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Community volunteering

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

Register your interest in any of our volunteering opportunities:

Register to volunteer 

Or download a Volunteer Registration Form (PDF) and post back to address on the form.

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 Scheme

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

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

Event Champions support events held by the events team by assisting with carrying out visitor satisfaction surveys, taking photographs, manning information points, handing out programmes and flyers and keeping the event clear of litter.

What's on guide for volunteersCommunity volunteers in Bedford

Download the latest what's on guide July to September 2019 (PDF) for community volunteers.  

Please contact us if you have anything you would like to add to this quarterly guide.

Risk assessments

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:

Guidance 

Contact community volunteering 

Events and Community Engagement Officer

Email: volunteering@bedford.gov.uk

Any questions? Check out our questions and answers about community volunteering page.