Volunteering in Poole ParkGardening, Litter Picking, Events, Guiding Visitors - can you help?
During 2019 Poole Park Volunteers, including local residents, employees, College and University students, spent a total of over 1,400 hours undertaking gardening, painting, cleaning, event stewarding, researching, surveying, crafting and information giving. Some also took part in training sessions and visited gardens elsewhere to develop their learning and skills.
As ever we are very grateful for your contributions to improving Poole Park and very much look forward to continue working with you all in 2020!
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!
Below are the latest volunteer dates to see us through into the winter (and darker nights):
- Thursday, 26th September, 4pm to 7pm
- Thursday, 24th October, 3.30pm to 6.30pm
- Thursday, 21st November, 1pm to 4pm
- Saturday, 14th December, 10.30am – Christmas meet up
Extra dates will be added to the list above around Sept/Oct time as we are expecting more plants for the freshwater lakes and lagoon.
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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 email@example.com or call her on 01202 261757.
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, just let us know.
The 2018 Poole Park Fun Day
Please contact Toni Powell if you would like further details about volunteering opportunities; you can email Toni at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her on 01202 261757.