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Outdoors Community volunteering

Community volunteers in Bedford

Want to spend more time outdoors and help to improve the environment?

Register as a volunteer

Complete a volunteer registration form online to register your interest in any of our volunteering opportunities. 

Or download a Volunteer Registration Form (and post back to address on the form) (PDF).

We will add your details to the volunteer database and send you regular updates on opportunities.

You can become a volunteer at any age (under 16s must be accompanied by an adult).

Park Champions and Friends of Parks Scheme

Our Parks Champions and Friends of Parks scheme is perfect if you want to spend more time outdoors and volunteering in your local park or green space.

Community Champions

Community Champions are proactive in their local area reporting issues and picking up litter to help keep our streets, clean, safe and green. They also attend community clean-up days and environmental events.

You can give as little or as much time as you want, and can cover as many streets as you wish. All equipment will be provided.

Event Champions

Event Champions support events held by the events team by assisting with carrying out visitor satisfaction surveys, taking photographs, manning information points, handing out programmes and flyers and keeping the event clear of litter.

Risk assessments

Once you have registered to become a community volunteer, please read our risk assessments to stay safe when volunteering for us.

Risk assessments are currently being updated - contact us for the latest version:



Who to contact


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Time / Date Details

When is it on
Various depending on activity

Other Details

Age Bands
18-25 years old
Parents and carers
15-17 years old