Chelmsford City Council

We are part of the Essex Community Shield, which brings volunteers together with the people most in need of help due to coronavirus. You can find out how to get help, or how to volunteer. You can also view our latest coronavirus updates.


Volunteer in our parks

In light of the latest government advice due to the coronavirus, we have now closed all play areas, outdoor gyms toilet blocks, tennis courts and multi-use sports surfaces‎ within our parks. We have also suspended our volunteering activities. The parks themselves are still open. However, the vehicle entrances to Hylands Estate and the car park at Saltcoats Park/Compass Gardens in South Woodham Ferrers are closed until further notice. You can read more on our coronavirus page.

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We offer a variety of volunteering opportunities in our parks, from conservation projects to our community allotment.

You don't need to have any experience, as we provide free training. We also hold events for our staff and volunteers.

You can volunteer whether you have a little bit of time now and then, or can help out on a regular basis. As long as you have enthusiasm, there are opportunities near you, whatever your age or skills. If you are 16 or under, please bring a responsible adult along with you.


Volunteering opportunities

ParkType of volunteering
Central ParkGardening
Chelmer Valley Local Nature ReserveFriends group
Galleywood CommonConservation
Hylands ParkGardening
Hylands ParkConservation, Maintenance
Marconi PondsFriends group
Oaklands ParkGardening
South Woodham FerrersConservation, Maintenance
Waterhouse LaneCommunity allotment

Mandatory field

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Last updated: 30 January 2017

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