Volunteers

We value the positive contribution by volunteers in the South Swindon area and we encourage more people to volunteer in their local community. We have a strong record of working with local volunteers and will continue to grow and develop these links and opportunities.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer in South Swindon, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.

Volunteer Projects

  • Cambria Bridge Community Garden is maintained by the Growing South Swindon Community group. The organisation’s key aims are to improve shared spaces in south Swindon and enhance community.

    Gardening sessions will be at 10am on the 2nd and 4th Saturday every month.

    For more information please take a look at the South Swindon in Bloom Facebook page or email gssc@plasticfreeswindon.org or visit https://plasticfreeswindon.org/activities/gssc/

  • In recent years the Parish Council has worked together with the Friends of Shaftesbury volunteers to improve Shaftesbury Lake.

    The Friends of Shaftesbury Lake group were formed in 2018 by Gail Collins and Pam Jones with a shared goal – “To improve the area for people and wildlife”. Since then, the group of like-minded volunteers has grown.

    Situated off Shaftesbury Avenue, Shaftesbury Lake has been dramatically improved by over the past 4 years. Working with the Friends of Shaftesbury Lake group, South Swindon Parish Council has installed a new path and dipping platforms on the lakeside, planted wildflowers, installed a new noticeboard, set the lake as the start of Swindon’s newest formal walking trail- the South Swindon Green Trail– and introduced new bins to clean up the area.

    For more information please visit The Friends of Shaftesbury Lake Facebook page and watch our video about Shaftesbury Lake below.

  • OTRA Gardens is a volunteer group set up by the Old Town Residents Association.

    The group maintains many of the street-side gardens and plant beds in the Old Town area. They most recently planted new beds on Newport Street and constructed raised beds on Mill Lane.

    They run a volunteer event at 2pm every Monday.

    For more details, visit the OTRA Gardens Facebook page or email flossyj19@ntlworld.com 

  • ​The Richard Jefferies Museum Trust is a registered charity, created to take on the development and running of the museum. The museum is run on a voluntary basis.

    We are proud to have the Richard Jefferies Museum Trust as a South Swindon in Bloom partner organisation. In the 2018 “Its Your Neighbourhood” competition, the museum achieved the “Level 5 – Outstanding” award.

    The Museum Trust was founded to develop and manage the museum which honours Richard Jefferies, a well-known Victorian writer, and a pioneer on environmental issues and one of the first people to use the term “wildlife”.

    The museum contains a 17th century thatched cottage, a 19th century three-storey farmhouse, outbuildings, gardens, a small copse, an orchard, and vegetable gardens. The Richard Jefferies Trust has introduced a programme of arts and nature events, and a small museum café.

    The museum runs regular volunteer days. If you are interested in helping on any of these days, you must register in advance by emailing info@richardjefferies.org since places are limited.

    For more information please visit the Richard Jefferies Museum Facebook page or their website here: https://www.richardjefferies.org/volunteers.

    Check out this Antiques Roadshow clip about the Richard Jefferies Museum below!

  • The Fishing for the Moon Sensory Garden was given a much needed revamp in 2021 after years of neglect. The project was undertaken solely by Old Town Residents Association Gardens volunteers.

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