FOREST OF DEAN

RIDE, DIG, DONATE!

DEAN TRAIL VOLUNTEERS

Est. 2009

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To volunteer you must be over the age of 18. Anyone between 14 -17 wishing to join us on a dig will need to attend with a supervising adult.  All our dig leaders are DBS checked.

 

Under 14’s can volunteer with a supervising adult at litter picks and support fundraising activities but they would be required with their supervising adult to attend a safety briefing where a dynamic risk assessment would be discussed.

 

For new diggers

 

•Wear something you don’t mind getting dirty

•Wear comfortable sturdy boots

•Bring gloves (gardening/building), waterproofs, sunscreen and insect repellent

•Bring a bottle or water and maybe some tea/coffee and snacks as we are sometimes digging away from the cycle centre

•Don’t worry if you haven’t been on a dig with us before, you will be paired up with someone who has and we can show you what to do

•You will be given a hi viz vest to wear for the day and safety briefing before you start

 

For litter pickers

 

•Wear something you don’t mind getting dirty

•Wear sturdy boots

•Bring waterproofs, sunscreen and insect repellent

•Bring a bottle or water and maybe some tea/coffee and snacks as we are sometimes litter picking away from the cycle centre

•You will be provided with gloves, litter picker and a bag

•You will be given a hi vis vest to wear for the day and safety briefing before you start

 

For volunteers at the table sale

 

•We often need help getting the table sale and event tent set up at the start and end of each day

•You must be happy working with the public and confident handling cash

•If you let us know you are coming in advance, our fundraising lead Rob can have a chat about what help is needed on the day

•No special clothing required but trainers rather than flip-flops for setting up and taking down the event tent and carrying boxes is advisable

 

It can be helpful to let us know via social media or our website, if you plan to come along so we have the right amount of kit, but if you can’t, don’t worry, just turn up!

Download the DTV Calendar - Autumn 2019 (printable PDF)

DTV Calendar - Autumn 2019