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What do Green Space Volunteers do?

Green Space Volunteers help to undertake improvement works to community green spaces around the town. There will be opportunities to help out at different types of green space including parks, woodlands and ponds.

Work may include woodland ride maintenance and coppicing, bulb planting, ecological surveys, improvements to ponds and the installation of bird and bat boxes.

Volunteers sitting on a pile of logs
Green Space Volunteers ready to tidy up around a pond
GSV clearing and tidying
Two men clearing a pond
Four volunteers ready for work
Two people preparing the ground for planting
Volunteers working on smartening up the bridge at Town Centre Gardens
Volunteers tidying at Fairlands Valley Lakes
Volunteers creating a path in the woods out of cleaned up broken trees
Volunteers clearing leaves from a pathway leading to an underpass
Green space volunteers clearing a pond
Volunteers sitting on a pile of logs
Green Space Volunteers ready to tidy up around a pond

How much time do I need to give?

Volunteers are welcome to attend for as much or as little time as they can afford. Whether you have one hour or four hours, everybody’s 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.

If you have any particular skills, experience and knowledge that you think might be useful, please let us know as we may be able to develop new volunteering opportunities.

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

How do I become a Green Space Volunteer?

If you want to apply, please download and fill out an application form. Please note that we will require your proof of identity and proof of address.

We will contact you once we receive your application.