How to get involved with your local park or green space projects

How to get involved with your local park or green space projects

Becoming a volunteer not only helps to protect and improve Peterborough’s Parks and Open Spaces and the many and varied habitats and associated species they contain, but also provides many personal benefits such as helping to keep fit and maintain an active healthy lifestyle, provides a great opportunity to meet new like-minded people, and can also be a way of gaining valuable experience for those looking to start a career in this sector. 

Opportunities range from community gardening, species surveying such as looking for otters, caring for nature reserves, habitat management, plant identification and GPS mapping, to running Wildlife Watch groups which enable young people to discover and explore their local environment. There are also opportunities to make good use of your organisational, IT, administrative or financial skills.

In Peterborough there are several organisations that provide volunteer opportunities including the following:

Help look after our parks and open spaces

OrganisationContact
Nene Park Trust neneparktrust.org.uk (External website)
Friends of Central Park Contact form
Friends of Itter Park and Fane Road Allotments Association Contact form
Eye Community Open Space Group Contact form
Victoria Park Residents Association Contact form
Woodfield Park Millennium Trust Contact form
Hampton Community Sports Association Contact form
Botolph Green Residents Association Contact form

Practical conservation activities

OrganisationContact
Peterborough Conservation Volunteers p-c-v.co.uk (External website)
The Wildlife Trust BCN wildlifebcn.org (External website)
Nene Park Trust neneparktrust.org.uk (External website)
Froglife froglife.org (External website)

Woodland management

OrganisationContact
Nene Coppicing Crafts nenecoppicingandcrafts.co.uk (External website)
Forest for Peterborough pect.org.uk (External website)
Long Orton Woodland Walk (Rothwell Way Shelter Belt) - Botolph Green Residents Association Contact form

River/pond management

OrganisationContact
Rivercare pect.org.uk (External website)
Froglife froglife.org (External website)