Our team of volunteers are the backbone of the Norwich Fringe Project and the force that helps us achieve our aims and goals. We have regular volunteers who turn out in all weathers to help maintain our sites. The number vary on each occasion since there is no requirement for anyone to turn up for every activity, so volunteers can give as much or as little of their time as they wish.
New volunteers are always welcome and the more experienced volunteers will share their knowledge and expertise with you. The Project provides all tools and equipment required for a task along with the appropriate safety requirements (e.g. gloves, hard hats and safety glasses) and, most importantly, tea, coffee and biscuits! Training in the use of the tools and techniques is provided by the Project with opportunities to receive more formal task related qualifications (e.g. brushcutters, pedestrian mowers, first aid etc).
The activities change throughout the seasons from woodland management like coppicing, pollarding and thinning-out to improve the wildlife biodiversity of a site through to grass and vegetation cutting, fencing installation and repairs with the occasional riverbank maintenance. Please read our blog which describes a typical volunteer work day with the Project.
If you are interested in learning more about volunteering for the Project then our contact details can be found here. So, why not try a taster day and come along and see what we do and enjoy working outside in a healthy environment knowing that you are making a difference.