Duke of Edinburg Award SchemeA twelve week volunteer programme for high school students. They come on Saturdays for genreral gardening work, painting, collecting Native plants, tours and more.



Duke students 2011

Collin Joseph
Johanne Echelmann and Lukas Echelmann
Chad Laurier
Jeremy Devonish
Ajani Daniel
Michelle Brathwaite
Deasha Dewane



Duke students 2013


Jerod Thompson-Springer
Heather Walker
Aiden O’Donnell
Isabella Burnham
Krystal Rogers
Bekari Hall
Kammele Knight

Volunteering Programme


Ritchie Faulkner (2013)

Ritchie started volunteering the gully in 2013, after a friend brought him to Welchman Hall Gully for a visit. Ritchie lives here part time, so when he returns to the island he volunteers once or twice a week by working on beautifying the Gully, planting trees, prorogating seedling and other maintenance jobs. He decided to volunteer because he really likes Barbados and thought it would be a good idea to give back.

McGill students (2008)

In September 2008, four students from McGill University, Montreal, Canada, as part of a course for three months, volunteered at Welchman Hall Gully. They built the nursery for the Native Plant Project.

Emma Brooks (2007)

The first volunteer at Welchman Hall Gully was a Emma Brooks, a mother of 3 whose husband was working in Barbados for one year. She worked one day a week for just under a year. Her help, support and friendship was invaluable to the start of getting Welchman Hall Gully back in order.