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    Volunteers

    The Friends of Alexandra Park is run by a committee, and other volunteers.
    The current committee is Gordon Hutchinson (Chair), Nick Bryant (Treasurer), Jane Hutchinson (Secretary),  Harry Kornhauser, Laura Mazur, Stephen Middleton, Robyn Thomas and Jenny Bryant.                                                              

    The committee meet together every two months, and representatives of the committee meet with the Park Manager, Mark Evison every month.

    If you have suggestions for our meeting agendas, or questions for the Friends group, and/or would like to contact any of the committee members, please Email us.
     


    Volunteering in Alexandra Park

    There are several ways that volunteers can help in Alexandra Park:


    The Information Centre, in The Grove, is run by our volunteers and is open on selected Sundays and Saturdays.
     
    The Conservation Volunteers work in the grounds of Alexandra Park on the second Sunday of every month.
     
    The Friends run the occasional work day in the grounds.  Details are emailed to members a few weeks in advance.



    We welcome any willing volunteers!

     

    You do not need to make a long-term commitment – it is helpful for us to know who would be happy to be contacted when help is needed, for one-off activities such as:

    • Spending a couple of hours counting/surveying visitors to the Park
    • Helping to move chairs out for a band concert
    • Practical conservation work in the Park (litter and bramble clearing)






    • Staffing the Park Information Centre for a couple of hours, or occasional stalls e.g. at the Farmers Market
    • Participating in a visitor counting and survey day (with the Trust)

     

    For any of the above, you could Contact the Friends, or leave your phone number at the Information Centre, so that we can compile a list of people to contact when a specific need occurs.


    Maybe you could use your specialist skills to help with one of the following:

    • Making applications to grant-giving bodies to fund extra activities/facilities.
    • Building book and display shelves for the Park Information Centre.
    • Organising and displaying information in the Park Information Centre.
    • Gathering and selecting photos and organising the printing of the Friends’ Calendar.
    • Organising and/or leading a Park activity.
    • Running the Friends’ Facebook Page.
    • Regularly distributing publicity information to newspapers and websites.

    If you would be willing to help with any of these activities, please Contact the Friends or come in and talk with us at the Information Centre.



    The Friends of Alexandra Park 2014 calendar, produced by a volunteer - could you organise our 2015 calendar?