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The Friends of the Blue Loop

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We are a local group of conservation volunteers looking after the wildlife and habitats of the Blue Loop - the River Don and Tinsley Canal.

The Blue Loop Volunteer 2021

This opportunity takes place until 31 Aug 2021.

Join the friendly volunteer group in a range of outdoor activities along the river and canal in Sheffield. Our activities include footpath maintenance, cutting and pruning vegetation, treating invasive species as well as removing litter and debris from the footpaths and river channel. We meet every Wednesday and one Saturday per month on the Canal or River. All PPE, tools, equipment are provided on the day and training if necessary.

If you would like to join us on upcoming volunteer days (Wednesday's and one Saturday a month) when restrictions lift, please Apply to this role and follow the link in the email that you receive to complete the volunteer registration form.

What skills do I need?

No skills required, just willingness to get stuck in!

What will I gain?

Discover new parts of Sheffield Meet new people and members of the Sheffield community Learn new skills Help the environment to benefit wildlife and nature

Training and support

All PPE, tools, equipment are provided on the day and training if necessary.

Time commitment

Flexible. Sessions happen on Wednesday's and one Saturday a month (10am - 1pm)







DBS (criminal records) check



Various locations on the Sheffield River or Canal

Travel information

Meeting points accessible by public transport
  • CausesEnvironment and conservation, Mental health
  • Frequencyone-off, Every week, Every month, Flexible
  • WhenWednesday morning, Wednesday afternoon, Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon
  • Skills and InterestsHands-on tasks, Outdoors, Practice my English
  • Careers and AspirationsArts, culture and heritage, Third sector and charity work

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Are you passionate about volunteering? Are you keen to build on your leadership skills? Do you want to play a big part in making a difference in the Sheffield community?

If your answer is yes, apply to be a Project Leader today!

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