Based on the Government’s “roadmap” we can go back to volunteering again from Monday 29th March!
We are all looking forward to getting back to those jobs we can see building up. However, you and your volunteers need to feel safe – so only return to volunteering when you feel comfortable doing so. You might want to start small with some litter picking with the regulars before you start inviting more people to join you.
We have updated the Covid-19 Safe Operating Policy and Risk Assessment used by the Friends of Cotteridge Park on our Toolkit page.
You can adapt these templates to fit your site and they can be seen by clicking the links. The risk assessment should be used before each volunteering session. The policy can be used for the group to decide how they want to work.
If you have any questions contact BOSF or your Park Manager or Ranger
Coffee Mornings and Tea Time socials
It has been great to see so many of you at our online Coffee Mornings and Tea Times. They are a good opportunity to meet and chat with other parks volunteer Friends Groups around Birmingham, share news, and we can help to answer your questions too! We are also regularly joined by staff and members of parks and open spaces organisations, giving updates and sharing news about new opportunities for volunteers to get involved with.
For our next afternoon social, we will be hosting an online Tea Time – Wednesday 9th June Tea Time at 4pm.
Our next Coffee Morning will be at Ten Acres in Stirchley on Monday 21st June at 11am. (This will also be streamed online via Zoom.)
Meet at River Brook Medical Centre on Cartland Road, Stirchley B30 2SH for 11am. We will then walk into the site and sit around the campfire for a chance to socialise and to speak to the local volunteers. Refreshments will be available; tea, coffee, biscuits and even some toasted marshmallows.
There will then be a tour around the site hosted by the Friends of Ten Acres to highlight the work done, how it is achieved and why certain conservation decisions have been made in the area.
If you are interested in joining us for this coffee morning, please email [email protected] and also mention if you need a camp chair to sit on rather than a log.
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Please email [email protected] for more info.