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Community Volunteering

Want to spend more time outdoors and help to improve the environment? Use the links below to find out more about environmental volunteering opportunities in Bedford.

Register as a Volunteer

To register your interest in any of our volunteering opportunities please complete a volunteer registration form . By completing this form your details will be added to the volunteer database enabling you to automatically receive regular updates on volunteering opportunities.


REGISTER as a volunteer by completing this online form


or by downloading a Volunteer Registration Form

(download, print and email or post this to us - see the form for return details).

 

Risk Assessments

Once you have registered to become a community volunteer, be sure to read our risk assessments to ensure that you stay safe when volunteering for us.

 

Community Champion Risk Assessment

Parks Champion and Friends of the Parks Risk Assessment

Event Champion Risk Assessment

*N.B. Risk Assessements are currently being updated - Contact us for the latest version*

 

 

Community Volunteering Newsletters

Download the latest Community Volunteering Newsletter

 

 

Volunteering Opportunities

Park Champions & Friends of Parks

If you would like to spend more time in the great outdoors and volunteering in your local park or green space interests you then register as a volunteer above and select the option to become a Park Champion/Friend of Parks. Registering will ensure that you receive information on how and where you can start volunteering. We have an array of opportunities for Park Champion Volunteers; to tickle your taste buds visit our dedicated page: Volunteering in Parks webpage

 

Community Champions

The Community Champions Scheme has been set up in 2016 to amalgamate a number of former volunteer opportunities into a well-rounded and exciting volunteering role. If you are interested in becoming more proactive within your local area, then the Community Champions Scheme will be right up your street (excuse the pun). Community Champions can be any age (under 16's must be accompanied by an adult) and can give as little or as much time as they want and can cover as many streets as they wish. We will encourage you to report issues that you come across and litter pick when you feel there is a need. All of which helps us in keeping our streets, clean, safe and green. Community Champions, will also be invited to attend community clean up events or proactive environmental events that the council schedule throughout the year. 

 

We provide equipment such as litter pickers and our reporting procedures, so you will have all you need to get hands on within this role. 

 

Event Champions

A number of events are held throughout the year by the Environment and Sustainable Communities Teams. Volunteers are welcomed to support these events by getting involved in planning, setting up, taking photographs, running stalls, serving refreshments, meet and greet, delivering flyers and leaflets and keeping the event clear of litter. If you are able to help at events please tick the relevant box on the registration form and the Events and Community Engagement Officer will get in touch to let you know about local events you could volunteer at.

 


 

Upcoming Events

Date Time Location Meeting Point
18/02/2017 10am-12 Milton Ernest Village Hall Car Park
19/02/2017 10am-12 Queens Park Ford End Road Car Park
26/02/2017 10am-12 Queens Park Ford End Road Car Park
02/03/2017 Various Hills Academy School - Pupils Only
3rd March 10am-12 Shortstown Big Forest Clean TBC
4th March 10am-12 Willington Big Forest Clean Village Hall, Willington
04.03.2017 10am-12 Little Staughton Big Spring Clean Village Hall, Little Staughton 
04.03.2017 9:30am-11:30 Wixams Big Forest Clean Lakeview Village Hall
04.03.2017 10am-12 Renhold & Elstow Spring TBC
11.03.2017 10am-12 Stagsden Millennium Green Junction
(off Bedford Rd & Spring Rd)
11.03.2017 10am-11 Felmersham Bus Shelter (High Rd/Church End)
11.03.2017 10am-11 Radwell Village Green, Radwell
11.03.2017 10am-12 Brickhill St Marks Church, Brickhill
13.03.2017 10am-12 Castle Rotary  Oasis Beach Pool Entrance
18.03.2017 10am-12 Great Barford Village Hall, Great Barford
18.03.2017 10am-12 Colmworth & Staploe St Denys Church
20.03.2017 Various Beavers Wootton (Scout Hut) Scouts Group Only
01.04.2017 10am-12 Shortstown TBC
22.04.2017 10am-12 Richbell Court Tavistock Court

 

For more volunteering information contact us:

Events and Community Engagement Officer

Tel: 01234 228759

Email: volunteering@bedford.gov.uk

 

Any Questions? Check out our Frequently asked questions page.

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