All Friends of Ruskin Park group activities are currently suspended due to COVID-19 (coronavirus). Read more.

We always need people to help. This can just be for a few hours or more regularly. If you would like to register as a volunteer please become a member or sign up to our mailing list or email us at

community gardening

Community Gardening – first and third Saturday of the month

Help with gardening tasks and improvements around the park, or get involved in vegetable growing.

Events volunteering

We volunteers to help at the Ruskin Park Summer Fete, concerts at the Bandstand, and other events.

Team or group volunteering

We can help you bring your team or group to Ruskin Park to help with gardening projects.

Lucy Hadfield, chair of Friends of Ruskin Park

Can you take on a regular role?

We're currently looking for people to join the committee or take on a regular role.

Litter-picking – Every Wednesday at 10am

Our friendly group of litter-pickers meet every Wednesday morning to help keep the park tidy.

Volunteering at the Paddling Pool

Both regular and occasional volunteers help with practical activities like cleaning and filling the pool.

Pond Volunteer Day – Saturday 14th March

Help us add native plants around the banks of the main pond and in the wildlife garden.