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Put something back - volunteering opportunity in London

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Southall Orchard ProjectMany people get immense enjoyment from our greater London parks. If you want to 'put something back' or 'make a difference' why not get involved by volunteering alongside like-minded people of all ages and backgrounds?

In association with The Southall Orchard Project, Civil Service Local is looking for willing volunteers to plant fruit trees and hedges in Southall Park (West London). The work will consist mainly of digging, planting, mulching and possibly watering so dress appropriately for such tasks.

This is a cross-departmental volunteering opportunity for 10 – 15 civil servants to work alongside volunteers from the wider community. You can volunteer as an individual or perhaps make it a team building event. As the activities are taking place on a Saturday most of you will be volunteering in your own time. If it is a working day you will need to negotiate time off with your manager as usual. No experience is necessary as the group will be operating under the guidance of the Tree Council and Ealing Park rangers.

The activities are taking place in Southall Park on the 6 February and 5 March. Both events start at 11am and should last about 3 hours. The 5 March event may be part of a 'Fun Day' to include other activities. The Mayor of Ealing and other dignitaries will be in attendance and any volunteers are welcome to stay on and enjoy the other activities. Refreshments will be provided.

You can learn more about this project at

If you would like to volunteer for 6th February please let us know  or

If you would like to volunteer for 5th March please let us know.

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