Weighing up the benefits of volunteering – the opinion of a long term CJS Weekly subscriber

Many of you have been with CJS for a long time, we thought it would be interesting to find out what those of you who have volunteered over the years think about the long term volunteering issue. 

“It might well be that paid positions in countryside management are not always replaced by volunteers, however simple economics dictate that in an employers’ market (and countryside management is most definitely that!) salaries are driven down, and there are an abundance of short term and seasonal contracts, as opposed to stable full time work.”

“There needs to be a balance between offering all of the benefits of voluntary conservation work to both people and the environment, without this spilling over into exploitation.”

Read the thoughts of our contributor here