The Temple Group’s Volunteering review 2019
Following our successful programme throughout 2018, The Temple Group embarked on another year of volunteering.
The Ecology Consultancy (TEC) and Arbeco took part in a range of volunteering over the past 12 months, this included a three-day small mammal trapping project as part of a wider initiative undertaken by The Mammal Society, a day was also spent cleaning, fixing and re-positioning bat boxes in Finemere, led by Woods Berks Bat Group. TEC volunteers, Jess Cole and Olivia Breeze, also worked around the London Bridge area to help maintain the public green spaces, helping with tasks such as watering plants, planting, fertilising and pruning. In September, in support of the Global Climate Strike, the Wakefield office volunteered at Wintersett, a local nature reserve approximately three miles away from base. The team took part in some vegetation clearance works in order to clear the view for a bird hide, to allow the local ornithology community a chance to enjoy everything the site has to offer.
Temple staff were also busy in 2019 volunteering at a wide range of projects across the UK. These included One Manchester, a housing association that has set up a holiday kitchen in Moss Side in Manchester, to help provide children with a guaranteed nutritious meal in the school holidays, our Manchester team also volunteered at Manchester Central food bank helping to provide people in crisis with essential supplies. Other members of the team donated their time by helping younger members of the community, Monica Lucas gave a career talk to LSE students on urbanisation and planning and Stephen Glenny supported a local football festival as a qualified coach.
The Temple Group is committed to supporting local communities and charities and will be maintaining its internal volunteering projects programme in 2020.