Most countryside and urban green space organisations, utilise volunteers in one way or another to add value to what they do. There are many other reasons why volunteers can be an important and a much valued addition but without careful management, things can go wrong! The working group aims to discuss and address the issues revolving around the use of volunteers by enabling the sharing of experiences with organisations across Europe. This may help to solve ongoing problems or enable organisations thinking about taking on volunteers for the first time, to take the leap!
Ian Brooker, Vice President ERF
Sharon Hershkovitzt, Israeli Nature and Parks Authority