Holywells Park is able to offer several volunteering opportunities:
The Volunteer Rangers
Every Wednesday and Thursday
10am to 4 pm
A group of volunteers carrying out practical conservation work and estate maintenance in Holywells Park. Work includes conservation habitat management, footpath building and repairs, fencing and installing park furniture.
The Gardening Club
10am to 4 pm
A group of volunteers that manage and maintain the horticultural areas of the park including flower beds, the sensory maze, the Victorian Dell Garden and all amenity areas of the park.
This involves assisting at events in Holywells Park including setting up, stewarding, helping to man stalls, dismantling and tidying up after the event.
Including visitor observation surveys, questionnaires and a variety of wildlife surveys.
Each area of volunteering provides 'on the job' and formal training. These include:
To apply to be a volunteer or if you would like more information please get in touch - see Contact Details.
Christchurch Park offers a variety of ways to get involved. You might be able to give us a whole day, half a day, or even just a couple of hours.
For further information about getting involved please call in to the Reg Driver Visitor Centre near the Bolton Lane entrance of Christchurch Park or contact Park Manager Nigel Campbell.
Tel: 01473 432989
The Greenways Countryside Project is a partnership supported by Ipswich Borough Council, Babergh District Council, Suffolk Coastal District Council and Suffolk County Council.
It exists to protect and enhance the countryside, landscape and open space across an area of about 100 square kilometres in and around the town of Ipswich. This area is home to around one quarter of the population of Suffolk and this work is to the benefit of the local wildlife and people.
The project relies on volunteers to complete much of its practical conservation work.
The Greenways Countryside Project website provides information on the background, aims and achievements of the project, together with news, events, details of how to get involved, and links to other related sites.