Volunteer Sundays

Volunteers at Work

Our Volunteer Sundays take place on the second Sunday in each month from October through June. We work at a variety of locations in the Lower Crane Valley, and whatever age or ability we have a way in which each individual can help. We encourage people to join us for an hour, the whole day, or just say hello and find out what we are up to. Old clothes and stout footwear are recommended. To get a flavour of the difference volunteers can make to their local environment tak a look at the 2017 - 2018 Review of Volunteer Sundays.

Volunteer Sundays normally start at 10.30 and end by 16.00.  If you can stay all day please bring along some lunch - we provide drinks. Or come along for an hour or two to see what we get up to.

For safety reasons under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.  FORCE's Safeguarding Policy.

 

Duke of Edinburgh notification 20 October 2018 :  This year we have received significant interest from students expressing an interest in volunteering as part of their studies for their Duke of Edinburgh award.  While we are delighted to have so many wishing to volunteer with FORCE we have reached the limit of the number of students we can realistically accommodate.  If you have not received a response from us it is unlikely, in the short-term, we will be able to take you on.  If you wish to be involved with FORCE in the future please respond via info@force.org.uk

One of our partner organisations, South West London Environment Network (SWLEN), has a list of other groups working in the local area and there might be other opportunities for volunteering in green spaces in the borough. https://swlen.org.uk/local-groups/ and https://swlen.org.uk/events/

 

2017-18 Volunteer Sunday Programme
Date
Location
Activities - normally confirmed 2 weeks before event
8th Oct 2017 Twickenham Junction Rough
Directions
Work on this new site to plant hedges and improve its environmental value.
12th Nov 2017 Willow Way
Directions
Maintain the hedge and pathways and planting ore marginal plants along tyhe river.
10th Dec 2017 Craneford Field West and Twickenham Rifle Club
Directions
Maintain the Rifle Club site, Craneford Fields and Marsh Farm Lane.
2018               
14th Jan 2018 Crane Park, Mill Road
Directions
General maintenance of the open space around the old mill site
11th Feb 2018 Crane Park, Hanworth Rd
Directions
Work on hazel grove, tend fruit trees and general maintenance
11th Mar 2018 Crane Park, Butts Farm
Directions
Orchard maintenance and river clear up
8th Apr 2018

Pevensey Road Nature Reserve, Feltham

Details

Litter picking, clearing ivy / virginia creeper and brambles that are consuming the apple, pear and oak trees. Lots of litter picking too.
13th May 2018

 Donkey Wood, Baber Bridge, Feltham

Details

This will be the first time FORCE has held a Volunteer Sunday in Donkey Wood.  We may move to Brazil Mill Wood in the afternoon.

We aim to clear the entire site of litter accumulated over a long period of time.

10th Jun 2018

Crane Park, Reed Island
Directions
Balsam Bash - our annual assault on invasive Himalayan Balsam and planting native species

14 Oct 2018

Twickenham Rough, Rifle Club and Cranford Playing Fields.  Details

Grand opening of Twickenham Rough by Councillot Elegforn and opening of Tim Elson new bench. Plus tree maintenance and pathway clearance, bulb plantin and river clean-up. 

11 Nov 2018

Twickenham Rough and Twickenham Station. 

Details

The Volunteer Sunday is going to be held at the newly opened pathway between Twickenham Rough and Twickenham Railway Station.  Today we shall be undertaking river embankment and in-river clean-up, clearing vegetation, bulb & hedge planting. 

9 Dec 2018

Willow Way

Details

At Willow Way we shall be removing bramble and vegetation growth from the hedge, strimming the entrance, litter picking by the bus stop and laying woodchip path. Lots of activiites so there will be one to suit you !

  Our Volunteer Sundays for 2019 are being added to the Events calendar. Please take a look 

 

Links to other volunteer pages...

Sunday Volunteers