Volunteering in Poole Park

Gardening, Litter Picking, Events, Guiding Visitors - can you help?

Gardening Volunteers

Would you like to take part in gardening volunteering in Poole Park?!  This can involve pruning, weeding and clearing as well as eating cake!

No experience necessary. All tools are provided, just bring suitable footwear and old clothing. We work and meet at different parts of the park depending on the task that day so please contact Toni Powell for details (contact information below).

Sessions are normally 3 hours but if you can only do part of this or simply want to come and say hello, you would be very welcome!

Our summer Garden Volunteer dates are as follows:
  • Thursday 13th June, 4pm to 7pm – mulching and tidying around the Quiet Garden and Freshwater Lakes.
  • Thursday, 27th June, 4pm to 7pm – Tasks t.b.c.
  • Thursday, 18th July, 4pm to 7pm – Tasks t.b.c.

Please get in touch if you would like to take part, we always have a range of tasks to suit everyone.  No experience is necessary and all tools are provided:

Toni Powell, Community Engagement Officer

Telephone 01202 261757 or

Email: toni.powell@bcpcouncil.gov.uk.

Poole Park volunteers: making preparations for planting the new Quiet Garden

Laying mulch around pine trees

Poole Park volunteers: Planting new shrubs in the bedding area outside the bowling green

Planting new shrubs in the bedding area outside the bowling green

Poole Park volunteers: Taking a break to enjoy a well-earned cup of tea!

Taking a break to enjoy a well-earned cup of tea!

A Poole Park volunteer speaks about his experience

Volunteering: Paul Williams gives something back

Paul Williams is a police detective by day, and a gardening volunteer by night (and weekends). The 42-year-old father of two began volunteering at Poole Park two years ago. His family live in a block of flats that overlook the park ...

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Poole Park Kiosk

The Information Kiosk has had a revamp! Volunteers kindly re-painted the kiosk inside and out, and gave it a good clean. 

The revamped Poole Park Kiosk

Inside includes a display that reflects the work and activities taking place through the Poole Park Life project. There is also an activity table offering passers-by the opportunity to pop in and take part in arts and crafts such as ceramic painting, and making clay moulds, bird feeders and more.

Can you help at the Kiosk?

The Kiosk can only open to the public if we have enough people willing to spend 2-3 hours at a time overseeing the display and activities. The role involves telling visitors about the works taking place in the park, providing basic information regarding Poole Park’s heritage and running simple activities including arts & crafts.

How? All volunteers will be trained and supervised while they undertake their first or more sessions in this role, and will only be asked to run sessions without 1:1 support once they feel confident to do so.

Please contact Toni Powell if you would like further details about volunteering at the Kiosk; you can email Toni at toni.powell@bcpcouncil.gov.uk or call her on 01202 261757.

Thank you.

 

Other opportunities

Interested in other types of volunteering? 

If you would like to help co-ordinate or support events such as the Poole Park Fun Day, or take part in heritage research, please let us know.

The 2018 Poole Park Fun Day

The 2019 Fun Day will be held on Thursday 25th July. Last year’s Fun Day was attended by around 1,500 people and included a whole range of partners and activities such as sports games, art & crafts, wildlife activities, face painting and a climbing wall. It was very well received, and it was a busy day, so all support would be very welcome!

Please contact Toni Powell if you would like further details about volunteering opportunities; you can email Toni at toni.powell@bcpcouncil.gov.uk or call her on 01202 261757.

Thank you.

 

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