Didsbury Park Volunteers was formed as part of the Friends of Didsbury Park in November 2014. It consists of a group of very friendly volunteers from the local community and welcomes new volunteers whenever they are available. The volunteers meet every Monday morning at 0930, no matter what the weather, and work until lunchtime around 13:00. There are a large variety of jobs undertaken related to the maintenance of the park. These range from painting and decorating the old Victorian shelter to weeding and leaf clearance. The volunteers have so far completed over 7,000 hours of voluntary work and would welcome any time you could spare on any Monday morning throughout the year. We are confident everybody should be able to help in some way, so please come along. You will be made very welcome and we are sure you will enjoy it!!
Joining us is easy. Simply turn up in Didsbury Park any Monday morning from 09:30 onwards when we will be delighted to see you! Alternatively if you prefer you can contact us first using any of the following:
or by Telephone: 0161 438 0677
This role covers a variety of opportunities for you to gain experience. These opportunities are all associated with the improvement and maintenance of Didsbury Park. The opportunities range from painting and decorating an old Victorian shelter or park benches to weeding and planting bulbs and plants in new flower beds. There are different roles each week depending upon the season of the year.
We meet every Monday morning in the park from 9.30am. If you are travelling by bus, you can use the Wilmslow Road entrance to the park - walk up the path and in the centre of the park you'll see the Victorian brick shelter which is the base for volunteers. The volunteers will be wearing high-vis jackets so you can't miss them. You can turn up any time so don't worry if you are late - just ask someone in high-vis for 'Brian' who is the organiser on the day and will get you set up.
The work is usually outside in the fresh air so it is advisable to wear suitable weather clothing and sturdy shoes/boots. hi-viz jackets, gloves and all tools will be provided on the day.
2 hours per session