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We offer a variety of volunteering opportunities to help improve our parks for people and wildlife. Volunteering can help you:
The work of our volunteers helps raise the standard of parks for all to enjoy and enables wildlife to flourish.
Green Gyms (nature conservation volunteering) offer a chance to get physically active, learn practical skills and improve your local environment and community.
These free weekly sessions are for all, regardless of experience, ability or fitness. All tools, gloves etc are provided. Wear sturdy footwear and suitable outdoor clothing. Hot drinks and fruit provided. Bring a packed lunch.
We offer the following Green Gyms:
For more information, visit The Conservation Volunteers website.
Under-18s will need to complete a parent/guardian consent form and bring it to their first session. This can be emailed on request.
Join the Biodiversity Action Team East to help improve our green spaces for wildlife. On these all-day sessions, you could build a stag beetle loggery, maintain wildflower meadows, improve wildlife ponds and more.
For more information, see the Conservation Volunteers website
Join the Lloyd Park Volunteer Gardeners to help keep the William Morris Garden looking beautiful. This friendly group enjoys a variety of tasks, including weeding, pruning, lawn maintenance, propagation and planting. No gardening experience is needed.
We are currently unable to take referrals on this project.
Join your local Friends of Parks group, to enjoy activities including gardening, nature conservation and community events.
We offer City & Guilds Gardening Training courses and one-off gardening and practical nature conservation workshops in our parks. Visit the Adult Learning website.