Our Projects and Opportunities

We are really proud of our volunteers and the important work that they do. Check out some of our projects and opportunities below.

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parkrun

parkrun

There are so many wonderful volunteering opportunities to get involved with and you truly do join a fantastic community of like-minded individuals.

Watermead Country parkrun was established in 2021 and is a free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event! It is fully inclusive, irrespective of age, speed or level of fitness. Don't take our word for it, check out what volunteers have to say below!

"Volunteering at Watermead parkrun is the best way to start my weekend. It gives me a reason to get up and out, no matter the weather and provides me with a safe space where I am surrounded by lovely people. It encourages me to be active, whether it be walking to the meeting point or running the course. I love that there are a variety of roles, and options which allow me to volunteer and still run the course."

Community Fridges

Community Fridges

Have you heard about our Community Fridges volunteering project?

The Community Fridges project is run by volunteers and managed by the Children and Families Wellbeing Service in Wigston. This project aims to reduce food waste going to landfill by offering food for free to the local community sourced from local supermarkets and donations. This is an incredibly successful project which partners with over 5 different supermarkets and with local schools.

Volunteers collect food from supermarkets, which is going out of date and would otherwise be heading to landfill, and offer it from their base in Wigston. The Community Fridge is for absolutely anyone to come and use as their aim is to simply reduce food waste.

Anand Mangal Ladies

Anand Mangal Ladies

We want to shine a spotlight on the Anand Mangal Ladies Group. This talented group of ladies have been working with us to share their South Asian culture, stories and memories, and were shortlisted for a prestigious national volunteering award at the Museum and Heritage Awards.

Working with our communities and wellbeing service since 2019, they co-curated the Stitching Traditions exhibition at Charnwood Museum, which used fashion and textiles to explore the traditions and memories of the Partition of India.

Thank you Anand Mangal Ladies for all that you do!