A photo looking over the edge of Pinecliff Sunken Gardens, full of green, with the haze of sea and sky in the horzion and the golden sands of Poole running along.

Poole’s Open Space Volunteer Initiative

Poole Enviroteers is a council-led volunteering initiative. Poole Enviroteers aspires to get all members of the Poole community volunteering and taking part in their local open space environments. Poole Enviroteers promotes the work of local ‘Friends Of’ and community groups, as well as opportunities across the Borough which are linked to environmental change. This includes opportunities at our self-funded ‘new to you’ shop and the ability to support individuals in taking action in their local open spaces. All our volunteer opportunities:

  • Offer taster sessions
  • Have no-commitment attached
  • Are welcoming to all people and you are always welcome to bring friends!

Poole Enviroteers hopes represent the events and activities the people of Poole love to carry out most!

One of the ways we do this is by providing the opportunity for residents of Poole to bring their volunteer ideas to us and we will look to support and facilitate these ideas across the Borough of Poole. So if you have an idea, contact us today!

If you are a student at Arts University Bournemouth or Bournemouth University you can also find our volunteer opportunities as part of your Students Unions volunteer websites.

Actions and Opportunities

Click on the button below to discover the latest opportunities to take action across Poole’s open space environments.

Make a Note in Your Dairy for Blake Hill Tree Planting!

Make a Note in Your Dairy for Blake Hill Tree Planting!

On January 5th 2019 we will be welcoming in the new year with a day of volunteering at Blake Hill Viewpoint! Towards the end of 2017 and the beginning of this year this viewpoint received a large piece of project work including a new walkway, improved signage and...

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The Pavilion at Alexandra Park Reopens!

The Pavilion at Alexandra Park Reopens!

Last Saturday (24th November) the Pavilion in Alexandra Park reopened to new uses and opportunities! Since May of 2018 the Open Spaces team at the Borough of Poole have been working to improve the park through a £82,000 capital project spent between play and general...

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How Do We Best Honour Volunteers?

How Do We Best Honour Volunteers?

Volunteers across the Borough of Poole carry out incredible work day in day out, from the volunteers at small community gardens to the many Friends of groups that look after the larger areas of Poole, they all give their time to make the open spaces of our Borough...

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Friends of Hamworthy Park Continue to Carry out Great Work!

Friends of Hamworthy Park Continue to Carry out Great Work!

This weekend the Friends of Hamworthy Park continued their work to improve and cleanse the area of the park, and surrounding roads and points of interest, making the area an even more beautiful place for all. This group was formed in 1998 as a group of volunteer...

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Would a Digital Forum Help Poole’s Community Groups?

Would a Digital Forum Help Poole’s Community Groups?

In this weeks blog we ask the question: Would a digital forum help Poole's community groups? Since May we have been talking to a lot of the community groups and volunteer groups across Poole about how best we could support them further, grow their networks and answer...

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We have Launched our #2MinuteLitterPick Board!

We have Launched our #2MinuteLitterPick Board!

Last week the first #2minutepickboard that has been used in the open spaces of Poole was launched.  Over this summer council officers have been working very closely with the Friends of Hamworthy Park to try to combat the issue of litter that the park has been facing...

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Carry Out a Quick Litter Pick at Hamworthy Park!

Carry Out a Quick Litter Pick at Hamworthy Park!

Today down at at Hamworthy Park we launched a new scheme to not only tackle litter in the park, but also to get all members of Pooles community thinking about how they can contribute to improving the environment that surrounds us all. The scheme we have put in place...

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A Successful Volunteers Fair at Bournemouth University!

A Successful Volunteers Fair at Bournemouth University!

Last Tuesday Poole Enviroteers, were represented at the Students Union Bournemouth Universities (SUBU) volunteers fair for the first time! This was the first volunteers fair we had gone along to since volunteer initiative relaunched in July. We set up on the first...

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Litter Picking Resources

Poole Enviroteers provides equipment and waste collection for community litter picks, find resources to organise and promote your own litter pick below:

Guidelines for Litter Pick

Litter Pick Leaflet

Litter Pick Risk Assessment

Running a Safe Litter Pick

Recently Cleaned Area Poster

Volunteer Litter Pick Poster

Return Litter Pickers Poster

Return Gloves Here Poster

Litter Pick Survey