Student Volunteers

Here on The Howe, we love hearing from everyone who’d like to get involved in our work. No matter your age, ability or experience there is always something you can help us with!

We’re delighted that a number of young people from our community have recently asked to volunteer with us as part of their Duke of Edinburgh award. The D of E award scheme enables students to get involved with lots of activities, including volunteering regularly over a set period of months. Volunteering aims to help them develop life skills – in their words “Giving time to do something meaningful, motivated by making a difference rather than making money”.

The Howe Trust are always looking for more people to help, so having local students volunteering on The Howe is a great win-win!  Young people get to learn new skills and experience new activities in the outdoors  Рand we benefit from lots of additional helpers to enable us to maintain and improve the habitats on The Howe.

The kinds of things our young volunteers will be getting stuck into include:

  • Planting new saplings
  • Checking on recently planted trees and then weeding and mulching around them
  • Trimming back overgrown areas – so that the young trees there can grow

Of course volunteering isn’t only relevant for the D of E award. Volunteering can also look great on young people’s CVs, university UCAS personal statements, or apprenticeship applications. So if you know any young people who’d like to get involved – even if just for fun – then do get in touch!




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