Volunteering in our parks and green spaces
Volunteering is great for:
- gaining experience
- your wellbeing and mental health
- helping your local community
- meeting new people
We are always looking for volunteers to support our parks and green spaces.
Ways to get involved
We can offer signposting to local community groups if you have skills that you want to use, but are not sure where to start. We offer regular training opportunities alongside partners to improve the knowledge and skills needed for volunteering. Contact us to find out more.
You could volunteer to become one of our community health walk / Nordic walking or Couch to 5k leaders. We provide full training and support to help you become qualified and to start a new session. For more details, please contact us.
Walsall Conservation Volunteers have fortnightly meetups on Saturday mornings, with tasks happening across various countryside sites in Walsall. To add your name to our mailing list of volunteers and to sign up to upcoming tasks, contact the Healthy Spaces Team to receive an application form.
Walsall Arboretum user group
If you're passionate about Walsall Arboretum, you could join the Arboretum User Group. This is a volunteer group involved in the management and development of the park. Find out more about the group and do your bit to make the Arboretum a better place for everyone.
Friends of green spaces
If you'd like to support one of our other parks, you could join a friends group. They help organise regular activities and events, whilst helping to improve their local site. The following parks have active groups:
- Blackwood Park - find out more about the Friends of Blackwood Park group
- Clayhanger Park - find out more about the Friends of Clayhanger Park facebook group
- Stubbers Green (swan patrol) - find out more about the Friends of Stubbers Green group
- Merrions Wood - find out more about the Friends of Merrion Wood Facebook group
- Palfrey Park - find out more about the Palfrey Park Friends facebook group
- Pelsall Village Common - find out more about the Friends of Pelsall Common Facebook group
- Pleck Park - find out more about the Friends of Pleck Park Facebook group
- Willenhall Memorial Park - find out more about the Friends of Willenhall Memorial Park group
We would like to support the development of friends of:
- Brownhills Common
- Doe Bank Park
- Fibbersley Local Nature Reserve
- High Heath Park
- King George V Memorial playing fields
- Leamore Park
- Reedswood Park
- Rushall playing fields
Find out more
To find out about any of these opportunities, contact the Healthy Spaces Team.
To learn more about community volunteering in Walsall, contact One Walsall.