Rangers, and the work that they carry out for them has a great impact on the people that use those areas, and the wildlife that lives there.
The project is supported by volunteers from all walks of life, who mentor, encourage and act as positive role models for participants. There are lots of benefits to volunteering with this group, such as learning new skills, meeting new people and improved physical and mental health.
Activities can be arranged on Monday 8th May, Tuesday 9th May or Friday 12th May.
The project is most likely to take place at Forest Farm Country Park - Whitchurch, Cardiff where the priorities are to resurface footpaths and undertake repairs to the side of the canal.
Please do contact BITC before booking if you have any queries.