Other Volunteer Groups and Opportunities

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If our current volunteering opportunities do not match your skills or interests, then why not get involved with another group in our parkland?

Friends of Linford Lakes Nature Reserve 

The Friends of Linford Lakes Nature Reserve (FoLLNR) are an independent group of volunteers that look after various aspects of the permit access only site. Volunteer duties vary from helping with the open Sundays to monthly practical tasks and summer events at the reserve. To join the Friends of Linford Lakes please follow this link to their independent website  or Contact by email at friendsofhesc@gmail.com or write to: FoLLNR, c/o Linford Lakes Nature Reserve Centre, Wolverton Rd, Gt Linford, Milton Keynes, MK14 5AH.

The Green Gym

There are now two Green Gyms in Milton Keynes to choose from or you could join both! To find your nearest one visit here

The first one is based at Linford Lakes Nature reserve and runs every Thursday morning but they do move to different project locations around the city, click here for more information miltonkeynesgreengym.co.uk

The second Green Green is based in the city centre on a Tuesday, for more information please contact Emma Eteen at Emma.Eteen@tcv.org.uk or click here for their Facebook page www.facebook.com/intuMKGreenGym/

Mid-shires Orchard Group - Every Third Saturday 2-6pm (BST) or 2-4/5pm (GMT)

An independent volunteer group that specifically look after orchards around the region, here in Milton Keynes the group helps The Trust to maintain Woughton Community Orchard on our behalf once a month. Sessions usually occur every third Saturday of the month in the afternoon, willing volunteers are most welcome.  For further information, please visit their website or visit their Facebook page.

Our 'Afternoon at the Orchard' volunteer working parties take place on the 3rd Saturday of the month, throughout the year. Come along and join us for a few hours of enjoyable outdoor work, in a lovely orchard setting, with good company. Well-behaved children and dogs are welcomed to join in too. The orchards are a great place for youngsters to play and let off steam while their older family members work on the trees. Our regular canine contributors, Medical Detection Dogs Kiwi and Lexi, also enjoy having willing volunteers to throw a ball for them!
We'll bring water, squash, tea, coffee and biscuits/cake for break-time and we usually round off the day with a drink and chat at Ye Olde Swan. It's free to come along and join in. Donations are welcomed towards the refreshments, or bring some cake or biscuits to share.

For more details, please see our website here

Save St Peter's Church Group

Do you like churches and/or local history?  Want to learn more about protecting the church ruins at Stanton Low?  Please click on the external link to find out more savestpeterschurch.com

Community Action:MK

For all other volunteering opportunities, please visit Community Action or their volunteering opportunities page: vcconnectsystem

Community Action MK supports the not-for-profit organisatons and charities in Milton Keynes and has all the information you need to get started on your volunteering journey.

More information will be coming shortly on Linford Manor Park Group


Discover our parks

  • Linford Lakes Nature Reserve

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    The 37 hectare site consists of a large lake, reedbeds, wet woodland and several small meadows interlaced with a number of smaller lakes and ponds. Four bird watching hides are located giving fine views of the wildlife and beautiful scenery.

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    There are no refreshment facilities at Linford Lakes Nature Reserve other than during special events.

  • Tree Cathedral

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    Contrary to what many believe, Milton Keynes does have its own cathedral. But like the city itself, this cathedral is unique - made from bark and leaves rather than bricks and mortar.

    Refreshments
    There are no refreshment facilities at Newlands. A cafe and pub restaurant can be found at nearby south Willen Lake.

  • Milton Keynes Rose

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    The Milton Keynes Rose located in our central city park Campbell Park, is a public space designed for commemoration, celebration and contemplation. Developed in partnership by The Parks Trust and the Cenotaph Trust, with support from Milton Keynes Council, the Milton Keynes Rose was created as a central civic space to host events significance and occasions of remembrance.

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    There are no refreshment facilities at this site but the cafes and restaurants located at centre:mk are just a short walk away.

  • Canal Broadwalk

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    The Grand Union Canal enters Milton Keynes at the Ouse Valley Park at Old Wolverton and snakes in a dramatic arc right through the east of the city until it leaves Milton Keynes at Water Eaton in Bletchley.

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