Tag Archives: Volunteering

Want to live a greener life this spring?

  Interested in how you can ‘live greener’ this spring?  If so you really must have a look at the Greener Lifestyles section on the Directgov website.  The site contains a wide range of information on how you can behave more sustainably, including how you can: Get active in your community Be greener at home Be [...]

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How do you want the future to look?

Here is a prime opportunity for those of you who want to tell Defra what it should be doing on the environment and sustainable development, homes, shopping and eating, travel and business – you are invited to join the ‘Greener Society’ debate and share your views on what a greener future might look like. Click here to [...]

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Invitation to Bid: Volunteering & Inland Waterways

On Thursday (10/12/09) the Inland Waterways Advisory Council (IWAC) announced an invitation to bid to undertake research into volunteering. They are interested to learn how to attract, integrate and retain volunteers. The deadline for bids is noon on Monday 11/1/10. The IWAC press release is here (you may have to scroll down). The full Terms of Reference [...]

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Muck In4Life comes to London

Huw Irranca-Davies, Defra’s Third Sector Minister (centre), with Debbie Leach of Thames21 and Mick Denness of BTCV The Muck In4Life roadshow came to the Defra Atrium today. The campaign to get families engaged in environmental volunteering activities has been touring the country and been a part of local events such as County shows. Although Muck In4Life has been [...]

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Help lead a top UK-wide charity and social enterprise

BTCV are recruiting trustees If you would like to help lead a UK-wide charity and social enterprise, read on. The closing date for applications is 5 August 2009.

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Huw Irranca-Davies launches Muck In4Life

Image credit: se1 (on audio Boo) Yesterday morning, before breakfast, Defra’s Third Sector Minister, Huw Irranca-Davies, was on the shores of the Thames demonstrating what MuckIn4Life is all about. This is what he said: Thanks to se1 for capturing this and putting it in a place where we can all use it. The Minister was launching [...]

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Why conservation volunteers are important to Defra

The April 2009 issue of Landscape, the Defra staff magazine, includes a feature on conservation volunteering in the UK. Conservation volunteering provides far more than just environment benefits – it can improve community safety and spirit, promote health and well being, and provide job skills and employment opportunities. Defra’s Third Sector Strategy aims to promote environmental volunteering and recognise [...]

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BTCV reception in House of Commons

Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, the Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP, was speaking at the BTCV reception at the House of Commons on 1 April. BTCV were celebrating 50 years of conservation volunteering and launching their Strategic Plan (2009 – 2013) ‘Investing in Sustainable Futures‘ (PDF 2.04MB). The reception also heard [...]

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