Sheffield is proud of its rich variety of parks, woodlands and countryside, and we are always looking for volunteers to help us look after our City's fantastic green spaces.

If you have spare time and you enjoy being in the great outdoors, we would love to hear from you.

Volunteer activities can include:

  • woodland management
  • dry stone walling
  • bench installation
  • park maintenance
  • tidy-ups
  • horticulture
  • caring for livestock
  • ecology surveys
  • habitat management and much more!

Volunteering also gives you a chance to:

  • meet new people
  • learn new skills
  • get physically active
  • make a difference to Sheffield's Parks and Woodland
  • learn more about Sheffield's green spaces and how to look after them
  • have fun in the great outdoors

Where and when you can volunteer

We are currently running a Weekly Task Force programme of volunteer sessions throughout the year. Volunteers can join in these sessions on a casual basis, so you can come just once or as often as you like.

Weekly Task Force

Weekly Task Force volunteers help us with a variety of practical tasks to improve the City's green spaces. The volunteer sessions are supported by our Rangers and SWEEP (Sheffield Woodland Environmental Enhancement Project). 

Locations for the tasks change every week, and transport is provided from the meeting points to the site and back. Pre-booking for these sessions is essential, therefore please contact us in advance to secure your place.

The sessions usually start at 9.30am and volunteers meet at the following locations:

Park's volunteers weekly task force schedule:

Day

Rangers

SWEEP

Monday Meet at The Cruck Barn in Concord Park

No session

Tuesday

Meet at the Centre in the Park in Norfolk Heritage Park

Meet at Woodland Discovery Centre in Ecclesall Woods

Wednesday

Meet at the car park next to Devonshire Green (City Centre)

Meet at Woodland Discovery Centre in Ecclesall Woods

Thursday

No session

Meet at Woodland Discovery Centre in Ecclesall Woods

Friday

No session

Meet at Woodland Discovery Centre in Ecclesall Woods

Saturday

No session

No session

Sunday

Meet at the car park next to Devonshire Green (City Centre)

No session

We do not run any sessions on Saturday, but we do work with Friends Groups and other community volunteers.

Parks and Countryside Service

Ask us a question

0114 250 0500

Level 3, West Wing
Moorfoot Building
Sheffield