Goodwill towards outdoor spaces brings in new faces at Dean Castle Country Park
Dean Castle Country Park has worked with the people who have enjoyed the park so much during lockdown and has managed to attract new volunteers to help with the upkeep of the Park.
During the first wave of the pandemic, all formal volunteering stopped. However, the Country Park was busier than ever with people turning to the social media page on Facebook for up to date information on closures. There was a large amount of goodwill directed towards the Park. As lockdown easing was implemented, a new recruitment drive targeting Facebook users was implemented. This attracted a new demographic of people who hadn’t thought about countryside volunteering before, but wanted to ‘give something back’ to the Country Park.