Volunteering within our green spaces takes place across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole and provides a range of benefits for those involved and for the wider community.

There are currently a wide variety of approaches across the area in terms of the number, type and resources available to groups and individual volunteers, in addition to how they are managed through insurances, policies and constitutions.

We are in the process of reviewing this and developing a strategy that maximises the benefits of volunteer work, making it easier to get involved and ensuring that it best serves both the volunteers and our organisations.

We are working closely with environmental management consultancy Resources for Change who are currently engaging with our stakeholders on this topic. Results of this consultation are expected soon.

For further information on volunteering to support our parks and green spaces or about the community groups that operate within them, please email