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Volunteering at Ford Park

Volunteers are the heartbeat of Ford Park.


From planning and running events, plant care to gardening, food growing and grounds maintenance – even regular bin emptying (someone has to do it!) – volunteers help to ensure Ford Park is a place everyone can enjoy.


You may be surprised to learn you don’t have to be an expert gardener or an events planner to volunteer with us. Our volunteers come from all walks of life and do everything from office admin to directing traffic on the field, to running a tombola at an event to path maintenance and delivering family activities.


In return, we offer regular training opportunities, and the chance to be a part of a fantastic, dedicated team, sharing skills and shaping the future of Ford Park for generations to come. We will even give you your own Ford Park T shirt – and keep you topped up with tea and cake!


We are incredibly proud of our dedicated volunteers – past and present – who have given their time to ensure Ford Park is the well-loved community asset it is today.


This hard work has been recognised on a national level when our volunteers were honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service – the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK. A brilliant achievement.

Ford Park certainly is a wonderful place to volunteer, and the team is a friendly, welcoming bunch. So, if you would like to know more about becoming a Ford Park volunteer, we’d love to hear from you.


Contact our Volunteer Officer, Moray, at or on 01229 588164, to organise an informal chat over a brew, about how you can get involved as part of the Ford Park team.


Can you support our volunteers?

It costs £120,000 a year to maintain and preserve the park, garden and Williams Room on behalf of our community - and we couldn't do any of it without our amazing volunteers. If you are unable to volunteer with us, consider becoming a member or make a donation to the charity.

The Queens Award for Voluntary Services

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service,

recognises and rewards excellence in voluntary activities carried out by groups in the community. The Queen announced the Award in 2002 to mark the occasion of her Golden Jubilee. The Award is given every year in recognition of outstanding achievement by groups of two or more people in the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man who volunteer their own time to enhance and improve the quality of life and opportunity for individuals or other.

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