Want to spend more time outdoors and help to improve the environment?
Find out more about environmental volunteering opportunities in Bedford.
Register as a volunteer
Complete a volunteer registration form online to register your interest in any of our volunteering opportunities.
Or download a Volunteer Registration Form (and post back to address on the form) (PDF).
We will add your details to the volunteer database and send you regular updates on opportunities.
You can become a volunteer at any age (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult).
Park Champions and Friends of Parks
Our Parks Champions and Friends of Parks scheme is perfect if you want to spend more time outdoors and volunteering in your local park or green space.
Community Champions are proactive in their local area reporting issues and picking up litter to help keep our streets, clean, safe and green. They also attend community clean-up days and environmental events.
You can give as little or as much time as you want, and can cover as many streets as you wish. All equipment will be provided.
Event Champions support events held by the Environment and Sustainable Communities Teams by assisting in planning, setting up, taking photographs, running stalls, serving refreshments, meet and greet, delivering flyers and leaflets and keeping the event clear of litter.
What's on guide for volunteers
Download the latest what's on guide January to March 2019 (PDF) for community volunteers.
Please contact us if you have anything you would like to add to this quarterly guide.
Once you have registered to become a community volunteer, please read our risk assessments to stay safe when volunteering for us.
Risk assessments are currently being updated - contact us for the latest version:
- Community Champion Risk Assessment
- Parks Champion and Friends of the Parks Risk Assessment
- Event Champion Risk Assessment
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Contact Community Engagement
Events and Community Engagement Officer
Tel: 01234 228759
Any questions? Check out our questions and answers about community volunteering page.