Volunteering Opportunities in Harpenden

People in Harpenden care passionately about their Town, its people and green spaces and, behind the scenes, there is an army of volunteers helping the local community. There are always many volunteering opportunities, providing the perfect excuse to spend time out doors while contributing to your local environment, get out and about meeting new people, and assisting those in the community who will benifit most. 

If you're interested in helping in our parks and green spaces, Harpenden Town Council organises Volunteer Project Days which involve anything from clearing shrubs and restoring heather on the Common, to planting trees at Rothamsted Park. Additionally we work regularly with the Batford Springs Local Nature Reserve volunteers who carry out incredible work to maintain and improve this amazing local resource.  

We also work with local experts and experienced volunteers who support us in carrying out ecological surveys including bat, bee and butterfly surveys. Wildlife surveys are vital as they are part of national monitoring schemes and help us to monitor the health of our green spaces.

Harpenden Snow Angels are a group of local residents who volunteer to clear snow and ice from the footways and pathways in their local area. As a Snow Angel, you can contribute to the safety of your community, especially in smaller, residential roads and pedestrian routes.

We'll arrange for the collection / delivery of your Snow Angel Kit, which includes: a bag of grit, a branded hi-visibility vest, protective gloves and a snow shovel.

Our Litter Angels initiative enables members of the community to assist in keeping Harpenden Town Council land free from litter and debris. Volunteers can sign up to help pick up litter in an area, and during times, convenient to themselves.  We supply a Litter Angels pack which includes a litter picker, high vis waist coat, protective gloves and a roll of black sacks.

We are also looking for volunteers to help at the Harpenden Memory Lane Cafe. This is a popular partnership initiative which really makes a difference to people living with Dementia and their loved ones. You can read more here.

If you're interested in volunteering please contact us; one of our Officers will be happy to provide further information:

Call 01582 463667 or email harpenden.town.council@harpenden.gov.uk 

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