Volunteering is a fantastic and flexible way to support your local park, meet new people and gain
There are many benefits to volunteering, as shown in the list below.
Connecting you to others
Volunteering increase your social and relationship skills. It also connects you to your community and you can make new friends and contacts.
Good for your body and mind
Volunteering helps you to stay physically active. It can help counteract the effects of stress and anxiety, whilst also increasing your self-confidence.
Enhance your CV
Volunteering provides you with valuable, transferrable job skills. It can help further develop existing specialist skills and helps you gain experience for your career.
Fun and fulfilment
Volunteering is a fun and easy way to explore new interests. It creates more time for your hobbies out of work, and provides new opportunities to develop creative and practical skills.
To become a Victoria Park Project Volunteer you need to explore the job opportunities currently available by clicking on the areas of interest below. Where a role states ‘coming soon’ we are not currently recruiting in that area but more opportunities will become available so do keep checking back.
Once you have read through the roles and selected the one you feel you would enjoy the most, you need to fill in the Volunteer Application Forms and Volunteer Agreement in the Resources Section and email them to the named person. If you have questions you would like answered about the role then contact email@example.com and we will get back to you as soon as we can. After you have submitted your forms you will then hear from a member of the team regarding starting in your role.
Some roles will require a DBS check. Where this is necessary it will be stated in the job description. If a DBS is required you will be sent all the relevant information following your application.
Do you have a passion for the outdoors? Would you love to get hands on in the conservation and maintenance of the park’s nature and habitat? A role in conservation may be for you!
Research and Heritage (Coming Soon)
Do you have a passion for history? Do you love putting together collections of historical importance or researching long lost secrets? A role supporting heritage may be for you!
Events (Coming Soon)
Do you love the buzz of the crowd? Are you a great communicator or enjoy interacting with the wider public? If so a role in events support may be for you!
Do you love interacting with people and have good communication skills? Do you enjoy meeting new people? Then a role in evaluation may be for you!
Website (Coming Soon)
Do you have skills in building or maintaining websites? Do you have an eye for design or an interest in developing new ideas? Then a role working with our website may be for you!
Would you love to help but on a more relaxed one-off basis? Maybe you want to try a variety of roles before you settle on one or you need to develop in a very specific area? If so a short term volunteering option may be for you!
Our monthly litter picks are run by the Friends of Victoria Park. If you are interested in joining in as an individual or a group, please visit The Friends of Victoria Park website for up to date information.
Workshop Leader/ YouTube Contributor
Do you have skills you would like to share with the community? Could you lead a workshop or create a video to share your passion? It could be anything from photography to gardening to crafting and beyond- if you would like to share it, we would love to support you.
Park Tour Guide
Are you a storyteller? Do you have an interest in nature, conservation or history? If so you could help us tell the story of the park either in person in the park or pre-recorded on our virtual tours page!
For further information or to send in your application forms, please contact:
Post: Vicky Fannon, Civic Centre, Tannery Lane, Ashford, Kent TN23 1PL