We have a range of volunteering opportunities throughout 2018, for our work in Hardcastle Crags. You don’t need any knowledge of rivers or land management but you will need to be fairly fit.
Opportunities will exist at weekends so if you have a few hours to spare either weekly or monthly, we would love to hear from you.
Our primary project is the construction of leaky dams at Hardcastle Crags with the National Trust. Training will be given and you will need to be able to walk some distance between sites.
Also in 2018 we are hoping to expand our river monitoring system by constructing our own river monitoring devices, if you are keen on amateur electronics this could be the ideal small project for you.
Training, advice, guidance and support will be given to those joining for the first time!
Due to limited parking at Hardcastle Crags, we must try and limit the number of volunteer cars in the car parks at Hardcastle Crags. If possible, please could you help us help the National Trust with the limited parking by doing one of the following;
1. Can you Car Share with another volunteer
2. Park in Hebden and walk to Hardcastle Crags.
3. Meet us at Hebden Bridge Station at 9.15 am or at car park opposite Hebden Bridge Town Hall at 9.20 on each volunteer day and we will provide a shuttle service. We will also return you back to Hebden at the end of the session around 12.30pm.
Please wear appropriate clothing. NO SHORTS ARE TO BE WORN as we will be working in the forest undergrowth and this will leave legs exposed to the many bugs and ticks in the forest. Please see further info HERE on your health and safety (Therese, please could you hyperlink the guidance notes here?)
Thank you for choosing to volunteer with us. If you have any special needs, please do get in touch and we will do our best to help you get the most out of volunteering with Slow The Flow Calderdale.
Further volunteer guidance including Health and Safety information is available here.