Volunteering in Westgate Parks

Friends of Westgate Parks are looking for enthusiastic people with a passion for the Westgate Parks to help us promote and deliver a full and fun packed events programme in the Parks. Working with the FOWP Trustees and Committee members you will help promote, set-up and run a variety of events to engage the local community in the Parks.

We are also looking for volunteers to take part in our on-site conservation tasks in the Westgate Parks. The Westgate Parks are made up of 4 compartments each connected by the Great Stour River, they include: the Westgate Gardens, Toddler’s Cove, Tannery Field and Bingley Island Local Nature Reserve. Each compartment requires very different conservation management and we therefore offer a diverse range of activities including: tree/hedge planting, coppicing, creation of wildflower meadows and general gardening / weeding.

Get in touch to volunteer via our Contact Form.

Education programs

Available related education programs include river and bat walks, archaeological digs, and forest school activities for children and adults.

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Canterbury Festival

This year's Canterbury Festival runs from 26th September to 4th November 2023. There's walks, talks, art, performance, music & much more.

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Help the Westgate Friends

We urgently need new volunteers to help maintain the physic garden, assist with collecting litter and also need new trustees – and funds to keep up our activities.

Email us at Westgate Parks friends