Volunteering in Parks

Help us plant trees!

There is a project to plant 35,000 trees to create 95 new micro-woodlands across Pennine Lancashire in the winter of 2021/22.

General information about volunteering in parks

Volunteers make a vital contribution to the success of Burnley’s parks and green spaces.

The partnerships between park friends groups and the Council has helped to transform Burnley’s parks by improving facilities, organising events and activities and creating a strong sense of community ownership and pride.

Some friends groups already run volunteer groups in their park, other parks don’t yet benefit from volunteers help.

Burnley’s ‘Volunteer in Parks’ programme aims to increase the opportunities for people to contribute to improving Burnley’s parks and green spaces.

The VIP programme has identified four key areas for volunteers:

  • Horticulture: establishing/supporting gardening groups in each of the six heritage parks.
  • Woodland Management: Extending the work of the existing woodland volunteer grounp that meets weekly and linking up with Trees for Burnley
  • Bee Keeping: Working with Offshoots bee keepers to help manage bee hives located in parks and greenspaces around Burnley
  • Park Ranger Volunteers: Helping the park ranger service with events and activities and helping to look after individual sites such as small neighbourhood parks

If you are interested in volunteering in our parks then click the button below to go to the Volunteer in the Park website, to see the roles on offer and register.

Alternatively, if you would like an informal chat about volunteering opportunities then please call 01282 477232 to speak to one of our staff.