Park Mental Health Officer Volunteer - Roots to Wellbeing - Various Locations in Bristol

YourPark Bristol and Bath
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, 20 December, 2023 - 23:45
Contract Type: 
4 Hours Per Week
Contract Details: 
Volunteer Contract
Details of Role: 

Our inner-city parks have never been so important. They have been crucial in helping all access nature and lift mood.

We run a Green Social Prescribing project that aims to provide people struggling with their mental health with a consistent, safe space to feel part of a community, enjoy nature, be active and get quick support for their needs, close to home.  

We need a dedicated volunteer who can help our Park Officers run on of our nature-connection groups, Roots to Wellbeing in Bristol.

Volunteer Spaces available in the following locations:

Withywood Park, Every Tuesday, 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Stockwood Open Space, Every Wednesday, 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Hartcliffe Millennium Green, Every Thursday, 10:00am – 1:00pm

Eastville Park, Every Wednesday, 1:00pm – 4:00pm

You will…

Support our Park Officers to run safe, supportive and enjoyable Green Social Prescribing activities every Wednesday by:

  • Helping load and unload tools and plants and craft materials.
  • Welcoming attendees and creating a supportive and safe atmosphere
  • Supporting in the set up and running of activities.
  • Supporting in the provision of refreshments including lunch
  • Supporting the facilitators to supervise session participants by making sure they complete activities the correct and safe way flagging any mental health concerns.
  • Gathering evidence for project evaluation including testimonials, photos and videos.
  • Helping clean up after teas and coffees.
  • Keeping an eye on equipment and provisions.

You will be…

  • An outdoorsy person who likes to work outside whatever the weather.
  • Comfortable working with people with a range of mental health needs.
  • A natural people person, confident communicating with everyone.
  • Well organised with excellent time management.
  • A team player, keen to help make the project a success.
  • Able to follow instruction and stay calm in challenging situations.
  • We would really like a volunteer who could speak Somali, Arabic or French to help us translate our publicity materials and welcome different communities.

You may be considering a career in biodiversity, green social prescribing, mental health, conservation, or gardening, or you may be looking for something different to do with your spare time.

We will provide…

  • Experience in supporting and leading groups with a range of health needs in nature focused activities  
  • The chance to make a difference to the local community and take tangible actions to respond to the ecological and climate emergencies
  • The training and information you will need for the role including health and safety training and Mental Health first aid training.
  • Direct support from our Park Officers to help meet your goals and expectations from the role
  • The chance to meet new people and make friends.
  •  All expenses paid and lunch each week!
How to Apply: 

Express your interest via email to

Please include:

1. Your contact telephone number.

2. The location in which you would like to volunteer.

3. A brief summary of why you are interested in the role. 

Contact Person: 
Sara Laking
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