April 28, 2016


Volunteer with the Friends of Pocklington Green Spaces


Joining the group is a great way to get out in the open air and socialise with like-minded people.

FoPGS aims to conserve the natural history and biodiversity of the area and have lots of fun whilst doing it!

Examples of some of our work include:

  • Clearing and pruning shrubbery in formal gardens
  • Felling small trees for woodland management
  • Planting trees and bulbs
  • Clearing footpaths and raking leaves
  • Creating habitats for wildlife
  • Building & fixing fencing, boardwalks & bridges

FoPGS tasks include working at various wildlife havens in and around Pocklington. Our conservation work involves working closely with not-for-profit concerns on land to which the general public are admitted.

All volunteers will be notified of forthcoming activities and can choose whether or not they wish to participate!

Even if you can’t help with practical tasks you can still be part of the Friends of Pocklington Green Spaces and be kept up to date of our activities by email. You may also have other skills that would help the group. Just get in touch and speak with us!

PS: All children must be accompanied by an adult!


Photo Gallery:

Take a look at some pictures of us in action!


Locations of the sites where we regularly work:


Find out a bit more about the places where we volunteer and what we do there follow the links:

Pocklington Canal

Burnby Hall Gardens

West Green, Primrose Wood & others (for Pocklington Town Council)

The Madhyamaka Kadampa Buddhist Centre at Kilnwick Percy Hall



Listen to some of the benefits of nature conservation by groups such The Friends of Pocklington Green Spaces and The Conservation Volunteers (TCV):

Outdoor Education:

For ideas and resources relating to outdoor education, learning outside the classroom and learning in the natural environment see https://OutdoorEducationResources.UK and for details of the accompanying project see https://OutdoorEducationInYork.UK . These resources can be in any green space in York, Pocklington and surrounding areas, and some of these LiNE/ LOtC can be used in any outdoor space.