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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.

Great British Spring Clean

Bedford Borough Council is supporting this year’s Great British Spring Clean which runs from 28 May to 13 June. Visit Keep Britain Tidy to find out how you can get involved.

Register as a volunteer

Register your interest in any of our volunteering opportunities:

Register to volunteer 

We will add your details to the volunteer database and send you regular updates on opportunities.

Community volunteers in Bedford

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.

Risk assessments

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

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.