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Become a volunteer

Whatever your skills, if you want to volunteer or work with this exceptional organisation, our current opportunities support our latest projects and future plans. Our volunteers give office support, get involved with outdoor conservation activities, work in community cafes and help out at Kingfisher Barn Visitor Centre.

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If you’re looking to do some volunteering in parks, check out our upcoming events listed here.

Park volunteers

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 regularly at many of our parks.

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.


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 take place in parks in Boscombe and Bournemouth on a weekly basis.

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Community Cafe Volunteer

Our nature-based cafés at Winton Recreation Ground, Redhill Park, and Boscombe Chine Gardens are community hubs 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 community project, we’ll provide full training on the job.

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

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.

Careers with the Parks Foundation

If you would like to further your career with this innovative local charity, take a look at our latest vacancies.

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