Click on each volunteering role below to find details for each:
Every Thursday, 10:00am until 15:00pm
If you have a passion for the great outdoors, want to help conserve our local environment, and enjoy meeting like-minded people, please come along and join the Walsall Countryside Conservation Volunteers.
Activities take place at various sites across Walsall each week; there's no commitment to attend every week and you don’t have to stay all day either, any time you can give will be appreciated and really will make a difference.
As well as benefitting our local natural environment, working outdoors can help to improve your physical and mental well-being, keeping you active and better connected to your community.
It’s a great way to develop useful skills and make new friends. Expect a light work out from lifting, bending and stretching and please bring a packed lunch and drink with you. Sturdy footwear is required, and please ensure that you dress for the weather (waterproofs / sun cream and hat as appropriate). For further information and to receive the weekly task email, email the Healthy Spaces Tam on firstname.lastname@example.org or ask for us on 01922 653344.
Park Champions are local residents who help to maintain and develop their local open space and the activities and events provided. As a Park Champion, you will be an ambassador for your local park, working in partnership with the Council to enhance green spaces for everyone.
In return for your time as a volunteer, we will endeavor to keep in touch with you on a regular basis, support you with training opportunities and involve you in decision making relating to your local park where this is appropriate.
Just a few minutes of your time on a regular basis will make a huge difference to your park and gives out a really positive message to park users. You will also benefit from being a Park Champion, as you will:
• Learn new skills
• Make new friends
• Make a difference
• Improve your wellbeing
• Enjoy yourself!
There are a variety of ways you can get involved, and with whatever you choose you will be trained, given appropriate equipment, and supported to undertake you volunteer duties.
What can I do?
There are a range of physical tasks, including planting, pruning plants, path improvement works, litter picking, bulb and tree planting or lighter duties such as reporting issues, developing or updating a website, undertaking surveys or helping out in the park café. There may also be events to get involved with, so you could be delivering leaflets, helping out setting up equipment, promotion on a stall, or undertaking marshalling duties …the list is endless. If you have a specialist skill, whatever it may be, you may be able to put it to good use supporting your local green space.
For further information, email the Healthy Spaces Team on email@example.com or ask for us on 01922 653344.
Community Litter Pickers Needed!
Walsall is a beautiful town with lots of green spaces but some of our lovely parks need a little TLC. The Walsall Wombles loves to clean up ‘problem areas’, in both ‘big parks’, such as Walsall Arboretum and Willenhall Memorial Park, and smaller parks, such as Kings Hill Park.
Whilst our grounds maintenance teams regularly litter pick these areas, some open spaces need additional help, please pledge your support. These beautiful areas could be brilliant for wildlife if only they were litter free.
If you want to help clean up but don’t want to set up a new group, you could join the Roaming Rubbish Removers or The Wombles of Willenhall, who are an existing Community Litter Picking Group who meet every Sunday on the car park opposite the Crossroads Cafe (junction of Albion Road and Stringes Lane.)
Together, we can work towards a clean green environment for the benefit of everyone!
Walsall Council will also support community members to set up their own community litter picking group.
For further information about setting up your own community litter picking group, please email the Environmental Improvement Team on firstname.lastname@example.org or ask for us on 01922 653344.
Roaming Rubbish Removers - Starting Thursday 2nd May 2019
Thursdays, 10:00 until 12:00
We will visit various parks and green spaces across Walsall - full details of addresses and car parking will be given when you book your place on each weekly session.
You are welcome to come along regularly, or just when we visit your local space.
For further information and to start receiving our weekly task email, please email the Environmental Improvement Team on email@example.com
or ask for us on 01922 653344.
‘Friends Of’ groups are local people who have a particular interest in a certain park or open space and work together, in partnership with the Council, to care for and improve it for everyone.
Some of our open spaces already have a ‘Friends Of’ group, however they are always on the lookout for new members. So where this is the case, we can provide our existing group details to you; alternatively where no group exists, we would be pleased to support you in setting up a group for the local space that you care about.
For further information about setting up a Friends Group or finding an existing one in your area, please email the Healthy Spaces Team on firstname.lastname@example.org or ask for us on 01922 653344.