Celebrating You on International Volunteer Day 2019

Celebrating You on International Volunteer Day 2019

05 Dec 2019

On International Volunteer Day, we'd like to take a moment to highlight the fantastic work of our team of superhero volunteers, enabling us to transform and safeguard the Nene Valley for the future.

Our volunteers are at the very heart of what we do at River Nene Regional Park. Whether it's picking up litter on the riverbank, planting trees, helping us understand the history of the Nene Valley, or helping us out at various events around the catchment, we are forever grateful to our fantastic team of volunteers and helpers of all ages. 

Our Nenescape Landscape Partnership is always on the lookout for volunteers in three broad roles; 

Outdoor Conservation

Volunteer Profile:

You have an interest in the natural heritage of the area around you and want to help look after it. You would like to learn new skills and are happy to work in team or on your own. You’re keen to share your passion with other people and you’re a friendly face. You want to gain something for yourself from volunteering with us, whether it’s meeting new people or brushing up your CV. You might come from a minority ethnic background or have a disability and want to learn more about your local area. Join a partnership team to help look after the landscape and its wildlife.

Historical Research

Volunteer Profile:

You have an interest in the heritage of the area around you and love digging up interesting facts and stories. You would like to learn new skills and are happy to work in team or on your own. You’re keen to share your passion with other people and you’re a friendly face. You want to gain something for yourself from volunteering with us, whether it’s meeting new people or brushing up your CV. You might come from a minority ethnic background or have a disability and want to learn more about your local area. Join a team who will research hidden stories by exploring it through archives, libraries and original artefacts.

Public Engagement

Volunteer Profile:

You have an interest in the heritage of the area around you and love sharing stories with other people from all walks of life. You would like to learn new skills and are happy to work in team or on your own. You’re enthusiastic and a friendly face. You want to gain something for yourself from volunteering with us, whether it’s meeting new people or brushing up your CV. You might come from a minority ethnic background or have a disability. Join a team who will help other people explore their local area through events, marketing and engagement activities. 


Find out more about volunteering opportunities in 2020 by visiting nenescape.org/volunteering

If you would like to fill out an expression of interest form to become a volunteer then please download the form here and send it back to us at denise@rnrp.org or post to Denise Horn, Unit 1 River Nene Regional Park, The Business Exchange, Rockingham Road, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN16 8JX.

2020 is going to be a BIG year in the Nene Valley. We'd love to have you on board!