Everything you need to know about Civic Pride
It's not easy to join a successful group but we make it as comfortable as possible. Trust me, I'm a Civic Pride Rossendale volunteer! If you don't see your answer below, drop us an email and we'll do our best to answer it.
Q. During the current pandemic, can I go out litter picking or gardening?
A. The answer is a definite NO. We have three priorities, to keep our volunteers safe, to ensure our volunteers stay safe and to help protect the NHS. Please follow the goverment guidelines at all times. You’re welcome to join our mailing list for happier times when we’ll need all the help we can get!
Q. Can anyone volunteer?
A. Yes but too many people think about it and don’t do it! We say; Do it Now!
Q. Do you have taster sessions?
A. Funny you should ask, we’re about to start them! Join our mailing list and then you’ll get more details.
Q. Are you part of the council?
A. No, no, no! We’re totally independent. We do what we do because we want to make a difference
Q. Do Rossendale Borough Council support you in any way?
A. Yes, we work closely with RBC and they give us all sorts of help. Importantly, we make our own decisions. We’re friends, not partners.
Q. I want to pick litter but don’t know where to start. Can you help me?
A. We’ll lend you the kit and collect the bags; you just do the work!
Q. I want to help with gardening. Do I need experience?
A. No, very few of us actually know what we’re doing; it’s more fun that way!
Q. I don’t want to pick litter or do gardening? What else is there?
A. Join the Peaceful Plot crew or help in the greenhouse.
Q. I used to work with children. Can I help with Outreach?
A. We need all the help we can get from experienced professionals
Q. I don’t have much time. Is it worth volunteering?
A. Yes, even an hour a month makes a difference
Q. Are you part of a political group?
A. No, so please don’t mention the B word!
Q. So how do I join in?
A. Contact us direct or say hello to a volunteer and offer to help