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Volunteering

Why volunteer?

Volunteering lets you gain experience, it is good for your wellbeing and mental health, it helps your local community and is a great way to meet new people.

We are always looking for volunteers to support different areas of activity in our parks and green spaces.

 

Delivery roles

Interested in leading a community activity? 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.

Do you have an interest in conservation? Projects for conservation volunteers happen regularly. To add your name to our growing list of volunteers, contact the healthy spaces team for more information about what is happening locally. Please contact us for more details. 

Interested in supporting our community litterwatch programme – supporting community litter picking through individual support or taking part in litter picking events and activities? Find out more about our litter picking scheme. For more details, please contact us

We can also offer signposting to local community groups if you have skills that you want to use, but are not sure where to start. For example: Someone who is looking to volunteer as a caterer, could volunteer at a local sports clubs that provides teas / after match food. For more details, please contact us.

We offer regular training opportunities alongside partners to improve the knowledge and skills needed for volunteering. Whether that is a course on safeguarding or one on first aid, we support you in your training needs. For more details, please contact us .

 

Development roles

Walsall Arboretum user group

Passionate about the Walsall Arboretum? Why not join the Arboretum User Group (the volunteer group involved in the management and development of the park). You can find out more about the group and do your bit to make the Arboretum a better place for everyone.

Green space user groups

Interested in getting involved in one of our other parks? Have you thought about volunteering for one of our friends groups? They help organise regular activities and events, whilst helping to improve their local site. 

 

Sites with active friends groups

Sites we would like to support the development of friend's groups

How can I get involved?

To find out about any of these opportunities, call the Healthy Spaces Team on 01922 650465 or contact us by email.

To learn more about community volunteering in Walsall contact One Walsall. One Walsall is the voice of the voluntary sector in Walsall. It supports local not-for-profit organisations, such as community groups, charities and social enterprises.

For litter picking you can join our Walsall Community Litter Watch. Contact the Clean and Green Team on 01922 65334 or find out more about how you can play your part in this scheme.