Chelmsford Museum is situated at the heart of Oaklands Park, which is a Green Flag park within a Conservation Area. It is the only significant parkland in the area and, as a result, is much loved by local people who use it intensively for dog walking, relaxing, picnicking and play.
It is estimated to receive over 129,000 visitors each year. It has two play areas dedicated to younger and older children, two mini rugby pitches, tennis courts and a netball court, which are all regularly used by local schools and local people. As an historic park, Oaklands has a very good tree collection and diversity of plants and animals. The more formal bedding deliberately echoes former history of the Park as the Victoria garden to the house.
As an Oaklands Park Volunteer you will help maintain the Parkland and other green spaces around Oaklands Park, such as roadside verges. Oaklands Park Volunteers will gain horticultural skills and help the Park look its best all year round.
Please be aware that volunteering is available between March and November
Enthusiastic about gardening
- DBS check required
- Equal opportunities policy
- Expenses reimbursed
- Health and Safety Policy
- Ongoing support
- Suitable for under 18s
- Training provided
- Volunteer induction
- Volunteer policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Written role description
When can I volunteer?
Start Date: 06/02/2017
End Date: 06/02/2019
Weekly, fortnightly, monthly, occasionally and one-offs Volunteers give whatever time they can, often between 2-3 hours a week
This opportunity is available in: Chelmsford