Whatever the season there’s always something going on in our city that you can get involved in, no matter your interests! Becoming a volunteer can help you to learn new skills, and improve wellbeing, all whilst spending time with like-minded people.

Gardening and working outdoors has been proven to have therapeutic benefits by reducing isolation and improving wellbeing, encouraging people to get outside and connect with nature, and enabling people to connect with others.

Worcester Show

Help the Community Engagement Team plan, organise and deliver the Worcester Show!

There are so many ways you can get involved throughout the year, or just on the day, from entertainment to competitions, logistics to crafting or social media to health and wellbeing and much more! Visit the Worcester Show website for information.

Wildlife Surveying

We love to know about the wildlife in our parks and green spaces, especially our nature reserves and Green Flag Parks. If you have an interest in wildlife, get in touch. We can support with training via various wildlife groups if needed. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out more.

Gardening Groups

We have three gardening groups in our Green Flag Parks – Gheluvelt Park, Cripplegate Park and Commandery Gardens. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out more.

Community Groups

A large proportion of the volunteering in Worcester is thanks to the many volunteer groups getting on with their own projects. The chances are there is one in your local area, or interest area, and if there isn’t, why not start one? You can find out what’s happening by visiting Find It Do It - Worcester. Or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for support setting up a group.

Museums Worcestershire at the Commandery

Become part of something special at The Commandery. We have a range of volunteering opportunities to suit all interests.

  • Events and Activities Volunteer: help to prepare and deliver fun and engaging holiday activities, including crafts, painting, Christmas decorations and more.
  • Education Volunteer: support the learning team during school visits, help to answer questions and guide classes through the self-led tour.
  • Gardening Volunteer: join the gardening team and improve the Commandery’s historic green spaces.
  • Visitor Welcome Volunteer: make visitor experiences that bit more special by answering questions, highlighting upcoming events and helping people navigate the site.

Full training is given for all volunteer opportunities. Tea and coffee are provided too!

Our volunteering opportunities are flexible to suit you from Tuesdays to Sundays with Gardening Volunteering taking place on Thursdays.

Visit the Museums Worcestershire website for more information.

Friends of Astwood & St Johns Cemeteries

Tasks include litter picking, general garden tidying, low level grass cutting and those with specialist knowledge can help with bird audit & flora/fauna audit in 2024

Contact us on the Worcester Cemeteries website.

Allotment Volunteers

We are looking for keen gardeners to work together with other volunteers and site coordinators to help maintain and develop our allotments.  You may also be asked to assist tenants with gardening on their allotment and contribute to the management of wildlife areas and communal areas on our sites. 

No experience is needed, however if you do have any knowledge of gardening, this would be more than welcomed. We are looking for people who want to make a difference, meet new people, and get involved in your local community. 

This is a great activity to do by yourself or with friends and family. It is a good opportunity to get outdoors, learn new skills, meet new and like-minded people, keep active, and contribute towards your community and the environment.

For more information on allotments please visit our web pages here - Allotments - Worcester City Council

If you have any questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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