A warm welcome awaits you, regardless of your knowledge or experience.
‘…working with other volunteers, I soon learned the true meaning of Civic Pride…it’s not your level of knowledge or experience, it’s simply making the community a better place to live.’
Read volunteers’ stories here.
We have regular working parties in Rawtenstall, Crawshawbooth and Waterfoot. Have a look at our What’s On section for details or simply contact us.See what's on
‘I hate litter, it’s a blight on society. We make such a difference to the area, it’s great being part of such an enthusiastic team!’
Most litter picking is done by our Lone Rangers who go out at a time and to an area that suits them. We supply the kit, you supply the time! Click below or simply contact us.Learn more
‘New native plants are appearing, one of the group thinks it may be Devils Bit Scabious. Wonderful.’
We started in 2019 by clearing Himalayan Balsam and installing bird and bat boxes above Rawtenstall cemetery there’s so much more going on now. Visit our Rewilding Rossendale page.See our gardens
‘Weeds on paved surfaces look as unsightly as litter but a few of us working together makes such a difference.’
Clearing car parks and footpaths of weeds can be done by yourself or as a group. Our Litter Officer will be pleased to discuss it with you.Learn more
We’ll soon be starting taster sessions which will have one or at most two established volunteers but everyone else will be a first timer! It may be working on a garden, clearing a wild area or picking litter. Regardless, you’ll be on your way to becoming a valued volunteer, making new friends and doing your bit towards transforming Rossendale.