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Weymouth Town Council is always looking for volunteers to get involved in exciting projects, to help improve parks and gardens, to promote our beautiful open spaces and to share ideas on how we can achieve these goals.

Why should I volunteer?

Volunteering can be a very rewarding experience. You can learn new skills, meet new people and feel a great sense of achievement knowing that your involvement has made a noticeable difference to Weymouth’s greenspaces and the local community. 

How can I get involved?

There are number of ways you can get involved:

You can look out for individual projects that you may have a particular interest in. These projects will be listed on our ‘Projects page’.

You can join a Friends Group. There are currently six Friends Groups: Friends of Greenhill Gardens, Friends of Lodmoor Country Park, Friends of the Marsh, Friends of Tumbledown, Friends of Radipole Park and Gardens and Friends of Rodwell Trail and Sandsfoot Gardens. Please see the ‘Friends Groups pages’ for more information about the groups and how you can become a member.

You can join the Weymouth Peace Garden Volunteer Group. Volunteers started work in September 2009 to clear the site, draw up a design, plant bulbs and shrubs, lay paths and introduce seating to produce a garden of calm and meditation that is now enjoyed by local residents and visitors. They continue to meet regularly to care for and maintain this area. For more information on how you might get involved, please contact weymouthpeacegarden@hotmail.co.uk.

You can get in touch with the Volunteer Centre, Dorset and they will offer advice and support on what volunteering opportunities are available. One of the groups they formed are called the Green Fingers Group who improve green areas around Weymouth, such as St John’s Gardens. Please see our ‘Projects page’ for more information on this.

The Volunteer Centre also run a Community Credit Scheme that assists people with learning disabilities in finding fulfilling voluntary roles. For every hour volunteered, individuals will receive a credit note, which can then be exchanged at various local businesses for activities or food and drink. For more information please visit

Who can get involved?   

There are opportunities for anyone to get involved, whether you are an individual, business, school or community group. All ages are welcome, however, any child under 18 years old must be supervised by a responsible adult at all times.   

For more information, please contact office@weymouthtowncouncil.gov.uk.