Want to get more involved in your community? Through active parks, you can help care for the parts of our borough we all love – our local parks and green spaces. Better yet, why not get your friends and family together to get involved – after all, when we make the most of our combined resources we are better together.

Where can I volunteer?

There are already several organisations and groups that look after a variety of green spaces and community gardens across Ealing – take a look at these below. 

Get Active litter-picking

Litter picking is easy and and makes a great difference to our environment.

You can join the LAGER Can (Litter Action Group for Ealing Residents) Facebook group who organise group picks around the borough or supply you with free kit to do your own pick.  Or if you don’t use Facebook, please contact parks@ealing.gov.uk and we can put you in contact with your local group and give you more information.

Start your own Friends group or green space project

Do you have an idea for volunteering, or a place or idea you’re passionate about? You can set up a Friends group of your own just like Friends of Horsenden Hill, who welcome volunteers to join their events and activities. 

We can give you information and support to help you set up, run and build a group: from developing a committee structure, risk assessments, funding through to promotion on social media and project management. Take a look at the How to Set Up a Park Group.

Don’t forget, to grow your group and attract new members, you will need to find ways to promote your events and activities. We have found one of the most effective ways to do this is to create a Facebook page for your group. The Ealing Wildlife group was independently set up purely through setting up a Facebook page and now has attracted a large amount of members.

Corporate volunteering

Corporate volunteering is a great way for employees to benefit from working in a natural environment away from the stress of the everyday office life. Team building activities and projects will give your staff the opportunity to learn new skills, motivate team development and enhance working relationships. The day will be fun, physical (tailored to your capabilities) and engaging, as well as benefiting wildlife and improving our parks and green spaces. To find out more, contact parks@ealing.gov.uk.

Check out the below list of opportunities for you to learn new skills, meet new friends, keep fit, enjoy the great outdoors and do something positive to help your local environment.