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Get Involved

Thank you for showing some interest in volunteering in King's Gardens.

Volunteers have always played a critical role in all aspects of the Restoration of King's Gardens. So much so they even have their own garden! Dating back to 2008 when the 'Stage 1' bid was submitted, volunteers have informed the design of the project, working in partnership with Sefton Council and Capita Symonds.

 Why Volunteer?

There are so many reasons to volunteer, everyone has their own personal reason, here are some of the main benefits: 

  • Learn new skills

  • Have Fun

  • Make new friends

  • Be part of a community

  • Knowing your making a unique contribution

  • Take on a challenge

  • Volunteering looks great on your C.V.

  • Work alongside experts in their field

There are many volunteering opportunities available within King's Gardens...

 Why we love our Volunteers

Our volunteers put simply are the lifeblood of the parks across Sefton. Without our army of enthusiastic helpers, we would struggle to maintain many of our parks across the borough and our park users would miss their valuable contribution that brings their park to life!

Guided Walks Volunteer

We are looking to recruit enthusiastic volunteers to explain the history and the development of the park over the last century. This would be valuable experience for someone who is interested in learning about King’s Gardens and who enjoys working and communicating with people.  Training will be provided.

Visitor Centre Volunteer

The visiotr point is at the Arts & Crafts Shelter.  A place where visitors can pop in and find out about the history of the gardens, volunteering and what's on.  We are looking for volunteers to 'meet and greet' visitors and support them in finding out about the gardens. Training provided.

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Garden Volunteer

There is a maintenance and management plan written for the gardens, this identifies gardening activities to be undertaken by the grounds maintenance team and also garden volunteers. The gardening volunteers focus their energy in the community garden and meet twice a week for 9 months of the year (weather permitting). Training will be given and this is a great opportunity to learn a little about park maintenance, plant identification as well as work on developing the Community Garden. Tools will be provided.

The garden volunteers will be on site on Monday and Wednesday from 1:30. They will be meeting at the Arts and Crafts shelter (opposite the play area) where all tools and equipment is supplied. Please feel free to join them for the afternoon.

Eyes and Ears Volunteer

Eyes and Ears volunteers play a very important role in the gardens helping Parks Officers to keep the gardens looking pristine. It is a great opportunity to spend time in the gardens highlighting areas for maintenance, vandalism and educating park users about positive park behaviour.  Training will be provided.

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Wildlife Conservation Volunteer

Wildlife form a very important part of King's Gardens, and these volunteers will focus on waterfowl habitat and health particularly around the lake. Wildlife Conservation Volunteers will take part in bird watching, recording of species and information, interpretation and information signage as well as sharing this information with relevant wildlife groups eg. Swan Rescue, RSPB.

Events Volunteer

A large part of the transfomation of King's Gardens includes delivering its very ambitious activity schedule. Events are an important aspect to the town centre gardens, and volunteers in this area are essential. Events Volunteers will assist the Community Development Officer and groups in organising events, working events as well as promoting events.

Friends of King's Gardens

As a volunteer you have the oportunity to join the friends group, the friends help to co-ordinate the volunteer activity within the Gardens. To find out more visit the Friends of King's Gardens page.

If you are interested in any of these volunteering roles in King's Gardens including joining the Friends please do not hesitate and contact our Community Development Officer on  0151 934 2497 or  parks@sefton.gov.uk

Last Updated on Friday, February 3, 2017