Some of our regular volunteers have taken on extra responsibility for leading volunteer teams or organising special projects, and this has been really helpful in improving facilities for local communities and delivering some of our key objectives.
We offer training and ongoing support to develop the capabilities of volunteers who are both willing and able to allocate the additional time required to take on designated lead volunteer roles.
If you are an existing volunteer and interested in doing that 'little bit extra' then please discuss this with your task manager.
We are also keen to talk to potential volunteers who are looking to develop their existing organisational skills and gain experience of volunteer team management in a supportive environment.
So what's involved?
Lead volunteers make sure that the volunteers in their team are made welcome, given the information they need for their role, and thanked for their contribution. They work with Trust staff to ensure an enjoyable experience for all those working with the Trust, securing the right resources to deliver the task effectively in a safe environment.
Leads are needed for all sorts of teams, from Towpath Taskforce and Museums maintenance through Volunteer Lock Keepers and Welcome Stations to Archives and education Explorers.