AS AN ambassador of the UK's leading volunteering and training charity, I know the invaluable role volunteers play this country and the benefits to volunteers themselves in getting involved in community projects.

Did you know this year thousands of people across the UK will be giving up their time to create urban community allotments, clear up local grot-spots, spruce up community gardens or protect endangered wildlife, like bats, bees and butterflies?

The UN has proclaimed 2010 the International Year of Biodiversity.

A great way to 'go green' and participate in biodiversity projects is by signing up with CSV's environmental volunteering campaign CSV Action Earth, supported by Morrisons.

Action Earth and Morrisons are funding £50 grants, available now for people who have an idea that will improve their local environment

It will help to get a project up and running and could pay for tools, seeds or even hot soup for cold volunteers.

To sign up call CSV on 0121 328 7455 or visit to find the nearest registered activity to you.


CSV Action Earth