The Friends of Grange Hill are a small group of people who are committed to the ongoing preservation and care of Grange Hill, The War Memorial and the Garden of Remembrance. The Trustees or Committee members meet once a month at The Grange on Meols Drive to discuss progress and plan developments. The Friends need volunteers to join them, once a month (outside of bird nesting season!) to work on the Hill, so if you like being outdoors, and don’t mind helping to clear paths, cut grass and clear litter you are very welcome! There is always something needing to be done all year round, so more helping hands are always welcome.
According to recent studies, ‘volunteering may help you live longer’. The study found that volunteering not only enriches the lives of others, it can also improve your physical and mental well-being. Researchers pooled a large amount of data from 40 scientific papers into the long-term effects of charity work, revealing that people who volunteered had their risk of dying reduced by as much as 22%.The study also showed that people who volunteer benefit from various improvements in mental health. Those who gave up their time to help others were less likely to suffer from depression, plus they had higher levels of life satisfaction and well-being.
Health & Safety – we carry out Health & Safety risk assessments for each task or event we ask support volunteers to be involved with to ensure all support volunteers are using safe methods of work at all times.
Insurance – The Friends hold employers (this includes volunteers) liability insurance and public liability insurance cover to comply with its legal obligations.
Data Protection – Any data we hold about you is regulated by the Data Protection Act 1998. We shall take all reasonable precautions to preserve the security and integrity of any data held. We shall not share or transfer any date to third parties.
Equal Opportunities – We operate equal opportunities for all volunteers for all tasks. Many of the activities undertaken by our group will involve the use of hand tools and the hill has many hidden gullies and trip hazards. Children under the age of 16 can attend the activities only if they are accompanied by an adult who will take full responsibility for their safety. Our insurance does not permit us to use any power tools. Please do not bring dogs when working on Grange Hill.
Confidentially and Feedback – We will respect volunteers confidence and feedback on any issues regarding your volunteering and respond to any complaints in a fair and impartial manner.
Keeping in touch – We will keep you up to date with work on Grange Hill and volunteering opportunities via email.
Want to join us? Download, print off form below. Send it to our membership secretary Ms. Linda Trim 22 Birkett Road Wirral CH48 5H3