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Working with Community Groups

Peak Park Conservation Volunteers (PPCV) works with a variety of local and national community groups such youth groups, including Scouts and Guides, as well as schools, colleges and university groups, and groups with an interest in conservation and National Parks. We can provide you with bespoke environmental conservation projects to suit the needs and interests of your organisation. All the projects will benefit the environment and the unique qualities of the Peak District National Park. Groups have been involved in dry-stone walling projects, footpath maintenance, removal of rhododendron plants or scrub from hay-meadows, as well as working on traditional dew ponds or helping to remove invasive species.

A volunteering day with PPCV will provide you with:

  • A unique opportunity for your group to enjoy a day well giving something back, in the stunning surroundings of the Peak District National Park.
  • Helping to conserve and enhance the habitats and improve the enjoyment of visitors to the Peak District National Park.
  • The opportunity to learn and understand more about managing the unique environment of the Peak District National Park.
  • A unique opportunity to work in partnership with one of the countries National Parks.

For examples of previous group work, check out the PPCV Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.

On the day

The PPCV team will be on hand to guide you throughout the project. PPCV will provide all the necessary tools and PPE, with a quick and clear explanation on how to use all the tools. We will then explain about the particular site you’re working on and why your project matters. Obviously with all outdoor practical projects there is a small element of risk but all the PPCV team are first aid trained and equipped with first aid kits. Your group will be covered by the PPCV insurance while volunteering with us, and we also have risk assessments available for the projects.

Contact

If you’d like to set up a project day, the next step is to chat to the PPCV team, who can talk you through the logistics of setting up your day. Contact: dave.cramp@peakdistrict.gov.uk or 07774 140845.

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