Volunteer with us

July 6, 2018
Volunteer for Bournemouth Parks Foundation

Can you spare some time to support your local park?

As the charity for Bournemouth’s incredible parks and open spaces, we rely on volunteers. Our volunteers help us with day to day operations, and especially help us to fundraise for a range of exciting projects across the borough.

Volunteering tasks can range from helping in one of our amazing parks, supporting one of our cafe's/visitor centres, office support and administration, event coordination for fundraising and awareness raising, or marketing and communications activities.

Events & Fundraising Supporter

We're looking for enthusiastic, out-going people who'll support us during our fundraising activities in Bournemouth's parks. Throughout the summer we'll be attending a number of fetes and family events and need extra help to man our stand.

You'll be chatting to the public about our charity - no experience necessary as full training will be given. You don't have to support the whole day, just a couple of hours will really help the team! 

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.

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. 

Contactless Donation Trial Volunteer

Be part of an innovative technology trial testing different contactless donation solutions in Bournemouth’s amazing parks. This technology is used in museums and for charities at events or internally in shops, but there isn’t currently a weather proof solution with an independent power source. 

You'll be trialing different  existing and new contactless donation units by talking to park users and gaining feedback. This flexible role is ideal if you don't have much time to spare. 


Please get in touch if you think you can spare a few hours - we really do appreciate it!