To assist Friends groups to return to undertaking volunteer tasks, we share some examples of newly written COVID-19 specific guidelines, drawn up to help keep everyone safe. We hope by sharing these, it helps to achieve a best practice standard and avoid the time-consuming repetition of each Group having to create their own guidelines from scratch.
As the UK tries to contain the coronavirus pandemic and our lives have been turned upside down, we are all trying to find our own “new normal”. These lockdown rules have meant Friends groups across the country are having to hastily re-think how they can operate. Here we share examples from other Friends groups who are finding ways to still remain very effective ambassadors for their sites.
The local community wanted to improve Latchmere Rec in Kingston. Find out how they engaged with residents and local groups to make sure all users of the site had a say in how it was improved.
SGOSF is an umbrella organisation that aims to give a collective voice to volunteers who are working on green and open spaces in the city of Sunderland. This includes parks, allotments, heritage sites, watercourses, community gardens and any other ‘green’ or ‘blue’ spaces.
1) How and when did you come together and form an area forum? The Forum was established in late 2017 following a number of different ‘green ‘ initiatives (Community University Partnership Project; CityParks’ Rangers campaign and the B&H City in Bloom driven VACOS project). It became apparent that there was lots of good work going […]
What does a strong and diverse Friends group look like and why is it important?