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Opening doors to virtual volunteering

We have launched a range of exciting new volunteering opportunities to give everyone the chance to make a difference – regardless of where they live.

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More people can now get involved with our vital work following the launch of a game-changing digital volunteering project. 

The ground-breaking initiative has been made possible thanks to funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund. It gives anyone with an interest in Plantlife the chance to do their bit virtually – regardless of where they live.   

This means we have been able to significantly expand the range of volunteering opportunities we offer. In addition to traditional, field-based conservation roles, we now offer opportunities in advocacy, photography and proof reading. Volunteers are also working in planning and policy and grassland administration, as well as geographic information system (GIS) mapping. 


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Supporting our virtual volunteers 

We want everyone who volunteers with Plantlife to be given the right training and support. We have developed self-led online training workshops to support people. Designed to be as easy as possible to access, these sessions are equipping our volunteers with all of the skills they will need for their new roles. 

We also organised an online celebration and welcome event to help our new volunteers feel part of the Plantlife team and build a sense of community. This gave them the opportunity to network and discuss ideas, while also learning more about each other and our charity.


Looking ahead

Our dedicated new recruits are already having a positive impact by freeing up our staff to carry out even more conservation work. We plan to build on this successful start over the next year by further expanding and developing the project and offering more roles.


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