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Become a volunteer

Volunteer opportunities range from office support, conservation activities in parks, helping at our community cafes to assisting us at Kingfisher Barn Visitor Centre.

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Park volunteers

Parks in Mind Volunteer

As a Parks in Mind volunteer you’ll be joining a group of like-minded nature enthusiasts while supporting the maintenance of our parks. You’ll be getting active, improving your health and wellbeing, and learning new skills. Activities will include conservation, horticulture, cleaning and general park maintenance, all tasks will be tailored to your needs.

Our groups run in parks in Boscombe and Bournemouth on a weekly basis.

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Community Cafe Volunteer

The nature-based Park Café at Winton Recreation Ground is a community hub for a variety of activities encouraging people to use their local park more. If you’d like to gain practical experience in the catering industry and be part of a new community project, we’ll provide full training on the job.

You’ll be meeting our cafe customers and other volunteers, serving food and drinks, creating a welcoming atmosphere and ensuring adherence to Health & Safety and food hygiene standards.

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GreenFingers Volunteer

GreenFingers volunteers enjoy meeting new people whilst working outdoors, carrying out various park maintenance tasks like community gardening. Our focus is on nature conservation; much of what we do has a positive impact on the park’s wildlife and the local community’s wellbeing. No prior knowledge is required. We meet weekly at either Winton Recreation Ground, Alexandra Park and Watermans Park.

We’re also looking for people who may like to lead sessions, so whether you’d like to run sports days, meditation sessions or a crafts activity we’d love to hear from you.

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Kingfisher Barn volunteer

Kingfisher Barn Visitor Centre

We’re recruiting volunteers to help us run our Visitor Centre on the Stour Valley Nature Reserve. This may be helping to maintain our beautiful garden, welcoming visitors to the centre, helping with our small cafe or supporting our rangers with some of the fabulous events they put on for children and adults.

You’ll be meeting new people and talking about our fantastic nature reserve while learning new skills and supporting an amazing cause.

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Kingfisher Barn Before opening March 2016

Kingfisher Barn Visitor Centre – new gardening group

We’d like to establish a new gardening club on Monday mornings. No experience is required, however a keen interest in gardening is a must and any knowledge of wildlife gardens and ponds would really help us to improve the garden to make it more engaging and educational for our visitors. There will be some manual work but there will also be jobs that are less physical.

This is an ideal opportunity to shape and become part of a brand new team whilst making a valuable contribution to sustaining our local wildlife. If you have any questions, please get in touch.

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Fundraising & Marketing Volunteer

We’re looking for someone to help us implement our marketing communications plan. You’ll be adept at creating engaging online content, designing for printed materials and willing to be proactive and creative to support our fundraising campaigns.

In return, you’ll gain practical work experience in the charity sector to enhance your CV, whilst helping to enhance and protect our parks for future generations.

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