Friday, 4 February 2011
Thousands of people volunteer with the National Trust each year, across a whole range of roles. From working in the historic homes of the chattering classes to mucking in with the countryside rangers. They come from all walks of life and volunteer for all sorts of reasons, this is one volunteers story.
Property: Lydford Gorge, West Dartmoor
Tells us a little bit about yourself?
Robert Yells, 18 from Lewdown, near Okehampton. I studied A levels at Okehampton College and I'm now talking a gap year before stating university.
Why are you volunteering?
I am volunteering at Lydford Gorge as part of my gold Duke of Edinburgh award. This is giving me the chance to learn new skills and meet different people.
What have you been doing?
I've been working with the rangers at Lydford Gorge and other volunteers. So far I've helping out for 3 months, assisting with tasks such as collecting and stacking wood for the new wood fuel boiler, planting trees and other general maintenance.
I'm planning on going to the university of Aberdeen to study Environmental Science this September.
If your interested, curious or just plain nosey about volunteering with the National Trust follow this link: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-trust/w-volunteering.htm
Posted by Tom at 13:40