Posts Tagged ‘Outdoor Opportunities’
I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions. But it can be the ideal time of year to re-invigorate yourself. So if you work at a computer or in an office why not get out there in the fresh air?
Not only can you clear those cobwebs from your head and start toning that fat winter belly with a bit of outdoor action, but you can also combine it with volunteering at the same time.
The Surrey branch of the Ramblers has teamed up with the council to patrol the countryside to make sure paths are kept clear. Volunteers will undertake work such as clearing the overgrowth and fixing signs
If you think that all sounds a bit fuddy duddy, bobble hat and tea flask, then think again and read up on the history of the radical Ramblers Association, which was formed after a mass trespass (resulting in five arrests) of Kinder Scout (the highest point in the peak District) in the 1930s. It remains a key moment in the Ramblers’ history and ever since they have campaigned for open access to the countryside.
So, if you’re feeling a bit revolting this New Year, Surrey County Council wants to hear from a variety of individuals, such as horse riders, and other organisations that want to get involved. You can read more here or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Could rambling be your New Year’s Revolution?
It’s that time of year…The sun’s finally come out to play and the summer holidays are right around the corner – at last! With loads of sunshine (fingers crossed!) and lots of new found free time on your hands the big question now is what to do with it? Well, this is where v can help…We’ve got tons of fantastic outdoor opportunities to sink your teeth into this summer! Catch some rays, enjoy the great weather and make a real difference in your community.
With recent figures showing youth unemployment to be up by a shocking 11,000 since January not only is this the perfect opportunity to get out and keep active through the lazy summer months but also a chance to really boost up your CV and increase your chances of beating the crunch. James Caan from Dragon’s Den explains,
“Getting involved in volunteering over the summer and throughout the year can be a real asset to any young person’s progression. Volunteering can help you build vital skills, whilst doing something you enjoy, and is considered a huge asset when applying for higher education or work. By getting involved in volunteering you are taking a step in forging your own future, whilst giving something back to the community. It is something I believe every young person should look into.”
Last but not least with only a few days left to apply for the Summer Of Give we’ve just launched our fantastic Summer Of Give playlist on Spotify (with the help of your track suggestions!) which should provide the perfect soundtrack for your summer – have a listen HERE! Don’t worry if your tunes weren’t selected the first time round we’ll constantly be updating so keep emailing over your requests to email@example.com to get them featured!