Wardens at Lydiard Park are asking people to join their existing volunteering programme to help support the on-going maintenance of the park.
Volunteers have made a big difference to the park over the years by helping with practical tasks such as repairing fencing and paths, sowing wild flower areas, creating wildlife habitats and gardening inside the Walled Garden.
There are also opportunities to help as stewards in the garden or to help with wildlife surveys. Much of the research and conservation projects inside Lydiard House are also carried out by the 25-strong volunteer team.
For giving up their spare time, volunteers have the chance to learn new skills and the opportunity to meet new friends.
The Swindon Borough Council-owned park is looking for people to help out on a weekly basis on Wednesdays and monthly on a Sunday.
Cllr Garry Perkins, Deputy Leader of Swindon Borough Council and Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Culture, said: “Volunteering is a great way of meeting new people, getting involved in the community and opening yourself up to new experiences.
“Lydiard Park is just one of many service areas within Swindon Borough Council that supports working with volunteers and we are committed to creating more opportunities for community involvement.”
Anyone interested in volunteering opportunities at Lydiard Park should call 01793 770401 or email: lydiardpark.org.uk
Information about current volunteering opportunities is also available on the website: www.lydiardpark.org.uk