Volunteer Seasonal Placements

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Seasonal Placements

Volunteer placements are a seasonal work experience opportunity for those looking to gain valuable skills and experience with events and education over the busy summer period. These voluntary positions are recruited to assist the Community Engagement Team with the delivery of their busy summer schedule.

As a placement volunteer you will be required to assist with outdoor learning sessions and support the opening of Education Centres, assist with running of public events, assist with marketing, undertake research projects, attend and/or co-lead practical conservation tasks and represent the Trust at public occasions.

These posts would best suit school leavers, graduates, gap year students or those looking for a change of career paths who wish to pursue a career in event management or environmental education.

These positions usually run from April through to September depending on the volunteer’s availability.

Uniform, training and expenses are supplied, look out for the role descriptions when advertised.

To register your interest, please complete our online registration form by clicking here.


  • The Parks Trust hosted over 450 events and activities in their parks in 2018

Discover our parks

  • Campbell Park

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    Located at the heart of Milton Keynes, Campbell Park hosts many of Milton Keynes’ major festivals and events. Its imaginative mix of formal gardens, water features, woodland and open pasture mean it’s an ideal spot to enjoy the changing seasons.

    Refreshments
    There are no refreshment facilities in Campbell Park other than during special events. However, there are a wealth of cafes, bars and restaurants in the nearby city centre, theatre district and Xscape centre.

  • Willen Lake South

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    The Watersport Centre at Willen Lake, come on down and hire a boat!

    Willen Lake is Milton Keynes’ most popular park. Visitors take part in watersports activities, go cycling, enjoy the playground, try the high ropes course or simply picnic along Willen’s shores. It’s a great place to entertain all ages of family and friends, whether it’s a visit to the café or restaurant, a stroll, trying a beginners’ course in sailing or hiring a pedalo or bike.

    Refreshments
    The one4six café and The Lakeside Pub operated by Fayre and Square.

  • Great Linford Manor Park

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    Great Linford Manor Park is a special, heritage-rich park set within the old village of Great Linford. It contains features that were first laid out centuries ago, including ponds and a Wilderness Garden which represent the English Landscape style of garden design that became popular for country estates during the 18th Century.

    Refreshments
    Refreshments and food can be found nearby at The Black Horse and the Nag’s Head which are open for lunch and supper. Milton Keynes Arts Centre has a small café where drinks can be purchased.

  • Howe Park Wood

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    Howe Park is probably the woodland mentioned in the Domesday Survey of 1086. Parts of it may be rare surviving fragments of the 'wildwood' that covered the whole of lowland Britain after the last Ice Age, 6-11,000 years ago.

    Refreshments
    There is a café at Howe Park Wood serving cakes, drinks and cold foods.

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