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Summer Opportunities 2019

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Get Active. Do Good. Have Fun! Take advantage of your Summer break and get involved in the local Sheffield community with our summer programme of volunteering and community engagement. There are lots of activities to take part in - all for a good cause!

Volunteer Park Ranger - Heeley Peoples Park

This opportunity takes place until 31 Aug 2019.

Do you want to work in the fresh air and gain new skills, whilst helping to improve a community space; all for local people that really love this beautiful park? Then this volunteer role is for you! Heeley Peoples Park is one of the largest community parks in the country, we need you to help us maintain this wonderful space and keep the weeds at bay. Work alongside our Parks Team to gain experience using tools in the outdoors. The regular parks team consists of 2 park rangers who work Monday - Thursdays, it's a large space so we really need your help to keep this green space maintained so local people can enjoy it. We are not funded by the local government, we rely completely on local people to fund and volunteer to keep things running. Summer Holiday volunteering opportunities vary but all dates where we would love you to join us are listed below. Thank-you for your interest in the park. We'd love to hear from you so please get in touch - click Apply Now!

What skills do I need?

No previous gardening experience required. Please wear long trousers / jeans, and sun cream if hot / rain coat if wet. Also wear sturdy footwear, waterproof shoes / boots if wet.

What will I gain?

You will get the opportunity to learn how to use a variety of gardening tools and to do a number of jobs, including weeding / pruning / litter picking across the various lovely spaces within the park. There is a fridge you can store a lunch in. And free coffee and tea making facilities. There is also a secure location they can store belongings while we are out working in the park.

Training and support

All relevant training provided

Time commitment

We would love you to join us on any of these dates: 22nd, 23rd, 30th July. 12th, 13th 19th, 20th, 27th August. Flexible timings 2-3 hours in morning 9/10am till 12pm. Or 2-3 hours in the afternoon. Or if you want to bring a lunch you can stay for the whole day!







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We will meet at: SUM Studios 1 Hartley Street, Sheffield, S2 3AQ

Travel information

Accessible by bus
  • CausesEnvironment and conservation, Health, Mental health
  • Frequencyone-off, Flexible
  • WhenMonday morning, Monday afternoon, Tuesday morning, Tuesday afternoon
  • Skills and InterestsGardening, Hands-on tasks, Outdoors, Teamwork
  • Careers and AspirationsThird sector and charity work

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