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Green volunteers

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​You can help us make lasting improvements to your local environment by becoming a Green Volunteer. We provide  training, equipment, protective clothing and everything else you need to be on the team. All you need to do is turn up, roll up your sleeves, give it a go and enjoy yourself!

Want to get involved?

We're well on our way to getting our 100th Green Volunteer now! Anyone can volunteer but you must be 16 or over. Whoever you are, you'll be made welcome as a Green Volunteer. You can attend volunteer activities during the week or at weekend and at a variety of sites from Hollingworth Lake in ​the north of the borough to Alkrington Woods (Middleton) in the south.

Ring the Green Volunteer co-ordinator ​01706 373 421

The story so far...

The Green Volunteer scheme started in December 2007. Since then, volunteers have:

  • Re-opened local countryside paths that had become blocked with overgrown vegetation.
  • Kept countryside traditions alive by learning about and doing hedge-laying and dry stone walling in Middleton and Pennines.
  • Created a sensory garden in the back yard of a nursing home.
  • Started to restore derelict herbaceous flower borders in Denehurst and Springfield parks.
  • Helped deliver environmental education activities at Hollingworth Lake.