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.

A new Development Officer, Sarah Tibbatts, has been appointed to the FPA project to implement the new Volunteering Strategy that was written by our consultants resources For Change last year, which will be available to share soon.

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