Green Space Volunteers

The Green Space Volunteers are a group of local people who give some of their free time to work with the Council to help make a difference to our community green spaces. 

What will I do as a green spaces volunteer? Volunteers-Pond

You will join a team of green spaces staff and other volunteers to help undertake improvement works to community green spaces around the town. There will be a opportunities to work to different types of green space including parks, woodlands and ponds, undertaking a broad variety of work which may include woodland ride maintenance and coppicing, bulb planting, ecological surveys, improvements to ponds, and the installation of bird and bat boxes.

How much spare time do I need to have? Volunteer-Chopping-Shrubs

Volunteers are welcome to attend for as much, or as little, time as they can afford.  Whether you have 1 hour or 4 hours to volunteer, everybody‚Äôs help is welcomed and valued.

Activities normally take place at weekends although there may be some opportunity for mid-week volunteering.

What skills or experience do I need?

We encourage and welcome people from all sectors of our community to volunteer and no previous experience is required. You just need to enjoy working in the outdoors and want to make a difference to the town where you live.

Volunteers-1However, if you have any skills / experience / knowledge that you think might be useful please let us know as we may be able to develop new volunteering opportunities on the back of this. 

All volunteering sessions are supervised by a suitably qualified member of staff from the Council, or one of our partners, who will provide support and training throughout the activity.

What happens next?

If you are interested in finding out a bit more please see the links on this page. So that we can add you to our list of volunteers, we ask that you fill in the application form. On receipt an officer will contact you to finalise the paperwork - we will require proof of identity and also of your address.



Green Space Volunteer Application Form

Welcome to Volunteering

Contact details

Environmental Services
Green Spaces Policy and Development Team
Daneshill House

01438 242323